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:
- Finish two penguin toppers, a Dr. Seuss quilt top, or a journal cover?
- Sew a cradle quilt for donation
- Two limit list for a stress-free week
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.
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?
- Quilt the cradle quilt after a backing is found
- Start on a Wisconsin Badger’s t-shirt quilt or runner or something?!
- 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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