Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Monday, December 13, 2021

To-Do Tuesday #116

Good morning!  I'm joining in with Linda and friends at Texas Quilt Gal for the To-Do Tuesday link-up, sharing what I've been working on and my new list for this coming week.

To tell you the truth, my sewing room was overrun with squirrels this last week, but it's all in good fun, so I'm not too worried about it! 

  • I made a Christmas quilt-as-you-go placemat for a small table that Mike and I use daily.  You can read more about it here.
  • Also in that post I mentioned working on a braided tabletopper, and I have trimmed that and gotten it to about 12 x 26 size.  
I did keep working on the sashing and cornerstones 
for theEasy Breezy blocks, so there's that.

  • I also ended up making a little quilty "hug" for a friend whose husband is struggling with a health crisis.   A crumb heart mini quilt with some hand quilting:

So, there are still (and always!) larger quilt projects to work on, and they will always be on my list:
  • Borders for the crumb hearts
  • Sashing and cornerstones for Easy Breezy
  • Layout decisions for Full Stop, the row quilt of punctuation marks
Plus, I want to quilt the little braided tabletopper.

But, my kids are coming home this coming weekend for our traditional "Weekend before Christmas" Christmas!  So this week's To-Do list is all about that.
  • Plan meals
  • Get groceries 
  • Get the house ready!
If I get around to any sewing it will just be icing on the cake!  Have a great week everyone!



grammajudyb said...

You got a lot accomplished this week! Have a great time with family! Do you do a traditional Christmas dinner or something else special? Hope the weather cooperates!

Vicki in MN said...

What fun to look forward to this weekend! Our kids/Grandkids were here this past weekend, first we have all been together since before Covid. I think having squirrels this time of year is perfect to take some stress off the season.

Ivani said...

OWO Diann, you made beautiful "squirrels". The heart quilty hug for your friend is so pretty and special.
Enjoy the Season and have a great time with Family.
Have a blessed week.

Linda said...

Love your squirrel projects. I'm going to have to try the braid, I love the way it looks. The quilty hug is adorable!
Have fun with your family!
Thank you for linking to To Do Tuesday. :)

Susie H said...

Have a jolly time with the kids! There will be time enough to sew after the holidays.

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

have a great time with your guys - I'm sure it will be nice to see them again. Sometimes I think we are all way too busy at this time of year

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Squirrels are always fun but yay for kids coming home!!

piecefulwendy said...

Your little crumb heart is so lovely, and what a kind, thoughtful gift for a friend. I hope her husband recovers well and soon. So fun to see what you are working on. I'm so behind on everything - even posting today.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I think the crumb heart is everyone's favourite and mine too, especially kind of you too. Hope it goes well for your friend.
Squirrels are so cute!

Sherrie said...

I have squirrels in my sewing room too. They usually make
a Your heart is beautiful, your friend will
love it. Enjoy your Christmas before Christmas get together
with you family. Have a great day!

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a sweet quilty gift for your friend, Diann! Looking forward to seeing how you finish off that new braided runner.