Well it's Tuesday's This and That and I have a question for you. How do you organize your projects? I used to make lists but I'm at that age where I misplace the lists--yes even when I put them in notebooks. 😂
I don't mind quilt tops; I hang them in my clothing closet as a constant reminder of what I have when I need a quilt for a present. My biggest problems are pipeline projects. I go to my sewing room and can't remember what projects I had intended to make.
I now have some goals that need to be done. My niece Maggie is pregnant and due with a little girl in May. Plus her best friend is pregnant with twins. It's actually quite exciting for our family. My kid brother has had a best friend since kindergarten. The boys started a family at the same time. Their little girls (2 each) were the same age and grew up together and have always been best friends!
Now two of the girls are pregnant at the same time which means we are about to have a third generation of friends. Of course at this point, they are all family to us and before the pandemic always made time to visit over at Mom's, especially on holidays.
Preeti from Sew Preeti Quilts commented yesterday that the pattern, Indian Wedding Ring, is also called Pickle Dish. Thanks Preeti! It was driving me crazy to think of the name we normally call that pattern! Speaking of Preeti, she designed a quilt pattern called Marsala Box which is in my head for a Pipeline Project! Preeti is always sharing patterns for free for readers but this pattern she is selling on her Etsy shop. I bought the pattern right away because I have a number of 2.5 inch Christmas strips that will be delightful in this pattern. Best of all, she emails you a pdf file of the pattern so there is no wait!
You all often crack me up with my comments. Yesterday Wendy's comment made me laugh out loud. She wrote: "I love your ring story. Can't say I have ever lost enough weight for my rings to fall off. Maybe someday! However, I am very proud of the fact that I can still wear the same earrings I wore in high school - wink!"
A few weeks ago, I wrote about mid-western women writing the newspaper in search of quilt patterns. One question came up that rang a bell, who had a pattern for The Eisenhower Quilt?