Mondays just seem to keep showing up, don't they? But I feel like I had a very productive week last week, so it was a good week. And Monday gives us a new start, which is always a good thing. Let's see how last week went!
One of the first things on my list was to work on cutting out Lilli's Harry Potter quilt. I'm happy to say that I have finally finished cutting out all the blocks...
...and I made all of the paper-pieced rooftops for the castle block. Oh, how I hate to paper piece - but they are all done now, and it seems I have gotten over being intimidated by the process!
I finished the customer t-shirt quilt, and wrote the blogpost for it (it posted last Friday).
I also finished this quilt, which was a commission job for the quilting and binding. I have quilted this lady's quilts for four of her grandchildren now! She tells me she's ready to quilt making t-shirt quilts and make a "real quilt". Can't wait to see what she comes up with!
And remember how I was planning to spend some one-on-one time with the grandkids? Lilli had her day Thursday, and while I was looking for something simple for us to do together, I saw my Plaid-ish pattern and thought we could pull the squares for that. We plowed through my stash of 5" squares and pulled more than enough for the quilt and had a lot of fun doing it. The next day I cut all those 5" squares to the proper size for the quilt and kitted it up to save for vacation. And it didn't make even a dent in my 5" square drawer!
Also this week, on the still-unsold-home front, my realtor asked if I could do something about this overgrown plant in front of the house...
...so today after I picked Lilli up at school (her orientation to distance learning), we went over and dealt with the jungle. It looks a lot better now!
Also on the still-unsold-home front, I have something really cool to show you! Here's the current photo of our bedroom that is on our MLS listing...
...and here's a photo of the room after staging. The neat part? There's still no furniture in the room - this is all virtual staging! It is amazing what they can do with computers these days. I would never have guessed that it wasn't a photo of real furniture in place.
And I learned a valuable lesson today - if I sew long enough and late enough, my husband will cook dinner! This was a pleasant surprise when I came downstairs this afternoon...
...so I may have to give it a try again in the future! I mean, is there any sight better than someone else cooking dinner in your kitchen?
Ok, so last week was a successful and productive week. Let's hope this week goes as well! Here's what I've got on my radar...
1. Make a plan and write estimates for two new customer quilts.
2. Finish the castle block for the Harry Potter quilt.
3. Start cutting out the dinosaur quilt blocks.
4. Spend some one-on-one time with Emmy and Nathanael. (School starts Thursday!)
5. Assemble a new a birdbath and install it in the planter.
6. Start working on one of the customer quilts.
7. Do yoga or tai chi exercises at least three times this week.
Definitely enough to keep me busy for the week! If I have extra time, I'll keep working on the Harry Potter blocks - I'm really worried about making a mistake or having not cut something correctly, and being on vacation without something I need!
And now the question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?