To-Do Tuesday – 13 March 2021 – OOPS 13 April 2021

Happy Tuesday! The weather in South Texas is really something this year. The Oak Pollen was up to 40,000 and it got me this time! The trees are blooming so pretty this year even with the horrible drought. There is a chance that the next 5 days will bring some rain and I am hoping for a gully washer! 10 inches would be fine with us as we have had about 2 inches all winter. We used to average 30 inches a year, but that stopped around 2006.

I accomplished a lot this past week. Life has been peaceful but the pollen caused me problems with my Meniere’s. I did complete the insurance problem so that is a DONE DEAL FOREVER!

Here were my goals for this last week:

  • Applique Jacobean Lights – The 3 blocks are win the trash drawer!
  • Sweet Stitches Borders and into a finished top – Goal 12 April. Completed
  • A Bountiful Life Border – Still working on X
  • Dresden Heaven – prepare fabric background grid – Completed
  • Stars Around the Garden – Begin working on Setting – Still working on X
  • Stonefields – Either finish the last 4 sections or forget them – May
  • Celebrating Brown – prepare 2 blocks for applique –May
  • Antique Blue and White Quilt – New Project – May
  • Kaye England’s Mystery Medallion – New Project – May 
  • Quilt Autumn Jubilee – Still working on. X

The 3 blocks remaining for Jacobean Lights will not be finished, as I have had enough of that quilt. I will take all the finished blocks and put a top together. Hopefully it will come out nice without those puppies!

I did finish Sweet Stitches. I did not like the fabrics that came with the blocks, so I found a black fabric with red, blue, yellow, and green tiny dots in my stash. I pulled some batiks that matched the dots and started with a different color for each block. I was hoping that by doing it that way when sew together the corners would pull them together. That did not work like I thought it would, so I ripped the corner squares out and decided to put a blue, red, yellow, and green around each block in the corner. I am very pleased with the outcome! (My colors remind me of the Microsoft image! LOL) The fabric used for the background and borders is a beige Crackle fabric, some of my favorites for embroidery. Today I will finish with doing a buttonhole stitch around the little add on’s that came with the patterns (i.e., Easter eggs, flag, etc)

Sweet Stitches

For Dresden Plates, I have cut fabric and drawn the grids for 5″ blocks for appliquéing the Dresden Plates. There are 109 small plates and about 10 of the larger plates. If I become “dedicated” to it at night I might finish the quilt by the end of May!

My goals for 12 April – 19 April are:

  • A Bountiful Life Border – Select fabric and finish! 
  • Dresden Heaven – prepare fabric background grid – Applique Plates to background
  • Stars Around the Garden – Begin working on adding borders and blocks
  • Load Autum jubilee on long arm
  • Start on Sewcialites – Maybe!
  • Make a block for Melva’s Santa Fe Trail

We will be traveling later this month, so my To-Do list is rather slim. But May will be a full month and I will be busy continuing on with UFOs and hopefully by June I can start on some new projects. Life and time will tell the story on this goal! LOL

In the meantime – have a wonderful week and enjoy stitching!

Hugs, Nanette

Linking To:  My Quilt InfatuationConfessions of a Fabric AddictFinished or Not Friday ; Em’s Scrap BagBOM’s Away;  Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts;  Oh ScrapScrap Happy SaturdaySlow Sunday Stitching  Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock PartyDesign Wall Monday, Scrap Happy DaysQuilting Patch Linky Party To-Do-Tuesdays;PHD in 2021; 

16 Replies to “To-Do Tuesday – 13 March 2021 – OOPS 13 April 2021”

  1. Hi Nanette! Look at you – a to-do post ON Tuesday!! Good for you. Sorry the pollen is so ungodly high. WOW! It’s looks like you were very successful on that long list of projects. Have fun traveling – it’s nice that it feels safe to do so. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Agree, I need a vacation!!!!! I had done a post, then the housekeeper called and could not come – well she will be looking for a new job and I have a new ad in both small town papers! That meant I had to re-write my post – then I lost it in never never WordPress land, but I get support and found how to find it. Then I put March instead of April, then they had the wrong permalink …… Does that tell you this is a lost day? Hugs

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  2. Nanette, your Sweet Stitches is looking super sweet!!! BTW, I’ve been signing everything “04/14/21” today!?! It is one of those days!?!


    1. Thank you Chris! Yes all is done as far as what we needed to do. Medicare is a big joke and lots of those lacking anything between their ears. It is a disaster for the Government. Needs a revamp. Hugs


  3. Hope you’ve received some rain by now and washed all the pollen away. I did a double take when I saw you had put your Jacobean blocks in the “trash drawer” – is that a thing? 😁 Ugh on the housekeeper. Many years ago we hired one that was too good to be true. She did a bang up job the first two times then informed us we were too “demanding”, even though we had done nothing but praise her and actually told her that she didn’t have to be so perfect – lol!
    Good luck on your goals Nanette but looks like you are doing great.

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    1. No rain, pollen is down and getting better. Well, the trash door (for the 3 blocks that I did not want to do) is a bottom drawer where blocks that I made and did not like, along with some scraps, go until I give them away or they just reside there. These housekeepers/cleaners are a lazy bunch down here. This one had issues and I did not want to continue to coddle her, Clay liked her, but I had my doubts from the first. I will do a dusting next week (we really do not have a dirty house) but no bending or stooping. Will do that before mini vacation, or maybe I will be luck and find someone who cannot get any more welfare! LOL

      Back treatment went great. I have to rest with cool back on back for 2 days. Think I will have a lot more energy and will try to get some long arm quilting done soon. Hope you are doing well.



  4. Sometimes you have to just move on with a project and just abandon the parts that aren’t working. Congrats on all the progress on you list. Good luck with this week’s to dos. Enjoy your trip.


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