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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, December 8, 2014

December Make-A-List Monday

November 2014
(in review)


1.  Spend quality time with my wonderful grandsons.  

Lots of time was spent with my darling grandsons.  Here are a few pictures:



Our day at the Philadelphia Zoo

Ryder helping with the yard work

Logan just being cute

Ryder giving his trike a good cleaning

What big EYES you have, Logan

Ryder acting like a monkey with Miss Holly

Logan swimming in the ballpit

LOVE this little face

Almost ready to crawl

Who said turkeys can't fly?

A perfect fall day with my two little munchkins



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


These are the fabrics I have chosen to use for this quilt

Everything is cut and ready to sew.

Here are a few sample blocks


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

I was able to get Emmy repaired just in time to make Logan's Christmas stocking.






















Now both of my little boys have Christmas stockings made by their Mimi.



4.  Prepare blocks for a memory quilt.

This is a top secret project for a blog reader so I can't say any more.



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




The shower was held in a lovely restaurant in Philadelphia.  The beautiful mommy-to-be received such great gifts. 











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


No Progress.




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

I was able to prepare backings for the first three of these four quilts.



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

No Progress.



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

No Progress.



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


Bonnie released the fabric requirements for her 2014 mystery quilt in October.  She based her choises on the colors the saw when teaching a class at the GRAND HOTEL on Mackinac Island, Michigan.

I decided to use Bonnie's colors as a guide but I tweeked them a little.

Bonnie's Colors          Pink
                                  Aqua
                                   Green
                                   Black
                                        Neutrals
                                     Yellow

My Colors                   Red
                                  Blue
                                               Poison Green
                                      Brown
                                         Neutrals
                                    Gold
 

Clue #1 - four of one hundred Broken Dishes blocks

Clue #2 - Two of  one hundred Double Diamond units
The next clue will be released on
 Friday, December 12, 2014.

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

No Progress.




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

No progress.




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

No progress.




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

I have not been down to play with Annie in over a month.  I really need to make time for this after the Christmas holiday.





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

No progress.



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


Basketcase quilt top is complete.
 Now to find a backing....



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

No progress.




18.  Make a Crazy Quilt 

using Shar Jorgenson templates by Omnigrid.

No progress.




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

No progress.




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

No progress.





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

No progress.





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

No progress.






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

No progress.





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

No progress.





25.  Work on a few Dear Jane triangles.


No progress.


26.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Civil War Tribute
*James River Blues
Daisy Dazzle

Glory Box Table Runner
Cool Breeze

I was only able to do a little work on 
James River Blues.


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

Our workshop was well attended this month.  Our fearless leader, Debbie, brought us a lot of batiks from Quilts for Kids headquarters.  I opted out of working with them and instead I chose to frame some fabric pictures I had recently cut from some headers.


28.  Attend Saturday Sampler workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.


Our most recent block.


29.  Celebrate Thanksgiving with my family.


It was wonderful to spend some quality time with my beloved family.


30.  Start baking Christmas cookies.

I've baked sugar cookies, chocolate snaps, chocolate chip cookies, ginger snaps, snickerdoodles and oatmeal raisin cookies.  Recipes for all these cookies can be found in the Foodie Friday folder on the right side of my blog.



December 2014


1.  Spend quality time with my wonderful grandsons.  

2.  Continue to work on my commission quilt called Garden Stroll.

3.  Make a Super Kid Cape for a little boy I know.

4.  Prepare more blocks for a memory quilt.

5.  Make another baby quilt for a baby shower I will attend in January.

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

7.  Prepare backings for Heartstrings and Basketweave.

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

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

10. Work on some more clues for Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt:  Grand Illusion!


11.  Work on the November and December Aurifil quilt-along blocks.

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

13.  Work on the November and December
Wishes Quilt-Along blocks 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 a few blocks for my Black & 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
Glory Box Table Runner
Cool Breeze

26.  Attend Saturday Sampler workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.

27.  Celebrate Christmas with my family.


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

Sharyn




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 I completed.


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