Monday, June 5, 2023

Weekly Goals

     I had a great week with family and granddaughters although not  much time was spent on quilting. Here is how I did on last week's goals.

Goals for this week:

1. Enjoy craft time with granddaughters. Done GD Lily had several days of “Grandma Camp” and craft time. She tie dyed 3 shirts: 2 for herself and one for Father's Day.  Here is one for her.   

She painted a rock for a bookend on her bookshelf.

She sewed some on her quilt top but I did not get a photo of her with it.

She helped me set out petunias and GD Mattie joined us for an afternoon at the pool.
It was a busy, creative, fun week.

2. Piece alternate blocks for UFO Not done because I left the project box at home by accident so instead of that I pulled scraps and pieced crumbs for “made fabric” when I had some time to myself.

3. Piece a charity/ comfort quilt. Not done because I also left this project box at home.

There was no change in my fabric stash. I don't count crumbs used.

Goals for this week:

1. Sandwich “Celtic Fantasy”

2. Make progress on piecing alternate blocks for UFO
3. Make progress on piecing a charity/ comfort quilt.

Have a great week and enjoy some time for quilting.

When Life gives you scraps, make quilts. “

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Hands2Help Finishes

     For this year's H2H challenge I enlisted some help from friends in my church quilt group. We have several finishes with a few to be  finished after the deadline. I am happy to share our finishes.

We have 3 finished twin size tops for MCC. Their mission to send comfort to areas of conflict and disaster touched our hearts.

Here is one more finish that will go to a local charity so that is a total of 4 for H2H this year. 

A big "Thank You" to Sarah for hosting this year's challenge and to all the participating sponsors and quilters. Together we can make a difference.

Monday, May 29, 2023

Weekly Goals and Progress

     We had a rainy weekend so perfect for sewing although it doesn't feel like I accomplished a lot.

Progress on last week's goals:

1. Quilt more on charity/comfort quilt. Done I finished the quilting and passed it to Joan to add binding.

2. Cut and package a comfort quilt kit. Not done. Instead, I worked on piecing a charity quilt and a UFO. 

3. Sandwich “Celtic Fantasy” Not done. I needed to clean off my craft table first and spent a couple of days tackling the scraps covering it.  This is the before photo.

It is almost clear now (sorry no photo) and several UFOs have had progress made.

    4. Finish chickadee placemat Done When I last showed a photo of the progress, I noticed that a couple of leaves did not have the veins stitched so I had to go back and do them after quilting.

Stash Report for 2023

    this past week- Used: 2.25 yds Added: 2.5 yds

    So far this year- Used: 49.71 yds Added: 39.5 yds
           Net decrease 10.21 yds
    I needed a perfect green for the setting of a UFO so had to add yardage. 

Goals for this week:

1. Enjoy craft time with granddaughters.

2. Piece alternate blocks for UFO
3. Piece a charity/ comfort quilt.

Have a great week and enjoy some time for quilting.

The only mistake is the one from which you don't learn“  - Henry Ford