Monday, August 28, 2017

Make-A-List Monday - Time for Some Vacation Sewing!

Hi, all!

Well, Monday almost got away from me - I've been having so much fun starting on my vacation sewing that I nearly forgot to write a blogpost!  But I'm here now, so let's see how last week's list went...

1.  Keep working on the quilt for the Free Spirit Fabric project.
Done!   Or at least, still in progress.  Aren't these colors gorgeous?

2.  Quilt a top for a friend.
Done - but of course, I forgot to take a picture!

3.  Start pulling together a fundraising project.
In progress!  It's something I brought with me to work on during down time...

4.  Finish the flyer for our local quilt show.
Done, and distributed!  Whew!

5.  Quilt one of my UFO tops for the fundraiser.
Done!  I just love this quilt - and it was so popular on Facebook that I've already sold it!  Now that's what I call a fundraiser!

6.  Keep working on the Gypsy Wife blocks.
Done!  I started out to make one for last week and make two kits to take with me on vacation, but they were so much fun (just like potato chips) that I couldn't wait!  But I'll reveal them one each week... more fun that way!  Here's last week's block...

7.  Pull together projects to take on vacation next week.
Done!  I've got quite a pile with me, and who knows what I'll find to add to it at the two fabric stores I plan to stop at!

8.  Keep working on blog maintenance.
This one fell by the wayside this week.  Oops!

9.  Meet with the new client who wants a quilt made of her horse show ribbons.
We failed to get together again - so this is getting pushed back to mid-September.

10.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.
Thankfully a quiet week - no quilts went out this week.

So not too bad - a few things I didn't get to, but I'm happy with the things I did get done.  Here's what's on tap for this week...

1.  First of all and most important, enjoy the beach!!

2.  Work on some of the components for the Free Spirit Fabric projects.

3.  Make two table runners for the fundraiser.

4.  Make a quilt top for the fundraiser.

5.  Work on getting the fundraiser ready to go on social media.

6.  Make a block for the Michael Miller charity block drive.

7.  Go visit two great fabric stores and replenish some basics!

8.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up (thank heavens for my iPhone! I'm never out of touch!)

So that's my list for the week - depending on how much rain we get from the fringes of Harvey, I'll either get all of it done and more, or not much at all.  

Speaking of Harvey, having seen the pictures of the devastation in Texas, I'm wondering if anyone has started a quilt drive related to it yet?  If you have heard anything, share - or if you know of a place or person that can accept and distribute quilts, let me know - I'd be happy to coordinate something on this end!  And above all, keep praying for all those folks....

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




  1. I think the top assignment is "Enjoy vacation!" And for everyone's sake, I hope there's more beach time and less sewing time for you.

  2. so much done have a lovely holiday

  3. You are the busiest quilting blogger! Great job on all your accomplishments! Now have some fun with your quilting vacay!

  4. Enjoy your vacation! And have fun working on all of the projects you are taking with you. =) There hasn't been a quilt drive started yet for Houston because at this point money is needed most. I'm sure at some point, there will be one or more started.

  5. I am interested in your horse show ribbon quilt project. My daughter has quite a collection of ribbons too. Was wondering about stabilizer and construction methods

  6. Have fun at the beach and eat lots of your favorite vacation foods! I hope you're having a relaxing vacation and not getting too much rain from the outskirts of Harvey.

  7. I'm still trying to get established in a new routine of being an empty nester. Seems I have all this time and don't get anything done.So many changes in my life, but I do have a list this week that I think I'll be making progress on. Check out my blog.

  8. Please share if you know of a documented place to send quilts to texas. Thanks.

  9. Hey girl you should go sit on the beach!!! Relax, you deserve it, you busy bee you:)


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