Tuesday, September 1, 2015

August Recap

Here is my August recap or better yet my story of how I went from shiftless to actually having a couple of finishes.

It has been a very busy month.  Lots of craziness happening!  That meant that the quilter did not make it back into the house.  So I still have a bunch of quilts waiting to be quilted.

 I am afraid to count how many quilts I have sitting to be quilted. 

I did grab a couple of UFOs and work on them a bit.

Went to this----
And I even used up the teeny tiny scraps to make a backing.
Yep another thing to quilt, but it is going to be done on one of the old girls.

I made a block and started working on the next one for the BOM which I participated with a group on online friends.

 I will admit that this next block has me flummoxed.  It is cut using an accuquilt die.  I am trying to figure out how to cut it with enough extra for the 1/4 inch seam using a template I had purchased many years ago. 
I cut out more parts for my drunkard's path quilt but haven't taken out the machine to sew lately. 
I also pulled out this UFO and cut out the next month and got the parts sewn together.
I did have some finishes for the month

I finished the binding for this quilt and it even created a snazzy label.
I finished my guild challenge quilt.  Quilted, bound, and a nifty  label on it too.

I didn't touch my cross stitch this month.  I need to get back to work on it.
I did work on my embroidery a wee bit.
And I have a wee bit of handwork that I have been doing.  I have been making some yoyos which I have cut from scraps. 
I also somehow managed to read 10 books this month. 

Update regarding my diabetes.  I have my blood sugar down so it averages around 90.  I have also lost about 25 lbs so far.  I am not fanatically stringent about my diet, but I do find that I stick to it pretty closely.  While I didn't do some of the things that I have had on my goal list for a few months, I thought it was pretty successful that I finished up and worked on a couple of UFOs. 


  1. I think you accomplished a whole lot! I like that embroidery piece you are working on--did you draw it yourself? Hugs, Julierose

  2. you accomplished a ton. loving your table runner. so fun.
    congrats on controlling the diabetes.

  3. Another good month I would say. If this is you not doing much cos you're busy, I hardly dare think what you'd achieve if you had all the time in the world.

  4. It still looks like you got a nice amount done, even if the quilt machine didn't come back inside.

  5. August was a great month for you. And fantastic on your weight loss. Sure the doctor is very happy with you.

  6. You got a lot done, yah for pounds gone

  7. Congrats on sticking close to your diet and losing weight...awesome! Looks like you're keeping busy sewing!


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