Monday, July 7, 2014

I got to sew!



I am so happy to be able to get back to sewing. Don't get me wrong, I adored having Elly and her dog here for a week, but I missed my sewing machine. I got all the things on my list done this weekend. I worked on the 4th of July. That was certainly a trip. I got off work at 7:30am on the 4th and I was back at work at 1:30pm. Saturday I was able to get out to the yard and finished the small amount of weeding and put down 5 bags of mulch. I still have some day lilies to plant and then I will be done with the yard. Sunday I finished the eight panels of my sister's curtains and I made two dresses, one for Elly and the other for Elly's friend, Greta.

Next on my list is to start packing for my long weekend get away.  I am on my way to go and visit Elly and her family. I am so excited!!

In stitches,
Judy

Friday, June 13, 2014

wow

I would love to say my reason for not posting is that I have been sewing up a storm, but that is certainly not the truth. I have done a little bit of work for my mom. That is all. I am getting ready to whip up some curtains for my sister, Karen. I have fabric to make my sister, Patty three new dresses. I want to make a new summer purse for me. Lots of plans.


I have been doing yard work and cleaning because I am having company. A week from tomorrow my kids are coming from Brooklyn. Yeah! Elly and her dog, Frankie will be staying with me for 5 days while mommy and daddy take a little trip. I am so excited. And there is so much to do. I want to sand and repaint her daddy's wagon, paint a lawn chair for Elly, add a coat to the little table so Elly will have some place to sit and have meals. I need to clean out the swimming pool so Elly and Frankie can swim.
 
The new shift is interesting. I am getting much better at staying awake all night and sleeping during the day. Seems I don't get as much done.

In stitches,
Judy

Monday, May 12, 2014

Stash Report Week 19

My new shift is kicking my butt. I am trying to get more than 4.5 hours of sleep at a time. Needless to say there is not much sewing going on around here. It is very early Monday morning and I am trying to stay awake to keep on my new schedule. I am thinking it is time to sew scraps together. I need to stay away from the rotary cutter.

We spent Mother's Day at my sister's. We had a lovely brunch and then we were going to watch a movie on her DVD. Not the best idea. We could get the DVD player on put never could figure out how to play the movie, but we were able to see all the previews and advertisements but not the movie. I am no better than her. I brought the movie home with me {it was mine} and it is in my DVD player and I cannot figure it out. I am going to bring it the DVD player in the basement and hope for better results.

Used this Week: 2.5 yards
Used year to Date: 51.00 yards
Added this Week: 0.0 yards
Added Year to Date: 17.50 yards
Net Used for 2014: 33.50 yards

Linking up with Judy L at Patchwork Times!

In stitches,
Judy

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

So far so good

I have finished my first overnight shift and so far so good. I went right to bed after my shift and slept for almost 5 hours. I got up and did a few things around the house and then back to bed. I have just finished getting some yard work done and enjoying the last bit of sunshine for today. I am going to do a bit of sewing before I get ready for my shift tonight.

This is Neil and my mom, they were my yard work helpers last year. Sadly, tonight it was me and the Reds on the radio!

In stitches,
Judy

Monday, May 5, 2014

A few things

Here are a few things I have finished in the last few weeks.



 Yet another quilt for Kid's Komfort. I am not even making a dent in my stash. But I am plugging along just the same.

 This is my sister's new dress. I finished it just before Easter and she looks so pretty in it!



This is a washed out picture of the tablecloth I quilted for my sister in law. I have a second one to do for her and I am hoping to finish it some time this month.


And a picture showing that we are finally greening up in Ohio. It still is not as warm as I would like, but I am sure that will change soon!

In stitches,
Judy

Updates

So many things have happened in the last several weeks. I have done a bit of sewing, I have worked on my Grandmother's Flower Garden, and started some seeds for my yard. I am preparing my house for some very special guests. My son, daughter in law, grand baby and grand dog are coming for a visit. They are coming in June and leaving the Elly and Frankie with me while they take a little trip. I am so excited!!

My new shift starts later tonight. I am going from day time hours to working third shift. I will start at 11pm and end at 7:30am. Monday thru Friday. I am trying to stay up tonight so I can sleep tomorrow. It is going to take some getting used to, but I think I am going to like working third shift.

In stitches,
Judy

Stash Report, Week 18

It has been another non sewing week for me. I should take that back, I have been sewing just not finishing anything. I have cut fabric for more baby quilts, but have not finished any. I am staying away from any place that might tempt me with fabric. I did not post my numbers last week as nothing has changed.


Used this Week: 0.0 yards
Used year to Date: 48.50 yards
Added this Week: 0.0 yards
Added Year to Date: 17.50 yards
Net Used for 2014: 31.0 yards

Linking up with Judy L.

In stitches,
Judy

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Stash Report, Week 16

It has been a good sewing week here! I finished my sister's dress and delivered it to her. She is able to wear it today for Easter. I finished the table cloth for my sister in law. I did go to JoAnn's for more backing fabric for the second table cloth and some fabric jumped into my cart. It screamed Elly all the way.

 Used this Week: 9.75 yards
Used year to Date: 48.50 yards
Added this Week: 5.75 yards
Added Year to Date: 17.50 yards
Net Used for 2014: 31.0 yards

Linking up with Judy L. at Patchwork Times!

In stitches,
Judy


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Stash Report Week 15

I have been sewing this week but I do not count my yardage usage until the project is completed. I have quilted a table cloth my sister in law but the binding is not tacked down so no completion there. I am cutting out my sister's dress and hope to have it finished by Tuesday. Yet again not a completion. But watch out for my numbers next week is all I can say!!

Used this Week: 2.25 yards
Used year to Date: 38.75 yards
Added this Week: 4.25 yards
Added Year to Date: 11.75 yards
Net Used for 2014: 27.0 yards

Linking up with Judy L at Patchwork Times!

In stitches,
Judy