Monday, June 23, 2014

Make-A-List Monday, and a HUGE Thank-you!!

Hi, all!

Did last week fly by for everyone, or is it just me?  Seems like I turned around, and it was Saturday!  Isn't it funny how summer seems to go so much faster than winter….

First of all, let's get to that HUGE thank you!  As I was helping Nancy pull together some necklaces I needed to deliver at church on Sunday, I saw all the envelopes she had ready to mail out with orders from her Etsy shop.  I recognized over half of the names in that stack as my quilt-blogging buddies and was bowled over by how many there were!  Thank you so so much for helping to support their efforts to adopt Nathanael!!  I wish you could see the enormous smile on my face as I think of how great you all are!!

But now it's time to see how I did on last week's list...

1.  Put borders on and make backings for two flimsies that were donated this week.
2.  Quilt at least two quilts for the high school mission team to take to Hurricane Sandy survivors.
Done!  I put the borders on those flimsies, made the backs, and put them on the frame to quilt!  They're both finished, although it seems I only took pictures of one of them (oops) but I'll get the other pics soon.  Here's the one I did finish!

3.  Pick fabrics for the granddaughters' annual quilts (yes, it's time to start working on those!)
I'm working on it.  Lilli picked a purple unicorn fabric for the focus fabric for her quilt, so now I have to pick some coordinating fabrics.  She's insistent that it only be purple and pink, although I told her that she only gets to pick the focus fabric (since she's six now!)  And I know what style of fabric I want to use for Emmy's quilt - boats!  Her favorite word right now is "boat" - and we have lots of pictures of boats in our house, so I hear it a lot.  The trouble is finding boats in girly colors!  More about that later in this post.  But I have picked a pattern that I'll use for both quilts!

4.  Start working on a quilt that will be a door prize for a women's event at church.
Started! I've got the center section done for a rather modern quilt and need to add the side panels.  Can't wait to get back to work on this one!

5. Keep up with all quilt ministry needs that arise.
Done!  We had one need arise last week, and I pulled this pretty quilt for a woman who just went through some pretty major surgery.

6.  Pull some more yard sale items for my daughter.
Done!  They had a quickie yard sale last Saturday, and made a bit of money to use towards the adoption, but it was so hot the traffic was low.  They'll probably try again in the fall, but for now I can take this one off my list!

And now for this week's list

1.  Finish the door prize quilt top.

2.  Quilt at least two quilts for the high school mission team to take to Hurricane Sandy survivors.

3.  Keep up with all ministry needs that arise.

4.  Buy or order fabrics for the girls' annual quilts.

5.  Make outfits for the girls using this pattern.

Isn't that adorable?  And it has sizes for both Emmy and Lilli!

6.  Score some storage items for the quilt room at church at IKEA!  We scored this great new storage for the quilt room - there's actually two sets like that, with one knee hole and three doored cabinets - and I need some storage bins to put in them to make them most useful.  We'd like to get rid of the scrap bins that sit on top, but need new storage that fits in the cabinets to hold those fabrics.

That last item may tell you where I am today - ATLANTA!  With a whole day to myself while DH is working at a convention, I'm planning to spend some quality time at IKEA, and maybe get over to Intown Quilters in Decatur this afternoon or tomorrow morning before we head home.  I'm after storage items and fabric at IKEA, plus a long list of things my daughter gave me to pick up, and hopefully I can find the fabrics for the annual quilts at Intown Quilters.  I know I can find the fabrics I want on-line, but there's something about seeing the fabrics together when you're trying to pull from multiple lines that makes it more fun!

Once again, thanks so much for your support!  And if you're just now finding out about the necklaces, you can see Nancy's stuff in her Etsy shop by clicking here.

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




  1. hi Sarah - as usual, great work!!!!

    I'm not sure your Linky below is linking to the right place... maybe it's just me, not sure... you might want to test it to see. thanks

  2. Love Intown Quilters! And you'll have to let me know if you find fabric at IKEA. I was there last weekend buying some stuff for a sewing room renovation and I couldn't find the fabric.

  3. You are always so busy - and up to date! Enjoy your day away and hope you find all your goodies on those lists.

  4. I got my necklace today and absolutely love it! I got the sewing machine with a black chain. I am going with my husband to his work conference in Atlanta next week. His conference is actually the following week, but we are going to take a road through TN to get there.

  5. BTW, if you have any suggestions for a must see while I'm there, let me know!

  6. I'm way behind on all kinds of email because I'm in Denmark visiting family, but it made me so excited to read that you're in Atlanta, going to IKEA and Intown Quilters my old stomping grounds. I lived in Atlanta for 30 years, and still go back at least a couple of times a year. Every time I go, I make sure to stop by Intown, which I still consider my LQS even though it's some 350 miles from where I live! Love that store! Hope you bought a lot of good stuff from there.

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  8. Just had to pop in and see what you are up to. Good luck on your storage seeking adventure... unicorn fabric? I don't think I've ever seen any. Boat was my newly graduated granddaughter's favorite word, too, at age 2-3. Thanks for unearthing that wonderful memory... you seem to have a knack for that, Sarah.

  9. The pattern is really cute. I'm sure the girls will love it.


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