Monday, December 10, 2018

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 49

Let us see how this last week went on the 15 minutes of stitching front.

Days spent stitching this week: 6 out of 7
Days spent stitching in December: 8 out of 9
Days spent stitching in 2018: 313 out of 343
Rate of Success: 91.3%
My week runs Monday to Sunday.

After a very busy weekend of packing and moving, I fell into bed without completing my 15 minutes of stitching last night.  That is okay, we have those days and I will live.  I am above 90% for the year and it feels great!  The project I have been slowly working on is finished, so I need to pull out my second hand stitching option to do while we are packing and moving.  Things are progressing, which is the whole goal for me, plus having some stress relief from work/home/life/the world.  I hope everyone had a successful week, and is finding time during these extremely busy weeks ahead.

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-Christina

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

December 2018 One Monthly Goal


Well, November's One Monthly Goal did not go very well, as I did not finish on time.  However, I plan to finish the second and third wreaths by the end of the weekend.

Now it is time to think about my December goal, as we are almost a third of the way into it!  The end of the year is coming up quick, and we are moving as we just bought our first home!  So I need something that is easy, but fun and productive.  Also something that does not require a sewing machine set up all of the time.  Well I found a few things, but the goal I am going to work on is to finish this chenille blanket.  I just need to machine sew on the binding and then flip it to hand sew to the back.  If I am able to get this done early, then I want to work on it's sister blanket, which has been ready to go for a while, I just have not started it!



I think this is more than enough, and will help move things along.  What is everyone else working on?  I want to wish everyone a Happy Holidays, and enjoy the time you have to make!

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-Christina

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 48

Let us see how this last week went on the 15 minutes of stitching front.

Days spent stitching this week: 7 out of 7
Days spent stitching in November: 29 out of 30
Days spent stitching in December: 2 out of 2
Days spent stitching in 2018: 307 out of 336
Rate of Success: 91.4%
My week runs Monday to Sunday.

By the end of the week it was hard to do my 15 minutes, as we had something going on every single night and I would sit on the bed and almost pass out for the night.  Luckily I was able to drag myself up enough (as I want to finish this year off strong, will I be able to get to 92%?) to get my 15 minutes in and then promptly went to bed.  This next week will not be very different as we have started the moving process, which includes packing lots of boxes, and moving them.  I hope everyone is having a great holiday season, it is going by way to quick already!

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-Christina

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 47

Let us see how this last week went on the 15 minutes of stitching front.

Days spent stitching this week: 7 out of 7
Days spent stitching in November: 24 out of 25
Days spent stitching in 2018: 300 out of 329
Rate of Success: 91.2%
My week runs Monday to Sunday.

I hope everyone had a great Turkey day if you are in the US.  This week went well in finding time each day throughout the week, which helped boast my rate of success.  I had two finishes this week, and this next week I'm looking at finishing three small items.  I hope everyone is able to find time this week, especially as we ramp up for the holiday season.

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-Christina

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Design Wall Monday

These last two weeks have been a little busy!  Working on paperwork every night, waiting in anticipation in what the seller will come back and say to us, and keeping up a house has been a little busy.  The stress of everything took me down for a couple of days with a lovely cold, but tonight (Tuesday) I am finally starting to feel better!  It is amazing.  So now to quilting.  What have I accomplished?  I was able to get step 6 half done, by sewing my flying geese to the sides.  I was also able to finish and iron all of step 5, which were the flying geese.


I prepped the squares for my stitch and flip wreaths, so they are moving right along on be completed by the end of the month.


My goals for the week include sewing down the squares on the stitch and flip wreaths.  They are currently adhered by the Heat and Bond.


My second goal is to finish the binding on this quilt.  The recipient is out visiting family, and I want to gift it now to save on shipping costs :)


My third goal is to work on cutting out the last of the backing squares for my niece's ISpy quilt, and work on the last of the triangles.  Prepping the squares will be easy to do when moving, which is what I'm looking for, as it is going to get crazy.


My fourth goal is to start preparing to move.  Pull down pictures and patching holes.  Maybe packing some boxes for stuff we are not going to need in the next four weeks.  There is a lot to get done, but I am excited.  We are buying a house!

One thing that I will not be participating in this year is Bonnie Hunter's Mystery as we are going to be in the middle of moving, and I have plenty of other things to focus on.  I am taking classes with her at the Pigeon Forge Quiltfest in a few months, and I need to prep for that too.  I will save the clues and make it later, when I have more time, and more fabric selection/the ability to buy fabric again.

All of this should keep me pretty busy over the next week.  I hope everyone has a great Turkey Day if you are in the United States.

Linking up with:
Monday Making
Design Wall
Main Crush Monday

-Christina

Monday, November 19, 2018

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 46

Let us see how this last week went on the 15 minutes of stitching front.

Days spent stitching this week: 7 out of 7
Days spent stitching in November: 17 out of 18
Days spent stitching in 2018: 293 out of 322
Rate of Success: 91.0%
My week runs Monday to Sunday.

There were some nights I just squeaked 15 minutes out as we are in the middle of signing lots of disclosures to hopefully buy a home.  We have one big hiccup which is what we are in the middle of right now, once we get a response we know what will be happening.  I also came down with a cold, where I am just not feeling it on any front at the moment.  As we approach the holiday season I am keeping my eyes out and mind open for easy projects that do not require my machine as that needs to get put away soon due to needing the whole table.  I'm glad I have lined a few things up,  as they are things that need to get done.

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-Christina

Monday, November 12, 2018

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 45

Let us see how this last week went on the 15 minutes of stitching front.

Days spent stitching this week: 6 out of 7
Days spent stitching in November: 10 out of 11
Days spent stitching in 2018: 286 out of 315
Rate of Success: 90.8%
My week runs Monday to Sunday.

I was doing well in finding time until last night.  I fell asleep a lot earlier than I expected I would.  This time change has taken a lot out of me this year, and I'm sure trying to find a home does not help during this time.  It is okay, this week will be better, I can feel it already, and making progress on my goals is what matters to me.  Hopefully, if everything goes through, I will have a designated area for my sewing that I am beyond excited about!  I will share when everything is official, but I'm excited.  Let us make it a great week, finding time, and working to finish up some projects before the end of the year, which is quickly approaching!

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-Christina

Monday, November 5, 2018

Design Wall Monday

This last week was a lot of gathering paperwork, meeting with banks, and getting things ready to put an offer in on a home!  Now we are waiting, good thing I have sewing to do!  In addition to doing all the adult stuff, I found time to get a little bit of stitching in each day to accomplish some small tasks.  I finished sewing step 5 together, and even started step 6.  I did not iron step 5, so that is the last thing I need to do to check it off the list.


I also took some time and started cutting out the pieces needed for the second round on an ISpy quilt. Originally I wanted to get it done for Christmas, but that is not going to happen, so I believe a big girl quilt for a 5th birthday would be perfect!  I also got the panel for part of the backing and it is perfect, I can not wait to frame it and get it put together!

My goals are changing this week, as my November OMG focuses on something different.  My first goal for the week is to work on my Stitch and Flip wreaths, which are my November OMG.  I need to turn inside out the squares, and iron the interface on.  I would love to find matching thread for the three different wreaths, and start to stitch the interfaced square down, but I might not have all of the time in the world this week.


My second goal is to work on the ISpy quilt for my niece.  I'm going to work on cutting out the pink and purple's for the front and back.  I got about a fourth of the way through the triangles, and backing squares this last week, so making it to half way to being done would be a great goal for the week.


My third goal, is to continue starching this pile of fabric.  I am almost done!  Only two more rounds, then I need to start on the fabric for Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt.


My fourth goal is to pull and start to collect fabric for Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt.  The colors were released this last week, and I hope I'm able to find everything in my stash, as I'm limited within my fabric stash.  I can not wait to have mystery season start, even though I will not be able to keep up with everything that is going on around me, but it is still awesome to watch.  I'll try and show my fabric pull next week.


All of this should keep me pretty busy over the next week, which is good as we are in the waiting phase for the seller to respond to our offer.

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Monday Making
Design Wall
Main Crush Monday

-Christina