Wednesday, July 8, 2020

To Do List 7/7/2020

My list was started on 7/7/2020, but the rest of the day got away from me.

Let us see how my list from 6/23 went.  I spent the last two weeks working on it.
1. Finish sewing lines on Mickey top - Completed
2. Repair work pants - Progress
3. De-paper 10-20 iSpy Quilt blocks - Completed

Not bad for a two week period.  I need to make my list even shorter as who knows what the day will bring, and my time at home will be even shorter soon as I am going back to work.  I will admit, I'm nervous to go into the office, but I know my company has policies in place for protection and I will be hyper sensitive and hand sanitizer is my best friend.

My list for the week of 7/7/2020
1. Trim and prepare binding for the Mickey Chenille top.


2. Finish repairing work pants.  I was able to get one and a half pant legs done, I just need to finish and iron to give them back to my husband.


3. Order next panel for another Chenille blanket.

4. De-paper 5-10 iSpy Quilt blocks.


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-Christina

Monday, July 6, 2020

July 2020 One Monthly Goal


After missing June's link-up, I am happy I am on time for July!  My goal for the month is two fold.  One is to finish this chenille blanket.  I just need to trim it and put on the binding, as the rows are now sewn and the top two layers are cut.


Second is to order the next round of panels for the new addition that will be joining the world in the next few weeks to a friend's family.  I need to start working on the panels once they arrive.

Two decent sized goals for a busy month as I go back to work in our current conditions, and take care of an infant at night.

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-Christina

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

To Do List 6/23/2020

This last week was pretty productive.  I missed out on one night this past week due to being too tired after putting my son down.  We are starting to look into sleep programs because it takes a while for him to fall asleep and we have no evening once we finally get him down.  Any recommendations would be helpful.  Two of my three goals were completed, and I'm proud of that.

Lets see how last week went:
1. Mickey Chenille Blanket - half done - Completed
2. Sunnyside - Figure out how many units - Completed
3. Repair Husbands pants - Not Completed

To Do List for week of 6/23/2020:
Mickey Chenille Blanket - I would like to finish sewing lines on the other half of the top, and cut the top two layers to create the chenille affect.


Repair Work Pants - These pants have been on my repair pile for a very long time, and I just need to hem them.  They are a great project for when my son is asleep on me in the mornings.


Kate's iSpy Quilt - I have blocks that are ready to have their paper's pulled from there.  My goal is to pull papers from 10-20 blocks.  I have over 50 blocks that are ready to have this job done on them.


Not a bad list.  My goal is to make progress on each item listed.  It does not need to be finished, because who knows what the week will bring.

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-Christina

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

To Do Tuesday 6/16/2020

I have not posted for a while, due to having and making this bundle of joy my number 1 priority.


We are getting into a schedule now and I am finding a little more time to blog and work on the many projects I have going.  So I am going to join into Home Sewn By Us' To Do Tuesday link up.  As a result, I do not have a list from last week, let alone the last two months!

To Do List for week of 6/16/2020:

Mickey Chenille Blanket - I would like to finish sewing lines on half of the top, and start cutting the top two layers.


Sunnyside -  I am going to make my son's first quilt using Busy Hands Quilt's Sunnyside pattern, but I am using four colors instead of 2.  I am going to continue to work on figuring out how many units of each type I need to make, maybe finish?


Repair Work Pants - These pants have been on my repair pile for a very long time, and I just need to hem them.  They are a great project for when my son is asleep on me in the mornings.


Not a bad list.  My goal is to make progress on each item listed.  It does not need to be finished, because who knows what the week will bring.

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-Christina

Thursday, May 7, 2020

May 2020 One Monthly Goal


We have a family friend who is expecting their fourth child in July.  When their third child was born, I thought it would be a great idea to make all of the childern chenille blankets.  Did that actually happen?  No, it never got completed.  So for my one monthly goal for May, I plan to finish one of four of the blankets, and order the panels for the soon to be new addition.  The first panel I plan to work on is this one.


My stretch goal for the month is to start on the next blanket, which I will be doing this Mickey one.  Do you see a theme?  They love Disney!


I have been able to find all of the parts for these two panel blankets, including the binding.  Now I need to find fabric for the last two bindings.  Good thing I have all month!  Hopefully my little one lets me find some time to be productive.

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-Christina

Thursday, April 30, 2020

April 2020 One Monthly Goal Finished



My goal for the month of April 2020 was to sew on the first set of pink or purple triangles.  This was accomplished.  My stretch goal was to trim and prep for the second set of pink and purple triangles on all of the blocks.  This was also accomplished.


I was even able to finish three piles (that is why there looks to be so few), trim them and while recovering from child birth, I am tearing off papers from each block.

I'm calling April 2020's goal finished, and I love that this quilt is moving closer to the finish line.  Now to figure out what my May 2020 goal will be.

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-Christina

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

15 Minutes of Stitching - Week 16 of 2020


Let us see how the last week went.
Days spent stitching in the week: 7 out of 7
Days spent stitching in April: 19 out of 19
Days spent stitching in 2020: 109 out of 110
Success Rate: 99.1%
My week runs Monday through Sunday.

Finding time to stitch was not hard, especially after a eye opening doctor's appointment on Friday.  It was a great weekend escape, even if it was just 15 or 30 minutes each day.  This next week will be interesting as we are having baby!  I am being induced sometime tonight.  We are just waiting on the phone call to come on in.

Fabric purchases finally happened last week, and they started to arrive this week.  My total fabric in shot up just a little.  A few more purchases were made this week and over the next month a few small purchases will be made.  Then I'm cut off, at least that is my goal.  Even though fabric came in, fabric did go out, which is a great thing!  I will keep chipping away at my gain, and I hope I only gain max 350 yards for the year.  Fingers cross it is less though, we will see what happens.

Fabric out this week: 0.78 yards
Fabric out, in 2020: 13.72 yards
Fabric in this week: 15.67 yards
Fabric in, in 2020: 149.05 yards
Fabric difference in 2020: gain of 135.33 yards

I hope everyone had a great week!

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-Christina