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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 30, 2014

Make-A-List Monday

Finally a few minutes to write a blog post.  I'm not complaining because I like to be busy.  But a little "down-time" would be nice once in a while.

  We just returned home from a quick long-weekend trip to Chicago and Indianapolis.  My best friend's son was married this past Saturday and we were privileged to be able to attend the celebration.

We started our adventure in Chicago by visiting Millennium Park and snapping a selfie in front of the Cloud Gate Sculpture.  We enjoyed a wonderful art museum and a classical music concert by a string orchestra.  




Our next stop in Chicago was 
Wrigley Field where the
 Chicago Cubs play.  



I know...another annoying selfie.  



We watched the Cubbies defeat the Washington Nationals.

On Saturday morning we traveled to Indianapolis for the wedding.  The ceremony and reception were all held in the beautiful 
Scottish Rite Cathedral.





Okay,  this is the last selfie...I promise.



On Sunday we attended a lovely luncheon at my friend's home just outside of Indianapolis.  We had a wonderful time but it is always so nice to get back home.

June was definitely a busy month but I was able to make a bit of progress on my LIST.




June 2014
(in review)

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

I'm putting the finishing touches on Logan's quilt.  I am currently hand-sewing the binding.



2.  Work on lessons 14, 15, 16 and 17 of 
 sponsored by The Quilting Gallery.









Four more lessons complete.

3.  Work on the first five clues for the 
sponsored by Heather Spence.

I have completed the first five clues but I really don't have much to show.  I think you will get the total effect when the quilt top is complete so I will wait to post a picture at that time.



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





Here is a picture of nine of the nineteen blocks I completed.





5.  Work on the setting for the

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



This quilt top is complete and it has been added to the Git-R-Done List.



6. Quilt and Bind four QFK tops.



I finished one of my Quilts for Kids quilts this month.



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

I am making this quilt in two colorways.












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







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






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



I just realized how similar this block is to the June Wishes block above.



11.  Bind and label two quilts I recently finished quilting on Annie:


 Syncopated Rhythm & String of Pearls

No progress.



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

I was able to finish quilting Jungle Safari 
and Jelly Beans.


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

No progress.


14.  Work on some Dancing Stars blocks.

No progress.



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

No progress.



16.  Work on a few Skill Builder blocks.

No progress.



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

No progress.

18.  Work on a few Sugar Block Club blocks.

No progress.



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

No progress.



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

No progress.



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

No progress.



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

No progress.



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

No progress.



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

No progress.



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

No progress.



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.

I did some work on Majestic Mountains and Seashore Memories.  I also prepared two new projects - 
James River Blues and 
Daisy Dazzle.



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

I turned in one completed quilt at the workshop.


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

I've had so much wonderful time with my two special grandsons over the past few weeks.  

Little Logan is growing sooooo fast.







Ryder's second birthday was a very low key affair, unlike his first birthday party.  It was just his mom and dad, brother and grandparents.






He loved his Mickey Mouse birthday cake that his mom. Heather made for him.

He loved his presents, especially the Roller Coaster we gave to him.



video

We also had a great library visit.





  
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July 2014


1.  Spend quality time with my favorite grandsons.  

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

3.  Choose a pattern for a commission quilt.

4.  Participate in Merry Mayhem's One Day Mystery - We Salute You!

5.  Work on lessons 18 through 23 of 
 sponsored by The Quilting Gallery.



6.  Work on seven  9-patch star blocks for the McCall's Make It Your Way quilt-along.

7.  Work on the final clue for the 
Mystery Quilt to Benefit Cancer Patients 
sponsored by Heather Spence - Elevation.

8. Quilt and Bind four QFK tops.


9. Work on the July
 Globetrotting block sponsored by Pat Sloan.

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

11.  Work on the July
Tell It to the Stars quilt-along block sponsored by Judy Laquidara

12.  Work on the July block for
Wishes Quilt-Along sponsored by the 
Fat Quarter Shop.

13.  Bind and label three quilts I recently finished quilting on Annie:

 Syncopated Rhythm 

 String of Pearls
Jelly Beans

14.  Complete quilting the quilt currently loaded on Annie:  Keep It Simple and any other quilts currently on my Git-R-Done List.

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

16.  Work on some Dancing Stars blocks.

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

18.  Work on a few Skill Builder blocks.

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

20.  Work on a few Sugar Block Club blocks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

28.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Large Print
Civil War Tribute
Majestic Mountains
Seashore Memories
James River Blues
Daisy Dazzle

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

30.  Celebrate my Darling Daughter's and Wonderful Husband's Birthdays.

31.  Attend Quilt Odyssey in Hershey, PA.



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

Sharyn



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