To-Do Tuesday #32

What a week it was; snow and 2 Quilting Days at my Guild!

How fun is it that we 3 who braved the snow each had the same Janome machine from the best shop in the Kootenays!

I did manage to get a few things done or at least progressed on my list;

1. Take pictures of the quilt top for Kris. Between snow and rain it’s not been possible 😢 but I did make more blocks to make matching pillow covers!

2. Finish sewing my test pattern for Sarah. Assembling the quilt top now!

3. Keep working on quilting on one of the quilts from my To Be Quilted pile. Some progress.

4. Keep working on 3 commission projects. Moved these along a bit on each one.

5. Keep making scrappy snappy bags for the Food Bank Christmas Hampers. 32 finished so far. Deadline has been moved up to Nov.22. Finished 43 and ran out of measuring tape strips. Now I’m making runners as well.

6. Do the other pattern test that I had missed off my list last week. Completely finished. Can’t wait to share photos of this one!

7. Avoid squirrels until I get some finishes off this list. The squirrels got me; added making some table runners to my donation pile for the Christmas Hamper Project! 😉🐿

This week I plan on:

1. Take pictures of the quilt top for Kris.

2. Finish sewing my test pattern for Sarah.

3. Keep working on quilting on one of the quilts from my To Be Quilted pile.

4. Keep working on 3 commission projects.

5. Keep making items for the Christmas Hampers deadline of Nov.22. 43 Bags and 3 runners done so far.

6. Start working on my project for the;

7. Avoid squirrels until I get some finishes off this list. 🐿

This week I have 2 days at the Guild organizing for our fundraiser next weekend. We normally have our fundraiser in the spring with the sale of donated fabric, notions, wool, roving, fleece, notions, bedding plants and a lovely tea room. We had received numerous donations of goods which had been stored and piled everywhere in our little one room schoolhouse converted to a wonderful Guild meeting space. As a Board we reviewed Covid Health and Safety Protocols and determined that we could safely give back to our community. We are not having the bedding plant sale or tea room. On November 22 we have scheduled 15 minute “shopping sprees” for our members. They can enter the building through the back door, work their way through the maze of tables set up with all the items for purchase and leave by the front door all while safely social distancing themselves. 😷 With so many of our members affected financially due to Covid we are offering everything to our members at 50% off our normal prices (eg. fabric is $.50 – $1.00 a yard, raw fleece is $3.00 a pound, washed and carded roving is $4.00 – $5.00 a pound, etc.). We hope this means our community will be able to safely stay home this winter, spinning, knitting and sewing with a well stocked stash as we head into more stringent guidelines/smaller groups as our numbers increase here in BC. At no time will there be any more than 6 people in our building and everyone will be masked and using hand sanitizer. I’ll share some pictures next week of happy, smiling eyes over masks and full shopping bags of treasured additions to the stashes.

What are your plans for the week? Are you doing anything that’s ready to share? Do you need more inspiration? If so, head over to Sue and Roseanne’s blog, Home Sewn By Us for their weekly linky party to see how everyone else is doing with their weekly goals.

I do appreciate your taking the time to visit! 😄 Carol

Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

8 thoughts on “To-Do Tuesday #32

  1. Hi Carol! HAHAHA – I couldn’t get toilet paper until May last time. Good thing we were well stocked prior. I’ve heard hoarding is already occurring. People. Can’t live with them and can’t live with them. Wow, you did great on your list last week. And your Guild fundraiser sounds very well organized. I’ll be thinking of you on Sunday and hoping that everything sells. Thanks for linking up today! Good luck on avoiding the squirrels. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Hi Roseanne. Apparently TP,flour and yeast are becoming hard to find in larger centres. Here it’s paper towel shelf’s that are empty 😉 I’m hoping that everyone that has appointments to shop finds lots of treasures to keep them occupied. 😁

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  2. Oh my goodness – that meme – yes! I just heard a bit of talk about things flying off the shelves again around here. You made good progress last week – can’t wait to see your test projects. I have plenty of squirrels hanging out in my quilt room, so I’m good to go. If I can get them to quiet down, I think I have my Hop project done – maybe – but I might add a few more items. That will definitely depend on the squirrels. In the meantime, I need to get caught up on my monthly blocks!

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  3. Ha! Funny meme!
    I’m always so jealous of quilters in guilds. The local one here has 800 members so I want nothing to do with it. (Have been keeping my eye out for a small one that’s not too far of a drive!). Looks like squirrels are an issue but you’ve got a lot of fun things going! Good luck on them this week!

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    1. Hi Cherie. I love my local Guild. I live in a rural area and we have (in normal times) around 100 members; quilters, filters, spinners, weavers basketry artists, etc. It’s possible to have classes in almost anything you can think of craft wise. This month we have quilting, hooking, needle punching, natural dies, felting all in groups no larger than 6, masks on and socially distanced. We asked our members to be considerate and stay away if they have visitors or have travelled. So far it’s working. Even when we don’t have a pandemonium c I limit my classes to 6 or 8 so everyone has space and time for individual help if they need it. I am so very lucky I think. Good luck finding a smaller Guild 😉

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    1. Hi LeeAnna. I love that little machine! I was in town today and had to go to 3 different stores before I found paper towels. It’s crazy but we ARE back in lockdown as of this afternoon. 😷

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