Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Monday, September 16, 2019

To-Do Tuesday #6

Good morning, friends!  Hope your week is getting off to a good start!  I'm working on my To-Do list for the week so that I can share it at Roseanne's Tuesday link-up at Home Sewn by Us.

Last week I wanted to :

1.  Work on one of my WiPs - Floral Sawtooth Stars - and I did!  Although I spent more time *thinking* about working on it than actual stitching time, lol!

One of the alternate blocks I had made was bothering me... too many dark blues in that big four patch!

So, I took it apart, cut up the big blue pieces, and remade it.  Here are all 20 blocks up on my design wall, as of Sunday afternoon.  The remade block is the second from the left in the bottom row.

Without driving myself too crazy, I tried to spread out the dark blues and the bright pinks, and I think I can be happy now with this layout.

2.  Of course, I worked with my purple scraps, and finished up the Tiny Tuesday blocks - more about that HERE.

3/4.  I finished a couple of small embroidery pieces during my evening slow stitching.  These are destined to become pincushions and will be gifts for friends!

5.  I made those phone calls, and got some appointments taken care of!  When I called for the mammogram, the person said, "How about Thursday at 10?"  Okay, so that's over with.  Unfortunately I got the dreaded phone call to come back for a second mammogram and an ultra sound - darn it!  That will be happening tomorrow.  

Definitely on the To-Do List :  Try to think positive thoughts!  

Also for this week - 

1.  Make some more progress on my Sawtooth Star quilt - sew the blocks into rows at least!

2.  More with purple - finishing up a few of those blocks that are in progress, and the Tiny Tuesday when Angela posts it.

3.  I'm combining my to-dos for slow-stitching into one item.  It probably doesn't even need to be on the list because I really do stitch every evening, but one thing  I do need to  do this week is make myself up a kit to take on an upcoming trip!

This is my travel project bag.

4.  Get ready for the trip - finish up the planning and pack!  Whoo hoo!

Looking forward to a little of this in my future!

Have a great week, everyone!


Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I am just now getting back to my sewing room after more than two weeks of vacation and the fair. Thinking positive thoughts on that second mammo, hope all is well.

Rebecca Grace said...

Your sawtooth stars look lovely! I think you did a great job of balancing the colors throughout. Love your embroidery, too!

chrisknits said...

Have fun! I like the block redo, it does help break up all that blue. The quilt will be wonderful.

piecefulwendy said...

Those quilt blocks all playing together look great! I'm excited for your trip, and looks like you are prioritizing well, making sure you have those sewing projects along! ;-) Enjoy!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Enjoy your vacation, as the projects will still be waiting for you when you get back!!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Diann! Oh man, I'm sorry you got the recall mammogram phone call. I've been recalled so many times I actually have a chip installed. {{Hugs}} I know it's worrisome but better to be safe than sorry. I am praying it will turn out to be nothing. Of course, your hand stitching has to be on the list! It's fun to check something off as being complete, right?! That beach looks SO inviting a peaceful. Safe travels to you and enjoy! Thanks for linking up. ~smile~ Roseanne

Linda said...

I'm thinking positive thoughts with you. I usually get the recall too, and it has never been anything. I'm praying "nothing" for you!
Definitely "thinking" about projects counts as time spent on them. ;)
I love that little embroidered bird.
Looks like you have a nice beach-y getaway planned. Hope it isn't near Houston, although the remnants of Imelda are moving north now. Have fun!

Sandy Panagos said...

Hugs and good thoughts for you! Good thing you refrained from making yourself crazy with the layout!

Preeti said...

That travel project bag sure looks familiar!!! I wonder why :-)
Enjoy the sun on your face, the breeze in your hair and the sand in your toes.