Wednesday, May 02, 2012

WIP Wednesday Week 18 5/2/12

I had another slow week, but I did manage to get a bit accomplished. I found out on Friday that a co-worker has breast cancer. Since that is what my mom had it is so near to my heart and I had to do something. Her department put on a When Life Hands You Lemons party - a support shower at work on Monday. It was one of the best parties I have ever been to and what a great way to show support for a cancer diagnosis. My mom always made her breast sisters minkee pillowcases, so I figured that was something I could do for my co-worker. I picked up the minkee and used some BC fabric from mom's stash and whipped it together Friday night. It felt so good to use my serger... actually sew at all. She loved it and couldn't believe how soft the minkee was. Quilting 2012-04-29 003

Today I found out a friend is having a little girl. I'm so excited for her and immediately got my mojo back and found the pattern and fabric I had been saving for a little girls quilt. I'll make it up, but it might not go to her since it's pretty pink and she prefers not so much pink. At least I got it all cut out! I haven't spent this much time in the studio in forever... except to write research papers for my class. Two lessons done, 3 to go, 6 weeks left of class. Mid June can't come fast enough!

Finished this week:
Breast Cancer Minkee Pillowcase
Ongoing projects:  (and progress this week on them) 
Swoon - 2 Blocks done
Dilly Dally Baby Girl Quilt
Pink/Brown Friendship Quilts - I actually quilted these last week!
Buggy Barn Pink/Brown Extra Blocks - I practiced some new quilting on one of these. Not sure I'm going to be doing more of it, but it was outside the box!
Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Blush Quilt 
Pink/Green Jungle Animal Baby Quilt
Confetti Top
Friendship Block Swap Top
Twisted Heart
Merry Go Round
No progress:
Mocha Meringue Wonder Blocks- Together, needs 3 borders
Jim Shore Quilt - None
Ed's Crown Royal Quilt - Started sashing
This week's stats:
Completed projects - 1
New projects -1
Currently in progress - 6
Finished this year - 32 , 7 Samples

I'm linking up for WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!



Sara said...

I think your week has been pretty productive. I don't know how you keep up with everything: work, school, family, and still manage to sew. I got very sewing finished during the 2 years I worked on my masters degree while teaching full time. And my girls were teens at the time. Kudos!!
And you have inspired me to start keeping better track of what I'm working on each week.

Barb said...

Love the pillow case. My MIL just beat breast cancer and I've wanted to do something like this for her but it's hard to tell with her if she'd like it or not.