To-Do Tuesday Linky #56 & Weekly Progress Update
Join us for the 56th linky party post and the 176th weekly to-do list. Gladys Taber wrote, “Contentment is a list with half of it crossed off.”
To-Do for the week of August 25th through 31st:
- Watch Super Bowl 31 – √ done
- Finish Dominic’s big boy quilt – √ done
- Whatever we want! – √ done
Apparently, I underestimated the knowledge base of my blog reading audience. The 2021 Super Bowl, if it’s held in January/February, is #55. Super Bowl #31 was held in 1996 with the Green Bay Packers beating the NE Patriots. Brett Favre and his teammates at their best. I neglected to mention that it was a replay of that game, in a desperate attempt by our local NBC station to attract viewers, in my goal setting post last week.
Sue’s sister spent the evening with us and we enjoyed every minute of it. Enjoying a fish fry, spending priceless moments trying to wear out the two oldest littles, and partaking of some wine happened before we all hit the sack. To bring this full circle, I’ve added a picture of an ornament in the making (that still isn’t complete) in GB colors and a shot of a younger Packer fan in his Elmo slippers taken in 2018.
An August OMG finish?! Was that even possible after the back-in-the-office month I’ve had? If you read yesterday’s post (A Big Boy Bed Truck Quilt Finished), you know that is was indeed an option and that it happened right under the wire. Since Dominic’s birthday is tomorrow, we may yet get a picture of the quilt with its new owner when we partay on Friday! I wanted to share a closeup of the extra buttonholing required on the green piece.
We did work in the sewing room on Saturday in “Operation Clear the Chair” as Sue called it. We have an upholstered chair in the sewing room that ends up being the dropping grounds for everything fabric. On the chair is the to-be-quilted projects, new fabrics as they arrive (to be properly admired), etc. Apparently, Sue thinks it is getting to be too messy. I acquiesced and started quilting a birthday gift for her mom. We needed it finished right away as a gift since she turned 85 the very next day. We did an impromptu immediate family party for her with brownies and coffee. While we forgot to get a photo of her with her table runner, we did manage to get a Happy Birthday GG photo instead.
Thank you to Patty’s at Elm Street Quilts and her monthly linky party. We eeked out our August OMG project finish and shared all the details on Monday. Check it out for the details on Dominic’s big boy bed truck quilt. We’ll share our September goal and project tomorrow.
To-Do for the week of September 1st through 7th:
- Celebrate Dominic’s 3rd birthday!!
- Celebrate Labor Day on the 7th – a day off work!
- Pieces From the Past – Indian Star block
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I will do my best to visit your posts this week! You will find the link-ups displayed on a separate screen. I hope you check them out and/or add your own link! I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone else has made this week and hopefully finding some inspiration.
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