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New Jersey, United States
I am the wife of a wonderful husband and the mom of three super adult kids and their spouses. I also proudly have three adorable grandsons. I happily taught preschool for 25 years. When I'm not with my grandsons I spend much of my time indulging in my "Quilty Pleasures."

Monday, October 29, 2018

Make-A-List Monday - October 2018

As October comes to an end, it is time for another Make-A-List Monday.  

I have been so lucky (?) to see lots of wildlife on my daily walks.


A fuzzy caterpillar...


























A white squirrel...







This sign of wildlife was not seen on my daily walk, but rather in my backyard.



So sweet to see a mama raccoon and her little one :)

We celebrated my DDIL Heather's birthday this month... 

with a yummy hibachi dinner.

We celebrated my birthday as well...
This is a picture of me with my sweet daughter, Shea.

Kyle, Heather and the boys sent me this beautiful fall arrangement...


My son, JT, and his wife, Kaela, were very busy this month and were unable to get home.
Here they are at a wedding in upstate New York.

JT had a work function at the Philadelphia Zoo.  Unfortunately Mother Nature had other ideas...

We received my daughter's wedding pictures.  I am still planning on doing a wedding post, but until then here is a sneak peek at one of the pictures of the handsome couple.

Now on to my list...

October 2018
(in review)

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




2.  Attend PQW Saturday Sampler class and complete block.




3.  Leader/Ender Projects -

     
Bonnie Hunter's 2017 Mystery Quilt :
On Ringo Lake 

and
  Bonnie Hunter's 2016 Mystery Quilt: 
En Provence  

Here are the final blocks for En Provence.  




Next step - sashing strips.


4.  Make some fun projects with my Cricut.


We are going to Disney in November.  I made eleven matching shirts for our family trip.  Here is my grandson, Jace, modeling his shirt.





5.  Just Takes 2





6.  A few blocks from Amy Gibson's
The Quilt Block Cookbook 




7.  The 182 Day Solstice Challenge 
by Pat Sloan



8.  Dancing Stars



9.  The Patchwork Quilt Along by
 The Fat Quarter Shop



10.  The Blazing Star - the Craftsy 2017 Block of the Month

This quilt top is complete.  Thank God!  I can't say it was one of my favorites.  I ran into problems all along the journey to completing this top.  It measures 99" x 99" - which is why I photographed it outside on my lawn.


11.  Julie Herman's Toes in the Sand quilt

Toes in the Sand is also a completed top and ready to be quilted.




No progress on the following Green highlighted projects...

12.  Work on some blocks from Bonnie Hunter's quilt Garden Party, started in Hershey July 2018.

13.  Folk Stitches

14.  Basketweave from Quilted Living

15.  The not so True History of America Block of the Month by Texas Quiltworks

16.  PQW 2014-15 Saturday Sampler

17.  Quilt Square Quilt Along

18.  Zippy Strippy Bags

19.  Striped Table Runner

20.  Mini Mosaic Quilt

21.  Double Twisted Wreath Fall/Christmas

22.  Christmas Wall Hanging

23.  Fall Quilt Panels

24.  Chock Full O' Charms

25.  Black Pouch

26.  Folded Placemat

27.  Kuddle Kwilts

28.  Crazy Eights



November 2018

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

2.  Attend PQW Saturday Sampler class and complete blocks.


3.  Leader/Ender Projects -

     
Bonnie Hunter's 2017 Mystery Quilt :
On Ringo Lake 

and
  Bonnie Hunter's 2016 Mystery Quilt: 
En Provence  

4.  Make some fun projects with my Cricut.


5.  Start thinking about a pattern for Jace's big boy bed quilt.


6.  Just Takes 2



7.  A few blocks from Amy Gibson's
The Quilt Block Cookbook 

8.  The 182 Day Solstice Challenge 
by Pat Sloan

9.  Dancing Stars

10.  The Patchwork Quilt Along by
 The Fat Quarter Shop



11.  Work on some blocks from Bonnie Hunter's quilt Garden Party, started in Hershey July 2018.

12.  Folk Stitches

13.  Basketweave from Quilted Living

14.  The not so True History of America Block of the Month by Texas Quiltworks

15.  PQW 2014-15 Saturday Sampler

16.  Quilt Square Quilt Along

17.  Zippy Strippy Bags

18.  Striped Table Runner

19.  Mini Mosaic Quilt

20.  Double Twisted Wreath Fall/Christmas

21.  Christmas Wall Hanging

22.  Fall Quilt Panels

23.  Chock Full O' Charms

24.  Black Pouch

25.  Folded Placemat

26.  Kuddle Kwilts

27.  Crazy Eights

28.  Vacation Watermelon Quilt

Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching

Sharyn

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Awesome Adventures with Ryder, Logan, & Jace September 2018

Awesome Adventures with 
Ryder, Logan, & Jace
September 2018


Summer vacation has come to an end for my husband, so his time with the boys is much less now.

They all love spending this extra time with their Grandad, and they develop such strong bonds during the lazy days of summer.  



Little Jace (19 months) developed an extra special bond with Grandad so he was really confused when he saw me, and Grandad was not with me.  

GRANDAD!!!

I guess Mimi is not a good enough substitute for Grandad.  :(

Ryder and I are working our way through the first Harry Potter book -
 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.  

When we finish we will watch the movie.  We both can't wait!!!


We were able to get a few more days of swimming in before the pool was closed for the season.  



We got a head start on fall by doing an autumn inspired craft.




Ryder and Logan were being silly when they joined Jace in his crib after his nap.

A quick trip to the beach made summer seem to last just a little longer.



Then it was BACK TO SCHOOL for the two oldest boys.
They enjoyed a Mr. Ray concert at Logan's "Welcome to School" day.

Ryder made an "All About Me" poster to take to his school on the first day.

Both boys made Back to School signs:




And then it was time to go to school...


Waiting for the bus...

School just started and then...a day off.  So what do little boys do?  
How about the Aquarium?





















Jace has to find stuff to do when his big brothers are in school so...






















"YAY!  Ryder is home from school!!!


If it is fall it must be soccer season.






A neighborhood birthday party had Ryder and Logan dressing up like Super Heroes...

We continued our "Walks with Logan and Jace," but now they are only on Mondays because of school.


Tree climbing is always FUN!

A little apple volcano to pass the time.

MMMMMMmmmmm...Broccoli Cheese Soup!

Grandad managed to find time to take the boys to his school gym for a little exercise.

















A sleepover had us playing at the playground...





















and doing crafts.


Jace loves the Trick or Treat bag I made for him to match his big brothers.

Sweet Logan singing one of his favorite songs:

And wondering what treasures can be found down in the yard drain.

My time with the boys is precious.  The days can seem long at times, but the years are flying by.  Please stay little for a while longer!


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

Sharyn