Sunday, September 1, 2013

Off to a good start...

... so far this month. HA HA! I would like to try to start posting regularly again.

I haven't posted since July 1. So I have some things to catch up with before I can move on. It's not a rule, just something I want to do. There is a little bit of OCD in me. Just a tad and it wants to keep things in order. Just a bit. So I will catch you up before I move on to September's activities...

July was a fun month. Danny celebrated another birthday. That's always a good thing. The alternative really sucks. We had Fridays off thanks to the asshats in DC we didn't get paid so we weren't allowed to work. Those days were fun, but it was a bittersweet kind of fun. I was able to get lots done in the sewing department. 

1. Doctor Who Apron for us   2. Lots of grilling   3. do.Good Stitches charity blocks   4. Anniversary pillow for my nephew and his wife
5. Inchies OG swap   6. back anniversary pillow   7. Octopus pincushion Fab Little pincushion swap   8. Mermaid quilt Mini QT swap
9. Drawstring pouch   10. paper pieced Seahorse   11. My quilt guild notebook cover   12. Wonky star block for the quilt guild charity quilt
13. Watercolor seahorse ICAD   14. Lunch made from leftovers   15. Drawstring pouch for MQG swap 16. Extras for Mini QT swap  

August still had us furloughed for the first couple of weeks. But it was a bit busier outside the house so not a lot of creating was done. Danny and I celebrated 20 years of marriage. I still can't believe that it's been that long. We had a very nice, relaxing dinner and spent the night in a local hotel. It was wonderful. 

1. inside of Dorothy Day Tripper    2. do.Good Stitches block   3. Tula pink charms swap received    4. Flash paper pieced test block
5. Farmers Wife block    6. VBMQG Tote Swap bag    7. ALS wheelchair quilt   8. start of an angel project 
9. Modern Stash Bee block    10. do.Good Stitches block    11. Dorothy Day Tripper    12. Farmers Wife block

All of these were fun to make. The ALS quilt was done in a frenzy. For some dumb reason, I thought it was due in August. It's not due until the end of September. But it's done now, so that's a good thing.  

September is looking promising. I don't have any swaps. I planned it this way. School is starting which means soccer games start up again. Plus I have a minor surgery scheduled for the first weekend. It's nothing too dramatic, but I will not be in a sewing mood for the whole weekend. It's best if I just take it easy and stick to my bees. 

Here's what I HAVE to do:

  • do.Good Stitches blocks
  • Modern Stash blocks
  • Comfort blocks for a friend
And here's what I'd LIKE to do:
  • b-day surprise for a secret pal
  • start hubbies Christmas present
  • make Morgan a purse for school
  • help Melissa start a wheelchair quilt
  • The Frosted Pumpkin Spooky Halloween Sampler
While this doesn't look too intimidating, it's a major schedule change which may prove to be challenging. I'll have to start getting out the door by 6:00am. Wish me luck. 

I'm linking up to:

Lily's Quilts


Erica said...

You got lots done - the projects look terrific. I am especially fond of the octopus pincushion - it looks awesome! Congratulations on all your finished projects and on your 20th anniversary. Good luck with the early mornings!!

Rosemary said...

Oh my gosh, you have been busy. Seeing it all here makes me go WOW. I love the colors you use, you do love color and so I always associate you with bright, happy, vibrant color. Which is a nice thing, for a nice friend.

I hope you get all that you want to get done this month!

Sian said...

I hope you get a chance to make a start on the wheelchair quilt and blog about it. I'd like to see how that's done

Chat Noir said...

Good Grief woman.....when do you sleep? Love your sewing. I sew for the house (curtains and cushions and things), but your patchwork is an inspiration. I'm with Rosemary - love the colours you use. I always imagine you busy,....and smiling, which is probably not always the case, but its a good image to project. Hope your next month is everything you want it to be (and now back to the lists!!)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

No wonder you don't have much time to blog, you're too busy creating! Everyone of these stitched pieces is glorious, so it's hard to pick a favorite. Blessings!