Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Stash Report Week 16

Last week I bought 5 yards but turned around and gave it to tirane for the backing of "Orange You Glad".

My co-worker is still in ICU and still in a drug induced coma. She is now on 75% Oxygen and her color is getting better but there is still something wrong and they have run more tests to determine just what. They are hoping they can take her out of the coma by Sunday. Prayers are still needed. She will have a very long road to recovery.

Hug your friends and loved ones today. Hug your earth too. It's earth day. I don't know how much they will understand but I'm gonna teach the kids about recycling and saving electricity today.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Thoughts and Prayers Needed

My fabric sale and sewing in general may be put on hold for a week or so. One of our teacher who is NEVER sick is in the hospital ICU with Pnemonia and I am convering not only her hours but some of mine as well so this will be a LONG week.

Please keep my friend and co-worker Leslie in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Overwhelmed/Easter plans

Well last years spring cleaning and this January's clean up didn't solve the problem. I walk into my sewing room and I still feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff I have. I haven't read it yet, but I'm reminded of Peter Walsh's book "Does ths clutter make my butt look fat?".

I am trading away some block sets on QATW for fabrics I need and am going to have a sale here on my blog starting April 13 of fabrics and books. Those of you that are local to DFW can pay me $ in person and the rest will be by mail or paypal. So please check back Monday morning and maybe there will be something that sparks your interest.

What are your plans for the holiday weekend? Unfortuantely I have to work all day Friday but hope to cut some fabrics when I get home. The only other goal for the weekend is to finally decide on the sashing and borders for the shoofly quilt and get those cut and/or made.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and can do something quilty!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Stash Report, Week 14

Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 18.625 yards

Fabric Used this Week: 1 yards
Fabric Used Year to Date: 46 1/2 yards

Quick post. I'm home on my lunch break and I want to go sew.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

April Goals

I did get all of the shooflies made the other day but I still need to press them and get them squared up. That's on the list to do today. I'll post a pic when they are all done cause I can't decide anything on sashing and borders. I looked at some Shoofly quilts online trying to get inspiration and didn't really see anything that caught my eye.

This weekend QATW is doing what is supposed to be a really easy, No HST's, scrappy Mystery quilt. We were told to get 1.25 yards of scraps that were very light and 4 yards of scraps that were on the dark side of medium to dark. Well, being one who loves to be different, I'm going to use WOW scraps and Brights, but I am going to pick from the blue/green/purple sort of range. Maybe throw in some Black and some red. We'll have to see what happens. Should be fun! and a nice diversion from the taxes that DH and I need to work on this weekend too.

As for the rest of the few goals are to..

  • finish the Shoofly top
  • make a top from the Heart blocks I won in a lotto
  • and start something with a collection of pink and red scraps gathered from my stash and from friends. I have a pattern in mind but I haven't played with it in EQ yet.
There are some other things I might work on but they will be icing on the cake if I do. I just really don't want to set myself up with too many goals and stress myself out. I'm also going to be working on my health and that's gonna start with cutting out some of the junk food I had started eating again. I have already started and have lost 2 pounds this week. I've been drinking the Gatorade like I'm supposed to but I have been neglecting the water and I need to start drinking more of it. I would love to lose 10 pounds this month. I know I can do it if I put my mind to it.