To-Do Tuesday Linky #21 & Weekly Progress Update
Join us for the 21st linky party post and the 141st edition of the weekly to-do list. Thanks to everyone who linked up with us last week. Today is the last link up for 2019. To have some fun and make the day more notable, there is a giveaway that you can enter just by linking up!
To-Do for the week of December 24th through 30th:
- Enjoy Christmas Eve with our special peeps – √ done
- Continue on with Addison’s project – √ done
- Revisit the Quiet Book – √ done
We host Christmas Eve at our home each year. I suspect that may change in the near future as we have to share our loved ones with others. And I can’t even ask why (well, I could!!) because those littles are so fabulous – and their parents aren’t bad either. Here are just a few of our favorites from the evening.
I thought the Christmas quilt top (not quilted yet) made a nice backdrop! Similarly, Auntie Nicole (who is having a baby in mid-March) looked so cute with her Goddaughter, Addison.
This last photo is just my absolute favorite one from Christmas Eve. Dominic was holding court, showing off all of his parlor tricks by naming letters and numbers. His Uncle Richard was holding up the letter “Y” while Uncle John was on-deck with the number “5”. Just out of the picture was cousin Jaxson and Uncle Billy. It was so nice seeing all five of them playing with the letters and numbers together. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Okay, just two more photos to share because they also just warm my heart!
Mikaela Jeanette (her middle name is for Sue’s mom!) has been writing her own book series so we thought a comic book kit/journal would encourage her. Her sister, Liliana, pictured behind her is also quite a talent. This last picture just makes me think of the song, “We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing . . .” Four generations in the house is a good thing and definitely a big part of our blessings.
Addison’s secret project for her upcoming birthday is nearly complete. I cannot share too many details, of course. Here is a shot of the pretty Minky fabric – isn’t that aqua/teal color just gorgeous? You can also see a shot of the random quilted stippling along with the purple binding fabric we chose.
At long last, the Quiet Book has seen some much-deserved attention. Just time for the assembly as the buttonholing/appliqué is all complete. Here I’m working on the straps, top-stitching them and adding some velcro.
Thank you to Patty’s at Elm Street Quilts and her linky party which opened on December 1st. We were finished with the monthly color block challenge for 2019 earlier this month. We needed a finish for the TGIFF linky party we hosted on December 19th and the quilt top was ready in the nick of time.
To-Do for the week of December 31st through January 6th:
- Decide on our January OMG project
- Wrap up the Quiet Book – we are SO close
- Start working on the January color block for 2020
Here is the linkup and just a few easy rules to follow:
- Share your post or Instagram photo in the linky tool (but don’t share a link to your own linky party or giveaway)
- Please point your readers back here with a text link or use the button from the right sidebar
- Please visit and comment on other participants’ messages as time allows
You will find the link-ups displayed on a separate screen. I hope you check them out and/or add your own link! One random link-up is going to win a special prize at the end of the linky party. The party closes on January 4th – our sweet Addison’s birthday. We’ll have her pick a winner somehow – or maybe Dominic will share his favorite number. All you have to do is link up a recent to-do list or finish post/photo to enter. We’ll share the winner’s name and prize next week.
If you’re going out tonight, please drink responsibility. Please make the last day of this decade and of 2019 a safe one. We look forward to starting the new year with you!
The Linky Parties we join can be found by clicking the link above or along the sidebar on our website for more quilting fun – check out what our friends are up to. Like/follow us on our Facebook page and you can share your photos of what you’re working on. We would love to see them!