Monday, February 24, 2014

Make-A-List Monday - Whew! I'm glad for friends!

Hi, all!

A brief taste of spring this week has got me dreaming of daffodils and sunshine and warm spring breezes - how about you?  It will be cooler this week but the little taste was enough to give me some hope for the future…

I'm still waiting for that part for Jolene, so quilting has been slow - but that's a good thing, because I had a lot of things to do besides quilting this week!  Let's see how the list went...

1.  Finish the quilt tutorial.
Done!  I've emailed the HTML version, and created a PDF file for those who want a hard copy.  It will be posted on the Benartex blog, Sew In Love {With Fabric}, this coming Friday!

2.  Finish the tutorial quilt for a new baby, born 12 weeks premature.
Done!  See how cute it came out?

3.  Make a quilt for a gentleman with dementia.
Done - although I didn't have a lot to do with it.  We had a quilt donated to us (thanks, Patty!) that was finished except for sewing down the binding, and Betty finished the binding.

4.  Finish six comfort quilts for various ministry needs.
Five of these were finished, although I didn't have much to do with these either. Cindy, Kathy and Robin worked on these five.  All of them went to family members of an elderly couple who were killed by a package bomb recently in our community.

5.  Finish cleaning up the case of the Singer 99.
Still working on this.  I really want this case to look nice when it's done, so I'm taking my time with it.

6.  Email potential sponsors for H2H 2014.
Done!  Hopefully I'll start hearing back from them soon!

7.  Rewrite the Page for Hands2Help to reflect the new causes and schedule for 2014.
Done!  Feel free to check it out and see what will be going on for this year's Challenge!

8.  Keep up with any ministry needs that arise.
Done!  Two new babies were born, and we've sent quilts for them!

So not too badly, thanks to a lot of help from my friends!  Writing the tutorial for Benartex took quite a bit of time, on top of the H2H administrative duties.  But they're done now!

And here's what's on the docket for this week

1.  Finish the last comfort quilt.

2.  Finish quilting the top that's on the quilt frame at church.

3.  Quilt a top for a gentleman with lung cancer.

4.  Work on piecing a baby top.

5.  Keep working on the Singer 99 case.

6.  Hang the new shelves in my sewing studio.

7.  Keep up with any new ministry needs that arise.

8.  Clean house!

This week promises to be a busy one - I've got meetings at church, the Thursday morning community group, grandbabies four days this week, and my niece coming in for a few days this weekend!  Oops - looks like I need to add a little house cleaning to that list.  Gotta love it!  

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




  1. When I heard about that couple, I thought of you and your quilt ministry. Such a terrible loss.

  2. We must love close-ish - both the couple with the package bomb and the big family with the fire are "local" to me as well. Good job on your list!

  3. I am inspired by you. I've been following your quilt ministry and am so glad that you are writing a book to help others start one. I was thinking tonight that I retire in 3 years and I'd like to start a quilt ministry in my area. Thank you for all the love you share.

  4. Hopefully you will get the part for your machine soon, although it sounds like you had plenty to keep you busy.

  5. Friends are always great for helping. This week I'm helping a friend who is single and just had some surgery yesterday. We don't want her home alone for a few days yet.

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  13. Sarah, I cried when I read this year's charities for H2H. I was in NJ during Hurricane Sandy in one of the diaster areas. You are so right about how the effects of being in a natural diaster can last for years. I still struggle....hugs and thanks for all you do!

  14. What pattern is that green one? I love it!

  15. How can I get to the Hands to Help charity link. I can't seem to click on the link.

  16. Where can I find the pattern or measurements for the strippy quilt on this post?. This would be a great pattern for our guilds charity quilts .. Thanks, Vicki


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