To-Do Tuesday #79 – Our Last Linky Party
Each week for the last 78 weeks or exactly one and a half years we’ve hosted To-Do Tuesday with a linky party. Today marks the end of that run as we are passing the baton next week to Chris at Chris Knits. She has also been a partner in crime as one of the hosts of the Stay-At-Home Round Robin (Round Four checkerboard block shared just yesterday).
- Here is the linkup and just a few easy rules to follow:
- Share your post or Instagram photo in the linky tool
- Don’t share a link to your own linky party or giveaway or promotion for your newest pattern release
- Please point your readers back here with a text link or use the button from the right sidebar
- Finally, please visit and comment on other participants’ messages as your time allows
You will find the link-ups displayed on a separate screen. I hope you check them out and/or add your own link! I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone else has made this week and finding some inspiration plus a squirrel project or two.
Why Give Up To-Do Tuesday
Many friends have asked why we are giving up the linky party fun and even stepping away from the blog. A major disappointment from the recent shift to a different web hosting service is the broken links on the 2,500+ pins saved on Pinterest. As you can see, Pinterest has referred a LOT of traffic to our website in just three years at 63,726 views.
I found it amazing that Crazy Mom Quilts is our next highest referrer considering that Amanda stopped posting in December of 2018! Anyway, back to the broken links issue – I’ve reached out to Pinterest to see if there is anyway to correct these broken links. While I could delete all of them – a daunting task in and of itself – and repost them, what about the links that have been saved by others?? They are also broken and I’m not able to ever fix those. Discouraged and defeated, the decision was made that I cannot go on, at least not right now.
To-Do Continues in Spirit
You’re not getting rid of us that easily! We’ll still be around sewing and sharing inspiration and an occasional squirrel project that you’ll just NEED to make. I’ll be posting on Facebook and Instagram, plus visiting and commenting on blogs just like always. Here are a couple of our to-do projects that we’ve been working on.
A little Valentine table topper was requested and of course, we complied as quickly as we could. It’s all washed and has been given to Sue’s sister since the season for it is RIGHT NOW.
While we had the pinks out for January’s RSC block (which I think I’ve forgotten to share) some found themselves made into hearts along with a few red fabrics as well. A quick buttonhole stitch all around and Bob’s-you-uncle. It just needed to be layered and quilted.
I free-motion quilted it with . . . can you guess . . . hearts ♥, of course! They are interspersed with little loops to just be able to move around the piece. It took maybe two hours to finish quilting and add the binding. Sue finished tacking it down and it was ready to be gifted. Just in the knick of time, here’s Janice with the completed topper and it on her dinette table. We were too tired to notice that Janice had the topper sideways!!
We started working on the most important project for this month – a baby quilt for our newest little baby boy who is due on March 3rd.
Since his siblings have Ellie the elephant and George the giraffe, our choice for this little guy is Lucy the lion.
On the left is our inspiration image, while the right shows the beginning stages of appliqueing his drum perch. We’ve got a ways to go before this is ready to be layered and quilted!
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