Tuesday, March 31, 2020

To Do Tuesday: Finding a New Groove

We are slowly settling into the new normal of working from home.  I wouldn't want to do this long term, but we've figured out how to manage dueling video conferences, dropped networks and other computer glitches.  As all of that dust has settled, my quilty mojo has returned, I actually checked off everything on last week's to do list.  

Weekly To Do List (3/24/2020)
Twinkle Stars:  Print label, attach binding
Mosaic Mystery: Add third border 
Frolic: Make 2 dark blue blocks, start stitching rows 
Butterfly Embroidery: Work on for 15 minutes 

Last week was definitely productive. It's been helping to pick one thing off the list to work on first, with a secondary task that can be the leader and ender project.  Once task one is done, I can move on to task two and so on.  Focusing on one thing at a time seems to be the best way for me to make good progress. We'll see how that plan works this week. 

Weekly To Do List (3/31/2020)

Twinkle Stars:  Finish the binding. 

I'm about ten inches from the turning the last corner. Then there's about thirty something inches on the last side before the binding is done.  Finishing Twinkle Stars is my March One Monthly Goal. Not sure I'm going to get all that binding stitched down today as I have to work.  Fingers crossed that I can get it finished off before bed tonight and have time to get a photo and write a post.  

Mosaic Mystery: Add the final dark purple border. 

Frolic:  Make 2 light blue blocks, continue stitching rows.

I'm short two of the light blue geese pieces, but I've started stitching the other sub-pieces together in the first of the two blocks for this week. I'll have to spend some time at the cutting table before starting on block number two. 

Unity: Pick the fabrics and make the center block

Bonnie Hunter is starting up a new quilt along, Unity.  I've been so good about sticking to my quilt plan, not adding any new projects and focusing on moving projects to finished. But this one looks like fun and with all the stress lately, having a bit of fun should be allowed.  

That's the To Do List for this week.  Linking up with Home Sewn by Us for To Do Tuesday.  Good luck with your weekly to do list. 


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

I have so many to make that I think i will skip Unity, I started Edyta's when it first came out but set it aside and saving the clue instead I am finishing some already started and nearing finished stage instead.

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

I have yet to join in on one of Bonnie's quilts but this looks fun and I have plenty of strips already. I'm supposed to be finishing my current one and getting back to working on just one at a time so will have to think on this today! Have fun and happy quilting!

chrisknits said...

Just take a few stitches on that binding as you have time. It will get done!! Good luck with the weekly goals.

Barbara said...

Erik and Mae have been working from home for about a month now. It works well for them, and they both worked from home occasionally before this. I’m not sure they’ve even broken stride through this. Good luck with your list of goals.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Almost done on that binding - that's always a good feeling! I'm tempted by the Unity QAL, too - especially after I saw the center block. There are many new projects to be tempted by right now! Glad things are settling in for you at home right now.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Kate! Great job on last week's list. Settling into a new normal definitely helps a bit with feeling more settled. I agree - I am finding my new normal with work as well. You absolutely do deserve a bit of fun and the Unity project looks like a fun one. I look forward to seeing your fabrics! Even if I'm not playing along, I still very much enjoy seeing all the pretty fabrics. Good luck on this week's list. Thanks so much for linking up today. ~smile~ Roseanne

The Joyful Quilter said...

Looking forward to your finish poet, Kate!!

Jennifer said...

Way to go - glad you’ve found a groove!