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New Jersey, United States
I am the wife of a wonderful husband and the mom of three super adult kids and their spouses. I also proudly have three adorable grandsons. I happily taught preschool for 25 years. When I'm not with my grandsons I spend much of my time indulging in my "Quilty Pleasures."

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Show & Tell Tuesday (A Bunch of Baby/Kid Quilts)

I have 16 quilts to share today.  These are quilts I have made as potential gifts for either my future grandchildren (wishful thinking) or children of friends.  I will not elaborate about each one, but  simply post pictures and quilt names.  


Under the Sea

Simply Charming

Baby Einstein - Black

Alphabet Animals

Sugar & Spice/Snips & Snails - Green

Sugar & Spice/Snips & Snails - Blue


Little Girl Rag Quilt

Bugs Bugs Bugs

Cloud Nine

Baby Einstein - White

To the Nines

Indigo Blue

Charming Charlie

Flower Girl

Suspender Sam & Sunbonnet Sue

I hope you enjoyed seeing these baby/child quilts as much as I did making them.

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


Monday, May 2, 2016

Make-A-List Monday April/May

Happy Birthday to our sweet grandson!!!

Who was it who once said..."Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans"?

It was John Lennon, I think, in his song

Beautiful Boy.

In my case, I think life is what happened to me and I forgot to make other plans...haha.

I haven't written a blog post in two months.  I have been very busy with quilting, grandchildren and life in general; so let me get to my list to see some of the things I have been doing.

(in review)

1.  Spend quality time with my special grandsons 

Playing in the sandbox

Looking at the animals at the park

Meeting Mickey Mouse

Playing in the fort

Logan loves the sand

Ryder likes to ride the car at Kidz Village

Logan grocery shopping at Kidz Village

Logan loves the ball pit at My Gym

Love these two so much!

Who are these masked men?

Logan loves to play outside

Reading a magazine at the library

Merril Park

Meeting Chuck

Ryder's First Day of Pre-K

Catch that bubble, Logan!

More sandbox fun...inside this time.

Great day for a picnic

Daddy reads the best stories

Logan loves Frozen and Grandad reads it so well.

A sleepover at Mimi and Grandad's house...climbing a tree.

Ryder planting a garden with Mommy

Logan learning to play baseball from the best coach I know!

We had fun at the local community park

But Logan had trouble falling asleep at home that night...not sure why.  Maybe he just missed his mommy and daddy and was so happy to see them.

Ryder had fun playing Santa at his sleepover.

Ready Spaghetti!

Hands on your head!!

Making homemade Lightsabers

Ryder loves the Transformers with which his daddy used to play.

Yum...Chocolate Chip Pancakes!

I think we wore our little guy out :)

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

As of April 2016 our QFK chapter has donated over 1000 quilts to needy/ill children.
Time for a PARTY!

3.  Attend Saturday Sampler at PQW.

4.  Celebrate Kyle and JT's birthdays


5.  Make Mickey Mouse t-shirts for the boys to wear in Disney World.

6.  Attend the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey and the Lancaster Quilt Shows.

Some of my favorite quilts from the shows:

7.  Work on JT and Kaela's wedding quilt.
Kaela decided she wanted a neutral quilt so I had to put my thinking cap on.  I needed to find a quilt pattern that would showcase neutral shades of white and beige.

I decided to design my own pattern.

Here are the neutral fabrics I chose.

Here is the quilt being quilted

I had to put it on a bed to see how it would look.

 I presented the quilt to the Bride-to-be at her small, intimate bridal shower.

It was a small gathering of immediate family and a few close friends of the bride.  I'm so happy that Kaela loves her new wedding quilt.

8.  Attend my friend's Bridal Shower.

Kristina had plenty of help opening her gifts.

9.  Begin gathering fabric and choose a pattern for my Dear Friends, Maureen and Tyler's wedding quilt.

This is all I can share just yet.
Stayed tuned!

10.  Make Easter Pillowcases for Ryder & Logan

Next up...Birthday and Memorial Day pillowcases.

11.  Celebrate Easter with my family

12.  Finish the quilt top for the
Quilt Doodle Designs 2013 Block of the Month

13.  Julie Herman's Toes in the Sand quilt

14.  Celebrate Logan's second birthday.

I made a t-shirt for Logan's Paw Patrol themed birthday.

Kyle and Heather hosted a small, family birthday party for sweet Logan...

Happy Birthday to You!!

15.  PQW 2013-14 Saturday Sampler - Cutting Corners
Renamed - Autumn Trellis

16.  Just Takes 2

Second section complete!

No progress on the following Green highlighted projects:

17.  Quilt Square Quilt Along

18.  Crumb Quilt

19.  Zippy Strippy Bags

20.  PQW 2014-15 Saturday Sampler  

21.  Work on the following 


Civil War Tribute
Another block complete

Radio Way - Basic Gray
No progress

Serene Strips - Summer 

Iced Tea
No progress


1.  Spend quality time with my awesome grandsons 

2.  Piece, quilt, bind and label at least one "Quilts for Kids" quilt.  Attend the Quilts for Kids workshop at Pennington Quilt Works
Attend our 1000 Quilt Party

3.  Attend Saturday Sampler at PQW.

4.  Celebrate Mother's Day with a BBQ at our house.

5.  Celebrate Kyle & Heather's anniversary and my DMIL & DFIL's anniversary

6.  Celebrate Memorial Day

7.  Continue to work on Maureen and Tyler's wedding quilt

8.  Make Birthday and Patriotic Pillowcases for Ryder & Logan

9.  Begin working on 'Round the Stars quilt made from my Dear Jane scarps

10.  Begin working on a Basketweave quilt from the book New Ways with Jelly Rolls.

11.  Julie Herman's Toes in the Sand quilt

12.  Quilt Square Quilt Along

13.  Crumb Quilt

14.  Zippy Strippy Bags

15.  PQW 2014-15 Saturday Sampler  

16.  Baby Quilt - A Quilt for Chase

17.  Striped Table Runner

18.  Dancing Stars

19.  October 2014 Strip Club

20.  Work on the following 


Civil War Tribute
Radio Way - Basic Gray
Iced Tea
I Spy Treasure

Until Next Time...Happy Stitching!!!