This has been a slow week for me. As in excruciating for me. I hate not getting to my studio to sew. The only time I've been there is to write 2 1500 word papers and spend 2 hours online for class. Paul got home Thurs. night from being out of town working, so we spent the evening together. Friday we went to Famous Dave's for supper for my birthday and enjoyed some shopping together. Saturday we went to the Sport's Show and had a family day of looking. Saturday night Grandma Leslie watched Mikaela and we went out to supper for Valentine's Day.
We even dressed up a bit.
I got flowers from one of my campuses, my daughter, my best friend, and the roses from hubby. My office is very fragrant. Jenn remembered me with the daisies in memory of my mom's passing anniversary on Sat. She is so awesome and gave me a necklace as well.
I have my EPP'd Valentine's tablerunner out at my office as it reminds me so much of my mom and the hours I spend on it and the great friendship Jen provided in my time of need.
I have the Pink/Green Jungle Quilt still up on my design wall as my WIP for this week. I had really wanted to get the backing done this week, but it just wasn't meant to be. I'm hoping to get it quilted soon, to have ready for a baby gift or maybe Mikaela will want it, but I'm also seriously considering a stitch regulator for my machine and want to wait until I get that to do a lot of quilting. Does anyone have a stitch regulator that they really prefer it over just the speed control. I have the speed control and cutter button for my Janome 1600P, but I'm really considering the stitch regulator. I'd love to hear any feedback, either positive or negative. I'm going to put a green binding on this one and then I'll have just a few scraps left to make a little pillow or something.
The ONLY sewing/quilting I did was to pull out my mom's Loralie quilt and backing and see where they were in the UFO stage. They both look too good to be the back and I can't tell what she was doing, so I put them away until I had more time to look at them. I did continue cutting out Confetti pieces and I just have background to cut out now. It's going faster than I expected now.
Only 2 weeks until quilt retreat!! I've started packing. We'll be going to my dad's this weekend to get a few things and do some embroidery. Paul's going to go shooting with my family. He got a new gun this week.... I'm a very LOVED wife this week for saying yes, even though he's out of town.
Mikaela and I celebrated my Valentine Birthday with a heart shaped pizza from Boston's and a shopping trip to Best Buy. I think I've finally decided to get the Nook tablet thanks to Jen's recommendation. I just have to check to make sure it will work with my school books and stuff.
New Projects this Week:
Finished this week:
Zilch!Ongoing projects: (and progress this week on them)
Jim Shore Quilt - Quilted and binding machine sewn on - 1 1/2 sides done - none.
Ed's Crown Royal Quilt - 2/3 of the way done, on the last set of blocks- none
Little's Confetti - 2 of 80 blocks made, cut out 40+ of the little pieces from scraps - Cut out more pieces
Merry Go Round - Cut out and sewed about 30 stratas - Nada.
Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Pink/Brown Friendship Quilts
Buggy Barn Pink/Brown Extra Blocks
Pink/Green Jungle Animal Baby Quilt
Pokey Little Puppy Book
3 Mug Rugs - Binding
Mocha Meringue Wonder Blocks
This week's stats:
Completed projects -3
New projects -1
Currently in progress -5
Finished this year - 8 , 6 Samples
I'm linking up for WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!