Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Goal Report for April 15, 2018

I struggled with my goals last week because I didn't have as much time as I thought I was going to have. 

So my list is a continuation, my goals for this week are noted in blue:

1. Mystery QAL #1

- Add borders making progress DONE
- Sandwich DONE
- Begin quilting in progress



2. Mystery QAL #2
- Choose design - DONE
- Draw designs on fusible web DONE
- Cut out components DONE
- Order required fabric DONE, waiting for it to arrive

3. Charity Baby quilt, second one
- Quilt and bind - no progress

4. P&N BOM
- Complete prep requirement for next class - no progress

5. Color bear challenge
- Prep and complete block pieces traced and cut out
assemble and quilt block DONE



6. Color Challenge
- Prep and complete block DONE



7. Starry Bright
- Prep and complete block - no progress

8. CQ February block
- Continue stitching - some progress, no picture

It was a long list. I  thought it was doable.  I'll try again this week.

My goals for April 23, 2018:

1. Crazy Quilt Block
- continue stitching

2. Starry Night
- assemble block and post

3. P&N BOM
- prep block for class

4. Baby Quilt
- quilt

5. Mystery QAL #1
- continue quilting

6. Bee BOM
- add sashing

Thanks for stopping by,


Wishing you a day filled with kindness.


VERSE:

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Romans 3:23-24 NIVUK



HQAL Report

It's time for another check in. . . . I'm not sure how much I accomplished, so let's see. And considering I'm posting late again, we know that my time is typically not my own. That's for another blog :)

I made progress on several projects, only two are actual hand work.


Mystery QAL #1 - sandwich and began quilting.


My Color Challenge block is done and quilted, completely by machine.


My Color Bear block is done, again by machine.


My last Holly Cottage block is stitched and I worked on the February Crazy Quilt block, just no pictures.



I got a bunch of leaders/enders done on the machine :)


I also got the March and April (no picture) done. Again, an absolutely adorable block.

All the other ladies posted and you can find their posts here.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.


Verse of the Day

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16 NIVUK



Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Mid-Week Recharge

The best to for me to re-charge is on Wednesday.
It's become my "stay-at-home" day. 
Got the guys off, laundry going, dinner thawing, and the rest of the day is mine to sew.

My goals for the day were:

Mystery #1



Got the final border on. I chose a green tonal print just a bit darker than my sashings. AND I was able to get it to queen size. 
To say I'm pleased is an understatement.
Next up sandwich and begin the quilting.

Color Block


Had it cut out, all that was left was to put it together.

and one more for today, Color Bear.


It was a good, productive day.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.


Verse of the Day

Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst.

1 Tim. 1:15 NIVUK


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

North Chagrin Reservation

 















 







 


Saturday was chilly, but we headed north to the reservation. This is another leg of the metro parks in our area. It took about 30 minutes to drive and Susan and I were in this area when she came to visit last August.

It's a very hilly area, but you can see the green coming through and I did manage (sometimes with Honey Do's help) to locate some floral amid the fauna.

We enjoyed over five miles of hiking and poking around the "castle" and surrounding "woods".

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.

Verse of the Day

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:17 NIVUK

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Thursday Snow Day, Saturday Play Day, Weekend Hikes, Tuesday!!

Thursday Snow day . . . 


 Saturday Play day . . . 




 Weekend Hikes . . . 

 


 


 Tuesday!!




We got snow overnight Thursday. It was just enough to convince me to stay home. On top of that Honey Do wasn't feeling 100%, so he stayed home from work and Newton is still on spring break.

It was the perfect day to play with my new machine. It's very quiet so it wouldn't keep anyone awake. I spent the day cutting out and sewing my "color challenge" block for March. I'm a little behind on my goals and am trying to catch up.

Flying geese are not my favorite block to make, but these instructions were so easy to follow and I'm thrilled with the way this block turned out. Now I feel like I'm making good progress on this week's goals.

I also want to share a new quilt along with all of you. 




This is your link to the rules, which are very friendly. There is one fabric requirement to keep us all somewhat uniform, but everything else is very user friendly. We just completed the first Mystery QAL and this one began on April first. I decided on a project, pulled from my stash and have to order  the required fabric. I spent part of Saturday tracing applique pieces and prepped my stash fabrics. I'm not waiting until the end to work on this one. I spent Monday evening cutting out the components.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.

Verse of the Day

‘I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God, ‘who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.’

Revelation 1:8 NIVUK


Goals for April 9, 2018

It has been another busy week filled with ups and downs. I hope you all had a good, productive week.

I had more time at home this week, but not as much as I thought I was going to have.

I spent Monday and Friday with Mom, Wednesday there were meetings and errands, Thursday I worked for a few hours. Tuesday I spent some time working on Mystery!!




I didn't have enough fabric to finish, but I made significant progress.


We've been hiking in the weekends, even getting an evening in during this week. We've upped our goal to at least four miles. Feeling very accomplished in this endeavor. We are finding the natural trails to be less stressful on our bodies than the paved trails of the local parks.  





Honey Do made sure we got to spend time in Squire's Castle. I love these bits of local history we come across.

So here is my progress on April 9th (in red) and for the 15th (in blue) goal list:

1. Mystery QAL #1
- Add borders making progress
- Sandwich 
- Begin quilting 

2. Mystery QAL #2
- Choose design - DONE
- Draw designs on fusible web DONE
- Cut out components DONE
- Order required fabric

3. Charity Baby quilt, second one
- Quilt and bind

4. P&N BOM
- Complete prep requirement for next class

5. Color bear challenge
- Prep and complete block pieces traced and cut out
assemble and quilt block

6. Color Challenge
- Prep and complete block

7. Starry Bright
- Prep and complete block

8. CQ February block
- Continue stitching

It was a long list. I  thought it was doable.  I'll try again this week.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.

Verse of the Day


For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.




Deut. 30:16 NIVUK