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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, December 8, 2014

December Make-A-List Monday

November 2014
(in review)


1.  Spend quality time with my wonderful grandsons.  

Lots of time was spent with my darling grandsons.  Here are a few pictures:



Our day at the Philadelphia Zoo


Ryder helping with the yard work


Logan just being cute


Ryder giving his trike a good cleaning


What big EYES you have, Logan


Ryder acting like a monkey with Miss Holly


Logan swimming in the ballpit


LOVE this little face


Almost ready to crawl


Who said turkeys can't fly?


A perfect fall day with my two little munchkins



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


These are the fabrics I have chosen to use for this quilt


Everything is cut and ready to sew.


Here are a few sample blocks


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

I was able to get Emmy repaired just in time to make Logan's Christmas stocking.






















Now both of my little boys have Christmas stockings made by their Mimi.



4.  Prepare blocks for a memory quilt.

This is a top secret project for a blog reader so I can't say any more.



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





The shower was held in a lovely restaurant in Philadelphia.  The beautiful mommy-to-be received such great gifts. 











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


No Progress.




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

I was able to prepare backings for the first three of these four quilts.



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

No Progress.



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

No Progress.



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


Bonnie released the fabric requirements for her 2014 mystery quilt in October.  She based her choises on the colors the saw when teaching a class at the GRAND HOTEL on Mackinac Island, Michigan.

I decided to use Bonnie's colors as a guide but I tweeked them a little.

Bonnie's Colors          Pink
                                  Aqua
                                   Green
                                   Black
                                        Neutrals
                                     Yellow

My Colors                   Red
                                  Blue
                                               Poison Green
                                      Brown
                                         Neutrals
                                    Gold
 


Clue #1 - four of one hundred Broken Dishes blocks


Clue #2 - Two of  one hundred Double Diamond units
The next clue will be released on
 Friday, December 12, 2014.

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

No Progress.




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

No progress.




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

No progress.




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

I have not been down to play with Annie in over a month.  I really need to make time for this after the Christmas holiday.





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

No progress.



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


Basketcase quilt top is complete.
 Now to find a backing....



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

No progress.




18.  Make a Crazy Quilt 

using Shar Jorgenson templates by Omnigrid.

No progress.




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

No progress.




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

No progress.





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

No progress.





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

No progress.






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

No progress.





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

No progress.






25.  Work on a few Dear Jane triangles.


No progress.


26.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Civil War Tribute
*James River Blues
Daisy Dazzle

Glory Box Table Runner

Cool Breeze

I was only able to do a little work on 
James River Blues.


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

Our workshop was well attended this month.  Our fearless leader, Debbie, brought us a lot of batiks from Quilts for Kids headquarters.  I opted out of working with them and instead I chose to frame some fabric pictures I had recently cut from some headers.


28.  Attend Saturday Sampler workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.


Our most recent block.


29.  Celebrate Thanksgiving with my family.


It was wonderful to spend some quality time with my beloved family.


30.  Start baking Christmas cookies.

I've baked sugar cookies, chocolate snaps, chocolate chip cookies, ginger snaps, snickerdoodles and oatmeal raisin cookies.  Recipes for all these cookies can be found in the Foodie Friday folder on the right side of my blog.



December 2014


1.  Spend quality time with my wonderful grandsons.  

2.  Continue to work on my commission quilt called Garden Stroll.

3.  Make a Super Kid Cape for a little boy I know.

4.  Prepare more blocks for a memory quilt.

5.  Make another baby quilt for a baby shower I will attend in January.

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

7.  Prepare backings for Heartstrings and Basketweave.

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

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

10. Work on some more clues for Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt:  Grand Illusion!


11.  Work on the November and December Aurifil quilt-along blocks.

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

13.  Work on the November and December
Wishes Quilt-Along blocks 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 a few blocks for my Black & White Sampler.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

24.  Work on a few Dear Jane triangles.


25.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Civil War Tribute
James River Blues
Daisy Dazzle
Glory Box Table Runner
Cool Breeze

26.  Attend Saturday Sampler workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.

27.  Celebrate Christmas with my family.


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

Sharyn




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