To-Do Tuesday #21 & 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.

Countdown and Walk Challenge Update:

This song is surely to be a big hit, set to the tune of 99 beers:

~Ninety-eight days of the year are left, 98 days of the year, spend today however you may, leaving 97 days of the year to play. ~

There are only 98 days to go in 2023! Many thanks to the Laura’s for their writing cred in improving this song. My walking stats for last week – goal met:

  • 9/18 = 11,124; 9/19 = 10,998; 9/20 = 10,604; 9/21 = 11,484; 9/22 = 11,531; 9/23 = 11,708; 9/24 = 10,923

To-Do for last week:

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

To-Do #1

Hip, hip, hoorah! Two penguin table topper tops are complete and are going in the to-be-quilted bag. They are missing their eyes because we don’t want to break a needle on them. Hopefully, it won’t be a huge issue quilting around the 3D orange beaks. I think those are fun!

Since the last journal cover sold so quickly, I was able to list another one in our Etsy shop. This one uses the same line of fabric and jelly roll strips without purple this time.

To-Do #2

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. Since they really need some that are appropriate for boys, I could do that. 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 very much!

Sue found me some fabrics that match the Hot Wheels pieces. I didn’t even know we had fabric in the area she pulled these novelty prints from. Maybe that’s why it’s her forte and not mine. I gave myself a bowl of white cheddar popcorn while I was sewing away. In hindsight, popcorn isn’t the best thing to snack on while trying to sew. My fingers got a bit full of white cheddar so I downed it quick and washed my hands. Go figure. I guess I’ll have to stick to M&Ms since they don’t melt in your hands.

What To-Do Next Week?

  1. Quilt the cradle quilt after a backing is found
  2. Start on a Wisconsin Badger’s t-shirt quilt or runner or something?!
  3. Maybe nothing – no stress!

A Little Extra

I found a little video on Pinterest that featured a new-to-me binding technique. Be aware that the video is reversed like in a mirror. I tried the technique out on two snowman hexagon toppers and thought I’d share the results. The picture on the left is my first attempt, and I didn’t sew close enough to the fabric starting point. The second picture looks much better because I was able to sew close enough this time. There’s no way I can take pictures of the process but the video was helpful to me.

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12 Responses

  1. Way to go on your steps!! The penguins are adorable – love them!! Great journal cover too! Love the fabric. Have fun and thanks for linking up at Monday Musings!

  2. Cheree Hull says:

    I agree those little orange beaks are fun! I sat down to my computer to make a list of 99 things to do…..and couldn’t come up with much after about 10 so I gave up. LOL. I think I’ll just let it happen, ya know? Maybe I should just do 7 in 7? As in, 7 in a week?

  3. Chrisknits says:

    I found some time to visit!!! It’s working because Squish is playing with 2 pieces of yarn I pulled off a scrap ball. LOL! Otherwise we would be involved in a game or two of chase. Lovely projects! Off to watch the video.

  4. Love the ditty for 99 days of the year left! Good for you with that walking, too, Roseanne! That penguin topper is so cute, and so are the cradle quilts. Aren’t they a fun little project?

  5. You are on a roll with your Etsy shop – yay! Your journal cover is lovely. Actually white cheddar popcorn and M&Ms sound good together. 😉 Hope you and Sue are having a great week!

  6. Firstly very impressed with that walking. Nice to see another journal cover done ready to sell and I bet the penguin toppers are going to be very cool.

  7. Rochelle Summers says:

    Congrats on all those steps. You are amazing, my friend. Great job on the penguin toppers. And that journal cover is great. I hope it goes just as fast. The popcorn looked delicious too. And I’m sure Sue has already found the backing for that little quilt. Now, I’ll have to go see if I can get that binding technique to work for me. I wonder if it will work on the double folded binding I do? Hope your week is great. Keep up the good work. Hugs!

  8. Kathleen McCormick says:

    Earworm…thank you very much. Good luck with your week and walking. Watch is telling me to stand, so I shall, and fold some laundry and then walk! Oh, that binding technique is fab! Will have to try that.

  9. Laura says:

    Yup…stuck with that earworm now. Ha, ha! Thank you for the binding link…I am going to check that out! 🙂

  10. Vicki in MN says:

    Great job on your walking, you are off to a good start!

  11. Wendy says:

    You’re moving those projects along well! I love the journal cover. Have a good week!

  12. Now we’ve all got that song in our head – as one of the Lauras, I guess I helped contribute to the earworm! HA! BTW: I am enjoying my leisurely fussy cutting and stitching of those two 18inchers!

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