Saturday, April 19, 2014

Stash Report -- Week 15

Bought a precut and some background fabric for a quilt for my stepmother.  Doing an experiment for my students to see if using a jelly roll really does save a good amount of time.

Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 38 yards
Added this Week: 4 1/4 yards
Added Year to Date: 19 3/4 yards
Net Used for 2014: 18 1/4 yards

Happy Easter

Bunnies are everywhere at Easter ... I happen to love them ... I used to have two house bunnies that gave me such immense pleasure.  They were our pets and they behaved just like dogs ... Flopsy and Theodore.  Theodore especially was like a dog.  We had Flopsy first and then came Theodore, and it was amazing how much Flopsy mellowed and changed when Theo came ... it was so cute seeing them always head to head or next to each other.  I had to promise my husband I would never have bunnies again; both of them had different diseases and because I am the animal person I am, we treated them and it was outrageously expensive because they are considered exotic pets.  But I still love bunnies and I specially love seeing them at Easter.

A couple of weeks ago while at work, I decided to go on a hunt for bunnies ...

I found them in almost every room of the store ...

And I even found them in some different places ...

These are the bunnies I just made for Easter ... 

Here is one I made for myself ...

Beacause of course I love bunnies!  May the Easter bunny bring you joy and hopefully chocolate!!

Happy Easter!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Matter of Mulch

Once a year our small city has a day where we can take anything we want to toss and drop it off at the local recycling/trash center.  Great day to get rid of the piles of large broken things we have acquired, and not have to pay for it.  The other great thing about the day ... Free mulch!!  My hubby loves to sleep in, so I am never able to get there early and always keep my fingers crossed to get some mulch.  But this year since our son is back home as a working man, and is not adverse to getting up early, we left at 8 for our first load.  There were several trucks there already, but my strategy was to not get there at 7 when they opened.  I did not want to be waiting in the early bird line .... We timed it well.  Filled up, went and had a coffee and a quick breakfast at Starbucks with my sweet son.  He is an industrious young man and I am so proud of who he continues to grow into.  Went home and unloaded, and then while I was busy moving mulch, the boys went back for 2 more loads.  We just made it stretch to cover what we wanted, but we could have used one more load.  They had gone back for load number 4, but it was too close to closing time.  I am so thankful for the 3 loads we got ... That was a lot of money we saved, and makes the yard look so nice and tidy.  It was a long day.  By the time we finished it was about 430 and I was so dirty I left a ring in the bathtub ... Haha!

And while it was snowing in other parts of the states today, we had our second day of 80 degree weather!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Getting nothing done

Well after a productive weekend away a week and a half ago, I've accomplished no sewing or longarming since I've been back.  I did get in my sewing room over the weekend and did a little sewing on an old project. I have a quilt to make for a very special someone, and I haven't worked on it very much.  I would really like to get it done this year and so I decided to make a couple blocks over the weekend.  It felt good.  I have lots of longarming to do, I just don't know what has been happening to the days.  It has been 90 here the last 2 days and that is just way too hot to spend over my longarm.

I'll show you a quilt I finished a couple of weeks ago ...
A quilt that a dear friend made for her granddaughter.
The memories in the making of this quilt are very special, and I thought of this as I was quilting it.
The granddaughter is going to love this gift from her grandma ... Made with love. I used Omni in top and bobbin in my favorite color, Bronco.  Did a sweet little loopy loop.

I forgot to get a shot of this on the longarm ... It's a cute quilt made with a large apple core design.  Her piecing was lovely.  I was a little nervous about pinning the top on because of the wavy edges -- I alway pin with a straight edge. But I got it on and it worked out great.  Used the same Omni Bronco thread in top and bobbin, and customer requested a loopy design.

Hopefully I'll get something done this weekend!  And here's a picture of the sweetie that always makes me smile.  She is so adorable!!!! Xoxo
I hope you're getting time to sew ... I tend to forget it should be something I enjoy doing, and not something I have to do.

Stash Report - Week 14

Nothing in or out this week 

Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 38 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 15 1/2 yards
Net Used for 2014: 22 1/2 yards

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Stash Report - Week 13

Oh gosh ... Behind a week ... This is last week's report!  My daughter's quilt contains 6 yards of fabric all from my stash!  Woo Hoo!  That will make a dent.

Used this Week: 6 yards
Used year to Date: 38 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 15 1/2 yards
Net Used for 2014: 22 1/2 yards