To-Do Tuesday Linky #28 & Weekly Progress Update
Join us for the 28th linky party post and the 148th edition of the weekly to-do list. Thanks to everyone who linked up with us last week. “Contentment is a list with half of it crossed off,” wrote Gladys Taber.
May I just say I’m thankful to be back to work today?? Friday night with the littles, Saturday at the casino, Sunday recuperating and doing normal weekend stuff . . . and Monday with the littles. I am glad to rest up at work today!! HAHA – and those littles are so fabulous.
To-Do for the week of February 11th through 17th:
- Work on Pieces From the Past block #2 – √ done
- Start quilting Feb OMG – √ done
- Assess the t-shirts for a new project – √ done
Melva released the second block in the sew-along called Pieces From the Past on the 13th. Along with the block, Melva also shared the first letter sent to her grandparents right after the end of WW War II. This block is called The Lost Goslin as they waited for their son to return home. I hope you can take a moment to follow the link to read the letter. The food rationing is just amazing, and it makes me thankful that I didn’t live during those days.
This green/blue fabric is a nod to Project Runway where the latest episode featured tie-dyed fabrics.
No dilly-dallying allowed this month – February IS the shortest month of the year even when it’s a leap year and we’re given one extra day. I shared two quilting designs with Sue and she picked one. Not the one I expected! I practiced a bit on my acrylic board and then set about getting started. (Note to self: share that acrylic board post on Kathleen’s Tips & Tutorials on the 22nd!)
It seems no matter how much I practice a quilting design, I always seem to forget what I’m doing during the process. To help with that, I prop the design on my sewing machine so I remember what it’s supposed to look like. Chanting to myself “S” and backward “S” does help or thinking “ghosts” but I still manage to stitch a few blobs. Oh well. Get ‘er done.
On the left, the stack of acceptable t-shirts . . . on the right, the stack of leotards and hoodies that probably won’t make the cut. There are 28 t-shirts in an assortment of pretty colors from our great-niece, Sydney. She is graduating high school this year and a t-shirt quilt is in the planning stage. Much more about this later gator.
Thank you to Patty’s at Elm Street Quilts and her linky party which opened on the first. Quilting has started on this project that needs to be wrapped up.
To-Do for the week of February 18th through 24th:
- Finish the quilting and add the binding on OMG quilt
- Start cutting and determining the block size of the t-shirts
- Quilt blue table topper
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