2020 PHD Challenge


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Comment by Riana Noyes on January 13, 2020 at 9:56am

Lesson #3...Time management .. if you spend 5 days a wk. sewing for 4 hr. a day , in 50 wk. you'd have spent 1,000 hr. sewing in the year2020.That gives us 2 week's grace for illness, vacations etc .Seem like a lot of time? With 6 projects, it averages to 166.6 hr per PHD project,and with 3 ,it's 83.3...and of course, not all the ones on our lists take the same effort.This is why l suggest you do your time sensitive quilts first priority in your time frame.With wedding, graduation etc., there is a set date to honor. I suggest you spend the first 3 days/ week on those exclusively, then on other 2 days, change it up and do the project most near completion. Procratinating  and too much skipping around flitting from one thing to next is how many of us got a closet full of ufo's! Our sewing tiime has to be spend wisely!

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 13, 2020 at 8:38am

Linda. You know how to blend just the right colors together.

Chris, very sweet baby quilt.

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 12, 2020 at 9:17pm

Love how you did the O in Porter's name, Chris.

Comment by Linda Koller on January 12, 2020 at 7:14pm

Adorable quilt, Chris.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 12, 2020 at 4:51pm

Very nice baby quilt!  Mom and baby will love this quilt!

Comment by Chris Michelle on January 12, 2020 at 4:38pm

I know this isn't on my PHD list, but I had to finish this baby quilt for a shower next Saturday. I got it quilted, bound and labeled today. 

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 12, 2020 at 4:37pm

Oh, l love the green leafy material in that block, Linda! I keep wondering why it's called a pansey quilt when only one block really is a pansey shape and no pansey fabrics are used...hmmm.

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 12, 2020 at 4:34pm

Kris those Merganser duclings will have to take group diving lessons,lol. Zoe, all manner of trouble can befall ducks...bsides illness or mishap, hunters, foxes and other predators may have taken their toll on the flock. When females have young, they must rely on their camouflage of dull female coloring and try to blend with the foliage as they hide amongst reeds etc. If predators arrive, she will not take flight & abandon the wee ones, but flap wings and make a huge rukus to warn the rest of the flock to seek refuge elsewhere...knowing her little ones will join another family. We lived on the Muskoka River  for 11 yr. and a few mallards would stay as long as the rapids kept river open from ice. We'd feed cracked corn in Jan./ Feb. to those that remained.Often they were the older or ones with damaged wings.

Comment by Linda Koller on January 12, 2020 at 3:07pm

Block #9...

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 12, 2020 at 8:52am

Sweet and interesting Kris.

Comment by Zoetc49 on January 12, 2020 at 2:43am

Kris, that is impressive ! I wonder what happened to the other mother ducks. 

Comment by Kris Howell on January 12, 2020 at 12:52am
Comment by Zoetc49 on January 12, 2020 at 12:41am

Gail,  I hope you will ask for PT to come to your home, they can help you with getting your back better , in time. My mom has had 5 falls in the past 2 years. Somethings I have learned about is use a walker to a rollaider, it is important so that if you feel unbalanced you will have something to hold on. You are not a Klutz.

I used to go walking a lot and went to the gym often, it just feels good. I have a low thyroid so it helps when I work out to gain energy.  I realize too that I am not as young as I used to be and watching my mom go from walking 2 miles a day to not being able to walk on her own, well it scares me. I hope others on here learn balance exercise. I had a trainer show me some once and I try to do them.  I have very high arches and due to weight gain I have been in pain many days. So, my hope is I can get some weight off and help that pain.

Riana, you are right. The quilt for the vet can wait, I had wanted to give it to them when they opened up there new place, but I am sure it will be accepted anytime.

Today, I did work in the garage, but my mom really wanted me to help her with her closet. So, we got through some of that and got two bags of clothing to donate.  If we can get most things we don't need to use tossed out, then it will make it easier to keep up. I want to go though the cookbooks. I buy some, but I seem to do the basic things. Mom is the same, she uses two books from time to time. 

Linda, I hope you feel better soon. Your blocks look very pretty. I need to work on mine. Maybe I can take time to clean up my quilt room so I can start back to getting it dirty again. 


Comment by Linda Koller on January 11, 2020 at 10:18pm
Thanks Liz. I think you're still a block ahead of me.
Comment by Riana Noyes on January 11, 2020 at 5:41pm

It's not a race, Liz. But a little competition can keep us motivated,lol.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 11, 2020 at 4:43pm

Eek!  I'm not sure that I can keep up with you, Linda.  That is a lovely pieced block!

Comment by Linda Koller on January 11, 2020 at 4:40pm

Block #8...4 more to go, then assembly

Comment by Mary Moore on January 11, 2020 at 2:05pm

I have always felt that grocery stores are dangerous.  For me, it is the stress of the prices going up.  Fortunately my cooking husband also likes to shop.  Though he is more extravagant than I am comfortable with.

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 11, 2020 at 2:03pm

Linda, 12 blocks is a nive size when sashings are added. I know you'll be careful with your triangles :-))

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 11, 2020 at 2:02pm

Gail that's too bad about the back. A little bit of sewing now and then will be a good distraction...though the hand/ wrist may limit even that, sigh. Just glad to see you're still up for some progress on PHD projects...baby steps.

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