To-Do Tuesday #19 & Monday Musing

Two of our friends host a weekly linky party. Brenda at Songbird Designs has a Monday linky party called Monday Musings. Our friend Carol at Quilt Schmidt hosts To-Do Tuesday with a linky party as well. We will share our weekly updates on both of their websites.

To-Do for last week:

  1. Finish two penguin toppers, or a Dr. Seuss quilt top, or a journal cover?
  2. Sew the binding on two snowman toppers
  3. Two limit list for a stress-free week

To-Do #1

There are a lot of projects started in the sewing room. Enough for someone who has an attention deficit to be able to flit about quite happily. There’s a journal cover started with just a few more steps until it’s completed. The cover is cut to size and it has been quilted; the inside flaps are ready to go and so is the lining.

Additionally, there are two penguin table toppers started. While they have been paused for a bit, it’s because I can’t remember what size square I need to fold up for the 3D beak. I’ll have to play around with different size squares because it has to be to scale. This time, I assure you, I will make a note of the squared size needed for a perfect beak! (It seems that a 2″ square folds to be the perfect size, but I’ll double-check when I sew on the neck scarf.)

The next Dr. Seuss quilt has begun to see the light of day. There are four rows of five blocks, and all of the blocks have sashing sewn on one side of them. I need to give all the blocks a good press . . . and I’m dragging my feet on that. It’s been too hot, I tell myself, even though a cool front has finally arrived!

To-Do #2

We have two snowman hexagon table toppers (similar to the picture below) quilted at our last session with the longarm. We can’t decide what color binding fabric to use . . . Truthfully, Sue has been so busy with the first week of school that binding isn’t a top priority. While it would be nice to have a period on these two projects, there’s no rush!

Finally, let me just recap . . . not much of anything was accomplished last week! That’s okay, and I think I’ll just keep the list the same for the upcoming week.

To-Do #3 Unplanned but Worthy of Sharing

Carole over at From My Carolina Home is collecting small quilts in a cradle drive. The drive is looking for 18″ square quilts which will be given to children as Christmas or holiday gifts. You will see cute cradles, wagons, or rocking chairs that are coupled with a small quilt and a bear on Carole’s website. Goodness, they are so sweet and oh so quick to make. They really need some that are appropriate for boys. Carole asks that if you would like to make a cradle quilt, please mail it to her by the end of October. Thank you so much!

What To-Do Next Week?

  1. Finish two penguin toppers, or maybe a Dr. Seuss quilt top, or a journal cover?
  2. Sew the binding on two snowman toppers Make a cradle quilt or two
  3. Maybe nothing – no stress!

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6 Responses

  1. Loving that penguin topper! Can’t wait to see it finished! Well I love the snowman one also! The journal cover is looking cool. No pressure, Roseanne! I’m just getting back into the swing of things (slowly) after finishing that huge quilt a couple of weeks ago! Sometimes you just need a break and to flit from project to project at times!! Thanks for linking up with Monday Musings! Have a great week! Hugs!

  2. Vicki in MN says:

    The journal cover sure has some pretty fabric! And that penguin sure is dapper looking:)

  3. Laura says:

    Sometimes you just need a squirrel project, or two. Or a novel. 🙂

  4. Rochelle Summers says:

    Some weeks it is hard to motivate myself to sew….especially if the project is not one I really like. But I agree that when it is hot it hard to turn on the iron (or stove) or sit and sew a binding on a quilt. Hopefully this will all pass. Have a wonderful week, no matter what! : <)

  5. Kathleen McCormick says:

    Good luck with your week. Not much sewing for me this week…but looking forward to returning to it. Good to be able to shift and do something fast when needed isn’t it?

  6. Ohhh that snowman!! perfect for the coming winter!!!
    and what a cute penguin!!
    I can get behind #3 on your list!!! I like that one!!

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