Monday, September 30, 2013

Make-A-List Monday - Lots done, but lots more to do!

Hi, all!

Boy, last week was a blur!  Does it seem like this year is just flying by, or is it just me?  Fall has arrived with its cooler days and more time for quilting - hooray!!  So let's see what got finished last week, and what I need to work on this week...

Here's last week's list:

1.  Quilt at least five quilts for Rogersville.
Don't ask me how I did it, but when I counted up, it turns out that between 9/19 and 9/26 I quilted 25 quilts!  (And went through an entire 25 yard bolt of batting!)  Here's just a few of them - the ones I took to church for binding last Sunday...

2.  Make quilts for a husband and wife who are in the hospital for a kidney transplant; she donated a kidney to her husband.
Done!  We pulled two from the stash of finished quilts...


...and his!

3.  Make a quilt for a woman just diagnosed with cancer.
Done!  Also pulled from the stash of finished quilts...

4.  Make more aprons for the craft show.
I didn't get to this one, unfortunately!

5.  Make more first aid kits and journal covers for the craft show.
I didn't get to this one either.  But since I think we're finished making quilts for Rogersville, I'll be working hard on craft show stuff for the next few weeks!

6.  Keep up with any new ministry needs that arise.
Done!  We are up to date.  Whew!

This quilt went to a teacher at the local high school who was just diagnosed with cancer.

7.  Start working on a commission t-shirt quilt.
I've been thinking about it really hard!  (Does that count?)  I should be able to get started this week sometime.

8.  Create a mini-size pattern for a pinafore for Emmy.
Done!  I just need to find time to cut it out and sew it up!

 I did get a lot of craft show items cut out and ready to sew up, too. And I found this great rocking chair at a yard sale...

...and guess who just LOVES it??

So even though I didn't get everything on the list done, I had a very good week!

But that was last week - time to see what I need to do this week!

1.  Sew up all of the craft show items already cut out.

2.  Make up some more aprons.

3.  Start deconstructing t-shirts for the commission quilt.

4.  Check through all the Rogersville quilts for labels; take photographs of all of them.

5.  Mail my father-in-law's quilt to him.

6.  Cut out pinafores and ruffled pants for Emmy.

7.  Sort through the Traveling Stash box and replace items; write a blog post and give it away!!

Yes, that's right - I'm the lucky recipient of another Traveling Stash box and soon one of you will be too!  I'll be posting about it sometime later this week, so keep an eye out!

8.  Cut out 112 charms from some of my Kate Spain stash for a Kate Spain Charm Swap!  

Michele over at Quilts From My Crayon Box is hosting this fun swap - she's limiting participation to 54 people, so if you're interested, join in quickly!  I'm hoping to make a Kate Spain quilt for my bed, and what a great way to get a wide variety of beautiful fabrics!  I can't wait to get started...

9.  As usual, keep up with any ministry needs that arise!

So that's my list for this week.  Probably not completely do-able, but something to shoot for!  

Oh, and I just wanted to share this great link...

A Martha Stewart recipe for One-Pot Pasta that I found on Pinterest.  This stuff is amazing!  You cook all the vegetables at the same time and in the same pot as the pasta, stirring frequently.  The cooking water is mostly absorbed, and the stirring makes the pasta super-creamy, almost like risotto.  I added some sweet Italian sausage I browned in another pan just before serving. It was wonderful!  I love Pinterest - it has really expanded my cooking horizons!!  This is definitely one to try if you like Italian food - it was easily as good as anything I've had in a fancy restaurant.  And it only took about 20 minutes to make!

Ok, enough of that.  Now the question is - - - what are you working on this week?




  1. Your completed list just out shines mine - always! Oh, such a cute little rocker - and the cutie pie in it is adorable!! I hope to finish up my commission quilt this week - well,, ready to had off to my long armer by Thursday. Then I need to quilt some of my own.

  2. Wow, 25 quilts in a week! Jolene has run a marathon, or an Iron(wo)man!

    That rocker is adorable and so is Emmy!

  3. I'm loving this Kate Spain Charm Swap! Hopefully I got my name in over at Quilts From My Crayon Box in time!

  4. Hmmm. That recipe does look good. I would leave out the pasta since I am not a pasta lover. 25 quilts. You are super woman.

  5. I agree, you are Super Woman! 25 in a week, and you actually slept? I guess you shopped, too. Love the little rocker - both of them.

    I'm still packing... (and reading blogs. You have to safeguard your sanity.)

  6. That is a big list. I'm really impressed with all that you accomplish.

  7. That is a big list. I'm really impressed with all that you accomplish.


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