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Thread: What are your sewing goals for today?

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    Super Member grann of 6's Avatar
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    Okay, so my last 2 weeks have been lost to doctor visits and not feeling particularly well, so today must be attacked with gusto. I feel somewhat better, just knowing my heart is okay. Anyhow, here is my list of To Do: Finish 3 Quilts for Kids that just need batting, backing, & quilting. Make 6 Christmas table runners from a new pattern I can't resist. Start some machine embroidery for a Christmas project, do 2 weeks worth of laundry, Make a couple handbags my DDIL (and myself) have been requesting. That should take me to noon :roll: :lol: :-D Now what are you guys doing today? Oh, and my DDIL & I went to a perennial nursery yesterday and I got about 30 plants to insert into the ground at some point.

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    you go girl-that is a big list for 1 day.I have 4 QFK quilts to sew labels on and box up.not sure what else I will do but it will involve fabric

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    Going to work on putting together secret santa gift. Finish tablerunner for winter swap. Work on bag for grandson. Make some boxers for another grandson. Help my granddaughter with a quilt.

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    Oh my that's a lot to do today. I would help you if I could. Glad you are feeling better, but don't overdo yourself. Take it easy!

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    I wish my goals for the day involved sewing. I am cleaning my kitchen (and fridge, I hate cleaning the fridge). And I have two big RubberMaid totes in the entry way that are filled with shoes...I'm going through them and getting rid of what I can (one of them is JUST DH's combat boots...*sigh*).

    BUT all of the cleaning and organizing I've been working on does eventually LEAD to sewing. I've been puttering away in the basement, organizing and sorting and throwing away so much crap, with the goal of having a functional dedicated sewing space/safe play area for the kids. This way, the kids and mommy can BOTH go to the play room...they get their fun, I get mine :) And it gets my sewing machine (and all things related) off of my kitchen table (which explains why my kitchen needs cleaning...LOL). One of those big bins from above will hopefully be emptied and used to store batting. :) The fridge just needs to be cleaned. Nothing about sewing in that one...

    I have put away my current project and told myself that I WILL NOT work on it (or anything else!) until I get my space completed. It's keeping me motivated, because let's face it...who wants to clean a basement?? :lol:

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    Meeting with the former owners of our new home to talk about this and that. Than heading back to Iowa to paint and repair old house for sale. Unfortunately that all does not include any sewing although I did experiment with the arrowhead block in the current issue of Quiltmaker during the football game yesterday (we lost!). Cute block and so easy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deema
    I wish my goals for the day involved sewing. I am cleaning my kitchen (and fridge, I hate cleaning the fridge). And I have two big RubberMaid totes in the entry way that are filled with shoes...I'm going through them and getting rid of what I can (one of them is JUST DH's combat boots...*sigh*).

    BUT all of the cleaning and organizing I've been working on does eventually LEAD to sewing. I've been puttering away in the basement, organizing and sorting and throwing away so much crap, with the goal of having a functional dedicated sewing space/safe play area for the kids. This way, the kids and mommy can BOTH go to the play room...they get their fun, I get mine :) And it gets my sewing machine (and all things related) off of my kitchen table (which explains why my kitchen needs cleaning...LOL). One of those big bins from above will hopefully be emptied and used to store batting. :) The fridge just needs to be cleaned. Nothing about sewing in that one...

    I have put away my current project and told myself that I WILL NOT work on it (or anything else!) until I get my space completed. It's keeping me motivated, because let's face it...who wants to clean a basement?? :lol:
    I know what you mean. My garage has all the boxes and bins I had to drag out of the basement when I had my flood 2 weeks ago. They are bins of scraps that I need to make a decision on. They only bother me when I try to pull the truck into the garage and worry about crushing one of the bins. Solution: stay home and keep the garage door closed.

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    I found a sticky note on my sewing boudoir door from my DGD. It says that when I am ready to sit down and sew, I have to call her because she has to finish her projeckt. Guess what I am doing today! :-P

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    No sewing here today. We have to finish cleaning up from a garage sale. 90% of leftovers were packed up and moved to the shop building yesterday but we were soooo tired that we quit. Really just a few things to pack or put away and then folding up the tables and getting my cutting table back in the sewing room.

    Wasn't a very busy Fri/Sat but we managed to make about $350 on stuff we didn't want or didn't have room for so that's good! The neighbors who helped made a fair amount too.

    So maybe I need more fabric???????????

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    i painted my bedroom this weekend and stained the windows...trying to put that all back together. I had a 4 day weekend and gotta get ready to go back to work tomorrow :(

    I have my quilt frame next to my computer and my tv, so i do quilt when i'm sitting here.

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    I have to work on a wall hanging today. I have to have it done by Thursday! But it is Sunday, that means football , so I might have to wait untill Monday to start.

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    My day will be spent at the sewing machine finishing a quilt for my DH. I haven't made something for just him in a long time. It is his christmas present and since he isn't home...now is the time to get it finished!

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    No idea what i am sewing on today, but i am gonna sew even if it is just one seam LOL, having withdrawals.

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    Im hoping to finish off the quilt top for this months doll swap. If the kids cooperate and not destroy the house I should be able to get it done fairly quickly :-)

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    LOL Sounds like you got enough to do for a couple of years. Glad to hear you are doing better and your heart is ok.

    Well my goal for today is to find some time to work on quilting some of the top for my oldest DD 22 and maybe some of the one for my second DD19 or atleast draw soem quilt lines on the top. Look for purse patterns with maybe a zipper or consider ordering the bow tuck purse. That is it. LOL

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    I'm working til 3:00, DD is coming to my house at 3:30 to work on quilt she's making for DSIL, I'm going to work on getting my October secret pal squishy finished, begin my secret santa, finish my pincushion swap, and add borders to a quilt a friend honored me with by asking me to make it for his mother. Should keep me busy until dinnertime :) :) :)

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    I'm so jealous of all y'all that get to sew today! I have to get the yard mowed, it looks awful and have to repair fence in the pasture.

    But tomorrow is another day! I have a log cabin tablerunner class that I'm going to.

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    Boy, you are busy! I have a table runner to quilt, and also load a quilt onto the long-arm. Anything after that is a bonus!

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    I made 3 bags today, did some house work UGG. cuddled cats & kittens. I have six new baby Scottish folds only 2 days old.
    and now I am going to put mum to bed tidy up a bit and go to bed myself. I may even get to bed before midnight.

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    You go girl! You must have eaten your wheaties this morning! Whew! I thought I was the queen of multitasking! You run circles around me for sure! Well, I too have a long 'to do' list and I'm playing hooky from church this morning in order to get some of it done! I plan to finish my youngest son's quilt top today...I've got to finish the sashing, inner & outter borders and cornerstones, etc. And sandwich it for quilting. Out of all the steps involved with quilting, I hate the sandwiching part! Maybe because I don't have much room, I don't know. If I can get that done today and laundry, I'd be thrilled.

    My goal is to have his quilt & the Le Jardin one (avatar) tops quilted & done by Halloween so that I can knock out some Christmas quilting.
    Send some of your energy my way!
    Blessings,
    MaryAnna

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    I'm making goody bags for my students out of Halloween fabric - need 19. I'm going to go through my patterns to find a handbag that I might be motivated to make for myself. Other than that, schoolwork and a little tidying.

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    I hope to get into my sewing room today. I have to get that quilt done so I can wash my DNA off of it.....LOL

    Plus I have to get a few more goodies started and finished in time to send off for Christmas presents.

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    No sewing today although quilting will be on my mind. We are heading east to Lancaster for 3 days of shopping at the quilt shops--Burkholders, Sauders, Weavers, Goods etc. Have my projects ready to go. See you on Wednesday night.

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    I have put two quilts together ready to quilt. They are for my two eldest grand-sons. I have done a roast, cleaned out my hens and fed 6 ponies. Sunday night I watch telly. :-)

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    Going to undo everything I sewed last Sunday!! Old machine and new seams don't jive, plus I discovered I was off about 1/8 inch on several of my strip cuts, so need to get those out and re-cut new ones. Doesn't sound like much, but I had three strips to a set, and about 20 sets done. Now why those strips didn't show up at the begining I'll never know!! But I'l be putting the ripper and new machine to work today.

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