Monday … and I’m off to a retreat!

YEAH, I LOVE retreats!!!  They are always lots of fun!  Lots of chatting and laughing and eating and sewing and laughing and eating and … oh ya, lots of fun!

I hope to work on a few UFOs … we’ll see how that goes!

Design Wall


Summer Solstice:  This section of 8 is done!  Spending 15 min / day worked!  Often it turned out to be closer to an hour … it takes a LOT of time when you need to take out the little tiny stitches that you can barely see!IMG_5960

Frolic: Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery:   All caught up .. and everything fits in this container. I suspect that the reveal may come soon … either this week or next … and I’ll be ready!


 52 Blocks in 52 weeks:  Waiting until Blocks 53 & 54 are announced and then I’ll make the last 4 blocks …  (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!)


IMG_5939Ode to 30’s has some quilting done.  I’m taking it to the retreat and hope it’s a finished quilt by the end of the retreat!



I’m linking up to Roseanne & Sue’s “TO DO” Tuesday. Their blog is “Home Sewn by Us.”

Last week, I said that I didn’t do great with last week’s goals.  Nann commented on my blog and quoted Gladys Taber, saying  “Contentment is a list with half of it crossed off.”   I LOVE this quote!!!

I AM content with my half-crossed off list!

Last week’s list:

  1. Finish Secret Project #1   √  done  See HERE.
  2. Work on Secret Project #2  √  done You’ll see this in a future post.
  3. Work on a UFO – Ode to 30’s – for PHD in 2020 √  done  quilting started!
  4. Work on a UFO – Summer Solstice – for PHD in 2020  √  done
  5. Frolic: Finish Part 6 & 7  √  done and Part 8 is done as well!

This week’s list:

I’m going to a retreat and what I get done, I get done! I do have some plans:

  1. Finish Ode to 30’s
  2. Work on Bento Box UFO
  3. Make Maple leaf block for Australia

Stash Report

My finish used up 1 yard of fabric (backing for the quilt that turned into a bag.)

  • Fabric Used this week        1 yards
  • Fabric Used this year:         1  yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   0 yards
  • Fabric Added this year:      0
  • Net Fabric used                    1
  • Husband’s Purchases           0

Stitchin’ Time

So far, I’m doing fantastic!!!  (cheeky grin!)

  • January 1-12  : 12 out of 12   100%

For more Stitchin’ Time, you can check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces


Screen Shot 2019-12-06 at 11.47.00 AMIf you want to decrease your UFOs … and not make your UFO list any bigger, Join me for your PHD in 2020!  Check out this blog post for details … and scroll WAY down for the linky party so that you can join in!  You can join in on the PHD in 2020 until Jan. 14.  Then on the 1st and 15th of each month, there will be a linky party for you to show your progress.

I finished one 2020 start & blogged about it HERE.

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One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 


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15 thoughts on “Monday … and I’m off to a retreat!

  1. Enjoy the retreat! Hope you get lots done and are able to check off all that’s on your to do list. Congrats on finding time to stitch every day this year, you are off to a good start on that front. Thanks for linking up to the 15 minutes to stitch post last week. With the retreat you should have lots of stitching time for this week.

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  2. Hi Gail! Oh, Summer Solstice is really stunning. WOW. I adore the fabrics you chose – getting a nice closeup shot like you shared really shows the fabrics and how perfect they are for this piece. I LOVE that quote that Gladys shared with you. I wonder if she would mind if I stole it and added it to the weekly post?! If you think of it, would you ask her? In fact, I’ll go find her comment and ask her myself. That just represents exactly how I feel about the to-do list – it’s not supposed to be stressful. Good luck with your projects at the retreat – I know you’ll have fun – and thank you in advance for linking up. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Hi Roseanne!
      Thank you! I’m liking Summer Solstice … just not the frequent un-sewing that happens when I paper piece! I’m sure that as long as you say it’s a quote from Gladys Taber, you should be fine!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂

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    • Thank you, Deana!
      I have no idea of what the fabric is … I just know that I bought it at Fabric Depot in Portland several years before they closed.
      I’m looking forward to this quilt being finished, but that’s going to take a while!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


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