Design Wall Monday, July 27, 2015

 I prepared as much as I could of the mussel unit.  I plan a visit tomorrow to pick up more white for the five bones that still need to be done.  The bone is the bottom piece of the unit so can't go any further until I have the felted wool.
Kanine Karnivores had a bit of progress.  I changed several of the side pieces and the peak section of the lower left block.  It is starting to look right, but I still need to do something with the roof of the top right block.
Kerry had several quilts ready for me to pick up on Saturday.  I trimmed down all six.  The two at the top are mine, Kringles Kargo and Kringles Kargo 2.  Each are just 16" x 16".  I have a couple of options for the binding for each of them.  Audition time!
These are my Mom's projects.  Most of them, maybe all of them are donations.  I'll be sending them to her soon.  Looks like I'll have lots of binding to work on when I visit just a month from today.

I will be busy with the San Diego Humane Society's Fur Ball donation this week.  The plan is to have the top done and in Kerry's hands this Friday.  Enjoy your week and do find time to look at some of the other wonderful projects today at Patchwork Times.


Sunday Stash Report, July 26, 2015

This week nothing to add or reduce my stash...but I'm working on it!  The design is from Buggy Barn called Nick, Knack Paddywack.  The original pattern is quite large so I've reduced it in quarters.  The one above will be donated to the San Diego Humane Society's 29th Annual Fur Ball.  I have three of the bone/muzzle/nose units sewn in place.  They are felted wool stitched by hand with cotton perle thread.  I have run out of white felted wool otherwise the dog on the bottom right would be done.  I have a light tan print for the outside border.  Buttons will be sewn on for eyes once Kerry puts her magic touch on the quilting.  We are aiming for a completion by the middle of August.
I'm still working on the fabric choices for the dog houses on the project I will keep.  Kanine Karnivores, thanks to my Sister will be its name.  Depending on what fabric I can find in my stash a border will be selected.  So far two fabrics from Kerry's stash and the rest from mine.  13 yards is within reach...

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  163.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  73.25
Net Fabric Used in 2015:  90.25 yards

Enjoy other projects through the links at Patchwork Times.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

I've been wanting a nice container to store cards and now I have one!  Mom found one that arrived on my doorstep.  I purchased some plastic write on dividers to separate the categories.  So happy now that everything is organized.  Thanks Mom!
Many nights this week the TV drama Outlanders has been taking up my attention just after dinner.  I do enjoy this show that we are getting via Netflix.  Consequently, little time has been left for sewing.  Here is where I finished my night.  I will make one more dog house once I determine what color combination to make it.  The dogs are being made still; four more to go.  None of them except the one on the top right is sewn into the dog house.  There will be some playing around with which one goes to what dog house after all eight are sewn.  There will only be four dog/house blocks for each project surrounded by a border.

Come back and help me figure out what should go where later this week.  Enjoy your day!