Monday Musings 1/9/23 and PHD 2023

by | Jan 9, 2023 | 10 comments

Welcome to another week! My how time is flying…already!! Today we will check last week’s progress and start the 2023 PHD list!

For the week of 1/2/23 – 1/9/23:

  • Get Heavenly Flora pieced! ✔ – partially done! I need to add last borders
  • Piece backing for Heavenly Flora. ✘ nope! Moved to next week’s list
  • Start quilting!! ✘ nope! Moved to next week’s list
  • These tasks will keep me VERY busy this week, especially with school starting back on Wednesday and car line duty! I had some unexpected situations arise, but will carry on!

For the week of 1/9/23 – 1/16/23:

  • Borders and backing for Heavenly Flora.
  • Quilt Heavenly Flora and Starry Path.
  • Make hanging sleeve and label for Retro Dynamic Dresdens.
  • Take Retro Dynamic Dresdens to our county seat. It was juried into the Shelby County Arts Council art show for 2023!! I am excited to have it hanging there for the next few months!

Hopefully this will be a better week than last!

Let’s take a look at last week’s link ups for Monday Musings! You can check these out through the links on last week’s post.

Now it’s your turn to share your fun for the week!

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PHD in 2023

I’m joining with Gail of to try again for a PHD in 2023! It helps keep me motivated! I hope you will join us as well if you have some unfinished projects or Projects Half Done!! Here are my fresh new spread sheets, ready to be colored in!!

While I can’t yet show you a few of these secret sewing projects, here is what I can show you!

Unfortunately, I had to carry over several from last year. Hopefully this year will be better!

Thanks for stopping by. I will be linking up with my favorite linky parties found in the side bar! Until next time…

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  1. quiltinggail

    Glad to hear you’re joining us for PHD in 2023!!! I’m sure you’ll be able to colour in a lot of your spread sheets!
    Happy Quilting! 🙂

  2. joymcd305716439

    Love the Amish with a Twist Bom! You’ve got a lot on, but you can do it!!!! Hope you’re having a great week and thanks for joining in on Monday This and That! xx

  3. Melisa- Pinker n Punkin Quilting

    You have a lot of fabulous projects on the agenda for the week, Brenda. I wish you the most productive week and thank you for including my little quilt in your slide of last week’s post. Happy quilting.

  4. Susan Nixon

    I love your ice-dyed panel, that is SO pretty! It’s always fun to see what you are musing over. =)

  5. Bonnie in Va

    Great news to have a pieced juried into a show. Congratulations. Hopefully this week will go smoother for you.

  6. rl2b2017

    Good morning, Brenda! How exciting that you have a juried piece. Big congrats to you! That is so very cool. Good luck with this week’s list and with earning your PHD. Thanks so much for today’s linky party! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. texasquiltgal

    I can certainly understand why Retro Dynamic Dresdens was juried into the art show! Congratulations! Thanks for the linky and good luck on your goals. 🙂

  8. Gretchen

    Thank you for the linky party. I hope you can accomplish some of your goals this week, happy stitching!

    • Carol Andrews

      Congrats on a juried quilt and getting your PHD!You have so many intriguing projects on the go. Good luck with your list Brenda. Thank you such a great linky party. ?

    • Carol Andrews

      Hi Brenda. You have moved a lot of your projects along and have such beauties on this week’s list. Good luck and happy sewing. Thank you for linking with To Do Tuesday.


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