Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Where did February go?:

Only two posts this month... so much for getting better with blogging :)  Yesterday was the first time I've sewn all month and it was sooooo nice to finally get stuck in!  For a couple of days I was just too overwhelmed with the amount of sewing I would need to do to get caught up so I shifted folders (out of sight out of mind), unsubscribed from blogs and emails (out of sight out of mind cyberly) and honed down the 'impossible to keep up with' number of BOMs/QALs I was juggling.  There are still quite a few, but the list is much more realistic.

On to what I've been working on... none of the recent WiPs, instead I pulled the Meadow Mystery project bin off my shelf and worked my way thru November and December.  I didn't take it to England with me, and in hind sight I should have and left A4AC behind :)  I must say, it is nice to be back in my larger 'fun room' surrounded by ALL of my pretty fabrics and gadgets and clutter and and and ~~~happy sigh~~~

I grumbled a bit back in August when I cut all of the lovely fabric, up til then I've generally 'cut as I go'. But, with a 4 month lapse, having all those pieces cut and ready (thankfully labeled) to sew into blocks sure made for a pleasant afternoon of sewing.

November Geese and SiSs
December Block One

December Block Three x4
December Block Four x4

Meadow Mystery November and December
Meadow Mystery

Apparently I have the need for ANOTHER obsession, because lately my crochet hooks have been getting a workout and who would have ever thought that CALs are just as plentiful as QALs and there are wonderful Crochet Blogs out there too.  ~~~I'm happy happy happy~~~  I worked on a couple block a weeks CALs while in England, re familiarizing myself with the lingo, which actually confused the bejiggers out of me because English Crochet stitches are different from American Croceht stitches... but I got that sorted.

Last week a lovely CAL, Hygge started, which I purchased a kit for and was thrilled to discover Esther at It's All In A Nutshell  was doing left handed video tutorials each week,  I didn't start until I got home so I'm only half finished week one.  Really enjoying it so far :)  I can crochet in the evenings while watching tv with my sister and her partner... our version of family time ;) Must get hooking, Week 2 started today :)

Linking up with Let's Bee Social #165 at Sew Fresh Quilts and Midweek Makers #60 at Quilt Fabrication.  I hope your obsessions have kept you happy this week :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Mid Week Catch Up

My blogging may be falling short... but my block collection certainly hasn't!  With 12 Quilt Projects and 2 Crochet Projects on the go in January the blocks just kept piling up :)  Packing for home (Canada) will take some sorting, but I'll worry about that later in the month.
I stayed with red for all of my 365 Challenge blocks and managed to get red into several of my other projects.   My total blocks sewn in January = 63 and crocheted in January = 5.  January carry overs = 3, Cookbook Recipe 5 (January 30) ; Adventurously Epic Block 5 (January30) ; Crochet A Block 4 (January 27) all 'weeklies' so I should have them done by Sunday :)

January Blocks

January BOMs

January CALs

January Daily

January Twice Monthly

January Weekly

My February Color has changed from the planned Purple, to Green because I have very few purples on this side of the pond and seem to have quite a few greens.  By the end of February my 365 pile may look Christmassy...
February's 'fun room' agenda will be busy and I likely won't keep up as nicely as I did in January due to a weekend trip to Cambridge, some day trips locally (Bristol, Bath and Frome) and travel home on the 19th.
I added two projects to the list, Kraken (Quilt) and Hygge (Crochet) bringing my total planned WiPs to 16.  I DON'T need any more!!!  Won't stop me from hunting them down though ;) Of the 16, 5 have a fee - Chocolatier, Kraken, Paper Pieced Vintage, Aiming For Accuracy Challenge (one time fee) and Cookbook QAL (purchase of book).  The rest are completely free or free for the month of release.

Linking up with Susan's Midweek Makers #57 at Quilt Fabrications, where I have been kindly featured this week.  Thank you Susan :)

Also linking up with Lorna's Let's Bee Social #162 at Sew Fresh Quilts

Enjoy what your day brings everyone :)