Category Archives: To-Do Tuesday

The One Where My To-Do List Went Awry | To-Do Tuesday 11-18-14

I have to scoff at last week’s To-Do Tuesday title of “Busy Busy”. I thought that was a super busy week. Until this past week arrived. HOLY. COW.

I didn’t have these two items on my To-Do list, but managed to do them anyway:

  • Become a pattern tester.
  • Get a part-time job (wasn’t looking for one but managed to acquire one anyway).

I agreed to be a pattern tester right before I was offered, and decided to accept, a part time job.  Which meant I had to kick it in high gear this past week.  I quickly caught up on all my email correspondence, wrote and posted the seam guide attachment update, and then went to work sewing up the test pattern and finished that over the weekend. I knew that I would need to assemble the Southwest Individual Member’s charity quilt for the MQG this week, so I really focused on making sure my project commitments were taken care of before I receive the rest of the blocks (in the next couple of days).  So, for the moment, I’m ready to get that done!

Excuse me while I interrupt all this boring blather to show my new pretty bundle of AMH Honor Roll. Since I have no other photos to share this week.

Excuse me while I interrupt all this boring blather to show my new pretty bundle of AMH Honor Roll. Since I have no other photos to share this week.

I still have the Christmas gifts to sew, but I managed to get the outside piece of all the bags quilted, and all the side panels sewn together.  As soon as the MQG quilt top is assembled, I’m hoping to get those Christmas gifts done!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Continue sewing Sew Together Bags. Completed 2. Have 6 to finish.
  • Collect remaining MQG blocks, assemble top and mail by Dec. 1st. Received all blocks by 11/19.
  • Learn the new job! This is gonna take a while!

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

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Rules:

  1. Link up to this To-Do Tuesday blog post using the InLinkz linky below. Remember, you can link up Instagram photos now! The link up is open all week, and you can link any post for the week even if it’s written on the prior Sunday or Monday. It simply needs to be related to setting, working on, and/or completing your weekly goal(s).
  2. Try to visit at least one or two other blogs and leave a nice comment.
  3. Include a link back to my blog.  Feel free to grab the blog button from the sidebar to show that you’re participating in To-Do Tuesday.
  4. You do not have to follow my blog to participate, but if you do decide to follow me… thank you!  I appreciate it!

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

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Busy Busy | To-Do Tuesday 11-11-14

It’s Veteran’s Day here in the U.S. and I must take time to thank all who have served, and are continuing to serve this country. I thank them for their sacrifice, so that I can lounge here on my couch, in my jammies, typing up this blog post while watching TV, in the safety of my home, in my wonderful little town in Arizona. Thanks are also due to their families. To their wives, husbands, children, parents, and siblings who also sacrifice time with their loved one and keep everything running on the home front in their absence. You are all so very appreciated. THANK YOU!!

Photo Credit: 123greety.com

Photo Credit: 123greety.com

This past week was crazy busy! I did not write an update post on the seam guide as I originally intended. Instead, I ended up creating a new webpage for Mister and an accompanying blog post for said page. After introducing his new LED to Instagram, a PQ1500S group, and to facebook, we spent the better part of the week taking orders and addressing questions. Then we learned that two customers shared his link in two different internet groups and the orders exploded!! Every evening we share a “Today I’m Grateful For this…” and both Mister and I agree that we are grateful for happy customers sharing the information with others. THANK YOU for passing the word on about these LEDs! We are thanked every day by people who are excited to find them, and for that we thank YOU!!

Also, thank you for your patience if you ordered a bulb and are having to wait because we sold out extraordinarily fast. We thought we were prepared this time… Yikes! Just know we’re trying to catch up!!

8 sets of Sew Together Bags. Sorry it's a blurry picture!

8 sets of Sew Together Bags. Sorry it’s a blurry picture!

After all of that wonderful activity this week, all I managed to get done on the Christmas gifts was to cut out all the fabric and interfacing pieces and get the interfacing fused to the 5 sets of bags. Tomorrow I hope to get the other three sets fused and start sewing. I am hoping to assembly line sew most of this, but we’ll see how well that works. If end up having to constantly change thread it may not be much of a time saver.

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Keep up on blog reading. Comment more!!
  • Finish fusing interfacing to Sew Together Bag fabric pieces. Done 11/11
  • Start sewing Sew Together Bags.
  • Write seam guide update post. For real this time! Done 11/12

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

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Rules:

  1. Link up to this To-Do Tuesday blog post using the InLinkz linky below. Remember, you can link up Instagram photos now! The link up is open all week, and you can link any post for the week even if it’s written on the prior Sunday or Monday. It simply needs to be related to setting, working on, and/or completing your weekly goal(s).
  2. Try to visit at least one or two other blogs and leave a nice comment.
  3. Include a link back to my blog.  Feel free to grab the blog button from the sidebar to show that you’re participating in To-Do Tuesday.
  4. You do not have to follow my blog to participate, but if you do decide to follow me… thank you!  I appreciate it!

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

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Getting Back on Track | To-Do Tuesday 11-4-14

I finished the Eerie quilt the day before Halloween. YAY!!! I’ll be writing a Friday Finish post for it later this week, so for now I’ll just show a picture of it over the back of the couch adding some Halloween eeriness to the house.

Moda Eerie Quilt

A finished Eerie Quilt

I finished my October Bee block, but unfortunately I mailed it late. I also realized when my September Hivemate posted a picture of all of the blocks she had received, mine stood out. Why? Because I used Kona Snow instead of Kona White. Ack!! I made her another block and mailed it yesterday.

I had a bit of extra time yesterday so I finished my second Sew Together Bag. Now I have two bags finished for Christmas presents. Only eight more to sew. This coming week I will forgo working on the F Word Blocks. Instead, I will be concentrating on getting the rest of the Sew Together Bag pattern pieces cut out, interfaced and start sewing them.

Sew Together Bags

Sew Together Bags

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Catch up on blog reading. Done 11/10
  • Write TGIFF post and an update to the seam guide post. Finished TGIFF post 11/7.
  • Cut out remaining 8 Sew Together Bag pattern pieces. Done 11/9
  • Attach interfacing to pattern pieces. Got 5 of 8 done 11/10
  • Start Sewing Bags. Complete at least one bag this week.

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

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Rules:

  1. Link up to this To-Do Tuesday blog post using the InLinkz linky below. Remember, you can link up Instagram photos now! The link up is open all week, and you can link any post for the week even if it’s written on the prior Sunday or Monday. It simply needs to be related to setting, working on, and/or completing your weekly goal(s).
  2. Try to visit at least one or two other blogs and leave a nice comment.
  3. Include a link back to my blog.  Feel free to grab the blog button from the sidebar to show that you’re participating in To-Do Tuesday.
  4. You do not have to follow my blog to participate, but if you do decide to follow me… thank you!  I appreciate it!

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

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Becoming Weary of Eerie | To-Do Tuesday 10-27-14

Yes, it’s true… I’m a bit tired of still working on the Eerie quilt. I think it’s more that I’m just disappointed I won’t have more time to enjoy the quilt during Halloween before having to put it away. I’m not entirely convinced I’ll actually finish it by Halloween either. Although my fingers are crossed for a timely finish!

Eerie Quilting In Progress

Eerie Quilting In Progress

It seemed that every day I had plans to work on the quilt ended up being spent having to run errands, or deal with some child issue. I also had an unpicking session when I discovered several rows had tension problems I didn’t notice during the quilting. So pretty much life happened last week, as did the usual quilting issues. At least the cross hatch quilting is done on the blocks as of yesterday and now all I have to do is quilt the borders! I have decided to machine quilt the binding too. I don’t like to do that, I really prefer to hand stitch it to the back, but I need to get this quilt finished as I also have a Bee block that needs to be made and I must get mailed out by Friday. I just love how I always underestimate the time needed to make quilts!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Quilt Eerie Borders Done 10/30
  • Bind Eerie quilt Done 10/30
  • Make and mail October Modern InstaBee block Done 11/3

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

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Rules:

  1. Link up your To-Do Tuesday blog post using the InLinkz linky below. The link up is open all week, and you can link any post for the week even if it’s written on the prior Sunday or Monday.
  2. Try to visit at least one or two other blogs and leave a nice comment.
  3. Include a link back to my blog.  Feel free to grab the blog button near the top of the page in the sidebar to show that you’re participating in To-Do Tuesday.
  4. You do not have to follow my blog to participate, but if you do decide to follow me… thank you!  I appreciate it!

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

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