Monday, March 22, 2021

Make-a-List Monday - A Short Short Week!


Hi, all!

Monday is back again, and it's a short week for me! So much to do in two days before we go on vacation, and very little of it involving a sewing machine.  Boohoo!  But there is last week's list to deal with, so let's see how it went...

1.  Finish the border on the current t-shirt puzzle quilt.
Done!  This top is finished.

2.  If the backing arrives, quilt and bind that quilt.
The backing arrived, but no time to quilt it yet!  It will have to wait until after vacation.

3.  Choose giveaway goodies for Sunday's H2H blogpost and write that post.
Done!  It's hard to believe that it's already that time again, but things are moving right along.

4.  Start planning the next t-shirt quilt.  (This should be fun, as I'm hoping to use a design from my new memory quilt book!)
Started!  I've reviewed all the shirts and clothing pieces - golf attire from past years - and it's going to be an interesting quilt.  Next step is writing an estimate, then deconstructing the shirts.

5.  It's that time again - I must do our 2020 taxes. (ugh)
Done!  Hip hip hooray!!!  It will be so nice to go on vacation knowing that this task is finished.

6.  Do some weeding and mulching in the yard if weather permits.
The weeding is done - mulching will have to wait until we return.

I also had one project that I forgot to put on the to-do list last week - a birthday present for my youngest granddaughter, who will turn 9 while we are on vacation...

Because every little mermaid needs a tail!  They will be spending the week with us, so I'll get to see her reaction when she opens it.  I can't wait!

So, as I said, this week is very short - and so very much to get organized to take with us!  This is always my job before we go to the beach - my husband thinks that packing would be done mere hours before jumping in the car, while I am a list-maker.  There's something so satisfying about crossing items off!  But I do have a bit of a to-do list even for this week...

1.  Write Sunday's "Meet the Sponsors" H2H post.

2.  Take photos of the shirts for the next memory quilt so I can plan while on vacation.

3.  Throw a graph book in my bag for catching ideas on the fly!

I'm hoping to come up with a solid idea for this year's 12 Days of Christmas in July quilt-along quilt while on vacation - sometimes just having some enforced relaxation time opens the floodgates!   

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




  1. Enjoy your time away, you sound very organised, and love that tail.

  2. That mermaid tail is FABULOUS! Great idea and great work!!

  3. So many exciting adventures in your near future! Enjoy!

  4. The mermaid tail is going to be a big hit, I'm sure. Enjoy your time at the beach. We've had unusually warm weather for western NY in March, so I've been working outside and hoping we don't get another real cold spell to damage the emerging plants.

  5. That mermaid tail is gorgeous! There's going to be one extremely excited and happy granddaughter! Kudos to you!


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