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April 5, 2020
Week 14 of 2020: Stitching Stuff from Life In Pieces

The Scientist in Training and I were up a bit late just hanging out.  She's better at the staying up late thing then I am.  It apparently affects me more than it used to, the 15 Minutes to Stitch linky party is a bit late this morning as I over slept.  



Working from home is finally becoming routine and it's been easier to work in my stitching time.  Last week was really good on that front. 

15 minute days/week = 7/7 days
15 minute days/March = 29/31 days
15 minute days/April = 4/4 days
15 ...

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Sunday Stash April 5, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers.
I was feeling the Penguins this week and worked on them most nights. Today I need to sew up some masks for the family as it is now recommended to wear them in public. That should give me something to report next week.
I pulled fabric for those and bought thread at Walmart to sew the next garment on the project list. The fun here never ends.
Fabric In: 1.5
Fabric Out: 4 yards
Net Fabric Out: 2.5 yards
How did you do this week?

1 Julie in GA
2 Life in Pieces ...

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April 1, 2020
A new month! Stash report and OMG from With Strings Attached


Rabbit, rabbit!  I remembered to say the magic words this morning.

(The photo shows my sister (right) and me in 1956.)

Stash report for March:
Fabric in:  NONE
Fabric out: 138-3/4 yards
YTD fabric in:  210-1/2 yards, $455
YTD fabric out: 307-5/8 yards
Net:  97-1/8 OUT  (hooray!)

That 138-3/4 includes *102* yards given
away to online friends.  I made a tote bag.  I also got a head start on my RSC rail fence units (in addition to teal I made red, yellow, and dark blue).  I finished the two ALA Biblioquilters quilts and made a ...

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March 29, 2020
Sunday Stash March 29, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers.
SS yellowI’m still working on the same three projects. All have seen progress, but nothing is done. I’m probably two or three weeks out from the next finish given that I still go to work every day.
The only project I haven’t shown lately is the penguins. A little more stitching on his tummy and scarf will finish him. Then I move on to the frame and outline stitches.
penguins 32820It would be nice to finish it in time for the holidays.
Fabric In: 1.5
Fabric Out: 4 yards
Net Fabric Out: 2 ...

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March 22, 2020
Sunday Stash March 22, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

SS yellowNo change in the numbers this week. As things are I would have to work hard to add to the stash. I’m not one to buy much of anything online.

I quilted one block on Bears With Borders.  There’s an extra layer of batting under the embroidery for a slight trapunto effect.
quilted bearI needed to live with it for a bit to see if I liked the look. I thought about adding another round of stitching, but then the stitching would run off the edge at the sashing. I feel like that would emphasize that the designs aren ...

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March 8, 2020
stash report March 8, 2020 from Making A Lather

There were some sales.... and I didn't resist.



I have a weakness for the moda scrap bags, but, I haven't bought them in a long time. They were half price at green fairy quilts. I have not shopped there until, I bought these goodies.


Stash report 

Fabric Used this month 29.5 yards -sand castles and woven were finished
Fabric Used year to Date: 53.25 yards

Fabric Added this month: 10.25 yards - precuts
Fabric Added Year to Date: 45.25 yards
net fabric: 8 yards used more than bought

I sewed at least 15 minutes per ...

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Stash Report… from Jo's Country Junction

This stash report is more about cross stitch and less about quilting.   Last fall I had a little talk with myself.  I had been accumulating cross stitch stuff at a faster rate than I was stitching.  That had to stop as I didn’t want a repeat of my sewing room.  I love my sewing stash but seriously, it can be almost overwhelming at times and I didn’t want my cross stitch stuff to feel overwhelming too.  Happily I belong to a couple Facebook cross stitch groups and there are often ladies on there lamenting about never being able ...

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March 3, 2020
OUR ANNUAL PILLOWCASE DAY from The Proficient Needle

For the past several years, my southern quilt group has sponsored a sewing day for Ryan's Case for Smiles.  The Tampa Bay group is very active, with many scheduled sew days at various quilt shops, and with private groups.



Last Wednesday, three coordinators arrived, loaded down with sergers, fabric, and sewing machine kits.  We began at 11 am, and with the help of many friends and neighbours to tackle the non-sewing jobs, such as pinning, turning, pick up and delivery to the various machines, and folding the completed pillowcases.


We completed 290 pillowcases by 2:45, and another 200 ...

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March 2, 2020
Weekly update: February stash report, March plans, and something new from With Strings Attached

Rabbit, rabbit! Here's the March Hare to bring in the new month.

(The February 28 Google doodle commemorated Sir John Tenniel's 200th birthday)

The GFWC-IL Tenth District art show/luncheon was Wednesday.   I entered Crown of Thorns in
Category 5 (Embroidery, Quilting, Tatting) (a strange combination, considering that "wall hangings" is a separate category) and won second place.  P.E.O. friends Jeannine and Nancy, both members of the Antioch Woman's Club, won ribbons, as did Regina and Judy who are fellow members of the Zion Woman's Club (the one I belong to).

Stash report for ...

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March 1, 2020
Week 9 of 2020: Stitching, Stash, and Slow Stitching Stuff from Life In Pieces

I'm about 70% back to normal after a week of having the flu.  I'm still coughing to the point my chest is sore and my energy levels haven't returned to normal yet. But I'm doing much better than I was for most of the week.  Hopefully your stitching efforts this week were much more productive than mine.  



I didn't really feel really bad till Monday night when the high fever kicked in. Hand stitching was doable most of the week, except for the one day that my head hurt so bad, not much of anything ...

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Sunday Stash March 1, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers this week.
I managed to squeeze in one more finish in February by framing the cottage cross stitch.
bluebird cottageI switched the frame to one I picked up on clearance at Hobby Lobby. I also laced the back, which is not a method I have used before to frame stitchery. It creates a much nicer finish, and I will use that method exclusively in the future.
I should probably frame another one while the process is fresh in my mind. I know I have at least three other stitched projects that need framed.
Fabric In: 1 ...

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February 23, 2020
Sunday Stash February 23, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in this week. I finished the Vogue 8253 shirt for 1.25 yards out.
vogue shirtThis was a fun garment to sew. I bought the fabric at the thrift a couple years ago. It has the feel of polyester, but it held a press, so I’m thinking there’s some rayon in it. It was a dream to sew. I thought it might “grow” as I stitched because of the texture, but it didn’t.
I added width to the back and shortened it. I probably could have gotten away without the back adjustment because the fabric had ...

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Stash Report from Jo's Country Junction

Oh my…Remember when I went to Lacrosse back on February 10th to start my doctor saga again?  Well when I went I met up with Sally from Denim Quilts.  (Read more about Denim Quilts HERE)  Sally is so sweet and came upon fabric and was happy to share.

When she called, I never imagined she’d be bringing so much fabric.  Seriously, it was a lot.  I love it.  Sally said if there were a few pieces I wanted to keep to feel free but also feel free to donate it on.  That’s exactly what I did.

I ...

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February 16, 2020
Sunday Stash February 16, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric out this week.
I bought 1.5 yards of background fabric for the quilt I’m doing with my sister. I haven’t talked much about it here, but it’s on The Short List.
gray background
Regardless of how much fabric you own, at least one project comes around each year that needs something that isn’t in the stash. I found one candidate after a couple nights of auditioning and decided against it because I winced every time I looked at it with the other fabrics. Not the reaction I want when looking at the finished quilt.
My ...

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Stash Report from Jo's Country Junction

I hit up the thrift store when I went to the doctor.  It’s my guilty pleasure.  In 2020 I’m making a strong effort to try to cut back on my incidental purchases and focus on bigger things.

I started that in 2017 with my “fabric diet”.  I decided that I wouldn’t buy fabric unless it was for a specific project or something I REALLY needed to finish a project.  I did awesome at that.  It wasn’t so much that I wanted to tighten my budget as I wanted to afford some bigger ticket items.  I found ...

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February 9, 2020
Sunday Stash February 9, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

Thanks to everyone that left comments and suggestions for the quilt label. They are much appreciated.
Yesterday was a girls day out, but no fabric purchased. I did buy a couple patterns because they were on sale at Hobby Lobby for $1.99.
simplicity
It was half off day at the thrift stores, and I purchased several new clothing items for $1 each. They were mostly casual items, which is good because I never shop for “play” clothes.
Fabric In: 0
Fabric Out: 2.75 yards
Net Fabric Out: 2.75 yards
How did you do this week?

1 Marti
2 ...

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February 2, 2020
stash report Feb 2, 2020 from Making A Lather

I am thinking I will do a stash report monthly instead of weekly.
Every time I try to use a coupon at Joann fabrics, I don't find anything not on sale, but, I come home with remnants. My rule for remnants is that the fabric has to be on sale in the first place, so that it is half off the sale price for the remnant. The better the sale on the fabric, the more tempting the remnant. My favorite thread was on sale, too. I really like the coats and clarks for paper piecing. It is 50 weight ...

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Week 5 of 2020: Stitching Stuff from Life In Pieces

Yeah for three day weekends!  The company I work for allows us one day off each month if we agree to work an 8.5 hour day.  I took my monthly day off on Friday.  It was nice to have a day to rest, relax, and recharge after a busy month of performance reviews, goal setting and business travel. Even better, I got to spend most of my day in the sewing room, so I made up for my missed stitching time earlier in the week when I was in New Orleans. How did your stitching plans go for the ...

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Sunday Stash February 2, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

One month out of twelve done already! How are you doing on stash usage?
I’m in the home stretch on the challenge quilt, which I have named Destination Unknown. The facing is attached and partially stitched, the sleeve made and the starfish painted to match the other neutral fabrics in the quilt.
starfishThe focus fabric had some white space in it, which looked all wrong on the starfish. I used black Pigma pen to color in the dot pattern where there wasn’t any. I mixed brown and white paint for the background. I’m very happy with how ...

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Stash Report from Jo's Country Junction

I’m still trying to be on my fabric diet but I caved.  Last year is was well into November or October by the time I caved…but last year it was a lot easier with my life so busy.

I decided the other day that if I am going to tackle my quilting goals, I need to do what I can to set myself up for success.  I’ve learned it I have my projects somewhat kitted, then I am more likely to grab it when I’m ready to move on to a new project.

On my goal ...

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