Monday, October 25, 2010

Make-A-List Monday #18! Join the giveaway, too!

Hi, all!
I hope you’re having a great week!  If this is your first time here since last week, here’s a heads up - my birthday is Friday and I’m giving away fabric to celebrate!  Check out my Sunday blogpost for how to enter!  I’m looking forward to getting a lot done this week, but first, 

Here’s what happened with last week’s list...
1.  Finish piecing the front and back of a disappearing 9-patch variation quilt to be given to a woman with cancer through the quilt ministry.  

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6.  Quilt the disappearing 9-patch quilt from item 1.  Done!  The recipient for this quilt was put back in the hospital early in the week, so this moved up to the top of the list - meaning it got done earlier than expected!  This is such a cheery quilt - I love the pattern, too - easy peasy!  You can read more about it here if you want...

2.  Applique a t-shirt for a friend's 2-year old daughter.  On hold until I hear from my friend about colors!
3.  Work on repurposing my library area into a sewing studio.  Partially done - this has been a big task, but it’s starting to come together..... These are early pictures, before I started moving everything back in.  I'll post more pictures later this week!
The old sewing area, mid-swap....

And the new sewing area, pre-table and fabric!
4.  Hit the post office and mail off my bee blocks and prizes from the Fall Into Fall giveaway.  Done - although it took two trips - I remembered the prizes the first trip, but forgot the bee blocks!
5.  Prepare for Wednesday night's quilt sampler class for new quilters at church!  Done!  I had three ladies show up to work on the sampler quilt, and one more came in halfway through, then went to Joann’s after class to get her fabric so she can start next week!

7.  Pick out something special for my bloggy friends (what's it for? Here's a hint - hobbits!  Give me your best guess!)  Done!  If you haven't already, check out yesterday’s blog post about my upcoming giveaway!  Leave a comment today (both here and there) and join in the fun!!
Now, for this week - - -
1.  Applique the t-shirt for my friend’s little girl!
2.  Quilt and bind a baby girl flannel quilt for the quilt ministry. 

3.  Finish quilting my Sail On quilt.

4.  Piece a back for a memory quilt custom job.
5.  Pull fabrics for a man’s quilt for the quilt ministry.

6.  Put together at least three kits to hand out for the quilt ministry.

7.  Finish pulling together my sewing studio!



I think that’s enough to keep me busy this week!  

So - what are you working on this week?  Remember to enter my birthday giveaway (you can see the details here)!!  



One last word - if you are a no-reply blogger, please remember to either change your settings or leave your e-mail address in your comment!  Bobyn, Lisa, and Mystica,  you are all set at no-reply and didn't leave an e-mail, so if you see this, be sure to leave me your e-mail today!  I'd hate for anyone to miss out because I couldn't reach them.....
Later!
Sarah



57 comments:

  1. Congratulations for getting so much accomplished in one week. It is so inspiring to the rest of us!

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  2. Productive as usual:) It will be interesting to see what your man quilt looks like. They're always a little more of a challenge for me.

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  3. I have tried making lists...and then get very frustrated when I can't get them finished; so now I just pray for the chance to get 4 hours a week to sew.

    Last week I got one hour. Maybe I'll shoot for two?

    Glad you were able to accomplish so much!

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  4. Woweee girl!!! You are a busy bee:) It seems everyone has those Ikea type shelves in their sewing room/studio. They are really nice, but a little pricey so I use the handmade shelving my hubby and I made for books awhile back . Works out wonderfully!

    Can't wait to see what you get done this week to show me up-LOL j.k.!!

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  5. Wow...you got a lot accomplished last week! I love your new sewing area.

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  6. I can't believe you get so much stuff done every week! How do you find the time? I love your disappearing 9-patch quilt. So bright and cheery!

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  7. Congrats on getting so much accomplished!

    (I love the hobbit reference by the way!)

    ~ Meagan
    SnippetsAndYarns at gmail dot com

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  8. how on earth do you find the time or get anything else done? you are amazing

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  9. You're just a powerhouse!! I don't know how you get so much done! I feel like even when the kids were little, that I got more done. Big sigh. rita at WhereElse dot ca

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  10. OOOH I can't WAIT to design my own private sewing studio!! Have fun!

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  11. have a great week. hope you get it ALL done! wow!

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  12. Looks like you got alot done this week! I need to start making a list on Mondays... I think I will start today!

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  13. Wow it sounds like a busy week! Enjoy your new sewing room.

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  14. Hello again! I had to re-sign up for your blog. For some reason I wasn't on your follow list. But maybe that'll help you get to your 200 mark :) That's some list you've got!! You are quiet the busy bee. Best wishes for a good week and I'll check in with you tomorrow :)

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  15. Fixed! (I think) Thanks for the heads-up!
    I really like the separation between blocks on your Disappearing 9-patch. Makes me want to start on one right now, despite the other projects all on my plate.

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  16. I love your to-do lists! They help keep me in line, too, and remind me to make my own. Which I'm going to go do right now. Thanks! =P

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  17. Oh I love your sewing area! I am going to start making wish lists and updating them - I make lists and then cross off when I finish somehting, but I liek the updating much better - even if you haven;t finished something you can feel good about your progress.

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  18. I make the list but life keeps getting in the way. So now I make plans. For example: Today's plan: attach row to Saints Stars; start next row;change appt. so DH can go with DGSs to ballgames and DD can come with me to Houston; refill meds; do hw duty; go bowlin; and pick up flowers for All Saints Day. So far today I am on track and am waiting for gkids for hw duty.

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  19. I have 3 sewing goals this week. Quilt my Paganini Schnibble, work on piecing the black and white Scrappy Nines and finish the last side of the binding on Indigo Pie.

    Love seeing pictures of the swap from library to sewing studio. Good luck in the move! It's lots of work:)

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  20. I love the to do list idea and how you can get done. What a neat idea.
    Paula

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  21. One day I hope to be as productive as you. :-)

    Your new sewing studio is coming along wonderfully. Really like those pumpkin colored walls.

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  22. You sure do get a lot done! And it all turns out sooooo pretty! My list for this week is SHORT! Made 2 new owl towels today for my etsy shop (SewWriteCreations, if I'm allowed to say)...so I have to LIST THEM! That's always the hardest part for me. I can sew again after that, but Thurs have to make room for an 8 am MRI - oh my, oh my, 8 in the A.M! That's like o'dark-thirty for me. But, heck, you've probably already put in 6 hours (very productive hours, I might add) by then!! Fri, just the usual, shopping for the weekend. Told ya - SHORT. Thanks for keeping us posted on what we *could* be doing if we were more like YOU! :)

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  23. Sarah, you are one busy lady and ambitious, too! It sure looks like it's a shoo-in for 200 followers. You are at 199. Woohoo! Great job.

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  24. Wow! So productive, and I love the disappearing 9-patch! I am a big-time list maker too. I was so excited to finish two big projects over this past weekend, but alas! this week worklife is getting in the way of crafty life.

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  25. Phwew...that is quite a to-do list...I'm a little overwhelmed FOR you! :)

    The sewing area looks like it's going to be great, re-organizing into a new space is always fun.

    ~Teresa

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  26. Boy, you got a lot done last week! I feel like such a slacker. I love the disappearing 9 patch. too! It is such a neat quilt to make!
    Sandy A

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  27. I am tired just reading your list. You have gotten some great things accomplished. I love your sewing area.

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  28. I wish I had your energy....dedication....determination???

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  29. I sure wish I was as motivated as you are !!! Your sewing studio is looking good . I'll be getting some shelves soon and folding and stacking fabric !!! I just need to keep sewing ! that's my goal for this week ! and you have made me tired by reading about what YOU have done !

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  30. I just LOVE that pumpkin color on the sewing area walls!!

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  31. the colors in that quilt are just lovely. You have a great eye!

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  32. Lucky you getting your own sewing studio! I am envious. You have quite a to-do list!! Don't think I am going to get very near my quilting until the weekend.

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  33. I love when people show their work spaces! I love that you post your to-do lists too. I know they are personal but us quilters are just nosy people!! We like to know what everyone's agenda is.
    So glad I found your blog. I am moving to Tennessee and am so excited. We are packing up now. Heading to Houston Quilt Festival where we will vend and then we will be on our way to your beautiful state.

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  34. You have been busy. I just love the color of the walls !!

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  35. I love making lists. I have them posted all over my refrigerator.

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  36. Love the wall color in your new sewing studio. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  37. I almost forgot. I am now officially a follower of your blog.

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  38. Your weekly list of quilting goals reminds me of "me". I do it every Sunday and evaluate my progress at the end of the week. I get so much more accomplished.

    I hope you enjoy "the move" which will create you a new sewing area. It is healthy to do that sort of thing since we all need to reorganize sometimes.

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  39. Your disappearing 9-patch quilt looks great! I should make one of those. Ok, added to the project list.

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  40. You have a very busy list but obviously you are a very busy person. Love the disappearing 9 patch quilt!!

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  41. Susan (susanlock@shaw.ca)October 26, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    where do you find all the time?

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  42. Great list-making! I should do that!
    Love the paint color in that new studio.

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  43. I am a new quilter - disappearing 9 patch... I am reading more on it as you have a link. Thanks for such good info. I need to make a list and cross off as I get them done. I bet it helps to stay on track of things. You really are a busy bee - its closer to Friday (my b-day too!) Yeah!

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  44. I'm loving your new sewing space. I can't believe how much you accomplished this past week! Amazing. I'm just trying to get my sewing machine to cooperate so I can quilt. It is very high maintenance with tension issues. I dream that some day I can have a separate machine that can be set up just for quilting purposes.

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  45. Wow! That is a really impressive to-do list. Loving that Sewing Studio :)

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  46. I like the idea of actually writing a to-do list!
    I think I'll follow your example
    Gill

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  47. Hows the to-do list going this week? I so love that 9 patch quilt! The white sets it off perfect and it is such a happy quilt!

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  48. I'm a list maker too. I love crossing things off ...it makes me feel like I'm really accomplishing something!

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  49. I finished my 6th Bow Tucks bag and almost have #7 ready to put together. Also hand quilting on the last border side of our SIL, Bob's quilt and worked a bit on another SIL, Jeremy's quilt. Oh yes, this has been a very busy week. Sounds like you are getting a lot done too.

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  50. Very ambitious list!! I wish I were that organized :)

    SheilaC

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  51. Love the lists you are making, and i love your sewing studio.
    Micki

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  52. You got a lot done this week. Way to go!

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  53. I love your idea of lists on your blog to show your progress. It is encouraging to see someone making so much progress.

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  54. I love lists and congrats on getting soooooo much done!

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  55. Congrats on your new sewing studio!

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  56. Happy Birthday! I am a follower and thanks for the chance to win!

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