I was lucky and had two vacation days to spend at home this last week. That meant there was extra time to play in the sewing room. I didn't check every thing off last week's list, but there was progress on every item.
Weekly To Do List for 10/29/2019
1. Vintage Dresses - finish binding ✔
2. Finish pieced border for Twinkle Stars - progress
3. Finish clue 3 for the 2019 Christmas Mystery ✔
The plan has been to focus the to do list on just a few projects in hopes that there are a few more finishes before the end of the year. Vintage Dresses (Sophia's Closet) is done, you can see the final quilt in this post. Clue 3 for the 2019 Christmas Mystery is done. So two check marks for last week. But there wasn't one for Twinkle Stars, I made progress but getting the borders made and on was a lot more work than I anticipated. Setting up my weekly "to do" list with items that can be accomplished in 7 days of sewing is going to be a challenge. So what's on the list for this week?
Weekly To Do List for 11/5/2019
1. Twinkle Stars pieced border - Make the pieces for the right side border.
The left side border is made and stitched on. I won't have the vacation time this week, so I'll be happy if I can get that side border made and stitched on.
2. Finish Clue 4 of the 2019 Christmas Mystery
The fabrics are selected and the freezer paper templates have been made. I'm not a fan of applique, so I'm hoping this one goes together easily.
3. Cut border strips and assemble next blue border for Storm at Sea.
The white border is attached. After looking at the drop My Guy wanted on this quilt and how much fabric I have left, a redesign was needed. Rather than one big border, the quilt now needs three smaller borders, a dark blue, a white and a final dark blue.
I'm biting off smaller portions with my to do list in hopes that it all gets done this next week. In the past, the items that are on my list are so big there's no way I'll get them done in a week. Then when I don't ever seem to check anything off I give up on making a list because it doesn't seem to help. So smaller bites, more check marks which hopefully means more productivity. I'm trying the same strategy at work. Last week's work list had lots of check marks and that felt good going into a four day weekend.
Linking up with Home Sewn By Us for To Do Tuesday Linky #13. Good luck on your weekly to do list.