Monday, December 10, 2012

Make-A-List Monday - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like....

Hi, all!

It's beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS around here - and beginning to feel like it too, as the temperature outside is about thirty degrees cooler right now than it was last night at this time!  Puts me in the mood to sew, for sure.....

So let's see how I did on last week's list...

1.  Finish quilting the southwestern quilt and bind it.
Done!! Woohoo!!!!!!!  But I still don't have a decent picture - it rained all day today!   Pray for sunshine tomorrow...

2.  Quilt and bind two quilt tops for ministry needs.
Done and delivered!

3.  Applique a wall hanging for my in-laws.
Done!  Now all it needs is the quilting...

Thank heavens for the blanket stitch
on my sewing machine!!

4.  Quilt the wall hanging for my in-laws (added as a separate item because I may not finish the applique - lots of little pieces!)
Not done - I was right, there weren't enough hours in the week!

5.  Wrap packages.
Done! Well, at least started..

These are the packages for our Angel Tree angel - a three-year old girl who loves pink.  Bet you couldn't guess that.... ;-)

Not too bad - plus I quilted two other quilts for the ministry during the week.  The straight line quilting on the southwestern quilt took a lot longer than I thought it would, so I didn't get as much done as I'd like to have on the Christmas tree wall hanging.  But I've still got this week! So let's see what's on the list...

1.  Finish the Christmas tree wall hanging.

2.  Bind the two quilt tops I quilted for the ministry.

3.  Put together another quilt top for a gift.

4.  Quilt that top.

5.  Wrap more packages!

That's enough for this week, because it's destined to be a busy one - this Friday morning, Emmy will be having her cochlear implant surgery.  I'll be keeping Lilli all day, and she'll be spending the night, too.  We'll be making a trip to the Build-A-Bear Workshop for Lilli and Papa to make a bear for Lilli's birthday (an annual tradition!) and probably eating some good chips and mexican food at Chuy's while we're there!  Em's surgery is two days before Lilli's birthday, so she's getting lots of little celebrations spread out over the week around her special day...

And here are some pics of the girls for you - the first are from last Saturday, when we got to keep Emmy while Lilli had some friends over for a birthday celebration...

...and this next picture is the girls watching tv together last week.  Aren't they sweet?

So that's what I've been doing, and what's up for this week.  So now the question is....

What are you working on this week?




  1. First a Happy Birthday to Lilli and prayers for Em. I am working on two secret projects for the beginnings of January (hops).

  2. You seem to be getting it done. Would you believe that I am still making coin purses. I have made 18 and only have 3 more to finish.

  3. Such a busy week. After reading your list, my list doesn't look too bad. Haha!

  4. Prayers to Em and her whole family. I believe there's a Christmas miracle waiting for the family. :) Happy Birthday to precious little Lilli. :) I am busy, busy sewing Christmas gifts! Quilts, 2, and purses, 7, but, I'm getting there. I just LOVE that applique wall hanging! Is there a pattern or did you make it up? It is just beautiful! I would love to give that a try. Merry Christmas to you and yours :)

  5. Oh my goodness! that's a lotta quilting on the southwestern quilt!! Turned out beautiful.

    Praying for your sweet family this week.


  6. I love the tree wall hanging! Lots of cutting and blanket stitching. I need to work on the patience for doing those two things! :) Beautiful scrap quilts too.

  7. Love what you have going on for your in-Laws.... beautiful!

  8. Wonderful quilt accomplishments...and as usual your finishes and your list inspire me to do more, do better.

    I thoughts are with Emmy...I hope all works out well and she doesn't have to suffer too much pain.

    Happy b-day to Lili.

    hugz to you!

  9. You have some beautiful projects going on, including the girls! How adorable! My prayers are with little Emmy for her upcoming surgery. I hope this opens up the world to her!

  10. Adorable girls...I know you are loving them to peices! I am working on two twin quilts this week for twin girls...Their mom gave me all their baby clothes and bedding to put them together! It's Thursday, so pray I get them quilted by Saturday morning!!!!

  11. Wow awesome work! Love it all!!

  12. Sarah, I love your appliqued Christmas tree wall hanging you are finishing up for the in-laws. Truly stunning.
    What is the finished size?
    Is that your original design? or is there a pattern out there somewhere I can find?
    Thanks for any help!


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