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W.I.P Wednesday 2.6

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I finally got to catch up on some projects this week.  I even dug into my U.F.O basket!!! So here’s what I accomplished……

Completed:

Lil Penguin’s winter scarf

From my U.F.O basket:

Sam Kay Designs

Lil Penguin was so thrilled to finally get his Thomas pillowcase. It was so easy to put together that I decided to make myself a couple new pillowcases with fabric from my stash.

Here’s a craft project that we made this week.

Sam Kay Designs

 

Lil Penguin and I created this picture frame using scraps from my bin. He picked out his favorite bits and we Mod Podged them to the frame.

 

In progress:

Quilts for Kids cupcake quilt- I have almost completed the quilt top. I just have to do the outer border and then I’m ready to sandwich!

New Knitting Project

Since I finished the scarf, I decided to start on a new pattern. I haven’t knitted anything but scarves, so I decided to try something different. I found a cute pattern for a little bag. It’s so simple that I’m about halfway done with the knitting bit already!

On the back burner:

Flurry Quilt
Orchard Path Pouch
Farmer’s Wife blocks
Americana BOM quilt

This week’s stats:
Completed projects – 5
New projects -5
Currently in progress -2

How has your week been going?

W.I.P Wednesday 2.5 and Winner

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First off I want to announce the winner of my Blogiversary Giveaway. Congratulations, Binkie! I will be contacting you later today. Now on to the sewing….. 

Completed:

Dove Needlebook

 

I Love Sewing needlebook for the RATZ Swap.  I posted about it here.

In progress:

Quilts for Kids cupcake quilt- I have all the focus fabric stitched to the 4 patches. Now I’m working on sewing them into strips for the quilt top.

Cup o’ Joe mug rug- found the perfect floss for the coffee cup embroidery!

On the back burner:

Flurry Quilt
Orchard Path Pouch
Farmer’s Wife blocks
Americana BOM quilt

This week’s stats:
Completed projects – 2
New projects -0
Currently in progress -2

W.I.P Wednesday 2.4

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Happy Independence Day!!!

Well, I didn’t get much sewing done this past week because I have been planning the fall curriculum for Lil Penguin. I also spent a lot of time in the kitchen! Mr. Penguin volunteered me to bake 6 dozen cookies for the Ronald McDonald house! I wound up baking 8 dozen so we had some and so did his co-workers.  I was happy to help and hope that my cookies brought a smile.

I have also been busy working on my embroidery patterns for the fall. I have several that I love and I ‘m hoping  some of you will test out the patterns for me. If you want to be a tester or know someone who would, please email me.

Completed Projects: None

But I did set up a fabulous give away here!

New Projects:

Dove Needlebook ~ I thought I would do a practice run for the RATZ Swap.  I used a tutorial that was posted on the RATZ Swap page, but I can’t remember which one. The dove is my own design.

 

Scarf for Lil Penguin~ It’s my first knitting project in years! I am planning on teaching Lil Penguin to knit in the fall and I needed to practice. He just starting learning how to finger knit this week.

In progress:

Quilts for Kids cupcake quilt

Cup o’ Joe mug rug

On the back burner:

Flurry Quilt
Orchard Path Pouch
Farmer’s Wife blocks
Americana BOM quilt

This week’s stats:
Completed projects -0
New projects -2
Currently in progress -2

 

W.I.P Wednesday 2.3

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced 

I’ve had a pretty productive week. I spent quite some time working on my Etsy shop. I revamped some listings and added international shipping to some items. I am working towards having international shipping on all my items. I have also been working on some embroidery patterns. I am hoping to have some of you test out the patterns for me in the near future. Stay tuned for more details in the next few weeks.

Completed Projects:

Let’s Go Fly a Kite

My first Artist Trading Card. I love it so much and it will be so hard to part with it when it sells. Maybe I should make some business cards or postcards with the image on it.

Magnets for RATZ swap- I picked the best 6 and mailed those. I hope my partner likes them!

Yo-yo hair clips for a sweet little girl’s birthday- forgot to take a pic 😦
The tutorial I used can be found here.

Fat quarter swap bundle and notions-  I got it ready and mailed off.

New Project

Cup o’ Joe mug rug- I am embroidering a coffee cup right now and I’m keeping under wraps until the top is done.

In progress:

Quilts for Kids cupcake quilt- I have the 4 patches done and now I can sew all the pieces together to make the top.

On the back burner:

Flurry Quilt
Orchard Path Pouch
Farmer’s Wife blocks
Americana BOM quilt

This week’s stats:

Completed projects -4
New projects -1
Currently in progress -2

W.I.P Wednesday #2.2

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

This week has flown by! Sadly, I really have not had much sewing time. I did, however, organize my sewing area in the dining room. It’s still a work in progress, but at least I can easily find things now. After tidying, one thing  became very clear. My U.F.O basket is full! Completely full.  Apparently I really need to work on that. My new mantra will be “No more new projects”, at least until I finish some UFOs!

New Projects:

I just received my package from Quilts for Kids. I’m very excited and can’t wait to get started. It’s a really great cause and they send you the materials for free.

In Progress:

I’m almost finished with my magnets. After making hexies last week, I thought they would make cute magnets, too. So I have 2 sets basted and ready to become magnets. I finished stitching up 2 of the log cabins, but only 1 is sticking to my fridge! So I have to redo one 😦

I got the pattern and fabric cut out for the Orchard Path pouch. But, I need to go to the store for a matching zipper and some flusible fleece before I can finish it.

 

Ongoing Projects:


Orchard Path Pouch
Farmer’s Wife blocks
Americana BOM quilt
Flurry Quilt

 

Finished Projects:

3 Tee Shirt Canvas prints

 

This week’s stats:

Completed projects -1
New projects -1
Currently in progress -4

W.I.P Wednesday

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced 

       I attended my first Shop Hop this past week. There were 11 stores participating. On the first day of the hop,  I was going to go to the first 7 stores (all outside of Buffalo) when my car battery died. So, I was only able to go to the 4 that were closest to me. I had a great time and picked up some fabulous fat quarters.

Now to my weekly progress….

New Project:

      I decided to participate in the Zakka Sew Along this week. We are making the Orchard Path Tweed Pouch from “Zakka Style” . I have completed my hexies so far. I will be starting on the pouch today (I hope). View the tutorial on Elizabeth’s blog

Finished Projects:

Owl Mug Rug
Finally got around to binding it ! I haven’t decided if I should keep or sell.

Patchwork Journal Cover


      I used the tutorial from Bloom. My only hiccup was the lining fabric placement. The directions weren’t clear enough for me and my tired brain. I did, after 30 minutes, figure it all out. So, in the end, it turned out just the way I envisioned it. My cousin received it just in time and really loves it!

Ongoing Projects:

Magnets 
Farmer’s Wife blocks
Americana BOM quilt
Flurry Quilt

This week’s stats:

Completed projects – 2
New projects -1
Currently in progress – 4

W.I.P # 4

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It’s been a crazy week around here. In fact, I’ve had so much on my mind that I left my new purse at Starbucks! I never prayed so hard in my life!! By the grace of God, my purse was exactly where I had left it an hour before with everything intact! In fact, the table looked like we left 5 minutes ago. So to help calm my buzzing brain, I’ve declared this week Finish it Up! I have quite a few projects floating around half done. I also need to make Lil Penguin’s birthday gifts by Friday. So you can guess what I’ll be doing the next few days and nights!

Completed Projects:                           Neon Mug Rug, renamed Mardi Gras Mug Rug

Owl scarves- had to finish the applique

                                         Scrapbook Paper Coasters

 

These will all be for sale in my Etsy Shop.

Ongoing Projects:

$6 Quilt BOM – August- just received it yesterday

Farmer’s Wife QAL- no blocks done 😦

Flurry Christmas Quilt– 6 completed

Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Pink decorator’s Fabric Sample Table Runner

No progress:
Carter the Crab Softie for Lil Penguin’s Birthday on Friday!
Houndstooth Pillow w/Rosettes using this method (for my Etsy Shop)
Cat and the Hat quilt for Little Penguin
Super Hero Cape for Lil Penguin’s Birthday on Friday!

This week’s stats:
New projects -0
Completed projects -3
Currently in progress – 8

How’s your week shaping up?