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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."

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Show & Tell Tuesday (A Bunch of Baby/Kid Quilts)

I have 16 quilts to share today.  These are quilts I have made as potential gifts for either my future grandchildren (wishful thinking) or children of friends.  I will not elaborate about each one, but  simply post pictures and quilt names.  

ENJOY!

Under the Sea



Simply Charming


Baby Einstein - Black


Alphabet Animals




Sugar & Spice/Snips & Snails - Green




Sugar & Spice/Snips & Snails - Blue


ZigZag




Little Girl Rag Quilt




Bugs Bugs Bugs




Cloud Nine




Baby Einstein - White



To the Nines




Indigo Blue




Charming Charlie


Flower Girl





Suspender Sam & Sunbonnet Sue





I hope you enjoyed seeing these baby/child quilts as much as I did making them.


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

Sharyn

Monday, May 2, 2016

Make-A-List Monday April/May

Happy Birthday to our sweet grandson!!!



Who was it who once said..."Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans"?


It was John Lennon, I think, in his song

Beautiful Boy.

In my case, I think life is what happened to me and I forgot to make other plans...haha.


I haven't written a blog post in two months.  I have been very busy with quilting, grandchildren and life in general; so let me get to my list to see some of the things I have been doing.


March/April
(in review)

1.  Spend quality time with my special grandsons 

Playing in the sandbox



Looking at the animals at the park





Meeting Mickey Mouse


Playing in the fort


Logan loves the sand


Ryder likes to ride the car at Kidz Village


Logan grocery shopping at Kidz Village


Logan loves the ball pit at My Gym


Love these two so much!


Who are these masked men?


Logan loves to play outside




Reading a magazine at the library


Merril Park




Meeting Chuck


Ryder's First Day of Pre-K




Catch that bubble, Logan!


More sandbox fun...inside this time.


Great day for a picnic




Daddy reads the best stories



Logan loves Frozen and Grandad reads it so well.


A sleepover at Mimi and Grandad's house...climbing a tree.


Ryder planting a garden with Mommy


Logan learning to play baseball from the best coach I know!


We had fun at the local community park









But Logan had trouble falling asleep at home that night...not sure why.  Maybe he just missed his mommy and daddy and was so happy to see them.




Ryder had fun playing Santa at his sleepover.

Ready Spaghetti!

Hands on your head!!

Making homemade Lightsabers


Ryder loves the Transformers with which his daddy used to play.



Yum...Chocolate Chip Pancakes!

I think we wore our little guy out :)



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




As of April 2016 our QFK chapter has donated over 1000 quilts to needy/ill children.
Time for a PARTY!

3.  Attend Saturday Sampler at PQW.







4.  Celebrate Kyle and JT's birthdays











YUM!

5.  Make Mickey Mouse t-shirts for the boys to wear in Disney World.









6.  Attend the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey and the Lancaster Quilt Shows.


Some of my favorite quilts from the shows:














7.  Work on JT and Kaela's wedding quilt.
Kaela decided she wanted a neutral quilt so I had to put my thinking cap on.  I needed to find a quilt pattern that would showcase neutral shades of white and beige.

I decided to design my own pattern.


Here are the neutral fabrics I chose.




Here is the quilt being quilted







I had to put it on a bed to see how it would look.









 I presented the quilt to the Bride-to-be at her small, intimate bridal shower.


















It was a small gathering of immediate family and a few close friends of the bride.  I'm so happy that Kaela loves her new wedding quilt.

8.  Attend my friend's Bridal Shower.

Kristina had plenty of help opening her gifts.


9.  Begin gathering fabric and choose a pattern for my Dear Friends, Maureen and Tyler's wedding quilt.


This is all I can share just yet.
Stayed tuned!

10.  Make Easter Pillowcases for Ryder & Logan


Next up...Birthday and Memorial Day pillowcases.


11.  Celebrate Easter with my family















12.  Finish the quilt top for the
Quilt Doodle Designs 2013 Block of the Month


13.  Julie Herman's Toes in the Sand quilt

14.  Celebrate Logan's second birthday.

I made a t-shirt for Logan's Paw Patrol themed birthday.









Kyle and Heather hosted a small, family birthday party for sweet Logan...



Happy Birthday to You!!


15.  PQW 2013-14 Saturday Sampler - Cutting Corners
Renamed - Autumn Trellis


16.  Just Takes 2

Second section complete!

No progress on the following Green highlighted projects:


17.  Quilt Square Quilt Along

18.  Crumb Quilt

19.  Zippy Strippy Bags

20.  PQW 2014-15 Saturday Sampler  

21.  Work on the following 

BRODY/RYDER/LOGAN Projects:

Civil War Tribute
Another block complete

Radio Way - Basic Gray
No progress

Serene Strips - Summer 

Iced Tea
No progress




May

1.  Spend quality time with my awesome grandsons 

2.  Piece, quilt, bind and label at least one "Quilts for Kids" quilt.  Attend the Quilts for Kids workshop at Pennington Quilt Works
Attend our 1000 Quilt Party

3.  Attend Saturday Sampler at PQW.

4.  Celebrate Mother's Day with a BBQ at our house.


5.  Celebrate Kyle & Heather's anniversary and my DMIL & DFIL's anniversary

6.  Celebrate Memorial Day


7.  Continue to work on Maureen and Tyler's wedding quilt


8.  Make Birthday and Patriotic Pillowcases for Ryder & Logan

9.  Begin working on 'Round the Stars quilt made from my Dear Jane scarps

10.  Begin working on a Basketweave quilt from the book New Ways with Jelly Rolls.


11.  Julie Herman's Toes in the Sand quilt

12.  Quilt Square Quilt Along

13.  Crumb Quilt

14.  Zippy Strippy Bags

15.  PQW 2014-15 Saturday Sampler  

16.  Baby Quilt - A Quilt for Chase


17.  Striped Table Runner


18.  Dancing Stars


19.  October 2014 Strip Club


20.  Work on the following 

BRODY/RYDER/LOGAN Projects:

Civil War Tribute
Radio Way - Basic Gray
Iced Tea
Checkmate
Snacktime
I Spy Treasure

Until Next Time...Happy Stitching!!!

Sharyn