Thursday, February 26, 2009
Now, onto an update of my WIP Challenge:
- Barney's Blocks ~ still need to piece the backing (but I've at least pulled it out and its sitting on the ironing board).
- Alycia's QOV Project ~ 14 pillowcases are made and ready for shipping. The blocks are done and I've started putting them in rows. I ran out of bobbin thread and then lost steam after that. I'll continue working on it this afternoon.
- Ainsley's Quilt ~ blocks are done.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
- Barney's Blocks - need to piece backing and baste/quilt it
- My QOV top for Alycia's QOV challenge - all blocks are finished.
- My stack of QOV pillowcases - 5 pillowcases done. I have several more cut.
- Ainsley's Quilt - all blocks are finished.
I took a break from sewing this weekend and the boys asked to do a craft. We had picked up a box of foam airplanes at JoAnn's earlier in the week so this is what my kitchen table (aka my new sewing desk) looked like this weekend:
Carter's started to take on a Picasso ~ esque look. I wasn't sure either one of them would ever dry.
And all of my sewing stuff got pushed aside to the very edge of the table....
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I dug all of my WIP's out and I'm going to get those finished before I allow myself to start anything new. That's gonna be hard! I have so many projects in various stages of completion. I'm also counting anything that I've started since the first of the year a "new project" so they are getting pushed to the bottom of the list. Here we go, anyone care to join me?
- Barney's Blocks
- My QOV top for Alycia's QOV challenge
- My stack of QOV pillowcases
- Ainsley's Quilt ~ that poor girl still doesn't have her quilt!!
These are my most pressing projects that I want finished and out of my sewing room. Once I get through these, I'll post another list of projects that I've recently started and get those finished up. If you care to join me, just let me know and I'll post a list (with links to your blog) and we can cheer each other on. I plan to keep this challenge going until the end of March. I should be able to get through (both) lists by then. I hope. Who's in??
Friday, February 13, 2009
In honor for it being Friday the 13th. I am hosting a Freaky Friday Fabric Giveaway (and if I remember, I'll do one in March, too). Up for grabs is two half yard cuts (basket not included) of "At Water's Edge" fabric by Moda. I believe this line came out last Spring. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post and tell me if you believe in superstitions and what are some that you currently practice? (unfortunately due to the cost of postage, I must limit this to USA residents only, my apologies). Make sure you leave your email address or some way for me to contact you in your comment (if your comments aren't already hooked up to an email). And in stealing an idea from Amandajean, who stole if from Camille, I'll give you an example:
Hi, I'm Jessica. I am very superstitious. I rarely walk under ladders and when I was playing volleyball in highschool, I had a lucky pair of socks and a lucky sports bra. I would make my mom wash them for every single game.
See, easy peasy! I'll leave this open until Sunday evening at which point I will draw a number by random generator (or maybe pick a name out of a hat, haven't decided yet!). Good Luck!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I think I'll finish it off, quilt in the ditch and I plan to make some "checkers" out of yo-yo's. What do you think?
Sunday, February 8, 2009
As promised, I am starting a coupon/grocery shopping tutorial to help you make your dollars stretch. And who couldn't use a stretchier dollar in this economic environment?! I'm gonna do this in steps so as not to overwhelm you. I will add links to the steps in my side bar so you may refer back to them at a later time. Good Luck & Happy Savings!!!
The very first thing one must consider when grocery shopping is attitude. If you truly want to make the most of your coupons and your money, you really have to shift your thought process. Most of us make a menu for the week, then make a grocery list. This works for some people, but its not very cost effective. The most frugal way to grocery shop is to check out the sales and make your grocery list accordingly, matching the sales with coupons (but we'll get to that later). Once you have made your grocery list, look at the list (and what's already in your pantry) and make your menu based on what you own and what's on sale.
This one step alone, will make a noticable difference in your grocery budget. I will end step one here and allow this information to sink in. As this truly is the most challenging part of changing your habits. Once you have started to look at shopping in this light, the rest is easy.
Oh, and someone asked about doing these trips with kids ~ both of my kids are with me for 90% of my big shops. I'll have some tips on how to make this less painful in the following steps.
I promise, I won't leave ya hanging this time!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I've taken a short break from quilting to make these, as I felt my children should have warm knees. Even if only temporarily.
I have a few more pairs to make and then its back to quilting!!