To Do Tuesday #125 & My Weekly Recap

It’s been a busy week for me with Board meetings for my Guild and the Golf Course. That pretty much ties up 2 days with the resulting paperwork and chores. I did manage some stitching time on both of those days though 😃. I also had two days of quilting at the Guild where I’m teaching a brand new quilter the basics. Again I did manage some stitching time myself.

For two days I was also at the Guild doing some sorting, measuring and pricing fabrics, wool, notions and equipment for our Annual fundraiser at the end of April.

It has seemed like we have had rain and gloomy grey skies for weeks, but we finally have had a return to winter weather. I’ll take beautiful blue skies and -4 C. any time. It just picks up my spirits and chases the winter blues away. 😃

Last goals:

1. Keep working on my hand quilting, EPP projects and leader/ender projects. Samantha tried to steer me in the direction of a new hand work project, but I refrained for now.

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

3. Finish my second Heading North quilt, designed by Sandra of MMM Quilts. No progress.

4. Finish my post for Shades of Blue being hosted by Carla of Creatin’ in the Sticks. Done and scheduled to post! 😃

5. Finish my projects for I’m Kinda Sweet on You Blog Hop hosted by Joan from MooseStash Quilting. Almost done.😁

6. Keep working on my Dresden blocks and Double Wedding Ring quilt in between my other projects. My Dresdens are attached to the background; just need to decide on my center fabric now. I’ve made progress on the arcs for more blocks; just need to sew them to the background fabric once I find something that matches. Somehow the background fabric was misplaced or used for another project.😢

I really like this brown with golden highlights for the background.

7. Work on the last of the bindings that need to be stitched. Didn’t happen 😢

8. Start planning a new project for Little Green Apples Blog Hop hosted by Carol from Just Let Me Quilt. I have a plan and just need to pull fabrics and start playing! 😃

9. Do not allow Sam or any of her squirrel friends to distract me any more this week. 🐿💕🐿 Samantha was able to distract me this week again with another Project Quilting Challenge! 😉

This week’s goals:

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

2. When I get back to the studio make quilting my Roll of the Dice quilt the priority and get the binding put on. Should be able to make a trip at the end of the month. 😃

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

4. Finish my projects for I’m Kinda Sweet on You Blog Hop hosted by Joan from MooseStash Quilting.

5. Keep working on my Dresden blocks and Double Wedding Ring quilt in between my other projects. 😉

6. Work on the last binding that needs to be hand stitched.

7. Start working on my project for Little Green Apples Blog Hop hosted by Carol from Just Let Me Quilt.

8. Keep working on my RSC Challenge blocks.

I’m going to have sew much fun with these little Gnomes 😉

9. Work on my SAHRR border once it is posted. This is one of my favourite QALs of the year and I enjoy working along with Quilting Gail and all of our quilty friends each week.

10. 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, and have my week set as Sunday to.

  • January 14/14
  • this week 7/7
  • Previous Total 14/14
  • Total: 21/21
  • Percentage = 100 % I am so much happier this year since I seem to have my sewjo back!

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 Used: 0 yards
  • Fabric Purchased this week: 0 yards
  • Fabric Previous Balance: 100 yards
  • Balance in stash to use this year: 94 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 reasonable to keep working from stash. I have reduced my stash these past few years and really only purchase fabric if I need it for a particular project. 😉

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

Had to copy this from Quilting Gail’s blog. I still haven’t succumbed.😉

PHD in 2022

Quilting Gail is hosting her PHD in 2023 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.

30 thoughts on “To Do Tuesday #125 & My Weekly Recap

  1. Hi Carol! You’ve had another very productive week! That’s quite a bit of goodies you got ready for the upcoming guild sale. I look forward to seeing what you do with the spool prompt! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. You did quite a lot this week! Glad you were able to do the guild and board work, in addition to listening to Samantha. Avoiding squirrels is hard with PQ sending out the tempting challenges. I hope we get your blue skies soon, we are missing it, another snowy/rainy day here, and more later this week.

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    1. Hi Kathleen. It was a good week last week. Isn’t PQ a fun challenge? Now it’s time to do the SAHRR, too! It is a joy to have it snowing. There’s almost always bits of blue sky even when it is. I hope you get the blue skies back soon. 🤗


  3. You did pretty well with your to do list. I like your center block for the SAHRR. Really looking forward to seeing what everyone does for their first border. I’ve got mine worked out, not to get it sewn! Happy stitching this week.

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    1. Thank you Kathryn. I really enjoy being at my Guild for any reason but doing prep work for our fundraiser is especially rewarding. Our next renovation project will have to be replacing the flooring and we are looking at $20,000 in these crazy inflated times. When we are doing the sorting, I lock Sam away in a corner of my mind because the treasures in those boxes and bins would have her chattering away! 😉

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    1. Thank you Deb. Aren’t the Gnomes just too much fun? I’m stitching the outline by machine and then doing the nose, shoes and around the beard by hand. It’ll be fun to use them as my RSC this year. Just heading out to take DH to his doctor appointment. It’s snowing again here in my part of BC, but only lightly. Much nicer than the rain and gray skies. 😉


  4. Gosh, you seem to be doing so well in all areas! Those gnomes are the cutest on those blocks. I look forward to seeing more develop. I don’t like -4 C or F, or K! LOL Even with sunshine, but I suppose we get used to what we have. If I had a fireplace and didn’t have to go out … maybe.

    You’re doing great work for the guild. Hope they appreciate you!

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    1. Thank you Susan. I love those Gnomes! Best Accuquilt die ever! The -4c isn’t so bad. It’s much better than the weeks of rain spoiling our winter snowfall 😉. I do wish I had a fireplace though. Hope you are doing well and managing to make some time for fabric fun, my friend. 🤗


  5. Looks like it was a pretty productive week. Lots of various projects, too. I’m laughing at your meme about bragging on no fabric purchases yet this year. I do keep track of how much I buy and use, with the goal of using more than I buy of course (can’t seem to get there!). I had this immediate goal of starting the year out with a bang. Um well, I did…just not in the right direction. I don’t think I made it a week into the New Year. Sigh! LOL

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    1. Hi Cheree. Thank you I did have a good week in spite of real life interfering. Isn’t the Meme about the fabric great? I had to borrow it from Quilting Gail. I did manage last year to lighten my stash by 100 yards so hope to do it again this year. If I made as many quilts as you do I’d be adding to my stash, too! 😉

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  6. I wish I could attend your guild’s big sale. OOPS, did I say that? No of course I don’t want to buy more fabric yet. Of course not. Looks like you’ve done a great job of keeping on task. I’m curious about where your studio is. I can’t imagine not heading downstairs to mine whenever I want. Get in the car and drive. Yuck. Every rainy day I’d find a reason to stay home. Hope this weeks is treating you very well.

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    1. Hi Bonnie our fundraiser is always fun with fabric, notions, wool, equipment, garden plants and an incredible tea room. I live just outside of Winlaw, BC and my studio is at my best friends house in Oyama,BC in the Okanagan Valley, not far from Kelowna. It’s about 5 hours drive with a short ferry ride. I usually enjoy the trip, but have to be able to go for a few days to make it worthwhile going. I do wish it was closer but we live in the perfect location for My DH. Hope your week is full of fabric fun. 🤗


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