To-Do Tuesday #33 & 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?

  • 1/7 = 11,036
  • 1/8 = 11,938
  • 1/9 = 12,609
  • 1/10 = 11,708
  • 1/11 = 11,682
  • 1/12 = 12,681
  • 1/13 = 11,573

To-Do for last week:

  1. Work on the HRT baby quilt
  2. Photos of some Etsy finishes
  3. Two limit list for a stress-free week

To-Do #1

Last week, I started to work on sewing some HRT (half-rectangle triangles) blocks. The tape by Cluck, Cluck, Sew is what I used instead of marking the 70 blocks which was a time saver. My walking buddy, Cheree, is going to share a similar product by Primitive Gathering. I didn’t even know there was another product available, so I look forward to her post about that.

It wasn’t too long before I had all the blocks made. Time to cut them apart, press, and trim. Retirement makes it so much easier as we can sew whenever we want. Fitting it in between snow shoveling and minor errands is a breeze. These should be on the design wall and ready to sew into a quilt top next week.

To-Do #2

Taking photos for our Etsy shop is something I dread. I’m not confident or talented so it is a chore. However, having my bestie help with suggestions and ideas made it much quicker. These gems just were added to keep our items fresh. Another checkmark was earned for the week.

So far, none of our hexagon toppers have sold (except for Mary’s penguin purchase – thank you, Mary). We think they are so cute but I guess there’s no accounting for what might be popular. We’ll keep trying to find a niche. All our sale proceeds are going into a 524 education account for our littles. College, technical school, or whatever their focus might be will be aided by Auntie Sue and Auntie Rose.

What To-Do Next Week?

  1. Sew the HRT blocks together into a quilt top
  2. Start applique for a family project for Andrea
  3. Only two – no stress!

Today is MLK Day in the USA which is a national holiday. While neither of us has a day off work (because we’re retired!), we will be celebrating with friends at our local casino. We’re not counting on a big win but it sure would make for a very fun day. ~smile

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9 Responses

  1. I’m so impressed with your consistency in meeting your step goal, Roseanne! Below zero temps and 5 inches of snow on the ground have kept me inside these last few days. I did find some good indoor walking workouts that help a little, though. Looking forward to seeing your HRT quilt and what you’re making for Andrea, too!

  2. chrisknits says:

    Hope you had a great time!!! And maybe a little change came back home with you? How wonderful that the littles will see a benefit from your handwork. We never stopped putting money into an account after the girls graduated college, just started over saving for college for future grand babies. Good luck with your Etsy shop!

  3. You’ve been busy. That tape is great, not only for HRT but HSTs too!! I love the non-marking method. I do use my laser light on my machine a lot too! I hope you had fun at the casino!!

  4. Great work with the HRT’s, I’ve only worked with them once and used a template for that particular pattern, they do look great in a quilt. All the best with Etsy, I never try to sell anything because I don’t want to have to post away which would almost cost as much as the quilt things! Yes the tape or other products that help so we don’t have to draw the lines are great.

  5. I have that tape, too! Haven’t used it yet, so good for me to see it in use by an active quilter.

  6. Kate says:

    The photos turned out nicely. I struggle too with getting nice photos of my ongoing quilty projects. I guess practice is the best way to get better. Have a fun time out with your friends.

  7. Rochelle Summers says:

    Great number on your walking chart! I do love that tape. Every once in a while, I need to pull it up and replace it. But it has saved many hours of marking. You have some colorful items in your ETSY store. I hope they go. I put away money for each of the grands. Three have collected there’s and one is still in high school. Yes, retirement is wonderful. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! Hope you didn’t get too much snow. Hugs, my friend.

  8. Wendy says:

    You’ve been busy! I have that tape, and forget to use it. LOL

  9. Vicki in MN says:

    Good for you getting more things photographed and into your shop. I just peeked at it. I don’t know if it helps but you might want to set up categories of table runners, quilts, placemats etc. It’s been a week or so since I sewed, I am anxious to get it set up again.

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