I hope you're each surviving the buildup to Thanksgiving well - I thought I was doing really great today until this happened...
OK, enough of that! Let's see how last week's list went...
1. Stitch down the appliqués on Lilli's quilt.
Done! This top is ready to quilt - now I need to work on the back.
2. Plan the quilting on that quilt.
In progress! I had a brilliant idea that I may or may not be able to actually make work...
3. Quilt at least two quilts for the quilt ministry.
Done! I actually did these two, plus another one that's in the list of this week's ministry quilts. These two will be used by our homeless "room in the Inn" ministry this winter. Both beautiful tops were pieced by Gayle B. and donated to the ministry -
thanks again, Gayle!!
4. Work on the fabric origami butterflies for Emmy's quilt.
In progress! These are pretty simple to make while I'm watching tv at night, and I made a bunch of them last night. Still need to go back and stitch some of the folds down so they don't come apart.
5. Clean and shine up the wood floors in my house.
The floors are clean, but I still need to put down the "shine"!
6. Shop for and pack up my Operation Christmas Child boxes.
Done and delivered! Four boxes full of fun!
7. Do the Thanksgiving grocery shopping (so my turkey can actually thaw in the refrigerator this year as recommended!)
Done! I finished up the last of it this morning, but the turkey has been thawing in the fridge since Saturday - hooray! It should be well and truly thawed by Thursday morning, just in time to go in the oven!
8. Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.
Done! This quilt went to a young woman whose husband died very unexpectedly...
This quilt went to a woman with terminal cirrhosis of the liver...
This pretty quilt, made with orphan blocks, was given to a woman just diagnosed with uterine cancer.
This quilt went to a 15-year old boy whose father died last year, and whose mother died last week. He is living with his grandparents, but has experienced such significant loss, we wanted to give him something to remind him that people are praying for him.
This quilt went to a young Marine with PTSD...
...and this quilt went to a man just diagnosed with colon and liver cancer.
This week I also got to have a sleepover with this lovely little lady, and we stopped by to see Alvin and the Chipmunks on our way to see The Peanuts Movie!
And this not-so-lovely lady decided to play with a skunk (her sister, too!) and we spent Sunday afternoon de-stinkifying our dogs!
So all in all, it was a busy, busy week!
One busy week past, but still lots to do! So here's what's on the list for this week...
1. Make a window seat cushion for a friend.
2. Start another commission quilt for a friend.
3. Make a back for Lilli's quilt.
4. Keep working on the origami butterflies for Emmy's quilt.
5. Piece letter blocks for the back of Nathanael's quilt.
6. Decorate the house for Christmas (after Thanksgiving dinner is over!)
7. Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.
Definitely enough to keep me out of trouble this week - all on top of cooking Thanksgiving dinner (or at least part of it) for fourteen people this Thursday!
So now, the question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?
PS - With Christmas projects on the brain, and not enough time to make everything I'd like to make before Christmas, I'm considering hosting a Christmas in July blog hop next July. If you're interested in participating in the hop, please drop me an email at salliesue57 (at) gmail (dot) com. We've already got eight bloggers lined up, and I'd love to have lots more. So if you want to be part of it, speak up now! (Those of you who have already indicated that you're interested, you don't need to respond again!) Thanks!