Tuesday, November 5, 2019

To Do Tuesday - Definite Progress

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. 


Alison V. said...

I can't wait to see your Storm At Sea top finished! :D

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love your Twinkle Stars quilt

Barbara said...

Nice work checking off those goals. Everything is looking great.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Kate! As soon as I type this message I am RUNNING over to see the completion of your Vintage Dresses quilt, I have loved that from the moment you started it, and I'm so very glad it is complete. Ooh, the Twinkle Stars have special borders, not just plain ones. That looks SO cool. I can see why it's taking longer, but oh is it worth it. Thanks so much for linking up today! I look forward to seeing all those check marks next week. ~smile~ Roseanne

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I'm glad you had some days off to get some sewing accomplished! Twinkle Stars is progressing little by little - sometimes that is the best we can hope for! It sure is pretty!

Sharon - IN said...

Smaller bites for your list - good idea! It is nice to know things are getting accomplished, even in small steps! Twinkle Starts is just so lovely. Would machine appliqué work for your Christmas Mystery? I'm looking forward to your reveal on the mystery and Storm at Sea.

Katie Z. said...

I am most impressed with your progress. You have some amazing finishes almost around the corner!

chrisknits said...

Sometimes our eyes are bigger than our sewing machine? Hope you get those items checked off this week!

Cheryl said...

You are able to balance working on so many different projects at once, I love seeing the progress on each.