Happy Chinese New Year, and welcome to the Year of the Monkey - or as Emmy would say, welcome to the year of the "silly monkey" (one of her favorite phrases!) It's always fun to have an excuse to eat Chinese food, and that's just how we celebrated yesterday - but I miss the dumplings we got in China!
OK, enough of that - let's see how last week's list went!
1. Keep working on the secret gift quilt.
Done! After making final fabric choices...
...and refining my block and making a working sample...
...today I managed to make some of the blocks for this quilt! As this is a commission quilt that will be a gift, I'm covering over the images - but wanted you to see how cool it's looking! There are photographs underneath those flowers...
2. Bind six quilts for the quilt ministry.
Done! I didn't get a pic of the six finished quilts, but I did take a picture of all of the quilts (including those six) waiting to be gifted that are on our shelves right now!
3. Finish the fourth Nifty Nines quilt top.
Done! I not only finished it, I liked it so much I used it for this past Sunday's tutorial!
4. Write up an estimate for a t-shirt quilt for a friend.
Done! Now it's just a waiting game to see what she wants to do.
5. Start working on the fifth Nifty Nines quilt top.
Started! The pieces are all cut, and I've actually started assembling the blocks. I think this one is going to be a favorite of mine!
6. Keep working on the My Small World Kits.
This one fell by the wayside this week, and I'm afraid is going to stay there until I get a few other things done!
7. Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.
Only one quilt this week...
This quilt went to a woman with multiple health issues who is going into rehab this week.
So last week's list went pretty well, with the exception of the Small World quilts. Fortunately I have a lot of time to work on those! This week looks like it will be pretty busy - here's what I've got planned...
1. Work on a new commission job - two weighted blankets.
2. Keep working on the secret gift quilt.
3. Keep working on the fifth Nifty Nines quilt top.
4. Contact more potential sponsors for Hands2Help.
5. Write the tutorial for the third Nifty Nines quilt.
6. Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.
So that's the plan! Certainly more than enough to keep me out of trouble - especially if I can keep on track. Tomorrow should be easy - we're supposed to get snow off and on all day, and bitter cold temps. Fortunately, I don't have anywhere I have to go, so I'm going to put a pot of beans on the stove, bundle up in yoga pants and a nice warm sweater, and sew sew sew!
I also want to update you on Savannah's Sweet 16 Sock Drive, which I posted about here. As of Super Bowl Sunday, 6274 pairs of socks had been donated, and they're still rolling in every day! Today Robin even posted a picture of a package that came today from Spain, and I know of at least one that will be coming from Australia! If you've been thinking about sending some socks, I hope you will - I'd love to see that number top 10,000 pair of socks! Wouldn't that be amazing? All the info about the Sock Drive and where to send socks can be found here, or you can look for the Facebook page, Savannah's Sweet 16 Sock Drive. It's fun to follow along on the page and see each day's package pile and new socks!
So now, the question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?