Catching Up, To-Do and PHD!

by | Apr 4, 2022 | 14 comments

Hi everyone! It’s been a minute since I made a blog post, actually my last To Do Tuesday, two weeks ago, to be exact! I’ve had a lot of fun and did a little stitching during that time! So here was my list from 3/22.

  • I gave myself two weeks because we are headed to the Gulf next week to eat seafood, visit quilt shops, and just have fun! – √ DONE – We ate fresh seafood every day and had a great time, though at one point we were under a tornado warning!!
  • Pack for trip. – √ DONE – and now unpacked!
  • Make it to a quilt shop and purchase binding to bind those quilts! – √ DONE And I got my SAHRR quilt bound! It was a windy, but pretty day for this pic. And our leaves are filling in all too well. Pollen, pollen everywhere!!
  • Work on Block 11 of Sunshine Cove. – √ DONE – Here is the first hooping. Looking forward to finishing this border and starting on the center!
  • Start work on my quilt for the May Island Batik Blog Hop. – √ DONE – Though I can’t show you right now, I have four blocks completed. I can tell you it involves curves and points! LOL
  • Since last week was so much fun, let’s go with “whatever suits my fancy” again – especially since I’ll be out of town part of the time. – √ DONE I did a little more designing on the fundraiser quilt and received the fabric for it. I also visited a great quilt shop on the coast.

We had a great time and since we got back, I did get a little bit of stitching done. The Saturday before we left, Gail of Quilting Gail, hosted a Zoom Island Batik sew day. It was good to “see” everyone and get a couple of blocks done before vacay.

For the week of 4/5/22 – 4/11/22:

  • Continue working on project for the May Island Batik Blog Hop.
  • Cut out fabric for fundraiser quilt.
  • Quilt comfort quilt and take to guild meeting next Monday.
  • Whatever suits my fancy!!

My OMG for April is to get the fundraiser quilt cut out and pieced! Hopefully quilted, but at least pieced!! Here is the design of one of the blocks.

PHD Update!

I didn’t check off a lot on my Task List, but I did complete some starts on my Tally Sheet!!

That’s it for my list. I’ll be linking up with Linda at The Texas Quilt Gal for To-Do Tuesday, Gail of Quilting Gail for my PHD Update, Joy of Days filled with Joy, for This and That Monday, and Patty at Elm Street Quilts for my One Monthly Goal!. I hope you all have wonderful quilty week! Have fun and sew on!!

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  1. Danice G

    Beautiful work Brenda, Hoping no tornadoes come here either.

  2. Sandy Panagos

    Your spreadsheets are impressive! Congrats on finishing your SAHRR.

  3. piecefulwendy

    A good week, and your SAHRR finished up beautifully! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

  4. Denise

    Oh my, you have had a very busy week, hope you enjoyed you visit to the Gulf. My favorite place. Love your Sunshine Cover Block. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down. You SAHRR is so elegant, good job.

  5. Sue H

    Very pretty projects. I know we’re supposed to be focusing on our PHD projects, but at least you finished up a few starts! Surely that counts for something. Keep going on your PHD. Looking good!

  6. Kathleen McCormick

    Your vacation sounds lovely! Welcome back to blogland! Love your Sunshine Cove…look forward to seeing all this work you have going on.

  7. Gail Beam

    So glad to hear that you had a great time on your vacation. Doing whatever takes your fancy sounds fun and relaxing! Block 2 of tour sunshine quilt is lovely and colorfu! Have a great week working on your fun raising quilt and blog hop.

  8. texasquiltgal

    Sounds like an exciting trip with that tornado warning! What kind of seafood did you eat? Oh my goodness your SAHRR is gorgeous!
    Thank you for linking up with To Do Tuesday!

  9. rl2b2017

    Hi Brenda! I’m so glad you had a nice vacation and even more that you didn’t encounter the tornado. Other than that, it sounds like just the ticket with fresh seafood and quilt shops. I could get into some of that for sure. Yippee to seeing block 11 and your completed finished SAHRR! It is amazing to me that while the prompts are all different and out of left field sometimes, you quilt top came together and is very cohesive. Happy Wednesday to you. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  10. quiltinggail

    Sounds like your vacation eating seafood daily was great! One day … Your SAHRR is lovely! And to have it finished and bound – bonus!!!
    You’re doing awesome completing your New Starts! and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the “Whatever suits my fancy!” on your To Do List! LOL!!!

  11. chrisknits

    So glad you enjoyed your vacation and didn’t see a tornado. Good luck with your list!

  12. Sherrie

    Beautiful SAFRR quilt is beautiful…I love the center piece. And your
    Sunshine Cove Blocks are very pretty. Have a great day!

  13. The Morning Latte

    Gosh, it seems like so many have been taking vacays! Yours sounds lovely (Seafood! Yum!) and I’m glad you were able to get away! Hooray for the SAHRR finish! Looks great!

  14. nancyangerer

    What quilt shop did you go to on your trip to the Gulf? I have been to A and E Fabrics in Pensacola, Florida.


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