Monday, January 6, 2014

Make-A-List Monday - And It All Begins Again!

Hi, all!

I really hope all of you are staying warm on these ridiculously cold days - we actually made it up into double digits today, but the wind chill was about fifteen degrees below zero most of the day. Now I know for some of you that sounds balmy today, but it's the coldest weather we've had here in Middle Tennessee in twenty years!  My poor heating units have been running non-stop all day…  But it's great weather for sewing, isn't it?

Last week's list was really short, because I was on vacation.  Here's how it went…

1.  Finish up the last quilt top I brought with me.
Done!  I like this one, and I'm hoping to get it quilted in the next week or two…

2.  Ring in the new year with my DH, and celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary at the same time!
Done!  Although, like a couple of old fogies, we went to bed before midnight…  We had a great anniversary trip!

3.  Make up a list of goals for 2014.
Done!  You can read my list of goals here.  Lots of folks linked up with their lists, too - it's inspiring to see what each of them are hoping to accomplish in 2014, too!  There's still a couple of days if you want to join in the linky and share your goals, too.

It was an easy week, but it's time to get back into the normal swing of things now!  So let's see what's on tap for this week…

1.  Sort out the scraps that have accumulated over the past few months into the color tubs (Lilli and I will be doing this tomorrow afternoon - a great "snow day" activity!)

2.  Finish the table runner I started last week.

3.  Work on revamping the studio a bit.

4.  Make a new cover for my ironing board.  (Isn't this pitiful?)

4.  Meet with the quilt ministry ladies to discuss new cataloguing techniques and set dates for three technique classes for the quilt ministry.

5.  Write an estimate for a commission t-shirt quilt job.

6.  Prep a new blogsite to focus on ministry quilt stories.

7.  Put one of last week's quilts on the frame and quilt it.

8.  Begin writing a book about the ministry!

9.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs as they arise.

I'm really excited about goal #8 - I put it on my 2014 goals list as the "unattainable goal" but Juliana Ellington posted a comment on my post with a great idea!  Post a chapter periodically on this blog, and by the end of the year I should have at least a good start made on that goal.  So I think I'm going to give that a try.  I'm still trying to figure out when and how to post that on here but I plan to have an outline for the book posted sometime this week!

*** By the way, Juliana, I'd love to talk to you about setting up a blog but you are a no-reply blogger and I have no way to reach you!  You can email me directly at salliesue (at) clearwire (dot) net if you still want to talk about it…

I'm so excited about all the possibilities of a new year!  Are you?

And just because this post is woefully short on pictures, here's a shot of my two princesses today in the "crowns" that my sister made for them for Christmas…

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




  1. That's the saddest ironing board I've ever seen! I need a new cover for mine, but at least mine is still intact.

  2. I love the crown hats. They deserve nothing less.
    I think you should put writing the book on the list twice so it gets more attention.

  3. Oh your book idea should be really great!! Excited to see it evolve.

    I had one of those crowns your gorgeous granddaughters are wearing made for my little girl in purple. Can't wait for her to model it;)

    We will have a windchill here of 30 tomorrow which is pretty cold for us! So yeah -15 is COLD. I DON'T miss the weather this time of year in WI which is at -30 today:(

  4. I have to agree that your ironing board cover is shot. Have fun with your week.

  5. Wow. That little rip in my ironing board cover doesn't look too bad anymore... ;)

  6. My I ironing board covers are shot too. Any good advice on what to use to make new ones?

  7. I'm making a new cover for my ironing board, too :) Mine isn't quite that bad, but definitely needs it. Have a good week.

  8. I have one of those boards - twins I think, but I just throw a towel over it - pitiful. I am just slow stitching this week.

  9. An exciting list! But very sad ironing board. Why don't you buy a new cover and get to work on the book? Lol!

  10. An exciting list! But very sad ironing board. Why don't you buy a new cover and get to work on the book? Lol!

  11. An exciting list! But very sad ironing board. Why don't you buy a new cover and get to work on the book? Lol!

  12. Painfully pitiful, Sarah! Very humble of you to share though :)
    Happy Anniversary ... we were in bed before midnight too, though we had been up since 0530!

  13. Two cuties! The crowns are cute and appropriate.

  14. My ironing board needs a new cover too but it doesn't look quite that bad. I'm home today with a nasty cold so I'll probably get my 2nd Valentines table runner pieced and my Rainbow Scrap Challenge block done.

  15. Comment + question:
    1. Beautiful quilt!
    2. How did your ironing board cover 'break apart' where it did? LOL...


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