Monday, October 29, 2012

Make-A-List Monday - The Big Double Nickel!

Hi, all!

Well, it's Monday and I'm back in Tennessee after a whirlwind trip to East Texas for a family wedding.  I'm so glad to be back - Texas ain't got nothin' on Tennessee in the fall!  I couldn't figure out what looked so strange in Texas until I realized that the leaves hadn't turned color there....  The wedding was fun, but there truly is no place like home!

Another reason I'm glad to be here - today's my "double-nickel" birthday!!  It's been a quiet day - we'll go out to dinner tomorrow night with the kids to celebrate - but a good birthday nonetheless!

Enough about that, though - let's see how I did on last week's list...

1.  Quilt a woman's quilt for the quilt ministry.

2.  Put labels on some anonymously donated quilts.
Done!  All three have new homes already!

3.  Bind my friend Christy's quilt.
Done!  It came out amazingly well, especially considering 
it's her very first quilt!!  

4.   Quilt and bind a commission quilt.
Done!  This one's ready to go in the mail!! I'll show more pics of this one at a later date, after the wind dies down so I can take some!

5.  Finish cleaning up the boxes from the great junkroom clean-up.
Almost done - just a couple more to go...

6.  Quilt a second woman's quilt for the ministry.

So all in all, I did better than I thought I'd be able to do! And now for this week's list...

1.  Make a back for Lilli's Christmas (gift) quilt.

2.  Quilt that quilt while I have time without her here!

3.  Finish cleaning up the junkroom boxes.

4.  Get all the learning and craft stuff together for Lilli.

5.  Sew up a back for Emmy's Christmas (gift) quilt.

6.  Make some more dump-and-sew blocks if time permits.

So far this week, we haven't had any quilts requested through the quilt ministry, so I'm making the most of my time and working on Christmas presents!  It's coming up so fast, isn't it?

And Lilli will start staying with me again next Monday - we're going to have so much fun!  Learning and cooking and of course, sewing!!  I'll probably be sharing a lot of our adventures in crafting in the near future....

And speaking of sharing and blogging, I'm coming up on my 500th blog post - and you know what that means!  A giveaway!!  So be on the lookout - it should be in the next week or two!

So now the question is - - - what are you working on this week?




Laura said...

Happy birthday, Sarah! You are so productive! I am always amazed at how much you get done! That red and black quilt looks lovely!

Karen said...

Happy happy birthday! Enjoy your day.

Auntie Pami said...

Happy birthday! Hope christy is doing better. Wonderful quilts.

Missy Shay said...

I just started a prayer quilt ministry at my church! We are starting our first quilt next week for a lady at church.
I live in TX and hate not having a fall! In fact, my grass is finally green and growing after being dead all summer!

A. Lopez said...

On quilt 4 did you custom quilt it or is it a pantograph? I think it is beautiful. Simple but elegant! If it is a pantograph, which one and where do I get it? If it is custom, BRAVO!

KarrieLyne said...

Happy Birthday Miss Sarah!!!! As always your quilts are amazing!! <3

Sarah said...

Happy birthday! :)

Love the quilting on that commissioned quilt - so fun!

I just got back from a long trip back to the midwest to visit the hubby's family, and we did a little road trip down through Tennessee while we were there - GORGEOUS!!! We definitely don't get fall like that in Arizona! :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Happy Birthday! Lovely work - you are one busy lady.

Jennie said...

Happy Birthday Sarah! Good luck getting Christmas gifts done. I'm trying to do the same thing.

Deb said...

I had to google double nickel! I had no idea how much a nickel was. Happy happy birthday Sarah. Sending you big birthday hugs from NZ.

Hope Christy is doing better.

Sara said...

Happy Birthday Sarah sending hugs!!!

So you go to TX for a wedding and then come home and still manage to get A LOT done---woooweee!!! You are awesome!

TN MUST be gorgeous in the fall!!! I would love to see it;)

Sheila said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Looking GOOD, Girl Friend!

Cindy Sharp said...

Happy birthday! May you have many, many more.

No one comes to Texas for the weather! It is the people that keep my feet planted here.

em's scrapbag said...

Happy birthday! Love the quilts you shared. Keep up the good work!!!

Fabric Quilt Shop said...

Wonderful qults. You do keep yourself very busy and for such a good cause. It's wonderful that people take time to help with church projects. Happy Birthday and I hope you enjoyed Texas. I live in Texas but I was at the Quilt Market in Houston over the weekend and the weather was great.

Brenda said...

Happy double nickel birthday! woo hoo!

Deb said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I just finished up a Christmas quilt for my granddaughter and it's off to the quilters. She's two, and we made the mistake of taking her to the quilt store with us, so she made a bee-line for the kids quilts and picked out one for herself! She already has four or five, so I didn't think she really needed another one, but who could resist that face, and Grandpa said, sure she can have another quilt! She's our only grandchild and she knows it!

mindingmomma said...

have a very happy birthday

Carolyn J. said...

Hope you had a great birthday!

Terri said...

Happy 55th Sarah! I knew you were just a kid sister... I've got nearly 10 years on you!

This week it's all about Halloween, decorating and getting the evening readied. Lots to do.


Allison said...

Happy birthday! lots of quilty goodness in your post today, like always :)

Kat said...

Happy (belated) birthday to my fellow Scorpio!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!

P. said...

Sorry I'm late with these wishes, but hope you had a very Happy Birthday!!

Megan said...

Happy happy birthday!!! Glad you had fun in east Texas - they have the best fabric shops down that way. Mom and I had a fabric shop crawl this summer around Dallas and had a great time. The quilting on your red and black quilt looks awesome!! Hope you're having fun getting ready to watch Lilli next week!

Carla said...

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I've done better so far this year on getting things done but I have so many more to do it scary.