Sunday, August 13, 2017

Weekend Blocks and Learning Bad Habits


Dreary weather is OK for sewing.
I have finished 2 neutral blocks for the Rainbow Challenge.


I did redo my moose. I am much happier with him now.
Still have no idea what I did the first. Just Ugh!!
 I seem to spend a lot of time redoing lately. 

I'm also working on the butterfly and other stitching on the birdhouse block for Bleeker Street.

And what bad habits you ask?
Well, Miss Good Girl Squeaks has obviously been paying way too much attention to her younger, naughty brother.
I found her in one of his spots,


and then she made a big old mess of her own without any instruction from her brother.


Needless to say, I have been doing some tidying today.
Not all of it has been caused by my furry friends, but they are certainly adding to it.

For now--it is laundry and NASCAR.
Hopefully, I will get some backgrounds for some applique blocks cut out later.
Hope  everyone is having a wonderful weekend.
L,A-


 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Neutral Colors



These fabrics will soon be rainbow challenge blocks. Witt makes everything a challenge, but he is cuddly so I let him be. 

I think my Moostle Toe block falls into the neutral category as well.


I think he is kind of cute now. When I was unpicking parts of him, I was not so sure!!
 My old lady Squeaks is too dark to fall into this category, but she did make it up three whole stairs so that she could keep and eye on my comings and goings.


She is practicing to be a speed bump! She really is brave because I am a klutz!

We are having thunderstorms right now, but nowhere near as bad as they are having in other parts of the country.
I hope you are all safe no matter where you are.
L,A-

Thursday, August 3, 2017

August Activity

There was a lot of activity in the sewing room today.
Pulling this, cutting that, hunting for other things.
I did do some actual sewing.
I got the main part of the birdhouse block for Spring on Bleeker Street done.


I need to do the butterfly applique and some stitching and it will be good to go.
Also finished cutting out the moose for Have a Holly Jolly Christmas over at Sew Fresh Quilts


Just a pile of moose bits at the moment, but Saturday will be here soon right????
And then I collected a pile of stuff for August neutrals for the rainbow challenge.


Not much actual cutting out there yet, but I am ready to go.
I got distracted by a giant pile of Christmas fabric.
I pulled this pile.
 

It is a start for this quilt a long that Joy is hosting.


I know--I am starting something else, but look how cute it is.
And I am finishing up the other Christmas quilt soon.
Well, at least I am finishing up the top. That counts right???
 I have found a whole bunch of other things that I want to do lately as well, but I am trying to control myself.
I know there is a pineapple quilt in my future.
I also have a million UFO's screaming at me.
I am guaranteed not to be bored at least!
Happy in my insanity!!!
L,A-

 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Bye Bye July!!

Sewing has been a challenge this month with all the extra time at work, but I did not do too badly.
Took a quick picture of all my finishes.
Quick, because nothing wanted to stay on the wall.


I forgot to put all of the pinwheels up there that I did for my Bleeker Street quilt, but hopefully soon I can get a picture of all of my progress to date.

These are my most recent finishes:


One more after this one--the mistletoe moose and then I can put it all together. Woo Hoo!!

And a gray kitty!!


 Two more for the first quilt and then I can start putting it all together. I was going to do both at the same time, but I decided to do one to make sure I liked the locations of all of the left and right facing kitties before I did the second one.
These are definitely an ongoing project!!

There will be another project starting soon.
As soon as I sort through ridiculous amounts of Christmas fabric. Too many choices.
Because the fact that I have 88 UFO's that I have been ignoring, is no big deal right?????
Stay cool everyone!!
L,A-

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

What I Did Today

I woke up and hit the sewing room hard.
Can't believe the end of July is coming up soon.
So, I made two cats, a reindeer, a rainbow block and 3 complete pinwheels.
There is a pile of cut out pinwheels that will hopefully get worked on this week.


One more long week at work and then maybe I will get more done. We shall see.
Witt got a new kitty TV, so he shares time between the sewing room and his window in the bedroom now.
It was really hot out today--I think even the birdies were hiding.

 
Hope everyone is staying cool and if you are somewhere that is cool--could you send some my way please?
L,A- 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Slow Blue Sunday!

Can't believe it is the 9th already.
I lost June altogether and now July is running away too.
I did manage to get two blue rainbow blocks done today.


And I finished the rest of the blocks I was working on for Bleeker Street.


I have a lot of stitching to do before this month's progress report for Bleeker Street, so I need to keep it handy at all times.
Also worked on some of my kitties and I have more rainbow blocks and my reindeer cut out for Holly Jolly Christmas.
Hoping that with everything prepped, I can get some things done with all of my extra work hours.

My helper was not very helpful today.
He ended up moving everything out of his way and taking a nap right where there used to be a neat pile of fabric.



No one told him that I didn't need help making messes. I can do that all by myself.
And usually do!!!


 Hope everyone had a great weekend!!
L,A-

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sometimes...

...being confident is not a good thing.
I figured my next Christmas block would go much more smoothly than the ornaments. I had already done the more difficult version before--another boo boo--but not one that had to be redone.
So, I am flowing right along and boom:


Did the diagonal backwards. I cut out all new pieces and redid it the right way!


And then, I finally turned it into a bow.


I also worked on Bleeker Street for awhile.


I may be working on it forever. I do really like it, but I am doing a lot of things that I am out of practice on, so I am going slowly. No over confidence here!!!!

For now--I must go to work. Hopefully I can sneak so ME time in between work hours for the next four days!!??
Hope everyone is having a great week!!
L,A-