Friday, November 9, 2018

Progress on my projects - things are getting there

Over the last few days, I have made some progress.   I am still waiting to hear from the city as to what they will cover due to the sewer damage, but I have been able to go through the bags from my sewing room. Yay!!!!!! 

I have 1 bin filled and another one almost there.   I have a list in my tablet telling me what is in each bin and the yardage.

I have also made some progress on my one monthly goal.  I have a few of these blocks done. 

It feels good to make some progress on these things. Hoping to get a lot done this weekend, but I hurt my back at work, so we will have to see.
Today I am linking up with Can I get a whoop whoop at
Finished or not Friday at

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

One Monthly Goal- November 2018

Okay, we are going to try to accomplish this goal this month.  Last month, it isn't that I did not try, but if you are a regular reader, you know any efforts were stopped by a sewage backup.   My whole basement is upstairs or in the carport.  My sewing room is/Was in the basement.   This picture shows the current state of my sewing room.

This is how my whole basement is.   We currently have a claim filed with the city  and are hoping they will cover the costs to put it back to what it was.  So, I have little room for sewing right now.   I am sad. Oh well, such is life I guess.

For November, I decided that my goal has to just be working on a quilt top.  So, I decided to choose a project that I already know where it is.  I am slowly going through garbage bags from my sewing room, (when you have to get things out in a hurry and have guys helping, you just through into bags), and putting fabrics into plastic bins.

So, my goal is to get at least 50 of the blocks done for this quilt.  It requires at least 96.  I can sew by hand in the evenings or during lunch with an industrial machine.

Hopefully this goal gets completed, and maybe all the blocks will get done. 

Linking up this week with

Monday Making at

Linky Tuesday at Free Motion by the River at

Wednesday Wait Loss at

Can I get a whoop whoop? at

One Monthly Goal at

Monday, November 5, 2018

Pick a pumpkin blog hop

Today is my day to share, and unfortunately my project is not finished, but I will share what the plan is.   I am glad the Carla over at is hosting this and let me join in.

Life sometimes gets in the way.  2 weeks ago on Sunday, I was heading out the door, and smelled something awful. Really awful.  I headed downstairs and saw a huge mess. A stinky one. Oh no, not sewage!!! Yep. So, through some texts made to my children, and our church group, we got people to come help gut the basement. Including my sewing room.  Time was of the essence.  So, everything in my sewing room, went in garbage bags and to my carport.

Current state of sewing room. 

 On top of this, I was pulling in huge amounts of overtime.  Because it was a city problem, we have now filed a claim to get our basement what it was before.   I really need my sewing room back, and i dont want to put things in there, just to take it out when we can get the work done. So, i do a lot of handpiecing.

Getting to the organization of my fabrics would have to wait.   I finally got a chance last night. And I can't find parts of the parts needed for my project, so I will explain it.

I am making these pumpkin blocks, using the Pumpkins pattern
from   This pattern is fat quarter friendly.   Unfortunately,  I don't have names for my fabrics I am using, they were just in my stash.

  I am not using all the blocks, just a couple.  In between my pumpkins, I have some star blocks in autumn fabrics to go between them and I just might throw in some maple leaf blocks.  Hmmm.  This is sounding like I may need to make 2 runners.    I will use 3 pumpkin blocks and they will be vertical so as to make a table runner.

The goal is to have this ready for Thanksgiving .  I can picture this in my head, and I can't wait to see it done.  I will share it as soon as it is ready.

Please visit the other bloggers on this tour .   They all have some awesome ideas to share.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Peek-a-who blog hop

Welcome to my day on the Peek a Who blog hop hosted by Marian at   originally, I was going to make a fun quilt, then a table runner, then plans changed again  so I made a pillow.   Why did plans change?  More overtime than expected, and a big mess in my basement

On Sunday, I was heading out the door for church and smelled something awful.  I head downstairs and find a mess in my family room, laundry room  storage room, and NO!! not my sewing room, yes  the city sewer system in my neighborhoodbecame clogged and I had a mess.  Everything is in the carport and my sewing room is in garbage bags so I don't know where anything is.

Good thing I had some fabric at work as I was getting ready to do a quilt and would work on it at lunch time.  Time was short, so I made a simple throw pillow.  I love pillows.  They are fun and I like to make seasonal throw pillow covers.  I couldn't find the right size throw pillow in my house, but this pillow cover is 12 inches.

Fabric is called Hallows Eve and is a fabric. 

So, what are you up to for Halloween and fall decorations?

Please visit the other bloggers and enter to win some great prizes.   And visit Marian at for a free pattern.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Make a list Monday - October 15

So, yes, I am late again. But at least I am getting it done.  This week my list is going to be short, just because I know time is short.

I need to get this mini quilt done for a swap. It ships on Friday.   The extras are done.

I need to work on my Halloween quilt and get that ready for the Peek a Who blog hop.   I will share it on the 26th.

I also need to work on a pumpkin quilt  for the Pick  A Pumpkin blog hop that I will share on November 6th.

Get this quilt quilted. It really is almost finished.

Get this one loaded.  It is for my newest grandson, and I would like to give it to him when I see him at a family party on the 28th.

So, that is what I will be working on this week.  What fun things are you working on?

My link ups this week are

Monday Making @
Free Motion by the River
Wait Loss Wednesday
can I get a whoop whoop? @

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

WIPs Wednesday - progress report

Hi readers,

Welcome to Works in Progress Wednesday.  I want to share with you a bit of progress .  If you read my post from Monday, you know there are things I wanted to make progress on, and I have.  So, this is what I have done so far this week:

Block for my block of the month - done.   I worked on this today during my lunch break, then finished it when I got home.

Mini quilt for swap.  Progress getting made.   I have stitched some of this by hand, during lunch breaks, and did some after work tonight.

Cut out my project for my Peek A Who blog hop later this month.  Trying to decide if it will be a quilt, throw pillows for grandkids, or placemats, or table runner.

It isn't a lot of progress, but every little bit that I can do is progress.  I sleep better if I have had a chance to play with fabric. 

So, I hope to have a finished project by Friday. What  are you working on?  I love when you share and I enjoy reading your comments.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Make a list Monday - Yay for progress

So, I am a day late and a dollar short, but that is pkay. At least I have made some progress, and right now, even a tiny bit of progress is good for me. With the crazy hours I am working right now.

So, what did I make progress on? Well, only one thing from my list.

 This is the quilt for my granddaughter. I have made progress on getting the blocks going. I need to get the squares cut for the flower centers.

 This is a mini quilt for a swap. I need to have it ready to send by Monday, October 15.

I have decided that my sewing room needs some organization. There are days that I get home late enough, that I am tired and can't sew or quilt, so I start measuring and folding my fabric. I will tell you it looks nice to go to the sewing room and see some organization.

 This week, I am changing the list and making it a bit shorter  because I know what kind of hours I will be workin g

 1. Get the mini quilt done for my swap partner.

 2. Get my block done for block of the month. Due Friday, Oct. 12.

 3. Work on this quilt for my granddaughter.

 4. Continue quilting on this quilt. It is almost done.

 5. Start on my project for the Peek A who blog hop later this month.  This blog hop is hosted by Marian @

 So, what are you working on? I would love to hear from you. I will post my progress on Wednesday evening.