Sunday, February 24, 2013

Four Day Weekend!

This weekend I was fortunate enough to have four days off.   I sure could get used to that!!!
My friends know that I have to do my work before I play, so on Thursday I did most of
my chores and ran a few errands.   When I got home I decided to prep appliqué.   I like to hand sew when I am on my lunch hour at work and at night before bed.  For the past several months I have been working on these little baskets.   I have 195 finished and need at least 105 more.   I prepped 21 more so that should hold me over for a few weeks.

Friday I did more chores, got my hair done and ran more errands.  After all that I prepped block three of "It's Raining Cats and Dogs".  I am doing this BOM with a local friend and a blogging friend, Grethe.  We are shooting for a block every other month but I think Grethe has taken off on this and has more done.

Here is the block I prepped to stitch.

Here are the other two that I have already finished. 

I also was able to work on another BOM I have going.  This one is called "Four Star Generals".  Here are this months blocks.

and here are all that I have done so far.

Saturday was "Sew Saturday".   Joy and Pam (no blog) came over to sew for the day.   I forgot to take pictures of Joy's blocks.  She was working on her Grandmother Choice block of the week and then started putting together her Farmer's Wife.   Both are just gorgeous.  Pam is a beginner and with a little help from me put together a baby quilt for her nephew.  Here is Pam holding up her first top.  I think she is getting the bug.  

I was working on a row for a charity quilt I am making.  I am using a bin of strings I have from homespuns.   I thought it would make a great boy quilt for the crisis center it will be gifted to.

I also put together this months free pattern from Country Threads.  Here are January and February blocks.

I also worked on an old UFO.  This is Fat Quarter Shop's Designer Mystery from 2009.  I was able to get the center medallion finished.  I also pieced the sashings.   I hope to get this together next month.

Today (Sunday), I ran more errands and cleaned my floors of all the threads from yesterday.  They sure do add up!   I then settled in for Quilt Cam with Bonnie Hunter.   It's so fun to sew with Bonnie!
I worked on "Old Glory".   I had all the red blocks made so today I made all the blue blocks.  All I really need to do is put the sashing strips on and call it a flimsy.

Well, that's all for this weekend.  My sewing is done for February.  I am off to work on my March list of projects.   The good news is we have five weekends in March.  The bad news is that I work two Friday's in March.  (shut up Beth and Nancy).    LOL!  

I hope you all have a wonderful, productive, healthy week.  


Darlene said...

Another incredibly productive week end. Sigh!!!! LOL

As usual, I love it ALL.

Karen said...

You just had a three day weekend and now a four day. And you have spent your time wisely getting errands done and all the sewing.

I did not recognize the "Four Star Generals". I did a search and found the designer's site. A very interesting design I e-mailed a friend to let her see it too.

Colleen said...

Ahhhh I have to work EVERY weekend, you lucky girlie! But I absolutely love all your projects. Phew! You are seriously fast! I love It's Raining Cats and Dogs especially... how cute!

Me and My Stitches said...

Are you sure you didn't have four WEEKS off? Wow - you are a serious over-achiever! Old Glory is another one on my to-do list. And once again...mine is a list...yours is almost done!

Lynda said...

WOW! Yvette you achieve so much on your weekends, whether they are two or four days and they are all so beautiful. It's nice that you are converting another one.

Lynn said...

I can't imagine how much you would get done if you didn't have to go to work! This list of projects is incredible in just four days......amazing!

Janet O. said...

Wait, I'm trying to catch my breath!
What a pile of baskets!
And I really like Four Star Generals. I've never seen it before.
The string blocks in homespun are really nice. That will make a great "guy" quilt.
I'd never seen "Old Glory" before, either. Where do you find all of these cool projects. OOps, I didn't mean to ask that--don't need new projects. : )
But I am so impressed with all you have been doing!

Carol said...

Great weekend! Great month! I LOVE it all! Can't wait to see what you have on your list for March...

Fiesta said...

Wow Yvette, you really make the best use of your time. When I have that many days off and hubby is around, I only get to sew 1 day. Luckily, I was able to leave 2 hours earlier Friday and I did finish quilting a quilt for my niece and I blinded it yesterday so I do finally have a finish. Enjoy your week

JustCindy said...

I am in awe of all you accomplish. Good for you. Everything is so pretty. I loved the Raining Cats and Dogs.

Cindy said...

Yvette, did you shut your eyes? Did you rest? Did you sleep? Better yet - did you even eat ? You probably drank because how else could you have gotten so many wonderful things done?

Teresa said...

WOW! Look at you go! Love your baskets...I need to get back to mine. Four star generals looks really fun, and I have always like Anne's dog and cat quilt. You are having too much fun!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Jacqueline said...

I am worn out just reading about all that you accomplished. Such a variety of projects and colors.

Kindred Quilts said...

I need a nap after reading and seeing everything you got done! The Four Star Generals is new to me also... beautiful blocks! And Old Glory is stunning! And then there are your baskets... that is going to be a delightful quilt... keep us posted!

Nancy said...

OMG Yvette. I am so far behind on my sewing. I only have 35 baskets done and zippo on the flag. That is a shame that you have to work on so many Fridays:)

Deb said...

My goodness you get a lot accomplished in a weekend!! It makes my head spin. Love seeing all your projects and those baskets too. I only have about 50 of them done. I'm lagging way behind!!

Grethe said...

WOW,OMG and lots of other describing words! You are sooo good,Yvette. Love all your quilts;they`re all the best:-) Glad to play along with you on the Cats&Dogs!

Anne said...

Wow Yvette, you're on a roll there. I love the Four Star General blocks you're doing. I hadn't heard of that pattern so Googled it. It's going to be fabulous! So glad you're blogging again!

LynCC said...

FUN variety of projects!

Kristie said...

You have so many wonderful things going on! I don't know which is my favorite. You have passed me on the baskets.

Have a wonderful and Blessed day

Joy said...

Not only did you start blogging again, but you've been at it a few weeks!! Wow, you have indeed been busy... I love, love LOVE your projects, and I've incorporated your list idea. It is Sew Satisfying to cross something off!!

Wishing you a fast week with lots of stitching opportunities!

Carrie P. said...

oh, my! you certainly were productive during your 4 day weekend.
I love those baskets, have the pattern and one day I will start them. Maybe next year.
Love your pastel BOM you are working on. So sweet.
I have seen the flag quilt done on another blog. It is a great quilt design.

Marie said...

Old Glory is going to be amazing. Love it!