Blog with Kimmel

I Thought They Would Never End

I needed two hundred and fifty-six half square triangles cut out in order to complete the sixteen sashings needed for my BOM quilt. I started working on these sashings back in April or May but I couldn't finish them all in one sitting because I didn't have enough...

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Progress

This week was productive but I still feel like I've barely made a dent in what I need to do to be able to finish my BOM quilt. It doesn't seem like much until I list it. When I started the week I still needed to cut the panels and borders, finish five grey sashings,...

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I’m A Little Rusty

I actually turned on my sewing machine this week! It's a miracle! I was starting to think I had imagined this past year and that I didn't actually know how to sew. It's amazing how quickly you forget certain things when you go for awhile without doing it. I had to...

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It’s Something

This week was pretty slow work wise, as I knew it would be. On the bright side I had a wonderful Christmas. It was great to have two days to just unplug from all of my responsibilities and just enjoy my time with my family. I didn't let myself think about unpacking my...

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I’ve Got Nothing

This week was moving week. My entire house was packed up, loaded onto a truck, and unloaded into a completely different house within a three day period of time. It's been crazy, and I haven't gotten any sewing done this past week. I don't even know where my sewing...

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Slow Progress Week

This week was slow, but I knew that it would be...just like next week will be. This move preparation is killing me. It's amazing how much stuff you have to get accomplished even when you have someone else coming to pack up your house for you. My time for sewing is...

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Super Busy Week

Preparing for a move, adjusting and planning for a new assignment at church, finishing up Christmas gifts that need to be in the mail by the end of next week, having my 3 year old wake up in vomit multiple days this week and who insisted on mommy snuggles because he...

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Love These Mitered Corners

This week hasn't been great as far as the number of items completed but the one thing I did complete was a very large undertaking. The binding for my mother-in-laws quilt is done! It took about six hours to hand stitch the back of the binding but it was worth the...

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I Tried Something New

This week didn't go how I expected it to, but that's okay. It was way better. As we are entering into the holiday season it's time to start thinking about Christmas gifts. I've known for awhile now what I want to get my Mom for Christmas. She loves to do those paint...

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My Efforts Worked

This week gave me the biggest headache. Last week I had decided that I would unpick all of the quilting that I had done so I could rebaste the entire backing but when it was time to sit and do it I really didn't want to. I spent some time staring at the back and...

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