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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 19, 2012

Make-A-List Monday

Make-A-List Monday

The Week of November 12, 2012
(in review)

1.  Pick up my "new-to-me" featherweight from the sewing machine spa.

My pretty little Singer Featherweight came home shiny clean and purring like a kitten.  I've been searching for the perfect name for her and at last it came to me.  I will name her Bonnie, after Bonnie Hunter, Quilter Extraordinaire.

2.  Finish quilting the quilt that is currently on Annie.  

I finished this quilt but I can not post a picture because it is a Christmas present. 

3.  Prepare the backing for my Heather Spence mystery quilt.

I pieced a backing from the leftover top fabric plus a little extra.  It is now ready to join my ever growing stack of quilt tops waiting to be quilted.

4.  Start working on my Christmas Hexagon quilt.

This is the center of my quilt.  I've been trying to find a way to stay motivated on this project as it gets further along.  My goal is to add 5 hexies a day or 35 a week.  At that rate I should be able to finish piecing the top by July 2015. (There are almost 5000 pieces after all!) I did 37 last week so I am ahead of the game.  HAHA!

I know my quilt will not be as spectacular as Bonnie Hunter's of Quiltville.com
but I am so grateful for her inspiration.

5.  Make the Christmas napkins that I didn't get to last week.

The napkins are done and waiting for the big day.

6.  Ryder Time!  

I thought I was going to spend two days with my sweet Ryder but his grandpa took one of them. He had a blast.  He is still trying to decide on a name for Ryder to call him.  Since my husband has been a coach for the past 35 years I thought "Coach" would be a cute name.  His other grandfather wants to be called Grandpa so I thought it would be good to have a different name.  

7.  Start baking Christmas cookies.  

This week I made oatmeal raisin cookies...

and ginger snaps...


I plan on doing a blog post later this week with the recipes for these cookies.

8.  Make my November block for the Quilt Square Quilt Along sponsored by Jo Kramer of Jo's Country Junction.  

9.  Plan the quilt I will make for Quilts for Kids in December.

I didn't get to plan the Quilt for Kids quilt for December yet.

10.  Make the December blocks for PQW Saturday Sampler. 

I didn't get to do these blocks either.

11.  Work on a few blocks from the Just Takes 2 quilt project.  

Nope.  Didn't get this done either.

12.  Catch up on the blocks I am doing for The Village Quilter Building Blocks Block of the Month program.

Here are pictures of all 9 blocks I have completed so far.  There are 12 altogether.  I used Bonnie to piece 6 of them this week.

I had only a so-so week getting to all the things on my list.  With Thanksgiving coming this week, and a full house expected, I probably won't get much done again.

The Week of November 19, 2012

1.  Plan the quilt I will work on in December for Quilts for Kids.

I don't think I can attend Q4K in December because I am scheduled for Ryder Time that day.  But I still want to work on a quilt.

2.  Make the December blocks for PQW Saturday Sampler.

3.  Continue to work on my Christmas Hexie Quilt. 

 I hope to get 35 more hexies done the week.

4.  Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies and Snickerdoodles.

5.  Celebrate Thanksgiving with my wonderful children and my in-laws. 

 My DMIL always cooks a scrumptious meal.  I can't wait!

6.  Attend Strip Club at The Village Quilter.

7.  Do all my Christmas decorating.  

8.  Finish the quilting on my 1930's Farmer's Wife quilt currently on Annie.

I'm doing a Baptist Fan pattern on this quilt.

9.  Start working on the new Bonnie Hunter mystery, Easy Street, which begins on Friday.  

Sooooo excited for the first clue which will be released the day after Thanksgiving.

I think I will stop there.  I don't want to over plan with the holiday later in the week.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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


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