Weekly To-Do List #32 – Almost Thanksgiving
This is our 32nd edition of our weekly to-do list. Want to join in? Tuesday’s link party can be found on Christine’s Stitch All the Things website. ~smile~
To-Do Tuesday for the week November 13th through 19th:
- Sew block #20 in the Grandma’s Kitchen QAL – √ done
- Continue quilting GG’s animal quilt – √ done
- Get back to work on Evening Star before November slips away – √ done
- Finish the appliqué on the lantern – √ done
Lovely Dishes is block #20 in the Pat Sloan Grandma’s Kitchen quilt along. I wasn’t sure if we were going to continue to the end, but this block is dedicated to Nancy Zieman. How can I not make the block that inspired so many people to sew and quilt? I am shocked at how quickly she went downhill. I hope that is a relief to her family that she was able to spend her time doing what she loved until very near the end. Who could ask for more?! In lieu of cards and flowers, the Zieman family suggests donations be made in Nancy’s name to Wisconsin Public Television (https://wptschedule.org/Donate/) or to Hillside Hospice in Beaver Dam, Wis. (https://bdch.com/how-you-can-help). Without further adieu, here is our block to honor Nancy. I am thinking of adding a small NZ initials somewhere on the block . . . what do you think?
Last week I got a few lines quilted so that I could actually say the quilting commenced. This week I got serious and pulled out the quilting gloves. I also learned that you cannot answer an iPhone text or phone call with quilting gloves on. Why not, I do wonder but that’s how it went down. I decided that one straight diagonal pass was enough rather than a crosshatch design. Binding will be added and this puppy/animal quilt will be ready for Dominic and great-grandmother Jeanette.
Evening Star has been neglected for a good four weeks. First, due to a material shortage; and secondly, because I got involved with other things. I happily sat down to work on it one evening after work, an I promptly put the stars on upside down. Not just once but twice – time to get the ripper out. I gave up then since that didn’t bode well. Amazingly, this block did get finished.
The Lantern is block #10 in the I Wish You A Merry quilt-along. It is a combination of piecing and appliqué and I was able to complete the appliquéd pieces this week. I forgot that I do, indeed, enjoying appliquéing when I have the time and don’t feel rushed. How about you – what do you prefer?
Dominic’s Christmas stocking is all quilted and sewn back together. Sue did a special cross stitch piece by Joan Walsh Anglund of a praying little boy with a present.
We also continued on ANOTHER project that has been off my radar. It is a Snowman table runner for the Runner Aways Club. It has many wonky appliquéd blocks, and this is one of the cutters that got worked on over the weekend:
November OMG Goal:
- Complete the Evening Star quilt top – all 20 blocks sewn together
To-Do November 20th through 26th:
- Enjoy family and friends on Thanksgiving
- Babysit Dominic (as much as we can!)
- Sew block #21 in the Grandma’s Kitchen QAL – maybe or maybe not?!
- Evening Star has to be wrapped up this week!!
- Appliqué outer border for January table runner
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