To-Do Tuesday – 31 March 2022

Morning all. Welcome to almost Spring! The trees are producing leaves each day and daylight in the early morning is arriving, thus walking is done the first thing in the morning which gives the the rest of the day to play! YEA It appears that all the unforeseen problems are over with and the hearing aids will be returned and a new set coming soon. Right now just using the old ones and they work just fine.

Clay ordered a picture frame for my ”Love”. It was plain wood and he put a nice stain on the wood which I really liked. Then he set it up for me.

Last week was a week to stop working on Alaska quilt. I made a little ”mini” quilt (?) with the 4 blocks I had made. If anyone is interested in my experience with this ”project” click here and here.

Tuesday I ripped out some of the ”strips” that I had started for Sentimental Scraps. I was having an issues getting things to line up so I took all apart to re-check the squaring of the 200 each 9 patch blocks. That is all done and today I will begin sewing them together.

Yesterday was a very relaxing day for me and I did FaceTime with Kathy for a short period of time while finishing up my ripping project. Then I decided to finish the 3 1/2 ” Friendship Star blocks for a BOM that I decided to not do. I now need to press them and put them away to be used in another project. I have a lot of 3 1/2” blocks using Reproductions of Stars and Churn Dash blocks, but I used shirtings for the backgrounds. The fabric I used for the Friendship Stars is from a Brackman collection.

I feel for Stars Around the Garden, I must get with it and put it together. Tammy has not called for the quilts yet, if I get it together in the next 2 weeks it will go along with the other 9 quilts for her to quilt!

So mini goals for next week will be to start ripping the binding out on the Southwest quilt that the long arm quilter screwed up. It is a very very large quilt – this should be fun. I will finish Sentimental Stitches and begin work on Stars Around the Garden. THEN I will select a brand new project to work on!

For those who follow me, you know I am the ultimate Traditional Quilter AND the Ultimate Perfectionist. Call me nuts, but I want my quilts to not have cut off points, or mistakes. I strive for perfection and if something is wrong, I stop and take the time to figure out what I have done wrong, or if the pattern has an issue. Call me nuts, but it keeps my 77 year old brain working and that is so important to me.

Talk about staying in shape, Look what Clay and I did today. He is napping and I am wrapped in heating pads! Guess that is par for a 77 and 78 year old. now just waiting for our contractor to come finish the job to move the rocks onto the lawn fabric and lay the new road from the from the garage to the Studio.

Waiting for Rocks
Going to be pretty when finished

.Have a wonderful end of March and Let’s welcome in April 2022 tomorrow! Just 9 more months until New Year’s Eve!

Hugs, Nanette

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19 Replies to “To-Do Tuesday – 31 March 2022”

  1. Sweet embroidery finish and blocks. That’s a lot of work to reset things just how you like them but it’s your quilt!

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  2. Nanette your new road looks fabulous! How in the world did you and Clay do that? It looks so inviting. I love your house and property. Your ”Love” cross stitch looks perfect in that frame, nice job!
    Thank you for linking up with To Do Tuesday. 🙂

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    1. Well, the black is a lawn poly weed mat that you have to lay over the ground (which is sand) before you load about 10 yards of rock (adding to the small amount already there) that the Contractor will move from the front to the back. Then running next to the rocks will be road base. We jut had to get the material laid to keep weeds from growing or grass (what is that) from coming through the rocks. Zero scraping. I am very pleased with Love. N I need to start a new Cross Stitch project.

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    1. Cannot believe it is already April. Now for the hot South Texas weather. Time to start walking in the night shirt – I am looking forward to November first…. Glad you for enjoying my post! They really reflect my mood and my life, but most times I try to make things fun. Hugs

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  3. Your cross stitch is finished so nicely! The road is looking wonderful, that is a lot of labor there! We are hauling in firewood. Greg ordered 3 cords of rejected fence post sized logs to bring downstairs and the first cord arrived yesterday. Lots of lifting to do this weekend. 😝

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    1. Thank you Kathy – still want to improve on the backside. The road is not finished. We just have the landscape weed fabric stapled down in the sand waiting for the Contractor to dump about 10 yards of rocks that we purchased and dumped in the front area and then lay the road base. Hopefully they will come next week. OH NO! Lifting wood is worse than leaning over hammer 6 inch staples in the ground!! LOL. Hugs

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      1. Thankfully, the first cord is put away. They called me at bell practice and wanted to deliver another at noon, and I said no. Greg forgot to take his med last night and it was not very restful. He didn’t need another cord staring at him, and I certainly didn’t!

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  4. Love those 9 patch blocks! The framing is prefect for your cross stitch. Great accomplishment on driveway,makes one feel good to get a job like that done even though one does get achy afterwards.👍

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    1. Thank you Deb. The frame cost $7.00 from Amazon and Clay stained it. We had to lay the landscape weed preventer material before they lay the 10 yards of rock. Then they will lay the road base on the other side of the rocks. Hugs

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    1. That is a little $7.00 frame from Amazon. Clay stained it and set it up for me. (So spoiled). The landscape weed preventer is a poly material that has to be laid before laying the 10 yards of rock to prevent weeds from coming up. We had to cut and staple (6” staples) into the ground to keep the poly in place. There will be road base laid on the other side of the black material by the Contractor. Hopefully they will come next week. Glad to have our part done. We saved a ton of money by not letting one contractor do the entire job. The one we hired is very reasonable. Hugs

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