Sunday afternoon is quickly give way to Sunday evening. Sunday night will soon descend upon us and Monday morning, a new week, will begin. One of the things that keeps me going at the speed at which I go is knowing that every minute, every hour, every day that passes, is a minute, hour or day that’s gone forever . . that I’ll never get back. I want to enjoy every minute of every day and be as productive as I can be. Even though I try to get as much done as I can, I never set goals that result in stress because even something as fun as sewing will quickly become a chore if I allow myself to get stressed about meeting deadlines. When writing books, that sometimes happens if I don’t keep myself on a good schedule.
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For our final gift certificate of the weekend, here’s our discussion topic:
- What did you accomplish this weekend . . sewing or non-sewing related?
- Did you get as much done as you had planned?
- If not, why not?
- Do you feel good about your accomplishments this weekend?
oh it was a marvelous weekend – on the sewing front I got the quilting done on 2 charity quilt tops, and now have a stack of some hand sewing on bindings. I also made an insert for my son’s new Star Wars tote bag, and got some knitting done on a never ending scarf. I played Banagrams, read books with my son, gave him a haircut, read my Sunday paper cover to cover and recharged the batteries.
Nothing accomplished here except a long overdue trip to Florida to visit kids and grandkids !!! Having loads of fun and taking lots of pictures and planning some shopping at a local Joanns and other quilt shops!
I got some of the things I wanted to get done done . Made a few bibs, and burp cloths for a friend’s daughter. I was sidetracked a few times, had to take my mother to the bank and decided to spend some time visiting with her. I don’t do this nearly enough. With the remaining time I have left of the weekend I’m planning on quilting an small wall hanging for our guild’s quilt show auction.
Friday I sandwiched/pin-basted a large lap quilt, a wall quilt and a table runner. Saturday I began quilting the table runner, made a dessert for a gathering we attended in late afternoon/eve. Today (non-sew day) was worship in the morning, NASCAR race and fixed a roast pork dinner with mashed potatoes and fresh asparagus. Ready to settle in for the evening. Actually got more done than I expected. And the weather has been good to us here in our “neck of the woods”!
Marilyn Smith says
I have been cleaning my sewing area and LA area. Going thru magazines, tearing out what I need to keep and tossing them out. Putting fabric back where it belongs. It has been declutter time. I have a baby quilt that is ready to load on the longarm. Last night we went to see Merle Haggard with friends. We had a fun evening. Also made homemade Chili Rellenos – they were yummy. Going out for dinner with friends from PA that are in town for the tennis tournament here in the desert.
I got some quilting done on the Farmers Wife quilt and I managed to reach the half way point of quilting on my Star Crazy quilt. My goal was the work on the Star Crazy quilt.
I was pleased with what I got done with and met my goal – I also managed to plant two strawberry planters outside, two bushes and managed to get two huge bites from some unseen bugs that were not in my plan!! And the pollen is starting to get to my throat so I think yard work is out for the next week or two until things settle down a bit.
Deborah Harmon says
I am making Bonnie Hunter’s Orca Bay and got the last strip put together today. Now I need to add the strip to the second half and put both halves together and I will have the body of the quilt done! I intend to get that far this evening. I still have most of the pieced border to do but that will come. Debbie in WV
Chris in South Jersey says
I made a new nightgown for myself and visited my mother in the hospital. I accomplished what I wanted to get done and am looking forward to the next projects.
Hilary McDaniel says
My husband is skiing so I’m doing his chores this weekend. I’ve gathered eggs from 90 odd chickens,fed and watered them. I did my machine emb. blocks for my bee on Mon. I hand emb. on my quilt while watching chickens free range. We’re having problems w/hawks right now so some one has to stay outside while their out. I did buttonhole stitch around 6 quilt blocks while watching some English classics on my DVD. I went to visit my BFF for the afternoon as she just had surgery. So, I stayed busy,got quite a lot done and still have the evening to watch Masterpiece Theatre while finishing up my other blocks. I’m looking forward to my husbands safe return from a well deserved long weekend T Red River,NM
I did get some sewing done – am making small bags from neckties for gifts and have 8 done now. Did not get as much done sewing wise but enjoyed watching the high school girls basketball finals on TV yesterday and had church, cleaned out my chest type freezer and visited with my 90 year old mother so far today so feel good about the time spent doing these activities. Seems like I never get as much sewing done on weekends and more done during the week.
I got some long overdue cleaning done! That’s the non-sewing related and I’m pretty pleased to have it done. For sewing related, I got some pinning done for my mystery quilt (which was the UFO for February) which I didn’t get to work on till now. I would also like to get some actual sewing done today as well. But with a newborn in the house my time is pretty much not my own for the next month, or so, till we get a schedule going. I AM happy with what I have gotten done because it’s more than I thought I would get done! As little as it seems… :o)
I had a wonderful, quilty weekend. I work full time, so the majority of my quilting happens on weekends. I finished quilting 2 quilts and attached bindings. I paper pieced one BOM block. I designed 2 new projects, and purchased some fabric to complete a couple of items. And with the time I had leftover, I helped my son clean out his room, did some shopping and some laundry. All in all, a more productive weekend than I expected, and yet I still feel relaxed.
I graded a set of papers, visited with one of my daughters and pieced 3 large tumbler throws, and started knitting a sweater. Very productive and i enjoyed every minute. I accomplised more than I planned!
Becky in VA says
Yes, I set daily goals for myself and accomplished what I wanted this weekend. I started an applique quilt in January and am right on my self-imposed schedule – getting lots done this weekend and plan to sew until bedtime.
Happy sewing, everyone!
Quilt show with mom. Now I’m quilting a donation quilt that is due Wednesday.
I did some fabric shopping, some cleaning, some socializing, some relaxing, some working. I never get as much done as I want to, but I’m ok with that!
Mary in CO says
It was a beautiful sunny weekend, and I’m finally feeling better after a week of a nasty cold. I planned to pin and quilt a charity quilt…got it pinned, but it’s not quilted yet. I planned to clean (got some of that done) and though I didn’t plan it, I did write and post directions to a quilt I made. I feel pretty good about what I accomplished, though I would like to have more motivation for cleaning, or a self-cleaning house :^)
Done??? We’re supposed to get something DONE???? what a concept… seriously, I did make 4 cute Lotto blocks, quilted some on a gigantic queen-sized quilt, worked on my giant hexagon quilt, and sandwiched a charity quilt. I need a finish real bad – hope one comes along soon!!!
Teresa in Music City says
I designed & sewed up an embroidery carrier for my stitchery projects! It has been in my mind to do this for a while, and today I just got in there and put everything else aside and did it. I did get it complete, so I’d say yes, I got done what I wanted to accomplish, and I feel very good about it! I’m excited because this gives me even more freedom to take my stitchery projects with me when I go somewhere. No forgetting the scissors or thread, etc. It’s all together in one place and all I have to grab is the little carrier. I’m also hoping it will help keep my projects from wrinkling while in the carrier or folding and making creases that are hard to get out.
I’ve had a great, productive weekend. Although you can usually find me at my sewing machine (and I did spend quite a bit of time there), this weekend I decided to do something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. I started knitting myself a sweater! I’ve done little bits of knitting but have been backward about taking on this challenge. I’ve a ways to go on it, so far I’ve almost used up one ball of yarn (six to go) and I’m loving it. I hope hope hope it’ll turn into something I can wear!
Lori in South Dakota says
What did you accomplish this weekend . . sewing or non-sewing related?
We celebrated my dad’s 92nd birthday. Not my accomplishment–but is a special one! A quilt top was loaded on the long arm and a bit of quilting started. This is on my top 10 list of quilts to be finished this year.
Did you get as much done as you had planned? Yes and no. I haven’t sewn borders to my blue/white Jacob’s ladder–but did “pick a plan”. The last Swoon block is cut–tonight I’ll piece it. I’m happy with my progress.
Do you feel good about your accomplishments this weekend? Yes I do. Although I sometimes veer off from my weekly goals–I’ve enjoyed what I’ve done this weekend. I’ve had coffee with friends and family. I gave a quilt to my sister. My best friend is visiting me. The sun is shining in my door. Life is good!
leslie cole says
Finished a top that is to be a raffle quilt for church and also one block that is a BOM. And of corse, the laundry. Feel good about it, now I have to get the state permit and the tickets.
Helen B. Ellen says
It’s been a great, and productive, weekend!
I got my “Pink Grannies” flimsy done and even got a photo snapped of it!
I spent a few hours with my daughter at a charity event on Saturday, so that was lots of fun.
I also did my packing for a trip I’m taking this coming week. I’m going to my daughter’s home for the week. It’s fun to spend time with the 4 grandchildren there, but I also hate leaving my hubby for a whole week. I did a little cooking for him for while I’m gone.
All in all, I’d say I’m pretty happy with the weekend.
My plans got a little waylaid by an invitation to go and see quilts that a friend just got back from the quilter.
I sewed more on a project that has stalled than I expected. Happy dance! I now have plans on how to proceed with that project ad it doesn’t seem quite as overwhelming as it did yesterday.
Despite the rain, it was a good weekend.
I cleaned out a file cabinet and shredded all the papers I didn’t need anymore.
Did all the was up.
I did cut out some squares and sewed together.
Took fabric back to the basement.
Cleaned out a closet.
I think I ran out of time to do anything else.
Carol Campbell says
I got some laundry done as none since retreat. Finished cutting the last of 664 five inch squares for a bee swap. Spent lots of time on Pinterest! Worked on plans for a floral quilt for next retreat. Cleaned up part of my huge gingerbread townhouses a friend made me for Christmas and had just started falling in. Need to start some yard cleanup but don’t have the motivation yet.
I have been working onto projects this weekend. Both have no deadline.
I am working with my Husband, He is in charge of down loading our CD collection of irish music. I have been sorting and categorizing those into playlists.
At the same time I have been putting floater strips on a quilt that is now 70″ and hopefully square. This is a challenge since I have to fold the quilt in order to do the measuring and pinning.
Linda R says
I finished one quilt on the longarm and started and finished another. Loaded the third–it sounds like a lot to do but it was only about six hours all told. Did laundry. That was Saturday.
Sunday I went to the Sewing and Quilting Expo here in Washington state. There were a lot of longarm and machine quilting vendors–many more than before. I bought thread, trinkets, a few patterns and had a great lunch. Then we visited a wonderful quilt shop in the area. I’m home now and contemplating dinner. Then I will start quilting the next quilt.
All around–it was a good weekend–much more accomplished than I thought I would get to.
Michelle F says
I didn’t get as much done as I wanted, but that is normal for me on the weekends. I have a dad, kids, husband, work and mom that take up some of my time. I was going to sew this weekend but decided to work on some applique yesterday and then I worked and went to church. I had a class this morning on knitting socks so instead of coming home and sewing I knitted and ripped and knitted and ripped and am still doing that. I figure I will work on this a little more, make dinner and then crochet around of my project, and maybe knit some more. I am off for the next three days so maybe I can get some sewing done…at least that is my plan anyway.
I started work on an old, 2002, mystery, got the blocks on the design wall in all the correct order, blocks are all in rows and only three more seams to finish the center of the top. As designed it’s not quite as big as I would like it. So need to dig in the stash because back then I guess I didn’t keep the leftover fabric with the quilt, well there is a bit, maybe that was all their was. Anyway it’s all blue and i’m thinking some patriotic for borders.
Leah Spencer says
This weekend I had a midwife appointment; went out to dinner; read a whole book; wrote 13 thank you notes for a baby shower; emailed some updates for family; washed and hung a load of laundry; started some whole wheat bread; and just now finished some shopping. I did take long naps each day. Between entertaining a 20 month old toddler and the energy drain of being in my last month of pregnancy… I just can’t get enough sleep! 🙂
I don’t really officially plan to do very much these days. I don’t need that kind of stress right now. I’d say the only thing that I wish I had done but didn’t was clear off my cutting and sewing table. It’s become a bit of a catch-all. 😛
And yes, I feel good about my accomplishments!
I finished hand sewing the binding on a baby quilt for a great granchild due this month. I also made about 20 scrap blocks for a charity quilt. I got more done than intended and still had time to go for a long drive in the sunshine today.
I’m very satisfied with my accomplishments.
I am working on 3 new wool embroidery patterns. Each pattern has two 4″ pillows. My husband was sick this weekend so I started at 5am and worked throughout the day finishing all the embroidery, picked out fabric for the borders, completed four pillows, the last two are ready for the backing fabric but I ran out fabric. Pictures are taken for two of the patterns. Tonight I hope to work on an applique quilt that I am trying to finish up before summer. Husband has recovered very nicely.
I had a pretty productive weekend – I sewed/quilted/finished a pillowcase with Pezzy prints for my couch, then got some major cleaning done downstairs (we are preparing for a soup-contest party next Saturday!). We went to the garbage dump this morning, then cut firewood this afternoon. Came in for lunch, then got a visitor. Hubby is busy chatting now, so we’ll probably not get anything more done this afternoon, but I still feel good about what we DID get done. Guess I’ll forget about that late lunch and just fix dinner 🙂
Well I accomplished half of what I wanted to…I did sandwich a quilt together..and pin baste it..(charity quilt for June) ..practice free motion quilting and pick out fabrics for the Color Palette Challenge, go to the gym twice..make a couple delicious meals for hubby and some nice veggies for me..but still needed to or wanted to do so much more..I did have a nice conversation with a dear friend..that is always the best..makes up for anything I didn’t get done!!!
I have had a good weekend. Friday night I planned a baby quilt and figured yardage. Saturday I drove to the nearest town with a QS and bought the fabric, and then the necessary grocery shopping.
When I got back home I put another baby quilt, which I pieced last week, in my frames to hand quilt and did half of the laundry.
Today I finished the laundry, starting quilting, and worked outside with my husband cleaning up the yard.
Now I have food cooking to take to work tomorrow for a co-workers birthday celebration. I think it is time to relax and get ready for the work week.
I did everything I planned to do this weekend,and I feel great about that.I am newly semi-retired, and am trying out scheduling everything. This weekend, it worked! I can only hope my success continues
Usual weekend stuff, kids, husband, house. We saw the new Lorax movie, had a houseful for a sleepover. Finally though, I did hide away and get some sewing done. A stack of geese for my Rainbow Scrap Challenge, a couple of little houses, then in a big side trip, a HUGE stack of green crumb blocks. Now some school work and off to get the kids ready for a new week at school. Just a regular weekend around here.
My quilting has been on the back burner for about six months due to my husband being ill. But I try to do a little sewing each day. This weekend I was able to get the first border on a quilt and I was able to go through some fabrics that I had stacked all over the floor in the sewing room.
Since I had nothing planned I feel like I was able to do more than usual.
I got a quilt that is mine done on the machine. It has taken me three days to quilt and it looks great. I;m doing a trunk show in a couple of weeks and wanted to have a few new quilts to show.
Today we went out to eat lunch and did the Sam’s/Walmart, (yuk!!) run so that I can quilt all next week and not have to go.
Vegetable soup on the stove for dinner.
I got almost everything done that was non-quilt related. I was supposed to get a manicure but the lens in my glasses fell out again, so I had to head over to get those repaired. At least the taxes are now done!
On the quilty front, I’m continuing to move stash and have that about done. Until Phase II kicks in! Just wish this were a three-day weekend!
cityquilter grace says
a dinner out with family…always a precious time, plus some sewing, some mundane housework, some reading, some watching, some listening….totally relaxing before my 2nd full week of work!
I actually got some sewing done this weekend. Finished cutting and sewing all the pieces for a quilt I was working on at the retreat in Brownwood. Today I cooked lunch and all the kids and a friend came over to eat. It has been a great weekend.
Mary Jo says
No sewing at all this week-end. But I did get my mother’s file cabinets straightened out – four hours spend doing that, and I got all of her tax information together and got most of her tax return done. Just a few more medical receipts to total and then I can enter those numbers and thanks to Turbo Tax will then have her return DONE!
I had a very productive week-end. I finished a baby quilt top and made another baby quilt top. I sandwiched a table runner. I marked designs on a mini quilt. Great sewing week-end.
Debbie R. says
I spent time with my grandcuties. I finished another row of my Sylvia blocks. Spent time with my husband and read some. A great weekend. I shopped for my daughter’s birthday since she is a single mom now I like to do something special for her. I think I got more than I figured knowing the grands were here Friday night and all day Saturday. Every weekend is great….isn’t next weekend the daylight savings time change? Now that is a weekend I will have trouble with!!
Rita E in AZ says
Besides the cooking, laundry and minimal household chores I am almost done crocheting a baby doll dress for a granddaughter’s upcoming birthday.
I have a few things that I didn’t get around to but they must not have been as important as I thought they were last Friday.
I think I plan weekends as I always have and forget that I may not move as fast as I did a few decades ago so I always feel good about anything that I get done on a weekend.
Have another great week.
Cindy in NC says
i usually have to take a shotgun approach to weekends, hitting a little piece of a lot of targets. This weekend it was a liitle housework, a (very) little laundry, a little paperwork, a little tax prep, a little crocheting, and a little sewing. I’m glad I decided to drive 40 minutes in the rain right after school Friday to pick my sewing machine up from the “spa.” I’m also glad that, no matter what, I make time for a Saturday exercise class. If only sewing weren’t so sedentary.
I actually had a not so fun but productive weekend. For a while now I’ve been nagging myself to go through some old paperwork and shred what was no longer needed, get some closets cleaned out, and get my sewing room back into shape. I wasn’t too happy to give up my sewing time to do it but it’s DONE!! ALL if it….DONE!! Oh Happy Dance :o)
Angie C says
Quiet relaxing weekend at home 🙂 a little done on a couple different projects and I finished the book I was reading! Not a lot but good enough for me!
I finished piecing a quilt top for my dad. Was hoping to sandwich it too but that didn’t happen. I got side tracked and tidied my sewing room instead so all is good. I always wish I got more done but that’s okay.
Lee Ann L. says
1. Yard work. yard work. and yet more yard work! LOL. Both Dan and I are very sore people.
2 & 3. I wanted to get some sewing done; but, I am too tired. 🙁 Maybe tomorrow.
$. Yes. And, it made me realize that both Dan and I need more exercise! LOL. 🙂
I seldom do any quilting on the weekend. That is the only time my husband is home and I spend it with him. My birthday was this weekend, so I baked a cake and made homemade pizza. I eat gluten free, so decided not to try going out to eat. I also got the laundry caught up, visited with Kevin’s elderly aunt, and visited MIL in the nursing home. I printed off several of this month’s BOMs that I am currently doing. Saturday morning we went and bought a new John Deer riding mower. I also talked to most of our 5 kids, my mom, and my 3 brothers. It was a good weekend and I got everything done that I had planned. Now I am ready for a new week to begin.
A little house stuff. Sewing night Friday night. Project Linus all day Saturday with more personal sewing in the evening. Went to visit my dogs today. I plan to sew more tonight too. I am happy with my accomplishments. Always wish I could do more but got most of my planned items done.
I got a lot of hand-stitching done on my wool projects, and nearly finished a counted cross-stitch picture. Also did grocery shopping, played with the dog a lot, and went to church. My biggest accomplishment was not going berserk at the snow we got Friday night. I’m so ready for winter to be over, and this was not what I wanted to see, but I am coping with it! I feel good about my accomplishments this weekend – we’re one weekend closer to spring!
Becky in Georgia says
Did loads and loads of laundry. I did spend a couple hours in my sewing room working on a block swap. I made sure to leave the next step ready for the machine work on Monday.
Judy D in WA says
I sewed blocks into a quilt top, complete with borders, made the backing and am finishing January’s UFO that has been hanging out on the quilt frame for too long.
I’ve gotten lots more done than planned, including knitting on March’s socks.
I feel great about what I’ve accomplished this weekend.
I got three quilts quilted and I wish I could do more. The shoulder and hip are starting to hurt me and I know I need to give them a rest. I pulled a whole bunch of fabrics for a friend to cut into quilts for boys. Seems I have a zillion quilt tops for girls, but nobody likes to make boy quilts 🙂 we are working on making quilts for the tornado relief efforts through Binky Patrol. Just wish there were more hours in the weekend days. Back to work tomorrow.
let’s see..i did 5 loads of wash,folded that and put everything away, changed my sheets and my bed quilt for March and found i didn’t have a second pillowcase in green, so i made a new pillowcase from my stash fabric.The new pillowcase sleeps well!
also went grocery shopping, took 4 bags of trash out, played with the cat, made a batch of chili one night,(with leftovers for during the week) and a batch of scrambled egg casserole (also with leftovers) the next morning.
did some volunteer work on a website, paid all the bills, took 3 trips to the mail box, figured out the yardage i would need for a quilt pattern, bought the new magazine “Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks” —very good issue! and read for about an hour each night.
It didn’t seem like i was that busy, but on reflection, i guess i was!
Since we are getting ready to remodel our home I spent some time doing some measuring, checking for supplies and in general checking our ideas to see if they will work. This all was good even if we decided some things can not be accomplished.
The other thing I did was to check a pattern for a fellow designer and started working on my row for Patchwork Posse round robin titled Summer Picnic. I had been putting that off so I would have an idea of what others were doing.
Visited this morning with our “adopted” family. All is good in life.
Pat McGuire says
I spent Fri, Sat. and today taking a class from Jill Schumacher on free motion quilting and trapunto. I learned so much and accomplished so much. I never dreamed I would bring home several completed projects. I’ve learned that I don’t need anything other than my darning foot to create beautiful quilting work. It is very freeing. I had never dreamed of doing trapunto and now I know how and have one 20″ project nearly completed. I look forward to more classes from her next Sept. on design and sashiko.
Donna K. from N. TX says
I’ve been on the sashing and cornerstone express with my Barbara Brackman Civil War quilt the last couple of days. Hoping I get that task finished by later tonight so I can put on the outer border.
Barb in MI says
My plan was to finally do my taxes -and I just sent them off! Yeah – biggest accomplishment for this weekend.
It feels so good to have them done – and after a few challenging weeks (car accident & more) I finally feel like myself again.
Thanks for reminding me/ us to make every minute count!
Linda S says
I’ve not been all that productive lately, still undergoing tests to see what is causing my constant sleeping, but I am actually proud of what I got done this weekend. Ozzie and I started out on Friday, by going out and walking the power canal trail with my sister and her dog, Kallie. When we got home, I did laundry, wrote the supply list and found the sample block for a class I’ll be teaching in a few months. The sample needs to go up in the shop so students can see it. Later in the evening, I sat down and designed the layout for my camp quilt (see below). Yesterday, Saturday, I took Ozzie back to my sister’s so he could have a play date with Kallie, and I went to the Sewing Room to sew with my buddies. I got the class sample and supply list up, and started in on my camp quilt. It’s a panel in the middle and then surrounded by panel blocks of birds and pieced stars. The fabric is called “Nature’s Song,” by Willmington, I think. All the Getaway Girls bought the fabric and we’ll all make a quilt from it of our own design so we can use them on our beds at quilt camp. I got everything cut out, used Triangulations to make all the QSTs for my stars, and got the center panel surrounded by a plain border and finished half the blocks for the next round. Despite my quick design, it’s coming out exactly as planned. I couldn’t wake up this morning, having another of my “spells,” so I went back to sleep after two cups of coffee. I finally got up about 1:30 and I’ve been upstairs quilting since. Just came down to read email, check blogs, get some ice water, and back I go!
Kathy Alden says
I worked on getting our tax paperwork gathered up and ready to go to the accountant. I have just a few items tomorrow to find, but feel a sense of accomplishment. I hate tax time, let me say that again, I hate tax time!!!! But I am glad when it is over. What would make it better is if we did not have to pay this year.
I didn’t get as much done as I had hoped, but it was still a great weekend. I finished quilting a top! Hurray! This is the second quilt I’ve machine quilted and I’ve learned a ton. I’m happy with it! Now I just have to get the binding cut and attached. Meh. I’m aiming to have the binding attached by the end of this week so that I can move on to my next quilt. No idea what that will be! 🙂
Nope, I didn’t get as much done this weekend as I was planning. Unfortunately I was down most of the weekend with a migraine. I’m OK with the lack of progress though and am just grateful the pain has eased!
Eileen Foley says
I had to do some work for a deadline early this week, but then I got to put it aside for the best reason of all…to play with my granddaughters! I got lots of sloppy kisses from the 10-month old, and went sledding in the bright March sunshine with the 3-year old. The very best way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Funny you should ask this question because I had a very productive weekend for a change! lol
Unfortunately, none of it was craft-related, but there is life other than crafts. (gasp)
My father-in-law, husband , and myself got a very big start on a big barb-wire fencing project. We love him and his cows and he feels the say way about ours, but our respective cows need to stay with their respective herds. All three of us working together made it go a lot better, and we also got to spend some time with Jerry that we do not usually do.
We worked longer than I thought we would, but we got a lot accomplished. Now if I can just hobble over to the kitchen to take some Tylenol, all will be well!
Judy, thanks for all your inspiration to me.
I sat in a hospital room & embroidered on my Winter Wonderland quilt top. I got more done than I expected, which means I’ll get it done soon!!! Then I get to make the blocks!!! My Father is getting better all the time & hopefully will be out soon!!!!
1. I accomplished a LOT—sewed binding on 4 LARGE quilts—completing two of them (by machine); need to sew the other two down by hand.
2. Made, ruined and then salvaged a quilt top.
3. Cleaned the house from top to bottom.
4. Got caught up on the household wash.
I actually got much more done than expected since I HATE putting on bindings.
I feel very good about my accomplishments! Oh yea—I also cooked Sunday dinner!
I did not get as much accomplished as I wanted to this weekend. I am trying to clean up the scraps from the quilts I have finished lately. Was going to work on it yesterday but ended up not feeling very good.( I had eaten more of something that I know doesn’t agree with me in large amounts)I did go shopping with my husband yesterday and had a great shopping trip.If I get off the computer now I might have a chance of finishing that job as it is now close to done.
Jan O in STL says
Yes – great weekend! DH & I are celebrating 34 years today. I think I’ll keep him another 34 years!
I quilted & bound the quilt for my niece’s baby, and got it all washed & dried and nice & crinkly. The shower is on the 18th so I actually finished early. Feels good! And – bonus – I cleaned up the mess in the sewing room. Woohoo!
Diane C says
I don’t care about what didn’t get done, but I enjoyed doing what I did get done. My sister-in-law inherited a quilt top made by her great grandma and I helped her finish the quilt — It was amazing working with a top that was piece together about 100 years ago. I don’t know who was more excited about it — her or me!
Julie in WA says
Is purchasing a piano considered an accomplishment? For us it is. Pianos are extremely expensive and so we wanted to make sure we made the best choice with the money we had to spend. It has been months in the looking; it always feels good to FINALLY make a decision!
Nothing quilty done, but didn’t expect to. I did do some other paid sewing work and that felt wonderful to complete! Family time today celebrating a birthday and that is always a good thing. Why didn’t I get more done??? Too much time on the computer!! Thanks for the thought-provoking questions!
I didn’t accomplish nearly what I thought I would this weekend, but sometimes you just have to roll with it. My motivation was lacking, but I did tidy up my sewing room so when the urge hits, I’ll be ready to go. I did get a lot done in the kitchen and took a good nap with two of my kitties, so it wasn’t a total bust.
I did get some things done but mostly I pampered myself because I have a bad cold. My DW post will show my accomplishments and some fun but mostly I made sure I drank a lot of tea.
Deb in Falls Church says
I got quite a bit accomplished this weekend. I spent time on Saturday quilting with a friend and then gathering things together for a retreat next weekend. Today I did several loads of laundry, went grocery shopping, made a large pot of soup and made several quilt blocks for a few different projects. That’s everything that was on my list.
hmmm…not very much…I was fighting with my embroidery unit to accept a design for a quilt label. I think I got if figured out but the family was all here for supper so that put a hold on things. Maybe later I’ll get it figured out!
I painted. We had a slab leak in our house – replumbed the house and it was quite holey when that was finished. Drywall was repaired but we are painting ourselves as the money we save will help pay for the plumbing bill. We didn’t get as much accomplished as I had hoped – but I was hoping for what 30 year olds could do and had to work with 60 something bodies. I am pleased with what was done – starting to feel like a home again.
I didn’t get anything I had planned done this weekend because they got replaced with other things I enjoy. Spent some time out with my husband, then shopping with my daughter. Today was a different story…I got nothing done because I got slammed with a migraine last night and I’m still feeling the effects. But there will be a little knitting going on tonight!
Freda Henderson says
The only quilt related was buying some fabric. Had to go get some fiberglass sheets that I use in upholstery and went out to eat lunch with DH yesterday. Back to work today. I accomplished everything on my to do list.
Andi Stanfield says
Yes, I got things accomplished! Grading tests (ick) so I rewarded myself with time in the sewing room. I’m half done with the machine-binding on my daughter’s quilt…thank you so much for that tutorial, I rarely hand sew bindings anymore. And that finish will earn me a fat quarter in a Ravelry group challenge, lol.
it seems I never get as much done as I would like, but this weekend I did get some cleaning and quilting markked off my list. the list is my key, I can add things, line them thru when done, and prioritize as I go. since I’m on pacific time I still have several hours left in which to take out my embroidery and sit on the couch. some nice unexpected interruptions happened, 4 phone conversations with friends that I hadn’t talked to in quite some time, each lasting over an hour. those were good interruptions that I happily make time for.
I had a good weekend – got the house cleaned up for a 5 year old b-day party, made the cake, enjoyed the party, and spent much of the night and some of this afternoon in my sewing room – it was a very productive weekend and the best part is that I get a sewing day tomorrow!
Carla in Ma says
This weekend has been a bust for me
We are trying to find a house and we are not having mush luck.
i accomplished what i wanted to this weekend. i finished a baby quilt for a shower today. i also got all the pieces cut uniformly for a tee shirt quilt for a friend. at one point i felt pretty ambitious and thought i might get more done on the tee shirt quilt, but my daughter came over to visit today so i happily spent the day visiting with her. even the amount i got accomplished on that quilt is ahead of schedule for me.
I spent time with my husband this weekend, he travels nearly every week, and weekends are our time together. I worked on some organization in my sewing room part of the day Saturday. Today I baked cookies so we have some “goodies” in the house and got laundry done. Planned out my meals for the week and did some prep work for that.
I got some of what I wanted to do done. I went to a baby shower on Sat. afternoon. Because I live a ways out of town, the commute eats up my time both ways. I did start a new quilt pattern that I have been wanting to make for myself. Now just enjoying some down time as the evening starts.
This weekend I mostly sneezed, and coughed. It wasn’t what I had planned, but I can say I did much more of it than I would have liked. Maybe a little sewing this evening…working on my oldest UFO.
I did not accomplish as much as I should have, but I got the things done that I really needed to get done. I embroidered a block that a friend requested for a quilt she is making, and I started a quilt-a-long block for March.
cathy@blueberry patch says
I did manage 4 farmer’s wife blocks and got started on a new quilt plus had fun with my Husband on a drive that included a quilt shop in the country! I also exercised each day too! wahoo!
I managed quite a bit this week end. Orca Bay is almost finished, just a little binding left to do, but I need a take along project just in case I end up in the hospital….so I loaded and quilted a nice sized baby quilt. It has the binding attached so I’m ready to stitch it down. I figure if I’m prepared I won’t have to stay! I dug out the #8 UFO to work on this month…not sure how that will go.
Yes, I am very happy with all I accomplished!
Mary C in WA says
All My quilting is on hold until I get my cord for my Mega Quilter. I think I sewed 3 Farmers Wife Blocks…Yesterday I went to a Republican Caucus for the first time and today I had to enjoy the Sun today and my SUNDAY nap. It wasn’t what I’d planned but last week’s snow scared me from the trip I had planned and hoped to be on this weekend. Winning something would make the week-end even better.
Sue in Scottsdale, AZ says
I had a wonderfully peaceful weekend. My husband was in business meetings most of Saturday and all day Sunday so I had the time to myself. I made 30 5 inch crumb blocks for my next crumb quilt (I need 63 blocks). I also did some long overdue housecleaning and still had time to play with the dogs. I am totally relaxed and feel I accomplished quite a bit.
Lizzy Hentze says
I had a productive weekend as I took some time out from longarming customer quilts and pieced and quilted a quilt for a dear friend who is celebrating her 50th birthday soon. I just need to bind it and put a label on and it will be finished. That is a big thing for me – I am notorious for not finishing stuff I start. And this morning (Monday) I did bottled (canned) 10kg of peaches as well! I feel quite pleased with myself.
Sewing wise, I started a wedding quilt for my dd and fiance. Cut lots of strips and my hands are sore!! I also took advantage of flannel at $1.99 at Joannes – for quilt backs.
I didn’t sew as much as I would have liked. I didn’t work in the garden, and I didn’t make cookies. Why? DH loves to look at open houses and many times I go with him. We do hope to move in a couple years (downsize and move somewhere walk friendly) and it is interesting to get ideas.
Sarah N says
It has been a good weekend. Went to a solo & ensemble competition with my 7th grade daughter. Her and her partner played a clarinet duet. Then we went to lunch at Panera with my hubby and son. Then a nice nap! I got around to digging out fabric for four different pillowcases that my kids have been waiting patiently for. Even got one of them monogrammed! Today involved church and another nap! We went out for lunch to celebrate Maddie’s 13th birthday. Tomorrow I am hoping to monogram the rest of the pillowcases and get them finished up! Thanks for the giveaway!
Julie in GA says
This weekend has been a good mix of things I needed to do like cooking and cleaning, and things I wanted to do like quilting. I was able to take a class yesterday on using EQ7, and I am excited to be learning more about using the software. I also finished up a sewing project (non-quilting) that I have been avoiding, and it feels good to have it done!
Wonderful sunny weekend. No storms. Beautiful to be outside and enjoy the weather goodness. I did some hand quilting but did not get as much done as I thought I would. I had loved ones in and out visiting and to be with them is very important to me. Gson noticed the cookie jar was empty so after church, I spent the day making dozens of pecan crisp cookies.So what I did do was not what I expected to accomplish with the quilt, but just as good.
Joan in NE says
Finished a fan quilt top that I started last weekend at a retreat, Did preliminary stitching on 8 butterfly’s which will eventually become a quilt with 12 blocks (four butterflies per block) Made 9 pints of salad in a jar for this coming week. Visited with DS#2 when he came to pick up the newspaper. All in all had a very successful weekend. Oh almost forgot, picked up some branches in the yard –wind blew like crazy on Saturday, so it was pick up the small branches that were down.
Doris - The Quilting Queen says
I accomplished a lot this weekend! I quilted a customer quilt on Sat., went shopping for a refrigerator, light fixture for William’s bathroom, and a new weed wacker, helped dad rake and bag 16 bags of leaves, quilted a QOV, played a mean game of Liverpool rummy with my family, and most importantly spent some very quality time with my granddaughter! I got lots more done than I planned, however didn’t get the second QOV quilted that I had planned but it’s ok. I feel great about the weekend!
Christie S says
1) I helped my niece finish her first quilt top
2) I wasn’t able to work on any of my own project
3) I was too busy supervising my niece (and taking a much needed nap!)
4) I’m very happy with the time spent with my niece…and helping another generation learn to quilt
My weekend was very unproductive as I’ve been fighting a cold, so I laid low. I did read a book and ventured up the Inside Passage from Vancouver to Juneau via a great travel DVD. I researched fabric postcard designs on the internet. On Flickr there are over 1,000 pictures that are labeled “postcard”. Today I finished up strips for a quilt and made a postcard for a friend who is always an encouragement to all she meets. I’ll give it to her on Tuesday but I’m doing it on the sly so she won’t know who did it.
All in all, it was a good weekend because I’m feeling a whole lot better than when it started.
Connie in VA says
This weekend I finished quilting my Sunbonnet Sue quilt – it’s my #1 UFO. I started this quilt for my daughter when she was a little girl – she turns 26 tomorrow. Today I made the binding for both Sunbonnet Sue and my moth wallhanging, and got the bindings stitched on ready for handstitching the back. I even started on the hand work on the Sunbonnet Sue. I can say I accomplished what I had in mind for the weekend as far as sewing goes.
For non-sewing things, I had originally planned to go see my parents, but things didn’t work out for that – maybe next weekend. I did get caught up with laundry, as well. I’m pleased with what I managed to accomplish. I do wish that tomorrow weren’t a work day, however.
I rarely set goals, I know it sounds kinda cowardly, but since I am retired, I really don’t like to stress about things. This way I can jump on a project quickly. Today I decided to make wristlet key fobs to give to the Breast Cancer Center. I will deliver 20 of them tomorrow. Tonight I received a call that a cousin of mine is going to have a double mastectomy on Wednesday. She will be home on Friday so I’m going to try to make her a lap size quilt by then. If I had other projects (goals) I would feel like I couldn’t respond to these things so quickly.
I feel great about what I’ve done so far!
It was a good weekend. I finished my first ever QOV quilt top and have almost finished a table topper. I’m very happy with what I’ve accomplished.
I finished the applique and embroidery on a wool piece I call Down on the Farm…it’s been a long time in the works for I’m excited for it to be finished. I’m winding down this mission trip – I’ve been here five weeks – and I’ll go home Tuesday I think. I’ve never been apart from my husband this long before. We’ve been married for nearly 48 years so it was hard. When I first started quilting I was bad about stressing out over not getting things finished when I thought I should, not getting my points perfect or my seams exact. I gave that up years ago because, as you mentioned above, it led to a reluctance to sew at all because I was totally stressed about it. I love stitching but if I’m not in the mood I read a book…and I love that too. blessings, marlene
What did I accomplish this weekend? Let’s see. I delivered 4 finished quilts to customers that live 2 hours away. I really enjoyed this quiet travel time even though I knew it would make for a long day. After returning home, hubby and I helped our church group with the annual soup supper. Jeff (hubby) is president of the group. We served chili, chicken noodle and oyster stew. Trail bologna, cheese, carrots, celery, crackers, drink and dessert. We cleared over $900.00 to go towards local missions. Took a well deserved nap this afternoon, went on a 2 1/2 mile walk, fixed dinner, sent out quilt guild newsletter, updated blog and now and sitting and knitting on an afghan. I also watched some of the Subway 500 Race. All in all, a good full weekend. Come on Monday! I’m ready…..bring it on!
Brenda in KY says
I got a LOT accomplished this weekend. I’ve been making end-of-the-year teacher gifts for my grandchildren’s teachers. I got four fabric wallets finished except for a little hand stitching. I like to get a head start on them, so I feel good about my progress. On a non-sewing note, I finished preparing my tax returns. I also finished my daughter’s taxes and my son’s taxes. I am always very happy when I get those finished. It means now more time for sewing as I watch Celebrity Apprentice!!
I’ve accomplished way more than I thought this weekend. I assembled (and caught up on) my Farmers Wife blocks, cut & laid out the next 3 blocks for my Sampler, finished another Satchel for 2, celebrated with friends (4 birthdays in Feb/Mar), got lots done on the Fun & Done quilt that I’ve grown bored with and started my BOM string blocks. Also got laundry & vacuuming done…and the dishes…lots of dishes…
On the quilting front, I finished my potholders for the bridal shower next week, mowed, weedeated, rearranged my sewing room. Found THE dress finally for the wedding next month. Satisfied, no, marathon practice starts Wed night, have company coming and 500 mile trip Thurs. Dr with hubby tomorrow for treatments, no time and still so much to do.
This weekend I did make both of my squares for the Crafty block of the month. I did a little piecing on another quilt. Got started quilting on the longarm, on a quilt for my mother-in-law. (Husband was gone for the day at the gun show) Today was a day to help my husband work on a chicken tractor for my daughter, who lives in the city and is getting her first couple of chickens. It was a very productive weekend.
I did finish sewing a robe for my grandson and made a little duffel bag out of the left over fabric. I think he will really like that.
Then I had to switch to computer and accomplish some tasks there. I didn’t get as much done as I had hoped to do this weekend but will start fresh on Monday.
I managed to get a mini wall hanging I made up on the wall but I didn’t get any sewing time in. Instead I spent Saturday with my honey, celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary. I try and keep my weekends without goals…the week days are a differnt story.
Made 8 Granny square blocks, went to Church and got to talk to some friends. Spent time with our son and his kids and then with our youngest daughter. Been a good weekend!
Janet P. says
Oh, I got to sew! Finished a top that has been around for 8 years, I think. I also ate Sunday dinner with my folks and oldest son. I think this weekend was a winner!
I made some progress on organizing my sewing room, not as much as I would have liked, but significant, none the less. The reason I didn’t make as much progress on my organizing, is the huge amount of progress I made on my socks! Using a pattern from Carlene Schurch for Cable socks with seed stitch panels between 3×3 cables, and I am loving them! Also did three job estimates with DH, and scheduled all three, so, all in all, I am very happy with the stuff I accomplished this weekend!
I didn’t get quite as much accomplished as I had planned, but that’s because my stepson and his wife surprised us with a visit this weekend. They live in tennessee and were here for a surprise birthday party. It was worth it tot spend time with them. i did get a quilt and a half quilted, and my lotto blocks made, but didn’t get any goodie bags packed for the retreat this Thursday.
Made some labels and got one sewn on. I am always tired so getting anything accomplished some days is a major achievement!
Brandy M. says
I have been working all weekend on having a successful job interview on Tuesday! I went shopping and chose a perfect interview outfit on Saturday, I had a refreshing and relaxing dinner out with my husband that night. Today, I got some exercise, worked on interview questions/responses, and am cooking a wonderful dinner from scratch. After we’re done, I’ll sit down with my “Interview Magic” book and read away to see if I find anything that will help lead to a job offer.
I’ve definitely done as much as planned, with the exception of working out. I expected to go Saturday morning, too, but went shopping earlier than I thought we would, then waited to have my slacks hemmed (oh darn – more shopping time!). I made up for it today with a longer trek on the treadmill.
I feel good about the weekend, definitely! I’ll feel even better if I get a job offer…
Thank you for the giveaway, Judy!
Karen Gonzalez says
Last week I saw a blog where the gal used cookie cutters to make small pincushions. I went to a used shop and bought a few diamonds, hearts, and other shapes. Also found jello molds. I made four small pincushions. I sent two off to a person in need, gave the second to a friend, and finally kept one for myself. Though usually I end up giving mine away to someone. Small projects are fun when you have little bits of time for the sewing room.
Chris B says
I got a TON accomplished this weekend. I sewed about 200 HSTs, cut 400 triangles, sewed together 100 triangle “units”, finished up a tiny bit of quilting on one quilt and quilted an entire baby quilt. Best of all, I finally figured out how to finish February’s UFO.
On top of all that I went to lunch with some friends and watched a two-hour Downton Abbey with The Husband. Oh Yeah – we hit a huge sale and I got a new Kitchen Aide Mixer. YIPPEE!!
Mel Meister says
What did you accomplish this weekend . . sewing or non-sewing related?
I’ve been so sick for a week now and am starting to feel better. Just being able to breathe is an accomplishment!
Did you get as much done as you had planned?
I didn’t plan anything.
If not, why not?
See answer to #1. LOL!
Do you feel good about your accomplishments this weekend?
I did go grocery shopping with my husband and made our half and half ice tea. Did a bit of work in the kitchen but it soon wore me out. Not feeling good about anything quite yet! LOL!
I feel really good about my weekend! I knitted a ruffle scarf, did some house work and most importantly, cooked dinner for my daughter, son-in-law, both grandaughters and my older son. Homemade lasagne with salad, garlic bread and s’more cups and rice crispy bars!
Spending time with family was the best part.
Your postmarked mesmilewhen you mention goals. My ex husband one day blew a gasket about the word goals. Every Saturday AMI would say our goals for today include… One day he blew a gasket and said I am so tired or your £€><^~^# goals. From that day on Every Saturday I said our game plan for this weekend is…! Lol
I sm very happy about what I got done–nice mixture of sewing, socializing, and cleaning! The only downside of my sewing was I realized after not having hand sewed in a while that I have trouble with pain in my hand-think Arthur might be coming to visit me!
I had nothing I specifically had in mind to do so I guess I accomplished that and then some. It was a mostly relaxing weekend with some small accomplishments of some organizational things I’ve been working on with my genealogy. I always get more ‘done’ in my mind than I do in real life, but I try 🙂
Linda Kay says
I got the laundry done and the house sorta cleaned and was gonna sew but my son decided to spend some time with his old mom and I will stop everything toget to spend time with him! It was a WONDERFUL weekend!
DH got more trim put down in the barn…the washer & dryer in their places just waiting to be hooked up…and started tearing down the old chicken coop. Poor chickie babies are so confused about where they’re supposed to sleep.
With the help of Chris and my Mother, I got several boxes moved to the barn along with 2 fabric shelves and a large metal shelving unit (like yours). I got the first coat of paint on the bedroom wall and started putting fabric on the shelves….a very busy weekend but lots of stuff done. I’m happy with what we accomplished.
Diane S. says
On Thursday, my daughter’s best friend asked me to create a “big-girl” bedspread for her almost 2-year old. She wants “green and pink and owls”. All quilters know owls were popular 2 years ago so, I’m creating them, piece by piece and appliqueing them on. It’s taken a long time but it’s a very special quilt and I had a free weekend. I’ll post my progress on Design Wall Monday.
Quilter Kathy says
I never get as much done as I wish I would. This weekend I had two wonderful outings with friends and had to use up valuable sewing time with cooking and chores. And I am happy with anything I do get done – sewing or otherwise!
I was able to work on my March UFO border and am ready to baste it now!
No sewing but went through one more drawer of fabric and groomed two of my standard poodles and one of the toys. All the house dogs are ready for our trip to the dogs show next weekend. Ready to finish a quilt tomorrow.
Kathy S. says
I watched 3 of my 6 grandchildren this weekend. No time for anything else as they are a 2-1/2 year old boy, 19 month old girl and 9 month old boy. I was glad to see their parents tonight! I think that grandma was more tired than they were. I know better than to plan anything as with 2 walking and one trying to, I have to keep an eye on everything that isn’t tied down. I love to see their happy little faces, and spoil them rotten. The one thing that I did accomplish was getting their measurements as they all need new pj’s and pants.
Did not touch my machine. Still trying to finish up my moms estate which meant a huge yard sale. Great progress on that front though!
I worked on taxes so does that count? Didn’t get as much done otherwise due to a family illness but I did enjoy a little of the gorgeous weekend.. The family member is better so that made it a good weekend.
JoAn GODFREY says
i went to a cooking demonstration at Das Dutchmann Essenhaus in Middlebury, IN yesterday. lots of good hints and recipes. got a smaller bowl to use for mashed potatoes for 2. all my dishes are too big for 2. maybe this will help me bring down the amounts i make. today has been a lazy day. not much of anything except cooking done. sometimes we just need a nothing day.
I had a marvelous weekend here! I got to attend Sew Expo with my oldest daughter yesterday. We spent the late morning and early afternoon perusing the booths and watching demos and having lunch. Today, I caught up on a little light housekeeping had good phone conversations with 3 of my extended family. No actual sewing for me but I did soak up alot of inspiration yesterday :o)
Claudia Wade says
I feel excellent about my accomplishments this weekend! Not too much sewing, but I helped my 5 yr old and 23 month old grandsons make a craft project for their mother’s birthday. What a great time we had! Stickers on a picture frame never looked so good!
I had too much planned for this weekend. Started to stress over it, but decided I can’t bring back the lost time. I need to learn how to not over plan my day.
I’ll start again tomorrow, one project at a time broken up into 15 minute segments. I hope by setting the timer it will help me stay focused.
I probably had the best weekend for a while – I finished a zig zag reproduction quilt – even with some reverse sewing so the points were good, then did the borders and included corner stones for the borders – an achievement for me. I cut out fabric for a mystery quilt and colour coordinated the bulleyes for that quilt. Cooked a lovely lunch for a friend who only 2.5 weeks ago had a knee replacement, visited a museum and had a lovely time 🙂
Carolyn Thomas says
Went to Seattle and visited the Sew Expo in Puyallup with my sister on Saturday. Sunday was a drive back home day. The only sewing I got done was to try out a ruffle maker gadget with a scrap of sister’s fabric! We had a blast and it was time well spent! I only purchased 1 yard of fabric, if you don’t count the trip to the Goodwill Outlet store in Everett where I purchased 55 pounds of fabric textiles (shirts, sheets and other sundry stuff to harvest fabric from to make grocery sacks.)