Monday, January 19, 2015

Make-A-List Monday - Let's Hear It For Sunshine!!

Hi, all!

I hope your weekend has been as lovely as ours!  Fabulous weather AND a three-day weekend - what more can you ask for?  All that sunshine has truly brightened my outlook - I don't feel quite so pushed by everything on my plate, even though the plate hasn't changed.  Amazing what a little Vitamin D can do!!

Let's take a look at last week's list...

1.  Quilt two of the sample quilts.
Done!  Here's a peak at one…

…and here's the other.  This quilt is actually serving a dual purpose - it's one of the examples for the Sweet Sixteen Quilt Along, AND it's being raffled off to raise money for my daughter's adoption!  You can read more about the quilt and how to help us #bringNathanaelhome at this blogpost!

2.  Start working on the third quilt along sample quilt.
Done!  The top is finished, and I did the back today. Tomorrow it gets sandwiched and I start on the quilting!

3. Quilt two quilts for the quilt ministry.
Done!  But of course, I took them to church this afternoon and forgot to take pictures!

4.  Write at least one and preferably two quilt along posts.
Well, I wrote one.  The other one is still locked in my head!

5.  Keep working on the scrap tubs.
I didn't get to this one, unfortunately!

6.  Keep up with all quilt ministry needs that come up this week.
Done!  We gave away three more quilts this week.  This quilt, paper pieced and quilted by Mary Ann, went to a gentleman who is in failing health...

This quilt, pieced and quilted by Jeana (her first!), is going to a woman who is going through chemo treatments.

And this lovely quilt, which was donated to the ministry, is going to an elderly couple dealing with various health issues.  It's a big one!!

I'm also very proud to say that I spent last Thursday morning at church, cleaning up the sewing tables and working on cleaning up the power cord mess!  I finished it up tonight, putting power strips on each table and running the electric lines under the tables.  It looks so much better!!  I also moved in more chairs and put away the clutter on the tables so it's easier to find places to put newcomers to the group.  We had six newbies last Wednesday night!

OK, so all in all I think last week was very successful!  Here's what I'll be working on this week

1.  Sandwich, quilt and bind the third sample quilt for the quilt along.

2.  Cut and begin sewing the fourth sample quilt.

3.  Start working on a commission t-shirt quilt.

4.  Update the Hands2Help page with the new button, charities, and schedule.

5.  Write the next quilt along post.

6.  Keep up with all quilt ministry needs that come up this week.

I think that's enough to keep me out of trouble!!

A few reminders - there's still plenty of time to join in the Sweet Sixteen Quilt Along, and it's a great way to get a head start on your  Hands2Help quilt!  Posts go up each Sunday…

And... as I said above, we're having another quilt giveaway/raffle to help raise funds to #bringNathanaelhome.  You can enter in until 5 pm CST on February 5th, and we'll announce a winner on Friday, February 6th.  I'll be adding in another quilt and another winner for every $500 raised.  Last time we did this, we ended up with six winners!  Let's do it again!!

So now, the question is….  what are YOU working on this week?




  1. What wonderful quilts! Oh, love the Trip Around the World - SUPER. Love the room you gals have to work in, too. The week started out great with a day of grandbabe hugging time. I hope to get my Lets Book It project done this week.

  2. Stop - you are making me tired already! LOL Wow, you had a productive week. I cleaned house & put out Valentine's Day decor today. Worked on a new quilt project. Hoping to spend tomorrow working on a Valentine Day quilt project. I love that sewing area you have in your church - awesome! All of the donated quilts are just wonderful - Great job!

  3. You were right! I love the bright colors in the new top. I'm always impressed by what your group accomplishes.

  4. You are always so productive! I love how the blocks float on that donated sweet sixteen quilt, especially the QSTs on the edges.

  5. Does your church have a dedicated space for your quilt ministry? The quilts are lovely!

  6. Your workshop looks wonderfully organized. Great job!


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