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My Laundry List Linky Party Debut ~ July 2014

What a month this has been for me 😉  I am excited to see what YOU link up too!  And remember there is a fun gift for a LUCKY LINKER too!  This month I am trying something different and will contact the lucky linker at auction end.  The gift will go with their goals!!!  Yippee 🙂  So link it all up guys and gals!  I am reading them 🙂

This Linky Party is all about GOAL SETTING!  You see I have seen my fun improve with goal setting!  I want even more fun so I am having this linky party to allow us to encourage each other!!  So come on… Let us all List, Link and Party!!!!!

Here is my list from last month 🙂

 I had 8 goals for the month… but as I recall I also had included a few things I didn’t think would happen but Connie was coming so I planned a LOT! lol

Let us see now what all those checkmarks are for…

 I finished and mailed Project RJq to it’s happy recipient!  You can read about that finish here

She was ecstatic and posted a pic with in on facebook for all to see 🙂 

And there is more to praise God over… she will not need chemo right now!  Her surgery was enough… PRAISE GOD for miracles for sure!!!

Next up was to finish Oh My Stars….  not only did it get finished but it is hanging in it’s home now too!  You can read about that finish here

No work has happened on my table topper really this month… I have 1 star flower finished that I showed last month…

but no more finished star flowers yet…

I did some reading on Quiltmaking by Hand by Jinny Beyer… I even added a fun checkmark to that post to denote that I just got in my reading goal a week before it was to be done! lol  See that on this post!

Organizing my stash is what I got did with Connie during her visit!   Yippee 🙂  It now looks fabulous and is very easy to navigate and see all that I do have… as my stash is still pretty small!  But I love everything in my stash… that is a huge bonus I think!

This cabinet my honey built… it stands about 7 feet tall and holds all “our” stuff… mainly mine… but he has some real estate here too! lol

Under my desk was the other place that needed organizing and tidying… so here you can see a pic of that!

Since we weren’t sure of final names for everything I didn’t officially label it all with my label maker… we used little coordinating sticky notes I had on hand… and they are still there!  But we are not ready for permanent labeling quite yet….

My honey is putting doors with storage on the front of it!  So excited for this to get finished… but it is a BIG project.  He has covered cabinet in beadboard as well as the doors he built!  And we are using wooden thread spools for handles!  Can’t wait to show you when it is finished 🙂

One thing I have not done… and it got the big circle up there on the list… is to get my blog more organized and have all these finishes I have done easy to find for me or anyone interested… so that will come more into focus for me this coming month I think.

And finally…. I have revealed some of the Byrum Family Quilt here 🙂

Now to make my upcoming goals!  And just let me say… this part is much easier after you have a list… notice my first items are what didn’t get a check mark from last month…

Linking these goals met and made to Sarah’s Confessions of a Fabric Addict… as I am whooping with happiness over my progress this month!  Check her blog out while you are there.. she is full of inspiration!  And has a big giveaway planned or today too!

So here we go… I have a busy month ahead even though I only have 6 items listed… school starts back for my dd.. & she is having a birthday party this weekend… she turns 16!!! and is my youngest 🙂

Now it is YOUR turn!  Link up a post to inspire yourself to move forward in all areas of your life… or just stick to the crafty creative side.  Link it up THIS WEEKEND and take time to read where others are at… maybe you have been there and can offer assistance in a blog reply 🙂

List, Link, & Party!!!!

Motivation Mayhem Monthly Muster Linky Party!! ~ June 2014 ~

Welcome everyone to this months LINKY PARTY! 

Yep, it is time to List, Tick, and Party!!!!  Link up for a chance to win 2 fat quarters and a tad of coordinating Aurifil 50 wt thread I had left over 😉

share this giveaway with your friends!

Last month I must have gone easy on myself.. my list was very short! lol

And yet I accomplished so much… take a quick look!

Finished my honey’s quilt… “The Man” quilt is it’s final name he says! Blogged about it here
Made 2 quilts for a friend .. not even on my list from last month!  And blogged about it here
Finished quilting the white stripes on Oh My Stars!
Used this book…
to make this template for OMS 🙂

 I also did some reading and scanning of books this month in my self-education mode.. using my stash of books to improve my craft!

Used this book… to read as my goal…
and found this design I used on Project RJq! 🙂

This book will take a while to read and absorb all she has to offer… this was my book for June.. I will use a different one in July to rotate my reading based on my focus of the month!  Yippee 🙂  Blogged about it here

So what could be left for June/July’s list???!!!  Take a look!

 And here is where I have started… with the table topper I will hand piece and hand quilt for a centerpiece to my kitchen table.. this is something that I have wanted to do for a WHILE! lol  So happy this linky is helping me get to things I have wanted to!!!

And the organization focus has started and my sewing studio outdoors has gotten a new shelf to add much needed organization out here too!  Thanks honey!!!  Blogged about it here

Don’t be disheartened please by the length of my list… I just realized that I can do more this month as my quilting mentor is coming for a 1 week visit when I will be supercharged to get a lot done! lol  So I am taking full advantage of that.

Didn’t it rock that I was able to complete May’s list AND make 2 quilts for a friend??  I really liked how God blessed that!

Okay… now is the time to link!  And while you are dreaming of your goals.. check out what others are linking and leave a little bloggy encouragement along the way!  We all love feedback 🙂

Tuesday Report!

Reporting for goal met.. this morning whilst chatting with a friend online I finished the 4th block, the cornerstone and started the next feather that needed done…

Now I have marked block #3 on my countdown to binding!  Yipee 🙂

I also have been busy scouring my paper craft room for more things to sell on eBay and cleaned up a bit while I was there… check out this sweet corner…

Much better!  And the cabinet that I craft from is slowly closing and getting empty…

If you are interested in a great deal on a Cricut Expression and Gypsy die cutting machine duo check out this auction 🙂

So that is what we are up to 🙂

How about you?  I am planning a linky at the end of this month that will be a monthly linky featuring posts from each of you sharing what goals you may have set and met.. and goals for the upcoming month related to quilting… I have had good feedback from this idea so plan on more details to come in the next week… you can start planning a post! 

I love linky’s and hope you will play along.. the last Friday of each month through the weekend is the plan…

Monday, Monday!

Happy Monday after Mother’s Day!  Are you still flying high or did you fall back into the reality of being a full time maid 🙂 lol

This bloom opened just this morning about 9 am and I was delighted to see some clouded sunlight coming in the sunroof of the living room and shining so nicely on these lilys 🙂  There are several of them in the arrangement… and not all of them are open yet! … I arranged and played with them after this pic to get them organized for peeks throughout the day 🙂

I have been dutifully working on THE MAN quilt… and happy to report I have finished over half of this block…

And as you can see I am almost 2/3 done with the block and feather combo… my friend asked me if I could see the end of this quilt yet.. my response was that I can see the light to binding… as that will be next up after I finish the 3 other blocks in this center section of the quilt.

More quilting to do after the binding though… but that should go faster for me 🙂  Mostly straight line stuff.. not intricate swirls and swirly feathers ! lol

My honey just finished rehabbing this machine… he fashioned the cabinet himself.. it is all wood and for sale here on eBay if you are interested in sewing vintage and want a cherry of a machine!

I call it Firecracker.. because it is tan and blue with a reddish case!  And I am a 4th of July baby so this one is near and dear to me… 🙂  My daughter named it String Bean! lol  I don’t know why at all 🙂

Here is a self portrait my daughter made me along with a darling note in her beautiful cursive handwriting for Mother’s Day 🙂

She has a knit cap on in the picture 🙂

I love this pencil drawing so much!

And here is a brownie with coconut creme icing on it..

Yummy… made by my son Mike for me!

Hope you enjoyed this post!  Now on to goal setting..

My goal is to finish this block by the end of the day and send you all a report tomorrow! 🙂
Do you have a goal for the week.. or the day… or the month even?? 

Would you play in a linky that you post goals and show progress in a special post once a month??  Just wondering!

Have a blessed day!

Oh My Stars flimsy COMPLETE!

Tonite I finished and photographed my beautiful flimsy that will now be called “Oh My Stars” 🙂

Measures 37″ x 49″ currently 🙂
As I was adding these borders the name came to me… and once I finish my honey’s quilt and start on this one you will see why this quilt will earn it’s name 🙂
I love the mitered outer borders.. Wendy suggested them and I agreed… I watched this video by Fat Quarter Shop and followed the directions.  I love the end result!
Here is an idea of how I plan to hand quilt this fun wall hanging!
Sunday will be my time to accomplish lots of Slow Stitching…

on THE MAN quilt for my honey…

With Oh My Stars in the wings I must push forward and get this one done and given! 🙂  And he is anxious to have it! lol

Linking to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching… as my goal is to complete the marked half of the block and the feather on Sunday 🙂  
Cheers to setting goals and meeting them!

Goal met… just a little bit left!

Today… in fact just a bit ago.. I finished the goal I set last Sunday week…

And completed 2 blocks… 3 feathers .. 1 cornerstone 🙂
Now it just leaves this bit to quilt before I bind and label (my honey wants the label to be a surprise) !! 

Then back to a bit more quilting with no batting roughness… just soft quilt fabric to brush against!  I enjoy it when a quilt can be bound before all the final quilting is done.. 🙂

 Next up is a creative project I am taking time off from THE MAN quilt to complete … here is where I am so far…

No ideas yet except I love all these 1930’s prints and solid together 🙂

Time to search the internet for ideas and see what kind of patterns I can find to incorporate my own design ideas into… do you have any suggestions??? I want to just use the 2 top fabrics and the label of course… and use the red plaid for the binding of it.  I like the 3 flowers framing the label top binding area.. we shall see what ideas YOU have!

My honey has been busy in the yard and at the workbench.. today Fiona went in for a check up…

and got a glowing report and her tension knob fixed… so all is well… also a good oiling was had… so now I need to sew a bit on her to rub it all in good 🙂

Blessed Easter Sunday All ~ Progress Report!

Hope you are slow stitching some on this Blessed Easter Sunday!  I went to the beach this morning at sunrise!

My honey got up early with me this morning and we headed to the beach for a 7 am sunrise 🙂

It was so glorious… it was also cool, and VERY breezy.. check out the blowing sand…  this is looking each way as we walked on the beach!
But the sunrise, although it was overcast… still shined through!
                              The waves were busy but not ferocious today.. and we went while the tide was about midway… I love seeing the birds on the water’s edge… God provides us so much natural beauty to enjoy!  
We are very blessed for sure!
Now that we have enjoyed Daytona Beach USA… I bet you want to know more about my progress on THE MAN quilt… I had set a goal mid week of having a post ready to go with my latest duo complete… and here is block #7 and feather #8 in my countdown to completion of this part of the quilting.
Tah Dah!
Now to get off those pencil marks on the feather… the chalk I used on the swirly block you can see is virtually gone already!
First I lay out the feather to remove the markings from…

 Then spray on the magic stuff that has virtually no odor and leaves no stiffness in the fabric afterward!…

See the bubbles it makes when you spray it on the pencil markings??

 Then I wipe it down scrubbing it really … with a soft dry cloth.  And Whallah!

If you want to get some of this Marking Pencil Removal solution try the great prices at my friend Debbie’s shop on Ebay here!  I am not paid to advertise her shop… I simply think she rocks customer service and has great prices.. lol!
So for my finale…once I complete 6 swirly blocks.. 7 fun feathers.. and 2 yin yang cornerstones… I will machine bind the binding to the front of the quilt THEN do the quilting of the chain that is the outer border of this quilt… that way my lines stay even to the binding and all looks nice… THEN I will add the label my honey hasn’t seen yet… and sew down the binding to the back by hand!  Whew!  That is still a lot of steps.. but there is light at the end cuz I could list all that needed to be done in 1 paragraph! lol
So how do you plan to spend your Easter.. Do you celebrate at all?  Would love to hear your traditions of the season or just how you plan to spend this day of this year!
Linking this post and my awesome goal met to Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy’s Quilts here!  
And with Karen at Sew Many Ways linky party here!