PHD Update – Feb. 4, 2018

Well, as much fun as it was being at my sister’s.  I’m glad to be home.  It was -20 C and snowing when I left Edmonton.  +9 C and raining when I landed in Abbotsford! (Need I say more about that?)

My sister is working very hard on her physio.  It takes her about 5 hours a day to run through all the exercises and leg elevation ice treatments.  And she has hourly exercises as well.  She’s a busy gal!  I know that my sister will be well taken care of with me gone.  She has a friend (who is a quilter), that is willing to drive my sister to appointments – so now that she’s well on the way to recovery – it’s about all she needs now.

And the Super Bowl is on today.  I’m not a sports fan.  There will be eating and yelling downstairs, but I’ll be happily listening to the hum of my sewing machine.

Striped Retreat Bag (Large)

This was finished before I left my sisters.  I gifted it to her.  She then said, “why do I need to learn to quilt if you are going to give me everything I need?”  Ha!  She’ll catch the bug and be addicted pretty soon. Smiley Face Clip Art Free Download | Clipart library - Free Clipart


Necessary Clutch

The button is now on the Necessary Clutch.  I realize that I should have put the magnet in before I sewed the flap together.  Lesson learned.  Anyhow, my husband and I tried threading thread through under the magnet.  That did”t work.  So, he got out some epoxy glue … it seems to have done the trick.  It should hold since it can glue steel, glass, wood  and a million other things together.



PHD Update


So far this year, I have completed 7 UFOs.  That is way more than I expected by this time of year!  Now, I do realize that I took a lot of small projects to my sister’s – so progress will slow down now as I work on bigger projects.

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PHD in 2018 Participants’ Progress

As I compiled the following list, I was thrilled and excited and overwhelmed by the progress that each participant has made.  You have all worked extremely hard!  Well done ladies!   Here’s Snoopy doing a Happy Dance in the snow!!

  • Terry has 3 quilts done!  Check it out @ Quilting a Legacy
  • Roseanne @ Homesewn by Us has her update for January posted
  • Elizabeth (Beth) has her list and goals updated on her blog Appliqué and ...
  • Kate @ Life in Pieces has complete her OMG for January.
  • Ann @ Laughing Gas Quilts has her list updated!  She’s hoping that she doesn’t get in trouble for changing a table runner into a tote.  To me it doesn’t matter – it’s off the UFO list – so therefore it’s DONE.
  • Emily also has 3 projects done.  You can check out her post @ The Darling Dogwood
  • Deana’s finishes and goals are posted at Dreamworthy Quilts.  She made Bonnie Hunter’s “Grand Illusion” and I LOVE how she finished it!  (The checkerboard blocks were suppose to be the sashing … she used it for a top and bottom border!  Great idea!)

Stash Report

I haven’t been diligent at adding up my fabric used. So, here’s a list to make sure I’ve got it correct.

  • Scrappy Irish Chain – 7
  • Flannel Fat Quarter – 9
  • House Quilt – 2.5
  • Small retreat Bag – 1.25
  • Large retreat bag- 1.5
  • Mice – 0.5
  • Necessary Clutch – 1

Fabric Used this Week:     3  yards  
Fabric Used year to Date:  23.75  yards
Fabric Added this Week:    0  yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 8.5 yards
Net Fabric used for 2017:    15.25  yards update: my math was out the window with “9” yards … sheesh …

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