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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, January 6, 2014

Make-A-List Monday

We have had some roller coaster weather here in NJ.  We are just recovering from a large snow storm last week and now there is seriously cold weather predicted for tomorrow.  

At least my son, JT, is in warm weather.


He is taking some classes in Australia and New Zealand and this is the beautiful weather he is experiencing.  Lucky Duck!

Just recently I discovered the website 

The website author, Jordan Page, has challenged all of her readers to get Focused in '14.

focused in 14 logo

The most recent challenge is to freeze all spending for one week. 


At first, this did not seem like a big deal.  I have gone for seven days many times without spending money.  But now that it has been imposed on me, I feel a little panicked.  Sunday was the first day of the spending freeze, so I went grocery shopping and filled the car with gas on Saturday.  

I thought all was in order until I realized yesterday that I only have a little laundry detergent left.  
Oh well, not a big deal.   I'm sure we have enough clothes to last until next Sunday.  

Now, on to my list...

The Week of December 30, 2013
(in review)

1.  Work on the sixth clue for 
Celtic Solstice 
Bonnie Hunter's new online mystery.

The sixth clue was the final clue for this mystery.  It was posted on January 1st.  


As a reminder, this was the picture that Bonnie used for her inspiration for Celtic Solstice:


These are the colors that she suggested we use:


Although we were free to choose any colors, I opted to use the ones that Bonnie suggested.

Here is my completed quilt top:


It measures 77" X 77". 

My next step will be to decide on a backing and then it will be added to my Git-R-Done list.


2.  Work on the four pinwheel blocks for Wildflower Rhapsody.


Four more blocks completed.  

3.  Participate in a New Year's Day mystery called 
An Oldie but Goodie
 sponsored by Merry Mayhem.

This is my New Year's Day quilt top:


I love the way it turned out.  I had a lot of fabric left over so I decided to piece the backing as well:


I am happy to say that this entire quilt was pieced from fabric in my stash.

4.  Organize the online Quilt Along projects I intend to work on in 2014.

I have lined up all of my Quilt Along projects for 2014.  I have five new projects to do this year.  

Delightful Stars by The Quilting Gallery
Globetrotting by Pat Sloan
Star Light, Star Bright by Happy Quilting
Tell it to the Stars by Patchwork Times
Wishes by The Fat Quarter Shop

5.  Prepare month 3 for the Civil War Tribute quilt.

My month three blocks are now cut and ready to be sewn together.


Month three consists of two large and two medium blocks.

6.  Work on the last block for the Paper-Pieced Heart Sampler.

No progress.

7.  Pull fabric for three quilts I will start in 2014

Tell it to the Stars - Patchwork Times
Fit for a Hero - Patchwork Times
Delightful Stars - The Quilting Gallery

I have my fabric for Delightful Stars but not for the other two yet.  I am going to put Fit for a Hero on the back burner for now.  

8.  Work on the December block for the PQW Saturday Sampler.

No progress.

9.  Complete the final step for 
Back to Square One mystery quilt.

No progress.

10.  Work on the final touches for the Byrne 2013 $5 quilt.

No progress.


11.  Finish the current quilt I am working on for Quilts for Kids.

No progress.


12.  Finish my Pieceful Nights quilt...a Quilt Along sponsored by Jo's Country Junction.


No progress.

13.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Small Print
Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Large Print
Blue Palace
Meadow - A Christmas Quilt
Civil War Tribute
Two Flag of Valor Quilts

No progress.

14.  Work on the quilt currently loaded on Annie - 
All Hand Dyes Go Together.

Just a little progress.

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

Just a little progress.


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

No progress.




The Week of January 6, 2014


1.  Work on the December block for the PQW Saturday Sampler.

2.  Finish current quilt I am working on for Quilts for Kids.


3.  Piece a backing for Celtic Solstice and prepare it for quilting.

4.  Work on 16 setting rectangles for 

5.  Work on the last block for the Paper-Pieced Heart Sampler.

6.  Complete the final step for 
Back to Square One mystery quilt.

7.  Work on the final touches for the
 Byrne 2013 $5 quilt.

8.   Finish my Pieceful Nights quilt...a Quilt Along sponsored by Jo's Country Junction.

9.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Small Print
Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Large Print
Blue Palace
Meadow - A Christmas Quilt
Civil War Tribute
Two Flag of Valor Quilts

10.  Work on the quilt currently loaded on Annie - 
All Hand Dyes Go Together.


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


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

13.  Spend a day with little Ryder.

14.  Attend PQW Saturday Sampler Class.



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

Sharyn

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