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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 3, 2014

Make-A-List Monday -- November

October was a busy, busy month.  We celebrated two family birthdays and Halloween.  

I was able to make a baby quilt for my friend, Kristen's new baby.







I also finished a quilt top that I started in Hershey at Quilt Odyssey two summers ago.



Flower Power




October 2014
(in review)


1.  Spend quality time with my favorite grandsons.  

We had lots of fun adventures during October.  Here are pictures to enjoy:



Ryder in his pumpkin patch.


Ryder in our backyard tree.


My darling Logan.  Soon after this picture was taken we lost the pumpkin hat I had made for Ryder a few years ago so I decided to crochet another hat for Logan:



Ryder on a discovery walk.


Happy Logan!


Another happy boy eating "cream."


Lots of fresh air makes little boys VERY hungry!


2.  Start to gather fabric for a commission quilt.




The fabric has been purchased.  Now to pre-wash everything!



3.  Work on a Christmas Stocking for little Logan.

My embroidery machine, Emmy, is still not fixed.  

I'm not sure if I will have time to finish Logan's stocking this year.  :(


4.  Complete my Sugar Block Club quilt top.




5.  Work on seven  LeMoyne Star blocks for the McCall's Make It Your Way quilt-along.


Here are four of the seven I completed.


6.  Complete piecing, quilting , binding and labeling two Quilts for Kids quilts.



I was only able to finish one quilt this month for Quilts for Kids.

7. Work on the October Globetrotting 
block sponsored by Pat Sloan.



This quilt top is now complete.

8.  Work on the October Aurifil quilt-along block.




9.  Work on the October step for the 
Tell It to the Stars quilt-along sponsored by Judy Laquidara.






10.  Work on the October
Wishes Quilt-Along block sponsored by the 
Fat Quarter Shop.




11.  Complete quilting the quilt currently loaded on Annie:  Crazy Eight,  and any other quilts currently on my Git-R-Done List.

I finished quilting eight quilts this month.




12.  Bind and label Tumelo Trail, The Land Before Time and four Baby Sampler quilts that I recently finished quilting on Annie.


Quilted and bound!


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



Quilt top is done.  I'm sorry it is sooo wrinkly!


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



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



This is one of the thirty blocks I finished.


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

No progress.



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

No progress.



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

No progress.



19.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Grandma Mary's  9-Patch.

No progress.


20.  Work on some of the blocks for the 
Country Threads Sampler.

No progress.



21.  Work on a quilt called Candy Striper by Anita Grossman Solomon.


No progress.



22.  Work on a few blocks for Julie Herman's 

No progress.



23.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Uncle Sam's Quilt.


No progress.



24.  Work on a few Dear Jane triangles.


No progress.



25.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Civil War Tribute
*James River Blues
Daisy Dazzle

I only worked on James River Blues.

Prepare a few more Brody Projects.

I added Glory Box Table Runner and
Cool Breeze.


26.  Celebrate my DDIL's 30th birthday.








Happy Birthday, Heather!



27.  Celebrate my birthday.






Thanks Ryder and Heather!

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

I was unable to attend the workshop because I was spending time with my dear little grandsons.



29.  Attend Saturday Sampler workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.




30.  Celebrate Halloween.






Making Witch's Brew


YUM!!! 



November 2014


1.  Spend quality time with my wonderful grandsons.  

2.  Prepare fabric for a commission quilt called Garden Stroll.

3.  Get Emmy repaired so that I can start working on a Christmas Stocking for little Logan.

4.  Prepare blocks for a memory quilt.

5.  Make another baby quilt for a baby shower I will attend later in the month.

6.  Work on  a quilt for a little baby named Wyatt.

7.  Prepare backings for Delightful Stars, Globetrotting, Flower Power and Heartstrings.


8.  Work on four Friendship Corner blocks for the McCall's Make It Your Way quilt-along.

9.  Complete piecing, quilting , binding and labeling one Quilts for Kids quilt.

10. Gather fabric and begin working on Bonnie Hunter's next mystery quilt: Grand Illusion!




11.  Work on the November Aurifil quilt-along block.

12.  Work on the November step for the 
Tell It to the Stars quilt-along sponsored by Judy Laquidara.

13.  Work on the November
Wishes Quilt-Along block sponsored by the 
Fat Quarter Shop.

14.  Complete quilting the quilt currently loaded on Annie:  , Lazy Sunday and any other quilts currently on my Git-R-Done List.


15.  Bind and label 6 table runners and any other quilts I complete this month.


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

17.  Work on a few blocks for my Black & White Sampler.

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

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

20.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Grandma Mary's  9-Patch.

21.  Work on some of the blocks for the 
Country Threads Sampler.

22.  Work on a quilt called Candy Striper by Anita Grossman Solomon.


23.  Work on a few blocks for Julie Herman's 
Toes in the Sand quilt.

24.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Uncle Sam's Quilt.

25.  Work on a few Dear Jane triangles.


26.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Civil War Tribute
James River Blues
Daisy Dazzle

Glory Box Table Runner
Cool Breeze


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

28.  Attend Saturday Sampler workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.

29.  Celebrate Thanksgiving with my family.

30.  Start baking Christmas cookies.




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

Sharyn