Quilt Archive

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

UFO Report for July

Hi Blog friends.

I'm sad to say that there has been no change since June's UFO post.  
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I have a pretty good reason, tho...I have become a General Contractor here at the new place.  It has been up to me to secure workment for a variety of home improvement projects.  I spent the entire month of June scheduling meetings!  I've had a slight respite from the details, but next week begins the "install" phase of the work.  Here is what will be happening in the next few months:
1.  New windows
2.  New countertop
3.  New furnace
4.  New front and garage access doors
5.  New porch railings
6.  Tree removals and lanscaping

Whew!  What a list!

I'll post pics when all is done.

Till next time...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

June UFO project list update

Hello Blog Friends,

Although busy the the Move in April and May, I did actually find time to complete several items on the 2018 UFO list.  
2018 UFO PROJECT LIST
       
  Name Current Status Date Finished
1 2015 Christmas Pages Finished! 2/10/2018
2 2015 Christmas Pages Finished! 4/19/2018
3 2015 Christmas Pages Finished! 4/20/2018
4 Seeing Red Quilt Top, back done.  Ready for quilting  
5 T-Shirt Quilt Fabrics gathered  
6 Patterns II Quilt Finished! 1/31/2018
7 Prairie Cupboard Quilt Top, back done.  Ready for quilting  
8 Colonial Williamsburg Ornament Book Materials gathered  
9 Mary's Quilt Top done.  
10 Baby Quilt Finished! 2/21/2018
11 Fran Memorial Book Finished! 2/9/2018
12 Towne Square Quilt Finished! 2/3/2018

I treated myself to a few days at our annual scrapbooking retreat in Crivitz.  I was able to finish my Christmas pages for both 2016 and 2017!  Yay!  My Christmas book is now up to date!

Here are some of the pages:







A big THANK YOU! to my daughter Kristy for designing the pages.  These pages were all made in our monthly scrapping group gatherings.  


Till next month...

The Move and Back at the Sewing Machine

Hello Blog Friends,

I'm happy to report that our move is done.  We were delayed by the once-in-100-year-snowstorm in April, but have quickly moved ahead from there.  We moved in three installments...Boxes, totes, small furniture was moved on April 28 with help of family and friends.  Two Men and a Truck helped us move the big stuff on May 1 and we finally finished with the remainder of Denis' basement workshop and garage stuff on May 5, again with the help of family.  





We spent May working on one house or the other!  Early May was spent unpacking at the new place, ie getting the kitchen, bathroom, offices, and bedroom set up.  The last two weeks in May was spend at the old place, cleaning, repairing, generally spiffing the place up to get it ready for sale.  We finished on Labor Day weekend.  The old place is now up for sale.

Phase 1 was the move, Phase 2 was sell the old place,  Phase 3 is home improvements.  We have windows, landscapers and new countertop all scheduled in to the new place.   Although there is still much unpacking yet to do, I have found some time to do some sewing.

Actually, the sewing was doing some alterations on a bridesmaid dress for my daughter Kerri.  A small and quick project, but it got me back at the sewing machine again.  



I'm still putting the finishing touches on my new craft room and will show you that very soon.  

Till next time.




Sunday, April 15, 2018

Snow Days, Sew Days

Hello again Blog Followers!

Yes, I am back sooner than I expected.  No, the move has not happened.  We had a late spring visitor instead...Winter Storm Evelyn!  She is still here and it is still snowing as I write this.  When all is said and done, she will leave over 2 ft. of new snow in her wake before she clears out tomorrow sometime.


Meanwhile, Denis and I have hunkered down to wait out the storm.  My packing is done, my chores are done.  So, what to do on this wintry spring day?  Sewing, of course.  Today I start a new project, a quick flannel quilt that will be a gift for one of my granddaughters at Christmas this year.  

These fabrics are from the Ric Rac Paddywhack fabric line, designed by Kim Diehl for Henry Glass Fabrics.  The colors are so vibrant and the designs are just plain FUN!  And, it is my favorite fabric, too....Flannel!


So, let in snow, let it snow, let it snow while I sew, sew, sew!

Till next time....

Monday, April 9, 2018

April UFO Report & News!!

Hello Blog Friends!

I'm sad to say that no progress has been made on the UFO list this past month.  Due mostly to a piece of news to share with you...

Denis and I have purchased a different house, so we have been busy with all the meetings and appointments associated with that.  But, mostly, we have been packing and packing.  We closed on the new place on April 6.  Painters and new appliances will follow in the next few weeks, then we will officially move in on the 26th.  Until then, we have a few fix-ups and changes to do.  

Here's my progress so far:



So, instead of sewing or scrapping, I've been packing.  No easy task for a crafter with two passions: sewing and scrapbooking, with plenty of supplies for both!   Then there is Denis, who is into trains and woodworking.   Add to that, the accumulated belongings from the past 10 years of homesteading in our present house.  

I probably won't be posting again for a few weeks.  I'll be working days at the new place getting it ready to move in and here at the old place, getting it ready to sell.

Wish me luck, and I'll be back after the move!

Till then...

Monday, April 2, 2018

Mini-Man Sewing at Grandma's House

Hello Blog Friends,

Corey and I spent one day together last week and we finished his tshirt quilt.  Here is a picture of the finished quilt:

Corey did all the sewing on the quilt top and back.  Grandma helped with quilting and binding.  Finished size is 52" x 68".  

We think it turned out GREAT!  What do you think?

Next time...UFO update and some BIG news!  Till then...

Sunday, March 11, 2018

March UFO Report Card


Hello Blog Friends!

Can you believe that another month has gone by?  Wow...it's March already!  I've been busy this past month (February), completing four items on the UFO list.  So far, I have 5 of 12 items listed done!  Yay!

Completed in February:

  • 2015 Christmas pages
  • Baby Quilt (see Menagerie in Blue post)
  • Fran Memorial Book
  • Towne Square Quilt
Baby Quilt:


Towne Square Quilt:

February was a very productive month!  Especially since I was also on a scrapbooking retreat, been house hunting, and was gone for a week on vacation in Florida (which was wonderful, by the way).

Till next time...

2018 UFO PROJECT LIST
Name Current Status Date Finished
1 2015 Christmas Pages Finished! 2/10/2018
2 2016 Christmas Pages --
3 2017 Christmas Pages --
4 Seeing Red Quilt Top, back done.  Ready for quilting
5 T-Shirt Quilt Fabrics gathered
6 Patterns II Quilt Finished! 1/31/2018
7 Prairie Cupboard Quilt Top, back done.  Ready for quilting
8 Colonial Williamsburg Ornament Book Materials gathered
9 Mary's Quilt Top done.
10 Baby Quilt Finished! 2/21/2018
11 Fran Memorial Book Finished! 2/9/2018
12 Towne Square Quilt Finished! 2/3/2018