Weekly Goals and To-Do Tuesday #78

I’ll be linking up with To-Do Tuesday which is now hosted by Texas Quilt Gal! I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone else is working on or have finished and can’t believe I missed posting last week. I had to go help a friend who was having surgery, but also managed a couple of days with my longarm. Add our Canadian Thanksgiving and my 65th birthday to the mix and it’s not hard to figure out how my days got lost. 😉

Last To-Do list:

1. Keep progressing my scrappy leader – ender project. A bit of progress!

2. Play with the pile of orphan blocks to see if I can make some progress including them in projects. I love jigsaw puzzles so this was fun! I think I have some layouts figured out. 😉

3. Keep working on my projects for the next 3 blog hops.

4. Continue to enjoy hand stitching my EPP Project(s). A few more hexies finished.

5. Finish deciding on a pattern to use to clean out some of the strips in my scrap bins. Pattern is chosen but I haven’t had time to start.

6. Continue prepping the second box of tshirts which I received in the mail, for a memory quilt. At this rate, Shawn’s quilt will need to be king sized and double sided/reversible or even 2 quilts! Every single tshirts is cut and ready for interfacing to be applied. I counted over 130 pieces to choose from. 😳

7. Decide on the date for my next trip to the studio. My friend needs me there for her surgery Oct. 12th. My birthday (65) is the 15th. My son, daughter and their families really want us to go to Alberta to celebrate. With DH and I having underlying health issues it’s wise not to go even though we are vaccinated. Then my son suggested they would come to us. With our tiny apartment that could be interesting. 😉 I was in Oyama for 6 days. The surgery was a success, recovery went well and I made it home the day before my birthday. None of the kids could make it here, so DH and I had a quiet day and put up our carport for the winter since I drove through snow coming home! While I was at the studio I managed to quilt two more UFO’s.

8. Try to avoid those busy little squirrels that are running around my sewing table with so many wonderful ideas. 🐿🐿🐿 The little darlings got me again when I volunteered to do a couple of pattern tests for a wonderful designer I admire and also my pet squirrel, Samantha volunteered me for a fun new Blog Hop! 🐿😄🐿

This week’s goals:

1. Continue with my scrappy leader/ender project.

2. Finish getting those orphan blocks in a layout and get the last blocks I need sewn.

3. Get four Blog Hop Projects made and blog posts written.

4. Keep sewing my pieces for my EPP projects.

5. Sort my scrappy strips to get ready to start on my next scrappy quilt top.

6. Get the interfacing on the tshirt pieces after I decide which ones to use in the layout and get everything squared up.

7. Get the two quilts squared up and put the binding on.

8. Get the two pattern tests finished.

9. Do better at avoiding the squirrels for at least a couple of weeks. 🐿

Now that I am looking at this list, I think I am crazy!

Stitchin’ Time

I’m trying for at least 15 minutes a day, but also want to at least spend 15 minutes tidying up and dealing with scraps.

  • Previous time – 261/283
  • This 2 week period– 5/14
  • Year To Date – 266/297

To see how our blogging friends are doing check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces

Stash Report:

  • Fabric previous balance: 15 Yards
  • Fabric Used: 0 yards
  • Fabric Bought: 0 yards
  • Balance in stash: 15 Yards

* my goal is to lessen my stash by 100 yards. 😅

* any fabric used from the scrap bins, was gifted or a prize; doesn’t count as stash

Gail at Quilting Gail created and hosts the PHD in 2021 to keep us finishing those UFOS.

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Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

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