16 February 2021

2021 Tuesday To-Do #6

Happy Mardi Gras!

Did everyone have a great Valentine's Day?
Ours?  Snow, snow and more snow so I
was, and continue to be, very happy.
I've been successfully watching my diet so I
chose to combine Mardi Gras and V-Day.
The hubs is cooking up a nice dinner for
me this evening.  Before you ask:
steak and lobster.   (I know, right?)

But anyway, good gracious it is cold.
When I started on this yesterday morning
it was -8 out there with a windchill of -29,
and we just continue to get snow after snow.
It's beautiful and, other than the constant trips
out to check on the chickens, I'm staying warm
so let there be snow and let's sew!

Today's Tuesday-To-Do is the first of many to be
brought to us by Chris Knits who has graciously
taken over for Home Sewn By Us.

1) Snowflakes:  Three more blocks.
Done--and then some.

Seven blocks rolled off the line last week.  Seven.
There has been a serious lack of over-achieving
this year so this feels good.  My February goal
is to get all 16 made up so I'm trying to push.
Had it not been for all the snow-watching going
on around here, I'd be half-way done but...
some things are just more important.
All that being said, oy!  Paper-piecing takes
for-ev-er!  I'm trying not to keep whining, y'all,
but again, oy!  It's fun for now but there is a
huge possibility I may never pp again.  Huge.

2) HSTs:  any progress
Done.  Lots done.

I spent Sunday afternoon doing a lot of fireside
sewing so I'm excited to announce that I finished
up the last set!  With 462 HST's, it's the biggest
batch--and why I avoided it saved it for last.

3)  Knitting:  any progress
Just a little.

4) Baby quilt contest:  start cutting one out
Aaand here's where I fell off.

My snowflake pieces are just all over the room so
it's too hard to work on anything else.  A yard of
one of the required theme fabrics arrived and I
printed some instructions but that's as far as I got.

I really haven't a clue how my next week is gonna
go because there are some other things going on.
(More on that next Tues)
Here's a list but I make no promises:

1) Snowflakes:  Complete 3 or more blocks

2) HST's:  start on placemats

I'll be turning some scrappy green/ivory HST's
into placemats and a table runner to take the
place of the recently-made Valentine's decor.
Not super-St. Patrick's-y, but they'll work.

3) Knitting: make progress

4) Baby quilts: maybe start cutting out?
I have to get the snowflake blocks done before
this will happen but I'm keeping it on my list so
it stays on my mind.

As I said, I make no promises but I'm heading
right into my sewing room now so get a decent
start.  I hope you're staying warm and
snowing sewing up a storm!  Enjoy something
cajun and yummy this evening!  
Tomorrow, Lent begins.

Happy quilting!


Needled Mom said...

With all that PP, seven blocks are great progress. I knew you’d be happy with the snow. Stay warm.

grammajudyb said...

Lots of snowflakes, in your sewing room and outside your window! We are finally out of the minus temperature at least during the day! The wind is a factor, but it will take the snow by the weekend! Fingers crossed! Keep up the good work!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Happy combined Valentines Day and Mardi Gras - enjoy that dinner! Your snowflake blocks are looking wonderful. I can see why they're labor intensive! Hope those chickens can manage in this cold.

Bonnie said...

Yea for progress on paper piecing. I can only do so many and then I give up for a while. I may have to bring out one project though since it just needs sashing and bordering. Which might need different fabric to finish it. Decisions, decisions!

chrisknits said...

I guess Cheeseburger soup isn't real Cajuny is it? But that's what the pantry decided, so I'm going with it! Thanks for linking up today! Hope you reach your Snowflake goal!!

piecefulwendy said...

First there is the stitching of the paper piecing, then the ripping off of the pieces. Yes, it's time consuming, but boy are your blocks ever looking good! This weird wacky weather certainly makes for good sewing time. Hope you continue to stay warm and well!

Rebecca Grace said...

You got steak, lobster, AND snow?! I'm super jealous! We're getting nothing but cold rain and mud here in Charlotte, NC -- and my husband has decided to kick off the new year on a vicious health kick, so he's cooking nothing but fish and garlic. I miss my carbs... :-(. Also, those blocks look GORGEOUS on your wall!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

You are almost to the half way point with those blocks. Lovely mask.

Kate said...

Snowflakes is looing good. PP is a lot of work, but oh the payoff with those gorgeous blocks. Good luck with this week's list.

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