Monday, February 23, 2015

Stash Report 7

Hi everyone!  It has been a good week.  got some more things done! 

bobbins used this week: 4
bobbins used year to  date: 27
Thread spools emptied this week:  0
Thread spools emptied year to date: 0
Fabric used this week: 1  yard
Fabric used year to date:  33 1/2 yards
Fabric added this week: 0 yards
Fabric added year to date: 11 yards
UFOs finished year to date: 5
New start year to date: 2

First off I finished an OLD UFO!  Yeah me!  this was started, I think about 10 years ago in Thornberries.  we all pooled of patterns and made these little wall hangings.  the top was sewn together and I had most of the embroidery done.  Then for some reason, it was put away.  I came across it, and looked at it for a few days.  It was telling me to finish, and I was just moving it around the sewing room. 

I finally grab it up and finished the embroidery - took a couple of nights of not working on it really hard.  I spent about an hour quilting it and another hour binding it.  Finished! 

I used a total of 1 1/4 yard of fabric, it's 14 x 20. 

This is a charity quilt I have been working on.  I didn't piece it and I will not bind it, so it really doesn't count on my UFO list.  I used the Handiquilter versa tool ruler.  I used a ruler!  It was fun, amazing, and easy and hard at the same time. 

this is a close up of the quilting....

By no means is it perfect.  But I am pretty excited that I finally jumped in and did it. 

I made 8 more apple blocks.  I need 32 more and now need to cut more pieces for it. 

I made 12 more step up blocks.  I need 26 more of these blocks.  so more cutting here too.  

I finished making these flower blocks.  I am sending 12 blocks for the swap  and needed to make 8 more blocks for a total of 20.  well, I guess I over cut what I needed.  I have 26 blocks now!  

And I finished Novembers block!  I have December yet to do.  I am so excited, I am so close.  So pretty soon I can start putting them together. 

This coming week another UFO will go on the frame.  just trying to decide which one and can I do some fun quilting on it! 


Friday, February 20, 2015

Hi everyone!  Recently we went to Lexi's last volleyball game.  She has grown so much.  She really is a great volleyball player.  there was 3 games, and they won 2!  go pink panthers!

Eva was there to cheer Lexi on.  Her nails were painted and so cute I had to take a picture. 

here is our sweet Eva. 

didn't get a picture of Jackson.  but he was there to cheer Lexi on too. 


Thursday, February 19, 2015

My February Chalkboard....

Well,  it was Lexi's turn to do my chalkboard.  we kept forgetting or running out of time.  So finally it is done!  and here is her masterpiece!

isn't Lexi beautiful?  She loves me so much.  She loves having her picture taken!  NOT!  She just makes me laugh......

thank you sweetie for doing my chalkboard!


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Something new

Hi everyone!  hubby and I love to try new restaurants.  We have found some really good ones.  This time we tried Aloha Kitchen

Can I say YUM!!!!  we loved it.  Bruce had the potato/macaroni salad.  He really enjoyed it.  I had the garden salad.  Hmmmmm......   I also had the coconut shrimp which was delicious.  and some kind of chicken - sorry I do not remember the name of it.  very tender and moist.  the serving were huge.  We had to take some food home. 

would we go back?  in a New York minute!  It's a tiny place.  service was good.  AND it's next to our favorite pizza place - Nello's 


Monday, February 16, 2015

Stash Report 6

Hi everyone!

bobbins used this week: 1
bobbins used year to  date: 23
Thread spools emptied this week:  0
Thread spools emptied year to date: 0
Fabric used this week: 0  yard
Fabric used year to date:  32 1/2 yards
Fabric added this week: 0 yards
Fabric added year to date: 11 yards
UFOs finished year to date: 4
New start year to date: 2
no finishes, just slowly plugging away. 

I was in a mini bow tie swap.  there were all sent to me, I traded them out, and sent them back out.
And I made about 20 more bow ties.  work some more on the flower swap
Same picture from last week.  I made 4 more.  I need to trade 12 but I need 20 for the size of quilt I want to make.  so I have just a couple more to do. 
this week, I think, is going to be at a slower pace.  not much happening.  cross your fingers and hope it stays that way.  so hopefully plenty of time to finish up some things. 
The weather has been in the 80s here.  absolutely wonderful!  perfect!  What we live for.  I know it will be getting hot soon, but please not too soon. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

A Most Wonderful Gift!

I have a friend who is a long arm quilter.  Well, in fact I have a lot of friends who quilt for hire.  But this one friend, has been so very helpful. 
When I first got my HQ16, she spent a lot of time answering questions and showing me things.  Joann  just upgraded her system to digital.  She emailed me about her pantographs.  Did I want them?  Oh my, YES! 

Do you see this?  3 bags!!!  probably over 150 of them.  Thank you so much Joann.  You are a sweetie!!! I am overwhelmed!  There are good people in this world......


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Happy Dancing!

Oh my goodness,  I LOVE filling up my car. 

Do you see that?  $1.13 per gallon!  WOW!  70 cents off! 

And look at this!

Under $20 to fill up.  I have a 16 gallon tank.  I was cutting it a little close..... 

My hubby work in the gas industry and he says that gas is going up.  I am just thankful where I do my grocery shopping gives me points.  thank you Fry's