To-Do Tuesday #32 & 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.

Walk Challenge Update:

My goal is 10,500 steps per day. How did I do last week?

  • 12/31 = 11,176
  • 1/1 = 12,141
  • 1/2 = 12,403
  • 1/3 = 11,994
  • 1/4 = 11,158
  • 1/5 = 13,280 (Addison’s shopping day)
  • 1/6 = 11,874

To-Do for last week:

  1. Finish the gnome runner – maybe? – IT’S DONE!
  2. One limit list for a stress-free week

To-Do #1

YES!! Forest Dwellers is complete. The gray borders are on and the green and red alternating border is also finished. No picture because at this point you might as well wait for a completely finished, including quilting, item.

The reorganized sewing room has been very motivating! January 3rd I actually sewed something and shared this photo on Instagram.

You may not notice but the diagonal seam is going the wrong way. Oops! That was just the beginning of the errors about to ensue getting the gnomes to the finish line. Perseverance, it’s called because those errors didn’t stop me.

Before you knew it, some HRT (half-rectangle triangles) were started. I have to say that the tape by Cluck, Cluck, Sew is a game changer. No marking needed – just chain sew my heart out.

What To-Do Next Week?

  1. Continue working on the HRT quilt
  2. Get photos of four items to be listed on Etsy (I hate taking photos)
  3. Only two – no stress!

We’re supposed to have a BIG snowstorm tomorrow. It’s really the first one of the winter, which is odd that it has waited until January 9th to happen. Anyway, I don’t have to drive in it!!! This retirement gig might turn out to be really, really, really cool. I’ve got gas for the snowblower, we have a stocked freezer . . . we are ready to ride out the storm and count our blessings for being able to do so. Have a great week, my friends.

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15 Responses

  1. Great job on your steps! Isn’t it funny how those “little” shopping days really beef up the steps?!!LOL I’m glad to see you sewing. We all have days like that, but I know you got through it all! Thanks for sharing on Monday Musings!

  2. Wow Roseanne you are doing fantastic on your steps goal. I agree; being retired is great and I think I’m getting used to being retired again. Hope you have been keeping busy, warm and happy. I do like that Gnome runner and am looking forward to the finished photos. Thank you for linking with To Do Tuesday. I’m almost caught up on reading every bodies linkups. Then I can start on this weeks.

  3. Cheree Hull says:

    You are so good to keep your steps logged! I’m kinda failing there! (Busy start to the year I guess.).
    When that diagonal seam tape came out, I bought three rolls I was so enamored with it! I hadn’t even used a whole one up and gifted another when I discovered an even better product from Primitive Gatherings. I’ve been meaning to post on that. Will try to do it soon.

  4. Kate says:

    The Gnomes are really cute. Congrats on all the productivity. Retirement is nice, no more freezing walks across the parking lot on a cold morning. Good luck with this week’s list.

  5. Vivian B. says:

    Congrats on retirement! Hoping the snow will not be bad but it sounds like you are ready for it. Yeah when it comes to sewing those diagonal HST/HRT seams remember: don’t sew through the pants leg crotch!

  6. That’s one of the best things about retirement – no commute in the snow! And you can stay home and sew, too. Hope you will show us the finished gnomes – they have looked so cute in the peeks we’ve gotten!

  7. Chrisknits says:

    I have made that mistake TOOOOO many times. LOL! But I think I have now learned my lesson.

  8. Those gnomes are just soooo cute!

  9. Firstly great steps and nice to get into the sewing again. Funny how mistakes happen, its that moment of inattention and what do you know! I’ve heard of the tape and it is good. I use a Lori Holt thing that works like it too although a nuisance when I have to change the bobbin.

  10. Congrats on living the retirement dream!!! I’m curious to see those quilted cute gnomes! Sounds like you’re prepared for the first big snow fall. We haven’t had one yet here, either, which seems surreal.

  11. Rochelle Summers says:

    Congrats on getting the gnomes done. Look forward to seeing the finished item. I do love that tape. I was sewing 1/2 square triangles in various sizes yesterday and thinking how wonderful it was not having to mark the backs!! I see that Addison ran your socks off on your birthday outing…way to go girls!! We had our first measurable snow on Saturday along with verrrry stron wind gusts! And very cold temps. So stay in and enjoy the view from the front and back widows. Hugs.

  12. Karla says:

    The gnome runner looks great – unique design! Glad you persisted!! Congrats on the retirement — somewhere I missed your announcement. Hope the snow wasn’t too much..good luck on your plan for the week!

  13. Laura says:

    Our first really big snowstorm is slated to hit us this afternoon. No worries! Looking forward to admiring the beauty of it from my living room window! Love retirement! 🙂

  14. Kathleen McCormick says:

    She persisted! Glad you made real progress on the gnomes. We had our first big snow storm…yuk! I really don’t like it and count the days to March with longer light and April where we are nearly safe! Good luck on your plan for the week.

  15. Wendy says:

    Some sewing days are like that, and you just have to blast through them – or go eat chocolate. LOL I enjoy seeing those happy gnomes! (Did you get a lot of snow?)

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