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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, August 3, 2015

Make-A-List Monday July/August

Poor ANNIE is sick. =(

My beloved long arm quilting machine stopped working about 3 weeks ago.  I took her to the repair shop and they worked on her while we were in Hershey.  I received notice while on vacation that she was ready for pick-up.  I brought her home and set her up but unfortunately she was still not working properly.

I called the shop (which happens to be over an hour each way from where I live) and they said that their repairman lives in the town next to mine and that he would stop by to see what he could do.  

When the repairman came he played with her a little bit and got her running.  

Hallelujah she was fixed!
or so I thought...

The next day she started doing exactly the same thing.  I called my repairman, Stephon (We are on a first name basis now.  It turns out I went to school with his sister and my husband was his physical education teacher and football coach) and he is coming on Friday to pick her up and take her back to Doylestown.  He suspects it is her C-Pod which will not be good news.  

I'm not sure how much actual quilting I will get done this month while I wait for Annie to be repaired.  There is a rumor that a new C-Pod might be back-ordered for 6 MONTHS!

UGH!  

Hopefully Annie will be repaired in the near future  and I can get back to quilting all the tops I am creating.

Now for some good news:


Our pumpkins are growing so well this year.  In a few short weeks one of them went from this:
to this:
I'm so happy we will have pumpkins this year for Ryder and Logan to carve and decorate!


July
(in review)


1.  Spend quality time with my special grandsons.  

Here are some pictures of fun things Ryder and Logan did this month:























And a few videos:








2.  Piece, quilt, bind and label at least one "Quilts for Kids" quilt.  Attend the Quilts for Kids workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.

I only finished one quilt this month because of my broken quilting machine.




3.  Attend Saturday Sampler workshop at Pennington Quilt Works.




4.  Celebrate Shea and Don's birthdays.





5.  Attend Quilt Odyssey in Hershey, PA with my family.

The quilts were beautiful, as always.  Here are a few of my favorites:








Family Time was wonderful!











6.  Attend July Strip Club at The Village Quilter.




7.  Present Katie and Brian's Memory quilt for baby Kara.


I can finally post pictures of my friends Brian & Katie's baby memory quilt.






Welcome to the world 
Kara Paige!

8.  Make a quilt for my friend's new baby boy.

Welcome to the world 
Grayson!




9.  Aiming for Accuracy II by Mishka's Playground.

I did not get to work on this project this month.

10.  Bind/label:  5 table runners, Mexican Cross, Watermelon Mania, Aiming 4 Accuracy/Surf & Sun, Garden Patch, Heather Spence Fall Mystery Quilt/Mum's the Word, Slice Twice Isn't It Nice, Jungle Fever, An Oldie But Goodie, Celtic Solstice and Follow Your Heart.

All bound and labeled:


11.  Heather Spence Designs spring mystery quilt - Double Cross - to benefit cancer patients.





12.  Make a Frozen pillowcase for little Ryder.




13.  July block for Pat Sloan's 2015 Mystery Quilt:  Vacation Time.




14. July block for Calypso Kaleidoscope by Quilt Addicts Anonymous.



15.  May, June and July blocks for the Arcadia Avenue Quilt Along sponsored by Sassafras Lane Designs.

Here are the May and June hexagon blocks:




16.  July block for the Quilt Doodle Designs 2013 Block of the Month.




17.  Complete the final steps for Quiltmaker Magazine 2015 New Year's Mystery: Auld Lang Stitches.




18.  Complete quilting the top currently loaded on Annie and any others on my Git-R-Done list.

Not much quilting this month because of Annie (see above)  The quilt top currently loaded is Back to Square One made in January 2014.

19.  Black & White Sampler blocks




20.  Crazy Quilt using Shar Jorgenson templates by Omnigrid.




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

The center of this quilt top is done.  Next I will work on the pieced border.




22.  Grandma Mary's 9-Patcha strip club quilt by The Village Quilter.




No progress on the following highlighted projects:

23.  Country Threads Sampler blocks.

24.  Candy Striper by Anita Grossman Solomon.

25.  Julie Herman's Toes in the Sand quilt.

26.  Uncle Sam's Quilta strip club quilt by The Village Quilter.

27.  Dear Jane triangles.

28.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

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

James River Blues quilt top is complete:





August


1.  Spend quality time with my super grandsons 

2.  Piece, quilt, bind and label at least one "Quilts for Kids" quilt.  Attend the Quilts for Kids workshop at Pennington Quilt Works

3.  Attend Saturday Sampler workshop at Pennington Quilt Works

4.  Attend August Strip Club at The Village Quilter

5.  Organize and host our annual Family Reunion

6.  Attend my friend Melissa's wedding.


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

8.  Chicken Scratch by Country Threads Sampler 

9.  Make quilts for two of my friend's new baby girls

10.  Aiming for Accuracy II by Mishka's Playground: Lessons 9-12

11.  Bind/label any quilts finished this month

12.  August block for Pat Sloan's 2015 Mystery Quilt:  Vacation Time

13. August block for Calypso Kaleidoscope by Quilt Addicts Anonymous

14.  July and August blocks for the Arcadia Avenue Quilt Along sponsored by Sassafras Lane Designs

15.  August block for the Quilt Doodle Designs 2013 Block of the Month

16.  De-Bone some men's cotton shirts into usable quilting fabric

17.  Complete quilting the top currently loaded on Annie and any others on my Git-R-Done list


18.  Candy Striper by Anita Grossman Solomon

19.  Julie Herman's Toes in the Sand quilt

20.  Uncle Sam's Quilta strip club quilt by The Village Quilter

21.  Dear Jane triangles

22.  PQW 2013-14 Saturday Sampler - Cutting Corners

23.  Just Takes 2

24.  Crumb Quilt

25.  A quilt for Logan

26.  Grandmother's Fan

27.  Dancing Stars

28.  Quilt Square Quilt Along

29.  Lucky Stars

30.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Civil War Tribute
Daisy Dazzle
Glory Box Table Runner
Cool Breeze


Until Next Time...Happy Stitching!!!

Sharyn

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