ToDo Tuesday #120

I’ll be linking up with To-Do Tuesday which is being hosted by Linda from Texas Quilt Gal and making sure I go see what everyone else is planning for the upcoming week.

I’d like to wish each and everyone one of you and your families the best of the Holiday Season. May your days be filled with laughter, family, friends, great food and the opportunity to make wonderful new memories. 🎄☃️🤶🏻❄️

It’s been a week filled with activity, stitching and emotion. I was teaching at my Guild two days and planning a surprise birthday gathering to celebrate my DH’s 70th birthday.

Been getting my exercise shovelling that pretty white stuff at the Guild and home 😅

On Wednesday it would have been our Clarke’s 3rd birthday.

Last goals:

1. Keep working on my hand quilting, EPP projects and leader/ender projects. Some progress.

2. When I get back to the studio, if time allows, I need to quilt my version of A Roll of the Dice which is on the frame. No studio time yet, but I am heading there on Monday.

3. Finish my second Heading North quilt, designed by Sandra of MMM Quilts. Half of the blocks are finished.

Just need to put on the borders once I make the blocks I need to modify Sandra’s pattern since I have a specific sized quilt with these colours required for Christmas. 😉

4. Finish my project for Shades of Blue being hosted by Carla of Creatin’ in the Sticks. Ran in to an issue when I was cutting fabrics (quilt math can be a problem some days) so I am re-working my design and might need to scrap it and start over. 😳

5. Start on my project for I’m Kinda Sweet on You Blog Hop once I decide what to do. I had the perfect idea in the middle of the night, didn’t write a note and couldn’t remember it in the morning so I’m back to working on ideas. 😢

Hosted by Joan of Moosestash Quilting and there just might be an opening.😉

6. Do not allow Sam or any of her squirrel friends to distract me any more this week. 🐿💕🐿

This week’s goals:

1. Keep working on my hand quilting, EPP projects and leader/ender projects.

2. When I get back to the studio next week, if time allows, quilt my version of A Roll of the Dice which is on the frame.

3. Finish my second Heading North quilt, designed by Sandra of MMM Quilts.

4. Finish my project for Shades of Blue being hosted by Carla of Creatin’ in the Sticks.

5. Start on my project for I’m Kinda Sweet on You Blog Hop once I decide what to do.

6. Do not allow Sam or any of her squirrel friends to distract me at all 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 am allowing myself the guiltless days when real life was too busy, emotional or just trying. It’s been a year so far and it doesn’t seem as if life will allow me to get back to my peaceful days of fondling fabric, at least not quite yet.

  • January 31/31
  • February 28/28
  • March 26/31
  • April 6/30
  • May 13/31
  • June 25/30
  • July 28/31
  • August 24/31
  • September 17/30
  • October 11/31
  • November 13/30
  • December 17/17
  • this week 7/7
  • Previous Total 229/348 oops there’s a mistake in my math 😳
  • Total: 239/351
  • Percentage = 68.09 %

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: 28.75 Yards
  • Fabric Used: 3 yards
  • Fabric Bought: 0 yards
  • Balance in stash to use this year: 9.75 Yards. I’m so close 🤞🏻

* 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

PHD in 2022

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

Thank you for stopping by and reading my post. Your comments make my day and I do reply to each one. 😉 Carol

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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.

17 thoughts on “ToDo Tuesday #120

  1. I laughed out loud at you waking up in the middle of the night with an idea then forgetting it – I do that all the time! Awww I’m sure sweet little Clarke is on your mind, what cute photos. Glad you will have some studio time! Merry Christmas to you and your family, and thank you in advance for linking to To Do Tuesday!

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  2. I dislike it when I have brilliant ideas during my sleep and then can’t recall them when I wake! You’ve had lots going on this past week, as usual! Happy Birthday to your DH and enjoy the party planning. Hugs to you as you remember little Clarke.

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  3. Sorry to hear about your difficulty with the Shades of Blue project!!! Hopefully, it will all come together!
    Hope your drive to the studio is OK … the weather isn’t the best right now & it’s downright COLD!!!
    HUGS!!!

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  4. Hi Carol! Goodness, your week is so full. Sweet baby Clarke. She was taken from us too soon, and I know that it is heartbreaking to miss her birthday this year. I long to be able to take that pain from you and your family, or to be able to fix it somehow. So, was DH surprised for his birthday?? It’s fun to have a birthday near a holiday, and then not so much as it often gets lumped together. I hope your shoveling is lessened, your travel to D and quilting is safe, and most of all, that you have a very Merry Christmas!! {{Hugs}} a whole bunch! ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Thank you Roseanne. We do have memories to comfort us. DH was surprised. We have 6 December birthdays. The littles aren’t so fond of it. I arrived at the studio last night about 8:30 through some winter weather. Today has been catching up on chores but D is set now once I finish the shovelling here. (Only 14”) ☃️❄️⛄️🎄

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  5. Pretty blocks, and the next challenges look fun. Sorry about the missing idea, I’m sure the second one will be even better 😉 So happy for you to host TDT soon! I may link again next year, if my life really becomes less busy than now, as expected. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    Thank you for sharing and linking up 😉

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  6. Hopefully your idea will come back to you in a couple of days. I hate when I remember something at night, but then forget it again when I wake up. You had a really good week on the stitching front. Just 2 weeks left in the year. How did that happen?

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  7. Carol, your blog header is absolutely stunning!! How gorgeous is that setting!! I know it will be a tough Christmas for you all missing baby Clarke. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I love the teal with the Dresdens, but a shopping trip is always fun! LOL Your arcs are lovely for the wedding ring quilt. That’s another one on my bucket list! Thanks for linking up with Monday Musings. Enjoy your studio time! Merry Christmas.

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    1. Thank you Brenda. I think I made a choice for the Dresden and it’s not the teal (which didn’t photograph correctly). I’m home and tucked in for the next few days; avoiding the nasty weather. Merry Christmas to you all ❄️☃️🎄

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    1. Thank you Donna. Memories are a great comfort. This is my first Dresden Block quilt. I’ve made fans but never the complete Dresden. So much fun! Merry Christmas to you and yours. 🎄😉

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