Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Monday, April 12, 2021

To-Do Tuesday #85

Good morning!  I'm checking in with Chris and friends at Chrisknits to share my to-do list for the week.  It was a good week for finishing up a few things - the Stay at Home Round Robin quilt, a placemat in blue for the April Table Scraps challenge, and a small pillow using my most recent embroidery finish!

Friday, we took the SAHRR quilt up to give to my MIL, and she loved it and covered up in it right away.    

Unfortunately, she had fallen earlier in the week and cut her arm, and the nurse had just been in to check her out.  Messing with the bandage hurt, and by that time I realized I wasn't going to get a happy photo.  Mike did talk to her again Sunday and she was fine!

Coming up this week, my mom will be moving here and a lot of my time will need to be focused on helping her get settled in her new apartment.  I have just about a week to get my own projects done, so I've been trying to prioritize!

  • For the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I need to finish up the asterisk blocks for this year's sampler, Full Stop.

  • I'd like to prep quite a few projects for hand work, that I can do while my mom is staying here at our house: embroidery, hand-piecing, etc.  Here's the April Kathy Schmitz design that I've just started working on.  I also have more blocks to piece for the Harmony QAL and another blue Scrappy Trips block to work on. 


So, I'm keeping it simple this week, and may not even be able to manage a To-Do Tuesday post next week, with Mom here.  Just playing that by ear!  







24 comments:

grammajudyb said...

Family first I always say! I wish you good days as you transition your mom to her new apartment! And I hope your MIL heals quickly from her recent fall. Looks like you have “what you can control, under control “. That’s all we can do as life happens.

Sharon Kwilter said...

Best of luck for the coming week.

Michelle Churchman said...

That’s an awesome snuggle quilt for your MIL! Good luck with your mom’s move!

Michelle
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Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I hope your MIL will feel better and she knows she is loved and will love the quilt. I'm sure it will take a little time for your mother to get settled - I think you mentioned she no longer drives so it will take a little of your time as I'm sure she will need help on a regular schedule I know my mom did for shopping and doctor appointments. I hope she will like her new place once she gets used to it.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

A lovely quilt for a lovely lady. Nice to be able to see family again!

Michele McLaughlin said...

Love that quilt and such a cheery piece for your MIL! Have fun with your Mom and best wishes for an easy move! Hugs!

Vicki in MN said...

That is so sweet your MIL got cozy in her new quilt right away. Good luck getting your mom all settled, will she move into her own apartment May 1st?

Linda said...

Love the sweet picture of your MIL, smiling or not. Sounds like your life will be filled with adjustments for awhile. I’ll be thinking of you.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Oh poor MIL but she does look cosy with that gorgeous quilt of yours Diann to warm her. My goodness, I have thought so much about a move like that of your Mom's if I were on my own. Decisions we all face if we live long enough of course. Loved seeing your placemat and embroidery. You always have lovely fabric choices and colours, I notice.

Barb N said...

What a bright and lively quilt to brighten up her days! Have fun with the move (?), or as much as you can. Hoping it won't be too stressful on everyone. So good to have you in her life.

Florida Farm Girl said...

You and your DH are so fortunate that you both still have your Moms with you. Enjoy every minute of your time with them. I'm sure your MIL appreciates the quilt.

Julierose said...

Just the fact that your MIL covered up with your lovely quilt right away shows how much she loves it!!;)))
Hate to hear she's in pain..;((( hope she's feeling better...
Hugs, Julierose

Susie H said...

What a thoughtful gift for your MIL and I'd say it was given at just the right time. She needed some love! Have a good week.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Glad to hear that MIL is feeling better, Diann! Best of luck with your Mom's move.

Frédérique said...

Family before sewing ;) Your SAHRR is beautiful, and it will comfort your MIL very well. Good luck getting your mom settled in her new place.

MissPat said...

I'm sure your round robin gift helped to cheer your MIL up after her fall. And now your Mom will be here soon. Spending a few days with you before she gets settled in her apartment will be a nice transition. Things will be changing for all of you, but a little patience and good humor should help smooth the way.
Pat

Ivani said...

Falls are very dangerous for senior people, glad your MIL is feeling better and is now warmed by her/your beautiful quilt. The new embroidery is beautiful and will help you in the early days of the new routine. It'll be nice to have your mom around.

PaintedThread said...

Your round robin quilt is bigger than I thought! I'm sure it made her feel better. I like your embroidery - that will be cute when it's done.

chrisknits said...

I am sure she loves it now that she is feeling better. Good luck with your mom's move and trying to find time to craft! Thanks for linking up.

Bonnie said...

Nothing like someone appreciating getting a quilt to snuggle with. I’m sure it will be nice to have your mom close by. Love that you are planning ahead for when ahe'a visiting.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Perfect gift for your MIL! Nice that you can help your mother settle in nearby!!!

Mary said...

Hopefully your round Robin quilt is giving your MIL some comfort. Good luck with preparation for your mom moving to your town. I hope you can also find a few moments to breathe!

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Glad your MIL loved her quilt and hope she heals quickly. You have a busy week ahead--happy moving!! Hope it goes well.

dq said...

I hope you will enjoy the time with your mother moving close so you can help her.