Sunday, April 26, 2020

Monday Meanderings 4 - 27 - 2020

Have you had a week where you go completely off the rails?   Yea, me too.  And it was this week.  I had a list of goals I wanted to work on. Sunday afternoon rolled around and I realized I really didn't finish ANY of them.  Let's just take a look at the list. 

A few pinwheels made.
This week, along with mask making, I'm focusing on:
1) Making all pinwheel blocks and sewing the top together. I still need three more blocks, so no, not sewn together. 

2) Sewing all the churn dash blocks into a top. I sewed one more row together. Yawn.

3) Loading on Ruthie president's quilt for my local guild. The back is loaded. √ 

4) Updating my spread sheets on UFOs and batting pieces.  This is my maybe goal. All the other ones I really want to keep up with. Did not even look at this one. 

I did spend some of every day in the studio.  I finished several more masks and got them over to a neighbor's house for the ambulance group.  But did I really do anything else? I have been cutting out masks in groups of ten and sewing them as leader enders, so maybe it was that.  And, I did cut out some squares to make into 3.5" half square triangles. Three got sewn and trimmed. And, several more pinwheels are either done or in process. 

Saturday I wasn't all that interested in sewing but I did get a little done.  I spent several hours looking at fabric to buy on line.  I even got the items into my cart. And, then, I changed my mind.  I'll eventually move the items back to my wish list.  I just didn't see a lot of need to actually buy more fabric.  Maybe next month.  But, right now, I'm being strong and not buying.  On the other hand, I should probably check out my thread supply for both the long arm and domestic machines.  I've been running through thread like crazy...or so it seems. 

So, now I'm facing Monday hoping I can get re-enthused about what I am working on.  

Probably the highlight of the week was a drive by birthday celebration Sunday afternoon.  We live in a 55+ community with lots of active people.  We do seem to be doing a good job of social distancing.... So, birthdays are celebrated by decorated cars and lots of honking.  We only found out about this one when we took a walk.  So we walked in front of the cars to wish Terry a happy birthday. 

It's hard to tell but the cars are lined up all the way to the end of the street. Glenda (left) and Dee are walking with a big birthday banner.  (It keeps getting recycled with a new name put on for each celebration.) 

Here's a close up of the sign in front of Terry and Wanda's house. Hum, that pole looks like it is a perfect gauge for keeping social distancing. 

There's Terry talking to Marty.  Love the sign Marty made.  

So, my response is, man, we are easily entertained these days!  But it was a nice thing to do. 

My one other achievement this week, done after the birthday celebration, was to load a king size backing for a quilt I'm doing for my guild.  I much prefer smaller ones but hopefully this one won't take forever.  (Yea, I know, it probably will because I'll only do a few rows a day so I can continue the other projects and make masks too!) 

No new list of goals with the exception of #3 above.  The new #3: Quilt the president's quilt. 

I'm linking up with my regular parties: Oh Scrap, Monday Making, and Design Wall Monday. Join me in surfing the web to see what is new.  (Hum, if I remember I did spend a lot of Monday surfing the web and I wrote the blog Monday instead of the night before...) 

Happy Quilting All and Stay Safe.  Bonnie 


  1. that is nice that your community is doing birthdays like that!

  2. Yes, time is marching on -- but in a curiously erratic fashion. What fun to have cumulative drive-by parades!

  3. The birthday parades sound like fun, and I’m sure brighten everyone’s day.

  4. What thread do you like to use in your longarm? I'm a Glide girl. Nice that you're recognizing people's born days. Good luck on the king size quilt. Those always take awhile.

  5. I love the idea of the recycled birthday banner!

  6. What a hoot! We did a drive by for a friend who just finished breast cancer treatment, so I can attest to how much fun they are.

  7. How cool is the Birthday parade!! Yep I am an off the rails kinda gal too;)

  8. Who needs productivity when you have a block party parade?? :)

  9. Bonnie, the whole planet has gone off the rails. Insert eye roll emoji here. The parade warms my heart. Hugs from afar.

  10. You've obviously been making progress, but sometimes it's hardest for us to see just how much we've really done. Hope this week has been better and you got a bit more done.


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