Sunday, July 20, 2014

Stash Report

Used since last report:           6.00 yards
Used year to Date:              20.33 yards
Added since last report:        7.375 yards
Added Year to Date:            24.875 yards
Net Used for 2014:               - 4.545 yards



Finally finished the Sister's Choice quilt top. Hoping to get it on the frame and quilt it this week. Piecing a backing for it.

This month at St. Cloud Heritage Quilters guild meeting, Holly Cain presented a trunk show and talk "If You Give a Quilter a Triangle.”  It was fun to see all her quilts that she has made with triangles cut from 2 1/2" strips. Here are some samples of her quilts. *Looks like time for a new camera!





Thank you to everyone who has inquired how I am doing. My back and leg are getting a lot better and I am doing my exercises. Do not have to make so many visits to the Chiropractor. 

Hugs to all and make sure you hop over to Patchwork Times and see what others are doing.

http://www.patchworktimes.com/2014/07/20/stash-report-week-29-2014/


Hugs, Beth

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Stash Report & Other Happenings

Used since last report:           0.00 yards
Used year to Date:              14.33 yards
Added since last report:        5.25 yards
Added Year to Date:            17.50 yards
Net Used for 2014:               - 3.17 yards

Well, it has been an interesting few weeks but not a lot of sewing since the last post. Over the last two weeks there have been a lot of visits to the Chiropractor. Shame on me for ignoring my symptoms. Will never do that again. There is a good outcome though. I have lost some weight and hope I can keep it off!! LOL

We had our Minnesota Quilter's Show on June 11 - 14. It is a nice show but it has gotten smaller over the last few years. There were not as many vendors either. BooHoo! Course that saved me from buying too much. LOL One of the booths from California, "A Quilter's Dream", needed workers during the show, so I worked one day in the booth. It was great fun. Saw so many people that I know plus the products were great. Also, managed to take a class with Gwen Marston, "Liberated Log Cabin." 

Beautiful hand dyed fabric and embellishments purchased at the MQ Show.
Patterns from "A Quilter's Dream" that I just had to have!

Blocks done in Gwen Marston's class, Liberated Log Cabin. 

Well, hopefully I will soon be fully functional and finish some of the projects that have piled up. Course that happens even when I feel good. (Very Big Grin!!)


Hugs to all and make sure you hop over to Patchwork Times and see what others are doing.

http://www.patchworktimes.com/2014/06/22/stash-report-week-25-2014/


Hugs, Beth


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Stash Report

Used since last report:           4.00 yards
Used year to Date:              14.33 yards
Added since last report:         0.25 yards
Added Year to Date:            12.25 yards
Net Used for 2014:                2.08 yards

Boy, has it been a while since writing anything. It seems like a lot has been going on and the days just go by. Had bowling tournament at the beginning of the month and "Girl's Weekend" with my two wonderful daughters Memorial Day weekend.

I did take thirty patient bags to the guild meeting in May and that accounted for another four yards of fabric used. 

My Sister's Choice quilt is progressing. Currently I am putting the rows together and hope to have the borders on by the end of the day. We'll see!!! This quilt is dedicated to the Breaking Free program. It is a service project supported by our quilt guild.

I am hoping to plant some of my plants in the straw bale garden today. Glad I did not get seeds planted because they would have washed away in all the heavy rains we have had over the last 36 hours. Have been planting some of the flowers and even a couple of trees. Hubby groans every time I mention planting a tree. We only have three trees in the yard. Our previous home was so shaded and in the woods that there was not a lot of sunshine during the day in the summer. I love all the sunshine our current home gets but I did want to have just a couple more trees to make the yard prettier. May also get another flower bed ready for fall planting. Summer finally arrived in Minnesota!!

Over the last month, I have read the first five books of Marie Bostwick's Cobbled Court Quilt Series and the first three books of Ann Hazelwood's Colebridge Community. Marie's books are very well written and address in a very sensitive manner some of the issues that women face. A very good read. Ann Hazelwood's books are not the greatest writing but are just a fun read. It has been years since I just relaxed and did a lot of reading. Audio books have usually been the way to go because then a person can sew or do other tasks. It was nice to just sit and read.

A Single Thread



Hugs to all and make sure you hop over to Patchwork Times and see what others are doing.

http://www.patchworktimes.com/2014/06/01/stash-report-week-22-2014/

Hugs, Beth


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

from my front porch to yours.


Hugs, Beth