Monday, June 5, 2017

Lisa's Forward Progress: May End & June Start

Wow, May went by very fast! My May goal was to decide on a design for a lap size Halloween Quilt. I did not make a lot of progress, but with Mary's help, we looked at my collection of Halloween themed and coordinating solids, and paired up the patterns with solids. Mary also helped with lending me a quilt design & block pattern for a quilt she designed that is a strong consideration. It involves curved piecing which I've never done before, so I will try out the block on scrap fabric first.

Now onto June's project #8, which is a spice cabinet on my list. This is a tole painting project that has been sitting in my closet for many years. I have actually completed two of these in the past as gifts, and the intent of this one was to be for me. However, there isn't really a spot for it in the kitchen I now have, so I hope to find a good home for it when finished.

I've pulled the project out and it looks like I had stained the box and finished the base coating on the doors. The base coating looks to be in pretty rough shape from the years of being stored in my closet, so I may have to re-do that. I did find my instructions, and stash of paints (which I hope have not completely dried up!). My next steps are to fix the base coat, and then add shade & highlight details.

As a coincidence, the number that came up for June on my #APQResolution UFO list is #10 which is also a tole painting project. So I think the stars are aligned for me to get some painting done this month!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Making Forward Progress June 2017

Welcome to the June link-up for the 2017 Making Forward Progress Challenge. This month's project is number 8. 
Please write at least one post about your project and share with us: 

  • What your project for this month is 
  • The status of the project at the beginning of the month
  • What the very next step you need to take to move the project forward is
  • The status of the project by the end of the month
  • Whatever details you want to share about your work on the project during the month
  • Pictures included in your post are awesome, but not required
      This can be a post at the beginning and a post at the end of the month, or it can be one post at the end of the month with all the info on how the project went for the month. Do what works best for you.  All posts related to your June project (#8 from your list) should be linked below. For help on linking Facebook posts check out Lisa's Linky Tips.

      If you want to share an update on how your May project went please link it to the May post.



      Let the progress begin!

      Wednesday, May 10, 2017

      Lisa's Making Forward Progress: May Start

      May's number for the Making Forward Progress Challenge is #2. On my project list, this is a Halloween Quilt.

      I have been collecting random Halloween themed fabrics for a few years - a mix of fat quarters and larger pieces. At the moment, they are just a stack of fabrics, with no plan. I've pulled them all out of my fabric box, and have included some random orange and black fabrics that can coordinate. The next step is to come up with a design for a fun lap sized quilt.

      Tuesday, May 9, 2017

      Lisa's April Progress Wrap-Up

      My April Project for the Making Forward Progress Challenge was to work on a Monarch Butterfly cross-stitch that has been 'in progress' for many years.

      My goal for April was to make progress and decide whether this is a project I am willing to complete. The good news is that I did make progress. There is still a lot to be done, but I can now actually see a butterfly wing taking shape. I'd been having a mental block on this project with a missed stitch, but I have figured that out. I've also decided that I am willing to finish - there are too many stitches completed to give up on it now!

      Saturday, May 6, 2017

      Mary's Forward Progress Start: May

      The fabric I will be using for my skirt
      Number 2 on my forward progress list is the tardis skirt. I found awesome tardis fabric last year and am going to make a skirt out of it using the same pattern I used for the yellow skirt I made last year. At this point the fabric and the pattern are in a bag together. The very next step is to cut out the pattern.
      I made absolutely zero progress on the butterfly quilt during April. Hopefully May will go better.

      Sunday, April 30, 2017

      Making Forward Progress May 2017

      Welcome to the May link-up for the 2017 Making Forward Progress Challenge. This month's project is number 2. 
      Please write at least one post about your project and share with us: 
      • What your project for this month is 
      • The status of the project at the beginning of the month
      • What the very next step you need to take to move the project forward is
      • The status of the project by the end of the month
      • Whatever details you want to share about your work on the project during the month
      • Pictures included in your post are awesome, but not required
        This can be a post at the beginning and a post at the end of the month, or it can be one post at the end of the month with all the info on how the project went for the month. Do what works best for you.  All posts related to your May project (#2 from your list) should be linked below. For help on linking Facebook posts check out Lisa's Linky Tips

        If you want to share an update on how your April project went please link it to the April post.


        Let the progress begin!