Friday, February 7, 2020

February One Monthly Goal

Hi!  I'm linking up again with Patty from Elm Street Quilts, for One Monthly Goal
But you may remember I always have more than one goal.  

For this month, the Island Batik Ambassadors are doing a Log Cabin quilt and a blog hop.  My day to share is February 26, and I've been provided the Primo collection by Ebony Love.  
I haven't started yet, and forgot to get a pretty photo of the collection, but here's a few teasers.  It's shipping to stores this month.  

So, that will be coming soon.  
2nd goal is to get the Quilter's Planner Hexi Snowflake quilt finished.  I did start, and found a great feather design.  I either need to figure out how to "chunk" doing a pantograph on the border, and get it to go the correct direction, or will take the quilt off the frame when the center and bottom border is done, and turn it so I can add the design on the sides.  Either way, it's going to be a learning experience.  Then I'll quilt the Primo Log Cabin.  

Third goal is to get Mom's stuff cleared out, or stored, and be able to move up to the first floor.  My awesome neighbor (her daughter was my best friend growing up) offered to help  with the clean out, and we spent 2 hours today, doing the room Vanna will be moved to (the Handiquilter Amara long arm).  We got 3 more bags for donations, 5 more bags of trash, and started boxing things for a yard sale and to store for my brothers to choose from.  I need to finish cleaning out the dresser, chest and night stand, and the desk, and hopefully sell the furniture (including the futon, which is my brother's). and get the carpet up so I can have the wood floors finished, in the bedroom and this room.  Both carpets are more than 45 years old, and are so faded and worn, plus full of dust.  I really don't want carpeting in the Long Arm room, but will get an area rug for mine.  The "soon to be my" bedroom was painted the other day, and the closet is finished, so I just need to get more junk and the beds out, and the floor can be done.  I have a week to get it all done, before my handyman comes back to finish and get the floors ready to sand and refinish.  I hope that's all they need, but the bedroom has quite a few creaky spots, and I want that to get fixed.  I'm still looking for a new medicine cabinet and light for the bathroom, but I did start the shower curtain.  That will be finished this weekend, and Charley will install the cabinet and light next week. This is a Wilmington print called Floral Serenade.  I make fancy shower curtains, and this matches my deep pink towels, as well as a set of lavender ones.  I'll share photos soon. 

 Little steps forward, but moving the right way.  After that, I'll work on the kitchen again.  Mom's doing well in the facility, so that's a load off my mind.  She was very happy to have me do her nails the other day.  She was chatty, and enjoyed the donut hole treat I brought in for her.  I'm just glad I got her to smile and she was making a few funny faces at me.  It's such a relief from the past 4 years, but I'm still trying to figure it all out, going back to being a daughter (who also helps care) and my business, as well.  

Thanks for visiting, and I'll be back soon!  


Farm Quilter said...

Hard job, being the caregiver. I'm glad your mom is happy where you now have her. I've been living with and caring for my dad for the last 4 years...just keeps getting harder!! Love the fabric you are getting to play with!!

Quilting Gail said...

Wow! You have been one busy lady!!! Thats a LOT of work that you've got done!
Caring for a parent is also a hard job!
I look forward to seeing your quilt with the Primo collection! It's beautiful!
Your feathers look fantastic on the "Hexi Snowflake" quilt!
Happy Quilting!
quilting gail @