Monday, February 27, 2017

Where Did February Go?

I can't believe February ends tomorrow!  For being a short month, it has been very long for me.  It has been a sick month but fortunately I am on the mend thanks to a trip to the Dr.  I have never had such ear pain from congestion and infections.  I even took sick time, unheard of for me!  I should have taken more, but it's tough to organize for a sub with my little 9 person zoo, aka Kindergarten and First Grade.  

This was my view this morning on my drive to school.  The school is at the top of this hill.  It's a good thing we didn't take the snow tires off!

I finished the Dr. Seuss quilt and it is hanging at school.  I just did a simple all over quilting.  This is an original design.  I cut the panels and some of the extra fabrics and then started cutting filler strips as I went along.  The word strip in the center was an edge strip on the panel piece.  All my photos seem blurry.  I do need a new phone, but I think I also moved each time!
Dr. Seuss, original design


backing, leftover scraps, plus additional stash pieces

My other accomplishment was making this Catch All Caddy.  I have had the pattern for a while and will be going to a quilt retreat this coming weekend.  This will help keep my stuff organized.  I am happy with it, the only issue I had was the final binding.  It was too bulky to machine stitch it down so I hand stitched it after it was on.  I look forward to filling it with my goodies for quilt camp!

I previously mentioned getting new floors.  Here is a before and after.  You can see why I wanted to update the old stuff!!!  I absolutely love it!  It's so easy to care for!  I like my new darker gray walls I painted too.  I finally got the house back together this weekend.

I have also been getting things ready for quilt camp. 

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Monday, February 06, 2017

Not Much Sewing

I have done very little in the quilting department lately.  I hope to fix that soon.  I have sewn some rows on my tumbler quilt and sorted through some things but mostly it's all been time working on our house. We built our house and moved in 20 years ago and I have been slowly updating.  Now it's new flooring on most of our main floor.  That has involved tearing out carpet (and a million staples!) tearing off baseboards, scrubbing and painting.  Thank heavens some of our flooring stays and they just go over top of it with the new. Our flooring is being delivered tomorrow and our contractor is coming up Wednesday!  I don't know how long it will all take, but I'm looking forward to it.   

This weekend I just had to do something creatively so I got out some Dr. Seuss fabric I have had for quite a few years.  I don't even know how I accumulated it!  At school we do a "Read Across America" on Dr. Seuss' birthday in March so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to work on this project.  I had a piece of fabric with 10 panels on it, different sizes and I finally just started cutting to be in increments of 2".  I cut some of the companion fabrics and placed the whole thing on my design wall and drafted it and cut filler pieces.  That is the stage it is in now.  It really will all fit together according to my graph paper! 
Dr. Seuss in progress

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