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To-Do Tuesday: 3-25-14

Happy Tuesday!!

It may seem odd that I have my weekly To-Do list start on Tuesday. I actually chose Tuesday because I like alliterations. Seriously. Although, when Sunday evening comes around and I didn’t get as much done over the weekend as I hoped to, I’m always happy that I have “an extra day”. Weird, but it works for me!

Helping Mister with some auto work

Helping Mister with some auto work

Speaking of getting stuff done… I didn’t. Well, not as much as I hoped to. Our weeks are pretty interesting around here, with lots of errands to run and some recent automobile projects. I’ll be sewing along on a project, and when Mister calls out for help I come running to his aid. I love being able to help him out, so I don’t mind dropping what I’m doing to provide an assist. Which means that at any given moment during the day I could be up to my elbows in dirt/sawdust/grease or fabric/starch/thread. And most days I end up with a combination of thread and dirt all over my clothes!

March Sugar Block Club Ready to sew pinwheels and paper pieces

March Sugar Block Club
Ready to sew pinwheels and paper pieces

I did manage to finish week 8 and week 9 vintage quilt revival blocks, four total. I also got my Sugar Block Club March block pieces cut out and the the HST’s sewn. Now for this week’s list…

  • Finish up the March Sugar Block Club Block Done Mar 28th
  • Week 10 Vintage Quilt Revival Blocks Done Mar 29th
  • Make Skill Builder Chevron Star & Churn Dash Block Done Mar 30th
  • Finish embroidering blocks for secret quiltCompleted 2 and have 2 left to do
  • Continue working on the How-To/Tips page for the Brother PQ-1500S
  • Make February Bag of the Month
  • Make March Bag of the Month

Now it’s your turn! Write up your post and link up to this post using InLinkz linky below.

Rules:

  1. Link up your To-Do Tuesday blog post using the InLinkz linky (below). The link up is open all week!
  2. Try to visit at least one or two other blogs and leave a nice comment!
  3. Please feel free to grab the blog button to show that you’re participating in To-Do Tuesday!

That’s it! Now let’s get sewing… or whatever there is to do on your list!

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To-Do Tuesday: 3-18-14

Happy Day-After-St.-Patty’s-Day-I-Hope-The-Hangover-Isn’t-Too-Bad-Day! Also, it’s To-Do Tuesday… Already!!!

It seems like this last week just flew by for me. All of the days/weeks are like that lately. I only managed to get a couple of things accomplished, as we ended up spending our days running lots of errands and handling “life” stuff. However, I’m very pleased with what I managed to get done!

March Modern InstaBee Block with borders

March Modern InstaBee Block with borders

I managed to get my “copy” of the March Insta-Bee block done. I added borders to it, because it’s a 12.5″ unfinished block and February’s block was 15.5″ unfinished. I actually had to do the borders twice, because my math was 1/4″ off all the way around. Naturally. One of these days I’ll figure out the quilt maths without wanting to bang my head against the table.

Bye Bye Love Bag

I also completed one of the Bag of The Month Club bags I’ve had on my to-do list since the beginning of the To-Do list. I figured I could whip this puppy up in a day or two. Wrong. I always forget that the starching, ironing, cutting, and fusing interfacing always seems to take forever. Actually, it feels like that’s about 2/3rds of the work in bag-making. It took me two days to get that done (along with all the errand/life stuff), another day to sew, and yet another day to fix an error or two. But I am so pleased with the bag, I don’t even care that the majority of my sewing this week was all about the bag!

Here’s this week’s list… Which means pretty much moving lots of stuff from last week to this week:

  • Make Josh’s dentist appointment. (Don’t forget to arrange for orthodontist to remove wire before and replace after.)
  • Make Week 8 & Week 9 Vintage Quilt Revival Blocks Done Mar 22nd
  • Make March Sugar Block Club Block
  • Finish embroidering blocks for secret quilt
  • Write up How-To Make a Quilt for friend (if any of you know of a great blog tutorial for this, please leave it in the comments for me… no sense repeating the same thing!)Thank you to Quilt Paradigm for directing me to a beginner quilting series!
  • Write Sunday Stash Post Done Mar 22nd
  • Continue working on the How-To/Tips page for the Brother PQ-1500S
  • Make February Bag of the Month
  • Make March Bag of the Month

Now it’s your turn! Write up your post and link up to this post using InLinkz linky below.

Rules:

  1. Link up your To-Do Tuesday blog post using the InLinkz linky (below). The link up is open all week!
  2. Try to visit at least one or two other blogs and leave a nice comment!
  3. Please feel free to grab the blog button to show that you’re participating in To-Do Tuesday!

That’s it!  Now let’s get sewing… or whatever there is to do on your list!


To-Do Tuesday: 3-11-14

I can’t believe it’s another To-Do Tuesday!  Boy, the last seven days went by so fast!

A few things I managed to get done from last weeks list. Including a nice motorcycle ride!

A few things I managed to get done from last weeks list. Including a nice motorcycle ride!

I accomplished more than I expected to, but still had to move several things from last week to this week.  I won’t be blathering on this week, as I have been feeling a bit under the weather.  So, here’s my list and I look forward to reading about how your week went and what you have planned for this week!

  • Mail March Bee Block Done Mar 12th
  • Make my personal block for the March Bee Block Done Mar 11th
  • Call Black & Decker re: defective replacement iron Emailed them and arranged for replacement Mar 14th
  • Make Josh’s dentist appointment. (Don’t forget to arrange for orthodontist to remove wire before and replace after.)
  • Make Week 8 Vintage Quilt Revival Blocks
  • Make March Sugar Block Club Block
  • Finish embroidering blocks for secret quilt
  • Write up How-To Make a Quilt for friend (if any of you know of a great blog tutorial for this, please leave it in the comments for me… no sense repeating the same thing!)
  • Take pictures for, and write, Sunday Stash Post Only got the pictures done Mar 16th
  • Create a How-To/Tips page for the Brother PQ-1500S
  • Make January Bag of the Month Done Mar 16th
  • Make February Bag of the Month

Now it’s your turn! Write up your post and link up to this post using InLinkz linky below.

Rules:

  1. Link up your To-Do Tuesday blog post using the InLinkz linky (below). The link up is open all week!
  2. Try to visit at least one or two other blogs and leave a nice comment!
  3. Please feel free to grab the blog button to show that you’re participating in To-Do Tuesday!

That’s it!  Now let’s get sewing… or whatever there is to do on your list!

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To-Do Tuesday: 3-4-14

Yes, this is my fourth post in three days. Yes, I really do feel bad for spamming your feeds. No, I couldn’t wait a few days to post this because…. It’s To-Do Tuesday!!

I hope you all had a wonderful week and were able to do exactly what you wanted to do… Whether it was on your list or not!

Some of the blocks I finished this week!

Some of the blocks I finished this week!

I managed to cross everything off last week’s list and am officially caught up with all BOM’s and blog posts! There was a huge sigh of relief to be heard over here! Although, now that it’s March, I have to figure out when I’ll be catching up with the Bag of the Month Club… *sigh*

This week’s To-Do list will have all the items I want to get done in March, as well as this week. So I will most likely be moving some items to next week. I just don’t want to forget anything!

  • Quilt the Skill Builder Stitches block Done Mar 6th
  • Mail Thank You note/package Done Mar 5th
  • Make Week 7 Vintage Quilt Revival blocks Done Mar 7th
  • Make two of the March Bee Block (one for recipient & one for me)Got the block done for recipient. My block pieces are ready to be sewn together.
  • Finish making my block from the February Bee block Done Mar 8th
  • Make March Sugar Block Club Block
  • Finish embroidering blocks for secret quilt
  • Practice FMQ designs on paper at least three nights per week Still practicing every night, but met the weekly requirement I gave myself.
  • Write up How-To Make a Quilt for friend (if any of you know of a great blog tutorial for this, please leave it in the comments for me… no sense repeating the same thing!)
  • Create a better blog post schedule. Solution here is to not wait until Monday to write VQR posts. Need to have any “block finish” posts done by Thursday or Friday.
  • Write Sunday Stash Post Done Mar 9th
  • Create a How-To/Tips page for the Brother PQ-1500S
  • Make time to ride motorcycles with Mister this week (it’s not sewing/quilting related, but it is still important to us to make time for)Had a nice long ride on Mar 10th
  • Girl, get your hair did. Seriously. You’re two months overdue. (Make an appointment for Mister while you’re at it) Done Mar 10th.
  • Make January Bag of the Month
  • Make February Bag of the Month

Now it’s your turn! Write up your post and link up to this post using InLinkz linky below.

Rules:

  1. Link up your To-Do Tuesday blog post using the InLinkz linky (below). The link up is open all week!
  2. Try to visit at least one or two other blogs and leave a nice comment!
  3. Please feel free to grab the blog button to show that you’re participating in To-Do Tuesday!

That’s it!  Now let’s get sewing… or whatever there is to do on your list!

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