Feline Friday is hosted every friday and HELP for Hexie-aholics is hosted on the 17th of each month. We hope you'll join us!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

HeLP for Hexie-aholics - 2/17/18

Slacker that I am, I didn't realize until yesterday that today was going to be a Hexie Linky Party so I didn't have any updated pictures of my hexie projects to prepare a post with. Oopsies.

I'm pretty sure you'll understand and be able to use your imagination to see that I completed section 3 last night as well as placed the latest rosette up on the design wall. Go Me!!!!

This long President's Day holiday weekend, 2 of my 3 sewing goals are to complete section 4 and get the temperature rosettes appliqued to their background squares.

Goal #3 is to ramp up making inventory for an upcoming sale. Mostly I'll be making name badge holders for a conference but that's a whole 'nother post.

Sew! Tell us! What EPP projects have you been working on? I'm cruising on my UFO - you are more than welcome to pick a hexie UFO and stitch along to meet our 7/6/2018 goal or try to tempt us into starting a new project. Trust me (ask Janet!) it's not that hard to tempt me....

And now, let's see your projects! Any paper shape or vintage project counts...

Friday, February 16, 2018

Feline Friday - 2/16/18

It's a good thing that GrandPoppa helped me get a Valentine's card for Momma!!

Cuz we have officially entered the Mud Season.

Has Momma ever told you the story of how "she trained me" to dry my furs off?

When I come inside she says "towel" and I sit on the towel that is kept on the floor. Then she says "man down" and I lay down so she can wrap me up and dry me off. It's the best kept secret to have Momma do most of the drying cuz it means half the licking for me! Woot!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Push It!

It's amazing how a little push can really make a project move forward.

I've told you that my hexie club is doing a UFO challenge for the first 6 months of the year. I spent most of January working on something else but really pushed myself to get this Christmas tree skirt going just about the time of our February meeting.

I've had section 1 of my tree skirt into 3 or 4 bits for years. I was able to get them into one complete section the weekend of our meeting. That meant it was time to start a new section. Each section has 36 diamonds but because it's a limited fabric pallet I've been picky about laying out the blocks to try to keep the project balanced. This is what has originally pushed me into thinking this was a stay at home project - how was I going to travel and keep the diamonds in the proper order?

Last weekend I spent all day Sunday on the couch. It had been a busy work week and I didn't want to push my luck with everyone around me getting sick - it was time to relax. Well, if you call stitching all day and binge watching This is Us season 1 relaxing than that is what I did and that allowed me to finish section 2 and get started on section 3.

Uh, Zorro, honey, the peeps can't seem Momma's project!

That's better!

And now I'm already 3/4 done with section 3. This pic was taken a couple days ago and since then I've completed the blue row that isn't on the design wall and as soon as I hit publish on this post I'll finish sewing the blue and white rows together. I've nearly gotten 2 sections done in 2 weeks! Woot!

With a three day weekend coming up who knows how much I'll be able to push through - I'm thinking nearly another section?

Sew!! What's the trick to pushing me full on back into this project? That's easy! My smart phone. I didn't have a smart phone when I first started this project but now I do. I can take a picture of the layout on my design wall and it's always handy for any project to make sure I'm putting it together in the proper order. It's amazing how this one "little" tool can really push a project forward so quickly.

Have all my references made you think of this video????!!!!! Sorry, Couldn't resist :)