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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, April 10, 2017

Awesome Adventures March 2017

Awesome Adventures

The month of March brought the end of our time at The Little Gym with Logan.  

I've watched him develop both his gross motor skills and his listening skills.  


I'm sad to see this chapter of his young life end, but I guess it is on to bigger and better things :D



Sleepover time!



Ryder visiting the dentist.



Yummy ice cream :D


What big EYES you have little Jace!

...And what tiny feet!

Logan is our super hero...

Even without his crown ...


It didn't take long for this little guy to steal my heart <3.

Movie Night!

Ryder is so proud of his Lego ferry.

One Month Old...where does the time go?

Ryder and Logan made Leprechaun masks during a recent library adventure.

They love all the prizes they won. 


Ryder, Logan and Kyle joined Grandad at his baseball team breakfast. They were mesmerized watching the flag team practicing in the commons area.

Jace is learning how to use those things at the end of his arms.

It was a COLD day when the BOYZ visited the Food Truck Festival.  
They enjoyed their hot cocoa.

We enjoyed a quick trip to Chuck E. Cheese.

We celebrated three family birthdays during the month of March. 
 PopPop, Uncle Mike and Uncle Ricky 

This is a Four Generation picture...
PopPop
Grandad
Daddy Kyle &
The Three BOYZ - Ryder, Logan & Jace 


Jace has discovered his beautiful smile.

Another trip to the library for Young Scientist Day...





Another month is over and the weather is finally beginning to turn nice here in NJ.  I see many, many playdates at the playground and picnics in our future.  

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

Sharyn

Monday, April 3, 2017

Make-A-List Monday March/April 2017


I am pleased to announce the opening of my ETSY shop ...


I have decided that is is time to part with some of the quilts I have made over the past ten years.

Please stop by the shop at the link above to see what is available for purchase.  At this time I have 47 quilts listed.  There just might be one you would like to have.



I am continuing with my FlyLady routines and organization.  My latest project was to organize my pantry.  


I love the way it turned out.  I found all the bins at Target.


And now, on to my list...

March
(in review)

*No progress on ORANGE highlighted projects.

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






2.  Christmas Tree Skirt for Shea & Ricky



3.  Make a quilt for Logan's Big Boy Bed


I spent a day in Lancaster, PA last week at two different quilt shows.  The AQS show was wonderful.  This is the quilt that won Best of Show:

It was truly an amazing quilt.  

While in Lancaster I took a trip to Zook's Fabric Store to get the fabric I will need for Logan's Big Boy Bed quilt.

On the way I went over this quaint covered bridge:


I also made a quick stop at 
Kitchen Kettle Village 
for some freshly popped Kettle Korn.



At Zook's I was able to find exactly the fabric I was looking for:


Unlike Ryder's quilt, I have decided to use all solids for Logan's quilt.

Now the fun begins!


 4.  Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt:  En Provence

5.  A few blocks from The Quilt Block Cookbook by Amy Gibson

6.  The 182 Day Solstice Challenge by Pat Sloan

7.  The Children's Library - a Mystery Quilt by Pat Sloan

8.  The Blazing Star - the Craftsy 2017 Block of the Month



9.  Julie Herman's Toes in the Sand Quilt

10.  Just Takes 2

11.  Dancing Stars

12.  The Patchwork Quilt Along by
The Fat Quarter Shop

13.  Baby Quilt #1

14.  Baby Quilt #2

15.  Baby Quilt #3

16.  Baby Quilt #4

17.  Baby Quilt #5

18.  Civil War Tribute

 19.   Waste Knot




20.  Basketweave from Quilted Living

21.  The not so True History of America Block of the Month by Texas Quiltworks

22.  PQW 2014-15 Saturday Sampler

23.  Quilt Square Quilt Along

24.  Zippy Strippy Bags

    25.  Striped Table Runner


26.  Double Twisted Wreath Fall/Christmas



27.  Fall Quilt Panels



28.  Chock Full O' Charms



29.  Black Pouch



April




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

2.  Christmas Tree Skirt for Shea & Ricky


3.  Make a quilt for Logan's Big Boy Bed


 4.  Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt:  En Provence

5.  A few blocks from The Quilt Block Cookbook by Amy Gibson

6.  The 182 Day Solstice Challenge by Pat Sloan

7.  The Children's Library - a Mystery Quilt by Pat Sloan

8.  The Blazing Star - the Craftsy 2017 Block of the Month

9.  Finish Logan's Birthday Quilt.

10.  Julie Herman's Toes in the Sand Quilt

11.  Just Takes 2

12.  Dancing Stars

13.  The Patchwork Quilt Along by
The Fat Quarter Shop

14.  Baby Quilt #1

15.  Baby Quilt #2

16.  Baby Quilt #3

17.  Baby Quilt #4

18.  Baby Quilt #5

19.  Civil War Tribute

20.  Basketweave from Quilted Living

21.  The not so True History of America Block of the Month by Texas Quiltworks

22.  PQW 2014-15 Saturday Sampler

23.  Quilt Square Quilt Along

24.  Zippy Strippy Bags

    25.  Striped Table Runner

26.  Double Twisted Wreath Fall/Christmas

27.  Christmas Wall Hanging


28.  Fall Quilt Panels


29.  Chock Full O' Charms


30.  Black Pouch



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

Sharyn

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Show & Tell Tuesday - Stars in the Ocean & Country Home

Every Year Pennington Quilt Works hosts a Saturday Sampler Block of the Month at their shop.  I have participated for many years.  In 2012 I decided to make the quilt in two color ways.  The batik version uses blues, greens & neutrals and is called Stars in the Ocean.  I finished the batik version in 2012.

Stars in the Ocean



Both of my Saturday Samplers used a Judy Martin setting.  I found this setting to be a little challenging but worth the effort.

The next version was made with browns, reds & tans and it is called Country Home.  I didn't finish Country Home until 2014.  Both quilts are king size.  

Country Home



I hope you enjoy both of these quilts.

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

Sharyn


Monday, March 13, 2017

Awesome Adventures February 2017

Awesome Adventures with
Ryder, Logan and Jace
February 2017


Logan loves going to MY GYM.  

Under the Sea



"Cheeeeese!"


Ryder & Logan love to play in their new home.

I got each of my 2 little monkeys, 2 little monkeys to play with for Valentine's Day.


Ryder enjoying some quiet time.


The BOYZ love to play in the snow.


One of Ryder's favorite things to do is build with Legos.  He is VERY good at it.


My sweet little boys and their daddy, Kyle, came to our church Spaghetti Dinner.
Mommy was home resting.  She had a very big day coming soon!


We were able to make another recipe in our Disney Princess Cookbook.




This time we made Miner's Mini Muffins from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
YUM!

February 16th turned out to be a very special day for our family.  Ryder and Logan came to our house and we tried to keep them very busy.

It was very cold so we didn't play outside, but we had lots of fun putting on a puppet show.



Ryder had fun duplicating a picture with water color paint.
Nice job, Ryder!

Later that day...


Welcome 
Jace Kyle Hutchinson !!!




Ryder & Logan meeting their new brother for the first time:


Such a beautiful family!

It was sad to leave Mommy, Daddy & Jace in the hospital when we had to leave, so the BOYZ gave their new brother a kiss goodbye.



Our precious new little boy :)




Ready to go home.


Resting comfortably in his new home.


While Jace settled into his new life, Ryder and Logan enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather.

Kung Fu Soccer





We enjoyed a late winter picnic at a local park.


It was a very sunny day.









Ryder loves Santa waffles...even in February.


Ready to play some hockey


Logan hanging out with Mimi


Jace - bright eyed and.....

sleepy.




Brotherly love <3



Logan and I had a special date.  First we went grocery shopping...Logan drove the cart.


Then we went in search of a "dinosaur playground."  

We kidnapped Grandad and went on our adventure.

We found a dinosaur playground and had another late winter picnic.


February was filled with so much fun and LOVE.  Our family is truly blessed. :)



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

Sharyn