Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I will never understand such evil ......

Especially evil acts or intentions towards children.

When a story comes across the news about some sub-human "adult" behaving worse than any animal it makes me regret that we have the legal system we do. This piece of dirt is going to get a trial, that our taxes will have to pay for because I am sure he has nothing and if his parents/family are smart or have an ounce of decency they will refuse to stand up with this slime.

I am not going to cause anyone undue revulsion or distress by posting any link to the story in question that prompted me to write this. Just that it happened recently in Missouri.

Sometimes when I read about one human causing the death of another I am able to pause, step back mentally and consider what the circumstances may have been in place that this event occurred. But not in this case. There is no reason under the sun why this baby had to die.

It was due to Evil - plain and simple.

Nothing either of those charged can possibly have any valid reason for what they did. I can only hope that tribal justice will prevail and they both will get their just dues in a dark corner some night thereby sparing the tax payers the burden of paying to support either of these monsters for even one more day.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

DAGMT 2014 Challenge - Update 1

How does the quote go?

The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry (Bonus points if you know where this comes from without Googling it).

I could tell you why I think I have not finished as many things as I had wanted to - but the easiest answer is the one that seems to trip me up more than any other. I tend to bite off way more than I can chew. I over-commit myself and I severely underestimate how much time I will need to finish said project(s).

That said however I can report that there are TWO completed items off my list



This is an older comforter that was on one of the beds in the girls' room. However the stitching had come loose and during a wash all the wadding inside shifted and bunched.

I removed the old ties, stripped out the old filling, repaired the stitching as best I could before re-stuffing and re-tying the comforter so it can again be used in their room.




 
These are test blocks for a new pattern being developed by Beth Helfter - the creator of the DAGMT Challenge. I was supposed to mail them on the 10th - but they went out today.

I think I like how they turned out but there are things about the directions I would change if it were up to me.





I am coming to terms with the idea that I am NOT going to be submitting a piece for the Notable Women contest as even with the longer time frame for preparation I have not touched the project for two months. No way is it going to be ready by Saturday.


Here then are my hours so far. I cannot always seem to just do a little each day .... not really sure why.

Date
Time that day
Total time MTD
1-Feb-14
3 hr 0 min
3 hr 0 min
2-Feb-14
0
3 hr 0 min
3-Feb-14
1 hr 0 min
4 hr 0 min
4-Feb-14
0
4 hr 0 min
5-Feb-14
0
4 hr 0 min
6-Feb-14
0 hr 30 min
4 hr 30 min
7-Feb-14
0
4 hr 30 min
8-Feb-14
1 hr 0 min
5 hr 30 min
9-Feb-14
3 hr 0 min
8 hr 30 min
10-Feb-14
0
8 hr 30 min
11-Feb-14
2 hr 0 min
10 hr 30 min
12-Feb-14
0 hr 45 min
11 hr 15 min

Monday, January 20, 2014

2014 Drop and Give Me Twenty (DaGMT) Challenge

Well everyone - once again I am going to participate in this year's challenge ... and I hope to do much better than I did last year.

I even hope to get beck into the habit of posting here. But we will see how it goes.

 I, the QuiltingLioness, possessor of too many UFOs and/or more fabric than I can hope to use up in two lifetimes, am joining Quilting Hottie Haven's third annual DaGMT event, and pledge to quilt for at least 20 minutes  every day of the month of February, 2014. In doing so I hope to finish two commissions, one contest submission, reclaim my creative energy, clear out the clutter in my studio, make way for more fabric purchases, and ensure that my heirs DO someday have to sort through dozens of UFOs and then sell them for $50 each at a yard sale.

Additionally I believe Beth Helfter (Quilting Hottie http://www.evapaigequiltdesigns.blogspot.com) is evil AND brilliant for coming up with this concept and inspiring / guilting / shaming / motivating me to join.

Just as I did last year, and in another effort to keep myself focused and accountable here is my list of projects in the works:  


Project
Date Finished
Commission – Angel

Commission – Bear

Secret Project

TEST: Get Scrappy Blocks

Girl Scout Contest

Repair: Spools

Repair: Plaid Star

Repair: White & Purple Comforter
20 January 2014
Blue & Yellow Sampler Quilt

Green Wool sweater jacket

Muted Nine Patch

Green & Purple Sampler Quilt

Green & Gold Lap Quilt

Embellished Princess Shoe

Candlelight Orphan

Christmas Topper

Heavenly City

Blue & Yellow Brooklyn Bridge

German Paper cut Designs

Cross stitch sampler

Sudoku Quilt

My Tree Skirt

Autumn Table Runner




I also want to track my time so I made up this little table as well.


Date
Time that day
Total time MTD
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