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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, September 9, 2013

Make-A-List Monday

The Week of September 2, 2013
(in review)

This was a great week.  My day with Ryder turned into a sleepover.  Then we were able to spend Saturday evening with him as well.  He is growing so much and he is developing quite a personality.  He is adventurous and confident.  He loves music and cuddle time.  He loves when I read to him and he loves our beagle puppy, Brody.



He loves to help his granddad mow the grass.  Don't worry, the lawnmower was not on...haha.

Now, on to my list......

1.  Continue to work on the Dinosaur Cuddle Quilt that I started last week.



This was such a fun quilt to design.  I thought it would be so easy when I first pictured it in my mind.  But as I started working on it I discovered it to be a tricky undertaking.  I'm happy with how it turned out.  It has been added to my Git-R-Done list.

2.   Work on the September paper-pieced heart sampler block.



The September block is a house at night time...so cute!

3.  Work on Lesson 11 for the Aiming for Accuracy Quilt-Along sponsored by The Quilting Gallery.


This quilt is coming along so nicely.  I've loved participating in this quilt-along.  Michele Foster of The Quilting Gallery has done a phenomenal job with designing this quilt and writing the directions.  Thanks Michele! 

4.  Get LOTS of practice on my new treadle machine, Tess.

I've had lots of fun playing with Tess.  I have definitely underestimated the difficulty of treadling.  Because modern day needles are different then needles from 1922, I have been having a little trouble getting the needle positioned just right.  With my Red Eye machine the flat side of the needle has to be to the right.  That is the easy part.  It gets more difficult determining the position of the needle in the needle shaft.  

The first hurdle was coordinating my feet so that the wheel moves in a forward direction and not backwards.  I was able to master this technique fairly quickly.

The second  hurdle was bringing the bobbin thread up.  With some finagling of the needle I was able to get over that hurdle.

The third hurdle was making some stitches.  This is one time when needle position is extremely important.  I've made some stitches but not consistently.  There are some issues with the tension of the stitches I've been able to make.  I've adjusted the top tension without success.  My next step will be to adjust the bobbin tension.  I've done this on my long-arm, Annie, but never on any other machine.  

I have a VERY busy week so I'm not sure if I will be able to play with Tess much this week.  The tension adjustment might have to wait until next week.  

5.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Lazy Sunday
Blue Dresden Plate Quilt
*Log Cabin Christmas Quilt
Six Little Charmer II Table Runners
*Christmas Charm Tree Skirt
*Crazy Eight
*Four Baby Sampler Quilts

I've worked on four of my BRODY projects this week.  I was able to finish two of them.  



Crazy Eight


Baby Sampler Quilt

I had enough 4" blocks to make four baby quilts.  The four quilts are very similar.  They are all the same setting but with different blocks and different borders.

I prepared more BRODY Projects to take the place of the projects that are complete or almost complete.



6.  Spend a day with sweet little Ryder.



He loves playing with the play dough I made for him.



Wanna' play Hide & Go Seek?

7.  Continue to work on the quilt currently loaded on Annie...the PQW 2011 Saturday Sampler, Stella colorway,

I finished the PQW 2011 Saturday Sampler, Stella Colorway.  Now to add a binding and label.  

8.  Add some more hexies to my Bonnie Hunter inspired
 Christmas Hexie Quilt.

No progress this week.

9.  Organize all the pictures from my lost blog page
 and start to reproduce the page.

No progress this week.

10.  Start to work on two watermelon quilts made from fabric I gathered on a trip to Phoenix and San Diego two summers ago.

No progress this week.


The Week of September 9, 2013

1.  Work on Lesson 12 for the Aiming for Accuracy Quilt-Along sponsored by The Quilting Gallery.

2.  Spend four (yes, I said four!) days with my sweet Ryder.  I am definitely a lucky Grammy!

3.  Attend the Quilts for Kids workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.

4.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Lazy Sunday
Blue Dresden Plate Quilt
Log Cabin Christmas Quilt
Six Little Charmer II Table Runners
Christmas Charm Tree Skirt
Four Across Hearts Table Runner
Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Small Print
Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Large Print
Slice Twice - Isn't That Nice

5.  Work on the quilt currently loaded on Annie - June 2011 Stash Club 1930's Braid

6.  Begin working on the center medallion for the Pieceful Nights Quilt Along sponsored by Jo Kramer of Jo's Country Junction.

7.   Start to work on two watermelon quilts made from fabric I gathered on a trip to Phoenix and San Diego two summers ago.

8.  Add some more hexies to my Bonnie Hunter inspired
 Christmas Hexie Quilt.

9.  Organize all the pictures from my lost blog page -
 My Christmas Hexie Journey
 and start to reproduce the page.

10.  Plan, shop for, cook and host an End of Summer BBQ.

11.  Go to Six Flags Great Adventure with my DH,
 my DDIL and my DGS, Ryder.

12.  Bind the PQW 2011 Saturday Sampler, Stella Colorway that I just finished quilting.

Okay, I know I am crazy.  With all the Ryder Time I have this week, Quilts for Kids Workshop,  Great Adventure and a BBQ to host, there is no way I will complete all the things on my list.  That's alright.  I will just move all the unfinished things to next week.


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

Sharyn






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