Friday, February 5, 2016

2nd finish of 2016

Yes, the t-shirt quilt is finally done! It turned out 78" x 90". I used various quilting threads and warm & natural batting. The backing and binding were from my stash.

I am not sure which project I am going to work on this weekend. I am waiting for some fabric to show up in the mail for some small quilts I need to have done by Feb. 23. So if that fabric shows up I will work on that.

I am feeling a bit better today, but not great. I will just keeping putting one foot in front of the other and solder on. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

A movie and fabric

Yesterday was a struggle. I felt bad. I so wanted to go for a walk after work because it was 62-63 degrees outside! Yesterday temps broke a 126 year old record for Feb. 3. Instead I sat down and fell asleep. I woke up and decided I would crawl into bed and watch a movie.

Would I watch this movie again? No. It was not as good as the early Mad Max movies with Mel Gibson. Tom Hardy was pretty much one dimensional throughout the movie.

I did get a package with a few pieces of fabric I got on sale for a few projects that are in the works.

I keep telling myself - one more day and I will be better. We will see.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

More to do

My brother came over last evening to bring me three drum cases to fix. The handles on the zipper sliders had come off so we needed to replace the entire slider. I replaced one on a case over a year ago on another case so I happen to have three sliders on hand. It is hard to get the sliders on without a third hand so my brother helped me with that part. The first one took some fiddling around to get the slider on, but the other two took only a couple minutes each. I will have to do the hand sewing to secure the zipper back in place.

I received the first fabric I have bought this year. I got it half price! I just love the minions!

I only got a little more sewn on the red and white sleeper. I was just too tired and I feel lousy so I went to bed early.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Where have I been?

No I did not fall off the face of the earth. Here is a recap - Saturday I had lunch with a friend that I had not seen in several years and I had last minute company. This meant doing some cleaning, grocery shopping, and cooking dinner. What a crazy, fun day.

Sunday was all about finishing the t-shirt quilt. I got the binding done, but needed to applique on two sleepers. I still have to finish stitching on the red and white outfit.

The temperature on Sunday was in the mid 50's so I went out walking and stopped at the store to get some Cold-Eeze. Yes, I started with another cold! I didn't take Cold-Eese when I had the last one, so I thought I would give it a try. Even though I wasn't feeling great I also walked to an estate sale in the area. I got four 22-24" zippers for a buck.

Monday we had out annual company meetings. I found a table in the far corner of the room to try and stay away from everyone so I didn't give them my germs. Here is my space stocked with Kleenex, hand sanitizer, hot tea, and Cold-Eese.

While sitting there all day I knitted. I didn't take my scarf because I didn't want to deal with three skeins of yarn, so I took a baby blanket that I started a while ago. I ended up knitting an entire skein minus one row! I knitted that last row to use up the skein when I got home and then added the next skein. You can see how many rows I got done. It is the section between the needles and where I tied the yarn together. We have more meetings on the 19th so I will probably work on it again then.

I didn't get home until later than usual since the meeting ran late and I had a 15 mile drive. I was feeling pretty awful. I forced myself to do dishes and appliqued a bit, but I was tired. I do feel a bit better today so maybe the cold-eese is working.

Friday, January 29, 2016

I keep plugging away

Yesterday at lunch I knitted. I added another 1 1/4 inches so it is now 19 1/2 inches long.

Last evening I was tired. I had been up later than normal the night before, throw in 5 miles of walking, and I was fading fast. Between last night and this morning I did get one more side the of the binding sewn. Oh well, its better than a stick in the eye.

I don't have any big plans for the weekend except to get this quilt done and get started on the next project.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Binding progress

Yesterday at lunch I mitered the corners. After work I trimmed the batting and backing then pressed the binding away from the top. I sat down, watched a movie, and got half the binding hand sewn. We are inching closer everyday to getting this one done!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Busy evening

I was looking for a recipe last evening that I had printed and couldn't find it. While I was looking I decided to take care of a few things that were laying around.
1. tape together my 2016 UFO list and hung it on the door

2, Gather and put the recycling and trash in their respective bins in the garage. I wheeled the bins out this morning before work.

3. Found the recipe for cinnamon almonds. Made them. I had to go stir them every 10 minutes. They were ok. Would I make them again. Probably not.

4. Hung up my pencil sharpener FINALLY! I put it in the downstairs closet which is next to my studio. It only took me 10+ years to finally do this job which took between 15 and 20 minutes to actually do! Good grief!!
Nice sharp pencil!

5. Took a picture of the progress on my scarf. I had knitted 2 inches at lunch and now it is 18" long.

By this time it was 6 p.m. and after getting in almost 5 miles of walking I was getting tired, but 6. I plowed on and got the binding sewn on the quilt. Tonight I will do the corners and try to get it trimmed and ready for the hand stitching.