To-Do Tuesday #30 & 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 28 days (including today!) left in 2023! My walking stats for last week with a goal of 10,500/day:

  • 11/26 = 11,806
  • 11/27 = 12,484
  • 11/28 = 13,050
  • 11/29 = 12,341
  • 11/30 = 12,257
  • 12/1 = 11,226
  • 12/2 = 12,0056

To-Do for last week:

  1. Finish the gnome runner – maybe?
  2. One limit list for a stress-free week

To-Do #1

While I had the fabric out for a school-inspired journal, I decided to make another one. I’ll list it in our Etsy shop although I’ve only sold one so far. They are easy to make and that’s about all of my sewing mojo lately. Pretty pathetic but I know it’ll come back in full force soon (at least I hope so).

Yeah. The Forest Dwellers runner finish didn’t happen. Not only did it not happen, but the green and red final border comprised of 2.5″ squares hasn’t even been considered. Oh, well. That leaves me something to aspire to for next week, again! Honestly, I’m a little annoyed with the one nose. It’s so light that it doesn’t stand out on the white background. I think we’ll make another one with our own fabric choices.

On a happy note, our friend Sandra released a new pattern today! It’s called Sunset Strip and you can read all about it on her website, mmmQuilts. Check it out!

What To-Do Next Week?

  1. Finish the gnome runner
  2. Beats me – no inspiration lately – Sue wants to overhaul the sewing room
  3. Only two – no stress!

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13 Responses

  1. How nice to see this post, Roseanne! Those gnomes in that runner…so cute! I love the idea of journal covers. My best to you both!

  2. Hah I understand the lack of sewing mojo – I have the same just when I need to be sprinting to the finish line on Christmas projects. Hopefully yours has returned to you. Those little gnomes are really cute – I can see his nose – maybe he just needs a little sun – lol!

  3. Chrisknits says:

    Hey, it’s the busy season, I say just take it easy and enjoy the time of year! But then who’s the one with a deadline of Saturday for 2 more presents? Bwahahaha!!!!

  4. You are doing great with your walking.
    I’m sure your sewing mojo will return soon!! As for the light nose on the gnome runner, you could do a zigzag stitch in a different colour to make it show up more or colour it in with an inktense pencil to make it a different colour (use aloe vera to stop the colour from running) … It’s still going to be a cute runner, even if you do nothing to the nose!
    Hugs …

  5. Sometimes, clearing, sorting, cleaning out a ‘special place’ (in your case, the sewing room) can be invigorating and inspiring. Meanwhile, do what feeds your soul, Roseanne.

  6. I love your journal cover and hope you sell it soon. It would make a nice Christmas gift, I think!! So good to hear from you. I know how it feels to lose your sew-jo and I’m hoping you get it back quickly. Check out Carol’s blog hop for some great inspiration!! Hugs to you and Sue!

  7. Well you got all that walking done so big achievement and yes the sewing mojo will return when its ready, busy time of year as well. And always good to know what you are up to or not up to!!

  8. Vicki in MN says:

    Oh my overhauling the sewing room might be just the ticket you need to get inspired, do it!!!!

  9. I love that gnome runner, but I do see what you mean about that one nose! How hard will it be to fix that one? No matter when you get this one done, it’ll be cute as can be!

  10. Rochelle Summers says:

    Hey, if you fix that nose, that counts for something. And if you are redoing the sewing room that’s a whole lot of something!! I wouldn’t call that no stress. But maybe your sewmojo is under a stack of fabric — HaHa! When the seasons change it can make it a little challenging to change with them. Still, look at those steps! And the journal cover is great. Wishing you a great week. (smile). Hugs.

  11. Laura says:

    I agree with Wendy…happy to read a post from you! It is okay to take time off from sewing! Happy holidays to you and your loved ones! 🙂

  12. Kathleen McCormick says:

    Good to hear from you. How about a little sharpie or crayon or fabric markers to help the nose? Or a little fancy stitching/embroidery…a new campaign “rescue the nose” to inspire you? I just appliqued a tiny piece on a quilt that I am in love with – a slight tear in the fabric needing covering – I know you can come up with something creative. The journal covers are fab and sewing mojo will return…sometimes a little sewing room overhaul can be inspirational. Put on the fun music and dance your way to your next inspo!

  13. Wendy says:

    I’m glad you are posting even though your sewing mojo is on break. Those journal covers are such a great idea! I love the gnome runner!

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