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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, June 1, 2015

Make-A-List Monday May/June

Happy Anniversary to my Dear In-Laws

Betty and Elijah.




We celebrated with a family BBQ at my DBIL's house.  The weather was beautiful...maybe a little hot, but that is OK with me.



Here is the happy couple.


We had lots of picnic food and yummy strawberry shortcake for dessert.  Yum!


Ryder and little Logan went on a vacation to the beach in VA this month with their mom, Heather.



They look like they are having a great time.

I want to share a picture of my friend's triplets. I made quilts for all three and here they are enjoying them.




I get a wonderful feeling when I see people using the quilts that I make for them instead of just folding them up and putting them away so they "stay nice and don't get ruined."  Quilts, especially quilts for children, are meant to be used, loved, cuddled under and enjoyed.  




May
(in review)

1.  Spend quality time with my special grandsons.  

I've been so fortunate to be able to spend lots and lots of time with my two favorite little guys this month.

We spent a day at Sesame Place in PA.  





We hope to do this a lot this summer and fall as we all have season passes.

We spent Memorial Day at Yankee Stadium.  My son, Kyle, was running a special event for children so we all went.  

Ryder especially enjoyed having his face painted like a tiger.

We went on countless picnics both inside and outside:










We went on lots of walks:


and saw beautiful signs of spring...


On one of our adventures we explored a nearby spray park...





Ryder said the walkway at one local playground reminded him of a strawberry...


VERY observant!

We planted pumpkin seeds...



Logan loves to spend time outside, especially in the sandbox...






Music class is a fun activity for both boys...


Sometimes it is just fun hanging out with your best brother...



And sometimes it is fun being all by yourself...




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

Three quilts completed this month.

3.  Attend Saturday Sampler workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.






4.  Celebrate my DGS's first birthday.


















5.  Celebrate Mother's Day.

We had a wonderful Mother's Day BBQ prepared completely by my children.  I'm not sure how I managed to not take one picture.  Oh well, the day will have to be remembered only in my mind.  




6. Work on a Chubby Charmer Tote.






7.  Make a few Bow Tie Bibs.



8.  Make a "Let it Go" quilt.





This "Let It Go - Olaf" quilt is almost done.  I just need to finish the binding.  It will be a birthday present for Ryder.


9.  Garden Stroll inspired commission quilt.

I decided to rename this quilt Garden Rhapsody.  

I have been quilting for eight years and it still amazes me how a pile of fabric like this:




can become this:








I hope my friends Steve and Dana love their quilt.

10.  Katie and Brian's Memory quilt.

Almost done.... 


Pictures next month!

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

I did not finish any more pouches.



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

A few more blocks complete...





13.  Second Border Strips for the McCall's 


Make It Your Way quilt-along.

I did the second border strips...


and then I decided to keep going and I finished the whole top.
At first I thought this quilt top was too busy, but I am starting to like it more and more.

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

See picture above of three quilts completed this month.



15.  Complete the first three steps for 

Quiltmaker Magazine 2015 New Year's Mystery:


No progress on any of the following highlighted projects:



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 Rhapsody and any other quilts currently on my

I finished quilting Garden Rhapsody, three QFK quilts, Baby Chenille, Let It Go and Katie and Brian's Memory Quilt.


No progress on any of the following highlighted projects:

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



June

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 Ryder's third birthday and my future DIL, Kaela's birthday.

5.  Celebrate Father's Day.


6. Attend my friend Melissa's bridal shower.

7.  Celebrate my 34th Wedding Anniversary.

8.  Finish my "Let it Go" quilt for Ryder's birthday.

9.  Finish Katie and Brian's Memory quilt.

10.  Make a quilt for my friend's new baby boy.


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

12.  Heather Spence Designs mystery quilt to benefit cancer patients.

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


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


15. January, February, March, April, May and June blocks for
 Calypso Kaleidoscope by Quilt Addicts Anonymous.


16. January, February, March, April, May and June blocks for
 Scrapitude: Scrap-in-a-Box mystery quilt.

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

18. January, February, March, April, May and June Blocks for the 

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


20.  May & June blocks for the Friendship Star Sisters 

2015 Block of the Month.



21.  Complete the last five steps for 
Quiltmaker Magazine 2015 New Year's Mystery:
Auld Lang Stitches.


22.  Complete quilting the top currently loaded on Annie:  
 2013 Heather Spence Fall Mystery Quilt and any other quilts currently on my Git-R-Done List.

23.  Bind/label 5 table runners, Watermelon Mania, Stash Club Nine Patch, Surf & Sun, Mexican Cross.


Aiming for Accuracy 1, September 2011 Stash Club - 9 Patch, Mexican Star, and other quilts I complete this month.

24.  Black & White Sampler blocks

25.  Crazy Quilt using Shar Jorgenson templates by Omnigrid.

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

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

28.  Country Threads Sampler blocks.

29.  Candy Striper by Anita Grossman Solomon.

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

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

32.  Dear Jane triangles.

33.  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