Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I bet you wonder what I've been up to................

Well, the kids are coming to town.....all of them!  Well, all the grands that is and their chaperones! LOL!  I knew my daughter was coming in August but I didn't know my son was coming with his new significant other who I have not met yet.  I have talked to her on the phone though and she is a sweetie!  But I was in the middle of cleaning and organizing and now I need to get "a move on" big time!  Presents to finish and a house to clean and food to prepare.  So, you won't be seeing me out here too much other than to "document my cleaning frenzy"! LOL!
I started organizing my fabrics and sewing things as it has taken over my dining room and I think we might be needing it.
I cleaned out one closet in the middle room and this morning (I was up at 3:30..I think I'm starting to panic) I went to the Dollar Store and got plastic containers to "organize" and/or "divide and conquer".
So far, it seems to be working but I still need more containers...will I ever have enough?  These are great for fat quarters and I love "locking lids".  I need about 3 more though as I have Black, Green and 30's fat quarters.  I may dig up more too before the day is over!
I only have a few charm far.......
Then there are WIP's which I want to keep the fabric together as it was specifically bought for certain projects.  These containers are working well for those.
It seems I still have "miles to go before I sleep" though..........
Wish me luck! 
Happy Trails!


Sunday, July 12, 2015

YOP Week #2

I did manage to get my YOP 2015 - 2016 page up this week so that was good!  And I have a finish!
Yes, Uriah's quilt is finally done all except for the quilt label which I was debating.  It also needs to be washed and dried in a dryer (which as you know I do not have at the moment) which means I'll have to take it to the laundromat here in town and then it needs to be wrapped up and a few extras put in and sent off!
Miss Peeps has to be everywhere I am,  so trying to keep her out of the picture is useless.
I would like to make a quilt label but I have more gifts to finish so not sure if I should spend the time but this looked like a fairly quick and simple method...of course, mine would not say "jam" but more like Uriah's name, the date, the occasion and the quilter.  I've never made a stitched one before so any suggestions would certainly be appreciated.
It came from this book which is my favorite crafting book at the moment.  I love every project in it and that is unusual.  I highly recommend it if you are a sewer or "wanna be".  It is "jam" packed (ha! ha!) with the sweetest and cutest projects for yourself or for gifts.  It is by Amy Sinibaldi of the famous blog Nana and Company
Here is what I am working on this week.........(as if you haven't seen these things a zillion times already)
a present which I can only show a peek of..............
I figured out I am still in April for the preemie hats but I'll be in May by this week maybe today.  I have to have all of this stuff done by the time my daughter comes in August.
There are some extra ones that when I was too tired to get up and see what was needed next, I just crocheted one and figured it would be needed at some point regardless of size.
My Hudson Bay Blanket sock is coming along great and I'm now on the foot heading towards the toe and all knit stitch until then.
Someone asked me last week where I got the yarn and it is a custom order from Fishknits. It is her Canadiana yarn.   She did not charge me extra for a custom order but you do have to be patient.
That's all for this week!  Happy Trails!