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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, February 27, 2017

Make-A-List Monday Feb/Mar 2017

February has been a super month!  We went out to dinner with some wonderful friends.  

We went to The Cranbury Inn and our favorite server, Sam, took very good care of us.  


Earlier this month I decided to re-embrace FlyLady
I started my Flylady baby steps many, many years ago when my children were still quite young.  She truly helped me take my home from CHAOS to clutter-free in a few short months.  As the years have gone by, I stopped practicing my routines, my weekly home blessings and my zone cleaning.  I started to notice clutter springing up throughout my home.  Now that my son and his family have moved into their own home, I am back to the Flylady system, baby stepping my way through my house. 

 My biggest goal this year is to declutter and organize my basement.  This is one area that always seems to be messy.  I have broken my basement into 14 mini-zones.  My plan is to spend three weeks in each mini-zone:  cleaning, purging and organizing.  I am currently on mini-zone #2 and I am already starting to see some progress.  

This has been a rather time consuming zone as it holds many of the things that I boxed-up when my dear grandmother passed away approximately 18 years ago.



  It is impossible to sort through all the pictures and letters that she saved without shedding a tear or two.  She was an amazing woman and I miss her so much.

Two days after Valentine's Day we welcomed another much loved grandchild:
Jace Kyle Hutchinson 
 :D

Suffice it to say that my Dear Nan would have loved this little guy as much as I do, I'm sure!

I'll have more pictures of little Jace and his two big brothers when I post our February Awesome Adventures.

I've been very busy this month with non-quilty things, so I haven't completed anything on my list.  I have made some progress on a few of the items, though:

February
(in review)

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

Over 30 quilts donated in February!

2.  Christmas Tree Skirt for Shea & Ricky

I'm still working on the hand-stitched binding.

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

Currently I am searching for just the right fabric for this very special quilt.



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


Clue #2

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






After starting this quilt in Navy Blue, Gray and White I discovered that Pennington Quilt Works will offer the same blocks as their Saturday Sampler Block of the Month.  I was disappointed to learn this because I'm not sure that I really want to make two quilts with the same patterns but different fabrics. 




 I have not ruled out participating in the Saturday Sampler this year, but I am leaning toward not participating.  I will wait to decide after I see their color choices in person next week.

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

I've made a little progress on this BOM but I have not completed any steps as of today.

No progress on any of the AQUA shaded projects:

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.  Christmas Wall Hanging


28.  Fall Quilt Panels


29.  Chock Full O' Charms


30.  Black Pouch





March



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.  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.  Christmas Wall Hanging


28.  Fall Quilt Panels

29.  Chock Full O' Charms

30.  Black Pouch

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

Sharyn

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