Tuesday, March 30, 2021

To Do Tuesday for 03/30/2021

March is just about over.  In just a couple of days we'll be into April and a quarter of 2021 will be in the past.  I'm not a quarter of the way through my sewing ambitions list, but I'm close.  Writing a weekly to do list has been really helpful in keeping me on task. I didn't stay completely on task last week, but that's because the non-stitching plans for the weekend changed.  

Weekly To Do List for 03/23/2021
  • Grassy Creek: Press and clean up backing
  • Morewood Mystery: Continue to assemble quilt top 
  • Unity: Make HSTs for clue 6 as leader and ender 
  • Butterfly Medallion: Stitch a little on it - no progress
The plan for the weekend was to go hang out with the Scientist in Training.  That didn't happen as she had a paper, a presentation, and a lab report all due Monday. One of her chemistry exams was moved from last week to Monday. So it wasn't a good weekend for just hanging out. Since I was home instead of being away, the traveling embroidery project didn't get worked on.  Still it was a productive week. I'm hoping for the same with this week's To Do List. 

Weekly To Do List for 03/30/2021

Grassy Creek: Press and clean up quilt top

Grassy Creek, the 2020 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt

I always manage to pick at least one fabric that tends to ravel after stitching.  The yellow is that fabric in this quilt.  So lots of threads to clean up once the quilt top is pressed.  This is my least favorite step of getting to a finished quilt.  We are off work on Friday, so the plan is to bite the bullet and just get this done so I can do more fun stuff the rest of the weekend.  

Secret Easter Sewing

I decided to make Easter gifts for the SIT and her roommate.  The roommate's is finished. I need to cut and assemble the SIT's. That shouldn't take too long.  It's my third go at the pattern, I've got the steps down now.  

Morewood Mystery: Continue assembly of the quilt top

Morewood Mystery by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs

I'd be farther along with this if I hadn't gotten off track with the secret Easter stitching. Still I've got three rows put together.  The goal is to finish the Easter stitching and get Grassy Creek ready for quilting. If I make any progress on Morewood this week, I'll be happy.  

Unity: Make HSTs for step 6 as leader and enders

Two of the Step 7 borders are done, so just two more to go.  It seems to take me about a month per border. So it's been slow but steady progress.  

That's my list for this week.  Linking up with ChrisKnits for To Do Tuesday.  Good luck with your stitching plans for the week.  


Sara said...

Hope you get to spend a different weekend hanging out with SIT soon since you couldn't do it last weekend. We are skipping getting together at this weekend for Easter but will see one of the girls' families the weekend after for the twins' 8th birthday dinner. By May 1 we will both be fully vaccinated, and feel much more comfortable getting together with the family again.

piecefulwendy said...

Sometimes I'm surprised when I realize that my daughter's schedule is busier than mine, so I have to adjust to hers rather than she adjusting to mine (like it used to be). It's all good, but a bit bittersweet. I hope you do get hang time with SIT soon! Slow but steady progress is always good.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

I enjoyed reading your goal list for the week. Your Morewood Mystery Quilt is so pretty. Happy stitching.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I always wonder why that is - that certain fabrics fray more than others. It can be frustrating! Your purple fabrics for the secret Easter sewing are so pretty. Looking forward to seeing what you're making!

chrisknits said...

Lots of progress happening there! Ohh, the secret project fabrics are awesome. Thanks for linking up with To-Do! Good luck on next week's goals.

Marti said...

Sorry you missed a weekend with SIT. Not much longer and she will be free for awhile before her grind starts up again.

You have a lot of finishes lately! The string cleanup is always a drudge.

I love the fabrics you have for the secret Easter project. I hope you show them soon.