About Me

My photo
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, February 29, 2016

Make-A-List Monday February/March


Happy Leap Day!!!

The weather in our area is slowly beginning to warm up.  We have been fortunate to experience some days in the 50's.  But 50 degree weather can not compare to the weather my son and his future wife are enjoying in southern California.



Kaela's mother and grandmother held a "Meet the Family" party for them yesterday.



The food looks AMAZING!



Only a few short months until they will be husband and wife.  Most of the arrangements have been made: airplane tickets purchased;  hotel booked;  car rented;
dress ...  ?

Oh my, I need a dress or three.  I had better get on that soon!

February
(in review)

1.  Spend quality time with my special grandsons 


 Two little cuties!


 Why is this sooo COLD, Mimi?


Snow, Snow, go away so we can play on the playground.



 Want to play Batman?



 Breakfast at Mimi and Grandad's house



 Logan playing at My Gym



 Ryder's fashion show...walking the red carpet



 Music Together



Thanks for my yummy lunch, Mimi!



Painting popsicle stick snowflakes.



Getting ready to watch The Little Mermaid with Aunt Shea.


Logan's Dance Party


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


This is the stack of quilts we donated this month.


3.  Attend Saturday Sampler at PQW.


This is the second block.

4.  Celebrate my DH's Half Birthday & Valentine's Day.

Soooo much to celebrate!

 Ryder and Logan made me a BEAUTIFUL bracelet.

 They shared a heart shaped pizza with me...


 and made me a lovely card.


I made my Dear Hubby a heart shaped cake and ...


heart shaped corn muffins.

5.  Go out to dinner with some Dear Friends.

We had a delicious dinner at the Cranbury Inn.

6.  Attend my son's Super Bowl party.

The party was fun.  I especially enjoyed half time, watching Ryder dance to Bruno Mars was a riot!

7.  Make St. Patrick's Day pillowcases for
 Ryder & Logan



8.  Spend some time this month prepping scrap fabrics to add to my Quiltville Scrap User's System

A little progress but not much.


9.  December block for Calypso Kaleidoscope by Quilt Addicts Anonymous



When I finished the December block, I went ahead and finished the top.  I tried to take a picture but it was too large.  Here is a picture of exactly what the top looks like:





10.  Arcadia Avenue Quilt Along sponsored by Sassafras Lane Designs




11.  October, November and December blocks for the
Quilt Doodle Designs 2013 Block of the Month






No progress on the following green highlighted projects:

12.  Julie Herman's Toes in the Sand quilt

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

14.  PQW 2013-14 Saturday Sampler - Cutting Corners

15.  Lucky Stars

16.  Grandmother's Fan

17.  Just Takes 2

18.  Quilt Square Quilt Along

19.  Crumb Quilt

20.  Zippy Strippy Bags

21.  PQW 2014-15 Saturday Sampler  

22.  A Quilt for Chase

23.  Work on the following 
BRODY/RYDER/LOGAN Projects:

Civil War Tribute
Radio Way - Basic Gray
Iced Tea
Just one Iced Tea block complete
Serene Strips - Summer 
Serene Strips - Fall
Serene Strips - Fall bed runners


March

1.  Spend quality time with my special 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 at PQW.

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

5.  Make Easter Pillowcases for Ryder & Logan

6.  Celebrate Easter with my family

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

8.  Julie Herman's Toes in the Sand quilt

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

10.  PQW 2013-14 Saturday Sampler - Cutting Corners

11.  Lucky Stars

12.  Grandmother's Fan

13.  Just Takes 2

14.  Quilt Square Quilt Along

15.  Crumb Quilt

16.  Zippy Strippy Bags

17.  PQW 2014-15 Saturday Sampler  

18.  Work on the following 

BRODY/RYDER/LOGAN Projects:

Civil War Tribute
Radio Way - Basic Gray
Serene Strips - Summer 
Serene Strips - Fall
Iced Tea


Linking up with:
 Quilting is more fun than Housework
Patchwork Times
Love Laugh Quilt


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

Sharyn

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Show & Tell Tuesday (Grandmother's Sampler & Follow the Yellow Brick Road)

Show & Tell Tuesday

Grandmother's Sampler

I made Grandmother's Sampler as a BOM from a shop called Kindred Quilts.  Unfortunately, Kindred Quilts has since closed it's doors, as many quilt shops have done.  

This quilt was designed by Lori Smith.  The pattern can be found HERE.  




I completed this quilt in  2012 and it finishes at 73" square.



Follow the Yellow Brick Road



I  named this quilt Follow the Yellow Brick Road because of the way the yellow fabric winds its way through the quilt.  

I have searched and searched, but I can not find the pattern that I used.  All I am really sure of is that it was made from a charm pack or two and some yardage for the "road" and the borders.  



I completed Follow the Yellow Brick Road in 2012 and it measures 52" X 68".  

Linking up with: 

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

Sharyn

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Show & Tell Tuesday (Calico Cutie, Follow Your Heart, Stars and Stripes)

Show & Tell Tuesday
(A day late again...but better late than never :)

Calico Cutie



I purchased Calico Cutie as a kit at a quilt show quite a few years ago.  I worked on it for a while using both English Paper Piecing and Applique.


 I completed this mini quilt in 2013 and it measures 29" X 35".


Follow Your Heart


This pretty Heart Sampler was made using Paper Piecing.  Each block measures six inches.  I chose fabric from my stash to make each block.  It hangs in my family room during part of the year.




I made this small wall hanging in 2014 and it measures 34" X 42".


Stars and Stripes

Originally called "Long May She Wave" and intended as wall art, I have renamed this piece Stars and Stripes and use it as a table topper during the summer months.  It uses both traditional piecing and applique.  



This sweet little table topper was one of the first quilted projects I've made.  It was constructed in 2008 and it measures 17" X 26".


I am linking up with: Sew Fresh QuiltsPatchwork TimesQuilt StoryBlossom Heart QuiltsMy Quilt Infatuation,
 Live a Colorful LifeConfessions of a Fabric Addict,
 Fort Worth Fabric Studio


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

Sharyn

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Show & Tell Tuesday (Chicken Scratch, Hugs & Kisses, Easy Braid Table Runner)

Show & Tell Tuesday


Today I am sharing some table runners. 

Chicken Scratch
  I made Chicken Scratch from a border fabric using the
I have made a variety of table runners using this same pattern.

This table runner was made in 2014 and it measures 
15" X 55".


Hugs & Kisses

Hugs & Kisses was made from a pattern called 
Double Four Patch Runner by Graywood Designs.

As you can tell, I altered the pattern slightly to make it work for the look I wanted.

I use this table runner to decorate during the month of February.


I made this table runner in 2015 and it measures 
17" X 50".


Easy Braid Table Runner

I made this table runner in 2013 from a pattern called

It is a "Quilt as you Go" pattern.  I have seen this table runner done in MANY different fabrics, often to correspond to a specific holiday.  I have only made one of this pattern so far. 




 I made it in colors to coordinate with my kitchen colors.  This table runner measures 15" X 51".





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

Sharyn