Monthly Archives: April 2017

Stash Report And Self Control

Nothing finished this week. I added a half yard of batik for the embroidered bears quilt. I didn’t find this fabric until my second pass through the shop. I auditioned other fabrics and found that they were a bit muted, … Continue reading

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Those Bells Again

Another slow creative week here. I need off this train. I did a little better at the end of the week and finished the second bell. I already decided to switch the colors on the second pillowcase. The bow will … Continue reading

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Back To Basics

After a break from the sewing room, I’m back to forcing myself in there most days. I can’t believe how easy it is to fall out of the habit. It reminds me of resolutions to eat healthier or exercise every … Continue reading

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Stash Report And Little Stitches

No fabric in or out this week. I did some reorganization yesterday and put all my homeless fabric into a dresser. I’m happy to say I didn’t fill it, but all that fabric was overwhelming. I now have two dressers … Continue reading

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Knowing When To Stop

The Stitching To Dye quilt #3 is now a finished top. There was a bit of auditioning in the sewing room of plain borders and a piano key border, but this quilt wants to stay simple. It told me not … Continue reading

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Stash Report And Putting It Together

I started sewing the hatchet blocks together into a top. I added some spacers to break up the pattern. I was back to that hot mess thing without them. I feel that this one needs a pieced border, but I … Continue reading

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With Bows On

Just one bow really. This was not the most creative of weeks. I finished the work project and delivered everything a day early. There will be questions, but the hard work is done. Now I’m back to catching up the … Continue reading

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Stash Report And Hatchet Blocks

No fabric bought and nothing finished this week. I made some progress on the hatchet blocks for the Stitching To Dye Quilt #3. Once I get 20 or so made I’ll play around with the setting and go from there. … Continue reading

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In A Slow Stitch Mood

I didn’t make it into the sewing room much this week. I’m working on a big project at work that I just want done, and I’m mentally fried by the time I get home. No thinking or sharp objects for … Continue reading

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April Short List

March was a good month for The Short List. I finished the rug, the Safehouse top and January’s art supply play block. I haven’t made much UFO progress, but there are plenty of months left in the year. The Short … Continue reading

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