Sunday Stash October 14, 2018

No change in any of the numbers this week. I only worked on the embroidery while traveling.
Autumns call prog2Note to self – start seasonal projects earlier. By the time I finish this I’ll be decorating for Christmas.
I also cut out the shirt yesterday. Look for that to turn into usage soon.
Fabric In: 13 yards
Fabric Out: 15 yards
Net Fabric Used: 2 yards
Quilt & embroidery spending: $141

How did you do this week?

1 Julie in GA
2 Kate
3 Chrisknits
4 Meloney
5 Quilting Gail
6 Aileen
7 Jennifer in Indy

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Diversions

As much as I’d like to be sewing, I’m doing this instead.
va beachI’ll have to make due with watching videos about sewing.

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Sunday Stash October 7, 2018

No change in any of the numbers.
I made some progress on the leader and ender project and the embroidery.
CAH Autumn2I had even less free time this week, but I made more of an effort to work on my projects. That’s as good as it gets for now.
Fabric In: 13 yards
Fabric Out: 15 yards
Net Fabric Used: 2 yards
Quilt & embroidery spending: $141
How did you do this week?

1 Julie in GA
2 Kate
3 Chrisknits
4 maggie f
5 Meloney
6 DesertSky Quilting
7 Quilting Gail
8 Aileen

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October 2018 Short List

I think every month goes fast, but September outdid itself. I only finished one small project.
I was crazy busy at work last month and expect that to continue through this month. I don’t have big hopes of finishing much.
The Short List includes something old (UFO), something new, a handwork project, a scrap project and a project in the design phase. I started using this system in November 2014 to keep myself focused. I add and delete categories over time as my interests change.
Something Old – I didn’t work on the bears at all last month. Maybe I’ll start on them this month.
bear blocks
Something New – I’ve altered a pattern for a shirt. I’ve wanted to get back to clothes sewing for a couple years.
simplicity 8061
Handwork – Autumn’s Call is in progress. This is a Crabapple Hill pattern.
CAH Autumn2
Scrap Project – The table runner is fused and the pieces need appliqued.
floral runner
Design – I don’t have anything in the design phase right now. I have a project in mind, but it needs to wait.
I’m still working on the leader and ender project.
I’m not choosing a OMG this month because I know I won’t get to it. I’ll be happy if I finish the shirt.

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Sunday Stash September 30, 2018

No change in any of the numbers this week.
I haven’t spent any time in the sewing room but made decent progress on the embroidery. Not ideal, but an improvement over last week.
At least I’m not buying any fabric. Or classes. Or patterns. It seems the less I sew, the bigger the temptation. The last thing I need right now is another project.
Fabric In: 13 yards
Fabric Out: 15 yards
Net Fabric Used: 2 yards
Quilt & embroidery spending: $141

How did you do this week?

1 Meloney
2 Julie in GA
3 Chrisknits
4 maggie f
5 Kate
6 Quilting Gail
7 Mary-Kay
8 Angie in SoCal
9 Aileen
10 DesertSky Quilting

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I’ve Been Thinking…….

When I don’t get much creative time, I spend lots of time thinking about what I’ll do when I have it again. Ideas wander through my mind about projects, techniques and experiments. It’s a good thing and a bad thing all rolled into one. I love hanging out with ideas and have a hard time resisting new projects.
Here’s some of what I’ve been thinking about.
How my Art Quilt Group had a dye day (that I was unable to attend) and dyed cheesecloth and yarn in with their fabric. This created coordinating sets.
How I’ve never used cheesecloth much in my quilts.
How much fun it would be to dye cotton floss and pearl cotton and why I’ve never considered it before.
If I should ask for new dyes for Christmas.
What my theme will be for 2019. This year was about finishing UFOs. I like that the count decreased, but I’d like to do something else.
How I want to get back to working on the floral runner.
How the charity quilt pile is calling my name.
About trying my hand at watercolors.
And drawing.
About adding creative play days to the monthly Short List.
How I’ve done that before and not followed through.
Why that is.
I could go on for days, but you get the idea.
I’ve been thinking about the creative play dates a lot lately, along with the 2019 theme. I like to live with an idea for a while and see how it feels. Mostly it feels like I need to get back in the sewing room before I add a bunch of things to my idea journal.

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Sunday Stash Sept 23, 2018

No change in any of my numbers.
Thanks to everyone who left comments on the embroidery. It’s easy to lose perspective when you work on something close up.
I’ve started working on the alterations to the shirt pattern. After taking my measurements I discovered I bought the wrong size in everything. I still plan to use those patterns. What’s one more adjustment? No wonder the shirts I made years ago didn’t fit that well.
Fabric In: 13 yards
Fabric Out: 15 yards
Net Fabric Used: 2 yards
Quilt & embroidery spending: $141

How did you do this week?

1 maggie f
2 Meloney
3 Kate
4 Julie in GA
5 Quilting Gail
6 DesertSky Quilting
7 Chrisknits
8 Aileen

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