Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Tuesday' Thoughts: Glorious Unfolding Part 4. To Do Tuesday. "I Like".

 Tuesday' Thoughts: Glorious Unfolding Part 4

When we ask ourselves, "Why am I here?  What is my purpose?  What is God's will for my life?

Here it is:  

We were made to run through fields of forever
Singing songs to our Savior and King


So let us remember this life we're living
Is just the beginning of the beginning
Of this glorious unfolding


We will watch and see and we will be amazed
If we just keep on believing the story is so far from over
And hold on to every promise God has made to us
We'll see the glorious unfolding
Just watch and see (unfolding)
This is just the beginning of the beginning (unfolding)

To Do Tuesday Checklist
Last Week's List
* Cut out the 10 Qube Crush blocks. 👎 I did, however, do the fabric pull which, as you may know, is the most time consuming part!  
* Learn to use the Sprocket, print out the pictures and complete the March section of my daughter's Memory Book! 👎 I'm about halfway there!   
* Depending on how my hand holds out, I hoping to finish the Comfort/Wine afghan!  👍  It is finished, washed and delivered!  It turned out to be almost a queen size afghan!  
*  I want to start binding my $7.50 quilt from so long ago. 👍  

This Week's List
*  Cut and stitch the 10 Qube Crush blocks.  
* Complete the March section of my daughter's Memory Book.  
* Make progress on my Hexagon Afghan.
*  Continue binding my $7.50 quilt.  

I Like
Quilty Projects
My daughter and I have had many conversations about the various productivity levels in each of our lives.  She accomplishes so much more than I!   
The biggest differences are that I have multiple hobbies:  sewing, gardening, hand sewing, crocheting, scrapbooking, reading and journaling in various Happy Planners.  On top of sewing, she has four children.  Enough said, right?   
Another difference is that she usually works on one project at a time while I work on multiple projects.  
Consequently, I'm trying to work on one project (quilting, crocheting, reading) at a time and liking it!  I finishing up more UFO's as well as new projects.  Plus, I'm feeling less fragmented.  
I'm also rotating UFOs/WIPs and new projects.  That way, when that squirrel saunters in, I add her to my rotation.  It's taking so much discipline to stick to this!  So far, so good!  :)

That being said, my next quilty project will be my Qube Crush.  It's basically a sampler quilt using the Accuquilt Qube.  I believe there's 72 blocks and I've made 35.  

Because of the unpredictability of various health issues with family, I've stayed away from QALs.  However, this one from Melva Loves Scraps seems manageable.  The way she has them scheduled, even if we have a health crisis I should be able to keep up!  Yea!
Here's my first block!

On the Hook
As you saw above, I'll be working on my Hexagon Afghan for the near future.  Of course, my carry along crochet project are my dishcloths!
These are usually Christmas gifts for all the wonderful staff in my various doctor's offices and small gifts during the year.  

Playing with Paper
A new tool has joined the mix!  Say hello to my new HP Sprocket printer.  Did I mention that I love it?  Here's a video of how it works!  
And yes, that is actually me with hubby's assistance video taping.  UPDATE 4/28/21:  Aw, Nancy, thank you for your sweet comment!  We'll be taping the video tonight!  I forgot to do that part!  :)
UPDATE:  5/2/21:  There have been several challenges this week.  This video is coming, just not sure when.  
UPDATE:  5/9/21 I made the video, but cannot post it on Blogger.  So, it's on Instagram!  I'm so sorry, I just didn't realize I couldn't post videos directly to blogger.  😔
Take good care, everyone!  Until next time!


  1. Your wine quilt is beautiful! (I looked back on the link.) Queen sized--wow! Love the hexie afghan! Did I miss the video? Sounds like one project at a time is working well for you! I get so easily distracted myself...

    1. Yup, I forgot to make the video! Hopefully tonight! :)

  2. Looking good! All around! Yes, wondering what happened to the video with your new Sprocket printer? Anyway, the comparison of you and Nicolle’s work habits was very interesting. Glad it is working better for you completing one at a time. Me, I do multiples because I have to wait in between for things to dry or to have a fresh eye for my paintings, so might as well do something in those in between times. When I was quilting I set certain times of the day to do them, like the hand sewing I did at night and the machine sewing and cutting in the daytime. So I was usually working on at least 2 quilting projects per day that way. Not counting the painting and teaching times. Time blocking for separate projects works best for me but during that time block I am only working on 1 project. What ever works is a okay. love you dear sis

  3. Oh my gosh -- your crocheted dish cloths just brought back a flood of warm memories, like a tsunami of love. My grandmother had dish cloths like that. I hadn't thought of them in years. I am so curious about the name of your $7.50 quilt?! I think that's about what I pay for one of the big spools of Aurifil thread just to PIECE a quilt -- did you really get all the supplies needed for that project for less than $8?! If so, you are my new fabric shopping heroine!!

    1. Hello Rebecca,
      Thank you for your sweet comments!  I love crocheting these granny square dishcloths.  The staff at the various doctor's offices seem to appreciate them as well!
      I haven't named my quilt yet.....creative names are difficult for me to come up with.  I usually respond to comments by email, but I'll post this reply as well.  Perhaps there are others with the same question.  
      At one time, my local quilt shop had a $7.50 BOM - though with COVID I'm not sure if they've continued it.  During the first month's class, we pay for the first block, receive the free pattern complete with tips and tricks for that month's block.  As long as we bring in our finished block every month, the kits for subsequent  blocks are free.  If we couldn't make the block, we can still get the kits for $7.50.  With this quilt, the border fabrics were included, but usually we purchase them on our own. 
      They do ask that we purchase at least 3 yards of fabric which is easy as we need to purchase our backing and binding fabrics.
      I'm not sure if they have continued this class during the pandemic, but over the years this fabulous program certainly built up my confidence to try new techniques!
      Great question!

  4. I also work on multiple projects at once, so consequently don't get very far on one project more than another. I think I used to work on just one at a time before I retired, but having more time now seems to mean more ideas to try! I just love your $7.50 quilt!

  5. What a delightful post.I am a lot like you and am a multicrafter that likes lots of different projects going on.My goodness what a fabulous quilt for $7.50. It is gorgeous. Super cute dishcloths too. I need to get back into doing that. Loved reading your goals list for the week . Hope you get a lot accomplished.

  6. You always have such neat projects. I am kind of finding lately if I have too many things going on I don't get anything done because I am indecisive about what to do. I had to go check out what a sprocket printer was. It looks so cool!

  7. Hi Patricia! It is amazing how much you can get accomplished when you concentrate on just one project. I always seem to have several sewing projects going at once, but when I set a monthly OMG goal that usually helps me focus on just that one thing until it's complete. ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. Life is getting in the way of my hobbies. lol I am impressed with your daughter! :-)

  9. Looks like a lot of wonderful projects to capture your attention. Thanks for linking up with To-Do!