Category Archives: To-Do Tuesday

To-Do Tuesday 1-16-18 | Finished Commission

Hello and Happy Tuesday, friends! Another week has gone by and I finished the commissioned order that was on my To-Do list. I was rather slow to get back into the swing of things, as these three bag sets took me four days to make! These were fun to make as I had never seen two of the prints my customer chose. The first bag is made from an Alexander Henry print called Los Tres Reyes. I loved all of the many different scenes on this print!

Stitch ALL The Things | Los Tres Reyes Project Bag

The second bag was made out of a Michael Miller print, Turkey Bowl. I am not a huge fan of football, but I couldn’t help fall in love with the football turkeys amidst the thanksgiving turkeys. So cute!

Stitch ALL The Things | Turkey Bowl Project Bag

The third bag is a print I’ve used before, but we chose a different candy can striped print for the binding. Super cute!

Stitch ALL The Things | Seasons Greetings Project Bag

After finishing the bags, we had a rather busy weekend. My husband purchased a new car (he’d been debating on whether to get it for months), and I went through my cross stitching supplies and destashed some items. I organized the rest of my cross stitching stuff, and put all of my beads into an organizer. After finishing up the rest of my craft room cleaning and organization, I’m finally feeling ready to figure out what I’d like to accomplish this year. I’m only a couple of weeks late! I’ll have to delay the process for a day though, as I’ve got to report for Jury Duty today (Tuesday).

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Come up with 2018 plans
  • Finish Friday post

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To-Do Tuesday 1-2-18 | Happy New Year!

Hello and Happy New Year, friends! I hope you had a wonderful holiday over the past two weeks. I very much enjoyed having all of my children home with me, and even remembered to take a family picture when they were here. (I’m terrible at taking photos… I’m always so busy and I forget.)

Stitch ALL The Things | My Family

I haven’t had time to think about plans for 2018. I am still so busy in my mind with trying to finish off projects for 2017. I almost finished Josh’s quilt in time for Christmas, but not quite. I didn’t have time to bind it, so I will be doing that today. Josh comes home on Saturday, so I have time to hand stitch the binding down this week. I spent New Years weekend organizing my DMC floss, and I am sure I don’t have to buy floss for a couple of hundred years. I still have more organizing to do for my cross stitching and am not sure if I can get to that this week. I am putting it on my to-do list just in case I have some time.

Stitch ALL The Things | DMC Floss Storage

I’m still feeling jacked up from how busy my 2017 turned out to be. I feel like I spent the entire year rushing to meet deadines, and the holiday season was no exception. I’ve been forcing myself to have rest days with the Mister, but I told him my mind is still whirling at 500 miles per hour. I’m hoping that by next week I will feel a bit more settled and can focus on 2018 plans. I have one final order to complete that I committed to doing back in November, but that is my final commission. I’ve taken down my order form and posted on several social media accounts that I am no longer accepting orders. My stress levels were just so high this past year, and I do not want to spend another year like that. I think we’re supposed to pick a word to represent the year, and I have two for 2018: No and Breathe. Hopefully those will work for me in 2018!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Bind Josh’s Quilt.
  • Post some stash for sale on eBay and Stash Unload.
  • Organize Stitching patterns and kits.

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To-Do Tuesday 12-19-17 | Happy Holidaze

Hello, friends and Happy Tuesday! I have been busy working on the Surf Song quilt and have not done much else but focus on that since last week. I had to take a few hours on Saturday to write my menu and grocery lists for Christmas and the Mister has gone shopping for us to purchase all of the needed items so I could continue working. I also had to make some more of the Christmas Cookie Bark recipe as everyone here gobbled up the small amount I had left after sending off packages to family members the week prior. Thankfully it’s a VERY easy recipe to whip up!

Stitch ALL The Things | Surf Song Progress

I’m a little over 75% of the way done assembling the Surf Song quilt top. It will not be finished by Christmas. I was hoping to get at least the top done so I could wrap that as a gift, but I may be able to even get it quilted. I won’t have the binding on it by Christmas, but at least now I know it will be put together enough to wrap as a present for Josh.

This is going to be my last To-Do Tuesday post for 2017. I’ve decided that I won’t be posting next week, as I will have all of my kids here for Christmas and will be very focused on them. Since I normally write posts on Monday evenings, I definitely won’t have time for that on Christmas day. My next link up post will be January 2nd. So I will take the opportunity now to wish you Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and a very Happy New Year!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Work on Surf Song quilt as much as I can
  • Celebrate Christmas!

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To Do Tuesday 12-12-17 | Merry ☠mas

Hello and Happy Tuesday, friends! Is anyone else feeling the holiday crunch? I know I am! My list for last week had secret sewing (done!), baking (done!), and mailing all packages off by Saturday (DONE!!!!). It was quite a week, but I managed to get it all done and packages assembled and mailed off by Saturday, thanks to my family. I figured the post office would be packed on Saturday and when we arrived the parking lot was full. But when I walked into the service lobby, there was no line! I walked right up to the counter. What a treat! I also wrapped everyone’s presents this weekend and did my monthly checkbook balancing and payed bills. That’s a jam-packed weekend if you ask me!

Stitch ALL The Things | Merry Xmas Prairie Moon

I did finish stitching Prairie Moon’s Merry ☠mas. I absolutely loved stitching this chart. I had someone offer to trade me their Stitch Night at The Crypt Club chart for this one, and I happily agreed since I don’t have that chart. I can’t wait for it to arrive!

Stitch ALL The Things | Bargello strips

I did start sewing the strips together for the bargello quilt. I have 12 days to get this quilt finished, so I need to kick it in high gear. I hope to have the top assembled by this coming weekend, baste it over the weekend, and then quilt it next week. We’ll see how that goes. This quilt is my sole focus over the next 12 days.

I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season and that your plans are going smoothly!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Finish Bargello quilt top, baste quilt sandwich

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