Monday, January 23, 2023

Make-A-List Monday - Best Laid Plans and All That...


Hi, all!

It's been a busy week around here - although I did several things that weren't exactly on the list, but it's all good!  I'll tell you about those later, but first, let's see how last week's list went....

1.  Quilt a couple of ministry quilts.

I only got to one of these, but isn't it pretty?  And it turns out it was exactly what was needed for a specific request...

2.  Write the tutorial for the first prototype.

It's in progress!  Hallelujah!

3. Finish the blocks for the second prototype and decide on a layout.

I finished the blocks I was originally working on, but found that it was a very finicky quilt to assemble - NOT what I was looking to put in this series of easy tutorials.  So I re-grouped, put together another super-simple top and here's a sneak peak of what is coming!

4.  Start writing the tutorial for the second prototype.

It's started!

5.  Five days on the treadmill.

You bet!  I'm actually starting to enjoy my time on the treadmill, and I'm learning a lot about Majorca and Menorca!

6.  Get started with yoga!

That crazy yoga instructor tried to KILL ME today!  Seriously, I hurt in places I didn't know I had muscles.  But as my husband (so sweetly) says, no pain, no gain (yes I thought about hitting him when he said it!)  So I will be back at it, if not tomorrow, then Wednesday!

7.  Keep up with the Italian lessons.

My Italian is coming right along!  Having been fluent (once upon a time) in Spanish, it's sometimes confusing, but I feel so accomplished when I find myself naming things I see!

I also started a new project, testing a pattern once again.  And unfortunately, that's got to bump a lot of things because it needs to be done ASAP and we are going out of town on Saturday.  So it will be my focus for this week!

And I did some much needed clothes shopping so I have some nice things to take with me on our trip.  It's a work trip for my husband and I have to appear by his side at some work functions.  My wardrobe has degenerated to jeans and t-shirts since COVID, and it was time for a refresher!  

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

1.  Finish the pattern testing quilt top.

2.  Finish writing the first two tutorials.

3.  Graph out a fourth quilt for the series.

4.  If time permits, cut out the third quilt.

5.  Keep up with walking, yoga, and Italian!

Short and sweet this week, and some of it is stuff I can work on while on vacation, too - writing and designing is easy if I take my computer. 

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




  1. Enjoy your vacation! I'm part of a blog hop (today was my day) and I'm trying to get things finished for my guild's upcoming quilt show (quilting, bindings, labels).

  2. " I feel so accomplished when I find myself naming things I see!" I am like that with Spanish when I can form a coherent sentence - or come up with a "less common" word when my friend and I are doing our Zoom Spanish class.
    Language learning is a lot of hard work, but it is fun too.

  3. sounds like you are enjoying yourself with challenging yourself to learn Italian and start yoga and the treadmill. I already to the treadmill but need to start to challenge myself with yoga again like I used to.

  4. Happy to see you are keeping up with the treadmill. You've inspired me and I made it 4 out of 5 days last week. Looking forward to seeing how you do with this week's list.

  5. A very happy week-even adding some non-sewing things to your schedule, you've got a lot done!

  6. what great accomplishments you've made this passed week. I so admire you on learning Italian. My ancestors were Italian and wished I had known the language when I once visited Italy. It's a bit too late now, I'm afraid. Keep up the good work!

  7. Love to see what you are working on. I have to bind a quilt I finished, load another after making a new backing and work on the Valentine's cards (yikes).

  8. Great projecrs and hope you have fantastic holidays


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