Tuesday, December 10, 2019

To Do Tuesday: Start of the Holiday Vacation

Just three more days that I have to get up, get dressed and drive to work for 2020.  I was going to say just three more days of work for the year, but that's not quite true. I'm going to have to work a bit while I'm off. But if I spend an hour a day on the work computer most days of vacation, the reward is I should be able to check off a few big things on my work "to do" list and I'll start the new work year on better footing.  That's worth the hour a day out of my fun time.  

The stitching "to do" list from last week has more check marks than I expected to have. 

Weekly To Do List for 12/2/2019
1.  Twinkle Stars - Add last two borders - progress
2.  Frolic- Start Clue 2, make progress on clue 1 
3.  Mosaic Mystery - finish November's clue 
4. Winter Quilt Along - finish clue 2 and clue 3 - progress

Last week was pretty brutal in terms of overtime worked.  So the   two check marks is two more than I thought I'd get.  Add in there was a bit of progress with the Winter Quilt Along  and Twinkle Stars too, it was a more reasonable week then I expected.  Most evenings I barely got in 15 minutes of stitching time. 

My holiday vacation kinda starts on Thursday.  I have to work next Tuesday because there are some key meetings my supervisor asked me not to miss.  But there is Christmas to get ready for.  The tree's not up yet and there are gifts to wrap. So I'm not going to get too ambitious with the list for this week as much as I'm tempted to start adding more than four items.  

Weekly To Do List for 12/10/2019
1. Twinkle Stars - Add the rainbow border. 

I've gotten started cutting and stitching the different fabrics together.  The plan for this week is to get this border stitched together and then stitched on.  

2.  Frolic - Make progress on clues 1 and 2, plus get started on clue 3 when it comes out on Friday. 

3.  Winter Quilt Along - Finish Hour 3 and Hour 4 clues, plus make a start on the clue for hour 5.  

Quiltgirl Winter Quilt Along
Alycia Quilts

I finally finished the Hour 2 clue.  Hour 3 was all up on the design wall yesterday, but last night I was able to get row 1 and 2 pinned together so it can be stitched.  I should have time tonight to make more progress on this section so I can move on to the Hour 4 clue before Alycia releases Hour 5 tomorrow. 

4.  Mosaic Mystery - Finish the December Clue

That's my list for this week.  Work is finally started to slow down a bit, so the working overtime should be finished for the year.  I should be able to check off all four from my list next week.  That will feel really good. 

Linking up with Home Sewn by Us for To Do Tuesday.  


Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Kate! With all the overtime you had to put in last week, I'm surprised you felt like doing sewing at all. I know it's a nice stress reliever but you must just be tired! How nice that the well earned time off is just about here. I'm doing the same thing - seven more mornings to wake up and then two whole weeks off. Cannot.wait. Good luck with your list this week and thanks so much for linking up. ~smile~ Roseanne

Barbara said...

Yay...vacation! Hope you get in plenty of good stitching time.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Hooray for Christmas vacation coming up! Wishing you time for a little bit of everything that you love (and need) to do!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Enjoy your vacation (even though you have to work a bit!!)

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

You are doing great and I certainly hope that you enjoy all the time off you can get - Retirement is great for quilters! Hugs

chrisknits said...

Fingers crossed you get all the sewing time you can fit in during your break!! Good luck with all your goals.

Jennifer said...

Hope the meetings went well today and you are free and clear for the rest of the year! Today was my last day and I am hoping that I only have a little to do the rest of this week for work so that I can spend some time sewing and some time actually getting ready for Christmas!