Thursday, January 31, 2013

End of Month Report - January

I am ridiculously far behind on blogging. But, that's because I had a ridiculously busy month!

Family: the husband is back from deployment and we are adjusting without any issues. It helps that we've done this ten times. Weekly spelling tests continue to be an issue, no matter how many times we've done them.

Running: I'm still not used to full marathon training. I don't know how people do this - I'm seriously TIRED by 7 p.m. every day. Less than 4.5 weeks till Half #1, and then I ease down to half training.

Adoption: Our I-600a was approved! Which was nerve-wracking. It's a government form that requires fingerprints within six months of the home study. Ever try getting fingerprints in Afghanistan? I've heard it's not so easy. Now we're just waiting to see how the new Korean regulations will delay things.

Wedding: I tried on bridesmaid dresses and am campaigning for the one that my sister said made me look "stupid skinny." I'm still not sure that's a compliment. My sister also found her dress.

Sewing: a couple of projects finished - one UFO, two new.

Fally-gyle - yes, I still need to post about this! To be fair, we've had crap weather and no sunshine for days.


And I made a Creeper pillow. Because I'm an awesome mom.

I planned to make 3 of the 9 remaining blocks for Saturday Sampler. I made all nine!

Wanted to finish off the ten blocks I had cut for Boardwalk. Done! Now I need to decide how many I want to have overall {the pattern is 27 blocks} and plan the cutting of the remaining fat quarters. {What? Plan?}

{NewFO} Cat Tails - Made steady progress of one set of cats per week.

{Rainbow Scrap Challenge} I can't find a name or a pattern for the calendar quilt, but it looks fairly simple. I'm not mitering my blocks, and I decided to go with a single fabric per block, with the same neutral in their centers and the sashing. Ten or so each month {okay, six this month...I'll catch up!}

The other thing I had planned was quilting Olivia. I did piece the back, but my knees yelled at me every time I thought about basting it. I finally did it today and it should be finished this weekend.

As for February...
1. Quilt Star Wall Hanging and Layer Cake Snowballs.
 
2. Pick 16 Saturday Sampler blocks to set on point and do that.

3. Figure out what I'm doing with Boardwalk and make at least ten blocks.

4. Keep up with one Cat Tail block each week.

19 comments:

  1. You have been busy! I love your work, especially the log cabin harts and the cat tails.

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  2. Busy and productive, you had a great January. Love the hearts and Fally-gyle. Cat Tails is looking good too! You have some beautiful and fun projects this month.

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  3. Whoa! You have been very busy!

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  4. Love your cat tails. I made a similar quilt out of bright colors. Thanks for linking up.

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  5. Wow have you been busy! I do love the way you organized this post - fun & easy to follow. I'm happy your hubby is back from deployment. We used to go through that and his coming home was one of the best days ever. I love your cat tails quilt. I've wanted to make one for years. Seeing the lovely colors of your cats just fuels that ambition in me.

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  6. Please give your hubby a hug and a big thanks from my family. Hope the adoption quickly goes through. Enjoy your blog - thanks for sharing...

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  7. You've got some really cute project going on. Please thank your hubby for his service!

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  8. Wow you have so much going on! God Bless you! I hope your husband is getting every ounce of food he missed! I was a soldier, deployed twice and I always came home saying...MOM I want to eat this and that oh don't forget this. LOL

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  9. OK, so you weren't kidding when you said you were ridiculously busy these days. Hope the marathon training is the cause of the ridiculous skinniness. Congratulations on making it this far. Finishing a full marathon is a lifetime achievement, one worth the effort. LOVE your pink blocks. Enjoy the activity-- sounds like it is all good stuff, even if there is A LOT of it!

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  10. Your little pink blocks are lovely and the cats and... a lot of pretty things happening here.

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  11. You have some great projects in progress!

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  12. Wow you did get lots done!!! I have the cat tails one on my bucket list, Just haven't started that one this time around yet.

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  13. Wow lots going on. Love the little pink blocks.

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  14. My goodness you are busy. I had to smile at the Olivia fabric. I better not show my daughter or she'll want me to find it and buy some! Great projects - the pillow is so cute.

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  15. You are crazy busy. You have some great projects happening, I really like The Two of Hearts and the cat tails.

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  16. I love the log cabin hearts! That's a great way to make some hearts

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  17. Where do you get all your energy? Can not wait to see what you will accomplish this month. Kathleen http://kathysnest32.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/2013-finished-projects-feb-7-2013/

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  18. Wow!! You have been really busy. Good job on getting so much done with all the other stuff happening. Glad your hubby is back :)

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  19. Your heart quilt is lovely. good luck with February's goals.

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