To-Do Tuesday #24 & 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:

There are only 70 days to go in 2023! My walking stats for last week with a goal of 10,500/day met:

  • 10/9 = 10,974 10/16 = 4,754*
  • 10/10 = 11,577 10/17 = 2,045*
  • 10/11 = 10,791 10/18 = 12,028
  • 10/12 = 11,309 10/19 = 11,981
  • 10/13 = 10,917 10/20 = 11,021
  • 10/14 = 11,195 10/21 = 11,489
  • 10/15 = 12,462 10/22 = 11,134

*Overnight hospital visit with a cardiac scare that turned out to be from undetermined reasons. Here is Sue in the Emergency Department at 6:30 a.m. last Monday morning. Now back to our normal posting activities.

To-Do for last week:

  1. Work on the Wisconsin Badgers t-shirts for a quilt possibly
  2. Two limit list for a stress-free week

To-Do #1

We did manage to get the Wisconsin Badgers t-shirt project moving forward just a bit. From here, I’m going to cut some 1.5″ strips from the back of a black t-shirt as a separation before the final border.

To-Do #2

I also managed to finish this little door banner during the last two weeks. During the summer, I did a little hand embroidery work on this little snowman. While I don’t necessarily agree with this sentiment yet, it was fun to work on and I’d like to do another. I picked up this snowflake quilt hanger from MSQC during a sale. I thought it would work just perfectly for this little banner when it was complete. Unfortunately, the wooden dowel doesn’t come off. There’s no way to slip a quilt piece onto the hanger!

If you look closely at the piece above, you can see that I carried the thread in between the French knots to represent the coal buttons. I had a plan to hide that thread before it was finished. I put a small piece of batting between the fabric and the thread which did the trick. Here’s a closeup of that area in the photo on the left.

Happily enough, the quilting went right over those French knots so the batting pieces will be held in place. Here is the finished door banner or flag. I thought it might be one of those that you might hang as a garden flag but it wouldn’t hold up well in the elements, I don’t believe.

What To-Do Next Week?

  1. Make a little progress on the Wisconsin Badgers t-shirt projects
  2. Maybe nothing – no stress!

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11 Responses

  1. Hope Sue is okay now, that kind of thing is scary. Love your embroidery and the fix for the thread. Making small steps in things counts and good luck with your T- shirt quilt. I’ve fallen off the blogging but will get back to it – eventually!

  2. Poor Sue! Hope she is doing well now. Ugh on having to go to the ER – eeek! Love that wall hanging. You are doing a spectacular job on your steps! Tell Sue to hang in there, and you take care too , dear Roseanne. 🙂

  3. Chrisknits says:

    I used to not mind winter, but now it cuts into my boating time. LOL!!! Cute finish!!

  4. Sue Saynay says:

    Thank you all for your kind words. I appreciate it more than you know.

  5. Laura says:

    At least Sue can smile about the unwanted visit to the ER! Hopefully, Sue is doing much, much better and whatever is the problem will get taken care of!
    The banner looks great! Our first snowstorm is predicted for tomorrow and Wednesday. I don’t feel too bad about it since I think the first snow is gorgeous and I know it isn’t going to stick. 🙂 However, our son and daughter-in-law will be traveling through the mountain pass, so I am a bit concerned for them.

  6. Cheree Hull says:

    What the what?!? Hope Sue is on the mend! NO more of those shenanigans outa her!! Love your idea to hide that thread! Well done missy! And way to go on rocking those steps, step buddy! I’m afraid this coming week might have me slacking a bit but I’ll see what I can do. Can’t let the team down!

  7. Rochelle Summers says:

    So good to hear from you. Not a nice way to start last week. It must have quite traumatic for both you and Sue. I like your little wall hanging and I’m sorry the hanger didn’t work out. That’s a bummer. But you recovered nicely with the next one. Your t-shirt quilt is moving along. Wasn’t it going to be a table topper? Your steps keep piling up. Good for you. Hugs to you (and Sue) with hopes for a much better and stress free week.

  8. Kathleen McCormick says:

    UGH! Hope Sue is just fine and all is well. I hate the diagnosis…unknown and the caution to keep an eye out. Love your let is snow hanging and great recovery tip on the carried threads! You will keep moving and that is what is important. I did a ton of walking in Ireland and plan to keep increasing now that I have recovered from jet leg (nearly).

  9. Vicki in MN says:

    I hope that Sue’s hospital visit doesn’t turn into anything serious, scary stuff isn’t it. Cute embroidery hanging, you can sew tabs onto the front of the quilt and loop over the dowel on that hanger. Use a little piece of velcor on the tab and back of the mini to secure it.

  10. Wendy says:

    Well, nothing like a little weekend fun, spending it in the ER. I hope Sue is doing okay, good to see her smiling in that photo! That little stitchery is so cute! Tae care, you two!

  11. I hope everything is OK with Sue now and it was nothing serious. Hopefully they advised a cardiologist followup? ERs are no fun, especially all nighters! Your little wall hanging is sew cute! Maybe we’ll get some snow this year, but who knows??! I’m glad your Badger T-shirt quilt is back in the “thinking” stages! I hope you have a great week, Roseanne. Thanks for sharing on Monday Musings.

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