Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
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!
Linda. You know how to blend just the right colors together.
Chris, very sweet baby quilt.
Love how you did the O in Porter's name, Chris.
Adorable quilt, Chris.
Very nice baby quilt! Mom and baby will love this quilt!
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.
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.
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.
Sweet and interesting Kris.
Kris, that is impressive ! I wonder what happened to the other mother ducks.
For our own mother duck:
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.
It's not a race, Liz. But a little competition can keep us motivated,lol.
Eek! I'm not sure that I can keep up with you, Linda. That is a lovely pieced block!
Block #8...4 more to go, then assembly
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.
Linda, 12 blocks is a nive size when sashings are added. I know you'll be careful with your triangles :-))
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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