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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, July 6, 2015

Make-A-List Monday JUNE/JULY

Happy 239th Birthday, AMERICA!



Our 4th of July Dessert:


June
(in review)

1.  Spend quality time with my wonderful grandsons.  

Ryder and I had fun making play dough.



Logan learning to use a spoon...ha ha!


A sleepover at Mimi and Granddad's house... 

Fun at the playground...


A trip to Dairy Queen... 


Washing play food... 


Quite a block tower, Ryder!


Birthday trip to Sesame Place...

Music class...

Our pumpkins are blossoming...


Ryder and Logan love the petting zoo... 

And swimming in the backyard pool...

Music class is fun!

Don't even think about taking my milk!

We love Merrill Park.




The water table is a lot of fun!



Aunt Shea went on a picnic with us.


Hiking on Brookside Nature Trail...



Discovering new playgrounds... 

Spray Park Fun!!!


Ryder and Logan LOVE to swing!



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

Lots of quilts completed this month.  This is just one of them.


3.  Attend Saturday Sampler workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.



4.  Attend The Village Quilter June Strip Club.

This is the quilt we will make this month:


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




Playing with his birthday Legos...


6.  Celebrate Father's Day.

Don and his dad.


7. Attend my friend Melissa's bridal shower.

The bridesmaids...

My daughter, Shea, and her best friend since Kindergarten with their moms.


8.  Celebrate my 34th Wedding Anniversary.


At Lambertville Station

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





10.  Finish Katie and Brian's Memory quilt.

This quilt is done but Brian and Katie are in Disney World with little Kara so I cannot post pictures until they get back and receive the quilt.

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

This quilt is done but I am still working on the binding.  Hopefully pictures next month.

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







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

Making progress but not finished yet.  I decided to add a pieced border so this will take a little longer to complete.

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

I finished four quilts this month.


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




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







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

I was only able to finish the March and April blocks...



18.  May & June blocks for the Friendship Star Sisters 2015 Block of the Month.

I went to the "Friendship Star Sisters" blog to get my May and June blocks only to find that the blog had been removed.  While investigating this oddity I discovered that the "Friendship Star Sisters" had stolen another blog's 2013 Block of the Month and were claiming it as their own. Luckily I was able to find Quilt Doodle Designs, the original designers of the BOM that I had started. 




 I was able to get the rest of the block patterns.  Here are the May and June blocks:





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

Making progress on this quilt but not complete yet.

20.  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.

I finished quilting a lot of tops this month.


No progress on any of the following green highlighted projects.

21.  Bind/label 5 table runners, Mexican Cross, Watermelon Mania, Aiming 4 Accuracy/Surf & Sun, Garden Patch, Heather Spence Fall Mystery Quilt/Mum's the Word, Slice Twice Isn't It Nice, Jungle Fever, An Oldie But Goodie, Celtic Solstice, and other quilts I complete this month.

22.  Black & White Sampler blocks

23.  Crazy Quilt using Shar Jorgenson templates by Omnigrid.

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

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

26.  Country Threads Sampler blocks.

27.  Candy Striper by Anita Grossman Solomon.

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

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

30.  Dear Jane triangles.

31.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

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


July


1.  Spend quality time with my special grandsons.  

2.  Piece, quilt, bind and label at least one "Quilts for Kids" quilt.  Attend the Quilts for Kids workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.

3.  Attend Saturday Sampler workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.

4.  Celebrate Shea and Don's birthdays.

5.  Attend Quilt Odyssey in Hershey, PA with my family.

6.  Attend July Strip Club at The Village Quilter.

7.  Present Katie and Brian's Memory quilt for baby Kara.

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

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

10.  Bind/label:  5 table runners, Mexican Cross, Watermelon Mania, Aiming 4 Accuracy/Surf & Sun, Garden Patch, Heather Spence Fall Mystery Quilt/Mum's the Word, Slice Twice Isn't It Nice, Jungle Fever, An Oldie But Goodie, Celtic Solstice and Follow Your Heart.


11.  Heather Spence Designs spring mystery quilt - Double Cross - to benefit cancer patients.

12.  Make a Frozen pillowcase for little Ryder.

13.  July block for Pat Sloan's 2015 Mystery Quilt:  Vacation Time.

14. July block for Calypso Kaleidoscope by Quilt Addicts Anonymous.

15.  May, June and July blocks for the Arcadia Avenue Quilt Along sponsored by Sassafras Lane Designs.

16.  July block for the Quilt Doodle Designs 2013 Block of the Month.

17.  Complete the final steps for Quiltmaker Magazine 2015 New Year's Mystery: Auld Lang Stitches.

18.  Complete quilting the top currently loaded on Annie and any others on my Git-R-Done list.

19.  Black & White Sampler blocks

20.  Crazy Quilt using Shar Jorgenson templates by Omnigrid.

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

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

23.  Country Threads Sampler blocks.

24.  Candy Striper by Anita Grossman Solomon.

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

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

27.  Dear Jane triangles.

28.  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