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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, June 3, 2013

Make-A-List Monday

It's been two weeks since I've posted to my blog.  I very sadly lost a dear member of my family on May 25th.  My heart and my mind have been torn in so many different directions.

 My Dear Father was 81 years old when he was called home to our Lord.  Although he will be greatly missed I know that I now have one more angel to watch over me.  I <3 You Daddy!

Among all the sadness that I have experienced, there have also been some good things that have happened.

I have not been able to quilt much lately but I have been able to spend a lot of quality time with my sweet Ryder.  He will celebrate his first birthday in a little over a week.  WOW!  His first year went so quickly.

My DH got me my second Featherweight sewing machine.

Here she is set up on the patio for a day of sewing on "Going Buggy."  She was "born" on April 10th 1940.  She doesn't have a name yet.
I am open to suggestions.

My friends Heather and Danny gave birth to their first child,
 Conor, on May 22nd.

Such a CUTIE!!!

Now, let's see how I did on my list from two weeks ago:

The Week of May 20, 2013
(in review)

1.  Spend Three Days with my DGS Ryder.


2.  Attend Strip Club at The Village Quilter in Mt. Holly, NJ.

I was able to get to Strip Club.  Here is the quilt we will make this month.

3.  Attach the recently completed 126 hexies to the center medallion.

721 Hexies

I've decided to take a little break from hexies.  I need to devote my handwork time to getting some bindings done.

4.  Continue to work on Roll Roll Cotton Boll part 6.

I was able to finish part 6.

5.  Prepare "All Hand Dyes Go Together" for quilting.

All Hand Dyes Go Together has been added to the Git-R-Done list.

6.  Work on a few Dear Jane blocks.

Not Done

7.  Work on a few blocks for my Just Takes 2 quilt.

Not Done

8.  Make the next two blocks for my Pieceful Nights Quilt Along sponsored by Jo's Country Junction.

I just got these blocks done yesterday.

9.   Start to assemble the blocks from the Building Blocks BOM from The Village Quilter, that I finished in February.

Not Done

10.    Complete the most recent Byrne $5 quilt block.

Not Done.  I was unable to attend the Byrne $5 quilt block class because of my trip to Florida a few weeks ago.  The next class is later this month so hopefully I will attend class then.

The Week of June 3, 2013

1.  Work on hand finishing the bindings on some of the many quilts that are piled in my living room.

2.  Complete the first PQW Saturday Sampler block and attend the class this weekend.  

3.  Continue to work on the following Brody Projects.

Going Buggy
Hopscotch in Neutrals
Blue Dresden Plate Quilt
Roll Roll Cotton Boll
Lazy Sunday

4.  Prepare the backing for the Heather Spence Spring Mystery Quilt to Benefit Cancer Patients.

5.  Bind the Pirate Tumbler Quilt that I just finished quilting on my longarm quilting machine, Annie.

6.  Bind the Heather Spence Fall Mystery Quilt to Benefit Cancer Patients that I just finished quilting on Annie.

7.  Piece a batting for the 2012 NJ Shop Hop Quilt currently loaded on Annie.

8.  Put the finishing touches on a special shirt I am making for Ryder to wear to his first birthday party.

9.  Work on the next block for the Pieceful Nights Quilt Along sponsored by Jo Kramer of Jo's Country Junction.

10.  Gather fabric and complete the first step of
 Christa's String of Pearls Quilt Along 

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



  1. oh how I love your new machine.. One day I keep telling myself I am gonna own one too. it is gorgeous. Enjoy it .

  2. So sorry to know you have lost someone so special.
    Am in awe at your hexis! Sheer delight in hexi formation there!!

  3. Sending my sympathies on your loss. No matter how old parents grow, we still need them! I love your new Featherweight, and I just inherited one this week. I still have to clean her up. She was sitting in my mom's garage for many years, and my mom thought it was a typewriter. lol For your new sweetie's name, I would suggest a 40's era name like Dorothy. :)