Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Progress Report

It is time to post an update before I forget what I have done and what I haven't. I have been trying to hurry and get all my numerous BOMs completed so that I can go full speed ahead on the quilts for the family. We are heading back to the US for a visit in July and I must have all the presents complete.
I have been having a lot of fun with my new project from crazy mom quilts. I am trying very hard to use mostly scraps. Even with that, the pile refuses to shrink. I guess that is good I can keep making more stuff.
You will notice my May block from Sundrop Critters. I have caught up on those as well. I don't think I posted a picture of April yet, so here it is:
I have also finished my April block for Verandah Views. I am not a fast stitcher, but I do enjoy it. I need to hurry up and trace Fowl Play for May and I might even be able to catch up on that.

My other accomplishments are my Nirvana block and the May block for Come Over to My House. I still need to get busy on something that I can actually finish before the end of the month. Hmmmm????? I must get busy. I know I need to quit everything else and get busy on the quilts for the relatives. I must--I must--I must!!!!! Borders are not as much fun.OK, I think that is all for now. I have a couple more block a days done but I don't have pictures yet. Hopefully I will finish my Now and Forever Block and I can show them off at the same time. Sew, sew, sew!!!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Happy Thursday

This week is flying by as usual. It needs to slow down and let me sew. I have accomplished a couple of things this week, though I am still unsure if there will be a finished project for May. We shall cross our fingers and see.

I am doing well on my One a Day Quilt Along. I have been doing it for 3 days and have 3 blocks. This is a very good start for me. Plus I have the fabric all ready to do today's. It is going to be very bright with (hopefully) purple in each one. Now if only all my projects were this easy to accomplish!!

I have also finished my 5th block for both of my Debbie Mumm BOM's: Natural Things and Christmas Wishes. I am going to have way too many things to quilt at the end of the year. Oh well I am keeping my New Year's resolution--I am sewing lots!!

Hope everyone else is too. I must get busy.

Monday, May 11, 2009

I have started a new project!

Yes, one more thing to make me crazy. It is a "one a day quilt along" started by Amanda Jean at (love the name) Crazy Mom Quilts. It is a simple nine patch, so it should be very doable. I have chosen to go rather bright and purple of course. I completed my first one last night.

I have the colors picked out for the next two, so hopefully I can keep up and still get a million other things done.

I have also finished block number 5 of A Christmas Wish from Gail Pan Designs . I am over half way done. I love the blocks and should have plenty of time to finish before Christmas. She says with a little too much confidence. Well at least all gifts that need to go with me on our visit to the relatives in July will be completed by then, so my chances will increase.

Anyway, I really like her designs. I have a pile of magazines with her various projects marked with post-its and one of them is even traced. I just need to be a little happier with my fabric choices.

For now I must turn into super homeschool mom and the white tornado at the same time so that I can get busy on all these uncountable projects later this afternoon. Hopefully I will have more pictures later. Think positive right? Right!!!!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I have caught up on Harmony Village!!

Yes, I am up to date on one of my many BOMs. One down --I have lost count on however many to go. So, here are my windmills, falling leaves and tulips.

Now I must get busy on all the others. Block 5 of Gail Pan's Christmas Wish is traced and ready to stitch, so hopefully I will have that done shortly. Must finish Moms this month too. OK, my goals are set. I must sew up a storm. A-

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Where did April go?

Wow! It is May, so I guess I had better get busy and update all my April blocks. I still have not finished them all but, I am a lot closer than I was. The month just flew by.

My baby turned 14 on Monday, so I had to take time out for birthday cake making and present buying. And I am now done with the rental inspection cleanup for another 3 months so now maybe I can settle down and get some serious sewing done.

For now let me show what I have finished.
Debbie Mumm Christmas

Nirvana block 4

Calico cutups block 4

Come over to my House block 4

I am busily working on the Harmony village blocks for April. There are 6 altogether. I will post them soon and I must busily work on my Mom's quilt since we will be going for a visit in July. That is hopefully one thing that I will complete for May.

So off I go to my room.