I got the top done. Still trying to figure out how to quilt this one. I think I want to send it off to a longarmer, but I have some budgetary considerations....as I'm getting the house painting done and have the new washer and dryer to contend with.
It's HUMONGOUS. 84x96"
(I kind of want to keep this)
(I really really want to keep this, too.)
still need to photograph:
Misdirection is quilted and bound (and washed)
I've got an idea of what to add to my August ALYOF goal....Gypsy, mayhaps.
Sadly, sewing has not been major. I have three tops sitting, waiting to be basted. One may be too big for me to actually quilt. It may sit while I try to save up for long arming.
Instead, I've been trying to get my house more in order. Please note that I haven't even begun to try to attack my guest/craft room.
I painted the living room, the dining room, an upstairs hallway, most of the laundry nook (what I could reach anyway), and part of the entry way. I have to get a pro to finish the two story parts of the job.
I'm going to get a glass shelf made this weekend as the buffet I have had for...ahem...14 years still doesn't have shelves. Once I get that organized a bunch of stuff should actually be in the right place now.
I got rid of three bags of knitting magazines (thanks, Casey!), three huge bags of books, a book shelf, pillows, some wall stuff, lots of scraps, a crap ton of picture frames, and I'm working on getting rid of a desk and a rug. Whew.
Oh...and I had to get a new washer and dryer as they were both acting up and are 15 years old. That process has been an ordeal. Let's say at this point, I SOOOOOOO don't recommend Lowe's. I'll be in the process of writing a bunch of not nice letters to them this week.
So, I have had to deal with an abundance of dirty laundry.
I'm a nervous wreck. I hate change. I've been stress sewing today and yesterday (after spending an hour yelling on the phone to the Lowe's people and alternating waiting on hold). I finished a bunch of stuff:
I made a dress. I'm not sure how I feel about it. I'll post up pics on IG first. Trying to decide it it's just not flattering.
knitting bags, set one
knitting bags, set two
knitting bags, set three
Also worked on:
Lizzy House Fauxdori
Fauxdori for Karen
Fauxdori for MIL
Fauxdori for Ginny
Fauxdori for Trollop
and an extra one for me and my #pirateswap partner
C& S improv quilt turned into two pillow shams to go with the Misdirection quilt (hopefully getting basted later this week). Pics coming soon.
Next up...I'm going to try to tackle some of the guest room. I need to get quilts into storage. Getting pool noodles and a bolt of muslin to that end.
Working on this week:
#muppetcraftswap (in progress)
Mini for Ike (I need to get this one mailed off)
mini for Leo (ditto)
So, in the trend of making MAHOUSIVELY large lists, I'm just going to throw it all in. I have a bunch of stuff on here as pre-Christmas makes.
I currently have about 3 tops that need to be basted and quilted. I also want to sew a bunch of clothes for my wardrobe. In all honesty, this list will probably last til Dec. I just want to get started on Christmas stuff.