Tuesday, December 13, 2022

To Do Tuesday for the Week of 12/13/2022

December will be half over on Thursday.  I'm ready for a clean start in 2023, but am definitely not ready for the holiday that happens between now and then. I've written in previous posts that my holiday spirit seems to have gone into hiding this year. I'm still adjusting to the new normal I guess. Hopefully it will get a good boost when Grad Girl comes home next week. 

I've been keeping the weekly to do lists pretty simple. I'm just not that ambitious at the moment, my goal is to just keep making progress. I did well with last week's list. 

To Do List for 12/6/2022

1. Melodic Mystery: Work on Nov and Dec clues ✔

2. Chilhowie Mystery: Work on clues 1 and 2 

3. Rhododendron Mystery: Block B as leaders and enders 

Three check marks.  Things are moving along, which for this time of year is about all I expect.  

My schedule has been disrupted the last week with house stuff.  We had the tile guy out to look at redoing one of the showers late last week and then yesterday the roof guy out to fix the damage from one of the recent storms. I also wrapped all the family gifts yesterday. I still have My Guy's and Grad Girl's to wrap yet. I'll be spending some time with my Mom and sister this week, so I'm going to keep to a pretty simple list for this week as well. 

To Do List for 12/13/2022

1. Melodic Mystery: Work on Nov and Dec clues

The flying geese in November's clue are coming along, I should be caught up with those by the time the January clue comes out.  I've finished the quarter blocks, but still have more of the flower blocks to make.  

2. Chilhowie Mystery: Work on Clues 1, 2, 3 and 4

I've finished all the 4 patches from clue 1, but am still working the 9 patches.  I've made a start on the clue 2 blocks and have just starting cutting out the pieces for clue 3.  Bonnie's mysteries are probably a bit fast paced for me, but I still enjoy them. I'll just keep plugging along till a clue is finished.  

3. Rhododendron Mystery: Make block B as leaders and enders

Once all these triangles are stitched together, I'll have enough of the hourglass blocks to finish the last block B.  Then it will be assembly time.  

That's my list for this week.  Good luck with your stitching list for the week and your holiday prep list.  Linking up with Texas Quilt Gal for To Do Tuesday


Sara said...

Just think ahead about quality time with Grad Girl, because no interruptions to go to work. That will be really nice for you both.

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

it just takes some adjustment and if you really don't like being home all the time you can always look for a new job - but enjoy the season and think about it in January

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

You're making nice projects on your projects. I'm sure the holiday vibes will kick in when grad girl gets home! Enjoy your time with her!

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

I hope you enjoy your time with your mom and sister, and grad girl will be home before you know it. Have a lovely week!

Nann said...

I admire your ability to juggle three sets of blocks for three different quilts. Hope your home repairs are accomplished without any further disruption. Enjoy time with your family!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Simple is good, especially this time of year! I bet you're looking forward to having Grad Girl home next week. On the sewing front - every little bit counts!

Ivani said...

I am sure your vibe will change when Grad Girl arrive.
You made progress on the quilting area and this is great.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Kate! Easy lists and no stress are good mottos to have this time of year. I'm impressed with your three checkmarks for last week. AND, not only that but you have most of your wrapping done. Sweet! Progress is fab and some weeks even that is hard to come by. Good luck with this week's list and enjoy that visit with your Mom and sister. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

Deb said...

Hi, I too had trouble adjusting to retirement, it will be better soon. We spend so much of ours lives saving and working and planning , when retirement comes, it is very disorientating! I struggle trying to over plan and make sure I used every moment! Hang in there and take time for you to just do nothing or do something just for you!
On another front, I am waiting for my for my jam to set. This is round 2 as it didn't set the first time!! That will teach me to try to make sour cherry jam! Oh and you sure have a lot of mysteries going, that is exciting. My only mysteries are usually , " Where is that pattern, and did I make those pieces?" Stay safe and sew on .

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

I am sure your spirits will lift with the arrival of Grad girl. You have some wonderful projects to keep you busy this week . Looking forward to following your progress. Have a a great week.

Linda said...

Dealing with house stuff is never really fun, but especially not in December. Hope you enjoy your family time and have a lift when Grad Girl gets there. I really like the colors you chose in Chilhowie. Thank you for sharing with To Do Tuesday!

chrisknits said...

Hopefully life finds a balance for you! Sometimes progress is just what you need, no matter how slow it feels. Enjoy your time with family. I am hoping the last minute items make it to my house before we celebrate on Sunday!