Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Monday Meanderings 12 - 12 -2016 OOPS!

This blog is being posted a lot later than I normally do because we went shopping yesterday   The refrigerator was bare and the shelves were showing in our tiny pantry.  It was time to get some food in the house.  And, we were able to do some "stealth" Christmas shopping -- get into the store, find the gifts and get out.  But I was totally worn out after 3 hours of shopping so didn't bet much else done.

Here's what I've been working on over the last week or two. I finished Ellie's Christmas shirt.  Time to mail out Theo's and Ellie's shirts to them.  MUST DO TOMORROW! 

The backing to the Christmas Favorites quilt is done and I've already loaded it on Ruthie, the long arm. The center fabric is an old VIP or maybe Cranston print.  I had to add length and width to it.  But I noticed I really didn't get enough width to it.  I won't have much fabric to spare on the sides.  I will make this work! (Even if I trim the border a little!) 

Last I want to show you a little gift that Colleen gave out at our last fall retreat.  See those little pink squares on the fabric.  They are fabric weights.  She put something heavy in them.  They were heavy enough so my fabric didn't slip around while I was cutting it.  Worked like a charm! 

There was only a small list of goals last week and I succeeded with all of them!  Yes, I did sing three concerts on Saturday and Sunday.  Needless to say the voice wasn't fabulous but I was just 1 of 70 Spotsylvanians singing this weekend.  

December 5, 2016
Embroider Ellie’s Christmas shirt
Keep knitting
Make backing for Christmas favorites√ I finished the last two seams around 8 yesterday morning! 

Sing three concerts

And this week --- a small list but it represents a lot of things that need to be done. 

December 12, 2016
Send Christmas shirts to Theo and Ellie
Load and start quilting Christmas Favorites on the longarm
Prep and send Christmas Cards
Start wrapping presents

We'll see how I do!  As I said above I have already gotten started on Christmas Favorites. It would be fabulous to hang it before Christmas but I'm not counting on it as most of it is going to be custom quilted. Time will tell.

I'm linking up with Monday Making and Main Crush Monday. I'm hoping to take some breaks this week and visit blogs across the internet as folks get ready for the holidays and/or enjoy the end of this year. Yikes, 2017 is creeping up awfully fast! 

Happy Quilting All! Bonnie 


  1. Congrats on getting the shirts done. It's amazing how worn out you can get from shopping. Thankfully I'm about done (I hope)!

  2. Great job on your goals, especially during this busy time of yar.

    Love the embroidered shirts.

  3. Hey, you're not coughing your head off anymore? That's the best news of all! The Christmas quilt is coming out really pretty, too!

  4. What cute little shirts!! Glad you got some provisions - usually when it is that bare, you get a blizzard.... ha ha!


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