To-Do Tuesday #4 Weekly Update

Join us today for the weekly To-Do Tuesday list #4 and update. The Thanksgiving edition with five days in a row off work! Linda hosts the To-Do Tuesday linky party and we thank you so much, Linda! Many of our friends join in and share their ongoing projects and recent finishes. Be sure to check it out.

Happy Birthday, Andrea!! It seems like just yesterday Auntie Sue was holding you in the hospital.

To-Do for the week of November 22nd through 28th:

  1. Quilt Extravaganza with our friend, Carol
  2. Enjoy family and friends on Thanksgiving
  3. Two limit list for a stress-free week

To-Do #1

Last Sunday, our bag was packed – over-packed, actually. We did use another 31-bag to house the overflowing stack to bring to Carol’s house. Why not bring everything that has not been quilted. Yes, why not?! We cleared off the back of the visitor chair in the sewing room and we selected potential backings. A list was made to remind us of our choices!

So, what did we get accomplished?? Nothing, everything quilted, or somewhere in between? There’s too much news to share in one post. Part 1 of the extravaganza details will be available tomorrow.

To-Do #2

We are blessed to be invited to Sue’s sister (a.k.a., Gamma) for Thanksgiving dinner/lunch. All four of our littles were feeling better and in rare form. It’s a treat to be able to spend time with most of our peeps and catch up with each other. Of course, football was on as is tradition.

The Apple and pumpkin pies were made but barely cut into. Do you have that happen, too, or do you save space for dessert? I always think I’m going to . . . my intentions are good. The apple pie came out of the oven, bubbling cinnamon goodness all over the cookie sheet. It was SO tempting to just cut a slice and gobble it. No one would have noticed that half the pie was missing do you think?!!

Extra To-Do

After my recent purchase of an Accuquilt, I knew I needed a die or perhaps two to round out my scrap-cutting tools. I have a terrible time making flying geese. I love how they look but they frustrate me to no end, so I avoid them at all costs. Of course, sometimes I just cannot avoid them which led to my first die selection!

I chose the flying geese dies which cuts only one goose set at a time, rather than the bundle that cuts multiples. We are in the middle of assembling a red/white/blue table runner that calls for MANY geese. Ugg. My plan is to carefully place the pieces on the die that have been cut for a traditional way of making FGs. I’ll run them through the GO! Hopefully, that will ensure that all of the geese turn out and are uniform. Except for the handful of geese that are already complete. Sounds like a plan doesn’t it?! Stay tuned to see if it comes to fruition.

To-Do Stay-At-Home Round Robin

The Stay-At-Home Round Robin 2023 is right around the corner. On Monday, January 16, the festivities begin. Six blogger friends will share the center blocks that we will build upon. Every Monday thereafter a different compadre will share their suggestion for the round along with tips and tricks. March 13th will be the final parade. There’ll be a weekly linky party. It’s nine quick weeks of round-robin fun. Sue and I have a unique project in mind. ~smile~

To-Do for the week of November 22nd through 28th:

  • Binding needs to be added to a quilt or twelve
  • Buttonhole/appliqué the Easter table toppers started last week
  • Low-stress limit of two items!

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16 Responses

  1. Nanette Chopin Cook says:

    Rosanne. I use Eleanor Burns Flying Geese Rulers. They make 4 at a time and come out perfect! Pie sounds yummy. Hugs

  2. Kate says:

    You’ve definitely been busy. Glad that you had such a good family Thanksgiving. We didn’t eat Thanksgiving dinner till 3 and we were all so full that dessert became dinner, we didn’t want anything else. Hope you made good progress on the quilting. Happy stitching this week.

  3. Chrisknits says:

    Oh, what did you get done!!! I need to know. I got a baby quilt ready to go, but didn’t get it started yet. I failed to buy the panto! LOL. So, off to do that online and then print the pages for quilting this weekend.

  4. Linda says:

    Nothing better than being off work, except for retirement – hee-hee. How exciting about carting quilt tops to the longarm! Is that an upside down apple pie? Someday I am going to go with my dream of eating dessert first. Yay on the AQ cutter! I am looking forward to being “free” and having more time for the Round Robin. 😉
    I’ve got your next two posts pulled up ready to read, so I’ll just close with Thank you for sharing with To Do Tuesday!

  5. Peggy L Stockwell says:

    I do love my accuquilt when I want to cut a whole quilt at once but my sewing is my sewing so for me, it doesn’t make any difference for those flying geese or SIS or even HST. I have to go with the make bigger and trim down philosophy. I am consistently off, so that is one thing.

    Choosing backings etc is just as important a step as making the top so don’t dis yourself. You accomplished much.

    I’ve always wanted to do a round robin. Good luck and have a great week!

  6. I’m so glad you had a nice Thanksgiving, Roseanne! I think you can have pie any time you want it – breakfast maybe? Loved your post about going to Carol’s house to use the longarm and can’t wait to see what you quilted there. Good luck with your Accuquilt and the flying geese, too!

  7. Kathleen McCormick says:

    That pie looks yum! I usually have a small slice that night, but love it for breakfast the next day. I already know you have great news to share on quilty progress so I look forward to that. I am behind already in my week…hope you are zipping ahead on yours!

  8. Gail Sheppard says:

    I can’t wait to see all the quilting you got done!!!
    Congratulations on the Accuquilt!!!! I LOVE mine!!!! and just an FYI: the Qube 8″ is my most used dies!
    Hope you have a continued stress free week!

  9. Wendy says:

    Binding party at Roseanne and Sue’s! I’ll be right over, needle in hand (wouldn’t that be fun???)! I look forward to hearing about your sewing retreat. By now, I assume that pie is history (yummmmm)! Congrats on the die cutter, too – fun times ahead!

  10. Gretchen says:

    Dessert always tastes better when you’re really hungry so I would have waited and had apple pie for my breakfast, maybe 2 pieces since I waited so long! Might as well put some ice cream on it too! I’m a firm believer in dessert for breakfast.

  11. Oh the extravaganza sounds like it was action filled, so I too will be looking forward to the post of outcomes- whatever they be. Hope your flying geese plans go really well. Wow that stay at home round robin has come around fast again. Plenty of pie then!

  12. So glad you had a great time with your family on Thanksgiving. I do love making flying geese with my AccuQuilt dies!! That’s the great thing about the Qubes. You can make them in the size of the Qube!! Full disclosure, I have all but one of the Qubes!!!! Plus I have the 3×6 FG die that came with my GO!Big!! Looking forward to hearing about your quilting fun!! Have a great week. Thanks for linking up with Monday Musings today!

  13. Rochelle Summers says:

    OOH! Another post tomorrow is a treat. Can’t wait to hear about the quilting! And would love to hear if the AccuQuilt cutter makes better flying geese. Fingers crossed that it is so. Over the last ten years I’ve tried to get the family to go along with the smaller version of Thanksgiving dinner so that we aren’t spending the day cooking , the evening wrapping and storing, and the night groaning because we ate too much. It worked this Thanksgiving for the most part and we did enjoy pie after our meal….the first time in FOREVER! And we enjoyed each other’s company and had plenty of time during the day to do fun stuff. I’m glad you had 5 straight days off. It must have been heaven. Hugs galore.

  14. Melva says:

    We seldom dip into the desserts… and we always have too many! I’m glad you were all blessed with good health for the holiday. I’m looking forward to seeing the quilts that are ready for binding! Hugs & Blessings

  15. Vicki in MN says:

    Looking forward to tomorrow’s post on the longarming adventure! I always save room for dessert! Our pumpkin pie went to quickly, thinking I may need to make another later this week. As for using your already cut pieces of fabric on the dies, I suggest you try cutting a couple of those pieces first and sew them together. Fabric tends to scooch when going through the cutter, so they may not come out the exact size. I hope you understand what I am saying!

  16. Karla says:

    Hi Roseanne,
    Sounds like your Thanksgiving celebration was fun! You’re right, it is a blessing when you have several of your favorite people gather! So, tell me, did you eventually have a slice of the apple pie? Congrats on the ACCUQUILT purchase, can’t wait to hear your thoughts as you make projects using it—I’m still on the fence about buying one for me. Looking forward to the Quilt Extravaganza results! Take care my friend!

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