Friday, November 25, 2016

I'm still alive.....

Yes, I am still here.

I hope everyone had a lovely day with their families yesterday and if you are like me and get a long weekend I hope you will do something fun that you really want to do with the rest of it.

I will be cleaning my bathroom.... once that is done I get to sew though!

I did finish the wedding quilt I was making 2 days before the wedding on June 5th.  I just haven't had time to do much of anything other than work, eat, sleep, work, eat, sleep... you get the gist.

Wedding quilt for William and Kelly:

After that my daughter decided to box up her room so she could do a remodel.  All of her boxes are stacked around my sewing area blocking my access to the quilter and the machine I usually use to piece.  Despite that I finished a baby quilt in October for a coworker who loves owls. I backed it with Care Bear fabric because my co-worker's name is Carrie and a couple of us call her Care Bear... I only call her that in my head.. ;) LOL! 

Carrie's baby quilt for Baby Lily:

The only other sewing I've done is I'm working on a Pineapple quilt in fall colors or earth tones (whichever you prefer) for Patty, the boss I had before I transferred teams to the job I have now.  My new team and I are already planning the quilt for my new boss for next year's Bosses Day.  I get to fabric shop in the very near future for that.  The pattern they picked will be quick but I plan to embroider the blocks so that will be the most time consuming part.

Basically that is it here.  Just a lot of working.  The new role I have at my company means I don't get to work from home as often as I used to but my new boss told me that if I am feeling comfortable enough with what I'm doing now I can start taking a day once in while to work from home so that will be nice.  It will save me the 2 hours or more that I spend commuting each day.  Maybe I could spend that time sitting at the sewing machine. :)

Everyone stay safe and warm!

That's it from here for now. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Plodding Right Along

Greetings and salutations!

Things have been going about as normal around here, meaning I'm still working a lot of overtime and getting very little sewing time.  Plus now we own kayaks so we've spent a few of the nicer days out on one of the many lakes around here, paddling and trout fishing. Hubby is being really good about being patient since he knows I have to finish this quilt for June 5th!! EEP!!  Anyway the view of Rainier is great and the fish, delicious!

I also made 3 small reversible bags that I forgot to take pictures of (dag nab it!) for Korben and couple of his little friends who I helped my daughter babysit this last weekend.  I'm really annoyed that I didn't get pictures before I gave them to the kids, they turned out really neat.  I'll get a picture of Korben's at some point if I remember.

My 8 year old niece took well to my suggestion that she spend some time with me learning to make quilts.  Her first one (with about 50% of it being Aunt Sam's help) is on the mid-arm and almost done being quilted.  She is doing most of the quilting.  It's been about a 3 week project with us taking turns piecing our respective projects.

Wedding quilt center is done.  I just have 2 more borders and it will be on the quilter, since Ruby's quilt is going to be done today and come off the quilter.  This little girl has SO much energy and, like most kids her age, the attention span of .... something with a short attention span.  I told someone that trying to teach an energetic 8 year old how to sew is like trying to teach a hungry, dyslexic alligator how to read.  Anyway.... you can sort of see the Fairy Frost shimmer. :)  I'm super happy with how it is turning out.  I'll post a lot of good pictures after it is gifted on the 5th of June.

Next up I have a commission from Baby blankets for someone at work.  It shouldn't take to long though as my idea is simple and she liked it.  Then I have Dan's quilt to finish, then I have a gift quilt to finish, then I have another gift quilt to start! and make and finish, then I have the other Dan's quilt to finish, then I have LaRae's quilt to finish... oy, I should just shut up now!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Wedding Quilt in the Works

After a couple of weekends I'm making some progress.  Fabric bought, all the pieces for the center are cut and I've got enough fabric for borders once I get the center put together.

I'm making another one of these:

This one will be the Bride's favorite colors, red and black with some white thrown in.  I'm using Fairy Frost and it is looking really nice so far.

That's about it in quilting news for now.  Have a fabulous week everyone!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Stomp The Brakes!

So, I started something for a wedding that is in June however after speaking to a person in the know it will be ALL wrong for the lovely couple and so I am going to begin again, but I know what to do and I will have to go fabric shopping, which I haven't let myself do in a while!  Win/Win yes? 

On other fronts I have a 4 day weekend so I have big plans.  Tomorrow the hubster and I are going to go spend my incentive pay on a couple of kayaks and all the accouterments that go with them.  Sunday is going to be a fabric cutting day, unless the weather seriously dries out so we can try out the kayaks.  Monday and Tuesday are for errands, house cleaning (and boy does it need it!) and some sewing if we have time. The woman child has assured me she will be my presser so I can whip through a quilt top in good time.

We'll see how it all works out.  I am a last minute sort of person but I'd love to finish something WELL ahead of schedule for once in my life. LOL!

Hope everyone else is getting to do some sewing!  I promise there will be pictures in my next post. 

That's it from here for now.