Thursday, January 31, 2013

It's Past Two Weeks!!!

OH , Yikes!!!  It's been just over two weeks since I last posted - one thing I was going to try and do every two weeks!   Dang-it-all, the time just flips right past yah if you are not careful to watch every second that goes by!!

Anyway.... I'm here !!

Right now I'm on some much needed downtime and enjoying my days sewing on UFO's.  I really don't care for that name.  But oh, man do I have UFO's!  Maybe I should find another name for those items that have been started and not finished!  (UnFinished Objects)  PIG's are Projects In Grocery sacs; WIP's are Works In Progress, but then again I could say all mine are that... right?   No, cause they really are not... some I have not worked on since 1998 - and I think there is one there that is every earlier than that!  In fact I'm positive it older than 25 years!  Thank heavens I used quality fabrics, (very rich for back then!!!) it just needs to be quilted!  I got it!!   PHD!  Yes, I remember that one now.  Going to work on my PHD's from now on!   Projects Half Done!  Doesn't that sound so much better?

I counted my UFO's (yes - I'm going to find another acrynom!!) last weekend and in the process cleaned up my fabric shelves.  They sure look good now; almost don't want to start any projects for fear of messing it all up!  And believe me - it only takes one project to turn it all upside down!
Oh, right!!  I said I counted my UF.... projects ☺  There is a whopping 83 in the works... yes you read correctly.  25 of those are pieces in TopVille waiting to be quilted.  Some of those are very large quilts and I will be farming those out to be quilted - some day.   The others?  Well I might try to get them done myself.   Of course they will be very simply done - BUT they will be done!
Monday and Tuesday nite saw me get 3 of the pesky little buggers off my list.  Oh, yah!  I made a list and I'm keeping track yet again of how many I get done this year.  Wonder if I should add how many I start?  LOL

This is one I'm working on right now.  I machine embroidered the quilting in the center of the blocks.  Then a decorative stitch along each edge of the blocks and free motion quilted in the setting blocks.  And that was just today!!  Wooot Woot!   I only have the border to quilt, but that is going to be done next week. 

And in keeping with keeping up ... I want to keep my posts "short".  Therefore it might able "visit" you every two weeks!!

Till next time - keep those stitches even,

Choux ♥

Sunday, January 13, 2013

♫ ♪ Hello, is it me you're looking for? ♫ ♪ ♫

Bad, bad, bad blogger person!  That's me!  Admitting it is half the problem solved - right??  Sure hope so!

How is it that life (a wonderful four letter word) always gets in the way of doing things you love (4 letter word!!) and it seems to pass (4 letters - okay this is getting ridiculous!) you right by?   I'm not sure how but the last 1 year, 8 months and 18 days have been like that.  (alright! did you see just how many 4 letter words were in that last sentence alone?   I give up!!  LOL)

So without giving you the "Long Version" of my on-going saga, let's just say I will "try" one more time to be a little more regular with blog posting.  Posts may not be long but you will see "something" from me at least every couple of weeks, just to let you all know I didn't fall of the edge of the earth, even if that is where I am most of the time these days, but this is not about "me" but rather about what I create and enjoy doing.  Even though I enjoy my work ... it is not something I care to bring home with me... so it stays at work or rather I'm to find the "strength" within myself to make that happen.  And I don't want it here! 
"Strength" is my word to try and live by for 2013, along with my word of 2012 - "Believe".  There is strength in believing and I will try to concentrate on that this year.

So this blog is officially declared a NO WORK ZONE

 There! That takes care of that!  Let's move on!

 I have been working on the dreaded UFO's that have somehow accumulated  multiplied on their own!!  There are numerous ones all at various stages of completion and oh so many more I want to do. BUT!!!  I MUST complete some  UFO's FIRST.  I do complete at least one per month, thanks to the challenge at my guild the Next Stop Englehart Quilters Guild. I will "try" to take a few pictures (when I get the nerve up to count them!!) and show you what I have here to finish.  And if anyone one of you get bored - you can come here and do one up for me!  Martha make a mean cup of tea and I sure can do some baking, as long as I have someone else to help me eat it!
So let's start anew......

Here's to us inspiring each other to  move forward with those UFO's and new projects, be it sewing/quilting related or just any other little thing that gives us pleasure during 2013 - like spending time with family!

Super big hugs,