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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 2, 2014

Make-A-List Monday

As usual, it has been a very busy few weeks.

 I'm always sad when I have multiple days that I cannot get into my studio.  Fortunately, the reason I haven't been able to sew is that I have been spending a lot of time with family and friends.  Quilting always takes a backseat to family/friend time!

We had a wonderful Memorial Day celebration at Kyle and Heather's house.  My contribution to the meal was a few salads and this rather healthy dessert.  I found the idea on Pinterest.  It was so easy to make.  




 The highlight of the past 
few weeks has been the Gradu-Birthday celebration of my son JT's girlfriend from medical school.


 This is the happy graduate and my son at a celebratory dinner dance before the ceremony.

It was wonderful to meet all of her family visiting from California.


Here they are on graduation day. 

Congratulations Dr. Kaela!



The celebrating continues as today is her birthday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


My Gradu-Birthday gift was a quilt I
made called "Teal & White Delight."  



Teal is Kaela's favorite color.



You've worked so hard, Kaela.  You should be very proud of your accomplishments.  Good luck with your residency and in all your future endeavors.


The Week of May 19 - June 1, 2014
(in review)

1.  Make a special shirt for Ryder to wear to his Mickey Mouse themed 2nd birthday party.




2.  Finish Logan's baby quilt. 


I am still undecided on how I will quilt Logan's quilt.  It is loaded on Annie but that is as far as I have gone.


3.  Work on lesson 14 and 15 of 
 sponsored by The Quilting Gallery.

No progress.


4.  Work on the first two clues for the
 Mystery Quilt to Benefit Cancer Patients 
sponsored by Heather Spence.

No progress.


5.  Work on twelve pinwheel blocks for the McCall's 
Make It Your Way quilt-along.





6.  Work on the setting for the
 Layer Cake Sampler quilt-along sponsored by Material Girls Quilts.

This quilt is coming along and the top should be complete soon.


7.   Bind one "Quilts for Kids" quilt.  Quilt and Bind four more QFK tops.



I was able to bind one quilt.


8. Work on the May Globetrotting block sponsored by Pat Sloan.




9.  Work on the May Aurifil quilt-along block.




10.  Work on the May Tell It to the Stars quilt-along blocks sponsored by Judy Laquidara

No Progress.


11.  Work on the May block for
Wishes Quilt-Along sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.

No progress.


12.  Bind and label two quilts I recently finished quilting on Annie:
 Syncopated Rhythm & String of Pearls

No progress.


13.  Complete quilting the quilt currently loaded on Annie - Teal & White Delight.

Teal & White Delight is complete and it has been given to Dear Kaela.  See the pictures above.


14.  Work on the last twelve blocks for my teal batik Kwik Krazy Quilt.

No progress.


15.  Work on some Dancing Stars blocks.

No progress.


16.  Start working on an Advent calendar for Ryder and his new baby brother, Logan.

No progress.


17.  Work on a few Skill Builder blocks.

No progress.


18.  Make two baby quilts for two friends who just had baby girls. 

No progress.


19.  Work on a few Sugar Block Club blocks.

No progress.


20.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Heartstrings .

No progress.


21.  Work on a few Lucky Stars paper-pieced blocks by Elizabeth Dackson.

No progress.


22.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Basketcase by Cluck Cluck Sew.

No progress.


23.  Work on a few blocks for my
 Black and White sampler.

No progress.


24.  Make a Crazy Quilt using Shar Jorgenson templates by Omnigrid.

No progress.


25.  Work on a quilt called Fit for a Hero, a quilt by Judy Laquidara.

No progress.


26.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Grandma Mary's Five Patch.

No progress.


27.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Large Print
Civil War Tribute
*Majestic Mountains
Seashore Memories

Prepare another project as a BRODY Project.

I was only able to do a little work on Majestic Mountains.



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

We got a lot done at our QFK workshop.


29.  Have a sleepover with Ryder.

 We had fun playing with the special effects feature on my camera.

On another day we had an adventure at the playground...



and the library.
 Ryder likes to check-in his own books.

 He found the orange butterfly.

Ryder and Logan are celebrities on the library wall.

I was happy to be able to spend time with little Logan, as well.





I am a very proud Grammy/Mimi.



The Week of June 2, 2014

1.  Finish Logan's quilt - Jungle Safari - and present it to him.

2.  Work on lessons 14, 15 and 16 of 
 sponsored by The Quilting Gallery.


3.  Work on the first three clues for the 
Mystery Quilt to Benefit Cancer Patients 
sponsored by Heather Spence.

4.  Work on nineteen 9-patch blocks for the McCall's 
Make It Your Way quilt-along.


5.  Work on the setting for the

 Layer Cake Sampler quilt-along
 sponsored by Material Girls Quilts.

6. Quilt and Bind four QFK tops.

7.  Work on the May and June 
Tell It to the Stars quilt-along blocks sponsored by Judy Laquidara

8.  Work on the May and June blocks for
Wishes Quilt-Along sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.

9. Work on the June
 Globetrotting blocks sponsored by Pat Sloan.

10.  Work on the June Aurifil quilt-along block.

11.  Bind and label two quilts I recently finished quilting on Annie:
 Syncopated Rhythm & String of Pearls

12.  Complete quilting the quilt currently loaded on Annie:  Jungle Safari

13.  Work on the last twelve blocks for my teal batik Kwik Krazy Quilt.

14.  Work on some Dancing Stars blocks.

15.  Start working on an Advent calendar for Ryder and his new baby brother, Logan.

16.  Work on a few Skill Builder blocks.

17.  Make two baby quilts for two friends who just had baby girls. 

18.  Work on a few Sugar Block Club blocks.

19.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Heartstrings.

20.  Work on a few Lucky Stars paper-pieced blocks by Elizabeth Dackson.

21.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Basketcase by Cluck Cluck Sew.

22.  Work on a few blocks for my
 Black and White sampler.

23.  Make a Crazy Quilt using Shar Jorgenson templates by Omnigrid.

24.  Work on a quilt called Fit for a Hero, a quilt by Judy Laquidara.

25.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Grandma Mary's Five Patch.

26.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Large Print
Civil War Tribute
Majestic Mountains
Seashore Memories

Prepare another project as a BRODY Project.

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

28.  Spend some time with my two wonderful grandsons - Ryder & Logan.
Attend Ryder's second birthday party.


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

Sharyn

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