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; 

Slow Sunday Stitching – 10 Jan 2021

Good morning!  Great day here – cold and rainy.  I do hope we get at least an inch or so.  This week has been hectic and not a lot of sewing accomplished, but it was a Happy week for me (well, OK Tuesday and Friday were not that much fun) but it has ended my relationship with Medicare which is a good thing.   I will be meeting with Clay’s SAFD Insurance POC tomorrow afternoon to deliver a 250 page reimbursement package – things are looking up now – maybe by March or April we will receive the rest of the money due us!  I have never dealt with so many individuals who did not know their jobs, and so many who did not care!  But it is over with and I go forward.

I am coming along with my Stars Around the Garden Medallion.

I want everyone to know who follows me on my Blog that I am a Staunch Conservative Republican and I love my President Donald J. Trump.   If this bothers you, please feel free to unsubscribe from my Blog.  I know there are 75 million Americans who support and love this President and I am one of them – the others do not matter to me because it was through the electoral process that they could purport fraud to the extent they did.  I wish all of those who  participated in this fraud of an election enjoy the next 2 years. They have elected two of the dirtiest Politicians in America to run this Country into the ground.   You will suffer along with the rest of us in the end.   With that I say – God Bless America and President Donald John Trump and his family!

Have a wonderful week!

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 MondayFor the Love of Geese,Scrap Happy DaysQuilting Patch Linky Party To-Do-Tuesdays;PHD in 2021. 

Slow Sunday Stitching – End of 2020 – Yea!

Greetings from a windy pretty day in South Texas, but of course, not for long – rain and another cold front by Tuesday.  I am happy for the cooler weather!

I have 2 hand projects I am working on concurrently and one pieced project (OMIGOSH).

Hand Quilting:  This one is just an 18” x 18” Something Different To Do  to practice my hand quilting since I have not hand quilted in 2 or 3 years.

Hand Applique:  I am making slow progress on the  Stars Around the Garden (SAG) Medallion!   I have 2 daisies (on the end of each stem) and a Rose at the top!   Slowly but surely it will come together.   I have finished all the blocks, they are patiently waiting for the old Lady to get with the hand applique every night not just every now and then!  LOL

The pieced project is OMIGOSH and so far I have completed 4 more blocks this week making it a total of 10 blocks completed!

We had a nice day on Christmas but I am so glad the holidays are over with.  For years we went to Arizona for the winter and I so miss it.  I do not like to stay home for Thanksgiving or Christmas, but New Years Eve I want to be home!

Here is wishing all are well and looking forward to another New Year where we can all start over again.  ME?  I will be working on my UFO list and try to catch up!

Have a wonderful week!

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 MondayFor the Love of Geese,Scrap Happy DaysQuilting Patch Linky Party To-Do-Tuesdays

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