Sunday, October 29, 2017

Stash Stuff for Week 43

This time of year always seems to just speed by.  But even though that's expected, it's a bit hard to believe that we've only got two more days in October.  I've been looking over my 2017 Quilt Plan trying to decide what the goal for November will be.  Do I want finishes or progress on other neglected projects?  What's the plan for 2018?  It may seem early to think like that, but I'm already planning next year's goals for work.  That type of thinking always bleeds over to what's going on at home.    

Work has slowed down a little, but I'm still either working late or doing some homework during the evening.  I managed to find time to stitch 6 out of the last 7 days.  I made the trek to the sewing room Friday evening and realized that an early bedtime made a lot more sense than forcing my tried brain to attempt anything else.  

Not much out of the stash this week.  The main goal in the sewing room has been to get En Provence to the finished flimsy stage.  Most of fabric for those blocks has already been counted, so most of what's going out is for the leaders and enders project.   

Used last week:  0.44 yards
Used year to date:  50.58 yards

Every little bit out helps.  

I did find time one evening to download a new toy.  

I upgraded from EQ7 to EQ8 this week.  I haven't really looked over any of the documentation yet, I've just opened a few existing EQ7 files in the new version and played around a bit.  It took me a few tries to find the libraries and functions.  I've not tried designing anything new yet. I've had some issues with EQ7 playing well with the new computer, so I was hoping that EQ8 would get me around that issue. So far so good. 

Linking up the Quiltpaintcreate for the weekly stash report.  


Anonymous said...

I'm in the same place, thinking about what I want to accomplish the rest of this year and next.

Meloney said...

I upgraded too, but am frustrated that you have to import each project from EQ7. :( So, I shut it down and will do it another day.


It is funny--I have been thinking about what I want to do next year in the stitching area too--there is sooo many things that I want to make--I have a big Idea file on the computer--but I always seem to spend all my time on bom's and sal--sooooo---and I have some really neat block sets that are done, just need to put them into quilt tops--and I do have several quilt tops now all layered and basted, just waiting for the thread and hand to quilt them----so I am with you on the planning for next year--
enjoy the moments, di

Julie in GA said...

I need to get the new version of EQ and spend some time playing with it. I just got a new computer a week ago and am still getting used to that.

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Please let us know how you like EQ8 after you've used it awhile. I have 7 which meets my needs well but I don't use some of the features, so I don't know if I want to upgrade to 8 or not.

Sandra Walker said...

When I saw the upgrade I thought, man! I finally bite and buy EQ7 and within months, it's EQ8! Now to find the email that says about upgrading....

Jennifer said...

It’s crazy how quickly the year goes by, isn’t it? I need to do some goal reviewing at work and at home too - made some good progress this year in both places, but not sure I am ready to start wrapping up the year yet!