To Do Tuesday November 29

Welcome to To Do Tuesday November 29!


To Do Tuesday is hosted by Christine at Stitch ALL The Things.  It is a great weekly motivator to finish projects and (for me) to keep my To Do List manageable.  I have been participating since last spring, and I love how much it helps my ADHD brain stay focused!

Unfortunately, if you’ve read my pinned post, you know that I had a website issue, and I have lost an entire year of posts and images.  Because of that, I can’t quite remember exactly what my list for last week included, so I’m winging it.

Here is my list from November 22:

1.  Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop Christmas Stockings (FREE pattern!)
2.  Pan Protectors
3.  November TNSEM – Lace Overlay
4.  Tunic and Dress Pattern Testing Final
5.  Baby Gifts (two girls – neither knew until they were born)
6.  August TSNEM – Bodice Sloper (remeasure and adjust pattern accordingly)
7.  September TSNEM – Hat and Mask making

So, let’s see what progress I made!

Last week was the Thanksgiving holiday weekend here in the US, which, for me, meant an extra long weekend at home.  It worked out perfectly because I was finally able to spend some quality time with projects and my sewing machine.  I even spent some time crocheting another hat – this time a white one for Reagan but I forgot to take pictures of it.

1.  Christmas Stockings with the FREE pattern from Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop

Being a blended family, we have a mish-mash of household items, including holiday decorations.  One thing I have really wanted to do is make stockings for all of us to hang in our home.  I ran across the Free Christmas Stocking Pattern at Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop early this summer and decided this would be the year for new stockings.  I used fabric Todd and I found at  Red White & Black Plaid FlannelSolid White Flannel, and Gray Cotton Broadcloth (lining).  Keep your eyes out for a full post about the process later this week.


2.  Pan Protectors

Todd and I got some really nice new pans, but because we have a very small galley-style kitchen, storage comes at a premium.  To prevent the pans from becoming scratched or damaged, I made felt pan protectors.  I used two layers of felt and a pattern and tutorial I found at This Heart of Mine.  I also made some for our friends and their new pans out of flannel from my stash, but I didn’t take any pictures of them.


3.  November TNSEM Project:  Lace Overlay

I have the fabric pulled and the bodice sloper (August TSNEM) done, so I count that as progress. 😀

4.  Tunic and Dress Pattern Testing Final

I just received the final version of the pattern for testing, so I wil be doing that over the weekend.

5.  Two Baby Gifts (both girls)

Two of my co-workers had baby girls during Thanksgiving week, and neither of them knew what they were having.  Now that I know they both had girls, I need to get busy making a couple gifts.

6.  Fabric De-Stash and Organize

Finally, one item that was not on my list, but was very satisfying to get done was going through my fabric, getting rid of what I no longer want/need, and organizing and putting it away.  I ended up getting rid of two large garbage bags, and it feels great!  Though, Todd says they’ll just end up back at our house eventually because I gave them to his mom! 😀  I am really happy with how organized and clean everything is.

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7.  September TSNEM – Hat and Mask making

I am still not worried about getting this done before the end of the year, I’m just keeping it on my radar.


To Do Tuesday November 29 is looking pretty good, and I should be able to finish what is left on my list.

1.   November TNSEM Project:  Lace Overlay (includes August’s Bodice Sloper)
2.  December TSNEM Project:  Slippery Fabric
3.  Tunic Pattern Testing – Work the final round of testing for pattern release next week
4.  Baby Gifts (two girls – neither knew until they were born)
5.  August TSNEM – Bodice Sloper (remeasure and adjust pattern accordingly)
6.  September TSNEM – Hat and Mask making

I am sure there are other things on my to-do list that I just can’t remember right now, but since I’ve been dealing with a lost database, I kind of feel like that’s excusable. 😉