It is a new year and a time when people try to become better organized with new planners and setting goals. That is where the linky party, Tuesday To Do hosted by Linda, the Texas Quilt Gal, comes in. It is where quilters share their weekly goals. What's all the todoo about To-Do? Well, for me, it is a weekly accountability opportunity. By nature, I am a list maker. I make lists for things to be done, shopping lists, goals, and more. Making lists keeps me organized and on task. It allows me to write down my thoughts and not have to repeat to myself "I have to remember to do __________." LOL! My various lists allow me to sleep better at night!
Of course, there are times that I make a list and then forget to check to see if I am making progress. Ooops... kinda like my 2021 quilty goals. But I won't dwell on the items that I didn't complete. After all, I did meet three out of five goals. :)
Lists are especially important to me when preparing for a trip. And that is exactly what we are doing this week.
What's at the top of the quilty list?
It is a little difficult to see, but there a chickens in the quilting. I practiced and practiced throughout several days (because practice makes better!) and when I finally felt comfortable enough to put the quilt under the needle I was pleased. I am currently about 1/3 through the quilting of chickens and loops (eggs... as my customer said "lots and lots of eggs").
❧ Once on the road, I have a table topper to hand quilt. This was a pattern test that I completed last year.
I added a border to it to bring it to the size I wanted, but was not pleased with the large corners. I place some HST pieces in the corners to balance it out.
I plan to do some big-stitch quilting with ivory thread to show the larger stitching off.
I need to run... I have things to get done and mark off of my various lists before we take off on Thursday. Like laundry... and Dave went deer hunting last week and was successful... We have venison to grind and will make bratwurst and Italian sausage before we leave too. We'll be Dallas for a show and a chance for Dave to do some networking, reconnect with clients in his industry and make some new contacts. Who know... maybe I'll run into some quilters there! I find inspiration and ideas all over the place!
We will be staying with friends that have the goat farm on our return home... and I'll be making a special delivery of the "Hen House". 🐔
Now I know it is winter and all but the weather has been mild and I have not minded this one bit. But the cold weather has finally shown up... we had snow on Saturday and it is a perfect time to nestle down in my studio and ignore the outdoor temps! I am NOT a cold, winter weather lover so I think I will be like an ostrich and bury my head and ignore it until it goes away! Or at least until we can head south! :)
Are you a list maker?
Years ago I had a friend who tried to become organized and she would make lists. She would get stuck or distracted and start adding things to her list that she had already done... just so that she could mark them off and feel a sense of accomplishment.
Leave a comment about your lists or about what your plans are for the coming week... I love to hear from you!