Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Tuesday Two-Do

It's Tuesday... again!  This past week seemed to have flown by.  

Probably because we did a little escape to the high country.  It was much needed and so cherished as we rested up.  I think one of my most favorite things about going camping is the fact that we find ourselves tucked away in bed at about 8 p.m to read until we just can't keep our eyes open and then waking around 6:00 a.m. as we listen to the world of nature wake up.

Below is the view we had for a few days.  My tensions and anxieties melt away just looking at it!

I took a EPP postcard block from Fiona Sandwich to work on for the camping journal... This is a cannon representing our visit to the Alamo in San Antonio in February.

We enjoyed a few visits to the creek with Shelby and she romped and jumped in the water.

We hiked the road towards the top.  Notice I did not say to the top.  We tried, but we had to know our (my) limits and we turned back... Though we did make it further the second day because we were more determined.  I don't know how far we walked or the increase in elevation... 

All I know is that my legs and feet were TIRED when we got back down to camp the second day.  And on our last morning my calves were screaming at me.  The steepness of the ascent and descent is what did me in.  Ugh... 

We had a little visit from a doe, and lots of butterflies... thankfully no bear, mountain lion or bobcats.

✔Upon our return to home and wi-fi I checked in on the Modern Broken Dish post that had successfully posted, but soon discovered that blogger made some changes and I missed getting notifications of comments being made... I think I have it fixed.

I returned to the studio and continued with making the necessary blocks for the commissioned quilt...  three Sunflower star blocks, four of the southwest style 6-1/2" blocks and two 12"x24" tree blocks...it is coming along nicely.

I didn't make it to the third item on the list...  But two out of three isn't bad... I just didn't get to the block patterns...  We went camping instead!

Two block patterns written for the sew along.

This is the second week in a row that I fell short... thus my post title... Tuesday Two-Do.  

Several months ago I saw another quilter on instagram asking followers what their "one thing" to get done in the week was.  I'll be switching to two To-do's.

The coming week will involve... 

❧ Making 12 flying geese and the 6 nine-patch blocks for the commissioned quilt

❧ Pattern writing... I'll shoot for two again.

What will you be doing this next week?  

Whatever your plans may be... find JOY in it!

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
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
Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Creative Compulsions at Bijou Bead Boutique
Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework
Scrap Happy Saturday at Super Scrappy

UFO Busting at Tish’s Wonderland
Sunday Stash at QuiltPaintCreate

Patchwork & Quilts at The Quilting Patch


  1. Hi Melva, thank you for that last post...as you say both heart breaking and inspiring to read what people endured in past times. Even in our isolation, we here are still so spoiled really. Thanks too for the charming Broken Dishes pattern...I will be using reds as well. Glad you had such a lovely time away for a little spell.

  2. Hi Melva! Your camping site and hiking path looks so inviting and relaxing. Ahhh. I can just feel the tension slipping away, and I can imagine the peaceful sleeping you enjoyed. I only had three items on my list last week and two of them were not completed. Oh well! The quilting police didn't even give me a warning - I'm carrying on. Thanks for linking up this week. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Hi,
    Thank you for all the history of the time. I really enjoyed reading about it. I checked out your post The Modern Broken Dish post. My dad was in Germany towards the end of the war. He never talked about the war...I can see why from your pictures. Your commissioned quilt is coming along, really pretty. Have a great day!

  4. I would dearly love to have that getaway, but I'm afraid I wouldn't come back, if I could go! LOL How is a pop-up in the rain? Do you stay pretty dry? No indoor plumbing, right?

  5. Lovely camping pictures, feeling a bit like a kindred spirit here with the steepness all about, and the butterfly. :) Hope the restoration you experienced in your soul hangs around and blesses you everytime you see the photos for a long while yet.

  6. Nice that you could get away camping!!! Beautiful butterfly photo. Neat quilt things going on in the studio, too!

  7. "This mess is a place" was a sign at my favorite long-armer's. Well that fittingly described my sewing area for too long. I could not get at anything and had no gumption to do so. I started taking some joint supplements and was able to get quite a bit done yesterday! I amazed myself! I am hoping I can continue the momentum today.

    1. I am glad you found some momentum! It is amazing how pain can side-line us and remove any desire to do things we love to do. Love the quote on the sign. That is the current state of my studio. lol!

  8. Looks like a nice trip. Good to get away right now, for sure!

  9. Love the modern broken dish quilt.

  10. Pretty blocks on the design wall!
    Thank you for linking up with Patchwork & Quilts link party.

  11. Good for you to keep walking up a hill. I haven't camped in years but figure I enjoy a bed so much more. Your commissioned quilt looks great. Good luck with your goals... although I noticed you're probably done with them since your post was from last Tuesday! I hope you succeeded.

  12. A trip away enjoying nature is always so good for the soul.

  13. I like the idea of having two things to focus on during the week. Hopefully you'll get them done! In the meantime, kudos on that lovely commission quilt. Love it! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  14. So glad to hear you were able to recoup on your getaway. Great view! I am loving your commissioned quilt. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.