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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, April 8, 2013

Make-A-List Monday

WOW, what a long week this was!!  Maybe it was because I was so busy.  I was able to get a lot done on my list but I still did not finish everything.  This week is also very busy.  

So much to do and so little time...   =:)

The Week of April 1, 2013

(in review)

1.  Work on Part 4 of Roll Roll Cotton Boll.

I was able to finish all of Part 4.  

This is a picture of just some of my units.

2.  Work on a few more blocks for a black and white sampler quilt I started a few years ago.  

I started this quilt project so long ago I forgot how pretty these blocks are.  

These are the blocks I finished this week.

Each block measures 12 1/2 " unfinished.

3.  Attach a label to my little baby boy quilt.

Here are some pictures of the quilt and decorative pillow that I made for my friend Heather's little baby boy:

Notice the helicopter theme.

4.  Work on the April block for the Byrne $5 quilt.

Block complete.

5.  Make a little progress on a UFO I started a while ago called 
"All Hand Dyes Go Together."

This is what the quilt will look like when it is done:

I've chosen to not use hand-dyed fabric.  I'm using my stash instead.

Here are 8 of my 18 finished blocks.  I need to make 100 all together.

I've finished all of the 9-patches and HST.  Now I just have to sew them all together.

6.  Work on the April Block for my paper-pieced heart Sampler.

I did not get to this project.

7.  Add 21 hexies to my hexie quilt.

616 Hexies

8.  Spend two days with Sir Ryder.

Can you hear me now??

9.  Watch the New York Mets play their opening day game and all other games they have scheduled this week.

The Mets had a great opening week.  They won both series against the Padres and the Marlins.

10.  Attend my Quilts for Kids workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.

I was able to get most of my top done.

11.  Attend the baby shower of my good friend and present her with the quilt I made for her soon-to-be-born baby boy.  

The shower was this weekend so I can finally share the Little Baby Boy quilt I have been working on for my friend Heather.  Heather and her husband Danny are expecting their first baby in May.  Danny is a helicopter pilot in the Coast Guard so the helicopter theme was quite evident at the shower.

Everyone brought a book to get the baby's library started.

There were presents galore!

The bartender was very friendly!

The food was delicious!!

My daughter Shea and her roommates Lauren and Maureen had a great time.

The expectant mommy, Heather (on the left) was happy, healthy and glowing!!

Here she is with her sister, Alison.

It was wonderful to get together with friends for such a happy occasion.

The Week of April 8, 2013

1.  Continue to work on the 100 blocks needed for the quilt "All Hand Dyes Go Together."  

2.  Piece a batting for the next quilt to be loaded on Annie.

3.  Bind the quilt I just finished quilting on Annie - Pennington Quilt Works Saturday Sampler Home Colorway.

4.  Add an inner and outer border to a BRODY Project called "Monticello" that can be found in this book:

5.  Prepare for a mystery quilt to benefit cancer patients sponsored by Heather Spence.

6.  Prepare a project called "Going Buggy"  a quilt designed by 
Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company

7.  Work on Part 5 of Roll Roll Cotton Boll.

8.  Add 21 Hexies to my Bonnie Hunter inspired Christmas Hexie Quilt.

9.  Spend two days with little Ryder.

10.  Start the 2013 NJ Shop Hop.

I only have a few days at home this week so I'm not sure what I will get done.  

Our puppy, Brody, will be one year old in a couple of weeks.  I like to spend as much time with him as possible during the days when I'm at home. 

 I try to prepare a few projects that can be worked on while we spend time together.  Number 6 on my list above, "Going Buggy" is one of those projects.  "Monticello" and two recently completed quilt tops called "Winter Retreat" and "Taylor's Timeless Quilt" were also

BRODY Projects.  These are usually projects that I've had for a while but have never completed.  I find this is a great way to finally work on these projects and play with my puppy at the same time.  

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


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