Monday, June 5, 2017

Weekend Recap

I hope everyone had a good weekend. Computer issues continue, so I'm going to start planning my weekends as family time and catching up on projects and things that didn't get done all week. Those should be minimal with all my efforts to stay home as much as possible. To that end, I would only be posting on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There's not enough going on in my world to post more often than that. 

There is less than a month left for school for my son. About five or six weeks until Vacation Bible School. I'm making slow progress on that front. Having a very difficult time coming up with crafts for grades one through three.

Here's how my weekend progressed:

Friday began with chores. I had plenty of supplies for meals so I didn't need to go shopping, although I have stopped for fresh produce.

The weekend began with a movie marathon that only last Friday, LOL.

I've been collecting over the last week and just didn't take time to watch. I'll work on them again Monday :)

In between movies, I sorted through boxes in the guest room and worked on the quilt. I got in over an hour of sewing time on the machine.

I broke my stitching time up between early morning and evening and got in more than an hour there too.

Saturday got an early start, around 7 a.m. Don't you just love when you can sleep in and you can't? I'm a morning person, love getting up early, but once in a while I'd like to sleep past 7 !!!

Breakfast and morning chores done, I worked on the quilt - most of the day. I finally moved on to sides three and four, for a total of three hours sewing machine time !!! In between working on the quilt I accomplished some other goals. It's a gorgeous day here.

It's a perfect day to get some gardening done. I've been collecting shredded paper from Mom and my own. It's supposed to make a good mulch. I didn't have enough for the whole garden, but I have more shredding to do and it will get there eventually.

While in the garden I had to get these gorgeous red roses, this picture doesn't do them justice as they are a really dark red and resemble red velvet. Dark and rich.

Spring has finally sprung indoors, as well. The Easter decorations are all packed up and put away for another year.

With all my energy expended on the quilt, I progressed on nothing else for the rest of the day.

Sunday was a different story. After church, lunch, pups, I took some time to work out the details for the lace cabins. My goal for this week was to have them sandwiched and to quilt one block each day. This was a serious case of cart before horse !! Originally I was going to follow the assembly instructions but it only finishes to a 52 x 52 inch (?-size). I want something to fit my bed = 60 x 80 inches !! This led me to change the layout.

Once I got the layout, I could do the math so I can get my sashing, borders and backing fabrics because I don't have large enough pieces in my stash. I pulled my "block rows" fabric from the leftovers from this project and my stash, then started cutting. I wasn't able to get to the sewing. The sewing challenge is officially done, but I still want to find sewing time at least six days of the week.

We cheated for dinner and got take out, but I made a simple dessert. One of my favorite genres on television is cooking shows on PBS Create. And this was one of the recipes this weekend.

I modified it a bit for portion and visual presentation. Base is pre-made pound cake topped with a pudding/cool whip blend and fresh berries. I can see this with all kinds of other fruits to change it up.

Ok, on to the goals:

1. Redwork
- quilt - DONE
- binding - pinned, hand sewing begun

2. Sheep
- stitch on block - DONE, another one begun

3. Easter
- assemble - not yet

4. Lace Cabins
- sandwich - not yet
- quilt - not yet
layout planned, math done, fabric for block rows chose and cut.

Goals for this week will be in a separate post.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with creativity and productivity.

1 comment:

Allie-oops Designs said...

Shredded paper, eh? Might have to try that! We haven't touched the flowerbeds, they're jam-packed with weeds and POISON IVY. Hubby cut some down around the apple trees and is really suffering because of it. He's going to try to find hazmat suits on ebay, lol. Your roses are just gorgeous, we have some just like them in the flower beds. Dessert looks so yummy!