Tuesday, November 30, 2021

To-Do Tuesday: November 30, 2021

It's To-Do Tuesday!!!  

How did you all make it through the holiday?  
Did you have a wonderful weekend?

To-Do Tuesday is a day we blog our weekly goals.  We post our goals on Texas Quilt Gal's blog and it's a great way to get some inspiration for your quilting.  Visit her here!

I am finally getting back into the swing of things after 6 weeks of caring for my mother.  Mom is doing better and still requires a lot of care but at least I don't have to do the split shifts now.  Now I get to do 6 weeks of cleaning and finish clearing the garden.  It's a bit daunting all the things that need to be done these days.

Last week's goals:  

Sew the ring onto the Danish Ribbons--done but not as I intended.  The rings were so heavy that I had some challenges getting them on.  I ended up ordering and receiving curtain rings with clips on and I like this look so much better!  In a week or so, I'll tie on the treats to the ribbon before I give them to the kids.

Finish the blocks for the twins' baby quilts.  Done!

The charms were from a pack called Nana Mae II.  I looked at a variety of layouts but most wasted too much of the charm pack fabric (a main reason I don't like charm packs).  I do love the prints though, so soft and baby-ish!

I also finished binding Christina's quilt.  It was scraps and partial blocks from a quilt I was working on but she loved it and altered the design and--her design was much easier!  I'm just glad to get it finished.  I'll photograph that once we have better light.

Next week's goals:

1-Sash the twins' quilts.

2-Cut the fabric for the next two baby quilts!  Hopefully I'll have enough time to start the piecing!

What are you working on?

Have a safe and pleasant day!

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving!

 I'm so grateful for all my blogging friends and wish you all a safe and happy holiday!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

To-Do-Tuesday: November 23, 2021

 Today is To-Do Tuesday and we share our goals for the coming week!  Hosted by Texas Quilt Gal,  visit her blog to be inspired by what our bloggers are doing! 

I only had one goal last week and that was to bind the Quilted Danish Ribbons I made for two of the children in my neighborhood.  Yeh!!! That is done!  

Next week's goals:

1-Sew the hanging ring on to the Danish Ribbons.  And...maybe some jingle bells as well 🔔

2-Finish the blocks for the twins' quilts.

That's it for me!  What are you working on?

Have a safe and happy day!

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

To-Do-Tuesday: November 16, 2021


To day is "To-Do-Tuesday" and we list our goals and share them at our hostess' website, Texas Quilt Gal!  Hit here for some inspiration!

I'm still caring for my Mom.  These days I do split shifts.  I'm up at her house at daybreak to do the morning shift and return every evening to do the bedtime routine.  My brother covers the afternoon shift.

Surprisingly, I got some sewing done last week.  I often sew when I'm stressed.  I got one set of blocks finished for one of the twin's baby quilts.  I also cut the fabric for the next set and will be able to assemble that soon.  

One of the surprise projects was this holiday gift which I'm making for two of the kids in my neighborhood.  We've always called them Danish Ribbons.  These are like an advent calendar.  In case you have young ones in your family and might need a surprise gift==I wrote about these extensively today on my Pennsylvania Piecemaker blog here.

So here is my big ol' to-do list which I'm keeping realistic and short:

1. Finish binding the Danish Ribbons.

Wishing you a safe and happy day!

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Mom is coming home today!

 Well it's been three weeks that Mom has been in the hospital but the good but brief news is that she comes home today!  

I'm not participating in the To-Do-Tuesday this week because there will be so much work caring for her and her dog that I doubt I will get in any sewing.

Thank you for all your prayers and good thoughts!

Have a safe and happy day!

Thursday, November 4, 2021

I Like Thursdays: November 4, 2021


It's time for our weekly, "I like Thursdays!" post.  Hosted by Lee Anna at Not Afraid of Color, bloggers post good things and positive energy into the internet!

I like my brother's warped sense of humor.  He's staying at my mother's house with her dog and on Trick or Treat night, he knew he couldn't be opening the door too much because Kerry would try to escape.  So he put a big pumpkin with sign on the front porch and let kids help themselves.  He even decorated the pumpkin 😂😂😂

I like that my husband has taken so much vacation time during this time of my mother's ongoing recover.  Unfortunately he had to go back to work and needs to travel again on Monday.  I sure have appreciated his assistance though and tell him that all the time.  Mom is doing a little better and getting more rehab.  She might be coming home on Monday or Tuesday.  The real work will begin then. I should be dreading it but the way I look at, the sooner she is home, the sooner we get this all taken care of and put behind us.  I expect our lives to be back to normal by Christmas (hopefully).

I like new sewing inspirations!  The news of Maggie and Katie's pregnancy has put a spring in my sewing step!  I was at Joann's last week and although I don't need anymore fabric, I bought this fabric because I thought it was so cute.  Forgive the photo, it's so dark when we get up!
I need to make an additional quilt for my neighbor who just became a grandma as well.  She knits but doesn't quilt but loves quilts so I'll make one for her new baby as well!

I like silk long underwear!  I can't bear to have my legs cold and the cold weather has finally arrived here in Pennsylvania.  The "silks" as we call them, really help to keep me walking Scout!

Have a safe and happy weekend!

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

To-Do-Tuesday: November 2, 2021

 It's "To-Do-Tuesday" and time to post my goals for the week!  Our hostess is Texas Gal and be sure to visit her for more inspiration from bloggers!s

Last week's goals:

Finish Rowan's Quilt and deliver it:  Done!

Attach binding to Christina's Quilt:  Done!

Photograph quilts for 2021:  Not done!  Actually I forgot but it's high on my list for this week!

Next week's goals:

Bind Christina's quilt.  It probably won't get done this week but I'd like to work on it some more at night (if I don't fall asleep in my chair).

Photograph 2021 quilts.

Work on ideas and measurements of my fabric for the baby quilts needed.

Have a safe and happy week!