OOPs... This month will be a combined report of work for the last two months... I forgot to post an update for September!
My grandson started Pre-K in August and I have been busy providing before/after school care as well as weekends while his mom works. This has cut into my sewing time, but I try to cherish this time we have together while it lasts.
I made progress on my Spring Wall hanging... getting all of the flowers fused and have begun the process of hand-sewn blanket stitches around all the edges.
I had two craft shows in late September and was able to finish several sets of placemats and tablerunners and some kitchen towels to sell. I love doing the shows and meeting people... old and new customers too!
I am still working on Orca Bay... I have a few more (16) of Step 7 flying geese to make. I hope to have this assembled into a top before the new mystery Celtic Solstice begins!
One "sewing" thing I can do with the grandson underfoot is sort through my boxes of Goodwill shirts to find the colors I need for Celtic Solstice. It's one way to help teach him his colors. I was pleased to find I had most of what I needed. A couple trips to Goodwill on $.99 day helped me fill in most of the gaps... I'd still like a better variety of the gold/yellow... but I think I can make do with what I have if I don't find any more in the next few weeks.
WORK COMPLETED IN SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER
....15.....customer tops quilted (YTD 62)
.....05.....customer quilts bound (YTD 18)
.....00.....flimsy completed waiting for quilting (YTD 13)
.....00.....quilted flimsy (YTD 11 )
.....40.....hand-work hours (146 YTD )
MY PROJECTS COMPLETED THIS YEAR: 12 !!!!
Lucky Charms wall hanging (1/21/13)
Basket Sampler Welcome wall hanging (2/15/13)
Knitted afghan (3/20/13)
Scrap Mania quilt (3/19/13)
Orange/Blue Jelly Roll quilt (3/18/13)
Hope Academy Banner (3/27/13)
Jaxson's quilt (3/22/13)
Baltimore Album (4/5/13)
Civil War Snowball (4/5/13)
Big Brother Quilt (5/7/13)
Easy Street (7/22/13)
Matthew's Puppies (7/25/13)
Projects Waiting to be Quilted
Sloanie Christmas Star Swap
Projects in Progress
Spring Wall Hanging.... the flowers are now fused to the background and I have begun stitching them on
Disappearing 4 patch...blocks are completed, ready for assembly
Sweet & Sassy.....9 blocks completed, sashed and aquilt corner assembled
Becky's Barn basket wall hanging...assembled, needs final border
Novelty Quilt... blocks cut, need assembly
Happiness Key...background complete, needs applique/embroidery
Floral & Pinwheels.... made 4 pinwheels then renamed.... Florals&9patch
POTC... swap blocks completed and sent..next swap will be in January
Dresden Plate placemats
Bonnie Projects in Progress
.....06.....cheddar bowties blocks hand-pieced (YTD 6 of 81) ... (81 of 162 in 2012)
.....00.....cheddar bowtie rows stitched (YTD 0 .... 9 of 18 in 2012)
...done....Orca Bay Step 1 hourglass blocks made (YTD 49 plus 21 in 2012) total 70 of 112
....done...Orca Bay Step 2 3.5in string blocks made (completed in 2012 )
....done...Orca Bay Step 3 2in HSTs (YTD 55 plus120 in 2012) total 175
.....done..Orca Bay Step 4 5.5in string blocks (YTD 08 plus 24 of 32 in 2012) total 32
.....done..Orca Bay Step 5 cut 350 triangles and stitch to part 3 to make winged triangles (175 of 175)
.....done..Orca Bay Step 6 cut 2.5in squares and assemble Ohio Stars (0)
.....50.....Orca Bay Step 7 make flying geese (50 of 64)
...............Orca Bay Step 8 assemble quilt
..............Talkin Turkey..... 2 blocks complete plus parts
..............Midnight Flight....1 block complete plus parts
..............Winston Ways... 2 blocks complete plus parts
......16...... Celtic Solstice... Goodwill shirts deboned