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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 13, 2014

Make-A-List Monday

An Awesome Adventure...

One of our Christmas presents to our DGS, Ryder, was a promise to take him on one Awesome Adventure each month for the year 2014.

Today my DH and I took little Ryder on our first Awesome Adventure.  

We spent the day at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, PA.




This was taken when we arrived at the museum.

Little did we know that we were about to embark on a wonderful day of discovery.




The trolley car was the first activity we found.  Ryder loved anything he could "drive."  






Next we found this city bus.  Ryder loved beeping the horn and turning on all the lights.



Then we discovered the Rubber Ducky river on National Rubber Ducky Day.  
Sooooo much fun!



We had lunch by the beautiful carousel.  They had a wonderful assortment of healthy food to buy but you could also bring your own food from home.  
We did a little bit of each.



The quilter in me could not resist taking photos of the pretty floor in the grand entryway.








Ryder had fun making a beautiful picture in the craft room.


The play ShopRite was AMAZING!  We had a blast going around and filling our shopping cart.







The train room and the child sized piano were both a hit.



I think his favorite thing to do was run through these hanging plastic things that I think were supposed to represent water.


I strongly recommend the Please Touch Museum for children 1 to 7 years of age.

Now, on to my list...



The Week of January 6, 2014
(in review)

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



This block was not difficult but it was a bit tricky.  



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





I finished two Q4K tops.  
The pattern is called Little Dominoes.


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

I found what I thought was the perfect backing in the sale room at PQW.  Unfortunately, when I got home, I   discovered it to not be such a perfect match.  I decided to piece it with a blue stripe of fabric to try to get it to match better.  I am still not happy with this backing.  I am considering changing the border on Celtic Solstice to match the backing better.  This is still a work in progress.

4.  Work on 16 setting rectangles for 





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


This is the final block for this sampler quilt.  It can be found in the bottom row on the right side of the completed quilt top below.




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

I've been working on this quilt for over a year.  Here is my completed quilt top.


It is a pattern by Judy Laquidara.  I made this quilt top with fabric I purchased in Lancaster, PA.  
It is quite large - 93" X 93". 
 It barely fits on the floor of my living room.

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

No progress.

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

No progress.

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

I did a little work on two Brody Projects:  Blue Palace and Meadow

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

I finally finished quilting All Hand Dyes Go Together.  Thankfully, I had enough batting so I did not have to try to piece it after it was partially quilted.


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

I was finally able to finish another section of my 
Christmas Hexie Quilt.

829 Hexies

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

No progress

13.  Spend a day with little Ryder.


My day with Ryder was spent inside because it was only 8 degrees outside.  Ryder was busy potty training so we spent the day close to the bathroom.



14.  Attend PQW Saturday Sampler Class.


I presented the block pictured in #1 above at the Saturday Sampler class and I picked up the next block - an appliqued Dresden plate.



The Week of January 13, 2014

1.  Piece a backing for 
Back to Square One mystery quilt.

2.  Change the border on Celtic Solstice so that it matches the backing.

3.  Work on the January block for the PQW Saturday Sampler.

4.  Prepare four Focal Stripe Blocks for Wildflower Rhapsody.

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

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


7.  Make a Desk Deli Tote.


8.  Work on the first block for Globetrotting - a quilt along sponsored by Pat Sloan.


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:
Quilts for Kids - Little Dominoes (Crayons)


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 few days with my sweet Ryder.


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

Sharyn

1 comment:

  1. I love your Christmas Hexie Quilt!
    Actually I work on one too. If you like, take a look at my blog.
    I tried to comment some words in english.
    http://quiltingwonni.blogspot.de/
    Regards
    Yvonne from Germany

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