It's time for another Tuesday To-Do.
I'm sharing my progress and plans while
linking up with Linda, The Texas Quilt Gal
and all the other quilters out there who need
a little extra motivation and perhaps haven't
quite grown out of show-and-tell <wink>.
Last week's progress:
1) Finish both Christmas quilts
All That's Christmas I is a full finish.
(The lighting made the darker squares really
stand out; they don't so much in real life.)
Both quilts have the same cozy Christmas feel so
should be perfect for "home-y" holiday decorating.
I love that little pieced border!
With less than 2 passes left on the larger version,
I ran out of thread as suspected so everything was
paused until UPS came to the rescue and I was able
to finish up the quilting. The binding and label will
have to be moved to next week's list.
2) Hope for good picture-taking days.
I've had some great ones...just not when I was
available to take advantage of them.
3) Make post on labels
If you missed it, here it is:
Please let me know your thoughts on how this
turned out. (I don't do many tutorials.)
Moving on to next week, we're looking at a major holiday,
among other events around here so my to-do is more like
suggestions instead of concrete goals.
1) Bind and finish ATC II
2) Load next quilt?
3) Sew a few more blocks on Waves?
4) Start a new quilt?
I have everything picked out and fabric pulled.
Should I be starting another with so much to finish?
By my rules, absolutely not, but my mojo is waning
and I just know that excitement of a new project
would fix me right up. I'll keep working at the pile
of tops till it's gone--likely within weeks.
I need that peace of mind way too much.
I guess you could say I'm a fung shui quilter.
We are finally getting all the kids together for the first
time since last Christmas to celebrate the 4th along with
Mother's/Father's Day and my oldest daughter's
birthday (29!)...and another little surprise that I think I'll
hold off a bit on. As usual, our whole foodie family
is pitching in with my oldest son taking on the main
main event--Taco Birria--and everyone else following
suit with the Mexican theme. Taco Birria is similar to
the hub's amazing barbacoa so I'm really looking
forward to this. (The recipe belongs to a housemate
so I cannot share it but Google has lots of results.)
The next day the Cadet will be heading
out on the two-day road trip to get his Jeep up to
West Point. (Upperclassmen are allowed vehicles on post.)
His brother will be accompanying him (and flying back)
so I would appreciate prayers for this long journey
from Kansas to NY, and over a holiday weekend to boot.
Have a great week and happy quilting!