The week of August 20, 2012
1. Organize my sewing rooms. I am just about done going through all my STASH and most everything else is organized. I have been saving quilting magazines since 2007.
My thought was that if I ever needed a pattern I would be able to go through them and find just the right one. In reality, this method does not work. Now I am going through these magazines and tearing out the patterns that strike my fancy. I am dividing them into three binders: throw and bed sized quilts, baby sized quilts, and miscellaneous patterns such as bags, table runners, etc. Hopefully now if I need a pattern I will be able to narrow my search to a specific binder.
2. Start working on a special gray, yellow and white quilt for Shea's new apartment. All the organizing left little time for sewing this week.
This is a picture of the pattern and some of the fabric that we chose together.
As you can see, I haven't made a dent in this project yet. Maybe this week...
3. Work on my Quilt Square Quilt Along blocks for the month of August.
This was the one sewing project I was able to get to this very busy week. I love the way they turned out.
4. If time permits, I hope to finish the Quilts for Kids quilt I started last month. I did not get to this again this week.
The Week of August 27, 2012
1. Complete the quilt I am making for Quilts for Kids.
2. Work on the two blocks I need for PQW Saturday Sampler.
3. Start working on my friend Kathy's Memory Quilt for her friend's daughter's first birthday.
The blocks are done. Now I have to put them all together and quilt it for her.
4. Shop for an embroidery machine. I did a little shopping this past week for an embroidery machine and I have it narrowed down to three:
the Bernina 830,
the Brother Quatro 2,
and the Baby Lock Ellisimo Gold.
I like all three but am leaning toward the Baby Lock because I love the preloaded designs by Nancy Zieman. Hopefully I will choose one in the next week or two.
5. Finish quilting my Farmer's Wife quilt on Annie.
6. Make a whole bunch of bean bags for a game to be played at my friend's wedding reception. As I write this I realize it sounds a little odd, but I am excited to see exactly what they have in mind for these bean bags.
This should be a busy week!
Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching!!!