To-Do Tuesday Linky #54 & Weekly Progress Update
Join us for the 54th linky party post and the 174th weekly to-do list. Thanks to everyone who linked up with us last week. Gladys Taber wrote, “Contentment is a list with half of it crossed off.”
To-Do for the week of August 11th through 17th:
- Continue quilting the big boy truck quilt – √ done
- Pieces From the Past block – √ done
- Continue on the snowman runner – FAIL
- ** Don’t forget the red/white/blue runner
Dominic’s big boy truck quilt has been giving me fits as I attempt to quilt it. It is large so there have been many wrestling matches – I’ve won ALL of those. Just as I neared the half-way point I discovered a spot that wasn’t buttonholed. What?? How did that happen?? After I calmed down, Miss Logical Sue suggested picking out the quilting, pulling back the batting and backing, and then buttonholing the impacted area. Don’t you just hate it when someone you love has such good ideas AND they dismiss the whole annoyingness of the situation?! It would be much better to just sit and pout for a week and put the offending project in the closet to become a UFO for years and years. Not gonna happen! It is for a sweet boy, after all.
This is the same darn picture as last week because I forgot to take pictures of the offending non-buttonholed area. You’ll just have to trust me!
What?! The Russian Sunflower alternate block is complete and I am pretty darn happy about it. That’s about all the sewing that was done all week after the above fiasco but it’s better than nothing. All the glorious details were shared yesterday along with a link to Melva’s website to see more pretties!
What snowman runner are we talking about, anyway?! What day is it – why am I back in the office instead of working from home?? AND why is it so ungodly crazy busy at work?? I have forgotten how hectic the start of the school year is pre-pandemic. Couple it with the virus and it is triple the normal nutso times. This two shall pass and I will live to see September. However, the may not be any sewing (except #1 – sweet boy Dominic’s birthday IS September 2nd). Lest you have forgotten as well, the snowman runner still looks like this photo!
***Note – the red/white/blue pieces are just hanging out on the design wall. Should I have some free time . . . yeah, not gonna happen.
Thank you to Patty’s at Elm Street Quilts and her monthly linky party. As mentioned above, Dominic’s big boy bed quilt is going to be our focus. This is one OMG project that is going to be complete come H or high water. If I have to be sick – cough, cough – a few days . . . it is going to be quilted and bound.
To-Do for the week of August 18th through 24th:
- Live through the week – teachers come IN THE BUILDING on the 24th (WHY????)
- Sew something if at all possible
- Remember you have a truck quilt to finish by the 31st!
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- Share your post or Instagram photo in the linky tool
- Don’t share a link to your own linky party or promotion for your newest pattern release – I didn’t think I’d have to say this but apparently, I do
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- Also, please visit and comment on other participants’ messages as time allows
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