Monday, March 12, 2018

Looking Back and Looking Forward #8: Wherein We Weep For Last Week

Yes, alas, dear readers. I am almost a total failure on last week's goal. It was my lofty goal to complete 45 more blocks for my dear lad's and grandson's, Firstest, graduation quilt. 'Tis not for lack of fondest love for my dearest boy nor lack of fabric, but because the ordinary time was filled with other tasks of pressing importance. What tasks, ye say? The formidable task of juicing all the lemons and oranges from abundant orange and lemon trees, the multitudinous running of errands, buying the right color of fabric, visiting with most noble daughter and offspring, and various lowly housecleaning duties..


Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

Sarah Craig over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict is at it again! Sarah is the originator of  the annual Hands2Help. She has an indomitable spirit of giving and caring. She spends a majority of her time making, quilting and helping others make quilts in what she calls a "Quilt Ministry." Sarah gathers quilts from a group of friends from her church and from people wanting to donate, and then gives them to people who need them in her church. She has given quilts to people with cancer, for wives, husbands or children who have lost their parent/spouse unexpectedly, someone who has lost a loved one, someone who is dealing with serious medical issues or someone who went into hospice, plus many more!

You'll not find a more crazy-busy quilty person around than Sarah. You'll find on her Make a List Monday post each week her list to-do list for the week. I read it each week and am exhausted just at what she has set out, and usually accomplishes, each week! She goes beyond the Ministry and does commissions for t-shirt quilts, quilt patterns, has Quilt-A-Longs, phew...does she even sleep?

For H2H (Hands to Help) lovely quilters sign up to make a quilt or two, (or three or four!) for a charity. She has three different charities you can pick from, or you can choose for yourself! (Click on the linky button at the top of the right sidebar)

I have done this before and it is so much fun! There are also prizes! Hurry up! Go to Confessions of a Fabric! What are you waiting for? You can come back here and read on my progress/goals, but first click over there to sign up? If you lack incentive...those who sign up before March 17, you're entered in a giveaway!

And now that you have signed up to make a quilt, we continue with our regularly broadcast (show) blog post!

Looking Back

High on my euphoria of completing 45+ blocks the previous week, I set my goal last week again to make 45 blocks. Hmmm, well, *stutter*, uh-hmm (cough), I did get some blocks done. I made four blocks--ta da! Also, I completed 14 half-blocks.

I had completed a number of blocks and half blocks using the light grey I had chosen. Unfortunately that grey showed as white when put up on the design wall. (see post here, complete with pictures) So off I went to Joann's to see if a better grey in Kona had appeared on the shelves. I hit pay dirt. I also did some switcheroo-ing since the new grey was darker than the medium grey. So the new grey became the medium grey and the previous medium grey became the light grey. If you get my drift.

I had already ripped apart the blocks with the wrong grey and at my Thursday Quilty Time with my friends, I started putting the new grey on the previous blocks. And that is how I ended up with four completed blocks and 14 half blocks.

Looking Forward

Sorry to be repetitious here:

1.  Sew 45 blocks for Firstest's graduation quilt.

If I can somehow conjure up some extra time, I would like to:

2.  Finish RSC green block. (post on my RSC goal this year)

3.  Make my March renewed block-of-the-month. (post on my BOM challenge)

I'm hoping you are going to have a wondiferous week of quilting!

Reminder! Check back in on Thursday for this month's Book Corner post. Here's the first one.

Reminder #2! Visit the blogs that I link this post to, on the ride side bar and sorted by day of the week.

Nyd din dag. (It's Danish for "See you later." I'm Danish! (partly), (like one third), (just to be honest). 


  1. Good Luck on your quilting quest.
    (How terrible to have to spend so much time juicing home grown fruit... wish I could complain about that.) ~:)

  2. i wish you well with your quilting challenge,best thing juicing home grown fruit xx

  3. Thanks for the shout-out! (I'm blushing...)

  4. I am Danish too, my grandmother. She married an Italian mobster, in fact, but didn't know it. So he was not in our lives. All the grandchildren look like him except me, who is blonde, tall, fair and somehow I pass those genes along to my child and grandchild too.......Dane genes are pretty strong!

  5. I'm sorry the first grey didn't work out and you had to do a bit of backward quilting. I'm always glad when I catch those things fairly early in the process! Thank you so much for linking up with To-Do Tuesday!

  6. Thank you very much for your inspiration on the Show and Tell Monday !! Bambi

  7. Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog! I too enjoy comments. Yes I showed a Dear Jane block.

  8. It is time consuming to tear out, but I know you'll be happier when it's all done.

  9. Hey, man, we have stellar weeks and normal weeks. :)

  10. Sorry about the grey! Don't feel bad, not all the weeks can be stellar weeks. We need the not so great weeks to better appreciate the awesome ones. Have a great weekend!

  11. Best of luck with your quilting. My goal for 2018 is to finish up all of my WIPs. Hands2Help is wonderful. I have been participating for this will be my third year.

  12. Nope, you aren't a failure just because you didn't get 45 blocks made. =)


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