Monday, January 18, 2021

To-Do is Done Plus

Last week's list is complete and done!  I do love a productive week, though getting through it can sometimes be difficult with distractions all along the way. 

✔Complete the quilting on the poppies table runner

This was FUN!  The matchstick quilting offers texture and I had fun using a variety of colors from my Aurifil thread collection.  

Using more scraps from the improv poppies I made the binding and did big-stitches with orange embroidery floss to add to the modern look of the table runner.

Choose a quilt pattern for a giraffe quilt for the new grand-daughter that is due to arrive in early May.  

This little guy will be the quilt for our little Hanna, but in pinks and greys. 💗🖤

Continue participating in the #31dayswithcottoncuts on instagram - Each day, post a picture related to the date's number. You can see all of my pictures by following the link above.

Here's a peek at what I have shared so far...

The "plus" item that I created was this little journal.  Using the same chapel picture that I used last week, I made this one with more of a "winter" setting.

I was giggling while digging in the piles of scraps that I sorted over the weekend.  But don't worry... they are still sorted and still in abundance!  You can see the whole story of why I sorted by following the link on the word "weekend" above.

Oh, BTW, do YOU need any scraps that would be perfect for string-piecing scrappy blocks?  

I have lots!    

Here's the deal... You can choose the color/s that you want - all you have to do is pay for shipping ($10 to cover the cost of priority mail postage and to print a label to US addresses - $35 for international).  If you are interested send me an email at with your color choice/s and I will give you my paypal or venmo account info.  Once I receive payment I will stuff the priority mail envelope full, slap a label on it and send it off to you.

I have had requests for the yellow X'd piles but awaiting actual payment... first money gets the deal!

Our travel plans ran into a bit of an issue, so this is what I resorted to... sorting. **sigh** but I will stop my pouting and move forward because a friend so gently reminded me - "You don't know what God is protecting you from."  Okay, okay, okay...

So what sort of projects do I have in mind for the coming week?  Hmmmm... nothing too exciting.

❧  Some necessary research for the wrap up of the Pieces From The Past Sew Along Series and the beginning of the Pieces of the Santa Fe Trail.  The fabric I selected for the blocks will be arriving this week. YAY! Because Marion Sloan Russell made her first journey on the trail in 1852, I selected some Civil War reproduction fabrics.  

❧  Perhaps another Chapel postcard or journal?

❧  Purchase fabric for Hanna's giraffe quilt

We have snow predicted for over night and for most of tomorrow (Tuesday).  I love to watch the snow fall outside the window in my studio.  I MUST do something in there while I have the crockpot going with one of my No Guilt::Go Quilt recipes.  Enjoy!

Before you go though... Leave a comment telling me ~

Where is your favorite place to watch snow coming down outside?

Have a great week!

Stay Piece-ful,


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
Stitch Sew & Show at Life in the Scrap Patch
Put Your Foot Down at For the Love of Geese
Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation


  1. Wow! That chicken looks delicious. What would you regularly serve with it? I'm thinking how great it would be on a bed of saffron rice surrounded by broccoli. Now I've gone and made myself hungry. :)

  2. Your stitching looks great, your sorting looks amazing, and that chicken is going to have to show up in my pot soon. My favorite place to watch snow fall is from a warm spot where there isn't any! LOL

  3. Sitting at my kitchen table watching out my 6x6 window and drinking coffee!! Love your little journal!

  4. I love to watch the snow accumulate on our deck from the dining room window. I have bird feeders out there, and sometimes put together a jigsaw puzzle in the winter while watching. Fortunately, we don't get a lot of snow. Love your string piles, but not sure I'm ready to tackle anything with them. That little journal is just darling!

  5. Hi Melva! Nice job on the matchstick quilting. I LOVE that look. Aww, sweet little Hanna will adore this cute giraffe. My favorite spot to watch the snow fall is anywhere except behind the wheel, driving. I love a good blizzard - we haven't had one in ages. Thanks for linking up this week, and I love what your friend reminded you about missing your trip. You're safely right where you need to be right now. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. I love how you mixed crumb blocks with the big print flowers! Very cool! I liked to watch the snow falling from my kitchen table at my old house...just beyond our backyard were retentions ponds and to the side a thicket-lots of different animals to watch along with the snow!

  7. Your poppy table runner is so pretty!

  8. You quilted up your beautiful poppy table runner beautifully. I love matchstick quilting. Congrats on checking things off your To-Do List. Thank you for linking up to me Linky Party today ... <3 Pat

  9. MY favorite place to watch snow falling? FROM INSIDE where it is WARM. Oh, that chicken looks delectable! Love your poppies!

  10. Love your table runner! What a great way to get rid of scraps. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.