Design Wall Monday, June 26, 2017


This project is a long forgotten one that my Mom started for a friend.  Sadly, that friend is no longer with us, but I'm sure she is smiling down at us for the progress made.  This was the retreat project for me.  With no pattern and just a little bit sewn...this layout has emerged. Nearly all the pieces were cut and lots of yardage available for allowing me to figure out just how to put something together.


Here is another angle...it is a quilt that will finish as a large queen.  Mom intends to use this for her bed.  We need to find the right yellow for an inner border.  What yellow fabric that remained from the UFO bag wasn't enough for the inner border.  The inner border is important to make the quilt fit right on the bed.  We tried a solid yellow, but discovered it was a bit too dark.  Another trip to a local fabric store is in the planning.

For now this UFO rests on my design wall.  Enjoy your week!

Sunday Stash Report, June 25, 2017

Kilimanjaro
2017 June UFO
June 2017 UFO complete!  This is Kilimanjaro.  It is a Bonnie Hunter design called Scrappy Mountain Majesties.  The actual pattern calls for a much larger block, but I had all sorts of HSTs in a smaller size from a swap read to use.  It is a bit wild but all those HSTs made it in to this project except two.  They won't go to waste thou as I will use them in the sleeve for sure.

Thanks for the free pattern and the participants of the HST Swap!  I'll be adjusting my stash statistics when I can figure out just how much fabric was used.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD: 82.75 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  19.5 yards
Net used in 2017:  63.25 yards

Sunday Stash Report, June 18, 2017


Retreats are so much fun!  These are trinkets that all of the participants pass out to each other.  My trinket was handmade greeting cards.  No my other hobby is not crafting greeting cards.  Karen, my sister is an excellent crafter of making these.  She keeps me in my "cat" theme card supply.  Sending greeting cards is phasing out, but not during my time =^.^=.  Everyone loved their trinket.  Next up Door Prizes!





I was one of the first of 22 to have my name called to select from the offerings.  The Retreat Coordinator, Candi puts a lot of effort into making us happy and I certainly was to receive this cute holiday wall hanging, sticky notes, and baggage tag.



Mom was called out just after me (door prizes are two after each meal).  Her surprise bag included several items.  The bottom were part of them.  Mom went on to gift me two of the items, the button coaster and mini charm pack.  There will be something fun stitched up with these.


One of the Retreaters, Jo, sure came to my rescue for evening sewing.  Upon set up of my Janome it was evident that the bulb was burnt out.  Although there was plenty of light during the day...this occasion had us sewing way into the evening.




This year's project had Retreaters making pillow case dresses for needy girls.  There were 30 packages put together by a team of Sheri and Candi (I think these were the only two).  Fabrics, bias tape, and embellishments came from several for making the dresses.  



24 were completed in total.  I took the remaining packages to finish.  The Retreat Center will sponsor the dresses going to the girls.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD: 82.75 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  19.5 yards
Net used in 2017:  63.25 yards

As always it was a very fun filled 4-day annual event.  I look forward already to next year.  




I will leave you with a photo of Mom and I in our PJ Night clothing.  Nothing changed my fabric stash statistics this week.  I worked on a long overdue UFO.  Come back and see it in a next post.  Happy Fathers Day.