Well we're rolling right on through the month.
I feel like I'm rolling right through these lists, too!
But that's okay. Things are getting done!
So we are here again with Texas Quilt Gal and the
Tuesday To Do link-up, sharing all the things!
Report on Last Week's Goals
1) Finish pumpkin blocks, maybe start piecing top together
I'm going to tell a moral and a story together:
If you aren't happy with it and you know, switch it out!
So I did.
(Reader's Digest condensed version!)
I promised last week to show a pic of my full project
so here ya go: my current fall quilt in the making,
blue pumpkins and all. Is it weird that I wanted
dark blue pumpkins?
Jarrahdale pumpkins are kinda blue and I love
them too so in my mind, it's fun and it works.
My world, my fall, my quilt, my rules.
(In the original Erica went with her rules.)
2) Figure out a project for the blog hop in September
I racked my brain pretty hard over this one but when
I came across a sort-of tropical mini-charm set, I decided
it was time to give in and just make a table mat/runner.
Of course, you'll just have to stay tuned there.
I kept the above list short knowing I would be hosting
a family get-together and that my sisters would be
visiting throughout the week and weekend.
One sister, visiting from CO, brought two small quilts
that I quilted up for her.
Sister's quilt #3.
Lorien's Sweet Pea might be my favorite go-to pantograph.
It goes with almost anything and always looks great!
Sister's quilt #4.
After doing Holiday Garland on several of my own over
the last month or so, I was well-practiced for this one.
I was also able to give back her other two quilts
(Quilt #1, Irish Chain, and #2 I guess I didn't get a pic of?)
that were some of the first to be done on Lucey.
Another thing we worked on was going through fabrics,
books and patterns to plan our next projects. And with
2 charity quilts and some charity blocks being returned
to the guild today, quite a bit of prime real estate has
opened back up in my closet for those next projects.
Yesterday I was finally able to take advantage of the
optimal conditions for taking outdoor photos of all
those quilts I've been working on this year.
Well, mostly optimal. I think a few re-takes might
be needed but now I can
at least get a start with what I have so far...
which takes us into my next list of to-do's!
1) Work on photos and listings for quilts
2) Make a list and post about upcoming projects;
plan fabrics, fill out project worksheets, etc.
3) Finish Pumpkin top, name it
I have been putting myself to sleep at nights trying
to come up with a good name for this one.
As of yet, nada.
4) Work on Get On Board Blog Hop runner and post
I have a little bit of travel coming up and because we all
know that projects can nag us heartily while time flies
right by, I want to get this done ASAP.
For someone who doesn't like to sit on their computer for
any length of time, that list has waaaay too much tech
time for me. Somehow, I will survive. (Ahem, coffee!)
Speaking of surviving, my lousy back with its slippery disc
seems to be doing a little better--sl o o o o o w ly . I am so
incredibly impatient to get back to golfing. It has helped
my original back issues (keeping me loose, and active)
so I'm afraid of spiraling back down. Plus, being able
to do something active, challenging and competitive
again has been good for my overall attitude. This past
weekend, while accompanying hubs and our regular
group on a round, I did a little bit of very careful
chipping and putting. That was helpful!
This coyote showed up, and not for the first time.
This particular course is in the middle of our city
but it is right along the Arkansas River so I assume
he (?) just lives down there. Usually he keeps a
good distance but I think we could've walked
right up to him here--not that we would have.
(Note how dry things are around here!)
Time to check in with the other Do'ers!
Have a great week and happy quilting!