It’s another one of those weeks where ideas are coming fast and furious but I have no time to finish anything. The best I can do is just take one project at a time. Here’s what I am working on this week and a couple of ideas I am hoping to implement….Let me know what you think about the ideas below.
Paper Piecing block/New Quilt
I have started a new paper piecing block which I am testing for Juliet @ Tartankiwi. It is another New Zealand bird and this is the 3rd for this series I have made….I have decided to take Laura’s suggestion and make a quilt from the blocks. The first piece is complete.
I have 3 orders to make this weekend. One is in a similar color palate to this one but with dark purple corduroy.
The other two are for older boys (5 & 7) using this fabric as a main pocket….I love this fabric it is a science experiment.
Ideas for my sewing room I came up with two new things in my sewing room space…..first off, I added a cork board which I made. I will hang it on the wall over the weekend, but it is right beside my sewing machine and it has a list of my to-do projects for the month. I can get the satisfaction of crossing things off as I go 🙂
Secondly, I really want a bigger space for my design boards. Right now, I have a make shift one which I can move and put away whenever I like. Problem is it’s not really big enough. I have been struggling with, what to do about a design wall, as I have no straight walls really….then it struck me last night (this is when all my best ideas come :-))…..why not put a sliding/hanging door from my ceiling that I can frame/cover in flannel. I am thinking about something similar these doors in the photos:
I am thinking I can put it in front of the bookcase in the picture below and when I need to use it I can pull it out. The whole door would move back and forward on a track. That would give me a decent sized floor to ceiling design wall. What do you think???
Linking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.
Oh my gosh!!! I hate to do this, but have you started thinking about Christmas? The thought came to me this week when I got an order for two twin quilts. We started to discuss dates and then finally decided that the best timing for having the quilts done would be for Christmas gifts.
I don’t have too much to do directly for Christmas, 3 twin quilts and 3 stockings but I would like to partake in my company’s Christmas Craft fair. So right now I am thinking about stock I will need…
Christmas stockings (none in stock – would like 10-15)
Cushion/Pillow covers (only two in stock so far – thinking I need 10)
Chair bags/pockets (have 7 in stock but would like 14)
Gift card holders (none in stock – would like 10)
Pencil cases, Pencil rolls (none in stock but would like 10)
This means a lot of work between now and Christmas. This leads to this month’s “Lovely Year of Finishes” goal – I would like one of the twin quilts finished.
I am deciding between one of the three following quilts to do this month (these are the 3 that need to be done by Christmas):
I feel I have made quite a bit of Progress on many of my goals this month. I still may have bitten of more than I can chew. Reminder for April – no more than 3 craft goals !!! Checking in with Lovely Year of Finishes.
Before I move into where I am at for March, I have planned the new technique to try for June (how’s that for planning). For my birthday (June 8th), I booked a workshop with Lotta Jansdotter who does amazing fabric printing, and to top it all off, I can spend the weekend in NEW YORK!!! You can check out her website here. I am so excited.
Ok, back to the now!!! I did finish a little hexie coffee cup sleeve for a custom order, in addition to my March goals. Here is where I am at for March:
Bottom, Baste and Quilt, the “Four Seasons in one day” (named after a crowded house song). Back finish, Basted, and my first line of quilting done.
Finish 2 sets of chair bags. No Progress.
Finish 1 set of pot holders (custom order) Fabric Ordered.
Finish a E-reader case No Progress.
Sew + Finish the Triple zip pouch Fabric Cut, ready to start sewing.
Kiwi Paper Piecing Cushion Cover Completed on Friday. This by far has been my favorite project and I love how it turned out.
Continue with Life Style Challenge with a focus on:
– No Sugar or Processed Food I am doing ok on processed food but awful in avoiding sugar – need to work on that the next two weeks
– Exercise 3 times a week I have executed a plan and suckered in a friend to walk with my twice a week – Thanks Su 🙂
Post 3 times a week min. Definitely doing well on this one
Post a new recipe each week Yes, at least one recipe a week