Do you have weeks when you wish you could crawl into bed and forget the outside world? Yep, me too. Last week was busy with sad and fun things to do. The sad was singing at the funeral of a neighbor who was part of our chorus.
The fun was the Spotsylvanians singing at the Fredericksburg Christmas Market. Except that one was really cold. I doubt if it reached 44 degrees. (Ok, those of you where it gets really cold just remember being outside and singing in that temperature was cold to us.) I was very smart and put on a pair of snow boots and a really good pair of wool socks. My feet never got cold. I can't say the same for my hands trying to turn music pages. Sigh. But we had an appreciative audience. After our performance Pat and I went directly to the car, grabbed lunch, and went home to warm up! It took most of the afternoon.
So, how did I do on the goals. Not too bad.
✅Keep Working on Ornaments -- forward progress is being made on #3.
✅Quilt Natalie’s quilt -- done.
✅Make border for Dec APQ UFO Challenge piece Talking Turkey — progress being made but it’s going to take some time.
Make some single blocks -- a couple of blocks done but not the one I had planned on.
✅Prep wide backs for 3 quilts -- I washed all three wide backs but they need to be ironed before I can quilt them.
Not too bad but not fabulous. Here's a picture of what the Talking Turkey border is going to look like. I know it isn't the best picture but it is what I had that I could photograph. I now have quite a few flying geese ready to trim to the correct size. I won't sew them together until I have a whole side ready.
Here's a sneak peek of Natalie's quilt. I'll try to take a full on picture once I take it off the long arm. This was at the beginning of the quilting. My daughter did a great job on it.
Here's what I hope to get done this week.
Work on the last 2 ornaments all week
Load and quilt Sophie’s quilt
Make some more flying geese and string blocks for Talking Turkey
Sing 2 rehearsals and 2 concerts with the Spotsylvians!
Do some Christmas stuff!
Some sewing is going to get done but not a whole lot. On the other hand some singing will be going on too. The Spotsylvanians' concerts are Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Our kids generally come to the Sunday afternoon one and then we all have dinner together. In lieu of the usual pizza we're heading to the local Red Robin. Pizza always took a long time to get home. Should be a fun time.
I'm going to get the next step ready for the whale ornament I'm currently working on. So I'm keeping this kind of short. You know what's next. Please take some time to visit a couple of these Linky parties to see what quilters are doing across the globe.
To Do Tuesday
I'll leave you with a "shocking" photo from last night's dinner prep.
Have you figured it out? Let's just say we didn't have as much baked potato as we thought we were going to have with dinner. Some time while cooking it blew up. We didn't hear anything. I had stuck a fork into it several times before but this happened anyway. We've done a little more cleaning up since this but more is going to be needed. I think we'll soak the racks to get them clean and then turn to the self cleaning mode. Sigh. Have you ever exploded a potato or anything else in your oven? I haven't.
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie