Monday, 8 July 2013

Definitely NOT a To-Do List!

My children are visiting their grandparents for the next week!  They do this 3 or 4 times a year and each time I make a ginormous to-do list for the week.  And while the days stretch out before us, they always fill up quickly with date nights and meeting up with friends.  By the end of the week I have generally not touched a quarter of my list and feel disappointed with "wasting" the week.

Not this time!  I have vowed to treat it like a vacation and only do what I want to do.  Maybe I will clean the house or finish a few books or watch a whole lot of True Blood.  I know I will do a lot of sewing.  My mojo is high and I've been fighting the urge to make a sewing to-do list.  Instead, let's take a look at all of the projects I COULD work on this week (spoiler alert: there's a LOT!).  Next Monday, I will let you know what I ended up doing.

String of Luck Quilt Along with Christa Quilts

Scrappy triangles

Tumbling Time

 I finally got a rough design from my head onto paper this weekend.  And I already have a stack of squares cut and ready to become hourglass blocks.

Harper's Quilt

 This is one that I can guarantee will be finished.  I have a shipping deadline of this week.  The quilting is done.  I just need to bind it and make a matching pillowcase.

Clementine Cross
 Since it's my vacation, I may lift my one block per week restriction on this and see what kind of progress I can make on it.

Baby Houndstooth

Impromptu Along
This top is ready to be quilted.  I have no batting :(  If I can get some batting, this may get basted.

 These blocks take a long time.  I've finished one and have everything cut for 3 more. 

Ready to be Bound!

And then there is this disaster also known as my work table.  Who knows what I will get sidetracked with when I clean it up!

Linking up with Plum and June's Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop!

And don't forget to check out the featured blogs on the New Blogger Blog Hop this week.

Friday, July 5
Christa @ Christa Quilts!
Stephanie @ Quarter Incher


  1. Cute hourglass blocks!!!
    I'm here from the monday link up :)

  2. Wow! So many awesome choices to work on! Good luck with everything or nothing as the case may be :)

  3. This looks like some cool projects! I love the scrappy triangles and Harper's quilt. String of Luck looks nice too! I need to check that out. Nice when you can do what you like:)

  4. Great projects. What is the one block a week rule?

  5. Enjoy your weeks vacation. Hope you accomplish everything you set out to do.