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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 4, 2013

Make-A-List Monday

Halloween Happenings!

We had a wonderful time celebrating Ryder's first Trick or Treating Halloween.




As you can tell, he dressed as a little green dinosaur.




He loved to go to the houses with his daddy.




He found a very large Jack 'o Lantern friend.




"Boy oh boy, these treats look good enough to eat."




He had a great time Trick or Treating with his mommy and daddy.



I am so happy I was able to share this special day with them.


The Week of October 28, 2013
(in review)




1.  Make a decision on the final border for my chenille baby quilt and prepare it for quilting.



I decided to add the final chenille border.  I'm not sure if I am happy with the way it turned out but, it is what it is.  Hopefully I will like it more after it is quilted.




2.  Work on a few more Wildflower Rhapsody blocks.



Two more blocks completed.




3.  Add a binding and label to Taylor's Timeless Quilt.

I decided to rename this quilt "A Rose by any Other Name."  It has been bound and labeled.




4.  Bind, label and launder the three Quilts for Kids quilts I just finished quilting on Annie.



Three Q4K quilts bound, labeled and laundered.  


They are ready to be given to children in need.


5.  Complete the tenth block for the 2013 Byrne $5 quilt.



I have two more blocks to make for this quilt and then I can start putting them all together.




6.  Put together the Sausalito bag I started a few weeks ago.




7.  Work on the next clue for the
Heather Spence of Heather Spence Designs



I am very happy with how this quilt top is coming along.  The next clue should be released on Friday.


8.  Work on some blocks for my 501 Scrap Block Sampler.



These are the blocks I have done so far.  I started this project a LONG time ago.  After looking at these blocks I have decided to scrap the project.  I just don't have the enthusiasm for this project as I did when I started it.  I will most likely use the blocks in a scrappy pieced backing for another quilt.


9.  Work on Back to Square One Medallion Mystery offered by Judy Laquidara of Patchwork Times.



This mystery has twelve parts.  Here are the first four clues completed.  



10.  Review my Christmas Control Journal.  A sample CCJ can be found HERE.  I've been following many of the principles of Flylady for years.  This website has helped me tremendously with organization.

I did not have time to review my CCJ this week.


11.  Spend two days with little Ryder.



"Grammy and I had lots of fun together."




"I spent some time looking through the toy catalog and thinking about my Christmas Wish List."




"I went for a ride on my little car."




"Hmmmmm.  I wonder what is behind this door."




"I have so much fun with my Grammy!"



12.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Blue Dresden Plate Quilt
Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Small Print
Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Large Print
*Slice Twice - Isn't That Nice
Blue Palace
Meadow - A Christmas Quilt
Jungle Fever
Civil War Tribute
Aunt Josephine's Pride Mini Quilt
*Two Flag of Valor Quilts

I was able to work on two Flag of Valor quilts and I was able to finish Slice Twice - Isn't That Nice.


This quilt top is made with all homespun fabric. 

 I found a pretty homespun for the backing.  I had some leftover blocks so I decided to piece them into the back. 


 Unfortunately I found this horrible flaw in the fabric I had chosen.





I have to take the fabric back to the store to have it replaced.

13.  Work on the quilt currently loaded on Annie - Winter Retreat.

Winter Retreat has been quilted.  

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

Hexies have been added but I have no new pictures.


15.  Work on the shawl I am crocheting for 
the Prayer Shawl Ministry at St. David the King Church.


Here is my shawl:



It measures 60" x 18".

16.  Attend the WWP South Hall of Honor induction ceremony 
at my Alma Mater.  




The Hall of Honor Induction was a lovely affair.  



We were serenaded by beautiful student produced music.











There were eight new inductees to the Hall of Honor, some of them good friends.  Congratulations to all 2013 inductees.


You all exemplify Pirate Pride and Spirit.



The Week of November 4, 2013

1.  Work on the next clue for the
Heather Spence of Heather Spence Designs

2.  Work on Back to Square One Medallion Mystery offered by Judy Laquidara of Patchwork Times.

3.  Work on a few more Wildflower Rhapsody blocks.

4.  Add a binding and label to Winter Retreat.

5.  Review my Christmas Control Journal.  A sample CCJ can be found HERE.  I've been following many of the principles of Flylady for years.  This website has helped me tremendously with organization.

6.  Work on the next step for Pieceful Nights Quilt Along sponsored by Kelli Kramer of Jo's Country Junction.


8.  Work on a quilt called Majestic Mountain by 3 Dudes Quilting.

9.  Piece a backing for Slice Twice - Isn't That Nice and prepare it for quilting.

10.  Work on the January 2012 Strip Club Quilt.  

11.  Spend a day with little Ryder.

12.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Blue Dresden Plate Quilt
Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Small Print
Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Large Print
Blue Palace
Meadow - A Christmas Quilt
Jungle Fever
Civil War Tribute
Aunt Josephine's Pride Mini Quilt
Two Flag of Valor Quilts

13.  Work on the quilt currently loaded on Annie - Monticello

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

15.  Work on the shawl I am crocheting for 
the Prayer Shawl Ministry at St. David the King Church.

16.  Attend the monthly Prayer Shawl Workshop at St. David the King Church and the Quilts for Kids Workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.

As usual...a very busy week ahead.  

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

Sharyn

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