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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."

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

January Make-A-List Monday



Christmas preparations took precedence this month, so I have not completed many quilt projects.  

I know life is not a race and it really doesn't matter if I finish any of the items on my list.  

I finish what I am able, and the rest of the items will just be moved to the following month.  

Because of my lack of accomplishment, I hesitate to start any new Quilt-Alongs in 2015.  

Many of my UFO's were Quilt-Alongs started in years past.  

I may start one or two if they look particularly intriguing.

In the mean time,  let's see what I was able to get done this month.....



December 2014
(in review)



1.  Spend quality time with my wonderful grandsons.  

We had lots of special time together over the last month.  Here are a few pictures taken during our time together.


 Ryder stringing beads with Grandad's supervision.


Logan enjoying blueberries.


 Ryder at the library.


 Muffin Tin Monday

 Peak-a-boo!

 Ryder being a little monkey.

 Logan playing with the castle.

 Lots of fun in the ball pit.

 Fun at the gym.

 Ryder LOVES the swing!

 Look at me standing up.

 Getting ready for Christmas.

Say "Cheese."



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

Slow but steady progress on this project.





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



Super Ryder!

I was actually able to make a Super Logan cape as well but I did not get a picture of him wearing it.



4.  Prepare more blocks for a memory quilt.

No progress.





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

This quilt is almost done.  I just need to finish the binding.  I will have pictures next month.






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



This is the quilt I have decided to make.  It is a Quiltmaker Magazine pattern.  I still have not started this quilt but at least I have chosen the pattern.



7.  Prepare backings for Heartstrings and Basketcase.

The backings are prepared and now these quilts are ready to be quilted.



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 a Quilts for Kids quilt.

Done!!!

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


Three clues complete.
How many more???



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

No progress.


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

No progress.


13.  Work on the November and December
Wishes Quilt-Along blocks 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.

A few deadline quilts had priority so I did not finish Lazy Sunday.



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


I only finished one of the six table runners.
Oops, I forgot to take a picture and I already gave it away. :(




16.  Work on a few blocks for my Black & 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 
Toes in the Sand quilt.

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
Glory Box Table Runner
Cool Breeze

No progress.


26.  Attend Saturday Sampler workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.

I attended the workshop but I have not completed my block yet.



27.  Celebrate Christmas with my family.

Just a few pictures...












January


1.  Spend quality time with my wonderful grandsons.  

2.  Garden Stroll inspired commission quilt.

3.  Katie and Brian's Memory quilt blocks.

4.  Baby Zurich's pink and brown quilt.

5.  Quilt for Wyatt.

6.  Four Friendship Corner blocks for the McCall's 
Make It Your Way quilt-along.

7.  Complete piecing, quilting , binding and labeling a 
Quilts for Kids quilt.

8. Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt:  
Grand Illusion!

9. November and December 2014 Aurifil quilt-along blocks.

10.  November and December 2014 steps for the 
Tell It to the Stars quilt-along sponsored by Judy Laquidara.

11.  November and December 2014 Wishes Quilt-Along blocks sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop.

12.  Choose fabric for Arcadia Avenue Quilt Along sponsored by Sassafras Lane Designs.


13.  January Mini-Quilt by the 
Aurifil Thread Designer of the Month.

14.  January block for the 
Friendship Star Sisters 
2015 Block of the Month.

15.  January block for Quiltmaker Magazine 2015 New Year's Mystery:

Auld Lang Stitches.

16.  January block for Pat Sloan's 2015 Mystery Quilt:  Vacation Time.


17. January blocks for Calypso Kaleidoscope by 

Quilt Addicts Anonymous.

18. January block for Scrapitude: Scrap-in-a-Box mystery quilt by 

Quilting for the Rest of Us.

19. January blocks for the RSC15 Sampler by So Scrappy.

20. January Block for the Nancy Zieman 2015 Adventure Quilt.

21.  Complete quilting the quilt currently loaded on Annie:  

 Lazy Sunday and any other quilts currently on my Git-R-Done List.

22.  Bind/label 5 table runners and other quilts I complete this month.

23.  Black & White Sampler blocks

24.  Crazy Quilt using Shar Jorgenson templates by Omnigrid.

25.  Fit for a Hero, a quilt by Judy Laquidara.

26.  Grandma Mary's 9-Patch, a strip club quilt by The Village Quilter.

27.  Country Threads Sampler blocks.

28.  Candy Striper by Anita Grossman Solomon.
29.  Julie Herman's Toes in the Sand quilt.

30.  Uncle Sam's Quilt, a strip club quilt by The Village Quilter.

31.  Dear Jane triangles.
32.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

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

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

34.  Attend Saturday Sampler workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.

35.  Attend Strip Club at The Village Quilter.

36.  Celebrate my DMIL birthday.


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

Sharyn