Monday, October 5, 2020

Make-A-List Monday - Crunch Time!

Hi, all!

Another week has come and gone, and the end of the year is coming up so fast!  Hard to believe that it's already October, isn't it?  And so much is going on in the next few weeks - I really need to get my thoughts together and make a comprehensive to-do list and STICK BY IT!  

But first, let's see what I managed to do on last week's list...

1.  Baste the two commission quilts.
2.  Quilt the two commission quilts.
Done!  Both of these are ready for delivery - hooray!!  No more commission work until after the first of the year.

3.  Start sorting out my strings for January's tutorial series.
Done!  And I love this storage that I repurposed - it was part of the haul of goodies I got from my friend who was moving.  

4.  Find and make a back for the special secret project.
Done!  I love this piece of fabric I found, and it's extra wide, so no piecing!  Hooray for small miracles!

5.  Deliver the donations to church.
I didn't get to this last week, but I have to go to the old house tomorrow to meet some workmen, so I will drop them off then.

6.  Keep working on the dinosaur quilt.
All the blocks are done, and I'm starting to put in the sashing.

So all in all, not too bad with only one thing I didn't get a chance to work on.  And that's good, because I realized as I looked at my calendar for October that I am going to lose fourteen working days this month.  I am going to be serving as a poll worker for early voting in our county, which I'm really excited about, but it sure will cut into my quilting time!  So - that means I've got to get organized!  Here's my list for this week...

1.  Baste and quilt the special project quilt.

2.  Make a back for the reindeer quilt.

3.  Make a back for Emmalyn's annual quilt.

4.  Assemble the dinosaur quilt top.

5.  Choose an additional fabric to make borders to bring the dinosaur quilt to a more usable size.

6.  Make a back for the Harry Potter quilt.

7.  Decorate the front porch for Halloween.

8.  Deliver the donations to church.

9.  Organize house documents for the new owners.

I'm really excited about that last item on the list - yes, it appears that we have a buyer for the house, and a tentative closing date!  Keep your fingers crossed, say a prayer, turn around and spit on the ground three times, whatever works - we should finally be single home owners by the end of October.  That would be the very best birthday present of all!

Oh - one other thing happened this week!  My son-in-law's cousin got married and my grandkids were part of the wedding party.  So of course we have wonderful pictures of them all dressed up and looking so grown up!  From left to right, Emmy, their cousin Mya, Nathanael, and Lilli.  Don't they look great?

Now that you know what I'll be working on this week, I only have one question - - - what are YOU working on this week?




  1. There are 7 days in a week and your list goes to #9 !!! How will you ever fit everything in? I am struggling to do one block a week at the moment, the QAL by the sea gets priority, and the other one, round the US block tour, Virginia's block is paper pieced, so beautiful, but needs total concentration. Applique is really my favourite.

  2. I would say that is quite the list! Good job on last week; here's to another successful week!

  3. Yay for your house sale! That is awesome and I'm so happy for you. Praying the escrow sails to a finish!
    The dinosaur quilt is just wonderful :-)
    I put my cat quilt away and am making a quick jelly roll quilt for an Oregon fire loss family. A definite feel good to get me back to my machine.

  4. First I applaud you for your willingness to serve as a poll worker. I thought about it since many election workers in NY are not serving this year because of their age and the virus. I also know it's much riskier where you are, so thank you and keep that mask on and wash your hands regularly. Secondly, yeah for the almost house sale. What a long haul and what a great relief. As I said on IG, your grandson is going to love that quilt.

  5. What handsome kids! Thank you for being a poll worker. It's such an important part of our democracy :)


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