Monday, October 30, 2017

Make-A-List Monday - Buckling Down!

Hi, all!

After spending a beautiful long weekend in Asheville celebrating my birthday, I'm back home and ready to buckle down to work - because Christmas is coming faster than fast!  

Let's take a look at how last week's list went...

1.  Work on Emmy's annual quilt.
Well in progress!  Here's a picture of how it stands today...

I think I'm about halfway through piecing the top.

2.  Finish up the thank you notes for A Heart For Texas.
Honestly, I meant to take these with me on our trip and address envelopes in the car - but of course, I forgot to pick them up!

3.  Work on hand quilting my Long Time Gone quilt.
However, I did get some good quilting time in on this!  I am loving the way the hand quilting is making it look!

4.  Make the next blocks for my Gypsy Wife quilt.
Done!  These are the pinwheel filler blocks...

5.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.
Done!  We did give away two quilts on Sunday, but one of the ministry members took care of it because I was out of town, so I don't have pictures yet.  I'll post about them next week!

So all in all, not a bad week.  I wish I had remembered the thank you notes - that long car ride would have been great time to knock those out - but it was a good productive week!

And here's what I've got on my plate for this week...

1.  Keep working on Emmy's annual quilt.

2.  Meet with a friend about quilting the quilt top her great-grandmother made.

3.  Finish the thank-you notes for A Heart For Texas.

4.  Bind a quilt for the quilt ministry.

5.  Make the next set of blocks for my Gypsy Wife quilt.

6.  Continue hand-quilting my Long Time Gone quilt.

7.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.

I'm sure there's more that needs doing but at the moment I can't think of those things... but I'll add them to my action board as I remember them!

So now the question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?




  1. love your Long Time Gone quilting - it is looking great. Me - quilting, applique, varnishing a new sewing machine table, busy as always!

  2. I'm sure I've said this before, but every time I see your Long Time Gone quilt it just looks better and better.

  3. Beautiful hand quilting, and another busy week for you.

  4. I just got a quilt top back from the quilter so it's trim and binding time at my house. So excited to get it done. It's a Christmas themed top, would it be pushing it to display it 2 months before Christmas? LOL!

  5. I'm almost done with all my machine binding!!! Thanks for the links to tutorials. I have 2 more to go. One of them I ran out of black/navy thread...I actually have to go buy thread! I'm also working on some swap blocks...making Christmas Angels!


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