Thursday, July 12, 2012

Caught Up, Almost

If you listen to my podcast or follow me hear, you know I am enrolled in several "Craftsy" classes. I am  happy to annouce that I have caught up, almost that is, with the BOM. I completed June blocks yesterday. Yay for me! Here is a pic:

I have cut out the 20 wedges for the Dresden blocks. I should finish July's blocks in the month of July.

Until next time....

Monday, July 9, 2012

Big Oops, I Think!!

While sitting in my bed watching "Bewitched" on Roku and surfing on my lap top, I realized that I think I may have used the wrong instructor's name in my most recent Podcast. Carol Ann Waugh taught "Stupendous Stitching" and "Stitch and Slash".  I may have said "Wendy Butler Burns".  Please forgive the oops. That age thing, ya know.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

TOO Many Projects

In case you didn't know, I am addicted to "Craftsty" an online craft class platform. I am enrolled in several classes! They offer knitting, quilting, paper crafting, sewing, spinning and weaving. What's good about this is that they never go away.

If you follow me on "Twitter" or my you have seen a completed project from a Craftsy class. If not, you can find a pic of my completed project as well as the "BOM" that is in progress here:

This is my foundation for my "Stitch & Slash" block.

Citrusy Stack&Slash

SwapBot! Do you know it? I am participating in a string block swap this month. The swap is being hosted by Katie, of Katie's Quilting Corner Podcast. We are using Bonnie Hunter's technique for foundation piecing. The foundation we are using is muslin. I love string piecing!! Your 1/4" does not always have to be a 1/4". Great beginner quilter block! FYI, I have completed my 16 blocks. I will be mailing the blocks tomorrow. Each partner will get four blocks. Yay, another completed task for the month of July. Hmmm, maybe I should keep a log of completed crafty projects each month. BTW, sneak peek of the blocks.

8.5 Sting Block

If you enjoy enhancing your thread stash as much as your fabric/fiber (fSq), check out Connecting Threads website. Essential thread is discounted 30%, $1.74. Can't beat that price and the colors are yummy. I started using this line of thread as a recommendation by one of the Craftsy instructors, Wendy Butler Burns. This is one of her thread choices in her "Stupendous Stitches" class.

Fusion Crochet A Long, hosted by "Little Miss Shabby" information can be found here: Here is a pic of my progress.

Fushion Crochet-A-Long

As promised the link for the "Peg Board Thread Holder".

A fitting end to this post! Here are my boys!!!!!

Jodi & His Lion

Until next time.....

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!!

Still here and have not pod-faded. I hope to get one out this weekend. A few more days of off time left. Here's what I have been doing:

"Stupendously Artful", a completed Craftsy class.
Stupendously Artful

Craftsy free "BOM". I have been playing catch-up with this one. I have completed the first 4 months.
Craftsy BOM Jan-April

Yet another Craftsy class, "Stitch & Slash". I have completed the foundation, it's time to embellish and quilt! What do you think of my color combination of "Citrusy Stitch&Slash"?

I am enjoying my time off doing things I enjoy. Enjoy the holiday with friends, family and stay cool.

Until next time......