No Podcast for December 1

Unfortunately the cold I got this week is severely affecting my voice and I can’t talk for more than 2 minutes without a coughing fit or needing to blow my nose. I recorded about 5 minutes that way, and it’s not great, and you all don’t deserve that.  Please accepted my apologies, and look for a new podcast next week with episode 308 of The Stitch TV Show.

Sunday Stash – Still At It

I stuck with it this week and finished up two quilts.  One had been quilted last week but needed hand finishing for the binding; once that got done, I moved onto finishing up the quilting and binding for the In My Neighborhood row-along I designed a row for over on The Stitch TV Show site. The instructions get posted this week, but there’s a sneak peak in the featured image above!

I need to make a photo day to just take pics of all these finished quilts before the flit off to their various destinations. Until then there are numbers!

  • Used this past week: 11 yards
    • 4.5 yd for the Neighborhood row quilt
    • 6.5 yd for the Sonic Goose Quilt
  • Total Used Year to Date: 280.25 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 84.75 yards (30% of total used)

Sunday Stash – Twofer

I am slowly getting back on the stash wagon and making progress on some quilts   I finished quilting the one I was stuck on earlier this week, but it needs a hand finish on the binding so will get done later this coming week.

I also plowed through two donation quilts that got an easy all over pattern that didn’t require a lot of planning and agony to design, so those get chalked up in the done column, too!

It was also Saturday Sampler weekend so I picked up the three blocks for the current projects.  One of these programs are wrapping up next month, so time to get thinking about layout!

  • Used this past week: 8.75 yards
    • 4.5 yd for the schoolyard quilt
    • 4.25 yd for the Cheerful Scrap Quilt
  • Total Used Year to Date: 269.25 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 80.25 yards (30% of total used)

WIP Wednesday – Oh, Hello There

It’s at this point in my life I really need an narrator of sorts to do a voiceover like, “When last we saw Pam, she was stressed out.” Then pan video to me sitting in my living room still sort of stressed out. The good news is, however, the end is rather in sight (new job officially starts next Wednesday) and I just need to google some pictures of contrails to solve my latest quilting dilemma and then everything will be FINE. Yes. That’s what I’m telling myself.

It’ll be fine, right?

Of course it will. Never mind that my brain is already circling around what to make for Thanksgiving (in a month) and the time table to get everything in the oven in order to eat at noon, and whether the turkey I haven’t even bought yet will be defrosted in time. Really, it’ll be fine.

In the mean time, I had a quilting retreat last weekend and finished 3 1/2 quilt tops! Add that to three I already had done, and I have a bona fide pile-up. Oh boy.

So this post is a catch up for stash reporting and WIP-ing, so really I’ve got the de-stash yardage and some pillowcases

  • Used this past random amount of time: 17 yards
    • 15 yd destashed
    • 2 yd for 2 donation pillowcases
  • Total Used Year to Date: 260.5 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 71.5 yards (27% of total used)