Monday, December 16, 2013

Make-A-List Monday - Seeing The Light….

Hi, all!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Nine days and counting but I've made great progress and my stress level is considerably better!  I hope you are all doing as well.  It's much more fun this way!!  So let's see how I did on last week's list

1.  Finish Lilli's quilt back.
Done!  I used Amanda Jean's slab technique to use up scraps from the front, then surrounded it with an IKEA linen curtain that I found for $10!

2.   Quilt Emmy's quilt.
Done!  Here's a quick pic, but if you want to see more, go check out last Friday's blogpost.

3.  Wrap up our Angel Tree gifts.
Done and delivered!  But wouldn't you know, I forgot to take a pic!

4.  Introduce a friend to Jolene to help her out in her search for the best long arm machine for herself!
Done!  I spent a wonderful afternoon getting to know a blog friend better and watching her discover the fun of long-arming!

5.  Quilt a few quilts ahead for the ministry if no requests come in.
Done!  I managed to quilt one baby quilt, and my friend quilted an adult quilt in her long arm trial.  Those will be stashed away for future needs.

6.  Quilt Lilli's quilt if time allows.
Done!  Here's a teaser pic - I'll post more on Friday as my whoop whoop!!

7.  Work on a non-quilting Christmas project.
Halfway done!  I can't show pics of this yet (it's a Christmas gift) but I'll show some after Christmas.

8.  Cut out some charm squares for a special project.
All the squares are cut and some of the sewing has been done.  Another Christmas present, so no pics yet.

9.  Keep up with all ministry needs that arise.
Done!  I quilted two baby quilts, one for a sick baby and one for a newborn in our church family. 

These quilts are smaller than they look in these pics - both measure about 36" square.  Rita pieced the top quilt for the little boy - it has great color, doesn't it? The lower quilt top was donated to us - so pretty!  It was fun to see all the different fabrics in those patchwork blocks.

And here's what's on tap for this week…

1.  Keep working on the charm square project.

2.  Finish the non-quilting project in time for Christmas.

3.  Quilt at least one quilt per day to get ahead of ministry needs.

4.  Wrap Christmas presents!

5.  Finish the rest of the Christmas shopping.

6.  Help a new young quilter discover the joys of long-arming as she finishes up a Christmas gift!

7.  Come up with a pattern for a soft (quilted) guitar case for Lilli! (She got a 3/4 size guitar for her 6th birthday today…)

8.  Keep up with any ministry needs that arise.

I feel like there's something I'm forgetting, but I'm sure it will occur to me later!  But I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, and I don't think it's a train!  Remember to slow down and enjoy the season - - - and I promise to take my own advice too!  

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




  1. Glad your stress level is down and you are getting your Christmas projects done.

  2. You are really making great progress... I love your monday posts almost as much as Friday shares :) I am marking a quilt to hand quilt... also need to start thinking of a vid tutorial coming up early next year on hand piecing.... doesn't have to be a vid but think that is the best format for sharing :) Now back to marking... I am dying to start handquilting this project... should be done by the spring thaw! lol Kathi

  3. All I can say is, "You go, girl!" I have almost all my shopping done, a little scrapbooking to do, and (is it bad to admit) a Christmas quilt present for myself. (My mom gives me money for Christmas, and I spent it on a new Christmas quilt.)

  4. Good job on your list, Sarah! You always amaze me.
    I'm making a pink and green baby quilt with a paper pieced kisses pattern. Just starting, so not much done yet. (Things take me a lot longer than you would.)

  5. You never cease to amaze me. Love the baby quilt with the squares and white sashing. Can't wait to see what you come up with for the guitar case.


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