Monday, December 31, 2012

Finish A Long--Final list

I had high hopes for this quarter.  However, between machine woes, getting sick, and travel, I didn't get as much done as I had hoped.

My original list was here.
2012 Finish-A-Long

So, here's the list and what got finished:

4th Quarter FAL

1.  Hexy MF
Progress was made, but I expect this one will get finished sometime in 2013.  I'm a slow hand sewer.  I have about half of the rows sewn all together.

2.  Pouch for Sewing Summit Swap

sewing summit swap pouch

3.  Pouch #1 and #2 for me
pouch for sewing summit Pouch for me!

4.  Travel Tool Case
Tula, sewing work pouch

5.  Green Skirt
Tula skirt

6.  Tula Skirt  (I learned I'm not great at invisible zippers...holding off on this one.)

7.  Spider Skirt  (ditto)

8. EPP cushion for Travelin' Pic blog
Spring Carnival pillow

9.  Quilt for my Aunt
quilt for my aunt

10.  Converging Corners (Still in a bag somewhere)

11.  Sew Intertwined
Sew Intertwined

12.  Quilt Mod Pop
Mod Pop quilted

13.  How Far Will You Go quilt  (Top complete, still hand quilting)

14.  Mouthy Stitches swap
Mouthy Stitches, front

15.  Heal circle Improv quilt
Heal Circle Quilt

16.  Malka Quilt--Tabled til 2013

17.  Journal Covers--I made a couple, but apparently only have a picture of one.

18.  Knit Cowl  (still hunting for a pic)

19.  Weekender bag--Gave up on that one.

20.  Scrap Vomit--Uh, so it would be done, see...but I switched machines and half the blocks are one size, and the other half are small.  So I'm going to have to make 2 in 2013.

21.  Coin Frame Purses

22.  Stockings  (half went to kids, half went to service people)

Stockings for Operation Christmas Stocking Stockings for kids!

23.  Superhero EPP--I can't find it.  It will get finished in 2013.

I'm going to count that as 14 out of 23.  Honestly, if I had chosen to power through (and I could find #23), I'd have three more done.  But I'm choosing mindless stitching today.  I've got cold #2 rolling in and a minor fever again.  Blech.  So, there it is.  I'll link up and add the knit cowl pic when I find it.

Here's my totals for the year:

1st quarter FAL: 6/8
2nd quarter FAL: 11 /14
3rd quarter FAL: 19/25
4th quarter FAL: 14/23


100 Day Hustle--what I actually got done...

Apparently, I can't make a list without making it crazy.

Here was my 100 day hustle list.

100 Day Hustle List

1.  Finish my half dozen ipad sleeves for Remember September.  DONE
Remember Sept ipad sleeves

2.  Medallion Quilt.  DONE

Tula quilt

3. Hexy MF.  HALFWAY ASSEMBLED.  It's really slow going.

4.  Pouch for Sewing Summit.  DONE

sewing summit swap pouch

5.  Pouch for me for Sewing Summit (project bag).  DONE (and now I can't find it)
Pouch for me!

6.  Travel tool case for Sewing Summit.  DONE

Tula, work pouch

7.  Finish green skirt embellishment and hemming.  DONE

Tula skirt


9.  Spider Skirt.  DITTO.

10.  Paper pieced cushion for the Travellin' Pic.  DONE
Spring Carnival pillow

11.  Quilt for my Aunt.  DONE

quilt for my aunt

12.  coaster set.  DONE


13.  Converging Corners quilt.  STILL SITTING IN A BAG SOMEWHERE


15.  Postage Stamp Quilt.  STILL NEEDS BINDING.

16.  Quilt Sew Intertwined.  DONE.

Sew Intertwined

17.  Quilt Mod Pop.  DONE.

Mod Pop quilted

18.  How Far Will You Go Quilt.  SEWING ON IT TODAY.

HFWYG, top basted!

19.  Mouthy Stitches Swap.  DONE

Mouthy Stitches, front

20.  4x5 blocks.  DONE

21.  various and sundry bee blocks.  (MOSTLY DONE, except for 3x6 and 2 HEAL blocks)

22.  HEAL Circle Improv quilt.  DONE

Heal Circle Quilt

23.  Wonky Stars (Aka the Condiment Quilt) DONE

Hand Turkey/Condiment/Wonky star quilt

24.  Malka Quilt  ON TAP THIS WEEK, I THINK

25.  Journal Covers.  DONE  (I forgot to take pics before I gave them.)

26.  Knit Cowl.  DONE  (And I can't find it right now)

27.  Weekender Bag?  Um. NO.  GAVE UP.

28.  Scrap Vomit.  HALF OF THE BLOCKS DONE.

29.  Pincushions for Swap.  DONE  (Also, apparently forgot to take pics.)

30.  Coin Purses.  DONEpurse

Not so bad for a crazy, crazy list.  I will have to update my FAL list.  *sigh*  A bunch is going to roll over.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Pics pending... in, as soon as I find the phone cord...


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Still here...barely..

Yeah.  Almost typed that as barley.


I have a ton of pics to take and show you.
I may have killed my industrial machine.
(Still having tension issues with the Horizon as well.)

Made 18 blocks for my scrap vomit.
Made it through the last day of school this year.
Felt incredibly loved by the kids and parents.
Then dragged myself for a strep test (was having chills all day).

...AND....I have strep.
Started the drugs, slept on the couch with dog and cat and am woefully behind on EVERYTHING.

I don't think I'm going to get much more done on my FAL list and it's driving me nuts.

I'll be back tomorrow.
Hopefully with photos.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Catching up...

I still have a crazy long 100 day Hustle and 4th Quarter FAL list.
I've faced the reality that it's not all getting done.
Partly because more stuff is being added to the list.

On for today:
finishing the journal covers
working on mom's Christmas tree skirt
working on either the hand quilting of the HFWYG quilt or the Hexy MF

Voting is also open for the Travelin Pic blog hop.
I'm #4 in the Americas group.

While I'd love it if you vote for me, I'd also love for you to check out all the amazing work from around the world.  It's totally solidified my obsession with EPP and gotten me back on gear with the Hexy MF.

Also...trying to stuff in one more giveaway tonight!

Friday, December 7, 2012


I don't really have a lot to show today.
I'm working on a couple of journal covers for Christmas presents.

The winner of the Traveling Stash is:

#6 is Lisa at Six Munchkin Stitching!

The winner of the Rivoli (3 half yards) is:

#20 is Dresden Quilter.

Emails have been sent.  If you won and are reading this before you check your email, please email me your shipping info!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Giveaway Day!


I'm giving away this:


They are 3 half yard pieces.

If you'd like to win, please leave a comment below.
The giveaway will close Friday, Dec 7, at 8pm EST.  I will randomly pick a winner.  (I'd love it if you follow me, but it is NOT a requirement.)
I will ship internationally.

If you are looking for the Traveling Stash giveaway (which is open just to the US), go here.

Some progress, finishes, and the Travelin' Stash..

So,  I have some very belated finishes to show you.

First up, the quilt for my Aunt:

Quilt for my Aunt

She requested batiks.

Then, the Mod Pop.  It still needs washing, but it's hand quilted now.

Mod Pop quilted

I am doing a spinning stars block for my month in the Boo Bee:

Spinning Star, Dec.

My stash of Guising is going into this one, along with most of my Halloween stash...some from Sewing Summit.

I basted my How Far Will You Go QAL quilt.  I am going to hand quilt it.  But, I just couldn't do it today.  The sewing on borders and basting took most of the day.

HFWYG, top basted!

In other news.....
I won the Traveling Stash!
Here's a peek:

Travelin' Stash
Traveling Stash

I haven't decided what I'm keeping and what I've putting in.

Would you like to win it?

1. Be an active blogger. Post about receiving the box and the giveaway on your blog in a timely manner.
2. There's a note in the box that logs where the box has been. Please add your info and place the note back in the box.
3. There's a list of Rules and Guidelines in the box. Please read and follow these and return the list to the box.
4. You may take anything you like from the box. Just replace every item with comparable quilt shop quality items equal to the amount taken.
5. Ship the box to the next person in a reasonable amount of time.
6. Due to the amount of postage shipping is only within the USA.

Are you in? Want to play? Here's what you need to do:

1. Leave a comment on this post. What do you see in the pictures of the stash that you'd like to swipe for your very own?  Any ideas what you might do with it once you get it? I'd love to hear your ideas.

2. Followers, old and new, get a second entry. Just leave a separate comment telling me that you are.

3. For a third chance, blog, facebook or tweet about this giveaway, then leave a separate comment telling me that you have.

I'll leave this one open until Thursday night, so I can contact the winner on Friday and get it traveling!

I've got a 

coming tomorrow, entirely separate from the Traveling Stash.