What a week!

Just a note to say that I enjoyed the snow but ready for it to be over with.  It is. We list water for 50 hours and electricity fir only 4 hours. We were blessed.

We have no Internet until Wednesday and no sewing here. Not in the mood. See all next week.

Hugs Nanette

on my phone

To-Do Tuesday – 9 February 2021

Good evening.   The cold front has arrived –  I love winter, guess I should have been born in the North Pole!  LOL  I had a long day – 12 hours that included my walk, breakfast, and cutting out blocks for OMIGOSH, and mix in a few interruptions.  It was a great day!  I am now relaxing and ready for my evening show.   This morning It was sweat day for walking – 60 degrees with 93% humidity and tomorrow is going to be in the 40’s and  50’s during the day, and not much warmer for a week, so no sweating during the walk.  Yea.

On to Quilting and last week’s goals:  (Yup – I am a Dreamer)

  • Applique Projects:
        •  SAG Medallion – Continue on with the 2nd half  –   Almost finished
        • Jacobean Holidays – 4 Bloocks remaining – X Next after SAG
        •  Mary Brown – Prepare a block for the month – X  Poor Mary
      • Cross Stitch:   Minnie Mouse project – X – Poor Minnie
      • Longarm Quilting:  2 quilts this month for PHD 2021 – Progress Made
        •  Load Autumn Autumn Jubilee  – X
        • Scarlett’s Baby Quilt – √ 100% Completed!
      • Sewing:  Continue on with OMIGOSH blocks – √  16 Blocks Ready to Sew 
      • Knitting:  Continue on Dish Cloth – X Waiting for the Knitter
      • Hand Quilt :
        • Indian summer – X No Progress
        • Kay’s Wall Hanging Quilt – X No Progress
        • Radiant Feathered Star Wall Hanging – X No Progress

Scarlett’s Baby Quilt.  I decided that I wanted to put all my energies into making a quilt for Julie’s baby this week since her last day at work would be the 14th!  I decided on 9 patches on point.  She wanted Lavendar and Grey so I chose a lavendar with dots, a medium purple, and a dark purple for the quilt and the grey border! This quilt fabric is from my original Patrick Lose Moda Marbles stash from early 2000.   The quality of the Moda fabric has changed so it makes the quilt even more special.   I quilted it Sunday and took it to her on Monday.  She is such a nice young woman.  I thought that she was about 19, but she is 26 years old!  I asked her to let me know when Baby Scarlett arrives in April and send pictures.  I am sure she will.  The quilt measures 48” x 48”.

I have progressed on my SAG Medallion.  I believe I have 3 leaves, all stems and 5 flowers including the Center Flower.  Now that I have finished the baby quilt, I will finish SAG this week in the evenings.   I am just too tired to do anymore this evening!

OMIGOSH!  I am really enjoying making this quilt.  I finished cutting out the last of the 16 remaining blocks.  I have all of the 9 patches, 4 patches, HSTs, and background pieces cut and put in individual plastic bags for 16 blocks  – all I need to do now is sit, sew, iron, and square things up.  This entails up and down work and no straight sitting all day!  Better for the body – not mine, but someone’s.

Goals for 8 February – 15 February:  (Better work faster – the month will be more than half over!  Yikes!!!

  • Complete SAG Medallion
  • Complete OMIGOSH
  • Load Autumn Jubilee on the Longarm for 2012
  • Cross Stitch Minnie – She is tiny!

Remaining February Goals:

  • Knitting:  Continue on Dish Cloth – X Waiting for the Knitter
  • Hand Quilt :
    • Indian summer – X
    • Kay’s Wall Hanging Quilt – X
    • Radiant Feathered Star Wall Hanging – X
  • Review all UFOs

Have a wonderful week and keep on stitching and having fun.

Hugs, Nanette

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Slow Sunday Stitching – 7 February 2021

Good morning.  I am trying to figure out who beat me up during the night as I woke up stiff as a board!  I do believe it is the extreme weather changes here in good ole’ South Texas.  The weatherman just does not know what will happen with the Arctic Cold front that is projected this week.   As much as I would like to just sit in a chair today that won’t happen.  I am heading out for my walk and goal for the day is to quilt Scarlett’s quilt!

I am making great progress on SAG Medallion.  I see the end of this puppy this week, heck IF we watch the Super Bowl, I may have it completed tonight!  (Wishful thinking). Only 7 more leaves, 2 daisies, and 2 roses, and one large flower in the center to join everything!

This week as an “added” attraction, I am making a baby quilt for the sweetest young girl who works at HEB Curbside who is expecting a baby on 14 April which was my Mothers Birthday.  She was born in 1911 and would be 110.  Julie is naming her baby girl Scarlett.  Mother used to call me Scarlett O’Hara (Gone with the Wind) because she said I would now worry about things until later!  These are the colors she chose for Scarlett.  I did not know if I would be able to work with the “grey” that the younger generation loves, but I did!  Yea for me!

It is loaded and ready to be quilted today!  I have not decided whether I will bind it by hand or machine.  I prefer hand method.  I have to have it completed by tomorrow since Julie’s last day at work will be the 14th.  

When this “unplanned” quilt is finished, I will be moving back to OMIGOSH.  I have 8 more blocks to cut out and prepare for sewing.  I have 16 blocks to make to finish the quilt, so I will be working 100% on OMIGOSH this coming week and hoping to finish it!

Have a wonderful Sunday and a great week!  I am pulling for the Kansas City Chief’s to win the game tonight.  If we watch the game it is the only one we will have watched this season.

Hugs, Nanette

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To-Do Tuesdays – 2 February 2021

Good Tuesday morning.  The weather is calm and cool today!  The wind has stopped coming in from the North which is a blessing for me!  This Cedar season has been mixed with dust from the Plains blowing in and giving me fits, but I am great today!   Additionally being a Celiac, the diet can be very challenging, to say the least.  I was eating eggs (5 a day) for years, but now I have discovered that I have an intolerance to them.  Within 24 hours of eliminating them in my diet I began to feel 100% better with great energy coming back like I used to have!  This is really a big blessing for me, even if I can only tolerate chicken and potatoes – I am losing weight, sleeping better, and feeling great – so it doesn’t matter about limitations on food!

I have had a very productive week and very thankful for it being that way!  I made decisions that will keep me on track to finish as many of my UFOs and Longarm quilting backlog in the next 5 months.  I would hope that by June I will be working on new quilts!

Goals for 26 January – 1 February 2021:

    • Applique Projects:
        •  SAG Medallion – Continue on with the 2nd half
        • Jacobean Holidays – 4 Blocks remaining  X Waiting…waiting
    • Cross Stitch:   Minnie Mouse project – X  Waiting… waiting
    • Longarm Quilting:  Load a quilt and quilt it for PHD 2012 goal. √ Done
    • Sewing:  Continue on with OMIGOSH blocks. √ Done
    • Knitting:  Continue on Dish Cloth- √ In Progress 
    • Stay At Home Round Robin  (SAHRR) (Weekly). Cancelled
      • Complete Round 2 for Kay’s Quilt (Sashiko Medallion)
      • Feathered Star Wall Hanging
    • Cut 10″ squares for The Arrowhead Block as I need to put the 4′ table away   I can put the fabric back in the stash bin and out of the way!   √  Cancelled

SAG Medallion.  I have started on the 2nd half of the Medallion but after taking this picture, I realized that I had to change one of the leaves on the right hand side since I am using a different fabric for the leaves under the Daisies (little oops).   SAG Medallion and Jacobean Holiday hopefully by the end of February.

Poor Minnie Mouse and Cross Stitch – she is just not getting her just do.  I am hoping to play with the Counted Cross Stitch this coming week since I have made some changes to my projects that will free up a lot of time.

PHD 2021:  I had not quilted in quite awhile, so I had to let my HQ warm up, set up a practice piece, and then worked on the backing, cut the batting, and loaded the quilt on Saturday!  I quilted it on Sunday and did the binding by machine (not my preference, but…it is done!)!  My HQ is not computerized, so I do free motion.  I did a mid-size (small) meandering.  I am calling it Colorful HSTs.

And the backing:

OMIGOSH – I decided to make a total of 30 blocks.  I have 8 ready to sew (completed 4 this week) and have the remaining 8 strips cut out and ready to sew the 9 patches together and Shoo Fly HSTs and they will be put in baggies waiting to be sewn together.  A good goal would be to finish this quilt by the end of February – we shall see.

SAHRR.  I have decided to not continue on with the Round Robin, so I am stopping with the first border and will hand quilt both wall hangings.  I am so happy that I have now completed these UFOs as they have found a home!  They are basted and ready for the quilting hoop!

The backing fabric is Kona Bay for Seattle Bay Fabrics, a fabric line out in the mid or early 2000’s.  Very difficult to find any and if so, it is expensive.  I wish there were more fabrics like it.  It feels like silk and to me it was the perfect fabric for the backing.  My only regret is that I had only purchased 1.5 yards.

The Arrowhead Block:  This project is cancelled!  Another decision – I have too many other quilts that I wish to make or finish this year, PLUS I do not know if I will ever use the Jenny Beyer fabric! 

I am thinking I need some suggestions as what to do with this fabric!

Goals for week of 1 February – 8 February

    • Applique Projects:
        •  SAG Medallion – Continue on with the 2nd half
        • Jacobean Holidays – 4 Blocks remaining
        • Mary Brown – Prepare a block for the month
    • Cross Stitch:   Minnie Mouse project –
    • Longarm Quilting:  Load Autumn Autumn Jubilee for PHD 2021
    • Sewing:  Continue on with OMIGOSH blocks.
    • Knitting:  Continue on Dish Cloth
    • Hand Quilt –
      • Indian summer
      • Kay’s Wall Hanging Quilt
      • Radiant Feathered Star Wall Hanging
    • Baby Quilt for Julie

Included in this weekly goal, yesterday I did my monthly house clean and did all the washing!  DONE √  This will give me the entire week for quilting!

Have a wonderful week and keep on stitching – it is truly calming and rewarding!

Hugs, Nanette

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PHD 2021 – January Goal

I am so happy!  I met my goal of quilting one quilt a month for the next 12 months.  I believe that I will be able to surpass that goal this year.  I have 30 quilt tops to quilt and Gail’s PHD in 2021Gail’s PHD in 2021 is really helping me obtain my goal of catching up on a few years of quilt tops that have not been quilted!

I made this quilt when Jocelyn first posted about her quilt that she was making based on this pattern.  I cannot remember who made the original.   I made a modified version.

It was a time when I wanted to do something simple and easy as I was still having eye issues from the Cataract surgery in October 2019.  I started my quilt on 16 December and finished it on 29 December 2019 .    I chose this quilt to be the first finish for PHD in 2021 and here she is!

I chose this for the backing.  It is colorful and blends in well with the quilt top.

I have had my Handi Quilter since 2005 and in the last 2 years I have not quilted very often since early 2019.  Everything went absolutely perfect today – I could see very well, and my machine purred along without one problem!  What a day!   I did a mid size free nothing meandering for this quilt.  I have named it Colorful HST’s.    I normally do my bindings by hand, but this time I did it on the machine and am very pleased as to how it came out.

Have a wonderful week and keep on stitching!

Hugs, Nanette 

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Slow Sunday Stitching – 31 January 2021

Evening! I have had the greatest week full of quilting!  I am really getting things done as far as my quilting projects! Now if the Cedar would just go away! A new batch blew in today so a little miserable, but I still spent the day in the Studio and accomplished a lot.

I have made considerable progress on my Stars Around the Garden Medallion. I plan on finishing it in February and will have another quilt top finished! This is half of the medallion finished.

The remaining is a mirror image that needs to be completed.  There is a flower in the Center to tie it together.

I decided to not continue on with the Stay at Home Round Robin (SAHRR) by Gail, mainly because I am satisfied with the first border and will just leave them as wall hangings!   I am ready to baste them for hand quilting in February.

This is Kay’s Quilt.

I love the fabric I am using for the back of this wall hanging.  It is Kona Bay for Seattle Bay fabric that is no longer available.  I had a 1 and 1/2 yard piece that worked great, but it was hard to not keep it and make something else with it, but it matches the top so well I could not resist using it.

This is my Feathered Star wall hanging ready for basting!

Have a great week and keep on stitching!

Hugs, Nanette

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Change in Directions

Morning – very nice morning here – 44 degrees 59% humidity and the Sun is out and I am late in walking, but headed out the door.

Just an update on my plans for this year!   I had joined in Gail’s Stay at Home Round Robin (SAHRR) and have decided to stop with the first border on 2 of my projects.  I finished the 2nd one yesterday and am happy that I have made small wall hangings with these special blocks. I will continue on with Gail’s PHD in 2021 because I do need a deadline and encouragement to quilt some of the 30 quilt tops that I need to finish this year.  There are 6 or so that will be sent out as they are Show quality quilts.  I am not a custom quilter!

Additionally   I am also not going to continue on with Jen’s 2020 and 2021 Monthly Color Challenges.  I was beginning to stray away from my original plan to finish all the UFO’s I had before working on new projects so decision time happened yesterday when Jaydee and I had a great conversation on quilting.

This is Kay’s Quilt which will be hand quilted.

Next is my Radient Feathered Star Block.  This was the first feathered star I had ever made.  It was done in 2013 and then in 2018 I did Star of Chamblee.  It will be hand quilted also.

I am now ready to start work on completing OMIGOSH and move on to more difficult quilts.  I love working with Reproductions and have so many patterns that I want to make I just need to stay focused on getting all of my UFOs out of the way.  I tend to enjoy a challenge and more complex quilts than the simpler ones.  I felt so much relief now that I am down to OMIGOSH, loading a quilt, and my applique projects!

I have plenty of hand work to catch up on so there will be some days set aside to do those projects in between finishing OMIGOSH and long arm quilting.

Today is going to be spent with Face Time with Kathy and cutting out the remaining blocks for OMIGOSH!  It felt so good to make these decisions!

Have a wonderful upcoming week-end.

Hugs, Nanette

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To Do Tuesdays – 26 January 2021

Well, what can I say – it is Tuesday again and I have made some progress!  YEA! The weather is nice today but we really need more rain!  Life has settled down for Clay and I, well OK, for me.  He has been working on modifying the new Hustler Fast Track lawn mower and checking out Termites.  Today they are spraying foam into the wall were the nice Termites were making a home.  Looks like it will be another 3 weeks before he will be replacing the entire wall with new siding.  ME?  I am now a full time quilter who needs to do a monthly house cleaning – maybe later in the week or this week-end – the mood has to hit me these days!  (Really not dirty – just needs a monthly dusting)!  My goals for this last week (even with the 3 days lost) are listed below.

Goals for 19-25 January 2021:

    • Applique Projects:  SAG Medallion and Jacobean Holidays – √. Progress on SAG – Jacobean is still in the cue!
    • Cross Stitch:  Start with Minnie Mouse project – √ – No comment!
    • Longarm Quilting:  Load a quilt and quilt it for PHD 2012 goal.   √ – Not Yet – have 5 more days to complete!
    • Sewing:  Continue on with OMIGOSH blocks. √ – 14 Blocks Completed
    • Knitting:  Start on a Dish Cloth – √ Started
    • EXTRA’s:
        •  Jen’s Monthly Color Challenge √
        • Quilting Gails – Stay At Home Round Robin (Weekly) √ 

STATUS of Projects:

SAG is almost half way completed!  One more  Daisey and  26  more leaves to go and it will be finished – it is a mirror image of the first half!

This is the quilt that I will be loading and quilting for Gail’s PHD 2021 challenge.

OMIGOSH is halfway completed!  I have decided to do a total of 30 blocks and there will be 1 to 3 borders (undecided on this) to add.  I have 8 blocks already cut out and ready for sewing, and 8 more blocks to cut up and put in baggies.  Then I will do some serious damage to the next 16 blocks and would love to be finished next week, but don’t hold your breath because I must get a quilt completed by Sunday!

I did start a dish cloth but not a lot of progress yet.

Jen’s 2021 Monthly Color Challenge Blocks.  I am making the 6″ blocks for this year’s challenge (2 each) and catching up with 2020 challenge that I was unable to do. These blocks are simple and very easy and are fun to do between driving myself nuts with OMIGOSH blocks!

Stay At Home Round Robin.  I am working on 2 different Round Robins.  This one will hopefully be a full quilt using all (with some exceptions) of the borders given.  For this week, I am thinking that I am going to change the 2nd border. 

I made this Feathered  Star in or around 2013.  I have studied it to see if I could make a full size quilt with it, but do not believe that it will do the Star justice, so I will do a piano key border and make it a nice wall hanging.

Goals for 26 January – 1 February 2021:

    • Applique Projects:
        •  SAG Medallion – Continue on with the 2nd half
        • Jacobean Holidays – 4 Blocks remaining
    • Cross Stitch:   Minnie Mouse project
    • Longarm Quilting:  Load a quilt and quilt it for PHD 2012 goal.
    • Sewing:  Continue on with OMIGOSH blocks.
    • Knitting:  Continue on Dish Cloth
    • Stay At Home Round Robin (Weekly)
      • Complete Round 2 for Kay’s Quilt (Sashiko Medallion)
      • Feathered Star Wall Hanging
    • Cut 10″ squares for The Arrowhead Block as I need to put the 4′ table away   I can put the fabric back in the stash bin and out of the way!

We all know that it is a pipe dream to have all the above done by next week, but I will be working on my projects full time now so there is hope!  Appears that all unforeseen requirements are out of the way for now.  Have a wonderful week!

Hugs, Nanette

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Jen’s 2021 Monthly Color Challenge (Correction)

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SURPRISE ALL!  This is a quick down and fast post for Jen’s Monthly Color Challenge!

I was going to join in the fun last year (2020 Monthly Color Challenge) but did not make it – so I am now participating in both the 2020 and 2021 Monthly Color Challenge.

Here is my 2020 January Block:

For 2021 I am making 2 of the 6″ blocks.  Nice to work on simple blocks during the month!  Only 1 little goof and I have no idea how it happened – Anyone see it?

After I posted the blocks for 2021, I realized I had done something incorrectly. This picture shows where I made the error.

So being the stupid perfectionist, I just had to figure out what I had done and found the answer.  When I squared each block down to 3 1/2″, I did not pay attention too the outer seams.  Big mistake!   So I remade them.

Think I should have named my Blog “The Forever Obsessive Quilter”!  LOL

Hugs, Nanette

Linking up to Jen’s 2021 Monthly Challenge Linky Party

HQAL – 24 Jan 2021

WOW – 3 weeks into the New Year!  I hope everyone is enjoying the New Year!   I am just now beginning to.   We have a new lawn mower and the Termite Treatment is almost complete.  A return visit tomorrow to foam the outer wall where Clay found the Termites.

I have one more week to get a quilt quilted.  I have selected one that will be possible to get done in a day!!  Tomorrow is ‘load the quilt day’ for PHD 2021 goal!

I have made some stride on Stars Around the Garden Medallion!  BUT I had to rip out 2 of the stems and re-applique them as they just did not look smooth enough,  so if not for that I would be half way through!  I need to do 3 flowers and will be on to the 2nd half!

Let’s see!  I have started a knitting a dish cloth – I love to knit during the winter time.  Right now I am enjoying just doing whatever each day.  I am working from my UFO list.  Believe me – my list is large enough that I have plenty of items to chose from and never get bored!

Last year I purchased some fabrics to participate in Jen’s 2020 Color Challenge but was not able to participate, so today I am now working on 2020 and 2021’s Color Challenge.  More on this one in another post.   It is not a difficult project and feels good to make a nice 12” block rather than those 2 inch 9 patch blocks for OMIGOSH!

Speaking 0f OMIGOSH, I have now decided to make a total of 30 blocks.  So far I have 14 blocks complete and 8 cut out and ready to sew.  This means I only have 8 more blocks to cut out and sew!  There will be 5 blocks across and 6 blocks down.  Because there is a border (or 2) on the quilt, I am not sure of the final measurements.   Looking like a light at the end of the quilting tunnel for me.

OK you might remember I purchased a few Cross Stitch books and all the goodies that go with that hobby!  Well, I have not been able to even touch that project, but maybe this next week.

I hope that everyone has a great week.  I am looking forward to a 100% quilting time!

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.

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SAHRR – I found my Quilting Mojo!!! 1-19-2021

I was just not myself this morning and I knew it.  I do believe that I am suffering a little “boring” “burnout” from OMIGOSH.  But I am happy that I have 10 blocks cut out and ready to start sewing, BUT, not every day!

Yesterday, Gail posted the first round for Stay At Home Round Robin (SAHRR)!  The first round is to make a piano key border.   I have 3 different blocks that will make great quilts using SAHRR technique, which to me offers a challenge and a chance to work on something others are doing.  Makes one feel like they are working together with other quilters.

I decided to start with a Sashiko center block that I made about 2 years ago that measured 18″ x 18″.  I did not want an ‘odd’ size, so I added a cream border (2 1/2″ strips) to bring it to a  21  1/2″  x  21  1/2″ square (unfinished).  

At first I thought about adding a blue and white border, but started looking through my stash and found this mixture of fabrics.  Years ago when I started quilting I went for the “focus” fabric and then tie into other colors that blended.    If you have issues with selecting fabrics, try starting with a “focus” fabric that has different colors and go from there!  It really will help in selecting fabrics that blend well together.

I cut 4  1/2″ strips of the Blue and my Focus Fabrics, then I sub-cut them into.   2  1/2″ x 4  1/2″ rectangles and sewed the keys together.

I am just beside myself since it has been a long time since I felt “creavity” in my quilting vocabulary.   I really needed this SAHRR!  Thank you Gail so much!

With that I give you Kay’s Sashiko Quilt!  I named it after my Cousin Kay (more like my Sister) whom I lost in 2019.  I knew that I had posted a picture of the block after I had finished it.   As I was looking through my Media Library there it was – 2 pictures of the block with Kay in the middle!   She always remembered my Birthday.  This was taken on my 70th Birthday – I really miss her!  

 Kay’s Sashiko Quilt

I am thinking about going ahead with the other two blocks that I want to do something with, but not making a dedicated “have to” at this time.

I made this block and finished in on 7 Feb 2013!  It has been around for quiet awhile.  I love Southwest so this one will be a Tribute to Clay and his Choctaw Heritage!

This is a block that I made when I belonged to the Baltimore Applique Society.  It is from a quilt called “Captain Aust”.  I really wanted to make the entire quilt, but somehow I lost the desire.  I also had not migrated to Civil War Fabrics.  Maybe some day….I will make a quilt top and send it to the Greatest President this country has ever had!

I have had a great afternoon working on this project.  It has boosted me out of my depression from the loss of a fraudulent election and back into the love of quilting.  It is time to move forward to 2022!  God be with the Trump family!

Have a wonderful rest of your week!

Hugs, Nanette

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To-Do Tuesday – 19 January 2021

Greetings from a now Spring like weather week coming to us.   I wonder sometimes when I will get my quilting Mojo back like it was in 2019.  So far, I am not there YET!  Things (life) keeps getting in my way.

This last week Clay found that we have termites in the outer wall of the Music Room!  Lovely – so after that finding we now have a date (this Thursday) to have the House and Studio treated!  I am hoping that this week does not bring anymore January surprises.  We have a room at the Best Western for Thursday evening due to the chemical being sprayed.  We have a large exhaust fan under the house that will clear out the fumes within 24 house (at least I hope so).  Not the type of vacation away from home that I am ready for.

So as you can see, the first 18 days of this month have had interruptions out of our control, but then came the Cedar and some Dust from the Plains that blew in with a new Norther that came in Friday night.  Even the Weather people were shocked about the Dust.  It was a double whammy for me – it put me down 3 days and counting.

Goals for 12 – 18 January 2021:

  • Complete 12 blocks for OMIGOSH!   Χ. Are you kidding?  Made 8 individual blocks  which make up 2 full blocks!  Rather slow going.
  • SAG Medallion!  Χ. Not finished but progressing.
  • Load a Quilt on the Longarm!  X – Waiting for me to load (have to get this one done by 31 January!)
  • Gathered things for goody box to a dear friend – DONE!  Ready to mail!

Goals for 19-25 January 2021:

  • Applique Projects:  SAG Medallion and Jacobean Holidays
  • Cross Stitch:  Start with Minnie Mouse project
  • Longarm Quilting:  Load a quilt and quilt it for PHD 2012 goal.
  • Sewing:  Continue on with OMIGOSH blocks.
  • Knitting:  Start on a Dish Cloth

Since I will probably have Thursday during the day to either watch the Exterminator treat the house, or just sitting in the Hotel Room, I can work on hand projects.

Hoping all have a great week.   PS – not a lot of happy days this week – Maybe next week.

Hugs Nanette

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