The weeks continue to just fly by. It will be October in just over a week. Definitely time to get moving on any stitching goals that are still hanging out there. I've never been much of a list maker, other than the grocery list. But there's a good deal of research that shows making a good list can really help with productivity. The weekly list seems to be helping me on that front. All of last week's to do's are all checked off.
Weekly To Do List for 09/15/2020
- Red, White & Blue Stars: Find red/white sashing fabric/wash ✔
- Morewood Mystery: Continue to sew Clue 3 blocks ✔
- Unity: Continue to make HSTs and blocks for Step 4 ✔
- 2019 Christmas Mystery: Prep top for quilting ✔
I'm learning to be more realistic about what goes on the to do list. More than anything, that's the reason all the items on the lists for the last three weeks have been full of check marks. Let's see if I can make it four weeks with a completed To Do List.
Weekly To Do List for 09/22/2020
2019 Christmas Mystery Quilt: Package and ship out for quilting
The hardest step is done, finding a box that fits. Actually all that's left is to write the deposit check, seal up the box, write and attach the address label. The next hardest step is finding time to stop by the post office to get it shipped. My meeting schedule has to be open enough to let me leave the site for lunch. This week isn't too bad on that front, so it shouldn't be too hard. Plus I'm taking Friday off this week, so I should have time then if not before.
Morewood Mystery: Finish clue 3 HSTs
All that is left of step 3 is to finish stitching, cutting and trimming these 6 and mark then stitch 4 more of the violet/white square pairs. That should be fairly easy to accomplish this week. Clue 4 comes out next Thursday. It would be nice to have this one done before then.
Red, White & Blue Stars: Decide on the sashing fabric
Last week's to do was to find the sashing fabric purchased for this project. That's done, but then I decided maybe it wasn't the right print. A quick trip to the LQS yielded three other options for a total of four. That was slimmed down to three, but I'm not thrilled by any of them. So there was really no other option than to order one more. That should be here Thursday. Fingers crossed that the last one fits the vision, I'd really like to get this quilt off the UFO list this year.
Unity: Continue to stitch HSTs and blocks for step 4
The goal here is to just keep this project moving. I'd really like to have a finished quilt top by the end of the year. To do that, I'd have to stop before I reach the last clue. The goal at this point is to get to clue 7 and assess if I think it's done at that point.