Monday, April 28, 2014

Stash Bashed It!!!

I went to the Stash Bash over the was major win.  Amazing women, friends from afar, new friends, lots of sewing and fabric.....heavenly.

Pj night

I bought fabric.  (Fabric diet officially off....I'm going to concentrate on the food diet part as I've gained almost 10 lbs since the winter.)  Stash Fabrics seriously makes me dance.  Beth is amazing!


I pieced a quilt top:

Geeky quilt

I pattern tested.  (not showing it here because I know it was ok to show at Stash Bash, but I haven't asked if I can show it off here yet)

I learned how to follow the directions for the Sew Together bag.  Seriously big thank you to Schnitzel & Boo for her teaching skills.  I never would have succeeded on my own.  Now I might make another one.

Sew Together Bag exterior
Sew Together Bag interior

I got seriously amazing gifties and swag:


lovely gifties

Secret Agent Night #1

Secret Agent Night #2

Some finishes for the FAL list ticked off:

Tube Quilt #2 (delivered to the mama of the little boy it's for)

quilt delivery

Needlebooks (I'm still making a few more, but I'm counting it as done as far as the goal for the FAL because I made 42)


Starlight #2: ( I am going to sew on a label and wash it, but it's done, too.)
This was also my ALYOF goal for April.
A Lovely Year of Finishes
Starlight #2

Stitched in Color Bag:

Stitched in Color bag

I didn't get as much done as I thought I would, but I had so much fun.  I'm already counting the days til next year.  Thank you, Chris!!!

The Stash Bash

again next year!!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I keep forgetting to post...

So, I don't have any awesome pictures today.  I have a few coming, I promise.

I finished Tube Quilt #2 today.  It's all washed and crinkly even.  I finished the Sherbet shawl.  Needlebooks almost done.

I'm hand quilting Starlight #2.  I am kind of dissatisfied with the needles I've been using.  Anyone have great recs for a needle with which to use perle?

I've been prepping like a mad woman for Stash Bash.  I cannot wait.  Literally counting down.

In the meantime, I've got a boatload of parent conferences.

Oh, and I'm running the 4x5 bee over on flickr this round.  It's a learning experience.  The spreadsheets (and sharing them) was NOT as easy as it should have been.  My fault, I'm sure.  I had to get the hubs to help me out when googledoc refused to be cooperative.  Still not sure why it suddenly stopped doing what I wanted it to midstream.

Any who...

Prepped for Stash Bash:
43 (soon to be 50) Tula sampler blocks
Penny Patch quilt
Feathers #2
Squares and stripes geek quilt
Tutti Frutti sock

Still have to prep/pack/decide if it's coming with:
7 Tula sampler blocks
bee blocks
metal clasp purse bits
Sew Together Bag kit  (def. need to pack)
Stitched in Color bag
Hexy Diamonds (not sure if I'm bringing it)
sock yarn scrap blanket (it's good mindless knitting)
Gypsy Wife quilt (I may just bring the book and a stack of fabric)
Starlight #2 (if I don't finish it before then)
Heal circle quilt as you go blocks

I will be packing and cutting this weekend!

Monday, April 7, 2014

FAL list, Quarter #2

So, my lists seem to have to border on crazy epic.  Which is fine.  I have a three day sewing retreat and part of June off, so anything is possible.

Finish Along 2014

Sewing Items:
1.  Hexy MF--This one needs to get done and sent off to be long-armed.
Hexy MF

2.  Marcelle Medallion--I kind of petered out on this.  I want to at least add some more layers this quarter.
Marcelle progress

3.  Tear Drop quilt--Have to figure out a plan for this one...and probably send it off to be long-armed as well.

4.  Hexy Diamonds--ticking away at this one.  I'm slower at EPP than I think I should be.
Hexy diamond used for 4x5 mosaic

5.  Converging corners--it either gets done this quarter or pitched.
Converging start

6.  Sidekick bag--mama needs a summer bag!
Sidekick Tote supplies

7.  Meridian #2--it's getting too warm to wear this.  I'd like to have it ready for the fall.

8.  Starlight #1--I have the backing...

9.  Starlight April ALYOF goal.  It's a gift.
Starlight 2

10.  Penny Patch--I have planned this one since Rachel posted the tutorial.  On tap for Stash Bash.
Penny Patch quilt

11.  Tube Quilt #2--Also a gift.  With a deadline
Tube quilt

12.  Tula sampler--I have about half the blocks sorted.  It's coming with me to Stash Bash.
Tula prep

13.  Black/White and color quilt...needs more blocks.  On tap for the 4x5 this session.
black, white, and color quilt

14.  Needlebooks...on a deadline.  Almost completed.

15.  5 metal clasp purses for C...making for my cousin-in-law to be's wedding party.
Bags for Chrissy

16.  Gypsy so need to do this one.  Fabric and bits sorted for a while now.
Gypsy Wife

17.  Feathers #2...I have the paper pieces and fabric sorted.  Coming with to Stash Bash.
Feathers #2

18.  Cluck Cluck Sew Squares and Stripes quilt  (Geek version)  Coming with to Stash Bash.
square and stripes quilt

19.  Stitched in Color, I intended to make this back when Rachel was teaching her Color class.  It got shelved because of the class play.
Stitched in Color bag

20.  Red/Purple quilt...I basted it.  Started quilting it.  Petered out with the ick.
red quilt

In terms of knitting, I'd like to clear out the projects that just need sewing or one sock to finish.

Knitting Items:

1.  Peacock mittens
Peacock mittens

2.  Sherbet shawl
Sherbet shawl

3.  Pink cinnabar and spice sweater
pink sweater

4.  Central Park hoodie
central park hoodie

5.  stripey sock
stripey sock

6.  tutti frutti sock
TuttiFrutti sock

7.  pastel shawl
Pastel shawl

8.  Leaf sock
Leaf sock

9.  green belt
Green belt

10.  blue sweater
blue sweater

11.  icarus shawl
Icarus shawl

12.  yoda hat
yoda hat

13.  cable scarf
cable scarf

14.  black cardigan
black cardigan

15.  socks scraps blanket
sock yarn blankie

16.  brown alpaca sweater
brown alpaca sweater That's 36.  Not counting all the BOMs, Heal circle blocks, and running the 4x5 this session.  Oh, and parent conferences.  Hrm.  I'm throwing it all at the wall and seeing what sticks.

Linking up!!!!