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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."

Monday, December 31, 2018

Make-A-List Monday November-December 2018 in Review

A new year is about to start, but before we ring in 2019 we need to reflect on the past two months. 

November & December 2018 have been a blur...

Not much sewing has happened but that is okay.  That is the nature of this time of year.

Our Thira turned one year old on November 26.




 It's amazing how such a large pup can be so sweet.

I watched my beloved USC Trojan football team self-destruct.
There is always next year...

We spent an amazing week in Disney World in November.





I tried a lot of new recipes.  I think my favorite was this
 Cranberry-Apple Crumb Pie.
Just the right blend of tart and sweet.
YUM!!!

We celebrated Christmas in December.





I've revamped my planning system for 2019.

Hopefully I will be able to keep up with my planner/meal plans.

Now on to my list...
November/December 2018

(in review)

No progress on green highlighted items.

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




2.  Attend PQW Saturday Sampler class and complete block.


I had to do two blocks in December because we were in Disney for the November class.

3.  Leader / Ender Projects -


Bonnie Hunter's 2017 Mystery Quilt :
On Ringo Lake 

and
  Bonnie Hunter's 2016 Mystery Quilt: 
En Provence  

I am plugging away on these projects.
Currently I am doing sashing for En Provence.

4.  Make some fun projects with my CRICUT.

5.  Bonnie Hunter's 2018 Mystery Quilt - Good Fortune

I've been able to keep up on all six clues so far...










          


















If you want to see what other mystery quilters are doing you can check out this LINK.

6.  Start thinking about a pattern for Jace's Big Boy Bed Quilt.

















Lots of ideas floating through my head but that is as far as it goes 
:(

7.  Just Takes 2


8.  A few blocks from Amy Gibson's
The Quilt Block Cookbook 

9.  The 182 Day Solstice Challenge 
by Pat Sloan

10.  Dancing Stars

11.  The Patchwork Quilt Along by
 The Fat Quarter Shop


12.  Work on some blocks from Bonnie Hunter's quilt Garden Party, started in Hershey July 2018.

13.  Folk Stitches

14.  Basketweave from Quilted Living

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

16.  PQW 2014-15 Saturday Sampler

17.  Quilt Square Quilt Along

18.  Zippy Strippy Bags

19.  Striped Table Runner

20.  Mini Mosaic Quilt

21.  Double Twisted Wreath Fall/Christmas

22.  Christmas Wall Hanging

23.  Fall Quilt Panels

24.  Chock Full O' Charms

25.  Black Pouch

26.  Folded Placemat

27.  Kuddle Kwilts

28.  Crazy Eights

29.  Vacation Watermelon Quilt





January 2019


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

2.  Attend PQW Saturday Sampler class and complete blocks.


3.  Leader/Ender Projects -

     
Bonnie Hunter's 2017 Mystery Quilt :
On Ringo Lake 

and
  Bonnie Hunter's 2016 Mystery Quilt: 
En Provence  

4.  Make some fun projects with my Cricut.

5.  Bonnie Hunter's 2018 Mystery Quilt - Good Fortune


6.  Continue to plan for Jace's big boy bed quilt.

7.  Just Takes 2

8.  A few blocks from Amy Gibson's
The Quilt Block Cookbook 

9.  The 182 Day Solstice Challenge 
by Pat Sloan

10.  Dancing Stars

11.  The Patchwork Quilt Along by
 The Fat Quarter Shop


12.  Work on some blocks from Bonnie Hunter's quilt Garden Party, started in Hershey July 2018.

13.  Folk Stitches

14.  Basketweave from Quilted Living

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

16.  PQW 2014-15 Saturday Sampler

17.  Quilt Square Quilt Along

18.  Zippy Strippy Bags

19.  Striped Table Runner

20.  Mini Mosaic Quilt

21.  Double Twisted Wreath Fall/Christmas

22.  Christmas Wall Hanging

23.  Fall Quilt Panels

24.  Chock Full O' Charms

25.  Black Pouch

26.  Folded Placemat

27.  Kuddle Kwilts

28.  Crazy Eights

29.  Vacation Watermelon Quilt

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

Sharyn

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Awesome Adventures with Ryder, Logan, & Jace November 2018

Awesome Adventures 
with
Ryder, Logan, & Jace
November 2018


The month of November 2018 was the
 BEST MONTH EVER!!!

We took a family trip to Disney World in Orlando, FL.  My three children, their spouses, and my three grandsons treated us to a trip to Disney for my husband and my 60th birthdays.  





Waiting for everyone to arrive.

Kyle, Heather, and the boys were the first to arrive at the beautiful Sheraton Resort.  

Ryder was determined to test all the beds to be sure they passed inspection.



The boys loved looking at all the wildlife around the resort.  We never saw an alligator (thank God) but we did see lots of herons, turtles, ducks, squirrels, fish, etc.  






And speaking of fish...


Chilly air didn't stop these boys!


All the pools were great.  We visited them frequently during our week stay.  









There were also some nice playgrounds around the resort.  
Jace awoke VERY early each day so we would take him out to play on the playground while the others slept on...

On our first full day in Orlando we were surprised with Breakfast with the Characters.  

I made everyone personalized Mickey shirts.






Shea and Ricky had not arrived yet so they missed the Character Breakfast :(






























I was surprised with the whole restaurant singing 
"Happy Birthday" to me.






We also enjoyed the resort game center and mini golf.


Roasting marshmallows around the fire pit was so much fun!







Breakfast in our suite before a very busy day at the park.

We visited Disney Springs to walk around and have dinner one evening.










We were able to duplicate the silhouette we had done 25 years ago.
Kyle, JT, & Shea on the top right...Ryder, Logan, & Jace on the bottom left.  <3

We enjoyed ourselves in The Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Typhoon Lagoon, and Universal Studios.  Here are pictures of some of the things we did...



























                  Diagon Alley


Jedi Training...


















    SNOW!!!




























AN AMAZING FAMILY TRIP - WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!!

Coming home was difficult, but home we did go.










Logan & Jace playing with Brody.



Breakfast at Logan's school.


Chess Club for Ryder

Making cranberry sauce...





Waiting to pick up Logan...

Thanksgiving in preschool


Thanksgiving in First Grade

Jace enjoying a Cowboys game with Daddy

Helping to decorate the Christmas tree



Swim, Jace, Swim


We played outside as much as weather would allow...



Soccer...






Logan made me feel so happy when he brought this paper home from school :)

Jace Singing :)

Rub-A-Dub-Dub   3 Men in a Tub






A dinner and milkshake break after a tiring Christmas shopping trip.


My Ryder <3



Super cute :)



November is the time when you contemplate all the things for which you are thankful.  I am beyond blessed to have my family in my life...I LOVE them all so much!!!!


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

Sharyn