Weekly Goals and To-Do Tuesday #101

I’ll be linking up with To-Do Tuesday which is being hosted by Linda from Texas Quilt Gal and I’m late 😳

These past weeks have been busy and crazy with so much travelling and very little time with my machines. It started with my epic trip to Alberta for Clarke’s memorial service.

Then I travelled to the studio to work on a commission quilt and help K and D with some spring chores (moving tires out of the basement for a changeover, cleaning and meal prep, etc.).

DH called and I had to drop everything and come home. I did laundry and then packed our bags the next morning. We headed to Sandpoint, Idaho to visit his sister in law and her hubby. We hadn’t been there for three years of course, but had reasons to make this trip which I won’t go in to. While we were there we ventured out to a car show and managed a couple of hours before DH was tired.

We came home the day before DH had a doctors appointment, but having a break that was stress free was so much fun! Crossing the border back in to Canada had us a bit concerned because we had heard horror stories of people using the ArriveCan App but it was painless and setting up the app had only taken me a half hour.

Since we have been home it’s been doctors appointments for DH and meetings for me.

I am back at the studio to spend some time with K, D and my longarm this week. I have a commission and I had a squirrel attack arise that need to be dealt with 😉

Last To-Do list:

1. Keep working on my hand quilting and EPP projects. Made some progress on both projects, just need to update my photos.

2. Make the time to get my photos and post written for the Foodie Blog Hop. Done and posted! You can read about it here.

3. Pull my fabrics for Here Comes the Sun Blog Hop in June. Changed my mind for both project and fabric. Just need to get started. 😳

4. Start the new pattern test. Fabrics are all cut; just need some time to sew. 🤔

5. Get to work on a new commission due in 1 week 😳 Some progress.

6. Do not allow Samantha or any other squirrels distract me this week. 🐿😉🐿. Didn’t happen. I tore our apartment apart again to rework my sewing and storage space.

This week’s goals:

1. Keep working on my hand quilting and EPP projects.

2. Try to get my project for Here Comes The Sun progressing.

3. Keep working on my pattern test since everything is cut now.

4. Finish my commission. Just need to finish piecing the borders and get it quilted. 😳

5. Start a new commission with these sweet fabrics:

6. Finish making a baby quilt by the 9th. Fabrics are pulled, pressed and cut. 😳

7. Do not allow Samantha to distract me with any other projects this week. 🐿🤔

Stitchin’ Time

Kate from 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 not managed to keep to my goal of stitching every day and with the way this year has gone, I’m okay with that. I’m trying to kick start my sewing mojo with some great projects, reorganizing my sewing corner 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.

Starting with everything tidy and organized just might be the help I needed. 😉

  • January 31/31
  • February 28/28
  • March 26/31
  • April 6/30
  • this week 2/7
  • This month 12/29
  • Previous Total 101/120
  • Total: 103/149
  • Percentage = 69.13 %

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

Stash Report:

I like to link with Donna @ QuiltPaintCreate to keep track of fabric in and out of my stash.

  • Fabric previous balance: 76 Yards
  • Fabric Used: 6 yards
  • Fabric Bought: 8 yards
  • Balance in stash to use this year: 78 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

Quilting Gail is hosting her PHD in 2022 Challenge again this year. 😄

I do enjoy sharing some of your time when you read my posts and reply to each comment. 😄 Carol

Linking with:

Sunday Stash @ quiltpaintcreate

Frédérique @ Quilting Patchwork Applique

15 Minutes to Stitch @ Life in Pieces

To-Do Tuesday @ Texas Quilt Gal


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.

14 thoughts on “Weekly Goals and To-Do Tuesday #101

  1. I hope you have a quieter June so you can get some sewing in. Glad you got back through the border without issue, too. I’m wondering where Winnie and the rest of my squirrel party went – they could come back now. I could use some squirrely inspiration!

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    1. I can only hope Wendy, but it’s looking pretty hectic right now already. To top it off, I have squirrels chasing me right now and no time to indulge any of them. Maybe Winnie is hanging out with Samantha?


  2. You have had lots of distractions, I hope things calm down for you as you might just need some sewing thereapy. Nice to hear your border crossing worked out just fine. Good luck on your goals this week.

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  3. Hi Carol! That car show looks like a great diversion for a fun-filled day. I hope you are able to enjoy time with your friends and your longarm. Your sewing space being tidy will certain help you be more creative, I think. You can see all of your pretty fabrics and hear them calling to you. {{Hugs}} a bunch! ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Thank you Roseanne. It was nice to see the relatives and the car show. It’s been an experience at the studio this time but it will be nice to get home to a tidy sewing space. 😉


  4. So glad you got to escape and enjoy a car festival across the border. Sounds like the perfect prescription! Now, tell Samantha you are a bit behind and to go back to her nest for a bit…the time for squirrels will come! Good luck with your week.

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    1. Hi Kathleen. Hope you are starting to feel better. It was nice to have a fun escape. Sure hope Sam listens to your suggestion that she go back to her nest for a while longer 😉


  5. Wow, you’ve done a lot. Having a clean sewing room is always a good way to get motivated. Happy stitching this weekend and good luck with your weekly goals.

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  6. Haha on the squirrel distraction. When I get a wild hair I will spend the day whirling through my sewing room, and now I’m thinking of re-folding all my fabric. I find it strangely calming. Glad you had a nice little get-away to Idaho.
    Thank you for sharing with To Do Tuesday, and you’re not too late – you have until next Monday at 11:59 PM tee-hee!

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