Monday, January 30, 2017

Weekend Stitching: Finishing the January One Monthly Goal

It was a pretty good weekend.  Though My Guy felt pretty crappy all weekend.  Unfortunately, it's my turn to feel crappy. I went to bed early last night feeling out of sorts and woke up this morning with the sore throat and massive headache he had most of the weekend. So this will be a really short post as the cold medicine is already making me sleepy.  

Most of the weekend was spent getting Bejeweled ready for quilting.  The back was pieced on Friday, then pressed, prepped and packaged on Saturday.  Sunday it was the same process for the top. Everything is in the box and ready to ship.  

My January One Monthly Goal was to get Bejeweled shipped out for quilting.  Hopefully I'll be well enough to get this to the post office tomorrow, but for now I'm calling it good.  Getting quilts prepped for quilting is the longest process and one I don't enjoy.  So having the backing and top in the box ready to go is definite progress.  

Other than piecing the back for Bejeweled, not much happened at the sewing machine this weekend.  Geometry is my current focus project, but I did stick my finished block 1 and all the block 3's for the Meadow Mist Mystery up on the design wall to see how those were working.

  Meadow Mist Designs Mystery
By Cheryl Brickey of the Meadow Mist Designs Blog
I used two different black prints for my darks.  I've been seeing guesses of the layouts on Facebook, mine's probably not going to be as dramatic as others since you really can't tell the difference in the two black prints unless you get up close.  I'm still working on finishing the last set of blocks from December.  I still have the January clue to finish.  The big reveal comes this Thursday.  Thankfully I'll have till April to get the blocks into a finished flimsy. 

Now I'm going to find a box of Kleenex and go back to bed.  Hopefully I'll feel like catching up on all the other links later today. 

Linking up with:
Monday Making
Main Crush Monday
Monday Design Wall
One Monthly Goal 


  1. Oh, that looks like a really interesting design, love the black and white.

  2. Now I have to go and look at another temptation! Black and white is a favourite of mine.
    Where are you sending your quilt to be quilted?


  3. Heroic effort getting through that blog post. Hope you feel better. Can't wait to see Bejeweled when it comes back from the quilter.

  4. Looks like we both sncuk our finishes with a couple days left! I wanted to get mine done too....ugh sorry cold is lingering!! Rest well and drink lots of water.

  5. Congrats on meeting your January goals.
    Hope you feel better soon.

  6. Your Meadow Mist-ery is looking good! Wishing I had the time to participate...

  7. Glad you got your quilt packaged and ready to go. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal.

  8. Feel better! Enjoying your mystery...

  9. Feel better! Enjoying your mystery...

  10. So sorry your weekend ended on a crappy note, and I hope you feel better soon!! Congrats on making your January OMG....packed and in the box definitely counts. :) I've decided that my February goal will be to finish Cheryl's first mystery quilt - I think there's been two since then! LOL

  11. Hope you are feeling better today and able to get Bejeweled to the post office. Congrats and meeting your OMG!

  12. Congrats on meeting the January goal! I know how difficult meeting a goal can sometimes be.
    I think your black and white mystery is quite dramatic. Love black and classic!
    Feel better soon!

  13. Let's hope you are overdosing on OJ and the cold/headache and whatever leaves as fast as it came. Maybe next week you'll have more time to sew among all the rest you do.

  14. Hope you are better right away!!! Congrats on getting Bejewelled ready to go... not my favorite parts of quilting either, but nice to be done.

  15. Praying your better soon. Congrats on your finish.

  16. I'm anxious to see Bejeweled after it's returned from the quilter. Hope you are feeling better and were able to make it to the Post Office.

  17. Congrats on getting your quilt ready to go - hope you're feeling better by now!


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