HQAL and Slow Sunday Stitching!

Greetings and here we are in 2021 and things are wonderful compared to the last year!  I set my Goals (COPs) in a different manner this year.  Instead of monthly finishes, I am working from a “to do” list of unfinished projects and will do weekly shorter goals.  I believe that this will be less stressful than having an entire month to do something.  I believe I work better under shorter deadlines! I participate in To-Do-Tuesdayshosted by Roseanne!

Quilting Projects will continue to be one (1) per month maybe two (2) if things go well.  It would be great to reduce the quilt tops hanging on the rack!

Here is where I am on Stars Around the Garden (SAG) since last posting.

I am getting back in the swing of things and life seems simple now – I love it!

Today I will be working on OMIGOSH.   I have working on another 12 blocks and hope to have them done by Tuesday.

Hugs, Nanette

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piercers to share and motivate one another.  We pot every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.  

KathyMargaretEmmaTracyDebSusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinConnie, Bella, Gretchen, Daisey ,ConnieMonica, Sherrie.

Linking To:  My Quilt Infatuation; Confessions of a Fabric Addict; Finished or Not Friday ; Em’s Scrap Bag; BOM’s Away;  Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts;  Oh Scrap; Scrap Happy Saturday; Slow Sunday Stitching  Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock Party; Design Wall Monday, For the Love of Geese,Scrap Happy Days, Quilting Patch Linky Party To-Do-Tuesdays;PHD in 2021.


21 Replies to “HQAL and Slow Sunday Stitching!”

    1. Thank you! It seems that as long as I do not have interruptions I can really move forward on my projects. A shorter deadline (self imposed) really helps – having a ‘month’ just lets me put things off. Sorry for the late reply – lost time this week.


  1. Beautiful block, Nanette! 🙂

    Under my present circumstances, I have found it easiest for me, to choose a few creative projects to work on for the year. I work on them when I can…no deadlines; no pressure (I reserve the right to tweak it…it is my list after all). I do keep the list on a tab on my blog, and announce it to the world…gotta keep some accountability. 🙂

    Having said that…I did join OMG for a couple of years. I found that to be extremely helpful to get myself motivated after a long period of depression. I finished quite a few UFO’s and feel much better about myself. Enough that I want to be creative again!


    1. Oh Laura I am so glad that you are doing better. It is the 10th of January and I am beginning to forget the last 15 months! Blessing! I did lose most of the week to Medicare problem, purchasing new lawn mower, then a Doctor appt I forgot we had and rounded up the week with 2 days of Medicare. I now can move forward to next insurance claim…. Hugs and hang in there – it is a brand new year and looking forward to your new projects. OMG is good also – I may join then I can roll up the 4 weeks of work in one post! Good idea!

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  2. Your appliqué work is always perfect. SAG is going to be so beautiful! I love that you have de stressed your days 🙂 there’s enough stress in daily life (which you know all to well) to add to it 🙂


    1. Thank you Sharon. I am moving along with SAG. The finished blocks are just hanging around for me to finish the hand work. I have just made up my mind that anything that causes me upset or stress that I can throw out the window has been done! Hugs to you


  3. Many more leaves on this today, and a flower to brighten it up, I love it! So glad you are feeling some mojo return, you seem happiest when you are creating. What color is this batch of OMIGOSH blocks?


    1. I am getting there Kathy! Yup – things are getting better! Yes, I am the happiest when I am producing or learning something new. Well, I am using fabrics from Barbara Brackman’s Lady in Red, Blues, and another one – They are Reproduction fabrics. I have some browns, blue, red, green (more olive). I will post the fabric lines next time. Hope all is going well – Hugs

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  4. So pretty, I love your applique – did you teach yourself or take a class? Your work always looks so neat. I’m so glad you are enjoying life!
    In spite of my best intentions, at the beginning of every year I fail to resist the temptation to join QALs, get all gung-ho, and usually burn out by May-June. This year is no exception – lol! I did see one on Instagram by All People Quilt called UFO Challenge that might help me with my “Crock Pot Quilts”!
    Have a wonderful week Nanette. 🙂


    1. Thank you so much Linda! I taught myself by watching Alex Anderson in the early 2000’s when we retired. I taped all of her shows. She had some great appliqués that inspired me. I too always get the freebies, but never get back to them. Maybe if I catch up on my projects I can just do whatever when it comes my way! I will have to check out the Crock Pot Quilts. Hugs and am hoping this coming week after tomorrow, will be mine! Maybe I can get bored with quilting again! LOL


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