Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
I hope that everyone is having a great week. I dread school starting back:( On a good note, though, I am going to go to a new bible study at our church. It starts on tuesday morning. This is something that I have wanted to do for a long time. Tuesdays are my days at the library..I will have to swap..Please pray that I am strong enough to tell the school "no" and go to the bible study. If I want to keep "Balance" in my life I have to learn to say "no" to the school. Now, that Sherry is back, I should be able to do this!
Monday, February 21, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
This is what I decided to work on: I have made Kelsey a quilt for each of her college years. I plan on making one for her each year. She will leave college with 4 bed sized quilts. I have always wanted to make her a "Single Girl" quilt by Denyse Schmidt. I bought the pattern years ago but was to scared to try it. There are 31 pieces just in the circles, not counting background. If you want to have a twin size (and I do) that would mean 12 rings. 12 rings time 31 pieces =372 little pieces! AND it has curved piecing!
I happened to be wasting time on Flickr and came upon a Single Girl Support Group that was just starting up! I read that the cutting and tracing the templates was the hardest part. Well, I love that kinda work so I jumped in! I'm no fool though, I am making a test block before I get all excitied that I (Kelsey) will be the owner of a Single Girl Quilt!
I enjoyed making the templates. I got one Ring Quarter done. I am using all scraps on this block.
Here are my template pieces and fabric all organized and clipped together in case of a cat fit! I got great advice from the Support Group. Organization is very important!
Friday, February 18, 2011
This probably won't be my most productive FNSI but I think it is my most "need that" FNSI! I have had one of "those" weeks. It hasn't been all bad. I had a birthday so I did some shopping and had a great supper with my guys! After that, it went down hill! It seems the library is having a hard time letting go of it's free help. The Libriarian is back so I am ready to be back to a once a week schedule and I am having a hard time saying "no" for everytime I am needed there. I am glad to help out but I have so many things that I want/need to do at home.
Then my sister got mad because I won't let Cade go to Alabama and spend some time with her and her family. It was going to be for 4 nights and Andy just wasnt comfortable with that. I'm sorry but I can't go against my husband on something like this. She didnt see it that way:( I do hope that Cade and I can go visit her over Spring Break....if she's talking to me by then!
and Kelsey's car got broke into at college. The dummies did alot of damage to her door before they decided to bust in her window. They didnt get anything..but caught! We had to go get her car and bring it home to have it repaired. Atleast she didnt walk up on it and get hurt!
ok...enough of my pity party! Cade has karate tonight but after that we are going by a fastfood place and I am coming home, putting on my pj's and sewing until atleast 9 pm!
p.s. Do Not for 1 minute think that me showing a new quilt pattern means that I have finshed any of my UFO's...cuz I sure have not!!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
I did finish my February Ninja Block of the Month. I tried to use Valentine colors and I think it is very sweet. Thanks Kandra!
I hope that you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day! I got some beautiful pink tulips and candy on Friday! We grilled out and watched True Grit (the old one) it was a nice relaxing night after the crazy week that I had!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
I had to go back and think as to why I decided to start another stitchery instead of working on my quilt that I really want finished. They are both handwork that I love to do. I can stitch both up while relaxing and watching tv. I only have a a little while to sew today so I can't finish either project.
I have come to the conclusion that I pushed this PIG to the side because I wanted to work on something new!! That's it...I just wanted a new project! I am really stressed right now. I won't get to my sewing room after today for over a week and I just wanted something new and fresh. I'm sure there are so many of us that love a project that we are working on but will push it aside to do something new.....do this a few times and the projects start to add up!!
So, I'm just going to spend the rest of the afternoon sewing my little Ninja and not feel too bad cause I know my Halloween quilt willl be there waiting for me!