Tuesday, November 30, 2021
I needed to put a dent in the stitching on this stocking and gauge how long it is going to take me to embroider this. I stitched at lunchtime, maybe 2 1/2 hours last evening and before work this morning. Here is where I was and where I am now.
Monday, November 29, 2021
I worked hard the last 5 days and you would think I could have gotten more done or at least I thought I would have gotten more done! Here is what happened. I did get item number 3 on my list done. This is a baby quilt for a woman my niece works with. I had gotten the first top sewn together on Friday (I had enough fabric to make two tops). When I hung the top up I realized I had sewn it together wrong. See how the zig zag is off? It's the one on the right in this picture. The one on the left is the way it is suppose to look. I had gotten up at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday because I couldn't sleep so by 5:40 a.m. I had the second top put together. I will go ahead and finish the other top for my stash of baby quilts. It's not horrible; just not what I was aiming for!
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
It was a battle to get myself to do anything last evening; I guess I am just a little tired. I did do dishes while I cooked some salmon and I was glad to get them almost done. After eating, I made the label for the lavender quilt and stitched it on. I will be handing it over tonight when I get my haircut.
Monday, November 22, 2021
Saturday was spent visiting family and shopping for Xmas. By the time I got home it was dark and I was tired. Sunday after running to the grocery store, I spent the day sewing together the dark flannel quilt top. It is done! I did change out the accent solids blocks from dark blue to black and I like it much better.
Friday, November 19, 2021
I got two more rows sewn together on the dark flannel quilt so I now have 36% of it sewn together.
Thursday, November 18, 2021
I spent about an hour last evening pulling up the marigolds and a few weeds. It was 63 degrees out and it was so nice even though it was overcast. I got a phone call from a friend then went inside about 5:30. I got the six dark 9 patch blocks sewn and press then started sewing together the rows. The first two rows on the left, which is really the top, are sew together. We are cooking now! Tonight I plan on getting the next two rows sewn and hopefully can start on two more.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Where should I start? Yesterday at lunch one of the ladies I work with helped me mark the vinyl coated material for that backup cover I need to make for that 8 foot round platform. We got the circle marked in a half hour! It would have taken me a half day to get it marked by myself! Either Thursday or Friday at lunch she is going to help me sew the two lengths together. Having a second pair of hands will make this hard job easier. Here are the scraps and the circle stored for now in the car.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
You remember all those flannel nine path blocks I was making for two quilts for Xmas? Well, I decided to try and get them made. Call me crazy! To make these go faster I decided to use an alternating solid block instead of making every block a nine patch. I cut a bunch of 8" dark gray squares and here is where I am on the first one. Yes, I ran out of design wall so the last row I will tape to the fireplace.
Monday, November 15, 2021
I finished the lavender quilt I needed for the 23rd. All I need to do is put a label on it. The quilt turned out 41.5" x 50.5".