Wednesday, July 31, 2013

American Jane - DONE

Here's a picture of the American Jane Quilt. 

I didn't have a chance to take pictures when it was light outside so that will have to wait until tomorrow but I wanted to put at least one picture up.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

15 Minute Challenge - 7-30-13

I am hopeful that putting the date on my post will keep me from publishing early.  Probably not, but I can always hope.

Tuesday - worked on AJ quilt
Wednesday - worked on AJ quilt
Thursday - worked on AJ quilt
Friday - nothing
Saturday - more nothing
Sunday - finished quilting AJ quilt, made binding, attached binding to front of quilt, made pillow for YD (matching duvet cover)
Monday - hand stitch binding to back of AJ quilt

I had a pretty good week this week, and no early, accidentally posting of my post. Yay!

The AJ quilt is just about finished.  I'll finish up the binding tonight and wash it and see how it looks.  I'm happy with it. It doesn't have a home.  It's a child's quilt but not a boy or a girl quilt -- a lot of blue (boy) but also a lot of children playing (girl).

Anyway, head on over to Life in Pieces to see who else has linked up to report on how they met the challenge this week.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Update - The List

Well, the year is more than half over and I need to see how much I've gotten done on my list.  I went through it and realized there are quite a few that I've completed, and some that I need to work on, and some that I shouldn't have put on the list.

The ones that I should not have put on the list : for example making my bed 5 out of 7 days.  When I put it on it seemed reasonable but now I realize it is not something I can measure -- at least not without a chart of some sort, someplace where I can mark down when I make my bed, so that at the end of the year I can see if I really made the bed 260 days this year. Silly, right?!

OK.  Let's work on the update now. finished #3, went away for a weekend with my husband.  This wasn't exactly what I had in mind, but we did go away to New York for a weekend.  So I'm counting that.

I added a couple of items to #27 (52 $1 items).  I'm sure there are some things I have missed on this, so I'll have to pay more attention.

Working on 1, 4, 5, 7,  11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 27, 33, 34??

Completed: 3, 8, 10, 13, 14, 18, 26, 28, 29, 35, 38, 39, 41, 43, 49

Haven't started: 2, 6, 9,19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 36, 37, 40, 42, 44, 46, 47, 48, 50, 51

Not doing so well on: 30, 31, 32, 45

There are a couple of simple items, like making a list of the states I've visited -- visiting and unvisited state will be harder.  Though I'm planning a get away with my husband for October, so maybe we can hit one of those states then.

I've started thinking about things to put on next year's list so I will probably start making that list.

15 Minute Challenge

Tuesday - worked on AJ quilt
Wednesday - worked on AJ quilt
Thursday - worked on AJ quilt
Friday - nada
Saturday - worked on AJ quilt and made bridal shower cake

Sunday - nothing
Monday -nothing

I was finally able to get myself to sit down and sew.  I worked on the AJ quilt and will continue to until it's done.  I've been trying to get the fabric to finish the sock monkey quilt  and have been kind of thinking of what to back the time and again scraps with.

To see how others have met the challenge, check out the 15 Minute Challenge over at Life in Pieces.

Happy sewing!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

15 Minute Challenge

Here's how my week went.

Tuesday- nothing
Wednesday - basted duvet cover
Thursday - nothing
Friday - nothing
Saturday - finished duvet cover
Sunday - made pillow cases, pillow
Monday - worked on American Jane quilt

Finally got some sewing in.  I finished my YD's duvet cover this weekend and it's on her bed.  I made two pillow cases to go with it and a small pillow -- mostly to use up the fabric, but it looks nice with the coordinating pillows.

Started the quilting on the American Jane quilt.  I'm going to quilt three lines by each seam.  I think that will look nice.

To see how others did or to check in, head on over to the 15 minute challenge at Life In Pieces.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Finally ... another finish

Finally another finish for 2013!! I finished the duvet cover this weekend.  and I made two pillow cases and a small pillow to go with it.

As always, I worry that it's not good enough, but my daughter seems quite pleased.  I'm happy she's pleased.  I'm also happy to have a little more room in my closet...

Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy Birthday!! (Part II)

Image from here.
and another Happy Birthday to my niece Katie!  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Happy Birthday!!

Image from here.
Just wanted to wish my nephew, Jay, a very happy birthday today!!

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