Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Tuesday To Do

I am, by nature, a list maker... sometimes it is on paper, but most of the time it is only in my mind.  

Dave is currently gone for a few days and for the last few days leading up to his departure, I have been formulating a list in my mind of things I want to do while he is gone.  

It probably seems silly to you, but one of the top things... is to make overnight oatmeal.  You see, he is not a fan of oatmeal.  Oh, I slip oatmeal into our morning breakfast rotation about once every two weeks, but I could eat it just about every day!  Ok, well, maybe every other day.  

Here's the recipe...

★ 1 Cup Steel Cut Oats

(or you can use 2 cups steel cut oats, 4 cups apple juice, 4 cups water & 1/2 cup almond milk)  NOTE::  This method makes A LOT OF OATMEAL!  But it is perfect for a quilter's retreat breakfast. 

So I am enjoying this delicious goodness of oats, apples and raisins (I also add nuts just before eating) for breakfast each day that he is gone.  The recipe makes a big batch, so I will likely be enjoying it even after he returns. 

Other things on my To-Do list???

❧Pattern writing for the Pieces From The Past Sew Along - Goal of 5 more patterns (Note To Self:  Take better notes while making the original blocks!)

❧Begin the king-sized commissioned quilt - 11 log cabins & two silhouette blocks  >>>>

❧Order photos from 2018 so I can continue catching up with our photo albums

So, there you go... I better get busy!  

What are you working on this week?

Leave a comment... I'd love to hear from you!

Quilt Happy!


Melva Loves Scraps - Home of the Pieces From The Past Sew Along
that features vintage Kansas City Star quilt blocks!

Linking with:

To-Do Tuesday at Home Sewn by Us
Sunday Stash at QuiltPaintCreate
What I Made Monday at Pretty Piney
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
Colour & Inspiration at Clever Chameleon Quilting
Mid-week Makers at Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss at The Inquiring Quilter
Put Your Foot Down at For the Love of Geese
Creative Compulsions at Bijou Bead Boutique
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Off The Wall Friday with Nina Marie
Brag About Your Beauties at From Bolt to Beauty
Peacock Party at Wendy’s Quilts and More
Friday Foto Fun at Powered by Quilting
Finished or Not Friday at Alycia Quilts
TGIFF at Tish’s Wonderland
Patchwork & Quilts at The Quilting Patch


  1. I'm definitely going to try that oatmeal recipe!
    Have a great day :)

  2. My longarm quilter is finished with two that I gave her a few weeks ago. I need to finish backings for two more so that I can drop them off when I do the pickup on Thursday. At the beginning of the stay-at-home, I was more into spring cleaning than quilting, but now I'm back in my sewing room and having fun.

  3. Hi,
    The quilt is beautiful and I'll be trying out your
    recipe...love oatmeal...have a great day!

  4. Sounds like a nice mix of projects. And nice to hear that you are making oatmeal while Dave travels... my hubby has travelled a lot and I understand the feeling and simplicity of being able to do something like this without worrying about affecting the other party. Then it is nice to have them home again. Thanks for sharing at the Chameleon's Colour & Interest Party.

  5. Hi Melva!! I love, love, LOVE oatmeal. I did eat it every day when I was going into the office. I thought that was going to be short-term and I got away from it since March 17th. I'll have to give your recipe a try. It's interesting that it adds apple juice! It sounds yummy. Good luck with your commissioned quilt - it looks like it will be lovely. Welcome and thanks for linking up this week. ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. The commissioned quilt looks lovely!
    I'm hosting a new link party on Sunday, feel free to join in ;)

  7. Love the pp bison block. Where can I get it?

    1. It is from FionaSandwich(dot)com. It is a 4.5" x 9" block but she also has a larger one. I am actually going to do an applique, but needed to mark the space with something. :)

  8. I am going to try the oatmeal recipe-thanks for sharing it with us. And thanks for linking with Design Wall Mondays, Judy

  9. Have fun while hubby is away! Thanks for the oatmeal recipe, it sounds delicious! Thanks for linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss.

  10. Yummmm That oatmeal sounds good! Hope you got a lot done!

  11. Not silly if that's what you want. I'm not an oatmeal lover but I am a list maker. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down and I hope you enjoyed your 3 days of quiet time.