Monday is here again, and I feel the cold wintry draft caused by people putting up their Christmas decorations - do you? My husband is adamant that we not put ours up before Thanksgiving, but all around me I see them going up, and when I was in Target today, they were putting out trees and Christmas decorations. So like it or not, we're moving into the holiday season! I'm trying really hard not to feel too rushed with everything I want to get done, and my list always helps with that, so let's see how last week's list went....
1. Quilt the dresden plate quilt.
Done! Of course, I haven't taken pictures of it yet, because it's been cloudy around here, but here it is on the frame...
2. Make progress on the My Small World quilts.
Done! I've done the larger sets of flying geese, shown below, and I've made and tested a paper piecing template for the smaller ones.
3. Make a back for my Patchwork Forest QAL quilt.
Done! I not only made a back, but I finished the whole quilt! Unfortunately no pictures of the finished quilt, but here's the top for your viewing pleasure...
4. Quilt one customer quilt.
Done! This is a real beauty, and hopefully the weather will cooperate tomorrow for some full-length shots...
5. Quilt at least one quilt for the quilt ministry.
Done - sort of! We had a big pile of quilts that needed binding and washing, and I did that in lieu of quilting another one this week.
6. Start prepping for the quilt ministry Christmas party - a special sewing day as we all work on our own Patchwork Forest quilts!
Done! We've got a huge pile of fat quarters cut and pressed, but there's still plenty to work on this week.
7. Start deep cleaning the house before upcoming Christmas parties (oh how I hate cleaning!). I should probably start by making a list - and checking it twice!
It was a good weekend for it, so I started my Christmas preparations by painting the risers on my stairs, which had been looking pitiful. See, when I painted the treads right after Christmas last year, I put painter's tape on the white risers - and when I pulled it off, several layers of latex paint came off with it, revealing the oil based dark brown paint underneath. So two layers of primer and a layer of semi-gloss, and they look so much nicer now!
8. Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.
No quilts were given away this week, which gives us a good chance to catch up a little bit!
So a good week all in all, with lots accomplished! Good thing, too, because there's so much more I want to get done! Here's my list for this week...
1. Bind my Flight of Fancy quilt.
2. Take lots of quilt pics when the sun shines!
3. Make some class samples.
4. Make two pillow covers for a quick commission job!
5. Write up an estimate for a new commission.
6. Make progress on my Birch Bark quilt.
7. Make progress on the My Small World quilts.
8. Put one of the annual quilts on the frame (maybe?)
9. Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.
Definitely more than enough to keep me out of trouble, right? And so much more I could work on, but I'm trying to reward myself with little "me" moments too. And I've already got my next one planned out - I'll fill you in on it if I find the time for it this week!
And now the question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?