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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, September 29, 2014

Make-A-List Monday - October 2014

Technology is the bane of my existence.  It is a constant irritant and a source of misery.  




As I was preparing to write this blog post, my camera, with most of my pictures, decided to stop working.   

I spent much of today trying to retake the pictures that I could.  Unfortunately, many of the pictures from our most recent Awesome Adventure are gone.  

I'm hoping that a local camera repair shop will be able to recover the pictures from the memory card.  
In the meantime, I will persevere with the pictures that I still have.



September 2014
(in review)


1.  Spend quality time with my favorite grandsons. 


We were able to spend lots of time with our little guys this month.


On a recent sleepover, Ryder enjoyed saying
 "Good night" to the moon with his granddad.



We had a lot of fun just using our imaginations in our play.








Although I lost most of the pictures from the Please Touch Museum, I did have a few on my phone. 


2.  Start to gather fabric for a commission quilt.

No progress.


3.  Continue to work on three Advent calendars for my three children.



I hope my three children will have many years of fun with these Advent calendars.



4.  Complete my Skill Builder Quilt top.




The original quilt pattern had twenty blocks but I decided to call it finished after twelve.  

To try to make up for the deletion of eight blocks, I added a pieced border.  I am very pleased with the final quilt top.


5.  Complete my Sugar Block Club quilt top.

This top is almost complete.  I am adding a flying geese border so that is taking a little more time.  It should be done in the next few days.


6.  Work on the "Delightful Stars Quilt-Along"
 sponsored by The Quilting Gallery.



I had some great pictures of this quilt top on my camera but I will have to be satisfied with this picture that I still had on my phone.

This quilt top is gorgeous.  Many thanks to Michele Foster for her creative genius in designing this quilt.  I can't wait to see the next quilt you design.


7.  Work on seven  LeMoyne Star blocks for the McCall's Make It Your Way quilt-along.

I am almost done with these seven blocks but I don't have any pictures to share at this time.


8.  Complete piecing, quilting , binding and labeling two Quilts for Kids quilts.

I have finished piecing and quilting one of the quilts.  I have only finished piecing the second quilt.


9. Work on the September Globetrotting 
block sponsored by Pat Sloan.




10.  Work on the September Aurifil quilt-along block.



11.  Work on the September step for the 
Tell It to the Stars quilt-along sponsored by Judy Laquidara. 

I was able to piece both colorways of this quilt into three rows.  Unfortunately, I lost the pictures but hopefully I will have pictures next month.


12.  Work on the September
Wishes Quilt-Along block sponsored by the 
Fat Quarter Shop.




13.  Complete quilting the  four quilts currently loaded on Annie:  Baby Samplers and any other quilts currently on my Git-R-Done List.

I finished quilting all four Baby Samplers.

 

14.  Bind and label Tumelo Trail and The Land Before Time, that I recently finished quilting on Annie.

No progress.



15.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Heartstrings.

No progress.


16.  Work on a few Lucky Stars paper-pieced blocks by Elizabeth Dackson.

No progress.

17.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Basketcase by Cluck Cluck Sew.

No progress.


18.  Work on a few blocks for my
 Black and White sampler.

No progress.


19.  Make a Crazy Quilt using Shar Jorgenson templates by Omnigrid.

No progress.


20.  Work on a quilt called Fit for a Hero, a quilt by Judy Laquidara.

No progress.


21.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Grandma Mary's  9-Patch.

No progress.


22.  Work on some of the blocks for the 
Country Threads Sampler.

No progress.


23.  Work on a quilt called Candy Striper by Anita Grossman Solomon.


No progress.



24.  Work on a few blocks for Julie Herman's 

No progress.


25.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Uncle Sam's Quilt.


No progress.


26.  Work on a few Dear Jane triangles.


No progress.



27.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Civil War Tribute
James River Blues
Daisy Dazzle

Prepare a few more Brody Projects.

No progress.


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

I turned in my Sampler quilt. I started working on two more quilts during the workshop.


29.  Attend Saturday Sampler workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.


This is the new Saturday Sampler.  This is not my picture.  It is from the PQW website.  My quilt will be done in shades of blue.



This is the first block. 


30.  Attend the PA National Quilt Extravaganza in Oaks, PA.

The quilts at this show were gorgeous, as usual.
Here are two of them:




And here are some very tired quilt show attendees.






October 2014


1.  Spend quality time with my favorite grandsons.  

2.  Start to gather fabric for a commission quilt.

3.  Work on a Christmas Stocking for little Logan.

4.  Complete my Sugar Block Club quilt top.


5.  Work on seven  LeMoyne Star blocks for the McCall's Make It Your Way quilt-along.

6.  Complete piecing, quilting , binding and labeling two Quilts for Kids quilts.

7. Work on the October Globetrotting 
block sponsored by Pat Sloan.

8.  Work on the October Aurifil quilt-along block.

9.  Work on the October step for the 
Tell It to the Stars quilt-along sponsored by Judy Laquidara.

10.  Work on the October
Wishes Quilt-Along block sponsored by the 
Fat Quarter Shop.

11.  Complete quilting the quilt currently loaded on Annie:  Crazy Eight,  and any other quilts currently on my Git-R-Done List.


12.  Bind and label Tumelo Trail, The Land Before Time and four Baby Sampler quilts that I recently finished quilting on Annie.


13.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Heartstrings.


14.  Work on a few Lucky Stars paper-pieced blocks by Elizabeth Dackson.

15.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Basketcase by Cluck Cluck Sew.


16.  Work on a few blocks for my
 Black and White sampler.

17.  Make a Crazy Quilt using Shar Jorgenson templates by Omnigrid.

18.  Work on a quilt called Fit for a Hero, a quilt by Judy Laquidara.

19.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Grandma Mary's  9-Patch.

20.  Work on some of the blocks for the 
Country Threads Sampler.

21.  Work on a quilt called Candy Striper by Anita Grossman Solomon.


22.  Work on a few blocks for Julie Herman's 
Toes in the Sand quilt.

23.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Uncle Sam's Quilt.

24.  Work on a few Dear Jane triangles.




25.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Civil War Tribute
James River Blues
Daisy Dazzle

Prepare a few more Brody Projects.



26.  Celebrate my DDIL's 30th birthday.


27.  Celebrate my birthday.


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

29.  Attend Saturday Sampler workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.

30.  Celebrate Halloween.


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

Sharyn

Monday, August 25, 2014

Make-A-List Monday - September 2014

As the summer season begins to wind down here in NJ, I realize that we have had the opportunity to do a variety of fun things.

One of the outings we took this month was a trip to Delicious Orchards in Colts Neck, NJ.


The abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables was amazing.



The baked goods were incredible.




We enjoyed ourselves so much at this local orchard that we have already been back.


On another day we drove to Hoboken, NJ to celebrate my hubby's birthday with my daughter.


We had dinner at Little Town.


My daughter took our picture with the NY skyline in the background.

We had so much fun visiting and eating delicious food.

Now...on to my list from August:



AUGUST 2014
(in review)

1.  Spend quality time with my favorite grandsons.  

We took Ryder to a Trenton Thunder minor league baseball game.



We spent some QT with Logan




while Ryder went to Sesame Place with his mom, Heather.



Homemade English Muffin pizzas were for dinner one night.





Food tastes better when you help to make it.


After our trip to the Trenton Thunder game we were ready for the Big Leagues.  We went to Yankee Stadium to see the Yankees play the Chicago White Sox.





It was so much fun visiting Daddy (my son) at work.



One last major event this month was the Christening of dear baby Logan.



My daughter Shea and her little Godson.

Deacon Bob and precious Logan.

Here is Logan with his Mommy, Daddy and Godparents.

Here is the beautiful family.

My husband and I are soooo proud of these people :)

Kyle's family with his grandparents Betty and Elijah.


We are blessed to be able to spend so much time with our little boys.  Truly blessed!




2.  Choose a pattern for a commission quilt.


This is the pattern I have chosen.  I will have to make it much larger than written to meet the requirements of the people purchasing the quilt.


3.  Work on lessons 18 through 25 of 
 sponsored by The Quilting Gallery.

No progress.



4.  Work on eight Ohio Star blocks for the McCall's Make It Your Way quilt-along.



Here are 4 of the 8 blocks completed.


5.  Quilt, bind and label two 
Quilts for Kids quilts.


I finished quilting one quilt but it is not bound or labeled yet.


6. Work on the August
 Globetrotting block sponsored by Pat Sloan.




7.  Work on the August Aurifil quilt-along block.




8.  Work on the August
Tell It to the Stars quilt-along block sponsored by Judy Laquidara. 



Setting triangles


9.  Work on the August block for
Wishes Quilt-Along sponsored by the 
Fat Quarter Shop.




10.  Complete quilting the quilt currently loaded on Annie:  Tumelo Trail and any other quilts currently on my Git-R-Done List.


I finished quilting Tumelo Trail, The Land Before Time and a Quilts for Kids quilt.



11.  Bind and label any quilts that I finish quilting on Annie.

No quilts bound this month.

12.  Complete my teal batik Kwik Krazy Quilt top.

I have renamed this quilt "Sea Glass."



13.  Continue to work on three Advent calendars for my three children.



A little progress has been made but they are still not done.


14.  Complete my Skill Builder Quilt top.

No progress.



15.  Work on the last Sugar Block Club block and put the quilt top together.


This is the last block but the quilt top is not complete.


16.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Heartstrings.

No progress.



17.  Work on a few Lucky Stars paper-pieced blocks by Elizabeth Dackson.

No progress.


18.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Basketcase by Cluck Cluck Sew.

No progress.


19.  Work on a few blocks for my
 Black and White sampler.

No progress.



20.  Make a Crazy Quilt using Shar Jorgenson templates by Omnigrid.

No progress.



21.  Work on a quilt called Fit for a Hero, a quilt by Judy Laquidara.

No progress.



22.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Grandma Mary's  9-Patch.

No progress.


23.  Work on some of the blocks for the 
Country Threads Sampler.

No progress.



24.  Work on a quilt called Candy Striper by Anita Grossman Solomon.


No progress.




25.  Work on a few blocks for Julie Herman's 

No progress.



26.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Uncle Sam's Quilt.


No progress.



27.  Work on a few Dear Jane triangles.


No progress.




28.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

*Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Large Print
Civil War Tribute
*James River Blues
Daisy Dazzle

I did a little work on James River Blues and I completed the Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Large Print quilt top.




Prepare a few more Brody Projects.

No new Brody Projects prepared.




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

I attended the workshop and turned in three quilts:





30. Attend my family reunion.

We all had a wonderful time at the reunion.



Here is Ryder with my son, Uncle JT.



September 2014


1.  Spend quality time with my favorite grandsons.  

2.  Start to gather fabric for a commission quilt.

3.  Continue to work on three Advent calendars for my three children.

4.  Complete my Skill Builder Quilt top.

5.  Complete my Sugar Block Club quilt top.

6.  Work on the "Delightful Stars Quilt-Along"
 sponsored by The Quilting Gallery.

7.  Work on seven  LeMoyne Star blocks for the McCall's Make It Your Way quilt-along.

8.  Complete piecing, quilting , binding and labeling two Quilts for Kids quilts.

9. Work on the September Globetrotting 
block sponsored by Pat Sloan.

10.  Work on the September Aurifil quilt-along block.

11.  Work on the September
Tell It to the Stars quilt-along block sponsored by Judy Laquidara. 

12.  Work on the September
Wishes Quilt-Along block sponsored by the 
Fat Quarter Shop.

13.  Complete quilting the  four quilts currently loaded on Annie:  Baby Samplers and any other quilts currently on my Git-R-Done List.


14.  Bind and label Tumelo Trail, The Land Before Time and Quilts for Kids Sampler that I recently finished quilting on Annie.


15.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Heartstrings.

16.  Work on a few Lucky Stars paper-pieced blocks by Elizabeth Dackson.

17.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Basketcase by Cluck Cluck Sew.

18.  Work on a few blocks for my
 Black and White sampler.
19.  Make a Crazy Quilt using Shar Jorgenson templates by Omnigrid.

20.  Work on a quilt called Fit for a Hero, a quilt by Judy Laquidara.

21.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Grandma Mary's  9-Patch.

22.  Work on some of the blocks for the 
Country Threads Sampler.

23.  Work on a quilt called Candy Striper by Anita Grossman Solomon.


24.  Work on a few blocks for Julie Herman's 
Toes in the Sand quilt.

25.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Uncle Sam's Quilt.

26.  Work on a few Dear Jane triangles.


27.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Civil War Tribute
James River Blues
Daisy Dazzle

Prepare a few more Brody Projects.

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

29.  Attend Saturday Sampler workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.

30.  Attend the PA National Quilt Extravaganza in Oaks, PA.


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

Sharyn