Sunday, August 26, 2018

Monday Meandering 8 - 27 - 2018

Well, even though I thought I should blog twice this past week I only got one post up -- last Monday's.  Part of the reason (excuse?) is I don't have much in the way of pictures to share.  And, I still don't have much new but I thought I would share where my OMG stands.  I still have 5 days -- I should be able to get my goal done in that amount of time.  Here's what my top looks like now. My goal is to finish the top.  
You might notice I have a slew of little notes on the piece.  See the yellow note on the right?  Pretty much all the columns below that are in process of being added.  So far I've found a strip set for all 26 columns.  I had made a LOT of strata.  I lined up slices of the strata to match the column above.  And then I had to remove the stitches from the slice where the next color was.  Let me tell you -- I messed that up a lot.  So there was a lot of unsewing and sewing up going on.  I finally got that all figured out.  Next, I removed 4 squares from each of the columns -- I didn't want it too long.  Unfortunately for me I had already sewn some of the columns together.  More unstitching and then repairing (as in stitching back up) some of the squares.  Most of the columns to the right are individual columns.  All of the columns on the left have been stitched into groups.  So to finish this one up I still need to do any repair work from taking off the bottom 4 squares and then sew all the rows together correctly.  Then, I need to sew 2 columns to the top section.  And THEN I can sew the bottom section to the top section and I'll be done with the top.  Sure, I can do that in 5 days!  I'll let you know by the end of the month. 

I did pretty well with my goals this week, although I admit I didn't have a huge list because I had a lot of non-sewing things scheduled.   Here's last week list -- yes everything has been finished or at least worked on! 

August 20, 2018
Bind Charity quilt
Finish 9 patches for flower pots quilt
Continue working on bargello
Make more Christmas lotto blocks for Oct. retreat

And coming this week --- 

August 27, 2018
Finish Bargello top 
Make more Christmas lotto blocks for Oct. retreat
Work on Jamestown Landing borders
Attend Country Piecemakers Quilt In
Cut more blocks for pirate quilt
Make 3 pillowcases

I'm linking up with my normal Monday Linky Parties: Oh Scrap!, Monday Making, Main Crush Monday and Moving It Forward.  Yikes, only Oh Scrap is up tonight, Sunday.  I'll check back in the morning to see who else I can add.  I noticed Beth at Main Crush Monday was on vacation last week so I never was able to link up.  Maybe she's still on vacation but I will check tomorrow and a few times after just in case she's gets her next post up. I hope you spend some time checking out some of these linky parties.  

I'm ending with two of my granddaughters who we took out to lunch and to Build-A-Bear for their birthdays.  I know I've walked into a B-A-B location before but never with the intent to buy.  The girls had a good time picking their bear "skins" and putting music in and a heart and then watching their bear take shape with the stuffing machine.  Hubby says he refuses to get me a stuffing machine.  I used to make bears and it took me a LOT longer to stuff mine.  We then did a little clothes shopping.  
The green bear is a Power Ranger bear.  The pink is dressed in fairy clothes: Light up wings, light up dress and high heal sparkly shoes.  Yep, you read that right -- high heel sparkly shoes.  Orioles, the name of the green bear, also got some dinosaur pjs, a Univ. of Maryland t shirt and a Orioles baseball team shirt.  Definitely well dressed bears.  We had fun.  

Happy Quilting All!  Bonnie 


  1. I've seen the Build A Bear booths at malls but never stayed around to watch a bear being made. It sounds like fun. I'm sure you'll get your OMG finished in the next week.

  2. The seam ripper is your friend for that bargello project! Amazing how the strata can flip around from the design wall to the sewing machine, even when you're holding them firmly. Cute bears!

  3. Oh boy! I've never tackled a bargello quilt. Yours is beautiful and I hope you get it done in time. Sometimes we work better under pressure! Cute granddaughters!

  4. Hmmmm....hubby wasn't asked to get her a stuffing machine....

  5. Good luck with the quilt repairs and making your OMG. Those are so hard to finish it's easy to want to go work on something else fun. We did build a bear once, it was fun, but the SIT liked the idea of it better than she did the bear. Hope the kiddos enjoy their new buddies.


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