At Plum Loco Ranch, Door County, WI.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lots of work (and Stash Report week 34)

I'm running a little late today.  Last night was sew down night at my LQS.  The owner had afternoon plans but left us a key so we could open up and start without her, wasn't that nice?!

As a result of an unusually late night, I got up a bit late so my quiet morning time before DH and DS woke up was cut short, very short!  That means no time to compose a blog post.

All of my free time this week has been spent working - for money, that is.  Sew, not much has happened in my sewing space or in the gym.  I have been walking the dog so at least some physical activity took place.  This afternoon, after a little family time, I'm heading to the gym to get the adrenaline flowing and stretch out.

In the evenings, too tired to do anything else, I managed to kick my feet up in the recliner and do a few hexies.  I finished up the hexies for my Inchy Swap Partner, which I will show you next week after she gets them.

And here's one for my little flower garden.  I also ordered some more 3/4" paper pieces. Check out more pretty flowers at Pigtales & Quilts.

Look at all these dots!  My quilty friend Joyce brought some polka dots for me to select from her stash last night.  There were some big pieces in her bag!  I cut some 1/4 yards or FQs of most but check out that white with purple dots near the top - it measures 1.75 yards. There's 9 yards of fabric there!  THANK YOU, Joyce! Hhmmm...Santa may visit Joyce a little early this year!!

I will make hexies from these prints but I will also use them to make this pretty, and huge, 24" block from Lily's Quilts.

Earlier this summer I joined a polka dot charm swap.  I have 80 charms which will make 5 blocks.  16 more charms will do another block.  There will also be a scrappy dot border on the sides to make it a bit wider.  This is one of those long range plans - I have lots of quilting to do before I piece this top!

 Here are my Civil Was BOM blocks that I got done last night.  The pattern is called Rolling Stone.

These are some blocks for our guild's charity committee.  I have no idea what they're called but we were instructed not to trim them.

My other evening activty continues to be embroidery.  I haven't worked at all on block #5 of the Clover & Violet QAL but I did work on this sampler.  It's from a new blog called We Love French Knots by Bari J.  She has included how-to videos - woohoo!

Check out more fun crafts at Sew Many Ways.

Love my little origami bag for holding my stitchin' stuff!

There's a new blog for quilting readers begun by Miki Willa - Quilters, Books and Bindings.  The idea is we read a book, discuss it on the blog, and create a quilt inspired by the book that we also share on the blog.
Years ago I belonged to a reading group and enjoyed reading new things, reaching outside my comfort zone.  Please check it out and join in the fun!

This week's numbers:
Used this Week:  0
Used year to Date: 47
Added this Week: 9.25
Added Year to Date: 92.425
Net Used for 2011:   -45.425

Next weekend I start quilting!!!!!!!!

Head over to Judy's blog for more stash busting reports. Have a great week!!


  1. Sorry work has cut into your free time! Have fun quilting next weekend!

  2. I hate when work delays my sewing but it's life. Your hexie is beautiful. Mine are 1 inch.They are easier to make.

  3. Even though work may cut into your free time, you are still getting things done.. slow but sure wins the race. :)

    Thanks for the link to that blog. I will have to put it on my sidebar and keep up to date with the goings on and possibly read a book and join in.

  4. So, you like polka dots, huh? They are starting to grow on me just like lots of other things. I saw that sampler at French Knots too and just did part of it on a crazy quilt RR I am in with a sewing theme.

  5. I love all the polka dots! My granddaughter has asked me to make her a polka dot quilt in pinks and purples. I used to see them all the time in stores, now I never see any. I will have to keep looking.

  6. Glad someone came through for you on the dots! I just can't seem to find time to cut them. :(


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