Monday, July 8, 2013

Make-A-List Monday - Getting Ready For Sand Between My Toes...

Hi, all!

Well, it's almost that time again - time to park myself on the beach under an umbrella and enjoy a good book and spend some time with my husband!  But of course, I can't go that long without some sewing, so I'll be taking my sewing machine and a couple of projects along, too!  But there's still plenty to do this week - including spending some fun time with this sweetie...

 while her big sister is off at preschool camp!  

First though, let's see how I did with last Monday's list...

1.  Take lots of pictures of the Helping Hands quilt!
Done!  You can see them here...

2.  Finish a man's quilt for the ministry.
Done!  And already delivered to its new owner...

3.  Finish a woman's quilt for the ministry.
Done!  This one has been delivered too!

4.  Put together the modern top on the design wall.
Done!  I really like the way this one looks!

5.  Start getting the house ready for vacation. 
(Oh how I hate housework!)
Definitely started, and almost finished, thanks to my wonderful hubby who pitched in to help!  (Of course, it didn't hurt that it rained all weekend - 9 inches! - and we were so stir crazy that even housework looked like fun!)

6.  Work on organizing the ministry's quilt patterns.
Done!  After three years of piles of patterns, pictures and scribbled notes, they're all organized into notebooks!  Woohoo!

7.  Keep up with any other ministry needs that come up.
Done!  Fortunately it was a quiet week!

So quiet, in fact, that I not only pieced this top for 100 Quilts For Kids, but wrote a tutorial for it!  

If you're interested (it's super simple and very fast - 3 hours from a pile of fabric to finished top!) you can check out the tutorial post here, or just request the pdf version in a comment!

And here's what I've got to work on this week...

1.  Go to church and make up kits for my Sewing Sisters to use next Saturday to make quilts for the Rogersville mission trip in October.

2.  Sash the batiks quilt that is on the design wall.

3.  Finish cleaning the house.

4.  Pack the essentials - beach umbrella, beach chairs, sewing machine, fabric, cutting tools!  (Oh yeah, I guess I'd better pack some clothes too...)

5.  Drop off some donation books at the library.

6.  Take Jolene to the shop for a "spa day" (a/k/a tune-up) while we're on vacation.

I think that's all I can count on getting done this week, and maybe not this much - but I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

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




  1. Hope you have a wonderful time at the beach :-) I'm stitching and quilting a baby quilt here and maybe some more potholders for our builder friend who likes to cook.
    Kewl quilt tutorial for the kids quilt. Have fun!

  2. Have fun on your trip, Sarah. I'll be working on a Cloudy Yellow (butterfly) today. Who know what kind tomorrow.

  3. Hope your vacation is fun and relaxing! Sewing at the beach- could it get any better?

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  4. As always, you've had a very productive week!

    Lots of rain at our house over the last ten days as well (about 6 inches, still raining).

    Enjoy the beach! I'm going to have to try to find at least a long weekend for some beaching, maybe after school starts back (less crowded).

  5. A day at the beach sounds wonderful! Great finishes this week.

  6. Lovely quilts - all of them. Enjoy your time away.

  7. Heavenly....quilting at the beach. Your work is coming right along. Great ministry quilts.

  8. I hope you have a grand time at the beach! Enjoy every minute. When you get back, I'd love the PDF of that 'super simple' pattern. I really like that pattern and super simple is just up my alley! bevwalks at aol dot com.

    Thanks! Have a good time!

  9. Hi Sarah,
    I would like to have the PDF pattern I would love to make some children's quilts, thanks. Blessings Sandra


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