Monday, November 19, 2018

Make a list Monday

br /> Well, here we are at the start of a new week.  I feel like I have not been as productive as I would like to be, but I have made some progress with all the bags from my sewing room.  I am measuring all fabrics as I fold them, putting them in clear plastic containers and making a list of what is in each bin.   I had been trying to get it all organized and the sewage mess made me do it.

In going through my bags and more bags of stuff, I found missing pieces for quilts I had started.  Great. Now I can get those quilts done.

One of the things I am going to do, is put projects in clear zipper bags, so everything is together.

So, with all that being done, and new plans  in the making for storage, I do have some things I am working on this week.  As I have no place to set up my machines right now, unless I go to local quilt shops, my stitching will be done by hand.  That is okay.

1.  This is the arrows quilt.  It comes from the book Piece and quilt with precut by Christa at  The fabric for the arrows is batik from The whites are from my stash.

2.  This quilt is called Charming flowers and is from  the book Simply Charming by Moose on the Porch Quilts at  the prints for the petals are batiks from  the other fabrics are from my stash.

This is all I am working on, quiltwise this week.  I will be doing as much organizing of things as I can, due to a sewage mess from the city sewer system a few weeks ago.

If you are feeling generous, we could use your help.  We have set up a go fund me page, as the city has declined to help us.
I hope you get to do some creating this week.

Sew Thankful blog tour with Sewing by Ti

I am so excited to share with you today.  Originally I was going to share a table runner, but right now, there is no place in my house to do a decent picture. So, I am going to share about some things I am thankful for, and in all honesty, I am not 100% grateful for the catastrophe of a sewage mess in my basement.  My sewing room was in my basement.   I had complete walls, machines set up and a quilting frame set up.  Now, I have this:

I have this throughout my basement.  Everything is upstairs or in the carport.  But, I said I was going to share some things I am grateful for, so here we go.

I am grateful for a wonderful family, of 5 children and 7 grandkids,  and for the opportunity I get to be able to go on vacation with my hubby.  In September we celebrated 35 years of marriage.  We went to Glacier National Park, and had a great time, hiking and just enjoying all the wonderful sites.

I am thankful that I have learned handpiecing, so that I can work on some of my quilting projects during this time.  I have no place to set up my machines right now, but I can still create.

I am thankful for the fact that I am able to work and that I am in good health.  I am also thankful for great readers like you.    I enjoy being able to create, and I know once my sewing room is back together, I will be even more thankful for the things I can create.

So, what are you thankful for?  I love reading comments and I try to respond as quickly as I can.

Also, the city has said they won't pay for the repairs.  I don't understand it.  It was their issue, they should pay.  If I damaged someone's property I would have to pay.  If you are feeling generous, and would like to he, we have a go fund me account set up.

Please join the other bloggers on this tour.  Thank you to Ti,  for putting these blog hops together.

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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.