08 April 2013

Design Wall Monday 4/8/2013

I finally finished all 168 flying geese units. It took me a little over a week since I didn't sew every day but they are done.

I ended up doing them the old school way, cutting the triangles and sewing them on. The sewing was the easy part, the trimming down was another story. I now have them all sewn into sets of 4 and will sew them into strips. Hopefully I can get to them this week and then the top quilted and bound and to work next week.

Were supposed to be getting a big storm tomorrow. I'm already wishing I could stay home and snow but I have to work, unless it is bad enough to close the schools.  I can only hope.

Off to start dinner, football practice and some knitting. Although, that hexi bug is really starting to hit...but I have to finish Dear Jane first...34 blocks left....

For some more eye candy head on over to Judy's


03 April 2013

I really have been busy...kinda

I really have been busy for the most part. I just get tired of only sewing Dear Jane and then not having anything else to blog about but Dear Jane..so I just stay away.  It is kind of crazy because I do the same with sewing...I don't want to work on DJ anymore but I have to for class so I procrastinate until I have less than a week left and then force myself into the sewing room. Unfortunately I haven't been sewing alot becasue of this either.

Good news is I do love my DJ (even though I am super tired of it) and I only have 3 more months to go.  I am going to push to be done in June instead of July.  I just need a break from it for sure.  I want to be able to go sew crazy chain piecing quilts tops for a while that is for sure.

Anywho...I finished by last DJ for the month and decided to work on my FQS BOM that I had been keeping up with until the move.  I had 3 blocks to do so that is what I did..for some reason though I misplaced my picture of the 3rd block..hmm

For some reason the last one took me forever. I couldn't sew the rows together correctly to save my hide..after a number of attempts and unsewing it is done.

Have a great day everyone,


01 April 2013

Flying Geese

What do you get when you get a layer cake, pattern and some yardage?

A ton of flying geese waiting to be assembled.

I cut all of the fabric the other day and I can honestly say I have procrastinated the starting of this project.  Why? The knitting has been calling me...well that is my story and I am sticking to it.

Of course from this picture it doesn't look quit as bad.  In person those triangles are very tall buildings I hope to leap with a single bound soon....zero down 168 to go...
Come back soon. I hope to have an update by..well the end of the week anyway.

Pooling Yarn Selections 2

The link over at Judy's doesn't like the same post. So I am splitting the pictures.

This one I started yesterday...it is on 2.75mm cubics needles with 64 stitches cast on.  I think I will call these my ice cap socks. For some reason the colors remind me of Antartica...why I don't know...blues, whites, grays...hope to see some pooling soon.


Pooling Challenge - Starting Over

I recently post the problems I had with the pooling challenge. Well, I decided to start over.  I ventured out and found some new yarn and needles so I am fresh and at it again.

At the time I took the pictures I didn't know what yarn would go with what needles. I ended up casting on the first yarn with my new Karbonz but had to change them for my regular wooden needles.  Black needles and black/dark blue yarn is not easy.

I will post more as I get farther along. Hope everyone is having great luck with this wonderful experiment.

For more information and to see what others are using head on over to Judy's


Get It Done - April

Well I made some progress from my March list

My list for March--- Quilting

1. Complete 10 Dear Jane Blocks. - I completed 17 blocks..but that was mainly to get caught up with my Get It Done posts.
2. Complete 5 Sylvia's Sampler blocks- Did not complete..worked on DJ instead.
3. Quilt and Bind Decoy Schnibbles for April Class - Completed and hanging at the shop
4. Cut, Sew, Quilt, Bind Schnibbles for May Class - Cindy Lou Who - Cut and sewn only
5. Finish Vista 1 sampler for work. - Finished and hanging at the shop.

March --- Knitting

1. Plain yellow sock number 1 finished. - Not done..think I will be tinking these..don't like the heel.
2. Honey Cowl finished. - Finished..yeah...

Vista 1

Now...my lists for April
1. Dear Jane - 10 blocks (I think I can, I think I can..I am almost done)
2. Sylvia's - 5 blocks
3. Spring Hill - 168 flying geese need to be made
4. Bind Orca Bay (UFO # don't wanna know)
1. Pooling sock challenge sock 1and 2...
2. Back of mom's cardigan
I don't know if I will get to all of this but I can only hope.  Spring football is in full force, this time for both boys. So between 5 day a week practices and games on Saturday who knows. Hubster starts school again this week and I work 4 days a week every week this month it will be crazy.  Maybe I should give up TV and the computer all together. I would probably get more done..
Have a great week everyone and to check out more Get It Done posts head on over to Judy's.