Hello, and Happy Tuesday, friends! This recent week was an interesting challenge for us here at home. Our washing machine decided to reject our demands upon it to clean our clothes. The Mister is a Mr. Fix-It, so after some internet research, taking the machine completely apart and discovering the problem, we ended up buying a new washing machine. And while I can reduce all of that activity to one sentence, it took much longer to do! Thankfully it happened on a visitation weekend for the kids to be with their dad, and I had just finished my two loads of laundry, so no one was inconvenienced by the small amount of down time (or in the way). I am so very grateful for a husband that is able to fix any of our issues so quickly. I am truly blessed!
Even with that chaos, I managed to get the a throw pillow finished from a cross stitch piece. And… I have a confession of sorts. I have debated sharing this here, on my mostly-quilting related blog, but I finally decided to go ahead and tell you all that I have a YouTube Channel that is focused on my cross stitching. If you’re not a part of the cross stitch community on social media, this may seem really strange to you. Some stitchers make what they call Flosstube vidoes. They are Youtube videos that focus on cross stitching, and some cross stitchers will also share updates on their lives, their families, and/or their other hobbies. I have been watching these videos for about a year, but just started making my own videos about a month ago. I have thoroughly enjoyed making them and participating in the Flosstube community. This pillow I made was done specifically for a tutorial to show some cross stitchers how to make a throw pillow, (for those who have no sewing experience). Anyway, it’s kind of interesting to see the person behind the name, and I thought I’d let you know about those videos in case you wanted to meet the person behind the blog! In my first video I do drop an F-Bomb, and I do mention that I have a potty mouth… But I have tried very hard to edit out any bad language and NOT use that language on any of my other videos. I have the time noted of the F Bomb in the comment section of my first video, so there are no surprises and you can avoid it, if you choose to watch it. Those videos do take up some time, which is why it seems like I’m not getting much done during the week… I am, I just have been a little shy about sharing what I was doing with you who ready my blog.
This week I plan to get the Paradiso quilt sandwich basted, and hopefully start quilting it! I also need to finish one more house on my Santa’s Village piece, because I am going to have an epic new cross stitching start to share with you next week. It’s a Chatelaine pattern and I am over the moon excited about it! I wish you all a wonderful week!
This week’s To-Do list:
- Baste Paradiso Quilt
- Work on the next house in Santa’s Village
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12 thoughts on “To-Do Tuesday 2-13-18 | Halloween Town Pillow Finish”
Wow! The real you! I like it. No, I did not watch the whole thing, but I am subscribed so can go back and find you easily. I also enjoy YouTube, and think in many ways the quilting community underutilizes it. Maybe this year will be a game changer.
Halloween pillow: lovelove the pink cording you finished it with, and it ties up the cuteness factor. I think you’re getting so much done this year. Congratulations, Christine.
There are so many videos to watch–and so many different subjects–that I can be entertained (and learn so much) for a long time! I do agree that the quilting community does not take advantage of this as much as they should.
I’m feeling so pleased with my progress so far this year! I’ve started out with small finishes, and I think those were just the things I needed to get ready to get some of my bigger projects done. The cross stitching finishes are mostly all completely finished off, now to tackle the quilt tops that have been hanging for almost two years! This is definitely going to be a year of finishes for me!
I will check out your Youtube videos. How cool! Sorry about the washing machine, but how wonderful that Mr. Fix-it can try to repair things. Taking a washing machine completely apart – I wouldn’t know where to start and once it was apart I would have no idea what looked wrong! ~smile~ Roseanne
I almost took a picture of the pieces of the washing machine…It’s crazy how many parts there are. I wouldn’t know where to start either (other than youtube videos), but my husband absolutely can not toss anything without knowing whether he could salvage it or not. He spent over an hour and a half debating whether to tear it apart, and I just sat there waiting for him to realize that he was. I know him well enough to know that the mystery of what happened to our machine would drive him bonkers!
Wow! If your machine had to break – it chose a great time! Yes, it’s a blessing to have a wonderful person in our lives to take care of us! I saw the real you! Awesome! Love your stash! Nice…..
And nice finish! Beautiful pillow!
The timing of the washing machine breaking was perfect! I had fun filming the video for the pillow, even though it was a hot mess!! LOL!!
Adorable pillow! I have a mittens piece that I have always planned to make into a pillow. Maybe it’s time to just do it!
You can do it! And please let me know when you are finished too, I’d love to see it!!
What a pretty pillow! I may have to do some YouTube binging on my flight to New Orleans tomorrow! I’m not a stitcher, but I’m totally intrigued by “Flosstube”. ❤
Thank you!! There are so many amazing people on Flosstube, I’m never going to catch up with all of the videos! I can really get lost down the youtube rabbit hole watching everyone else’s videos!
That was fun to put a voice to your picture! Thanks for sharing your YouTube channel! I love the fun accent added into your pillow seam.
Thank you! I’m glad the trim worked out for the video too… I was sweating bullets that I was going to mess it up and have to start over with a different project! LOL!!