Monday, June 16, 2014

Make-A-List Monday - Getting Back to "Normal"!

Hi, all!

It's hard to believe that it's been three weeks since my last Make-A-List post - and in that time we've finished the Hands2Help Challenge (72 participants and 147 quilts!), taken a tour of the US with the American Made Brand blog tour, learned about adoption and childhood deafness and in the process, helped my daughter raise almost $3,000 towards their adoption!  I've been to Richmond and Baltimore and home again and mailed thirty-two H2H goodie packages - and I'm ready for things to get back to normal!  So let's see what's on my list for this week…

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.

3.  Pick fabrics for the granddaughters' annual quilts (yes, it's time to start working on those!)

4.  Start working on a quilt that will be a door prize for a women's event at church.

5. Keep up with all quilt ministry needs that arise.

6.  Pull some more yard sale items for my daughter.

It's been so long since I made a list on Monday, I think I've forgotten what I want to do!  This afternoon was the first chance I had to sew since June 5th - I don't do well without using my sewing machine!!  And poor Jolene is gasping in the corner, wondering when I'll get back to her.  Hopefully this week!


Something wonderful arrived in my mail today - the very first "squish and a wish" for Nathanael's 100 Good Wishes quilt!  Thanks so much to Michele for sending the first one! I'd love for each my "quilt-y family members" to participate if you'd like to - if you want to send a fabric square and a wish for Nathanael, let me know in a comment and I'll send you more information.  And if a 100 Good Wishes quilt is something new to you, you can read more about the tradition here.

And since I don't have any quilt-y pictures to show off today, how about pictures of all my princesses?

Emmy and my daughter Nancy sharing some ice cream

And Lilli hard at work at her sewing machine, making a stuffed Power Ranger for her brother!  Sorry for the "back view" - if she had known I was taking it, she would have told me no!  Notice her short hair cut?  Nana was NOT happy - but Lilli loves it, so I'll learn to live with it!  And it is cute.

So that's what I'm working on this week!  Something tells me that other things will come up, too - they always do - and I feel like I've forgotten something, so I'm sure it will hit me soon.  But in the meantime, I'll just quilt what I can!

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




  1. Love the short hair. It is so thick and curly.

  2. Please send me details about the "squish and wish" for Nathaniel's quilt. How blessed you are, you are getting another grandchild.

  3. So funny about your comment about Lilli's short hair. I prefer both my granddaughters with shorter (about the length of Lilli's) hair (they both have their Nana's thin, fine, unmanageable hair), but they both prefer longer hair. Oh well!

  4. 2 pkgs on their way to you. The fabric heart (part of the wish page) fell out of the envelope - and I didn't cut the 9" to size, my 9 might be different than yours.
    Today I have to finish the binding and some hand sewing on the label of the Grandgirl's Wedding Quilt. We leave on the plane tomorrow. I'm so happy I could finish it. (Learned a lot about myself and finishes with this quilt. I like to procrastinate... now there's an understatement!)
    Have a wonderful week. I will.

  5. Looks like a good list for the week. Please send me info and the squish and wish and I'll send you both.

  6. I just got my prize today in the mail from Hands2Help! Fun Fun! Please send me info on the squish and wish, what a sweet idea the 100 good wish quilt is! My friend just brought home here two adopted boys from Haiti this past weekend.

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