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To-Do Tuesday: 2-25-14

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Another To-Do Tuesday is upon us! Thank you to all of you who linked up last week!  I enjoyed reading the projects you had planned.  How did it go?  Were you able to tackle a project or two? Or even your whole list?

This week was okay for me.  One of you mentioned that my list was ambitious.  I think that was actually an understatement!  I was able to get most of my list done, but not the whole thing.  Most of the week was spent catching up on my Vintage Quilt Revival blocks. I ended up re-doing one block, twice. I also put the borders on all of the blocks completed so far and trimmed them up to correct size.  That last part was NOT on my To-Do list, and I spent an entire day doing that rather than focusing on projects on my list.

These 3.5" blocks took longer to make than I anticipated.

These 3.5″ blocks took longer to make than I anticipated.

I started my Stitches block for the 2014 Skill Builder BOM block today.  It was a lot more labor intensive than I anticipated.  I had hoped to finish the entire block today, but I only got 1/3 of it completed!  I might have been able to finish it this week had I not done extra work on the Vintage blocks, but I don’t regret that decision.  I remind myself that these lists are simply a way to have noted all of the current work I have to do, so as not to get overwhelmed.  If I have to rearrange or move them around, that’s okay… so long as I don’t keep putting them off on purpose.  I like to get to the end of the week with the whole list crossed off, but that’s not always going to happen.  Especially when I underestimate the time it takes to complete projects! (ALL. THE. TIME.)

1/3rd of the Stitches block  is finished! (sorry for the blurry pic)

1/3rd of the Stitches block is finished!
(sorry for the blurry pic)

Okay, enough blathering, let’s get on with the list for this week!

  • Finish Skillbuilder BOM 2014 Block #3 “Stitches” Done Feb 26th
  • Quilt Skillbuilder BOM 2014 “Ruler” and “Spools” blocks Done Mar 1st
  • Make Week 6 Vintage Quilt Revival blocks Done Mar 2nd
  • Write up Sugar Block Club blog post Done Mar 2nd
  • Write up the March 2nd Sunday Stash post Done Mar 1st
  • Make January Bag of the Month (put off until March)
  • Make February Bag of the Month (put off until March)

Now it’s your turn!  Write up your post and link up here! I can’t wait to read how you did with your list this past week, and what you have planned for the upcoming week!

Rules:

  1. Link up your To-Do Tuesday blog post using the InLinkz linky (below).
  2. Try to visit at least one to 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: 2-18-14

It’s that time again… Time to whip out a To-Do list of things you’d like to accomplish for the next seven days! How did you do last week? I did better than I expected. I completed my Riley Blake Challenge Quilt (FINALLY!!!), finished my February Modern InstaBee block, made the Week 3 Vintage Quilt Revival blocks, and fixed my SkillBuilder 2014 ruler block (the instructions had some piecing wrong). I was able to get my Sugar Block Club fabric for the February block cut, but did not have time to assemble it today. This past week was pretty busy, and I even agreed to take on an extra project for someone in the midst of all that I had to do. I found that my list was helpful in that, 1. It kept me from starting other blocks that weren’t on the list (oh-so-tempting); and, 2. I actually stuck with what was on my list, despite the urge to put the “ucky” thing off for another week (ripping apart my ruler block and fixing it). Here’s this week’s To-Do list:

  • Package and mail Bee block Done Feb 18th
  • Finish February Sugar Block Club Block Done Feb 18th
  • Make Week 4 and Week 5 Vintage Quilt Revival blocks Done Feb 23rd
  • Make Skillbuilder BOM 2014 Block #3 “Stitches”
  • Take pictures for upcoming “Sunday Stash” Posts Done Feb 18th
  • Wrap fabric piles onto Comic Book Boards Done Feb 19th
  • Quilt Skillbuilder BOM 2014 “Ruler” and “Spools” blocks
  • Write up Riley Blake Challenge blog post Done Feb 19th
  • Write up Sugar Block Club blog post
  • Make January Bag of the Month (put off until March)
  • Make February Bag of the Month (put off until March)

Now it’s your turn!  Write up your post and link up here! I can’t wait to read how you did with your list this past week, and what you have planned for the upcoming week! Rules:

  1. Link up your To-Do Tuesday blog post using the InLinkz linky (below).
  2. Try to visit at least one to 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: 2-11-14

To Do Tuesday button I’ve decided to start doing a blog post on every Tuesday that notes my current “To-Do” list.  I even made an image to go with each post.  I’m pretty proud of it, as simple as it is, given my mediocre skills with Gimp. As in, I have none. I have a main To-Do page that encompasses the major projects I am planning on getting done throughout the year.  That list is just not enough. I have felt a little overwhelmed recently with all the blocks and projects I am trying to get done every week and/or month.  The Riley Blake Challenge quilt (yes, I am STILL working on that) has really needed to be my sole focus for the past few weeks, but I have put a few other projects first. Since I am really getting serious about the RBC quilt, I am now behind on a few things.  In order to clear my mind of the constant nagging, I think a list here will help me get rid of the brain clutter and help me focus on the current project at hand. Here’s current list of To-Do’s for this week:

  • Finish Quilting Riley Blake Challenge Quilt Done Feb 12th
  • Bind, wash & enter RBC quilt on the finished entries post Done Feb 13th
  • Make Modern InstaBee block for bnpiper Done Feb 16th
  • Make Feb 4th Vintage Quilt Revival blocks Done Feb 17th
  • Fix Skillbuilder Ruler block Done Feb 17th
  • Make February Sugar Block Club block: Got pieces cut out and ready to sew
  • Make January Bag of the Month
  • Make February Bag of the Month

I was considering turning the above image into a coded button for sharing and making a linky party if anyone is interested in noting their To-Do’s every Tuesday along with me?  I am not a big blog, so I don’t have a big readership to give your blog more exposure… but it might be fun to have an accountability partner(s) of sorts?  Let me know if this sounds like something you’d be interested in.  Otherwise… Happy sewing and have fun getting your To-Do list crossed off!

On Edit: Since I’ve had one commenter interested in linking up (YAY!), I’ll go ahead and add a linky party!  So, I suppose I should add a rule, or two.

Rules:

  1. Grab the blog button and add it to your To-Do Tuesday blog post.
  2. Add your link below to your To-Do Tuesday blog post.
  3. Visit at least one to two other blogs and leave a nice comment! (Hopefully I’ll get one or two other blogs to link up to make this rule possible…LOL)

That’s it!  Let’s have fun getting our to-do lists done! (Totally didn’t mean to rhyme that…) Linky below.

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