Monday, March 31, 2014

Make-A-List Monday - I Love The Beach!!

Hi, all!

Well, I'm happy to say that we are really enjoying ourselves at the beach!  We've got a great condo, plenty of room for all of us without being on top of each other.  The weather has been beautiful - a little bit cool, but nice enough to spend some time on the beach. We flew kites this afternoon, and saw a heron close up on the beach - about six feet away!  And look at this sunset!

The little girls are having a wonderful time, too.  We went to the National Naval Flight Museum in Pensacola today, and Lilli rode in a flight simulator with her dad.  In Lilli's own words, it was "AWESOME!"

But now, let's see what happened with last week's list...

1.  Quilt the pink and gray baby quilt.
Not this week.  I had other things to work on, and won't need it until May, so it got put on the back burner.

2.  Quilt another top for a baby girl.
Done!  This baby is due in early April, so I wanted to be sure it was ready...

3. Quilt one man's and one woman's top to leave for any ministry needs that arise next week.
Done!  I think one of these will be used next week, but I'm not sure about the other.  Hopefully it won't be too busy a week.  Here's a pic of the woman's quilt - I left the pic of the man's quilt on my camera at home!

4.  Cut kits to take on vacation.
Done!  I've got a second pink and gray granny square baby quilt, a Flea Market Fancy Jacob's Ladder quilt, and the Swoon quilt I started last year on vacation. That should keep me busy!

5.  Clean up the house a bit so the house sitter doesn't run away screaming!
Done!  She seems to have settled in with our movie collection, so I don't know what I was worried about..

6.  Work on the Swoon blocks for an upcoming wedding gift.
I finished up one more, so I've only got five more to make.

7.  Iron the interfacing on the t-shirts.
I thought I was going to get this one finished, but not yet!

8.  Write a giveaway blogpost for Friday!  It's a good one, too - be sure to check it out!!
Done!  It's open until Thursday night, so be sure to check it out here!  You definitely want this prize!

9.  Prepare blogposts to go live while I'm on vacation.
I've started a bunch, but still need to finish them up...

10.  Keep up with any ministry needs that arise.
Done!  I quilted one other quilt not mentioned above that went to a  woman with breast cancer.  This one was pieced by the ten-year old granddaughter of Rita, the Orphan Block Queen!

And now, even though I'm on vacation, I've got a "hope I can work on these" list…

1.  Piece the Jacob's Ladder top.

2.  Finish the Swoon blocks.

3.  Piece the granny squares top.

4.  Get Friday's Whoop Whoop post and Sunday's Meet The Sponsors post written and in the queue.

The Jacob's Ladder and granny squares top will be made into quilts that my daughter can use for a fund raiser in her adoption quest.  We're trying to find the best way to use them - an auction?  a raffle?  Any ideas you'd like to share would be greatly appreciated!    And the Swoon quilt will be a wedding present that I've got to finish before June, so getting those blocks finished would be great. It's definitely not my favorite block to make - but hopefully with a deadline I can get it knocked out!

But mainly I'm going to have fun vacationing with the family!!

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



PS - Some reminders of stuff not to miss - the H2Hers are posting their favorite tips, tutorials and tasty things on Sunday's blogpost (open all week, so feel free to add to the links!) and Carol over at Fun Threads has posted another quilt pattern you can get for free in her Craftsy shop today!  Don't miss it!!  AND Shannon over at FabricsNQuilts has the Project Linus/Peanuts fabrics 30% off today as her Deal of the Day!  What a great time to use that free shipping code!!  Check it out!


  1. Sounds like you are having a great time. Keep it up.

  2. I love, love, love the beach ... and admit that I'm a teeny tiny bit jealous! ha! You've got quite an ambitious "to-do" list for being on vacation.

    I thought about taking my machine when we go to the beach in May (we'll be gone for almost 2 weeks), but I think some kind of handwork will be better ... I don't want to be inside at the beach ... I can take a portable handwork project with me when we go sit at the pool or out on the beach. ;-)

  3. Love the beach photo...sun down?


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