Tuesday To-Do

Last Week’s List

  1. Freyja Clue 9-started on construction
  2. Make 2nd WT
  3. Guild BOM 
  4. Sew binding on a quilt for a friend X
  5. Cast on the next baby sweater
  6. Impromptu visit to BioGirl
  7. Extra: made 3rd WT

Blocks done!

This Week’s List

  1. Freya final construction
  2. Quilt the 3 WTs that are done.
  3. Pray MIL through hip replacement
  4. Drive parents to Florida
  5. Babysit Sister’s dogs

I am undecided about how many blocks I am putting in Freyja. I have enough for an 8 block configuration but might just do 5. I need to run the numbers because I don’t have enough HSTs for the borders. Not sure I want to make those stretchy, pesky, pieced borders! Maybe I will look for a print for the border.

Wish there was more contrast with my Aqua and light Blue, but that’s what you get with mysteries. This is the last one I will do as a mystery. I will collect clues and wait for the reveal. Particularly because I hate her pieced borders, and would not have made all those HSTs had I known their use. But as I have said, her mystery, her rules. I just don’t want to play by them anymore.

Last week’s thought: “…maybe this week I will stay out of the craft/quilt/Tuesday Morning/stores…”


I love this charm pack I got at Nelsonville Quilt Company, I drop in when I go see BioGirl. And once I got home I was able to get my Christmas present from BioGirl. A lovely handmade shawl pin she ordered for me!!! Love it! Not shown is the pair of clearance pajamas I had to buy since I forgot to pack mine! LOL

So this week is going to be slammed! We are headed back to the hometown to be with my MIL for her surgery. I am taking my home sewing machine! When we are free from MIL’s care I will be quilting table toppers. I want them done by end of January. I am running out of time and availability! I will be gone a week between her surgery, my driving the parents to Florida, and then flying home 2 days later. Too may things still on that January list!

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Friday FOllieS

Good Morning to all! Life is good here, still celebrating my birthday! I had dinner out on Tuesday night with family, a treat (shake) on Wednesday, and dinner in with friends and Greek take out last night. And tomorrow I head back to the hometown to my fav restaurant there for dinner. But before that, Diva and I are wedding dress shopping!!!

This week has been good for the knitting and sewing! I finished my cowl over the weekend, got all the body and most of the collar knit on the toddler sweater, and finished 1 table topper-top only. So some crafting has been happening here! Since I will be back out of town over the weekend, knitting will be my companion. Which means I need to find another project to work on since that sweater should be done by tomorrow! 

Eurasian Cowl

The pattern has you knit it flat and then seam it, but I just knit until the top edge was about 22″ and then joined in the round. The color is more true in the mirror shot on right. I love it, but have yet to wear it!!! I just haven’t had the perfect venue, maybe Saturday will be the day?

It’s not quite this green

I am knitting up this bulky as a Gramps by altering the stitch count. Right now I am on the button band, shawl collar. It’s a long slog, but I am close to the end. Then two small sleeves and it will be done! Hopefully I can drop this off with the birthday boy before I head back to Indy.

Here is the first table topper, top only, no quilting yet. This is Cabin Skein, sort of, I pointed the geese in instead of out. Oh well, no one else will know. LOL. The difference in the look is due to my EQMini, which does not allow for precise blocks on some of the designs. But no matter, the gist is the same. Now, on to the next one, a Pineapple block! But first, I need to print out the paper foundation.

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Happy Birthday to Me!!

Yes, today is my birthday. I got smart about 30 years ago and started celebrating all month long! At least every weekend I was hanging with family or friends celebrating my day. Hey, I’m no dummy! And several years ago I got smarter and signed up for all kinds of birthday treats from restaurants and businesses! Now, that was a really smart move. It helps extend the celebrations by always having a treat waiting for me. But it seriously does harm to my goal to shed some pounds this year before the Mother of the Bride wedding dress shopping begins! LOL

Another reason this is problematic is my gut. A month before Christmas I started having severe Acid Reflux. Oh my! 2 weeks before Christmas I got sick, likely norovirus, and had that on top of the severe Acid Reflux. And I mean severe, where every morning my throat was raw from the acid backing up. I was even on several different remedies to try and control it. But no help. When I could finally eat again, after the illness, I swore off of dairy, high fats, and anything I even suspected could cause an issue. So now you see the dilemma. I have several free “treats” I can’t even take advantage of!!! Good thing some of those birthday treats are actual dining items and not just desserts! LOL

So, Happy Birthday to me! And for you? Leave a comment telling me how you celebrate your day and I will pick a random winner for a handmade zipper pouch!