Tuesday, September 28, 2021

To-Do Tuesday 9/28/2021

Another Tuesday? How can it be Tuesday again already?! The weeks sure do go by quickly. It's time to see how I did with last week's to-do list. then come up with a new list for the week ahead. The Tuesday To-Do List link-up is hosted by Linda at Texas Quilt Gal.

I got through more of my list than expected last week, so I'm taking that as a success!

To-Do List for 9/21 - 9/27
1. Bowties 365--make one Bowtie block each day  ✔done
I finished my Bowtie blocks a little early this month, finishing the last batch for my total of 30 blocks in September. You can see them all in Saturday's post, or there's a different layout of them in Sunday's post.
2. Hearts Applique--make at least one block  not done
3. Sew Colorful Stars--make orange block  not done
4. Volcano 9-Patch--take photos, write blog post  ✔done
You can see the finished quilt in this post.
5. Scrooge coat--make progress   ✔done and ready to fit
I've been including this Scrooge coat on my to-do list for several weeks. I think it's finally time to show what I've been talking about.

For over 40 years, I worked in theater making costumes, up until my retirement in 2020. My most recent employer, the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta stages a production of A Christmas Carol every year. They had been planning to mount a new version of the show in 2020--new script, new casting, new sets and costumes. Of course, that didn't happen, so the new production was postponed until this year. 

Over the years, I made all sorts of costumes, both men's and women's. One of my specialties became tailoring. I was asked to make a coat for Scrooge in the new Christmas Carol, and that is what I have been working on lately. It is finally all together and ready for one last fitting. Unfortunately, it is very hard to see any details in my photos of this black wool coat, but here it is! The large white stitches on the front are just basting that is holding the layers together.

Scrooge coat--front

Scrooge coat--back

6. Denim shirt--finish   ✔done?
Instead of completing the denim shirt that I showed last week, I cut out and stitched another shirt. It is a blue stripe, and I finished it yesterday!

7. RWB Rectangles--cut pieces for more blocks
I cut pieces for many more blocks, and I got 10 blue blocks stitched. You can see them in yesterday's post.

To-Do List for 9/28 - 10/4
I know that the next week is going to be a busy one, so I'm shortening the list to a more reasonable number of goals.

1. Bowties 365--make one Bowtie block each day
2. Hearts Applique--make at least one block
3. RWB Rectangles--make more blocks

I'll report on my progress and post a new set of goals next Tuesday. I'm linking up with other To-Do Tuesday lists at Texas Quilt Gal.

Julie in GA  


  1. I'm giving you a standing ovation on that jacket! You do such elegant work - I'm so impressed. No wonder you do well making shirts.
    Thanks for linking up with To Do Tuesday!

  2. The coat looks fabulous. Great job. And then you made a shirt too? You definitely have a bigger skill set than me. Good luck with your newest To Do list.

  3. The Scrooge coat is impressive, Julie, and your career sounds fascinating! You definitely have the skills to sew those denim shirts, too. Have a great week!

  4. Oh Julie, I can imagine that this coat will fit perfectly!!!

  5. That coat is amazing! I've sewn jackets in a past life and they aren't easy. Congrats on all the progress even with the garmet sewing. Hope you've been able to make some progress on this week's list.

  6. Yes, I am in awe of your tailoring skills, too! What an amazing skill to have!


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