To-Do Tuesday #28 & 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 42 days (including today!) to go in 2023! My walking stats for last week with a goal of 10,500/day:
- 11/13 = 12,161
- 11/14 = 13,138
- 11/15 = 11,881
- 11/16 = 11,421
- 11/17 = 12,150
- 11/18 = 11,898
To-Do for last week:
- Binding the five quilted items from last week
- Two limit list for a stress-free week
Last week, we had a quilting session at our friend Carol’s house. Five items were quilted before we visited a nearby quilt shop. My mission, which I chose to accept, was to get them bound this week. Did I?
Well, sure I did! Not only did I get all the binding finished, but I listed the two penguin toppers in our Etsy shop. Thanks to our friend, Mary, one of them sold within hours (we thank her so much for that). What a surprise to see that email, so quickly.
To-Do Extra Projects – Flit About Inspired
Last week, I shared that I had tripped over (literally) a fabric kit called Forest Dwellers. It’s kind of fun, with gnomes interspersed within the pine trees. I was able to finish the center portion so all that’s left is a gray border preceding a colorful red and green scrappy patch one. We’ll lay them out on the design wall to space out all the different fabrics.
I also played around with making a sample wine glass coaster. The Quilted Cow has a weekly FB live-streaming program of samples, fabric, and quilting notions for sale. They showed a sample pair of these wine coasters and they just sparked my interest.
The process involved finding four charm pack pieces, and then a CD that I was willing to scrap and use to trace a circle. Finding the charm pack pieces took TWO days (and they still weren’t what I wanted) while locating a CD took another day. I was reluctant to use a musical CD that could actually be played again . . . if I had a vessel that could receive them. Anyhow . . . I traced the circles, folded and layered the fabrics, and quickly sewed around the pieces, and turned them right-side out.
Here’s my demo/sample wine glass coaster that needs a good pressing. The idea is that 1) it absorbs condensation on the glass, and 2) it identifies your glass when others are drinking the same wine from similar glasses. I’m not sure if there will be any more of these assembled. The jury is still out. I’m wondering if some batting might be helpful on the bottom layer to make it more absorbent and a bit heftier.
What To-Do Next Week?
- Make a bowl cozy and a journal cover for gifts for coworkers
- Finish up the gnomes?
- Only two – no stress!
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