Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Starry Night

I'm not much of a person who likes to just sit and watch TV.  I'm definitely the type of person who has to do something while I'm watching TV.  When I don't have a quilt binding to sew down, I'm usually doing some needlepoint.

In 2008, I posted here about my progress on needlepoint.  I've copied two of the pictures below showing what I had been working on.  In mid-2008 I finished the trees....

And started on the next needlepoint.  This is the very first picture I shared of the design.

Its pretty amazing that that tiny little square ended up as the following (I'm not sure why it uploaded the picture sideways):

We were able to get the picture framed at a local place in Saratoga, which was really awesome.  It turned out better than we had hoped and looks amazingly like the painting.  It only took me 3 years to finish it. ;-)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Stashbusting 2012 - Week 6-10

I've been bad about blogging lately and I was surprised to find its been a whole month since I last posted.  The last 4 weeks have flown by and I feel like I've gotten nothing accomplished other than working an insane amount of hours at work.  The new software our company has rolled out is still causing lots of problems and myself along with 3 other people have been staffing a "war room" of sorts to help people with this program.  All of us have been working 11-12 hour days for four weeks straight now.  Needless to say, when you work that many hours 5 days a week, it doesn't leave much time for anything else.

I have made some progress on Bonnie Hunter's Orca Bay along with making some mug rugs and children's bibs.  I don't have any pictures downloaded right now, but these items did add up to a fair amount of fabric being used in the last 4 weeks.  However, I did purchase fabric for a large lone-star wall hanging that I will be making for our foyer.

Here are the numbers:
Added This Week:       12.02 yards
Added Year to Date:    12.02 yards
Used This Week:          2.74 yards
Used Year to Date:       7.25 yards
Net Year to Date:         4.76 yards

I'm no longer in the black. :-(  I think I'll get back there soon though.  I have two quilts that are ready to be quilted and I haven't counted the backing yet...hehehe - that will help with the numbers.