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Day 33: Wednesday August 31, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on August 31, 2011

Date: Wednesday August 31, 2011

Project Accomplishments: I tested the paper-pattern that I printed yesterday. I folded it along the fold lines and sewed along seam lines through the paper. What I expected yesterday is true. I need to jog the rows to get them to line up after sewing. Now I have to figure out how much.

Books:

Title: #6 Code to Zero — Author: Ken Follett — # of Discs: 9 — Listening Time: 9 hours 45 minutes — Comments: No listening today.

Comments: 

Exercise:  Walked on treadmill for    5      minutes. 

Tools: no new ones

Observations: Errands away from my studio can take a large chunk of time.

Prayer: Lord, you know how many things I already have on my list today. You knew even before I began writing. I thank you for your guidance and ask blessings on all those with which I come in contact today.

Diversions: Practice church music. Talked to a local wood-carver, James Madsen, and ordered a carving for husband’s birthday. I placed office supply order with HP. I also placed walking shoe order with ShoeMall.com. Then I chased a chipmunk out of the bird feeder. I went to the store to purchase some acid free tissue to wrap the quilt I will mail to Houston tomorrow. Hallmark was the recipient of my large greeting card purchase. JoAnn is where I made a return and purchase. I talked to my oldest sister and found her to be in high spirits.

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Day 32 Tuesday August 30, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on August 29, 2011

Date: Tuesday August 30, 2011

Project Accomplishments: I looked at pattern I drew on 27th. I might have to jog some sewing lines to have it sew correctly. I compared it to a Quiltsmart lone star pattern printed on interfacing to use as a reference. I have drawn this type of pattern before but not for a long time. I printed the pattern to fit a page. Tomorrow I will test it by folding the paper and sewing.

Books:

Title: #6 Code to Zero — Author: Ken Follett — # of Discs: 9 — Listening Time: 9 hours 45 minutes — Comments:

Comments: I did not listen to any discs today

Exercise:  Walked on treadmill for       0    minutes. 

Tools: Quiltsmart

Observations: It was a busy day today.

Prayer: It isn’t early morning Lord but it still is morning and although it is a gray morning, I greet the day with anticipation that all thing, blessed by You, are possible. Please give me the talents and fortitude I need to make what I accomplish suitable to you. I ask that I always be a blessing to others.

Diversions: This morning I practiced my church music. Tonight I had Meridian Community Band practice and beginning of season gathering. I made cookies to take to this event. I finished ironing. I have done some blogging and will blog at day’s end (about accomplishments). I sewed a sleeve and tag onto the pin quilt. I also added the Pin Peddler pin locks so the pins will not come off. I will mail it toHoustontomorrow.

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Day 31 Monday August 29, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on August 29, 2011

Date: Monday August 29, 2011

Project Accomplishments: I consider this blog as part of this Procrastination to Completion project. Today I set up categories and tags. I am a little unclear if I am doing this correctly. I entered categories and tags for each post.

Books:

Title: #6 Code to Zero — Author: Ken Follett — # of Discs: 9 — Listening Time: 9 hours 45 minutes — Comments:

Comments: 

Exercise:  Walked on treadmill for           minutes. 

Tools: 

Observations: Learning a new activity or skill is time-consuming and I spent most of the day, hopefully, learning and setting up a blog about this project.

Prayer: It is late today. I talked to you this morning and can not remember my words! You have given me a good day of work and accomplishments. I thank you and ask for your continued blessings.

Diversions: I had Monday laundry as usual. I will do some ironing. I need to get the Big Ten Pin quilt ready to ship to Huston.

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Day 1 Hello World: This is My First Blog Post! Dated 7/30/11

Posted by Beatrice on August 28, 2011

To larn what this blog is all about, read the About, An Introduction and the Background Tabs. Then see if and when I finish this project. Perhaps this approach will help you too. You can chime in with your thoughts, questions and positive advice.

Note: I hope the order of these posts is not confusing. Since I had so many at the initiation of this blog, I put them in order from earliest (July 30, 2011) to most current (August 28, 2011). After that, they begin appearing as August 29,30…

Date: Saturday July 30, 2011

Project Accomplishments: I got pattern out and reviewed the pattern design and fabric choices. I straightened work area.

Books:

Exercise:

Tools: Janome Memory Craft 11000 Special Edition  sewing machine

Diversions: Instead of working in studio, I fixed a shirt and went to a vacant lot I own. Area had heavy rain and I wanted to observe conditions. Flooding joined the Sycamore and Willow creeks and water was as high as I have ever seen it.

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Day 2 Sunday July 31, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on August 28, 2011

Date: Sunday July 31, 2011

Project Accomplishments: Redrew center pattern and printed the pieces. Tested pattern and concluded I needed to make templates using heat-resistant Templar.

I began listening to books I got out of Mason Library on 7/29.

Books:

Title: #1 The Associate — Author: John Grisham — # of Listening Time: 11 hours

Comments: I did not like the ending.

Title: #2 The Swan Thieves — Author: Elizabeth Kostova — # of Discs: 17 –Listening Time: 17 hours 54 minutes

Comments: I very much liked the book and recommended to my quilt group members.

Exercise:

Tools: HP Computer, Templar, Olfa products (cutting mat, rulers, rotary cutter/blade)

Diversions: Went to church at 9:00 a.m. where I play trumpet and sing in choir. I took a nap after I got home.

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Day 3 Monday August 1, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on August 28, 2011

Date: Monday August 1, 2011

Project Accomplishments: I got some white lead for my drawing pencil. I thought I had some but could not find it. I borrowed some from a friend and found another brand at Everlasting Stitches in Holt, MI.

Books:  As above…

Exercise:

Tools: Sew Line lead pencil for quilting and Sew Line white lead for marking fine lines.

Diversions: I did laundry including bed linens from company. I went to a hair cut appointment. I got the car oil changed. I shopped for the white lead and met a friend in Mason, MI, where we shopped at Mason Antique Mall, Kean’s Store Co. and Yards of Fabric.

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Day 4 Tuesday August 2, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on August 28, 2011

Date: Tuesday August 2, 2011

Project Accomplishments: I printed templates for the center section with and without seam allowances. I cut those out with a small 3½”retractable utility knife and tested the templates.

Books:  As above…

Exercise:

Tools: Small Stanly Mitey utility knife

Diversions: Did not list any in my diary.

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Day 5 Wednesday August 3, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on August 28, 2011

Date: Wednesday August 3, 2011

Project Accomplishments:  I worked all day on test center. Cut fabric pieces, as they were needed and marked sewing lines. Adhered templates to fabric with glue stick and used an iron to press seams lines to conform to templates. Sewing went well. I got a handle on how to make final center. Using an appliqué approach, I joined the pieces.

Books:  As above

Exercise:

Tools:  Gingher embroidery scissors, Fiskars 6” soft touch titanium nitride ergonomic scissors, Rowenta steam iron, Sew Line fabric glue stick and mechanical pencil for fabric with white lead, Niagara spray starch (by Phoenix Brands), paint brush to apply starch The CrafTistic Basic Board (a non-skid surface for marking outlines of templates and more)

The CrafTistic brand no longer exists. It is a sandpaper covered board and thee are other brands available.

Diversions: I had few diversions because husband was in Indianapolis, IN at a conference. I worked late into the morning hours.

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Day 6 Thursday August 4, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on August 28, 2011

Date: Thursday August 4, 2011

Project Accomplishments:  I finished sewing center sample and am pleased with it. I printed curved templates adding seam lines with a pen then I cut those out. I fussy cut large patterned fabric pieces. I also cut striped center triangles.

Books:  As above

Exercise: Don’t know exactly when I decided to begin, but decided to exercise on treadmill for 5 minutes after each book CD finished. I did not do this during book #1, The Associate. I probably started after disc 3 in The Swan Thieves. Each disc is about an hour and it is good to get away from sitting and standing after about an hour. So, IF I walk 5 minutes after each of the 14 discs, then I walked about an hour. This is approximate and I will keep better track of this process. I walk at about 2.5 mines per hour for 5 minutes and get approximately .21 miles.

Tools: Sharpie extra fine felt tip pen

Observations: I may use trapunto in some areas of the center.

Diversions: I had few diversions because husband was in Indianapolis, IN at a conference. I worked

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Day 7 Friday August 5, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on August 28, 2011

Date: Friday August 5, 2011

Project Accomplishments:  I cut A, B, C pieces for curved areas using two gray and one black fabric.

Books:  As above…         

Exercise: (continued through The Swan Thieves)

Tools: no new ones

Observations: I enjoy working with the fabrics.

Diversions: Paying bills took up a good share of the day. Harold came home in afternoon.

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