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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, November 3, 2014

Make-A-List Monday -- November

October was a busy, busy month.  We celebrated two family birthdays and Halloween.  

I was able to make a baby quilt for my friend, Kristen's new baby.







I also finished a quilt top that I started in Hershey at Quilt Odyssey two summers ago.



Flower Power




October 2014
(in review)


1.  Spend quality time with my favorite grandsons.  

We had lots of fun adventures during October.  Here are pictures to enjoy:



Ryder in his pumpkin patch.


Ryder in our backyard tree.


My darling Logan.  Soon after this picture was taken we lost the pumpkin hat I had made for Ryder a few years ago so I decided to crochet another hat for Logan:



Ryder on a discovery walk.


Happy Logan!


Another happy boy eating "cream."


Lots of fresh air makes little boys VERY hungry!


2.  Start to gather fabric for a commission quilt.




The fabric has been purchased.  Now to pre-wash everything!



3.  Work on a Christmas Stocking for little Logan.

My embroidery machine, Emmy, is still not fixed.  

I'm not sure if I will have time to finish Logan's stocking this year.  :(


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.


Here are four of the seven.


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



I was only able to finish one quilt this month for Quilts for Kids.

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



This quilt top is now complete.

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.

I finished quilting eight quilts this month.




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


Quilted and bound!


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



Quilt top is done.  I'm sorry it is sooo wrinkly!


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.



This is one of the thirty blocks I finished.


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

No progress.



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

No progress.



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

No progress.



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

No progress.


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

No progress.



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


No progress.



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

No progress.



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


No progress.



24.  Work on a few Dear Jane triangles.


No progress.



25.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Civil War Tribute
*James River Blues
Daisy Dazzle

I only worked on James River Blues.

Prepare a few more Brody Projects.

I added Glory Box Table Runner and
Cool Breeze.


26.  Celebrate my DDIL's 30th birthday.






Happy Birthday, Heather!



27.  Celebrate my birthday.




video

Thanks Ryder and Heather!

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

I was unable to attend the workshop because I was spending time with my dear little grandsons.



29.  Attend Saturday Sampler workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.




30.  Celebrate Halloween.



Making Witch's Brew


YUM!!! 



November 2014


1.  Spend quality time with my wonderful grandsons.  

2.  Prepare fabric for a commission quilt called Garden Stroll.

3.  Get Emmy repaired so that I can start working on a Christmas Stocking for little Logan.

4.  Prepare blocks for a memory quilt.

5.  Make another baby quilt for a baby shower I will attend later in the month.

6.  Work on  a quilt for a little baby named Wyatt.

7.  Prepare backings for Delightful Stars, Globetrotting, Flower Power and Heartstrings.


8.  Work on four Friendship Corner blocks for the McCall's Make It Your Way quilt-along.

9.  Complete piecing, quilting , binding and labeling one Quilts for Kids quilt.

10. Gather fabric and begin working on Bonnie Hunter's next mystery quilt: Grand Illusion!




11.  Work on the November Aurifil quilt-along block.

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

13.  Work on the November
Wishes Quilt-Along block sponsored by the 
Fat Quarter Shop.

14.  Complete quilting the quilt currently loaded on Annie:  , Lazy Sunday and any other quilts currently on my Git-R-Done List.


15.  Bind and label 6 table runners and any other quilts I complete this month.


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

17.  Work on a few blocks for my Black & White Sampler.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

25.  Work on a few Dear Jane triangles.


26.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Civil War Tribute
James River Blues
Daisy Dazzle

Glory Box Table Runner
Cool Breeze


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

28.  Attend Saturday Sampler workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.

29.  Celebrate Thanksgiving with my family.

30.  Start baking Christmas cookies.




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

Sharyn

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