Friday, February 28, 2014

February - Short but Successful

There might have only been 28 days in February, but I packed them full of starts and finishes and blocks.

Of course, it helped that my husband was gone for half of the month, and the Dude doesn't mind if I serve him chicken quesadillas...every night. Plus I had a race at the end of January, so there was a lot of laziness recovery instead of exercise.

Finishes

Finished Tops
Chunky Log Cabin - I finished quilting the blocks, but ran out of time on the borders. Almost done!


Reverse Hearts - finished the top this week, pieced the backing, and it's ready to be quilted next!

BOMs

Piecing
Spin Cycle - I don't know why I can't take a decent shot of these. Believe me, they are really far more lovely than the color implies. This is my official NewFO - Hearts and Vera and the wall hangings were also new, but this one is for ME.


Cat Tails - sadly, stalled out when I ran out of the background fabric. Worse, no one around here carries it. Worst, I have the selvage but there's a million 1867s! So I'm mailing my scraps and selvages to Ladyfingers in the hopes that they can mail back the right stuff.


Celtic Solstice - slowly chugging along. You know how it is - sew, sew HST...trim...sew side triangle...press...sew side triangle...press...trim dog ears...sew blue triangle...press...CONGRATS! You have 1/9th of a block. After you trim the dog ears. Still, it is progressing.

Other

Life
Our court date in Korea was changed. It's now a week later, which sucks, but we will be home for the Dude's birthday, so it's worth it. Pulling together all the final details/paperwork and trying not to panic!

The Dude took sixth place in his Pinewood Derby with his Minecraft squid car. Designed it himself! It was more of an artistic design than a speed design, so we're he's pretty happy finishing that high.

I'm easing back into half marathon training - I have four in 34 days starting in May, so my basic plan is the sprints/tempo runs of the FIRST plan {which I used to get my PR in January} with long runs over nine miles every weekend.

Not much to say about the cats. CC is still a terrible wee beastie. Tycho and I are still barely tolerant.


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10 comments:

  1. You really did get a bunch done. Congrats on all the finishes and progress made. I love your reverse hearts.

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  2. Great finishes and starts! You were quite busy in February. I love your projects. I especially love the soft black "tail" adorning your lovely ironing board cover. lol

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  3. Aren't quesadillas the best dinner ever?

    Gorgeous finishes. I'm excited to see the rest of your spin cycle quilt come together. And your Celtic solstice is stunning. Almost makes me want to make one.

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  4. You've been busy this month. Lots of pretty stuff here.

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  5. love those valentine's wall hangings

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  6. Wow, you had a very productive February! I love the colors in your Celtic Solstice! I couldn't pick a favorite project from this list, they are all great.

    Congrats to the Dude on the pine car derby. Very stylish wheels he has there.

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  7. You've been very busy and have had some fantastic Starts and Finishes! I hope you can find the fabric for Cat Tails...it's a lovely quilt.

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  8. You did get a lot done. I love the Cat Tails. I have been hunting for that pattern for a while!

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  9. I am amazed that you got all this done in just 28 days. Looks like you went from one race to the other ;).
    Such amazing projects! Bravo!

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