Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Getting Things Done


My computer has been under the weather for a while and it spent a week at my sister's boyfriend's house. It was cleaned and more memory was added. It is moving quite nicely now and I am quite happy. 

I have been sewing while my computer was down. I started and finished my flannel nightgown and have layered and quilted one of the two quilts for my sister's school fundraiser. I quilted two tops like these last year. I am hoping to get both of them quilted and the binding ready for the hand stitching so I can take them with me on my trip to Georgia next week, when I got to visit my other sister.

 I also made a charity quilt for our guild's service project. My plan is to make one quilt a month. Of course, I will not be home to go to February meeting so I will turn two in at the March meeting. Most of the blocks were left over from an earlier project. I did buy about 1/2 yard to complete the top and for the binding. I also bought some fabric for the backing.

In stitches,


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Making Progress!

My computer is still sick. My sister and her boyfriend are coming on Sunday to fix it. Yea! I have been sewing on my Christmas quilt. Making good progress. Did not have enough block. Had to make 14 more blocks! I have 7 out of 12 strips made. Maybe tomorrow I will have the top finished. Want to make a back pack and my flannel night gown. It is supposed to be extremely cold next week.  The quilt tops from Villa Hills Academy should be here soon and ready for quilting! So many projects so little time!!

In stitches,

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


 I was able to get quite a bit of sewing done this weekend. But my computer is still down so there are no pictures to be found.
I am hoping to have my computer up and running again by this weekend.I am currently working on my Christmas quilt. On paper it seems like a good size in real life it seems a bit big.All the fabric is coming out  of my stash. Once the quilt is completely finished, I will be able to subtract it from my stash. I need too get busy!

In stitches,

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Happy and frustrated all rolled into one. The new monitor is lovely. But my computer is not working right now. Blogging on my smart phone is not  my favorite. I did finish a baby quilt this past week. No pictures until I get my computer fixed.Going to work on my Christmas quilt today.  Also crocheting a few dish cloths for fun. Using the stuff on hand. Did stop at Joann's for fabric for a specific project. Hope to finish it in time for the stash report tomorrow!

In stitches,


Monday, January 7, 2013

Stash Report

Better late than never. I am going to try and do this every week. I had to connect my new monitor and I did not do that until this afternoon, so no stash report yesterday. Judy L is the keeper of the stash report. Check it out!

Used this week:     4.5 yds
Used year to date: 4.5 yds
Added this week:   2.5 yds.
Added year to date: 2.5 yds.
Net Used for 2012:  2 yds.

Hey, I am ahead. Wow!!

In stitches,

Saturday, January 5, 2013


I decided that I was going on a no buy diet in 2013. Right before Christmas I giftrd myself a new exhauzt system for my car. Yeah! This morning, I gifted myself a new monitor for my home computer! Oh well, it's only money and I cannot take it with me. I had done some overtime this week hoping to get ahead, but that is not going to happen!

I did finish cutting out my charity quilt and hope to start sewing on it if the phones settle down. If enough people get sent home in a call center, I will get back to back to back  calls! Lucky me.

In stitches, 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Using my Stash

I have decided that 2013 will be the year of the Stash. I am planning to whittle it down considerably this year. I was able to locate some more of the older Christmas fabric to add to the quilt I am working on. Also found several bigger pieces that will work for a pieced back. I would really like to put flannel on the back but there is not any in my stash. Oh well.

I found several pieces that will work for a nice kid's quilt for our guild's charity project. Our meeting is Monday night and my plan is to have a quilt finished to turn in at the meeting. I need to get busy on that front. Just need to decide on a pattern. Something quick and easy.

In stitches,

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Moving right along

I had big plans to sew yesterday. I had to work and I knew we would not be busy and as long as I am tethered to my phone, I can sew. I was going to cut out my flannel nightgown on New Year's Eve and sew it up yesterday. That did not happen. I spent most of Monday in various airports and the grocery store once I got back to Ohio. I was too tired to do much of anything once I got home.

My goal in 2013 is to up my stash. I bought most of the fabric in my stash and at one point I must have liked it. So I am going to work at using the fabric that is living in my stash. There is not much money in my budget for new fabric.

First on the agenda is a Christmas quilt for my bed. It seems like starting in January is a good idea. Starting closer to Christmas is not a good idea. I found a bunch of 2.5" squares of Christmas fabric in a bag. I think they were cut out either just before or just after the divorce in 1997. I have also located the extra yardage in my stash. So I have started working on assembling the quilt.

Next will be a Christmas wall hanging for my living room using the Lil Twister ruler. I won some charm squares before Christmas and I will use them. The colors are more modern and I have found a piece of fabric in my stash for the border.

And the last thing on my list for January is a charity quilt for our guild's Kid's Komfort project. My goal is to finish and turn in a quilt every month we have a meeting. The January meeting is coming up on Monday and I want to have a quilt ready to turn in. I need to get busy!!

In stitches,