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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Musicalcatlover » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:48 am

No, Gilli, it takes me FOREVER to find time to craft. On a positive note, my wrists/thumbs are better!
OKAY. Got the strips sewn together, then to cut apart 2 2.5" and sew back into blocks. :lol:
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Musicalcatlover » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:58 pm

YEAH. Back in ~ 2 weeks later, I've FINALLY gotten 2 hours of work cutting in. :roll:
Cut strips across @ 2.5; hoping I've cut enough.
Next: sew these back together for block B.
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Musicalcatlover » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:19 am

Hi, All. Gee, it's only been a week. :lol: I'm on my 2nd session of this step.
I'm sewing the strips for block B. I need to sew together 112 807050[/s[s]]30 15more blocks


Projects:
"N"'s quilt-started sewing the strips for block B
Paint an old glider for the patio-guess I'm the 3rd neighbor that has worked on this... :lol:
Work on Summer weight crochet sweater for ME-
"Easy?" knit sweater-restarted AGAIN!-Work on this! It's knit from top down=on row 8 or 9 I think... increases are a bit confusing....
Make a simple curtain for powder room from shower curtain-washed the old one and put it up, and painted the covers of the duct covers
===================================
Done in 2017:
Christmas tree mat
Learn how to use my new serger and fix those projects for hubby
Got SIL in to doctor/out of hospital/back with meds
Tax figures accumulated for accountant
Stenciled the bathroom cabinet
Took hubby on round of appointments to figure out if he needed immediate surgery...SIGH
Took off the wallpaper on half walls in tiny powder room so DNiece can paint in there sometime ..SHE DID. Her DBF got new counters(laminate) in bathroom & powder room
Went to the wedding of the daughter of a college friend out of state(actually in different time zone, but only 5 hours away) :?
End of year recitals Accomplished(one of which I type programs and do a LOT of work!)
LOTS of plants planted as hubby spent $1,000 for HUGE trees to block off view as he's now paranoid- gravel got dumped on herb bed so I redid that, and every year I add perennials
Even more plants planted for hubby :roll:
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Nannika » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:20 am

Happy Friday, Ladies! :D

I did it! I finished cross stitching the Nighttime Prayer Quilt! YAY! I will post a picture on my website this evening or tomorrow, so you can see how it turned out.

I have also finished the Christmas card I started in February. It feels sooo good crafting again...

Great job, MCL! You are on a roll! :D


Tasks/Week 32-2017:

Friday
- Cross stitch on Easter table runner for 30 min
- Cross stitch on Christmas stories for 45 min


Saturday
- Start stitching on Stealth, goal 120 min

Sunday
- Cross stitch on Stealth for 45 min

New starts week 32:
- #07/2017 - Christmas Stories
- #08/2017 - DMC Classics Stealth (Tiger)

My ongoing projects:
- #01/2017 - Easter table runner

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Achievements in 2017

- Paper craft #01/17 - birthday card for DM
- Paper craft #02/17 - birthday card for friend
- Cross Stitch #01/16 - Nighttime Prayer Quilt
- Cross Stitch #02/17 - Christmas card (Santa Claus)
- Cross Stitch #03/17 - Christmas card (mushroom and bird)
- Cross Stitch #04/17 - Christmas card (snowman)
- Cross Stitch #05/17 - Christmas card (Lantern)
- Cross Stitch #06/17 - Mother's Day card
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Gilli » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:03 pm

Musicalcatlover wrote:No, Gilli, it takes me FOREVER to find time to craft. On a positive note, my wrists/thumbs are better!
OKAY. Got the strips sewn together, then to cut apart 2 2.5" and sew back into blocks. :lol:


That's great news about your wrists/thumbs, Mcl. You sound like you're on a roll now.

My little Christmas tree decoration is almost complete - just a titchy stem to attach. Wow, 'titchy' is actually a word lol.

Gilli
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Musicalcatlover » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:20 am

Great Job, Nannika! EXCELLENT perseverance! :D
I had to look up that word, Gilli! :lol: I sometimes feel like I am moving thru this project like a turtle, but, "slow and steady wins the race!" :lol: :lol: :lol:
If it takes me ~ an hour to stitch and press 10 squares, I guess I have 5 more hours left. I did a LOT of weeding and shoveling/carting/applying mulch from the tree hubby had taken down, so I'm a bit sore, and feel it even in my hands tonight. SIGH.
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Nannika » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:17 pm

Happy Monday, Ladies! :D

Gilli - WTG on your progress! :D

MCL - You are always getting lots done. Slow and steady will get you there. :D

Loki - Where are you?

Tasks/Week 33-2017:

Monday
- Cross stitch on Easter table runner for 30 min

Tuesday
- Backstitch on Easter table runner for 30 min
- Cross stitch on Christmas Stories for 45 min

Wednesday
- Backstitch on Easter table runner for 30 min
- Cross stitch on Christmas Stories for 45 min

Thursday
- Backstitch on Easter table runner for 30 min
- Cross stitch on Christmas Stories for 45 min

Friday
- Backstitch on Easter table runner for 30 min

Saturday
- Start cross stitching on Vervaco table runner for 60 min

Sunday
- Cross stitch on Vervaco table runner for 30 min
- Cross stitch on Stealth for 45 min


New starts week 33:
- #09/2017 - Vervaco table runner (flowers), stamped cross stitch

My ongoing projects:
- #01/2017 - Easter table runner
- #07/2017 - Christmas Stories
- #08/2017 - DMC Classics Stealth (Tiger)
*************************************************************
Achievements in 2017

- Paper craft #01/17 - birthday card for DM
- Paper craft #02/17 - birthday card for friend
- Cross Stitch #01/16 - Nighttime Prayer Quilt
- Cross Stitch #02/17 - Christmas card (Santa Claus)
- Cross Stitch #03/17 - Christmas card (mushroom and bird)
- Cross Stitch #04/17 - Christmas card (snowman)
- Cross Stitch #05/17 - Christmas card (Lantern)
- Cross Stitch #06/17 - Mother's Day card
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby loki » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:00 am

Hi Nannika - as usual you are on a roll - now to follow your lead.
MCL - you will get there! I need to finish some quilts just lost my mojo.
Gilli - pictures of the Christmas tree please.

Week 33 - finish sweater front
- work on quilt #2

GOALS 2017
- finish 17 knitting projects - (7 to go)
- finish 17 sewing projects - (16 to go)
- learn to crochet
- not buy any new projects until I am caught up - oops better start remembering this

COMPLETED KNITTED PROJECTS 2017
SWEATERS
1. sweater #1 - summer
2. sweater #2 - summer
3. design #47 - #1
4. design #47 - #2
5. tank - copper
6. matching cardigan

SOCKS
1. socks #1 - turquoise
2. socks #2 - pink
3. socks #3 - knee highs
4. socks #4 - candy floss

QUILTING
1. quilt #1 - snowflake
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Musicalcatlover » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:27 pm

Great Job, Nannika, Loki, and Gilli!
HURRAY! Got the B blocks done! Now to cut out the 3.5" blocks! :D


Projects:
"N"'s quilt-cut out "C" blocks
Paint an old glider for the patio-guess I'm the 3rd neighbor that has worked on this... :lol:
Work on Summer weight crochet sweater for ME-
"Easy?" knit sweater-restarted AGAIN!-Work on this! It's knit from top down=on row 8 or 9 I think... increases are a bit confusing....
Make a simple curtain for powder room from shower curtain-washed the old one and put it up, and painted the covers of the duct covers
===================================
Done in 2017:
Christmas tree mat
Learn how to use my new serger and fix those projects for hubby
Got SIL in to doctor/out of hospital/back with meds
Tax figures accumulated for accountant
Stenciled the bathroom cabinet
Took hubby on round of appointments to figure out if he needed immediate surgery...SIGH
Took off the wallpaper on half walls in tiny powder room so DNiece can paint in there sometime ..SHE DID. Her DBF got new counters(laminate) in bathroom & powder room
Went to the wedding of the daughter of a college friend out of state(actually in different time zone, but only 5 hours away) :?
End of year recitals Accomplished(one of which I type programs and do a LOT of work!)
LOTS of plants planted as hubby spent $1,000 for HUGE trees to block off view as he's now paranoid- gravel got dumped on herb bed so I redid that, and every year I add perennials
Even more plants planted for hubby :roll:[/quote]
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Nannika » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:11 pm

Happy Thursday, Ladies! :D

I am making progress. I am expecting my Easter table runner to be finished soon.

Loki - great to see you! You have done lots so far this year. WTG!

MCL -excellent progress! WTG!

Tasks/Week 33-2017:

Monday
- Cross stitch on Easter table runner for 30 min

Tuesday
- Backstitch on Easter table runner for 30 min
- Cross stitch on Christmas Stories for 45 min

Wednesday
- Backstitch on Easter table runner for 30 min
- Cross stitch on Christmas Stories for 45 min

Thursday
- Backstitch on Easter table runner for 30 min
- Cross stitch on Christmas Stories for 45 min

Friday
- Backstitch on Easter table runner for 30 min

Saturday
- Start cross stitching on Vervaco table runner for 60 min

Sunday
- Cross stitch on Vervaco table runner for 30 min
- Cross stitch on Stealth for 45 min

New starts week 33:
- #09/2017 - Vervaco table runner (flowers), stamped cross stitch

My ongoing projects: (pictures of my projects - http://www.nannika.com/197588443)
- #01/2017 - Easter table runner
- #07/2017 - Christmas Stories
- #08/2017 - DMC Classics Stealth (Tiger)
*************************************************************
Achievements in 2017 (pictures of my finished cross stitch projects - http://www.nannika.com/197588402)

- Paper craft #01/17 - birthday card for DM
- Paper craft #02/17 - birthday card for friend
- Cross Stitch #01/16 - Nighttime Prayer Quilt
- Cross Stitch #02/17 - Christmas card (Santa Claus)
- Cross Stitch #03/17 - Christmas card (mushroom and bird)
- Cross Stitch #04/17 - Christmas card (snowman)
- Cross Stitch #05/17 - Christmas card (Lantern)
- Cross Stitch #06/17 - Mother's Day card
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Musicalcatlover » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:03 pm

Beautiful Work, Nannika!
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Lisa-Christina » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:31 pm

Hello dear friends!
I just read your blog, Nannika. Thank you for the inspiring account of your housekeeping (matboden) and how you reduce food waste. The bit about being thankful for what was accomplished during the day really went directly to my heart. ( i can tend to focus too much on what remains to do).
And wow, what a lot of wonderful needlework projects!

I recently took up knitting again. ( havent knitted since my teens) So far i have made 1 pair of socks. One pair of mittens and two pairs of socks under way. Got more yarn today...i hope this is not a slippery slope...i already have a large stash of fabric. I can't build one of yarn as well!
Today i talked to a lady who might let me rent an atelier one day a week. Fingers crossed, i would really love to have a space for crafts!
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Musicalcatlover » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:35 am

What kind of crafts will you do in your rented studio, L.C?!
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Nannika » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:17 am

Happy Sunday, Ladies!

Thank you so much for your kind comments MCL and Lisa-Christina!

Lisa-Christina - Your life will change for the better if you learn to celebrate your every achievement, instead of focusing on what's left on your list. I have been on my gratitude journey since 2014, and it has changed my life greatly. By purposefully being grateful for what I have, who I am, and what I can and have done; slow and steady my thinking and life has changed for the better. I purposefully approach life and situations in a more uplifting manner. WTG on your knitting achievements! I do hope you get the atelier once a week. That is an awesome opportunity! Let us know how it goes.

I have two finishes this week - my Easter table runner and a small kit by Permin. I worked on and finished the latter yesterday in the company of friends. One of my friends wanted to learn cross stitching, so I bought two small kits for kids - one for her and one for me. I find it easier to show and tell. :wink:

Tasks/Week 33-2017:

Monday
- Cross stitch on Easter table runner for 30 min

Tuesday
- Backstitch on Easter table runner for 30 min
- Cross stitch on Christmas Stories for 45 min

Wednesday
- Backstitch on Easter table runner for 30 min
- Cross stitch on Christmas Stories for 45 min

Thursday
- Backstitch on Easter table runner for 30 min
- Cross stitch on Christmas Stories for 45 min

Friday
- Backstitch on Easter table runner for 30 min
- Cross stitched on Christmas Stories for 45 min

Saturday
- Start cross stitching on Vervaco table runner for 60 min
- Start & finished Permin Bee

Sunday
- Cross stitch on Vervaco table runner for 30 min
- Cross stitch on Stealth for 45 min

New starts week 33:
- #09/2017 - Vervaco table runner (flowers), stamped cross stitch
- #10/2017 - Permin Bee

My ongoing projects: (pictures of my projects - http://www.nannika.com/197588443)
- #01/2017 - Easter table runner - finished Aug 18, 2017
- #07/2017 - Christmas Stories
- #08/2017 - DMC Classics Stealth (Tiger)
*************************************************************
Achievements in 2017 (pictures of my finished cross stitch projects - http://www.nannika.com/197588402)

- Paper craft #01/17 - birthday card for DM
- Paper craft #02/17 - birthday card for friend
- Cross Stitch #01/16 - Nighttime Prayer Quilt
- Cross Stitch #01/17 - Easter table runner
- Cross Stitch #02/17 - Christmas card (Santa Claus)
- Cross Stitch #03/17 - Christmas card (mushroom and bird)
- Cross Stitch #04/17 - Christmas card (snowman)
- Cross Stitch #05/17 - Christmas card (Lantern)
- Cross Stitch #06/17 - Mother's Day card
- Cross Stitch #10/17 - Permin Bee
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Lisa-Christina » Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:29 pm

Hi again!
Just popped in to say i have worked for 30 mins on knitting and almost as much on 19 th c Bloomer costume. ( before i was sidetracked... :D )

Mcl: i plan to do sewing of the kind that demands more space, cutting and crinoline related stuff. I might also have friends over for sewing groups.(provided the lady picks me and that i can afford the rent. )

Nannika: well done on passing your knowledge on to the younger generation!

See you all later!
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Lisa-Christina » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:43 pm

Continued knitting and sewing. Sock finished, now i just need to secure all the loose ends. Top part of Bloomer pants stitched together. A bit more hand sewing needs to be done before i can stitch the pant legs together. That will have to wait, though, the decent bedtime has arrived! Good night, all!
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