Monday, November 28, 2022

Make-A-List Monday - Wow, Am I Out Of Shape!


Hi, all!

Ouch!  I have definitely gotten out of shape in the past year - dragging Christmas boxes out of the attic has worn me down to a nub!  But I have crushed my exercise minutes every day this week, so there's that. Let's take a look at last week's list...

1.  Quilt Lilli's quilt if the batting arrives.
The batting came on Saturday, but I didn't have a chance to load the quilt on the frame yet. More about that below!

2.  Keep working on the scrappy ministry quilt top.
Done!  This one is ready to be quilted too.

3.  Keep cleaning up the studio.
Still a work in progress. I'm not sure it will ever be completely finished!

4.  Package up some Christmas gifts for my sewing sisters.
I've got all my parts for this project in place, just need to sit down and assemble the packages!

5.  Pull out the Christmas decorations and start setting them up!
Oh my, have I been working on this - and I am sore sore sore!  Let me explain...

Remember the beautiful tree we got at the tree farm?  Well, I spent a good day decorating it to the nines, and here's the result...

Isn't it beautiful? All that hard work was so worth it - and we enjoyed it for that evening and most of the next day.  So imagine my surprise when, while I was sitting in the den recuperating from dragging tubs of Christmas crap downstairs, I heard a horrendous --WHOMP-- in the living room!  I rush in there, only to see....

...the tree had hit. the. floor.  We have no idea why it fell down - Bree was outside in the back yard, and no, there wasn't an earthquake - but we proceeded to mop up the water on the floor, get a new and larger tree base, and put the tree back upright.  So then I spent another day RE-decorating it, swearing that if it fell down again, I was going to just chop it up for firewood!  My husband wired it to the wall, though, so I think we're good now.  But oh my gosh - that's the first time in 43 years of marriage that I've had a tree fall over!

With all the drama, I haven't taken too many pictures yet, but I did get a nice one of our nativity set.  I've got the artificial tree set up in the den, and a box of decorations all ready to go on it after I finish writing this post, so maybe this will be my whoop whoop for Friday - finishing the decorations!  We shall see....

So now, here's my list for this week...

1.  Finish the inside Christmas decorations.

2.  Decorate the front porch.

3.  Quilt Lilli's quilt.

4.  Package up those Christmas gifts for my sewing sisters!

5.  Make port pads for a local oncology office.

Definitely enough to keep me busy and more than busy!  If I get all this done I'll be tickled pink!

Oh, and I did one more thing today - built a piece of furniture - and I had a supervisor.  She was definitely way more help than I needed or wanted, but it's so much fun to see how curious she is!

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




  1. My first thought was naughty Bree when I saw the pic of the downed tree--glad she had an alibi! lol

  2. Oh, Bree, you can come over and help me whenever you like!

  3. That happened to us many years ago at my MIL's house, the tree was unbalanced, heavier on one side and it fell over a few hours after we put it up. Glad to know Sweet Bree is off the hook, LOL!! Have fun quilting this week.

  4. We had the tree fall over one year and the worst thing was some of my favorite ornaments broke.

  5. I just made an audible gasp reading about your tree!! Well, you did a beautiful job decorating it the first time and I'm sure it's just as beautiful the second time.
    Kathleen - kakingsbury at verizon dot net

  6. Yikes! Hope you didn’t lose any precious ornaments! It’s a beautiful tree! Must have been just a bit lopsided? We had to wire a real tree to the wall, one year too! It was just too wonky in the stand! And we had kitties, so there was that!

  7. I am not sure why I can't post as Art Grooveau... but I had a tree taken down by a cat. At least that was the story I was given when I got home.

  8. Sorry about the tree falling over but you won't have that happen again - sounds like it is securly rigged. I love your nativity set. I will start getting things out this week...I don't do so much in Maine and our son rarely gets to the apartment during the Christmas season, so I haven't even done it the last few years.

  9. I didn't realize you were back to blogging until one of my readers to my blog told me. Glad to see you back and what a Xmas tree sorry it toppled over!

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