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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

report card ~ jan. 17


i have committed to 15 minutes of sewing a day. today i'm giving my first "report card".  if you want more information on this there is a button on my sidebar that you can check out or you can visit  Life in Pieces.
  • tuesday, jan. 10 ~ CPS mixed media postcard
  • wednesday, jan. 11 ~ hexie project and cutting half blocks for  the pink lemonade quilt-a-long
  • thursday, jan. 12 ~ sewing half blocks for pink lemonade
  • friday, jan. 13 ~ applique on secret birthday blocks
  • saturday, jan. 14 ~ applique on secret birthday blocks
  • sunday, jan. 15 ~ applique on secret birthday blocks
  • monday, jan 16 ~ made the four corner blocks for pink lemonade and embroidery on a christmas stocking  
i know one thing. i'm going to have to start writing it down on the day i do it because i cannot seem to remember just exactly what i did on what days . . . what i do know for sure is that i did get some sewing done and i generally spend quite a bit more time in the studio than 15 minutes once i get started.


the blanket stitch was the challenge for last week on Take a Stitch Tuesday.


i've used it here to attach the stem of the pear on my current AAQI project. very tiny stitches. very tiny thread. love the results~!
this week the stitch to use/explore will be the feather stitch. one of my favorites.



today's gifts have included:
  • not having to do the dishes this morning
  • a bright sun on snow creating millions of sparkles everywhere i look
  • a visit from the resident wild bunny "nibbles"


11 comments:

  1. Such a good idea to write your crafting days down and fifteen minutes a day is a good amount of time to get some good work done! I like this idea

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  2. I work full time out of home so Kate's challenge is great for helping me get even a little bit done daily. You had a great week !

    One of my blog buddies is doing the pink lemonade quiltalong too.

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  3. How fun!! 15 min is not that much but it is amazing how much can get done in that amount of time!! Amazingly small and beautiful stitches!!

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  4. love your report card post - what a great idea. You get an A+ from me on the blanket stitch!
    I always enjoy reading your "gifts" list.

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  5. Your list puts me to shame!

    The blanket stitch is fabulous! Perfect.

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  6. Hi, Libbyquilter! I posted today on the 15 min for the first time also!! It is a good incentive to get things done, isn't it? Love what you have gotten done!!!

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  7. I love hearing what others are up to. It gives me a chance to try new things.

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  8. I find the 15 minute challenge to be the push I need to get started .. great report card!

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  9. I've joined a mixed media kit of the month group, so I am hoping to do more mixed media stuff this year. I should write down what I do to but I don't.

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  10. That's a good way to make sewing every day a habit. I would have to write it down as I go, too! ; c )

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  11. You are so organized! Your hand work is amazing. I know how small that stem is! Thank you for sharing your fabulous work.

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