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November 24, 2021
To Do Tuesday for Week of November 23rd from Life In Pieces

Last week was pretty much a bust for anything sewing room related. This week didn't get off to the best start.  We were saying good bye to family and on the road for a good part of Monday.  Odds and ends kept me out of the sewing room till late evening yesterday.  As you can probably guess, I didn't make a lot of progress on last week's To Do List. 

To Do List for 11/16/2021

  • Cabins and Fans: Finish quilt prep - progress
  • Macaron Mystery: Make more flying geese - no progress
  • Unity: Make more flying geese ...

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November 16, 2021
To Do Tuesday for the Week of 11/16/2021 from Life In Pieces

Last week wasn't great on the stitching front, this week probably won't be much better.  To add insult to injury, my home computer is acting up. I updated the firmware last night, fingers crossed that fixed the worst of the problems.  Even with the distractions, there was still some progress on the To Do List for last week.  


To Do List for 11/9/2021

  • Cabins and Fans: Prep quilt top for quilting, progress
  • Macaron Mystery: Make flying geese for steps 4 and 5
  • Unity: Make flying geese for step 8 

Two of three, with progress on the ...

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November 9, 2021
To Do Tuesday for Week of 11/9/2021 from Life In Pieces

Moving back to standard time is always a bit of a downer.  It's now light when we leave for work, but it's full dark by the time we head home.  It always takes me a few weeks to wrap my mind and my sleep schedule around the change. 


So far November has been pretty conductive to finding stitching time. I finished off my to do list in one week for a change.  

Weekly To Do List for 11/2/2021
  • Cabins and Fans: Prep backing for quilting
  • Macaron Mystery: Make flying geese for step 4 
  • Unity: Make flying ...

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November 2, 2021
To Do Tuesday for the Week of 11/2/2021 from Life In Pieces

It's been a busy two weeks, unfortunately the sewing room has been mostly empty during that time.  So there was no point in posting last week as I'd made no progress on the To Do List from 10/19.  It wasn't till this last weekend that there was any progress on that To Do List. 


To Do List for 10/19/2021
  • Cabins and Fans: Decide dimensions and layout of backing
  • Macaron Mystery: Make HSTs for step 3 
  • Unity: Make flying geese for step 8 

It just took me two weeks to get that far. Actually the ...

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October 25, 2021
5 quilts from Making A Lather

It's time for me to plan the week and assess how I have done on my goals.  I have 5 quilts I am focusing on right now. I try to work on one task for each quilt at a time working through all five before moving on to the next set of tasks.

1.checkered past -The next step was to make 40 sashings. I sewed 1 1/2 inch creams to 1 1/2 inch shirt strips on the treadle. I pressed and subcut them to the size of the block. tada


But, then, I couldn't help ...

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October 19, 2021
To do Tuesday for Week of 10/19/2021 from Life In Pieces

The last couple of weeks have been busy.  I didn't post a To Do List last week because there had been no progress on much of anything.  We were home this weekend, so I was able to get in some decent stitching time and finished off the list from the week before.  


Weekly To Do List for 10/5/2021
  • Cabins and Fans: Finish quilt top
  • Macaron Mystery: Make HSTs for step 3 
  • Unity: Finish Step 7, make flying geese for Step 8 

Getting Cabins and Fans to the finished quilt top stage is a major milestone.  I'm ...

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October 5, 2021
To Do Tuesday for Week of 10/5/2021 from Life In Pieces

Last week was a mostly handstitching week. In anticipating of not having much machine time, I cut my to do list back a bit.  I made progress on everything, but didn't get far enough to be able to check off all the items.  

Weekly To Do List For 9/28/2021

  • Cabins and Fans: Finish 2nd border, start third
  • Macaron Mystery: Make HSTs for step 3 
  • Unity: Finish Step 7 
Two out of three is a good week, especially since there were only a couple of days in the sewing room. We have family stuff going on this weekend ...

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September 28, 2021
To Do Tuesday for Week of 9/28/2021 from Life In Pieces

The days are long, but the weeks seem to pass by in a blink.  It's just that time of year.  I had an extra day off this week, which helped me tackle last week's To Do List.  


  • Morewood Mystery: Finish quilt
  • Cabins and Fans: Work on second and third borders 
  • Unity: Make HSTs for step 6 
  • Macaron Mystery: Make HSTs for step 3 
  • Scrappy Butterflies: Make Irish Chain block 

Five for five is definitely a good week on the stitching front. Especially when one of those check marks is for a finished quilt.  There will be a lot ...

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September 22, 2021
To Do Tuesday for Week of 9/21/2021 from Life In Pieces

It's been a fast month.  Work is still insanely busy, but I think there is light at the end of the tunnel.  Keep your fingers crossed for me on that front.  I'm not working as late as much as I was, that's meant more time for stitching stuff at home.  That shows in the progress on last week's to do list. 


Weekly To Do List for 9/14/2021
  • Morewood Mystery: Trim quilt, make label and binding
  • Cabin and Fans: Finish first border 
  • Unity: Make HSTs for step 6 
  • Scrappy Butterflies: Make Irish Chain blocks 
  • Macaron ...

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September 14, 2021
To Do Tuesday For Week of 9/14/2021 from Life In Pieces

Last week was really good on the stitching front. I may not have stitched every day, but the weekend stitching made up for that.  Last week's to do list is all checked off. 

To Do List for the Week of 9/7/2021

  • Cabins and Fans: Start making borders
  • Scrappy Butterflies: Make 9 patch blocks 
  • Macaron Mystery: Start Step 3 
  • Unity: Make HSTS for clue 6 as leaders and enders 
I've been keeping my lists pretty simple as work is still pretty insane some days, even so, it still feels good to see all the check marks.  Progress ...

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September 7, 2021
To Do Tuesday for 9/7/2021 from Life In Pieces

We had a nice visit with the family this weekend.  Thankfully everyone is healthy.  We celebrated 3 birthdays, so it was a fun weekend.  Between work and the family time, there wasn't a lot of stitching time last week, but there are still a few check marks on last week's list.

To Do List For Week of 8/31/2021

  • Cabins and Fans: Sew halve together, start borders - progress
  • Scrappy Butterflies: Continue making Irish Chain blocks
  • Unity: Make HSTs for step 6 
Two out of three with progress on the third isn't bad for a busy week ...

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September 1, 2021
To Do Tuesday for Week of 8/31/2021 from Life In Pieces

Work deadlines had me heading into the office early and staying late yesterday.  After being on the work computer pretty much all day, writing a blog post just wasn't in the cards yesterday.  So I'm a day late on getting my To Do List together for this week. Before getting to that, here's how last week went. 

To Do List for Week of 8/24/2021

  • Cabins and Fans: Finish row 7, work on row 8 ✔
  • Scrappy Butterflies: Finish framing butterfly blocks 
  • Face mask: Make a few masks 
  • Unity: Make HSTs for step 6 

Four checks for ...

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August 24, 2021
To Do Tuesday for the Week of 8/24/2021 from Life In Pieces

It's been a fast, but productive week.  Last week's To Do List was pretty short and simple, but it still feels good to check off each line.  


To Do List for 8/17/2021

  • Cabins and Fans: Work on row 7
  • Scrappy Butterflies: Continue framing blocks 
  • Unity: Make HSTs for Step 6 as leaders and enders 

I'm sticking with the same plan for this week's To Do List,  short and simple. 

To Do List for 8/24/2021

Cabins and Fans: Finish row 7, work on row 8

Cabins and Fans, self designed


The row ...

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August 17, 2021
To Do Tuesday for the Week of 8/17/2021 from Life In Pieces

Hard to believe August is half over already.  There has been more sewing time this month than last.  Last week's to do list has lots of check marks. 

Weekly To Do List for 8/10/2021

  • Morewood Mystery: Package and sent out for quilting
  • Cabins and Fans: Work on row 7 
  • Unity: Make HSTs for Clue 6 as leader and ender 
  • Scrappy Butterflies: Start framing Butterfly blocks 

The biggest achievement was getting Morewood sent out for quilting.  That should be finish number 3 next month.  I need to get busy if I'm going to have quilt number 4 ...

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August 10, 2021
To Do Tuesday for Week of 8/10/2021 from Life In Pieces

It's been about three weeks since my last To Do Tuesday post.  To Do Lists were written, but nothing was checked off, so nothing really to post about. Finally this last week there was some action on the stitching front.

To Do List for 8/3/2021

  • Morewood Mystery: Finish prepping quilt top
  • Cabins and Fans: Work on row 7 
  • Unity: Make HSTs for clue 6 as leader and ender 
  • Scrappy Butterflies: Finalize quilt setting 

The biggest achievement was getting the Morewood quilt top pressed and de-threaded.  Now that's done, I can get back to piecing. Even better ...

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July 20, 2021
To Do Tuesday for the Week of 7/20/21 from Life In Pieces

The middle of July has come and gone.  It always feels like the last half of the year goes faster than the first half.  Thankfully work has calmed down, but my weekends are going to be pretty full the rest of the month. There won't be much stitching time, so the To Do List will be a bit lighter this week.  First though, here's the progress on last week's To Do List.

To Do List for 7/13/2021

  • Morewood Mystery: Press and prep quilt top for pressing
  • Cabins and Fans: Finish row 6 and start row ...

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July 13, 2021
To Do Tuesday For The Week of 7/13/2021 from Life In Pieces

A short work week and a relaxing weekend spent mostly at home made it pretty easy to check off all of the items on last week's To Do List. 

To Do List for 7/6/2021

  • Morewood Mystery: Finish assembling backing
  • Cabins and Fans: Continue assembly of row 5 
  • Unity Make HSTs for clue 6 as leader and ender 
  • Macaron Mystery: Shop stash for more fabric palettes 
Last week's list is all checked off.  Of course I'm keeping my lists pretty easy and simple so I'm successful.  The whole point is progress and so long as ...

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July 6, 2021
To Do Tuesday for the Week of 7/6/2021 from Life In Pieces

This last week went pretty quickly.  Having time off for the holiday has been nice. I took today off as well, the plan is for a nothing but stitching day to get a jump on this week's To Do List.  Time off last week helped make short work of last week's to do list. 


  • Morewood Mystery: Start cutting and assembling backing
  • Cabins and Fans: Continue assembling row 5 
  • Unity: Make HSTs for clue 6 as leader and enders 

Three for three is a good week. Progress was made and that's my goal each week, to just keep ...

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June 29, 2021
To Do Tuesday for the Week of 6/29/2021 from Life In Pieces

Work has gone from insanely busy to the normal crazy busy, so I've been able to get in a bit more stitching time this week. There was time to work on the To Do List for the week.  


To Do List for June 22, 2021
  • Grassy Creek: Finish quilt, take photos
  • Morewood Mystery:  Finish last border 
  • Cabins and Fans: Continue assembly of row 4 
  • Unity: Make HSTS for clue 6 as leaders and enders 

Last week four out of four to dos checked off, so a really good week compared to the previous 8 or so.  Can I keep ...

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June 23, 2021
To Do Tuesday: 06/22/2021 from Life In Pieces

Stitching time has been hit or miss the last couple of months and will likely be so for a few more weeks.  Consequently, I'm not doing all that well with the weekly to do list.  My last To Do List is from two weeks ago. 

To Do List for 6/08/2021

  • Grassy Creek: Continue to hand sew binding
  • Morewood Mystery: Finish border 3, start border 4 
  • Cabins and Fans: Continue assembly of row 4 
  • Unity: Make HSTs for clue 6 as leader and ender 
Over the last two weeks, I've made progress on each one of the ...

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