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To-Do Tuesday 12-6-16

Happy Tuesday! I cannot come up with a good title for this blog post, so I’m just leaving it with the date. I was going to go with “Food Poisoning 1 – Christine 0” but that’s just not pithy. Or appealing.

Yep, I had a run in with food poisoning and lets just say it put me down for the count for a good 24 hours. One minute my daughter and I were happily getting started on piping colorflow frosting onto 101 cookies, and the next minute I was pale, shaky, nauseous, and headed for the floor or the nearest bed to keep myself from passing out. And everyone who has ever experienced food poisoning, or knows someone who has experienced it, knows what comes next. To say that I was so disappointed that my cookie baking and shipping plans were ruined and that I will have to re-bake 100-ish cookies next week is an understatement. But, I survived and am feeling so much better. Not 100%, but at least 1000 times better than 36 hours ago (as of Monday evening)! I’m also more than a little curious about what I’ve done that is so bad that karma has nailed me twice this year during holiday cooking plans!

Stitch ALL The Things | Hippo Hobo Bag pattern by Emkie Designs

I did finish the Hippo Hobo bag and was able to get a Finished Friday post written. I just love this bag and have plans to make one for myself. Yay for a finish! Since I won’t be starting Josh’s quilt until March, I am planning on making a quilt for the Mister. I bought a motorcycle themed quilt kit two years ago when we were visiting Sturgis, South Dakota. He used to live there, and since he enjoys motorcycles I thought it would be a great quilt for him. I’ve had it sitting on a shelf for far too long, and it looks like an easy enough pattern that I should be able to get this one done quickly (famous last words, eh?!).

I was going to go for a new cross stitch start over the weekend to break up stitching on Burlesque Zombie Portrait, but obviously the food poisoning thing put a monkey wrench in that. I have picked Stitchrovia’s I Love You So Very Much cross stitch pattern. It looks like something that will be give me the satisfaction of a finish with a few weekend evening stitching sessions. I will talk more next week about my plans for quilting, sewing, and cross stitching in 2017 along with my intention to only “Stitch From Stash”. I have been thinking about this for a while, and have what feels like a workable plan for me.

How are your sewing plans coming along for December?
I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Holiday Baking and Shipping
  • New cross stitch start

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8 thoughts on “To-Do Tuesday 12-6-16

  1. I’m SO GLAD the food poisoning is over and done with. It’s the absolute worst.Bummer about all those cookies! Can’t wait to see the hobo bag you make for yourself, I’m betting it’s going to be epic. And I love that cross stitch pattern. You always pick the best ones! Also, “Stitch from Stash” sounds like a great idea for 2017. Except I fully intend to buy Seventy Six, some Insignia, Friedlander, some of Tula’s new blenders and possibly her 2017 collections ! But other than that, I am totally with you on stitching from my stash…Although, I am running low on solids, so no, maybe I’m not “totally” with you, maybe I’m only partially with you because, well…all the pretty fabric! 8-D


    1. Aw man… I didn’t even think about the Tula Pink blenders. Or that she’d have another line out this year. Duh. And I forgot ALL about Literary by Heather Givans for Crimson Tate. Also… the bookshelf pattern! Yeah, okay, I’m going to have to revise my plan a bit and add a budget for quilting. I was going to have zero dollars to spend, but I will definitely have to change that.


  2. Ugh. Food poisoning, poor you. So glad you have recovered. Hope your re-baking & gifting goes well. Sounds like you have some great new projects planned, that always lifts the spirit, doesn’t it? I’ll be watching to see how you do with “Stitch from Stash” this coming year. You know I’m on board with that since the fabrics for my two BOM projects this year came from my stash.

    I’m so behind on all things Christmas. I’ve got to get in gear here!


    1. Thanks!! I am super glad to be at 100% finally! That stuff is awful! I am excited to get to sewing Brad’s quilt and I just got a byAnnie pattern in, the Catch All Caddy, that I am excited to sew up too. I think that will be great to house my need-to-keep-at-hand cross stitching supplies next to my side of the couch in the living room. It’s a really great feeling to sew whatever I want to sew right now! No deadlines, no “have to make” anything! Until January hits and then I really do need to focus on that Bargello!

      I hope the Christmas plans and projects and to-do’s start being accomplished for you!


  3. So sorry about the food poisoning – that is not fun – had it myself a few years back. Such a lovely bag you made. I am now following you via Bloglovin’ It was so nice of you to stop by and comment on my blog. Blessings,


    1. Thank you; it is so miserable, for sure! I’m sorry you’ve had the experience as well. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog and commenting on the bag. I really enjoyed making this one!


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