Friday, June 29, 2012

C S P S P S P P P P Repeat

Wow, I have been off work now for more than 2 weeks. Even though I know I have done a lot of stuff during that time frame, it hasn't really felt like it until these past few days.

My schedule consists of, waking before dear hubby and heading to my sewing room, when he gets up, then we head over to the other house and work on that until he has to start getting ready for work around 1pm. Then I go back to my sewing room, and then it is Cut, Sew, Press, Sew, Press, Sew, Press, Purge, Purge, Purge, Repeat...........Whew. I think I have gotten more sewing done in the past few days than I have the past few months around here. Feels GREAT too!

My major projects:

1. Kylie's mystery she put the next step out today instead of waiting till Sunday the 1st, I am all done with that.

2. My Ugly Fabric challenge, look how many more geese I have done.

I have these sitting there waiting to be sewn together.

 I am using the no waste method. I will more than likely need more off white squares, I just cut a bunch and keep going till they are gone. If I have extras no biggie, I will put them in my sorting system. Which I have been working on that too, cutting squares to add to my jars. All different sizes.

3. Orca Bay. I have these hour glasses awaiting pressing.....

These are awaiting to be sewn then pressed.

And then the bigger string blocks are in waiting. Papers all cut, all scraps pressed, now cutting into strings or squares. The pile on the left still needs cutting, when that is done, then I will start sewing the string blocks.

By then I should be done with the hourglasses, and maybe the geese from number 2.

I finished the practice quilt I had on the long arm today, after I spent 30 minutes putting in a new needle from when I broke it some 6-8 maybe 12 weeks ago. I found me a good coverage pace to run the bobbin out of thread at the end, reload and run out on the other end again. Makes it nice. Forward the quilt and reload the bobbin at the same time. :D I thought I used up a lot of bobbins on the domestic machine, NOT! My oh My. I might have to invest in a bobbin winder or get the two machines closer together.

I purged 4 big bags of trash out of the kids stuff they have had stashed on the 3rd floor today. Boxed up another box to give away, and another one to sell. Woo Hoo, I actually made it to the corner. Found a chair I had been looking for, for quite some time now. I can do this, I can do this. Wow and it wasn't even 9pm yet.

4th load of laundry in too. But I am not washing the dishes today. My back is killing me after all this, and I didn't even drag all the little tree limbs to the curb yet either. Too hot outside for me. No wonder the Dr. said I was Vitamin D deficient, I never see the sun during the summertime. I live in Florida and I am white as a ghost. Been too hot to even ride the motorcycle too. Plus when you stay as busy as I am, your too tired to chance it.

Have I ever told you that my sewing room is on the 3rd floor of the house, laundry and the dog in dog out door is on the first floor. I do a LOT of stair climbing, I mean a LOT too!!! My legs hurt today like I have been doing squats or something. I just want to veg in front of the TV and catch up on the shows that are on the DVR, but nope.....TV is broke. I am letting dear hubby buy a new one this weekend for his Birthday, even though I told him we were not getting a new one till we got to Utah. He will be a very happy camper come Sunday!!! Maybe I will go read today...........I haven't done that in ages either.

What have you been up to lately? Doing any sewing?? Let me know, I like to hear of others adventures in life too. Seems a lot of people are moving right now, which I know what they are going through, and I am taking notes to make my move as pleasant as possible. Night night y'all.


Cherie said...

Wow I think I need a power nap after reading your post!
You seem to be very you ever take a break! Get on the sofa with a good book!!! =D

soscrappy said...

Gosh, I thought my day was busy! Glad you are getting so much done. Can't wait to see the finished projects start popping out.

John'aLee said...

I love hearing about your every day life lady! Those blocks are beaut!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

You sure know how to keep busy when you are off work, don't you??