To-Do Tuesday #72 and Weekly List Update
Join us today for the 72nd linky party post and the 192nd weekly To-Do Tuesday list and update. We had 27 friends link up last week! Gladys Taber wrote, “Contentment is a list with half of it crossed off.” Just one more linky parties for us to host in 2020 – can you believe that?! Please enjoy a safe and very Happy Holiday season – Merry Christmas from the bottom of our hearts.
To-Do December 15th through 21st:
- Make some Christmas cookies and possibly fudge – √ Done
- Sew the Corner Star block for Pieces From the Past SAL – √ Done
- Start thinking about the Stay-At-Home-Round-Robin – √ Done
- That’s it – that’s all I’ve got for this week – √ Done
Baking Christmas cookies and making fudge are necessary evils around this time of year. Although, I don’t think of it as an evil necessity – I greatly enjoy both activities. I also like to try new recipes – usually, our Christmas Eve partygoers are automatic
guinea pigs taste testers. This year, Sue’s Mom will have to be the official test tester for the Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut cookies I whipped up on Saturday. They are pretty darn tasty and definitely a make-again sometime soon, in my estimation. Oh yeah, the fudge has to wait until this week because I didn’t have any whipping cream in the house.
Keeping up with Melva’s Pieces From the Past sew-along has been relatively easy. She has a nice pace going with blocks being released every three weeks or so. This is the sixteenth block (out of twenty) and we dove headfirst into the deep purple realm for this block.
I took a few liberties when making this block which was designed to be paper pieced. I tried to PP the first star and couldn’t remember how to do it exactly, guessed, and messed it up royally. Being the good friend she is, Sue spent the next 30 minutes or more helping me figure out how to make a 2.5″ x 3.5″ “flying geese” block. Of course, that size doesn’t exist for good reason but our facsimile passes inspection unless you look too closely. So don’t! Also, I believe the nine-patch in the center is supposed to be the reverse but oh well. Oops! This block is called Corner Star.
Stay-At-Home Round Robin (SAHRR)! What is that and when does it start . . . is that what you’re wondering?!! We are joining up with six of our quilter blogging friends to host a SAHRR starting in January, 2021. Typically, a round robin involves sending your piece off to friends for them to add the next ’round’. Eventually, after all the rounds, the piece would make it back to you nearly complete. In this COVID-era round robin, all the rounds are sewn and chosen by you. Want to get an early start? Chose a block that you’d like featured in your quilt. It can be any block you like/love – you’ll be adding seven ’rounds’ to feature or highlight it. No picture for this yet!
Even though my sewing mojo seems to have waned a bit, I did get a bit of the 4-Patch Plus pieces together. That also involved getting the Herringbone runner pieces into rows and off the design wall. No batik baby quilt ruler work was tackled, though. I guess I still have to gird my loins a bit longer before addressing that OMG project.
This month, we will be working on the light-blue batik baby quilt. The backing has been found, layering is complete, and quilting has sort of commenced. We did link up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts earlier this month and we thank her for the linky party and inspiration.
To-Do December 22nd through 28th:
- Seriously, finish the light-blue baby quilt ruler work
- Sew the Herringbone runner into a finished top (layer & quilt??)
- Advance the 4-Patch Plus quilt – it is a 4th quarter goal
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