Sunday Stash Report, June 16, 2019

This week has been a fulfilling one with Karol.  I thought this was a fitting name for this Little Bites Whit #03 project.  The charms are by BASICGREY for moda.  The line is called 25th and Pine.  Not sure where the two charm packs came from, but I'd say I gave them a fit appearance.  All the fabrics are from my stash, so a nice yardage used this week comes.

Used this week:  2.5 yards
Used YTD:  78 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  37 yards
Net used in 2019:  41 yards

Several gifts and cards came my way this week.  First off on Monday morning these came to me from Ty.  Ty sits next to me at work and came across these at Home Goods over the weekend.  His wife thought him crazy picking up something so silly to give to me.  I love them, tie raps with the end of the tie extending outside the kitties mount.  Ha Ha!
Next came some goodies from the existing Sunshine Quilt Guild President Jennifer.  How thoughtful is she?  I'm anxious to try out the threader.  The candy ended up with my coworkers although they were quite tempting...
Finally came a few cards.  One celebrating Kosmo and Kassy's 2nd birthday.  It is from Chewy.com.  Just today I learned of another customer service response from this company.  I can't say enough for this old school company.  Check them out!  The other card is from Mom expressing her thanks for a wonderful visit...warms the heart to get an old fashioned note included (I'm glad the printer was out of ink!)

Hope there is time in your day to wish your Dad wherever he may be Happy Fathers Day!

Design Wall Monday, June 10, 2019

Not much yet to share right now.  These are the first of the units needed to create the pattern Little Bites Whit No. 3.  The pattern is all 1 1/2" by 2 1/2" flying geese with some sashing and corner stones.  The darker part of the geese comes from two like charm packs to give me 32 pairs.  The project will finish at 22" square.  I found this pattern a couple of years ago while at a quilting retreat.

Tomorrow night is quilt guild night.  June marks the end of our membership year.  It is a pot luck and the drawing of our opportunity quilt.  I have a few things to share.  Kyanite, Kayleigh, and Kendyll along with two new to me quilts my grandmother made.

Tomorrow also marks the birth, several years different, of my brother, nephew, and sister-in-law.  June is a busy month for my family.  Happy Birthday!

Until next time =^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, June 9, 2019

Kayleigh

Kendyll
I have these two finished.  Definitely had a difficult time coming up with names for these two 2018 UFOs.  Then I landed on Kerry's two daughters.  One of these days Kerry will be surprised when I name one after her =^.^=!


Nothing changes my stats today, but something little is coming soon.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  75.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  37 yards
Net used in 2019:  38.5 yards

Have a great week =^.^=

Design Wall Monday, June 3, 2019

Kyanite is done, done!  This was one of my 2018 UFOs.  I found the perfect binding for it at 2019 Road to California.  It is a sewing inspired stripe in just the right colors.  I haven't had a Bonnie Hunter design under the needle in quite awhile.  Might be that it is time to change that soon.  I have at least one started that will be in reds.  More on this in future posts.

Until next time =^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, June 2, 2019

Just over 24 hours has passed since Mom has traveled back home.  The house is back to the quiet side without her.  We had a great three weeks together.  I always love the time we spend together.

I finished machining in place the bindings on these three recently returned projects from Kerry.  Once I finish the special binding project that isn't shareable right now it will be on to these.  I also have two other quilts that labels are ready to stitch in place.  Then there is Winter-ific that waits more embroidery.  I sure hope DH can find some good movies that we can share over the next week.
My next sewing project will be a second pet bed.  I received a very nice photo of Aliana in her "favorite bed".  Marla of Southern California Abyssinian Rescue (SCAR) made my day =^.^=

Nothing changes my stats this day.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  75.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  37 yards
Net used in 2019:  38.5 yards

Have a great week =^.^=

Design Wall Monday, May 27, 2019

Mom has been working on her Challenge project while I have been working.  In the evenings DH, Mom, an I have been playing Splendor.  It is a very fun game that involves jewels and nobles.  There is lots of strategy involved to become the winner.  Time is winding down for Mom's visit.  No matter how long her visit is, it is never enough.

I've been binding a special project that I can't share right now.  Trust me in that you won't find me too far from my sewing room...

Enjoy your week!

Sunday Stash Report, May 26, 2019

Today I have Princess Julianna done.  Along with a pillow case to match =^.^=

As everyone knows it is really hard to calculate fabric used in a project when nearly all of it comes from stash.  That said...I calculate 16.5 yards went into this project for a five year old little girl whose name happens to be?  You guess :)!

Used this week:  16.5 yards
Used YTD:  75.5 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  37 yards
Net used in 2019:  38.5 yards

Have a great week =^.^=

Design Wall Monday, May 20, 2019

The princess quilt is done!  This raced job finishes so cute.  There is one small change in what you see.  The bird at the bottom right was moved down so that it is in the grass better.  I didn't put the project back up on the wall afterward.  Arrangements have been made to pass it to Kerry after the traffic on I52 calms down from rush hour.

Next steps for me are eyes, smile, binding, and label.  I should have Princess Julianna back on Wednesday evening.

Enjoy your week =^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, May 19, 2019

All the little goodies from attendees at the retreat.  We do have a lot of fun figuring out what to gift each other.  Just something small and inexpensive will do.  A few very clever items this year.

This is a photo of some of the ladies sewing away in our room.  I believe this spot was Marilyn's and I'm seated directly in front of her.  You can see the units coming together (yellow, pink, light green) for the princess quilt.  As heads down as I tried to finish Julianna's quilt...it just couldn't be done during the retreat.  I'm going to call in vacation tomorrow to get Princess Julianna done.  Kerry is standing by with an empty long arm table waiting.  We know in advance the quilting pattern and color of thread.  Baring any unforeseen events I will pick up the quilt on Wednesday night for final touches!  Let me say that I don't want another sewing project to sneak up on me anytime soon.  No pictures to share with you yet...


Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  59 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  37 yards
Net used in 2019:  22 yards

Have a great week =^.^=



Design Wall Monday, May 13, 2019

I'm cutting up the pieces for the Princess quilt that is for a 5 year old girl.  Julianna is part of our extended family.  I received the request to make a twin size quilt for her at Christmas time from her Grandmother.  This is the one project that I need to finish this weekend at the retreat.  I'll pass it off to Kerry for the quilting and get it back some time next week for finishing work.  It needs to be in the mail before June.  Why ever do we get ourselves in these predicaments?

Sunday Stash Report, May 12, 2019

Sorry for all the fullness in this photo.  It really is not how it looks.  If you've sewn with linen you might understand better that it is hard to lay flat.  So the Knock Kneed is done...YIPPEE!
Winter-ific is coming along nicely too.  I have all the applique pieces that you see sewn into place.  There are a few satin stitches, chain stitches, and French knots yet, but this one too is nearly complete.

These two are my last 2018 UFOs to finish.  For this week I count Knock Kneed complete.  Hope that you had a great Mothers Day.  Mine was terrific spending time with Mom and then a barbecue of baby backs with a sauce my Sister gifted DH this past Christmas.  Yummy =^.^=

Used this week:  14.25 yards
Used YTD:  59 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  37 yards
Net used in 2019:  22 yards

Design Wall Monday, May 6, 2019


Mom is coming to visit!  I've been getting ready for arrival.  My arms are waiting for embracing...  Oh, I love this time when I can spend with her.  Mom is usually here for Mother's Day which is awesome...  There are so many holidays that I miss being so far away.  Not this one =^.^=

Did you know that the top flowers for Mother's Day are Roses, Lilies, Orchids, Tulips, and Peonies?  Lilies are out of the picture for my home with the danger they present for Kosmo and Kassy.  I wonder about Peonies.  Going to have to check them out with dangers to pets.  Needless to say there will be flowers!

As for happenings in my sewing room; not so much.  I have all the flamingos done for Knock Kneed, so now it is decision time.  Should the black flamingo stay?  I think so!  Should my signature fabric go into this quilt instead of a flamingo that doesn't contain it?  I'm thinking so too.  That's what everyone expects.  I'll have time to get this together before Sunday Stash Report.  Anxious to change the numbers this week.

I'll be working during the weekend on Winter-ific.  Some hand sewing remains before I can call the last UFO of 2018 complete.

Have an enjoyable week.  =^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, May 5, 2019


I had hoped to get Knock Kneed finished, but other things occupied my time.  It is so close!  How do you like my surprise black flamingo?  They are a very rare occurrence!  Last sighting of one was in 2015 according to National Geographic.  I'm working on the ninth pink right facing flamingo in case the black one doesn't work out.  There is always the back!

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  44.75 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  37 yards
Net used in 2019:  7.75 yards

Nothing changes the stats this week...but I'm working on it!  Have a great week =^.^=


Design Wall Monday, April 29, 2019

The flock has been multiplying!  There are eight with one more yet to go.  The last one will be right facing.  You might notice that I changed out two fabrics.  I just couldn't make myself like them.  Better to do it now than regret not having done it.  Three of the flamingos are completely assembled.
This is the first of the left facing flamingos.
This is the second heading in the same direction.  The plan is to have this project done this week.  It does look possible =^.^=  Knock Kneed just might be in the used fabric category come Sunday...

Sunday Stash Report, April 28, 2019

I have four done out of the nine that are for Knock Kneed.  The one on the right is completely assembled.  The other three are left unassembled to allow for changing of the rows between the remaining eight.  When assembly comes the 4 1/2 inch square will change the look of the "tail feathers" and "body".
An upclose of the finished one next to the one yet to be assembled.
Here are the other two.  I do like the legs :)!

I got a package in the mail on Friday.  These were in it.  My sister makes the best cards and I love sending them.  Mom also sent me some fabric, neutrals that I can always find a use for.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  44.75 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  37 yards
Net used in 2019:  7.75 yards

Nothing changes the stats this week...but I'm working on it!  Have a great week =^.^=

Design Wall Monday, April 22, 2019

Knock Kneed flamingo one is done.  This one looks so innocent to make until you start on the legs!  Knock Kneed has nine flamingos in the project.  There is a mistake in the pattern on Fabric 4; the longest strip is 2-1/2 not 1-1/2 wide.  I was using scraps so that might end up biting me.  There is always another piece to pull from the stash, not to worry =^.^=

This project will take awhile.  I am happy I found out ahead of time that this wouldn't be a good one for working on at the retreat.  It just has so many pieces!

Enjoy the week - 

Sunday Stash Report, April 21, 2019

Koldplay is finished.  I am both pleased with how it turned out and the size.  This is my first completion of 2019 UFOs.  I'm still working on 2018 UFOs; two of them Winter-ific and Knock Kneed.

As you can see I will be using lots of stash in the making of Knock Kneed.  I had thought about working on this one at the quilt retreat that is coming in May, but have decided against it.  There are just too many pieces to keep track of.  The flamingos start with a light color for the head and the legs darkest color.  I have mostly salmon and a few pinkish, yellowish, and redish.  Aren't these fabrics yummy?
Fabric 1
Fabric 2
Fabric 3
Fabric 4
Fabric 5
Fabric 6
From the stack of Fabric 4 I removed the top piece.  It just didn't belong.  Fabric 5 and Fabric 6 are my favorites.  The rest of today will be spent cutting the background fabric and auditioning my selections for each of the nine flamingos.  But for now I have them stacked as I think they might end up.  The lightest fabric is on top and the five remaining fabrics are in sequence with the darkest those lovely long legs and the knock knees which gave Janet O the inspiration for the great name of this project.

Flamingos 1-3
Flamingos 4-6
Flamingos 7-9
Nothing changes my stats this week.  =^.^=  Hope your Easter has been glorious.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  44.75 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  37 yards
Net used in 2019:  7.75 yards

Design Wall Monday, April 15, 2019

Winter-ific is coming along.  Doesn't look like much has changed, but the white wool parts are all sewn in place.  I used a satin stitch instead of a blanket stitch.  I need to prep the next wool parts before more stitching takes place.
Koldplay is with binding and sleeve ready for hand sewing.  I will be working on it during the week.

I'll be celebrating the life of Judi Sample, a friend from Sunshine Quilt Guild, on Wednesday.  She will be missed by many.

I hope your week is how you want it to be =^.^=

Sunday Stash Report, April 14, 2019

Let me start with an enhancement...well actually it's a door prize win from Sunshine's Monthly Meeting that was Tuesday.  I was one of about six that won for having worn my name tag; cute fabric.  I got back from Tonya the last border units for next year's opportunity quilt.  Jo will be giving me the finished center, that was the largest amount of stitching, by the retreat date in May.  Kerry and my presentation at the guild was well received.  Thanks to all of you who stopped us to share a "well done".  Today I got most of the quilts back to their storage areas.  I think there might be another ten yet to store.  It's always good to give your stored quilts a good airing from time-to-time and then fold them up a different way.

Today I put the binding and sleeve on Koldplay.  This project is the 2018 Bonnie Hunter Winter Mystery called Good Fortune.  I'll share this one while I'm binding in a post tomorrow.  I'm also working on Winter-ific; stitching down the wool.  The snowflakes and snowmen are first.  The difficult stitching will come with the snowmen's hats, scarfs, buttons and facial features.  I'm looking to start Knock Kneeded this week.  My sewing table is clear for the moment.
I finished the April BOM kits that Kerry coordinated for Sunshine members.  Members mostly took one kit, but I took the last two.  The kits were pinks and oranges.  My orange has a lot of yellow.  Thanks to Joan from my Mom's Quilt Guild, Chesapeake By the Bay Quilters, for having put this one together.  Joan coordinated it for their April BOM project too.
Klover finished and is now with Kerry for some of her lovely work.  This week I'll claim it as used.

Used this week:  4 yards
Used YTD:  44.75 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  37 yards
Net used in 2019:  7.75 yards

Until next time =^.^=

Design Wall Monday, April 8, 2019

There was desire and time to finish Klover yesterday!  I'm very pleased with how it turned out.  The design was easy and quick with well interpretation of just how to do it.
Next up is Knock Kneed (thanks Janet O for the great name).  Florence Flamingo was a popular pattern a couple of years back and I'm really happy to get going on mine.  This will be the last 2018 UFO to finish.  Now that's music to my ears =^.^=
Kerry and I have a Trunk Show presentation to give tomorrow night at Sunshine Quilt Guild's April meeting.  Each of us have 34 quilts to share that range from 2004 to present.  Each one is from a class or challenge or project we worked together on.  The variety in choice of color and theme is something to be seen.  Get in touch if you want more information on the location and time.

Hope your week ahead is what you are after...wish mine didn't mean five working days :(.  Until next time stay sewing.