2021 PHD Challenge

Have you decided that this is finally the year you clear up those unfinished projects of the past? Join in the fun, and earn your PHD in completing those projects half done! Here are the 6 rules: 

  • List limited to 6 projects for the year ( average 2 mo. per project)
  • Ufo projects only (  must be already started)
  • You must have the pattern, fabrics, backing ,and batting for completion on hand
  • Photos of each unfinished piece must be posted after your list.
  • Make a list of what is left to do below each project's name (eg:  quilt, bind, etc..)
  • ☆ optional...tell us why a project has " stalled"... do you need help? Etc.


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Comment by Riana Noyes on May 12, 2021 at 7:44am

Barbara,we're learning to read your "word  puzzle posts",lol. So glad you're up & running again! 

Comment by Barbara Hughes on May 12, 2021 at 7:07am

Riana, Collin fixed he mid arm frame eserda. I is working grea. He had o pu some wood behind  he  2 lef legs. I worked wonderfull. Sorr abou he compuer problems. he are boh old compuers.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on May 12, 2021 at 7:02am

Chris I'm happ for ou. Sorr I'm back a he bad compuer because he oher one is no working a all. For he las few das.

Comment by Linda Koller on May 11, 2021 at 5:54pm

What a lovely space, Kris! 

Looking forward to seeing your finished dining room, Riana!

Comment by Riana Noyes on May 11, 2021 at 5:00pm

Chris, the studio will never be this quiet again! Can't wait to see the complete setup. 

Liz, glad you've got zoom. I've been sanding fill on baseboards and touchup painting. The diningroom is nearly done...just a bit of quarter round and new plates for electrical plugs. Then at least SOME of our furniture can go back in place.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on May 11, 2021 at 4:42pm

Chris, your studio looks so inviting!  It is going to be such a nice environment to be creative.

I sewed and prepared a backing for a baby quilt and I'm working on a backing for a larger charm quilt.  This evening I am going to attend a Zoom meeting of the quilt guild.  

Comment by Chris Michelle on May 11, 2021 at 3:51pm

The studio is finally at a point where we can start to move things in! I was hoping to get some of my new cabinets assembled and installed today, but my BIL didn't show up, so I put together one of them myself. There are some minor drywall and paint touch-ups and the heat isn't hooked up yet, but all the major items are completed. I had my husband hang up my valences and blinds this weekend too! Here's a recent photo. Once this is moved in, I can resume sewing on my green bargello that has been stalled for a couple of months.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on May 10, 2021 at 12:20pm

Thank you, Barbara.  I just came in from a rousing walk with a friend in the building who is a good walker.  We went down 2 blocks then up to Merivale Road and went down 2 blocks and back to our condo.  It was a short walk for her - she continued on but for me it was a fast paced walk - longer than I have walked for over a year.  I feel so proud of myself for the exertion and she told me to call her because she goes out every day.  We wore our masks but chatted as we walked.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on May 10, 2021 at 11:44am

Riana, we visited Lexington, KY and I think we toured the same breeding/boarding facility. But it was a long time ago when we were first married. Later, my daughter took some lessons, she was 14. And one of her boyfriends had horses on his farm. She enjoyed riding.

Liz, your Disney quilt for Katlin is enchanting. I'm sure she will enjoy it.

Comment by Riana Noyes on May 8, 2021 at 7:01pm

When our oldest daughter was 10, she begged us to stop over in Kentucky on our way to a Disney Fla. vacation  because she loves horses ( still!) We toured a fabulous breeding / boarding facility for a day, and took in the sights of white fence trimmed pastures and black horse barns throughout the state.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on May 8, 2021 at 6:39pm

Thank you, Linda, Ginny, Riana, and Wilma.  My DIL liked the quilt.  I think she will take it to Kaitlin when she visits her mother today.  So I'll be able to post it on Facebook to show my family and friends.  

I worked so hard today during the sew day.  My sewing machine rests on a little TV table and I can't get my legs under it because it has cross bars so my back gets really sore in such an awkward position.  I need a proper sewing table if I were to sew like this often.  I changed at lunch time and just used the ironing station so I ironed for 5 hours, mainly on my scraps and 3 UFOs.  But it was worth it to sew in the company of so many quilters.  It was a rainy, cloudy day so we got a good turnout - 39.

Wilma, I really like your sewing room.  I think the dark wood is very nice.

Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on May 8, 2021 at 11:29am

Thanks everyone.  I am happy with the room and quite surprised the sewing cabinets match so well to the original built-ins.  If I were to have started from scratch, it would have all been white...but too expensive to remove all the built-ins from the original office set up.  As my hubby said, “live and learn”.  My only disappointment is I wish the drawers in the cutting unit were taller so I could have stacked (sideways) all my FQ.  

Liz and I are now friends on FB.  We will schedule a quilt time in the near future.  Liz, love the quilt...great for a young girl.

Comment by Ginny Andersen on May 8, 2021 at 9:59am

Wilma, this is a room I would feel very comfortable in! So many features to love and create in! 

Comment by Ginny Andersen on May 8, 2021 at 9:54am

Elizabeth, this is such a fun quilt! You did a two-fer, with it being complete designs on both sides! Great job! 

Comment by Chris Michelle on May 8, 2021 at 9:53am

Wilma-What a great sewing space! It is nice that the furniture matches so it looks planned! All of my items in my new room will be white. I did plan that...lol..

LOVE the quilt  Liz. Princesses and Villains! What a great idea.

Comment by Riana Noyes on May 8, 2021 at 9:38am

Wilma, your sewingroom looks so cozy and pretty. I'd want to spend the entire day in it.

Comment by Riana Noyes on May 8, 2021 at 9:37am

Liz, that must've been a hard one to fit in the throat of your machine... you did a fabulous job! Love those stars :-))

Comment by Linda Koller on May 8, 2021 at 9:00am

Wilma, I love your sewing room! I love when everything matches and flows together.

Elizabeth, that is a wonderful quilt for a girl! I love the front especially, but you did a great job with the back as well.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on May 8, 2021 at 8:56am
Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on May 8, 2021 at 8:54am

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