I’ll be linking up with To-Do Tuesday which is being hosted by Linda from Texas Quilt Gal. This is my 100th ToDo post. I started writing them when Roseanne and Sue from Home Sewn By Us was hosting it. I can’t believe my last link up was April 17th. So much has happened since then, but very little was in the quilting department. Instead real life took precedence.
I have been to the studio to spend some time with K and D, but was busy and didn’t have any time with my long arm. I’ll just remind myself that it will be there in a week or so when I hope to get back.
I was crazy busy getting ready for my Guild’s fundraiser. It was a beautiful day, and we managed to raise almost $8,000.00 in 4 hours of seeing smiling happy faces.
I left a few days later after I had recovered from the worst of a nasty cold. With highway closures and road construction and having to take the long way around, I made it to my daughter’s place at 2:30 in the morning.
After 3 hours of sleep, it was time to re-load the car and head to Grand Prairie. It was only 8 1/2 hours drive this time! I had forgotten how flat the northern part of Alberta is.
We had a lovely 2 bedroom apartment to stay in so managed to get a good night’s sleep. The next day was time for Clarke’s Memorial Service which was lovely and so hard at the same time.
After the service we headed to Ryan and April’s place to spend some time together. It was a joy to spend time with 2 of my kids, their spouses and so many of the grandkids and great grandkids.
Then I managed to get a fuzzy photo with my oldest son and my daughter.
All of my immediate family that were present gathered to get a four generations photo. It makes me feel old to have this many progeny around! 😉
The next day we headed back to my daughter’s place and then I had two days to help her get a few things organized before she has her knee replacement surgery.
Then it was time for the 16 1/2 hour drive back home. Once home, it was so nice to get a hug from DH and sleep in my own bed! 😉
Since I’ve been home I’ve been busy cleaning, rearranging furniture, grocery shopping and then having to go back to town for some of DH’s meds. Still no sewing has happened, but tomorrow is a new day.
Last To-Do list:
1. Keep working on my hand quilting and EPP projects. Made some progress on both projects.
Finish my Wonderful World of Color Blog Hop post with better photos now that our weather has cleared up again. Done and published.
Start cutting and piecing fabrics for a new pattern test now that I have decided on fabrics.
4. Finish my next Blog Hop project for May being hosted by Carla from Creatin in the Sticks, get some photos and write my post.
5. Check to see if my plan for my project for the Here Comes the Sun Blog Hop being hosted by Carol from Just Let Me Quilt will work.
6. Keep working with the other Board Members of our Guild to have everything in order for our fundraiser on the 24th.
7. Keep working on re-organizing my sewing space to see if I can get a better working arrangement.
8. Do not allow any squirrels to distract me this week. 🐿
This week’s goals:
1. Keep working on my hand quilting and EPP projects.
2. Make the time to get my photos and post written for the Foodie Blog Hop.
3. Pull my fabrics for Here Comes the Sun Blog Hop in June.
4. Start the new pattern test.
5. Get to work on a new commission due in 3 weeks 😳
6. Do not allow Samantha or any other squirrels distract me this week. 🐿😉🐿
Kate from Kates Life in Pieces hosts a weekly linky party to help us keep to our goals of stitching every day.
I’m trying for at least 30 minutes a day this year, but also want to at least spend 30 minutes a week tidying up and dealing with scraps.
Since my last To-Do List I have managed to keep to my goal of stitching every day and even got to play with my machine this week, and even emptied the 3 units I keep my less than a yard pieces of fabric in to re-fold and re-sort the colour families since they had really gotten messed up lately. I’ve also been busy putting in 4-8 hours most days working at the Guild to be ready for our fundraiser next weekend.
- January 31/31
- February 28/28
- March 26/31
- April 6/30
- this week 1/7
- This month 1/8
- Total: 92/127
- Percentage = 73.4 %
To see how our blogging friends are doing check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces
I like to link with Donna @ Quilt Paint Create to keep track of fabric in and out of my stash.
- Fabric previous balance: 76 Yards
- Fabric Used: 0. yards
- Fabric Bought: 0 yards
- Balance in stash to use this year: 76 Yards
* my goal is to lessen my stash by 100 yards this year. I haven’t managed to actually figure out how much fabric I really have in my stash so it just seems to be reasonable to set a goal to continue working from my stash.
* any fabric used from the scrap bins, was gifted or a prize; doesn’t count as stash
I do enjoy sharing some of your time when you read my posts and reply to each comment. 😄 Carol
Sunday Stash @ quiltpaintcreate
Oh Scrap @ Quilting is more fun than Housework
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15 Minutes to Stitch @ Life in Pieces
To-Do Tuesday @ Texas Quilt Gal