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July 14, 2020
New Week, New Tuesday To Do from Melva Loves Scraps

Last week was a whirlwind!  Did anyone else experience the same???  It was as if I blinked and a new week started... yet with all that took place last week, it was as if time stood still.

There were memories made, conversations over breakfasts, late night chats, fellowship with some of the bestest of friends, pedicures, snuggles with grand-daughters, giggles and squeals of laughter, legos, video games and Barbies, worship and stories about Jesus, water fights, desserts, hot days that didn't ever want to cool off.

I finished the commissioned quilt on Monday and sewed a label on it ...

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July 5, 2020
Tuesday To-Do and Brainstorming from Melva Loves Scraps

As I worked on meeting last week's Tuesday's Two Goals I was pondering...

I pondered life in general, but more specifically I was pondering the digital quilting community.  Through this blog, as well as social media (fb, instagram and bloglovin') I have met so many wonderful and talented quilters.


And with my current Pieces From The Past Sew Along that community has grown even more.  If you are not familiar with the sew along, it features vintage Kansas City Star patterns that my Grandma had collected and letters that were written to my Grandparents from former German Prisoners ...

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June 26, 2020
Ta-Da! Tuesday from Melva Loves Scraps

I squeaked by, just barely, but I did it!  Ta-Da!  My two To-Do things on the list are checked off successfully.

  Work on a few "postcard blocks" for our Camping Journal Quilt


Here is Lake Corpus Christie...  the picture didn't quite capture the brilliance of the sky, but I like the block.


Below is the lighthouse on Bolivar Island, across the bay from Galveston, TX....

That lighthouse was definitely a tricky one to get straight and centered.  It required some unpicking of stitches, and while still not perfect, I can accept it as it is.



This is a block ...

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June 17, 2020
Tuesday's Two Things from Melva Loves Scraps

Just a quick post this morning because we have some fun plans for the remainder of the week...

Did I meet my goals from last week???

   Acquire border and backing fabric for the commissioned quilt. 

The fabric was delivered just yesterday.  Isn't is pretty? >>





   Finalize the next Pieces From the Past pattern release on June 18.

The post for The Friendship Block (#8) is ready to go live on Thursday.  In addition to the Friendship block post I have a really good start on a few more!


   Order 2018 pictures for the scrapbook

My Shutterfly order is to be ...

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June 10, 2020
It's Just Too... Tuesday To-Do from Melva Loves Scraps

I think I am safe to say (and have others agree) that life lately has been just TOO!  Too messy... Too difficult... Too challenging... Too overwhelming...

In February Dave and I turned off the news... with the exception of one of the Sunday morning shows that tends to be more entertainment/documentary than "news".  This week I turned it off as well.  While I feel it is important to be informed of the happenings in the world, I simply could not take it any more.

I firmly believe that there is a way for reporters to present the facts of ...

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June 7, 2020
Tuesday Two-Do from Melva Loves Scraps

It's Tuesday... again!  This past week seemed to have flown by.  

Probably because we did a little escape to the high country.  It was much needed and so cherished as we rested up.  I think one of my most favorite things about going camping is the fact that we find ourselves tucked away in bed at about 8 p.m to read until we just can't keep our eyes open and then waking around 6:00 a.m. as we listen to the world of nature wake up.

Below is the view we had for a few days ...

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May 27, 2020
What To Do, What To Do... from Melva Loves Scraps

Here we are with another week staring me in the face...  

As I consider what I said I would do last week on Tuesday To-Do compared to what I actually did,  I didn't get everything checked off the list.  BUT, there was so much more that was done than what I listed...  Does that count for anything??? ('cuz I really think it should!)

❧Pattern writing for the Pieces From The Past Sew Along - Goal of 5 more patterns I have four patterns written and ready for testing... almost there!

❧Begin the king-sized commissioned quilt - 11 log cabins & two silhouette ...

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May 25, 2020
Tuesday To Do from Melva Loves Scraps

I am, by nature, a list maker... sometimes it is on paper, but most of the time it is only in my mind.  

Dave is currently gone for a few days and for the last few days leading up to his departure, I have been formulating a list in my mind of things I want to do while he is gone.  

It probably seems silly to you, but one of the top things... is to make overnight oatmeal.  You see, he is not a fan of oatmeal.  Oh, I slip oatmeal into our morning breakfast rotation about once every two ...

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