Monday, December 12, 2011

Make-A-List Monday #75! In the home stretch...

Hi, all!

Well, we had a big weekend here - Lilli celebrated her fourth birthday with a birthday breakfast on Saturday!  It's hard to believe that it's been that long - but she's bright and funny and absolutely adorable!  (Of course, she's also opinionated and bossy, but I can't imagine where she got those traits from.....  ;-)

Lilli, Day 1
Lilli Now!

On the sewing front, let's take a look at my list from last week...

1.  Quilt my friend's quilt top.
I didn't get to this one, unfortunately....

2.  Make a quilt for a gift.
I did do this, and will share pictures and story on Friday!

3.  Finish up the Christmas shopping.
Almost done!  I've got a few stocking stuffers to pick up, and a few more things to order on-line, and then I'm done. Whew!

4.  Sew up the dress for Lilli.
Done!  This one's for Christmas...

5.  Sew up the upholstery pieces for my friend.
I haven't gotten around to sewing these up yet, but I did pick up the zippers this weekend!

6.  Wrap all the Christmas presents.
Done!  Woohoo!!!  One less thing to do before Christmas!

As some of you already know, my surgery is scheduled for this Tuesday, so I don't think I'll have much time to work on a list this week.  But it seems odd not to have one at all, so here's my list for the week....

1.  Pay all the bills through the end of the month. (Hubby hasn't done this for years - now is not a good time for him to start!)

2.  Clean up the house a little! (Really, just a little... I don't want to go off the deep end!)

3.  Finish up the stocking stuffer shopping! (Retail therapy...)

4.  Keep a good sense of humor!

5.  Surprise my doctor by how soon I get to go home!

6.  Follow all the doctor's orders about restrictions - I'll get to sew again soon!

So that's what I'm working on this week!  What are you working on?



PS - One other thing - see the Followers count on the left side of my blog?  Notice how close it is to 500?  Well, there'll be a giveaway when it hits 500 - and it's a really good one!  I'm not telling what the giveaway will be yet, but you can thank my hubby for it, because he ordered an item on my wish list twice - and then suggested that I give the second one away on my blog!  So stay tuned, and keep an eye on that Follower count!


  1. Oh, sweetie - your week's list should read "RELAX,RELAX,RELAX" - my thoughts will be with you.

  2. Best of luck to you on Tuesday. I am also having surgery on Tuesday and you sound more prepared than I am! I haven't wrapped a thing! Good luck!

  3. Good luck on Tuesday! You've got the right attitude! I'm sure you'll be back cracking on your list in no time!

  4. Good thinking on #1:) I'd have to do the same.
    Wishing you a super speedy recovery!

    I like the way your husband thinks!

  5. Wow, You've been keeping up with your crazy schedule. I hope you are able to stay put and get healed quickly. Did you get your package? Hope it works out for your ministry. Lilli is still adorable! Just growing too quickly.

  6. Happy Birthday wishes to little Lilli. Prayers for a speedy recovery for you.

  7. I'll be thinking about you this week!! I hope you have fun wrapping up all the loose ends so you can have a stress-free recovery time!

  8. 1) Get my mom to the dentist to replace a crown that has fallen off; 2) get her to the eye doctor to order new glasses to replace the ones that she stopped on and destroyed; 3) finish 3 more Christmas table runners for Christmas presents; 4) finish Christmas letter & mail it out; 5) go to work every day to help senior citizens with leaky roofs and cranky furnaces; 6) hope that fabric addict blog friend will TAKE IT EASY for a change :D

  9. Ha! I know exactly what you mean about paying the bills because your husband hasn't done it in a while. Not sure if mine'd remember how to write a check.

    I hope you have a smooth and speedy recovery, Sarah! I will be thinking of you!

  10. Good luck on Tuesday!! Thoughts and prayers are sent you way that you may surprise your doctor by how early you get to go home.

  11. My prayers will be with you for a very speedy recovery.

  12. Sarah - follow your doctor's orders to a 't' and your wish for a short hospital stay just might happen! I've been in your shoes and you will surprise yourself by how strong you are. And when people want to help you, take my mom's advice: Smile and say, "Thank you!" My prayers are with you!!

  13. I know there are lots of prayers being said by all of your friends (those in the flesh as well as us cyber friends) for a successful surgery on Tuesday. Thanks for sharing updates about Lilli. Seeing her smiling face really lights up my day.

  14. I am glad you had a chance to "party" with Lilli before you had your surgery. Wishing you the best and hoping for a speedy recovery. Wow almost 500 followers...that's great!

  15. My thoughts and prayers are with you this week.

  16. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts dear Sarah!

  17. Good luck with your surgery. Hope it goes smoothly & you are back to normal quickly!!!

  18. Happy Birthday little girl!!
    I am late reading blogs, so I didn't get to pray for you while you were in surgery, but God knew that and you were in good Hands. Hope you are doing well. Hugs!


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