Thursday, March 26, 2015

More progress on the blue/yellow UFO

I am getting so close to having this all quilted! If I can get the binding on this one and the green/yellow piece this weekend I could have two UFO's done this month.

I can't believe March is almost over! Gosh, it will be only 4 - 4 1/2 weeks until I head out to Charm, Ohio to help work at Miller's Dry Goods quilt shop for their 50th anniversary sale.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I'm back

It was a busy time and I didn't get as much done as I thought I would, but that is typical for me! I did work a bit more on the blue/yellow cobble UFO.

I got the first of my series of linen quilts pin basted and I laid out some spools of possible colors I will quilt it with.

Another t-shirt arrived for the hard rock/metal t-shirt project.

I won a dye kit from Linda at It's play time!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Off for a few days

I am taking some time off the next few days. I plan on reading this book and planning what I am going to do. I need to source some thermofax screens and figure out about silk screens. I will be back Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Another T-shirt and a little bit of quilting

The Pink Floyd shirt arrived yesterday. My wall is filling up!

For some reason I was really tired yesterday, but I forced myself to go for a walk to get my steps in. The weather is back to being cold so I had to put on polar fleece, a scarf, the winter coat, and gloves. At least I didn't have to put on boots. Those few days of 50 - 60 degree weather spoiled me very quick! After I got back I sat down and quilted a few more rows on the blue/yellow cobble. The rows of stitching are the entire length of the piece.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

More t-shirts, quilting, and Happy St. Patrick's Day cheesecake

I received the Led Zeppelin t-shirt I won on ebay yesterday, so I spent some time cutting up all the t-shirts I had collected in the last week, ironing on the interfacing, and pinned them to the design wall. Here is what the design wall looks like right now.

I only got a little bit of quilting done on the blue/yellow cobble quilt as I was distracted by a situation.

I spent some time last evening making a cheesecake for the guys at work for St. Patrick's Day. I tinted it green, but it is flavored with vanilla and cinnamon. No, I have not figured out how many calories are in that sucker yet, but I suppose I had better do that.

Monday, March 16, 2015

My big dream project, lots of quilting and more t-shirts

Big Dream Project

I already check with Vicki if my big dream project would qualify and she said yes. My project is to improve my health, strength, and lose some weight. I had started walking in December, but in January I bought a fitbit. It is my constant reminder of becoming more conscious of being consistent with walking and what I eat and drink. The fitbit has helped me a lot! I did fall off the wagon a bit when I got back from Texas. I was just so tired that I didn't push myself to keep up with my 10,000 steps every day. Bit by it I am back! Here is my walking graph since I started I had my fitbit.

Then the next investment for this project was to get an iPhone so I could track my stats easier. There is a lot of mental effort as well as physical effort that is going into this project. I did set a weight goal for myself, but I am not going to beat myself up about it or worry about how long it might take to reach it. It is right now a matter of feeling better.

This weekend I finished quilting the green/yellow UFO

and I started quilting the blue/yellow cobble UFO. Once I get this one quilted I will bind the both of them.

I received two more t-shirts in the mail - Judas Priest and a Motley Crue.

I have a few more on the way - Led Zeppelin, Springsteen, and Pink Floyd. I still have to get a Motorhead shirt. I haven't been able to find a cheap one, so I may have to wait until the beginning of April so I can use my ebay bucks to help pay for the right shirt.

Friday, March 13, 2015

More t-shirts and an ink drawing

Two more t-shirts showed up in the mail yesterday - Guns and Roses and another Hendrix. With multiples of the same artist it will be nice to have options when I go to assemble this quilt. I still have a few more coming in the mail. I am finding that I can get the small sizes pretty cheap on ebay.

I didn't get any quilting done last evening as my time was consumed by walking, running into neighbors which led to conversations, and being on the phone with family members.

I forgot to post this cool ink drawing that was done of Glen and I when we were in Austin. We were having lunch and this fellow in the restaurant/bar was sketching us. I gave the guy some money and now "A Ladies' Late Lunch" lives with me. I was done on a piece of thin foam core and I was happy that it survived the trip home in my suitcase.

Have a great weekend!