Monday, July 1, 2013

June progress and July goal setting

I am so lucky to have my husband.  He took the girls away to the mountains for a night this past weekend so I could have a little alone time before a week of "Camp Mommy", followed by 3 weeks of vacation with the girls.  I had a lovely evening out with a friend, then spent nearly all of Sunday working on my "Gigantor" Impromptu quilt.  (It is still unfinished, but close.)  I was so immersed in quilting that I completely forgot about all the end of the month link ups, etc.  Oh well.  I can still report my progress and set my goals for next month (what few I have).


June UFO's:
  • I made very little progress on my Beginner QAL quilt.  In fact, I decided piecing the backing was ridiculous.  So I took a coupon to Joann's and picked out some pink backing fabric.  Perhaps in July I will get it basted.
  • I DID finish the SID on my Handmade Medallion quilt.  I will get back to the hand quilting soon.


June New FO's

So here's a quick summary of New FO's I wanted to tackle in June:
  • new ironing board cover - DONE!  But I haven't taken a picture of it yet.
  • sewing machine mat and cover - Mat in progress, cover not started
  • Sewing mat WIP
  • Swoon - cutting of colors done, need to finish the cutting of background, and get going.  I realized when I made the Swoon block for the sewing machine mat, that the cutting for the HST's is a little tight.  Of course, that was AFTER I did all the cutting of the colors.  So when I go to put them together, I will have to be very careful.
  • Impromptu - pieced, basted, and partially quilted!  This one is nearly done!  If you've been following me on Facebook or Twitter, you've already seen a sneak peak.  But I can't wait to show you the finished quilt!  It would be so nice to finish up before we leave for vacation but I doubt it will happen.  I have to be realistic, right?

July UFO's
  • Finish "Gigantor"
  • Baste Beginner QAL quilt

my basting table is drowning


July New FO's
  • Bring some kind of hand project with us on vacation - this will probably be some form of hexi's because I have a ton of the precut papers.
  • Have fun

Today was Day 1 of "Camp Mommy" (where the kids are at home instead of at a summer camp). It has been interesting.  While giving the girls a sewing lesson in the garage this morning, Lizzy managed to lock us out of the house!  That was around 9:30.  The rest of the day went alright, but I wonder what will happen next.  I am now wearing a house key, just in case.


Thanks for reading today,

Jen

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4 comments:

  1. Oh no, locked out if the house! I am giggling but feel your pain...good luck with day 2!

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  2. Good luck on your goals this month.

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  3. What a guy to take the girls and give you a day, Kudos to your husband. And locked out on day one? So sorry, but it did make me smile. Your swoon block looks great.

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  4. we don't have the same camp tradition, kids are off for six weeks and usually spend it with mum if she doesn't work, or both parents take a few weeks off, or its paid childcare and / or grandparents.

    he's great to give you some time, hope it didn't take too long to get back into the house!

    ps, my cousin is staying and loves the daisy "tampon. tub" i did tell her it arrived with a mug inside!!!!

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