Monday, November 23, 2020

Make-A-List Monday - An Easy Week!

Hi, all!

I'm writing this tonight from a cabin near Chattanooga, where we are enjoying a week away from it all!  We are still basically sheltering in place, just in a different place, which is nice for a change.  We have a beautiful view of Nickajack Lake...

...and on that hill down below us (very very steep, which makes our deck very private!)...

...some beautiful horses, running, or more accurately, walking and grazing, free.  It's fun to watch them!

But enough of that for now - let's see how last week's list went!

1.  Quilt at least one of the remaining annual quilts.

Done!  And not just one, but two!  Here's Lilli's...

...and here's a sneak peek of Emmy's!  Both are finished, so now all I have to do is print the labels for all three annual quilts.

2.  Strip piece and cross-cut the remaining Solstice jelly roll.

All those strip sets are sewn and cross-cut, and I am working hard on sewing them together!

You can see the stacks of 5-piece strips on the right.  I found a great way to set up each column to sew on the long table at the cabin.  It should go quickly now!

3.  Sort through and press the leftover binding strips.

I didn't get to this one...

4.  Pack up sewing necessities for vacation.

But, of course, I got to this one - and so far, I haven't found anything I forgot, at least as far as sewing goes!

5.  Address Christmas cards for my husband!

Done, and not only done, but in the mail! It's nice to have that particular job off my plate.

6.  Start decorating the house for Christmas.

It appears that in more than forty years, my husband has finally made it impossible for me to decorate before Thanksgiving!  That, or I just ran out of time last week, which is more likely.

Well, I didn't get to everything last week, but I'm okay with that.  It was a good and productive week!  This week will be less full, but I do have a few things I want to get to...

1.  Finish piecing the second half of my Christmas postage stamp quilt.  I plan to quilt each half separately, then join them together like QAYG blocks.  My frame isn't large enough to handle a quilt that big in one piece!

2.  Prepare the labels for the grandkids' annual quilts so they can be printed when I get home.

3.  Research extensions for my quilt frame to take it to true king size.

4.  If time permits, work on my snowflake quilt UFO from last year.

A light week, but I don't want to spend all of my away time quilting!  Some time for us to sit and enjoy the scenery is in order, and enjoy a quiet Thanksgiving with my daughter and her family.  I hope each of you has a wonderful Thanksgiving, even though it is certainly a different holiday for all of us this year.  Stay safe and healthy!

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




  1. Awesome you found a way to take a little vacation! The scenery is beautiful. You are always so industrious, Sarah!


  2. What a beautiful view! Great project sneak peeks!

  3. a couple of baking things for thursday and sewing up scrappy christmas trees to finish a flimsy!

  4. I love the quilting you're doing on Emmy's piece :)

  5. Great view! Wish I was in the Smokies in a cabin! Enjoy your time away! We want to get away really badly, but helping my daughter and SIL with carline duty for the grands keeps us home until school is out! Here is what I'm working on this week! Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Sarah!

  6. I'm looking at snow, so I might be a wee bit jealous. I love the quilts.

  7. Catching up on some video lessons, while I wait on machine repairs, and make a little meal for Thursday! Enjoy your time is good for the soul.

  8. My job this week is to longarm the quilt that I've been avoiding for quite a while. I was overwhelmed by the (perceived) size of it. Finally faced the task and realized the quilt wasn't as big as I thought it was!! (Feel ridiculous, much?) Sigh...


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