Monday, August 25, 2014

Make-A-List Monday - Gearing Up For a Barn Sale!

Hi, all!

Summer is almost over - can you believe it?  Labor Day is almost here, and the lazy days of summer will be behind us. But there's still time for one last blast!  My daughter is participating in a Barn Sale this weekend, and I'm working on some things for her related to that.  It'll be a great way to end the summer!  

But first, let's see how last week's list went...

1.  Finish up the quilt for my daughter to raffle at the craft show!
Done!  It came out really pretty - low volume, but rather modern…

She'll be raffling this quilt off at the sale over the weekend.  I'll be listing it on the blog, too, so if you want to take a chance on winning it, tune in on Friday!!

2.  Send off the quilt estimate.

3.  Unpack and process fourteen boxes of fabric donations received this week. (WOW!)
We started this - it was a lot of fabric, and we've only made it through about half of it.  We should get it finished tomorrow!

4.  Quilt at least two quilts for the quilt ministry.
I didn't quilt any for the ministry this week (thanks to Rita, who has quilted a bunch!) but I did quilt three quilts for Nancy to auction off for the adoption fund.  Pictures soon!

5.  Start cutting out the girls' annual quilts.
Nope.  Didn't get to this, at all!

6.  Keep up with quilt ministry needs as they arise.

The first three quilts above are going to the directors of orphanages in Africa when our mission team goes there in a few weeks.

These two quilts went to a mother (top) and daughter (bottom).  Mom has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and is a single parent to her 7-year old daughter.  We thought both could use a good quilt-y hug!

This quilt went to a fairly young man who had a stroke.  They are unable to find the cause of the stroke, and his family is having to deal with many financial problems as a result of his illness.

And this quilt went to a lovely older woman who has been diagnosed with untreatable cancer.

A good week, even if I didn't get everything done that I wanted to get to!  As you may have seen in my Friday post, we had a pretty major storm on Wednesday, and lost a lot of trees in the yard.  Saturday morning a whole bunch of people from our church came over with chain saws and lots of energy, and we spent Saturday morning cleaning up the yard and cutting up the trees.  Needless to say, Saturday afternoon I wasn't good for much!  

This week, as I said, I'm helping my daughter get ready for her barn sale.  So that's going to be the biggest part of my week this week.  Here's the list!

1.  Finish the chevron table runner for Nancy's display table.   Here's what it looks like so far…  only 22 more rows to go!

2.  Make a bunch of yo-yo's for Nancy to use in making hair pins to sell at the show. Here's her inspiration...

3.  Quilt a top for a friend - sort of a commission, because the money for this one will go to the adoption fund.

4.  Take care of the girls while Nancy works the show!

5.  Reorganize the fabric at church by color.  It's gotten really jumbled up and needs a complete re-do.  

6.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that arise.

I think that's going to have to be it for this week - that table runner has 432 half square triangles in it and it's taking a lot longer to put together than I thought it would!  So now I'm off to make some yo-yo's…  and my question is…

What are YOU working on this week?




  1. Sarah, my heart goes out to those people who are going through such terrible times. Your groups quilts represent a lot more than the comfort of knowing someone cares, because I am sure they've been stitched prayerfully as well.
    Now I've read your list and am good and tired out just thinking about it, so off to bed I go! LOL

  2. So many pretty quilts - sure to give many gentle hugs.

  3. All happy quilts, but especially the ones going to the mom and daughter. Those will definitely cheer them up.

  4. I'm with Razzle Dazzle must just go, go, go during the day to get so much done! Giving you a pat on the back & a hug for all you do for so many! And thanks for all the pictures--you give me lots of inspiration.

  5. Tell us locals about the Barn sale. When, where?

  6. Well, Sarah, I had been reading you lists for awhile and I'm intrigued, and yes, I'm asking a question - how do you manage to do it all? Physically, I mean. I must be doing something wrong in general, I suspect. Well, my pheasant quilt took me 3 months of hard daily work to quilt it, and even the simpliest child's quilt took me 12 hours to quilt. When I look at your quilted amound weekly I just can't understand, how you do that?

  7. Hello Sarah!!! Would you please share how you make your labels for your quilts?

  8. Yes lots of great quilty hugs are wrapped up in those quilts.


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