Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Earning my PHD

I have taken our Guild's PHD challenge.  PHD stands for Projects Half Done.  I am ashamed to say that I have many of them in my sewing room.  This challenge is a way of completing some of these projects.  I have picked 4 to work on over the next few months.  They have to be completed by the end of May, and must be quilted, have the binding attached and a label if the project is a quilt.  Smaller projects like pillows and wall hangings don't need a label. If I cannot finish any one of them, I will have to pay $5.00 to the woman's shelter our guild supports.  That\s a win/win situation.  Don't you agree?  Even if I can't finish the projects, the women's shelter will still benefit.

So here are the projects I have chosen to finish.

First is the Super Heroes quilt I started to make for my son last year.  I wanted him to use it on his bed, but he wanted to hang it on a wall.  I lost all interest in finishing it when I learned that.  But he recently purchased a brand new house.  It is still being built as I write this.  By Christmas it should be finished so that he can move in.  I want to finish this quilt for Christmas.  There is not too much left to do.  It is very large, so I will send it out to be quilted.

My second PHD project is the Maple Leaf quilt I started last year.  I still have a lot to do on this one, but I really like it and I want to get it done.

This is my third project.  It is a Trip Around the World that I started several years ago.  I really love this quilt, but I guess I got tired of making the strata for this one.  This one will also be sent out for quilting when it is finished.  I think it will be a Queen size quilt.

The fourth project is a cross quilt that I started at least 3 or 4 years ago.  It used a lot of fabric that other quilters gave me.  I have no idea how big I will make this one.  I only know that I want to get it done.

I signed these quilts up for the PHG challenge last night at our last Guild meeting for this year.  I was kind of distracted and I totally forgot about William's Jungle Quilt that I have been working on lately. Since DD has been staying at my house, I have not had much time to finish this one.  But it has to go into William's room when they go home.  And that will probably be soon.  So I am, unofficially, adding this one to my PHD list too.  I am going to love working to finish this one.

Wish me luck.  I think I am going to need it!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Scrappy Hexies

I managed to sew a few more scrappy hexie flowers together.  That's 6 more in the past couple of weeks.  Now to sew them onto the quilt top and make some more white hexies to join them all together.

Linking up to A Quilting Reader's Garden.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Little Letters Update

Haven't had much time to sew, but I did work on some little letters.  This is my blue/green version. The colour version is on hold for the moment.

William is starting to do cute things.  He smiles when anyone talks to him.  He loves to hang out in his monkey sitter and look around.  This morning I had him on top of my cutting table.  He loved it there.  He was able to help me sew and also look around at all the interesting things in my solarium. We had snow last night and the backyard was white and beautiful.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Big Smiles

Sorry that I have been so long in posting.  It is impossible for me to keep up with the daily photos. So much has been going on here.  There seem to be daily doctor appointments, breast feeding consultations and weigh-ins.  But I did want to show you a cute photo that I took this morning. William is almost four weeks old now and he is smiling - not only when he has gas, but all the time.

November 5, 2014