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Princeton Jct./West Windsor, New Jersey, United States
I am the wife of a wonderful husband and the mom of 3 super adult kids. I happily taught preschool for 25 years and now spend much of my time indulging in my "Quilty Pleasures."

Monday, April 27, 2015

Make-A-List Monday April/May


Busy, Busy, Busy...

We have been so busy lately that I don't know where to begin.

This has been a month of ups and downs.

I will start with our furry friend, Brody.  We celebrated Brody's third birthday on April 21st.  
Happy Birthday sweet Brody!



My hubby spent his spring break in Ft Pierce, Florida with his varsity baseball team.

They spent part of one day at the beach and he sent me this picture.  At the time we were experiencing cold, rainy weather.  I was so jealous!


Logan got his first haircut...So cute!



And now for our 




JT and Kaela are engaged!




They hiked to the top of a mountain in St. Lucia. 
 JT got down on one knee, on his 30th birthday, and asked his beloved Kaela to be his wife.


They look so happy in all these pictures....but...




Little did we know that in a few days they would trade these beautiful scenic views...




 for a view from a room at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.



Dear sweet Kaela was biking and hiking around St.Lucia with a ruptured appendix.  

Somehow they made it home and went right to the ER.  Because her appendix has ruptured, the only treatment is IV antibiotics for the very serious infection that has set in. She may still need surgery but for now we are just waiting for the antibiotics to do their job. She has quite a road ahead of her to recovery but at least she can spend the time in the hospital dreaming about her wedding.

And think of the story they will have to tell their children and grandchildren about their St. Lucia engagement!





April
(in review)

1.  Spend quality time with my wonderful grandsons.  


Going for a wagon ride.



Me and my bro!



Happy little guy!



Picnic time at a local park.



How do you like my new haircut?








We spent one day at "BIG Wheels Day."











My favorite picture!


2.  Attend the Quilts for Kids workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.

 We completed 39 quilts this month!




One of our members is moving so we had a luncheon for her.  We presented her with a quilt to take to her new house in Florida.



We will miss you, Joy, but we are sure you will come back to visit.


3.  Attend Saturday Sampler workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.


4.  Celebrate my two DS's birthdays.


Here are my two boys after my oldest, Kyle, ran a half marathon in Asbury Park, NJ.

We all went to cheer him on.  Shea was busy entertaining the little ones while they waited for their daddy to run by.




We were able to find a playground to help the time move a little more quickly.




After the race we went to lunch.  Then it was time to go cheer on the Pirate baseball team to victory.

From there we headed out to dinner at Harold's in Edison.  Harold's is well known for their humongous portions.  Here is Ryder's pancake. WOW!




Our entire table shared this piece of cake even though Ryder thought it was all his.


5.  Celebrate Easter with my family.


















6.  Attend a "Paint Party" hosted by my DA Kathy.








7.  Attend the 2015 New Jersey Shop Hop.

I've decided not to do the shop hop this year.  I just have way too much going on to try to travel to eleven quilt shops in ten days throughout NJ.


8.  Make a first birthday shirt for little Logan.


I can't wait to see Logan in his little shirt at his party.


9.  Garden Stroll inspired commission quilt.




This quilt top is finally done and it is currently being quilted on Annie.



10.  Katie and Brian's Memory quilt.

The top is done and it is next in line to be quilted.


11.  Make a few little zipper pouches for future gifts. 





12.  Aiming for Accuracy II by Mishka's Playground.





13.  Nine 6" Economy blocks for the McCall's 
Make It Your Way quilt-along.




14.  Complete piecing, quilting , binding and labeling a 
Quilts for Kids quilt.

I have nine tops finished but none quilted at this time.


15. Prepare backings and bindings for Aurifil,  Tell It to the Stars, and Wishes.


All backings and bindings have been prepared.



16.  Prepare a label for Orca Bay.





17.  January, February, March and April Mini-Quilts by the Aurifil Thread Designer of the Month.


I've decided not to work on these quilts now.  I will continue to collect the patterns each month.


18.  January, February, March and April blocks for the
 Friendship Star Sisters 2015 Block of the Month.








No progress on any of the following aqua highlighted projects:


19.  January, February, March and April blocks for Quiltmaker Magazine 

2015 New Year's Mystery:



20.  January, February, March and April blocks for Pat Sloan's 2015 Mystery Quilt:  Vacation Time.


21. January, February, March and April blocks for Calypso Kaleidoscope by 



22. January, February, March and April blocks for Scrapitude: Scrap-in-a-Box 

mystery quilt.

23. January, February, March and April  blocks for the RSC15 Sampler by So Scrappy.

24. January, February, March and April Blocks for the 

25.   March and April blocks for the Arcadia Avenue Quilt Along sponsored by Sassafras Lane Designs.




26.  Complete quilting the top currently loaded on Annie:  
 Mexican Cross and any other quilts currently on my
 Git-R-Done List.


DONE!


No progress on any of the following aqua highlighted projects:

27.  Bind/label 5 table runners, Watermelon Mania, 
Aiming for Accuracy 1, September 2011 Stash Club - 9 Patch, and other quilts I complete this month.

28.  Black & White Sampler blocks

29.  Crazy Quilt using Shar Jorgenson templates by Omnigrid.

30.  Fit for a Hero, a quilt by Judy Laquidara.

31.  Grandma Mary's 9-Patcha strip club quilt by The Village Quilter.

32.  Country Threads Sampler blocks.

33.  Candy Striper by Anita Grossman Solomon.

34.  Julie Herman's Toes in the Sand quilt.

35.  Uncle Sam's Quilta strip club quilt by The Village Quilter.


36.  Dear Jane triangles.

37.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

*Civil War Tribute
James River Blues
Daisy Dazzle
Glory Box Table Runner
Cool Breeze

Just a little progress on Civil War Tribute.



May

1.  Spend quality time with my special grandsons.  

2.  Attend the Quilts for Kids workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.

3.  Attend Saturday Sampler workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.

4.  Celebrate my DGS's first birthday.

5.  Celebrate Mother's Day.

6. Work on a Chubby Charmer Tote.

7.  Make a few Bow Tie Bibs.

8.  Make a "Let it Go" quilt.

9.  Garden Stroll inspired commission quilt.

10.  Katie and Brian's Memory quilt.

11.  Make a few little zipper pouches for future gifts. 

12.  Aiming for Accuracy II by Mishka's Playground.

13.  Second Border Strips for the McCall's 
Make It Your Way quilt-along.

14.  Complete piecing, quilting , binding and labeling a 
Quilts for Kids quilt.

15.  January, February, March, April and May blocks for 

Quiltmaker Magazine 2015 New Year's Mystery:
Auld Lang Stitches.

16.  January, February, March, April and May blocks for Pat Sloan's 2015 Mystery Quilt:  Vacation Time.


17. January, February, March, April and May blocks for Calypso Kaleidoscope by 

Quilt Addicts Anonymous.

18. January, February, March, April and May blocks for Scrapitude: Scrap-in-a-Box 

mystery quilt.

19. January, February, March, April and May blocks for the RSC15 Sampler by So Scrappy.

20. January, February, March, April and May Blocks for the 

21.   March, April and May blocks for the Arcadia Avenue Quilt Along sponsored by Sassafras Lane Designs.


22.  May block for the Friendship Star Sisters 
2015 Block of the Month.

23.  Complete quilting the top currently loaded on Annie:  
 Garden Stroll and any other quilts currently on my

24.  Bind/label 5 table runners, Watermelon Mania, 
Aiming for Accuracy 1, September 2011 Stash Club - 9 Patch, Mexican Star and other quilts I complete this month.

25.  Black & White Sampler blocks

26.  Crazy Quilt using Shar Jorgenson templates by Omnigrid.

27.  Fit for a Hero, a quilt by Judy Laquidara.

28.  Grandma Mary's 9-Patcha strip club quilt by The Village Quilter.

29.  Country Threads Sampler blocks.

30.  Candy Striper by Anita Grossman Solomon.

31.  Julie Herman's Toes in the Sand quilt.

32.  Uncle Sam's Quilta strip club quilt by The Village Quilter.


33.  Dear Jane triangles.

34.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Civil War Tribute
James River Blues
Daisy Dazzle
Glory Box Table Runner
Cool Breeze

Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching!!!

Sharyn