Friday, July 29, 2011

More Hexagon LOVE...

I'm working slowly but surely on the hexagons.  I think they are so pretty in their boxES.  Yes - I'm onto box #2.  I'm in the homestretch of only 300 or so more to make (it's not just me right - that sentence IS ridiculous).

I might be a crazy person - but I like that about myself!

That little green Gizmo on the right?  That's my new best friend.  It's needle threader from clover and it's the best $15.00 I've spent in a long time!  I LOVE that needle threader!

The rest of my week was a busy blur but the HVAC was replaced and I am enjoying the super-cooling of our new high efficiency model!

I'll keep you posted!


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"I Know You. You on List"

I LOVE lists: They keep my mind clear and I feel empowered when I mark things off.

The UFO's or WIPs or whatever you choose to call those lingering projects most of us have are getting to me in a BIG way lately.

Unfinished business is holding me back from starting new things as well as having the actual finished project to use.

So I made THE LIST: A master list of projects I have started.

It's LONG.

Really LONG.



  • Qiviut/Silk Scarf
  • Casey's Blue & Gray Socks
  • Anna's Gray Jumper
  • Advent Trees
  • Green Irish Folk Shawl
  • Michael's Gray Socks
  • February Lady Sweater (yes from the Knitwits KAL)
  • Liesl
  • Crocheted Washcloths (many)
  • Crocheted Afghan
  • Blocking and Photographing
  • Send Mitts to Nancy's Friend


  • Dragonfly Cross Stitch
  • Anna's Seasonal Girls


  • Eric Carle Yarn
  • Jackson Pollack Core Spun
  • Merino Tencel Basic Yarn
  • Ply Toby's SW Merino
  • Yellow Spindle Spun
  • Have 2 fleeces processed
  • Wash and Set all Finished Yarns


  • Anna Maria Quilt
  • Madras Quilt
  • Floral Quilt (Connie)
  • Floral Quilt (Anna)
  • Origami Bags
  • Tiny Totes
  • Zippered Pouches
  • Coasters (many)
  • Fabric Apples
  • Mending
  • Kauffman Quilt
  • Basic Gray Hexies
  • Yo-Yo Flower Quilt
  • Curtains Pressed and Hung
  • Toby's Curtains Embellished and hung
That's a whopping 36 projects.

Before I actually WROTE the list (while it was still in my head and about 12 projects long) I had an insane idea of finishing everything by the end of August.  After my friends laughed themselves silly (I know - you're laughing now too -it's OK) I agree that idea IS in fact - insane!

I scaled back my intentions (a bit) and am making it a game to see how many UFO's I can finish in the next six weeks.

Any takers on how many I'll actually finish?  Leave a comment with your guess and when all is said and done I'll give a prize to the person who is closest.  

I'll keep track of progress here and announce the winner Sept 1, 2011.  Just for fairness I'll only consider comments posted between now and Saturday July 30.  You can still heckle me all you want after that, but it won't count as a contest entry.

I'm going to get to work now.

I'll keep you posted!


Sunday, July 24, 2011

I Hope I'm Not Too Late...

To be the first to wish my friend Andrea:


...because I know how you LURVE you some calico ;-)

I love you and hope you have a wonderful birthday filled with peace and love!

I'll keep you posted!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

And Now for Something Completely Different...

I'm struggling lately (ok that's not different) but I am working my way through and enjoying quilting and sewing and knitting as I do.

Thank you for all the kind comments and emails and new followers (you can do that over on the right) - it is so encouraging and fun to hear from all of you.

Right now I am working on a Challenge quilt for the Atlanta Modern Quilting Guild and bugger it all, I can't share any pictures or details.

What I can share is this:

Hexagon Madness

Know what that is?

That's a whole lot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

We've been powering through the Buffy series on Netflix instant view and this is what I do while we watch.  It's called English Paper Piecing and it's a hand-sewn hand-pieced quilting technique.  I have plans for a king-sized quilt for our bed.  I have over 400 hexagons made and need to make about 800 more.

Problem is we're almost finished with Buffy - maybe we'll move on to Angel?  I don't know - the brooding whiny version of David Boreanaz isn't my fav.

So help me out please.  What are your favorite shows/movies/audio books?  What should we try next?

I'll keep you posted!