Monday, February 22, 2021

Make-A-List Monday - What A Difference a Week Makes!

Hi, all!

What a difference a week makes!  Last Monday we were iced in, soon to be followed by a mess of snow that kept us inside until Saturday.  It certainly made for a lot of sewing (and jigsaw-puzzling) time!  But today there's just a little bit of ice left in the shady spots, which deserves a huge whoop whoop!  I did enjoy the extra sewing time, and binge-watched my way through about half of the Marvel universe, in order.  I think I've watched the first fourteen movies so far.  FYI, Disney+ has a great feature which places all the movies in chronological sequence, so you don't have to look it up on another website.  I just keep working my way down the list.

But I guess it's time to get down to business.  Here's how last week's list went...

1.  Quilt and bind the red t-shirt quilt.
    Done!  And the quilt is winging its way to my customer as we speak.  Hooray!

2.  Make blocks for the third and fourth t-shirt quilts.
Done!  Although I did find it ironic to be working with USPS t-shirts as I wondered when, if ever, my mail would be delivered...

3.  Quilt and bind the fourth String Therapy quilt.
4.  Write the tutorial for that quilt.
Done, and done!  This is such a fun quilt, and has received a lot of "likes" on Instagram - I think it will definitely be on my Top 9 for 2021!

5.   Deliver the puzzle t-shirt quilt.  
Done!  The roads weren't safe enough until Saturday, but fortunately it made it to my customer before she celebrated her daughter's birthday!  

6.  Organize a new box of t-shirts (if it EVER gets here) and write an estimate for another t-shirt quilt.
Done! The box finally arrived Saturday (24 days after it left California) and Lilli and I spent a fun morning arranging and graphing it out.  Then after returning her home, I wrote the estimate for my customer.  She accepted, so the fabric needed is on order and I'm ready to start assembling the top!

7.  Start looking at a pattern for a quilt for a friend.
Done! And I realized when I get ready to make it, I will need 4 yards of background fabric, so I ordered it today when I placed the order for the t-shirt quilt fabric.  I'll be ready to go with it once I get through the commission work!

9.  Weather permitting, have the kids over for Mardi Gras pancakes and king cake!    
Alas, the weather did not permit, so we will be celebrating a little late, this Wednesday night!

I also looked at another top for my friend that she had partially pieced before giving it to me to complete. It turns out she had completed the four quarters of the quilt, so I joined them all together.  It's now ready for a turn on the quilt frame when I get time!

So a good and productive week (like I had a choice!) and I have a plan for this week, too.  Here's my list...

1.  Make the blocks and assemble the puzzle quilt.

2.  Quilt the next String Therapy quilt.

3.  Write the next String Therapy tutorial.

4.  Cut the sashing for the USPS t-shirt quilts.

It's a short list this week, because it's really important that I finish that puzzle quilt ASAP.  So that's where most of my focus will be this week.  Fortunately tomorrow my husband has to go to work at his old office (he's been working from home since last March, except for a handful of days when he has gone in) so I will have the house to myself with no obligations but to cook supper.  That should give me a good chunk of time to make some serious progress.  Maybe I can even get the top finished!  Wouldn't that be something?

So now, I really want to know - - - what are YOU working on this week?




  1. Lockdown means restrictions of so many kinds, and not being alone at home is one that so many are struggling with. I listened to our London Correspondent , yesterday, Daniel Faitaua, and the joy he described that in 2 weeks school will resume in London. His family have already marked the calendar!!! Make the most of your day. Love that quilt.

  2. Love your quilt. It's like a burst of happiness.
    That chronological feature on Disney + sound great. At this stage, we subscribe to Netflix and that's enough to keep us going along with regular tv and all of their catch up channels. My daughter would like Disney + so I told her if we get that we'd have to cancel Netflix. She's thinking about it, while she watches Glee for the 1000th time.

  3. So glad you all are beginning to thaw out Sarah. We did not get any of the snow in the valley where we live but I think snow was on the mountains. I always love reading your list and what you accomplished. Have a wonderful productive week .

  4. Glad your weather is getting better. We are finally over our winter storm. Being located south of you, we may have gotten the same storm here in Alabama. String Therapy is a gorgeous quilt. Looking forward to the tutorial.

  5. I need to start on a fabric bowl project, get farther on Pachanga, and do a tutorial for pillow project. Lots to do! Plus, do a guild Zoom presentation, and host a virtual sew day. All fun stuff!

  6. Great accomplishments! I worked on cutting out the elements I will use for the March table runner!


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