Tuesday, November 28, 2023

To Do List for the Week of 11/28/2023

I'm still in recovery mode from Thanksgiving. We spent the holiday in Texas with Grad Girl. We had a lot of fun, but that drive back is just long.  We didn't get back till early evening yesterday.  At least this trip, My Guy and I could share the driving duties.  Even so, it's a long day in the car. 

Because of the holiday and our trip, last week's to do list was really simple.  

To Do List for 11/14/2023

1. Butterfly Medallion: Take a few stitches ✔

2. Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday ✔

Keeping it simple was the right thing to do.  I enjoyed the hand stitching and the family time.  This week's to do list is definitely going to be longer.  It's really too long, so I've got some hard decisions to make this week of what to put back in the project box for a bit.

To Do List for 11/28/2023

1. Indigo Way (Bonnie Hunter): Start on clues 1 and 2

The fabrics this time were really easy to pick. I'm sticking with Bonnie's color palette this year.  The white is a recent Connecting Threads purchase, the two blues and the red have been in the stash for awhile.  The red has a copyright date of 2002 on it.  The navy with the moon and stars probably dates from about the same time.  Since we were in Texas for the holiday, I've not started on clue 1 yet. That will change today.  Clue 2 will be out Friday, so I have some making up to do.  Thankfully, I'll start with just half the number of pieces, fingers crossed I can keep up  that way. 

2. Malted Mystery (Meadow Mist Designs):  Finish clue 5

I've finished one set of HSTs and have started on the second set.  Clue 6 will come out next week. I've got a lot to do before then.  

3. Scrappy Butterflies (self designed): Sew back together

All the panels are cut, they just need to be sewn together.  Once I've finished that, I'm going to set this one aside till after Christmas.  All it will need is the final prep before it goes out for quilting. Fingers crossed this one will be my first finish in 2024. 

4. Rhododendron Mystery (Bonnie Hunter): Work on pieced borders


I've started stitching the flying geese together, but have a long way to go on those.  My thought is to just keep this one moving. If I can finish the pieced border, then it can come off the design wall.  

5. Wild and Goosey (Bonnie Hunter): Finish the orange blocks in progress

I'll finish the 2 orange blocks that are in progress. Then Wild and Goosey will get put away for at least December.  The plan is to bring it back as my 2024 RSC project. 

6.  Chilhowie Mystery (Bonnie Hunter):  Leaders and enders project

I'll keep chipping away at this one for a bit yet. Hopefully I can finish all the blocks during this year's BH mystery. 

7. Fabric organization: Cut/sort scraps and press fabrics

I've made a good start on cleaning up the sewing room. Fingers crossed I can keep it up this month. 

That's my list for this week. It's definitely ambitious. Linking up with The Quilt Schmilt: For the Love of Fabric for To Do Tuesday.  


Linda said...

Do you stay in a hotel when you visit Grad Girl? Yes that is a long, long drive. Are those bluebonnets on the backing for the butterflies quilt? All your projects look nicely organized and pretty!

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

those long drives are tiring after awhile aren't they. and Texas is such a big state

Sara said...

Chipping away at the projects - my plan also. That navy blue with the moons is perfect for Indigo Way. Some awesome fabric choices.

I always need an extra day to recover after a long drive like that.

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

Long drives have a special kind of exhaustion associated with them. Welcome home and I hope you have a good week working on these goals!

Barbara said...

Your projects are all looking fantastic. I really like that fabric for the back of the butterfly quilt.

piecefulwendy said...

You have some big projects going on, and they all look great. I'm behind on your posts (sorry) but just saw Grad Girls embroidery piece in your other post - amazing!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Happy Thursday, dear Kate. I hope you had a wonderful visit and Thanksgiving with Grad Girl. Those long rides in the car can be very tiring that is for sure. I hope y'all took some breaks to stretch your legs and such. Gorgeous fabrics that you have chosen for the new BH mystery. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs.