Monday, October 07, 2019

Monday Musings

I know that I am probably in the minority, but I actually enjoy Mondays because it's a new start and I love the possibilities in that.  This week I am working on getting back into some good routines to get some basic housekeeping chores done.  Years ago I followed the SHE (Sidetracked Home Executive) System - I had a card file with chores and it was a big help to me during the super busy raising a bunch of kids time in my life.  I am contemplating what kind of a system will be helpful to me now that my husband is retired and our schedule is a little...unscheduled I guess would be the term.  

For now, I'm just trying to add a few chores into each day - time to get the dust bunnies under control.  I've been enjoying my new schedule of sewing time and I feel a little more on top of all the projects at the moment.  With that said, I'm ready to tackle getting a few UFO's done before the end of the year now.  

This is a quilt tip I made in a workshop - I have it basted and ready for quilting, so I am making it my goal to get this quilted this month.  I'm linking up with One Monthly Goal for accountability - so feel free to check in and ask me if I'm actually working on it!  Better yet, give me an idea for how I should quilt this...I think that is probably part of the delay.  I thought of doing some ferny looking things in the dark sections.  And I don't know what in the light.  Sigh.  Decisions are hard!

Here it is in the laying-out phase.  The fabrics are all batik.  I think it'll be a pretty quilt when it's done, and the curved piecing was really fun and easy.  This is one of the few UFO's I created last year - I was really good about not creating a lot of new ones, but not so successful at finishing the older ones.  I don't want this to be an older one!


Alison V. said...

This is a cool quilt top! I struggle with being organized about chores -- especially now that we have a house! I'd rather just sew, but I don't sell enough patterns to hire a maid...LOL

Patty said...

very pretty! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

Emily said...

Pretty! Is this the Savanna pattern? I took a class on that pattern once (and it took me forever to finish!) so I remember the look of the blocks.

Adele said...

I'm with you on Mondays - bittersweet to leave the weekend behind, but every day is a blessing and Mondays are the beginning of all things possible. Lovely quilt!!