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.

Linking up with:
Monday Making
Design Wall
Main Crush Monday

-Christina

Sunday, November 4, 2018

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 44

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 October: 31 out of 31
Days spent stitching in November: 4 out of 4
Days spent stitching in 2018: 280 out of 308
Rate of Success: 90.9%
My week runs Monday to Sunday.

I have found to stitch at least 15 minutes a day every day for the last two months!  It feels great, and I hope to continue finding time.  I'm leaving bindings to do during the holidays when I do not have my machine set up, and I need to think about what to do when we are in the middle of moving, as we are looking, and actually submitted an offer today!  We are nervous and excited, but we are trying not to get our hopes up in case it is not accepted.  I could be serving Christmas dinner in my new kitchen!!! Finding even 15 minutes a day might be hard, but it will be soooo worth it through to the new year to keep my sanity.

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-Christina

November 2018 OMG


For the month of November, my One Monthly Goal is to finish three Stitch and Flip wreaths that I have been working on for several months now, last time I tried to finish them was August.  They have been sitting in the corner waiting for their turn to be finished.  These should be something easy to finish before the end of the month (famous last words right?).  Maybe I will get them done before the holidays start.


Time to go work on them.

Sharing at:
Elm Street Quilts

-Christina

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

October 2018 One Monthly Goal Accomplished!


My October OMG was to complete steps 1-4 of this quilt, and my stretch goal was to work on steps 5-10.  Was I able to get it accomplished?  Well yes I was!
First off, everything was cut out after picking up additional fabric twice for this quilt.

                

Step 1 was completed.


Step 2 was completed.


Step 3 was completed.  (opps, I forgot to get a separate picture, but if you look at step 4, it is the top and bottom row)

Step 4 was completed.


I was even able to get a head start on steps 5 as seen below.  I really am enjoying the directions on this pattern as each step builds upon each other, and I love getting one step done and watch it come together.

   

Now it is time to think on what my November One Monthly Goal is going to be.  It will be a tough decision.  I hope everyone else was successful in completing their goal(s) for the month.

Linking up to:
Elm Street Quilts

-Christina

Monday, October 29, 2018

Design Wall Monday

I was able to get a lot done in the last week, which feels great!  Steps 3 and 4 are done for my October OMG, the early part of this week is just to get a little further, and I was able to get the last few pieces cut out.


I ironed all of the starched fabric for an ISpy quilt.

My goals for this week are still similar to the past few weeks, but things are progressing!  My first goal is to work on my my stretch October One Monthly Goal.  My goal for the week is to get step 5 done, and start on the step 6.


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.  Once I get everything cut out, it will be time to start putting it together.


My third goal, is to continue starching this pile of fabric.  I hope I am able to finish starching the fabric.  I have about six rounds left.  This quilt has a deadline that has been moved up several times, and it is coming quickly!  (At least I hope to get it done by Christmas)


All of that should keep me pretty busy this week, plus get together the necessary paperwork for a home loan request, and looking at homes?  Yes, we are starting the process to look at homes moving towards maybe buying one soon.  A designated sewing space?  Yes, please!

Linking up with:
Monday Making
Design Wall
Main Crush Monday

-Christina

Sunday, October 28, 2018

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 43

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 October: 28 out of 28
Days spent stitching in 2018: 273 out of 301
Rate of Success: 90.7%
My week runs Monday to Sunday.

I am going strong on finding 15 minutes a day, normally it turns into more, which is nice as things are moving along on many projects.  I want to spend some time on scrap management as it is starting to get out of hand.  Maybe that will be my goal for each week next year.  It is almost 2019, which means I need to start thinking on what my goals are going to be for the new year.  I hope everyone had a successful week also!

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-Christina

Monday, October 22, 2018

Design Wall Monday

Last week, while on travel, I got a lot of ironing done.


And I was also able to finish coloring out these two.  I started to draw out another leader and ender quilt, but I was home and had other things to do on my machine now that we were reunited.


In addition to doing all of that on travel, I was able to make some progress on my October One Monthly goal.  I was able to finish step 1 and 2, and even started on step 3.  It feels great to have such great progress.








My goals for this week are similar to last weeks.  My first goal is to keep working on my October One Monthly Goal.  My goal for the week is to get step 3, 4, and 5 done this week, plus get the last few parts cut out from an additional piece of fabric as it was just ironed and is now ready to be cut up.


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.  Once I get everything cut out, it will be time to start putting it together.  Plus I still need to order the panel, that will be done this week!


My third goal, is to continue starching this pile of fabric.  I have gotten a few rounds done, but I will be busy each night that I am home as I can not wait to get these pieces starched so I can start working on this quilt.  It has a deadline that has been moved up several times, and it is coming quickly!


All of that should keep me pretty busy this week.

Linking up with:
Monday Making
Design Wall
Main Crush Monday

-Christina