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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, May 19, 2014

Make-A-List Monday

Finding time to write blog posts is becoming more difficult.  I strive to write at least weekly, but lately I have fallen short of this goal.

Mother's Day and Graduation celebrations have occupied a lot of my time recently.  Nothing makes me happier than to be with my family on special occasions.


My super son, JT, graduated with his MBA degree from Villanova University, right outside of Philadelphia, PA.  



Here he is just before the ceremony. 
 Such a HAPPY guy!



Post-ceremony he posed with his girlfriend, Kaela.



His proud family!


We continued our celebration at Legal Seafood restaurant in King of Prussia.  

HAPPY TIMES!!!




The Week of May 5 - 18, 2014
(in review)


1.  Start working on two pillow shams to match Ryder's quilt.





I actually finished three pillow shams for Ryder.  I hope he likes them!



2.  Make a quilt for my new grandson, Logan.

Logan's quilt top is complete.  Here is a sneak peak:



I am excited to get it quilted but I have a 
"Gradu-birthday" quilt to finish first with a May 31st deadline so it will have to wait just a bit.

I'll show the whole quilt after it has been presented. 

 I don't want to ruin the the surprise.


3.  Work on lesson 13 of 
 sponsored by The Quilting Gallery.







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


No progress.


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

No progress.



6.  Quilt and bind one "Quilts for Kids" quilt.
Finish piecing four Q4K tops.

I was able to quilt the first quilt but I have not had time to bind it yet.  I also finished piecing the four tops but they are not quilted yet.



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

No progress.



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

No progress.



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

No progress.



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

No progress.



11.  Bind and label the quilt I recently finished quilting on Annie: 
  Syncopated Rhythm

No progress.



12.  Complete quilting the quilt currently loaded on Annie - QFK Alternating Bordered Blocks.

As I mentioned above, this quilt is now quilted but not bound yet.


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
*Teal & White Delight
*Majestic Mountains
Seashore Memories

I've been able to work on two Brody Projects.  "Teal & White Delight" has become the "Gradu-birthday" quilt that I mentioned above.  It is almost done; one more border and then to be quilted....

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

The QFK workshop went well.


28.  Celebrate MOTHER'S DAY!

Mother's Day was wonderful.  We hosted a family BBQ.  I'm so happy that my In-Laws were able to attend as well.

Kyle, Heather and the boys gave me a lovely framed picture of my two handsome grandsons:



JT and Kaela made this creative, handmade bird feeder for me:



My beautiful daughter, Shea, gave me happy,  yellow daisies and a very meaningful Pandora charm called  Forever Entwined...

which is perfect for our family.


I am truly blessed by God with a wonderful, loving family. 


The Week of May 19-June 1, 2014

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

2.  Finish Logan's baby quilt. 

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


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

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.

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

15.  Work on some Dancing Stars blocks.

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

17.  Work on a few Skill Builder blocks.

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

19.  Work on a few Sugar Block Club blocks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

29.  Have a sleepover with Ryder.



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

Sharyn

Monday, May 5, 2014

Make-A-List Monday

The phone call came at 12:05 Friday morning....

We had been sleeping about 1 1/2 hours.  I tried to go back to sleep but, needless to say, that did not happen.  About an hour later we got the text...
"We're on our way to the hospital." 

 We quickly got dressed and started the 45 minute drive to meet our newest grandson.  

Then my son Kyle and I exchanged the following text convo:




Half way to the hospital we received the following picture:


Ohhhhh!  He's here!!!

Fifteen days early!!

I am pleased to introduce the next little boy to steal my heart...

Logan Kyle 

7 pounds 4 ounces
19 3/4 inches


Ryder loves his little brother:



I've been doing a HAPPY DANCE ever since.


Mommy, Daddy, brother and baby are all doing fine!

With all this excitement, I was still able to get a little sewing done before Logan arrived...


The Week of April 28, 2014
(in review)

1.  Work on lesson 12 of 
 sponsored by The Quilting Gallery.

Lesson 12 - Block #1

2.  Work on four Star in Star blocks for the McCall's 
Make It Your Way quilt-along.






3.  Work on the last two blocks for the Layer Cake Sampler quilt-along sponsored by 
Material Girls Quilts.







4.  Start working on two pillow shams to match Ryder's quilt.

The fabric has been purchased and it will be washed tomorrow.  


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

No progress.


6.  Continue to work on my New York Beauty quilt.



The New York Beauty quilt is now ready to be quilted.


7.  Start working on an Advent calendar for Ryder and his soon to be born baby brother.

We now know that Ryder's soon to be born baby brother is named Logan, but there was still no progress on this project.



8.  Work on some Just Takes 2 quilt blocks.

I was able to finish five blocks this week.







9.  Quilt and bind two Quilts for Kids.

I was able to quilt and bind one of my two quilts.  I will deliver it tomorrow.


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

No progress.


  11.  Make a quilt for our soon-to-be-born grandson.

No progress.  I think I had better move this up the list.



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

No progress.


13.  Work on some Dancing Stars blocks.

No progress.


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

No progress.


15.  Work on a few Skill Builder blocks.

No progress.


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

No progress.


17.  Work on a few Sugar Block Club blocks.

No progress.


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

No progress.


19.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

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

Nothing complete but I was able to work on  two of these quilts.



20.  Spend a day with little Ryder.





Ryder loved the tadpole he caught in our backyard pond.  Very soon we will have A LOT of frogs to serenade us each night.




The Week of May 5, 2014




1.  Start working on two pillow shams to match Ryder's quilt.

2.  Make a quilt for my new grandson, Logan.

3.  Work on lesson 13 of 
 sponsored by The Quilting Gallery.

4.  Work on twelve pinwheel 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 one "Quilts for Kids" quilt.
Finish piecing three Q4K tops.


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

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


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

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

11.  Bind and label the quilt I recently finished quilting on Annie: 
  Syncopated Rhythm

12.  Complete quilting the quilt currently loaded on Annie

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
Teal & White Delight
Majestic Mountains
Seashore Memories

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

28.  Celebrate MOTHER'S DAY!


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

Sharyn