To-Do Tuesday #231 Weekly Update
Join us today for the 231st weekly To-Do Tuesday list and update. Gladys Taber wrote, “Contentment is a list with half of it crossed off.” We are joining Linda who is hosting the To-Do Tuesday linky party. Thank you, Linda!
To-Do for last week October 19th – 25th:
- Layer and start quilting the ballerina quilt – √ Done
- Continue working on the Christmas toppers – Nope
- Visit good friends in their new home – √ Done
The ballerina quilt is all layered and one line of quilting is in, in spite of several attempts to thwart our efforts. First, we ran a diagonal line of tape to use as a guide for straight stitching from corner to corner. No problem, except we used painters tape . . . which does NOT stick well to fabric, apparently. Go figure. So, after starting to quilt this behemoth of a quilt, my straight line to follow was nonexistent. The tape was a loosey-goosey mess. After taking it out of the machine, and retaping it with our usual white masking tape, back to the task of quilting.
I was celebrating the near completion of the first line of stitching, only to pull off the tape to a different issue. Big sections of skipped stitches! Many, many, MANY in a row. What the heck??
After a bit of a discussion, we decided that it was time to get Ellie in for a check-up. Just look at the big sections of skipped stitches in the photos above! In two or three weeks, quilting will continue on the ballerina quilt, whenever I get Ellie back from service. Waaaaaaa!
None of the buttonholing was even started on the Christmas topper. See above. More waaaaaa!
We spent a lovely Saturday visiting our friends Ken and Carol in their new home. And what a beautiful home it is! We didn’t take any pictures but we did enjoy a wonderful lunch and got a full tour of the new place. They will be happy there for many, many years to come!
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To-Do for the week of October 26th through November 1st:
- Beats me – it’s hard to make any sewing plans without a machine! I may have to take a few To-Do Tuesdays off until mid-November. Good thing we got the Thanksgiving topper finished up last week.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, I’ve heard. I dug out Lili tonight thinking I could still continue quilting. Well, no. It’s been so long since I’ve used Lili, I was thankful that she was threaded and had some bobbin thread. I sewed a basic seam, took it out, and measured it. It was thrilling to see it was exactly 1/4″ with no adjustments. I can/will work on my leader/ender project! Lili has a buttonhole stitch but I am certain I need a different presser foot (where might they be?!). SEW . . . there may be some sewing but very little, especially once the bobbin thread is gone. I didn’t even remember that the lid opened to display the thread (Aurifil). Three weeks is going to be a LONG time. HAHA!
P.S. I really miss the thread cutter and the knee lift and that it is tall enough for the hole in my sewing table. One bright spot is that Lily and Ellie use the same power cord so there was no crawling around on the floor for power. Sweet!
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