Saturday, October 21, 2017

Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Still Playing With Orange

My weekend started yesterday.  Since the Scientist in Training is on Fall Break, I took Friday off so we could have a girl's day out in Tulsa.  We had a great time, though the tiramisu from the Cheesecake Factory really did a number on the calorie count for the day.  Well, we all have to live a little right?  

I didn't get a ton of stitching done yesterday, but I got to play for a bit while the SIT slept in.  I'm still playing catch up with my orange fan blocks. 


I need 16 of this color.  One is done, so these three will finish out the first set of four.  I've got all of my magenta fabrics washed, but not paired up for block sets yet.  I doubt I get to those this month, those will probably be next month.  But at least I can claim progress.  

Linking up with Soscrappy where you can check out all those pretty in pink blocks for this month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  

Monday, October 16, 2017

Weekend Stitching: Lots of Pinning

Monday always comes before I'm ready for it.  This will be both a long week and a short week.  Long in that my work calendar is seriously full this week. Short in that Friday is a day off.  The Scientist in Training will be home on Thursday for fall break.  The plan is for a major day of shopping sometime during the long weekend.  But getting to the weekend will be a bit of a slog,  it's that time of year where there is lots going on at work.  There will be homework each night this week.  So stitching time will be at a premium.

Thankfully, this weekend was relatively quiet and my sewing room was a nice place to hang out.  There was progress on a lot of fronts, but most of it's not picture worthy.  Geek Chic is moving right along.  The last set of blocks are ready for stitching, but that project had to come off the design wall so En Provence could go back up.  

  En Provence, A Bonnie Hunter Mystery (2016)
  
For some reason, I started with the bottom rows.  One row of sashing and one row of blocks are now assembled, with one row of sashing partially assembled.  There are lots of seams to match on these blocks.  Took forever to pin the rows together!  Getting this to finished flimsy stage is going to take some time.  

That was my progress for the weekend.  Linking up with:

Monday Making
Main Crush Monday
Monday Design Wall 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Stash Stuff for Week 41

We woke to temps in the 50s this morning after high of almost 90 yesterday.  It may barely get out of the 60s by this afternoon.  I'm definitely looking forward to a little fall weather.  Maybe this will get the leaves moving on their color change, so far there has not been much of that going on.  

It's been a busy week, but I managed to find at least 15 minutes to stitch each day this week. That brings my total for the year to 259 out of 287 days so far for 2017.  That translates to there being a bit of stash going out for the week.  

Used last week:  1.13 yards
Used year to date:  49.77 yards.

So I'm close to getting at least 50 yards out for the year.  Not sure  my goal of 70 yards out for the year is realistic based on where things are now.  The year is not over yet, but it certainly is winding down quickly.    

I did reach a different stash milestone this week.  All the fabric on the second shelf of the fabric closet has now been pressed, folded and sorted.  


So all that's left is that mess on the very top shelf.  

Scrappy Coffee Cups (aka But First Coffee) in the process of being bound. 


The hand stitching didn't start till Friday night, but stitching down that first corner should happen today.  Maybe there will be a finish to show off next week.  

Linking up with:
Quiltpaintcreate for the Weekly Stash Report and with 
Kathy's Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday

Monday, October 9, 2017

Weekend Stitching: A Little of This and That

It was a nice quiet weekend.  So there was time for some fun in the sewing room for a change.  But not all of it was photo worthy.  The last block for En Provence is finished (yeah!).  The last two sashing strips are under construction.  By next weekend, En Provence should be back up on the big design wall ready for final assembly.  I'll definitely get photos of that. 

Scrappy Coffee Cups (AKA But First Coffee) has the binding started. 


I got two sides sewn down before dinner last night.  I'll have to finish the next two sides this week.  This project looks to be on schedule to be on the finished list by the end of the month. 

Two more Vintage Dress blocks have the coping strips added.  

  Vintage Dresses
by 
Charise Randell

Six blocks finished, just 19 blocks left.  Since En Provence has moved up to "finish it up status", adding the coping strips the dress blocks has become my current leaders and enders project.  It's not the fastest way of finishing something, but at least I see steady progress.

Linking up with:
Monday Making
Main Crush Monday
Design Wall Monday

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Stash Stuff for Week 40 of 2017

It was a long week, but it was a productive one.  The last report for the year was filed on Friday.  Hopefully, there won't be too much home work from here on out.  Unfortunately, there was enough homework this week that stitching time was at a premium.  Though I did manage to find 15 minutes to stitch for 7 out of 7 days for the last week.  However, it'd hard to use a lot of fabric in that time frame, so this week's stash report looks a little anemic. 

Used last week:  0.20 yards
Used year to date:  48.64 yards

At least I was too busy to push any buttons on the computer this week, so no stash additions.  

There was one night that wasn't spent on homework.  One of My Guy's coworkers is moving on to a new job.  So they threw her a going away party.  I've never been to a going away party like this one.  We have a place in town that offers group painting lessons.  For her going away party, we would all be participating in a two hour painting lesson.  The connections between translating what my brain sees and what my hand draws have always been faulty.  So drawing, painting, free hand quilting just don't turn out well.  It's a good thing I really liked My Guy's coworker, I don't subject myself to that kind of torture for just anyone.   After two hours, I walked out with a painting. 


At least it looks like a pumpkin.  Here's My Guy's version.


We had a good time with several people from work.  A couple of them signed up for another session.  I'll stick to playing with fabric.  

Linking up with Quiltpaintcreate for the Weekly Stash Report.