Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tea Party Anyone?

I am getting closer to getting caught up on Christine's Kitchen.
One more to go before I am caught up. I still have to do the vase, but I am using fussy fabric that is going to involve matching up lines so I need to do it when I have lots of time and no distractions and maybe help from my engineer hubby.
I finished these two:



So, things are starting to fall into place.


I also got some cutting out done on the cardinal Christmas block before my little helper came to visit.


He was having far too much fun, so I eventually had to give up and play with him.


Hope you all had a purr-fect day!!!
L,A-

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Christmas in April

I am trying to be caught up on all of my sew alongs by the end of next week.
That is the plan anyway.
Don't want to start May behind.
So, I have finished my Partridge block this afternoon.


And here are all of them together.


And I will try to get the cardinal cut out in the next day or two. I know the next one will be out far too quickly.
NO STRESSING!!!!!!
I think that was my New Year's resolution.
 Hope the sun is shining where you are!
L,A- 
 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Progress Report

Today is Day 18 of the 100 Day Creative Challenge.
100 days seems very far away.
The good thing is that if I make it, I might actually get some stuff accomplished.

I did complete 3 blocks on Sunday.
I did another RSC block.
It started off as one of my multi-colored blocks, but I really think that it fits into the aqua column now that it is done.


That's OK, because I have plenty more multi-colored scraps to play with.
Then I was a good girl and finished another kitty for my Patchkats quilts.


And then I finished another block for Christine's Kitchen.
I finished it after taking it all apart--never get to confident.
I sewed the sides on upside down.
After resewing:


Today, Christmas blocks! Hopefully no unpicking involved!!!
Let's call it Trouble Free Tuesday!!!
May your day be the same!
L,A-
 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Spring has Sprung


And I bet you can figure out my favorite color.





 There was some actual sewing done today, but I will show those pictures tomorrow.
 Hope everyone had a beautiful day with friends and family!!
L,A-
 




Thursday, April 13, 2017

Things for Thursday

It was really nice today.
I did not need the A/C on in the sewing room.
I have a feeling there may not be many of these days left until the heat hits.
I did manage to get some blocks finished today.
One of my multicolored rainbow block: 


I have at least two more of these to do.
I also finished block 5 for Christine's Kitchen.


Two more to go on that one. I worked on a couple of other blocks as well. Hopefully I can keep up the 100 days after I get home from work tomorrow.
Fingers crossed!!
L,A- 
 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Getting Somewhere

Happily I am off tomorrow, so I don't have to keep trying to stuff life, sewing and work all into one day.
I am not good at it!!
I have to go to work shortly, but I have managed to get Bleeker Street almost caught up.


Still needs a sun and I will get there.
Also, I have worked on a gazillion other things at the same
 time. This is just the table I sew at:

 At the other two tables, there are cats and birds waiting their turn. One day off is not going to be enough!!!
Oh well, I have managed to do a little bit of creativity everyday for the last 12 days and I am happy dancing.
Joy nicely let me start my 100 days on the 1st since I had a rare but awesome long weekend and I needed to make the most of it. Thank you ma'am.

Hope everyone is having a happy sunshiny day!!
L,A-
 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Too Much Work...

...and not enough play makes Alice get very, very far behind.
But, I have been trying to catch up today.
I finally finished cutting out the partridge block for Have a Holly Jolly Christmas quilt along.



I forgot to count how many pieces, but it is a lot and of course the next block in posted, so I am very behind.
Working on it!!!
And I am also trying to finish up the next part in the Bleeker Street quilt along. I am not behind. Not done, but not behind.
YET!!


And over there on the left are my multicolored blocks.
At least the first two.
There will most likely be more. I have lots of random multicolored fabric scraps.

I also think that I have finally figured out what fabric to use on the next teacup, so that will be happening soon.

I have an adoption event at PetSmart tomorrow, so that will be part of my day. But hopefully, I will get many things accomplished after that. Please!!!
 Hope you are having a fun weekend!!
L,A-

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tea Anyone???


Or maybe you prefer coffee???
I now have both. 
I finished the teapot and finally got the whole row put together.


 I am not sure what color to do the next teacup.
I did play with it for awhile and decided that I needed to walk away. Hopefully it will pop out at me tomorrow.

So, I have begun another challenge thanks to Joy at Days Filled With Joy.
100 Days of Creativity. She has a cool plan in her mind, but I am going to stick to trying to do at least a little bit of sewing everyday for 100 days.
Some days are going to be a challenge that's for sure.
I have nicely had a long 4 day weekend, but tomorrow is back to work.
Therein lies the real challenge.
So, Today is Day 4.
Lets hope I can keep it up!!!
L,A-

Monday, April 3, 2017

Getting There!!!

Never seem to get as much done as I would like, but I am plugging along. Seems like the more I plan to do, the more mistakes and unpicking I end up doing
I really wanted to finish all of the teacups and pots yesterday, but alas--Not Quite!!!

Here is my progress so far:





Love these colors. Glad that I got brave and let them out of their ribbon.


I will hopefully get the tea pot finished tomorrow. Of course now the next block is posted, so I will try to get that one too.

They are talking more thunderstorms tonight, but yesterday and this afternoon were gorgeous.
Hubby captured a new sighting for me in the neighbors tree.


 I have never seen Cedar Waxwings in our area before.
Maybe they liked the weather too????

Hope everyone has had a peaceful Monday.


L,A-

 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Saturday Selecting

Fabrics that is.
 The color of the month is multi-colored and I certainly have a ton of those.

I picked a few that I liked and actually seemed to work together.


I also have a pile of hmmmm maybe fabrics, just in case I find that I have way too much time on my hands. 
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!

I also decided on these lovelies for Christine's Kitchen SAL at Little Bunny Quilts.


This should make pretty teacups and teapots. And yes, I know this means I am starting something else.


I also have my fabric picked out for my Partridge in a Pear tree block. SOOOOO...
Tomorrow, I have to do some serious cutting and then a whole bunch of sewing.
That is the plan anyway!
Hope everyone got lots of sewing and other relaxing things done today.
No more spring cleaning!!!
L,A-