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.
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)
(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
cajun and yummy this evening!
Tomorrow, Lent begins.