Wow, last week was very productive! I guess I just need to know I have a very limited amount of time and lots to do to get motivated. So without further ado, here's last week's list and what I did...
1. Baste and quilt the special project quilt.
Done! It's all ready to go, and I'll share more about this one after it is gifted.
2. Make a back for the reindeer quilt.
Done! And I managed to make it using fabrics I already had on hand - win/win!
3. Make a back for Emmalyn's annual quilt.
Done - and not only Emmalyn's quilt, but Nathanael's too! His is the one on the far left, and hers is the next one over. The tops are hiding underneath the backs, because the kids play in this room when they are at my house. And aren't my "to-be-quilted" racks great?
4. Assemble the dinosaur quilt top.
5. Choose an additional fabric to make borders to bring the dinosaur quilt to a more usable size.
Done! I added the plaid border to make it a full lap size quilt, and I love how it makes all the colors just pop!
6. Make a back for the Harry Potter quilt.
Done! This was a tricky one, because I didn't have nearly enough of the Hufflepuff fabric to make the back, but with some serious quilt math and some extra black fabric, it all worked out!
7. Decorate the front porch for Halloween.
Done! I'm happy to bring the Life Was Good Dude out of retirement for my new front porch!
8. Deliver the donations to church.
Done! No picture, but it was a big load of great stuff that had accumulated at my house over the summer. Hopefully we'll be able to start meeting together again soon....
9. Organize house documents for the new owners.
Done! Everything is in labeled file folders, and I know exactly which companies I have to contact to transfer lifetime warranties to the new owners!
And I worked so hard and fast, I got all of that done by Thursday! So nice to have my motivation mojo back. And I even sorted out my scrap basket of shame before Thursday!
And once all that was sorted and stashed away in the appropriate color drawers, I found that I had a lovely, clean, organized work space for a change!
So with my extra time, I decided to start on one of the prototype quilts for the String Therapy tutorial series! I pulled out my warm tone bright strings, trimmed them into 1.5" widths.......
...cut them into varying lengths, no longer than 22"...
...and after sewing the strips together, this is what I've got started on my design wall! I'm having fun with this one, and can't wait to see how it ends up!
OK, so that was last week. And a good time was had by all! This week will inevitably not be as productive, because come Wednesday I will be working as a registrar for early voting. But I do have a few things on my plate that I'd like to get done...
1. Keep working on the strings project.
2. Finish repairs on the old house.
3. Plan and execute meals for while I'm working.
4. Find a hand project to take with me for quiet times at early voting.
Not much of a list, but not much time to play this week. It's ok, though - I feel like it's really important to make it as easy as possible for people to vote this year, and if working the polls can help even one person, it's worth it! I hope you've made a plan to vote this year - maybe you have even already voted. Encourage those around you to vote, and maybe take someone to the polls! Voting is your right, your privilege, and your responsibility. Cherish it!
So now, the question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?