Monday, December 14, 2015

Make-A-List Monday - It's All Coming Together!

Hi, all!

It's Monday, less than two weeks until Christmas, and I am so happy to say that everything is finally coming together!  All my major projects are done (HALLELUJAH!!) and I'm feeling at loose ends...  but I think I can probably take care of that!  So let's see how last week's list went...

1.  Finish the back for Nathanael's quilt.
Done!  I found a great fabric in my stash to stretch the blues - full of animals, cars, planes, and all kinds of fun things to see!

2.  Finish the back for Lilli's quilt.
Done!  The patch you can see is the story of The Princess and The Pea - I found a nice short version and ran it through the printer!

3.  Finish the back for Emmy's quilt.
Done!  I love this vintage embroidered table cloth, and it made a perfect back for Emmy's quilt!

4.  Quilt at least two of the kids' quilts.
Done!  And not only two of them, but ALL THREE!! YIPEE!! I posted about Emmy's quilt on Friday's Whoop Whoop post and will post about the other two over the next two weeks - so no pics today of the other two.  But trust me, they're gorgeous!

5.  Try on and take in my outfit for hubby's office Christmas party if needed.  (Oh the joys of losing weight!)
Done!  What I ended up wearing didn't need taking in, but I'm happy to say I tried on several dresses from my closet that I hadn't been able to wear for quite a few years and they WILL need taking in!

6.  Try to finish up my Christmas shopping.
Pretty close to done!  I have a couple of things I still need to pick up, but if I didn't get them, it wouldn't be the end of the world!

7.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.
Done!  We had a quiet week this week, only two requests...

This quilt went to an elderly woman who was just diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer...

...and this quilt went to a 28-year old military wife and young mother who was diagnosed with breast cancer this week.

I also spent some quality time with the grandkids!  Emmy managed to closely inspect her drawings the car, smearing the pencil lead  all over her face,  then posed for a picture - tell me how I'm supposed to fuss at that face!

And we took Lilli to Build-A-Bear for her annual trip with Papa to get her birthday Build-A-Bear!  I can't believe she's going to be eight this week!

And - - - we bought a new car!  Papa is one happy camper...

And look at this fabulous pic of the grandkids and their cousin Mya!  I can't believe the photographer managed to get all four of them looking at the camera and smiling at the same time!

So it's been a very busy, but also very productive, week!  This week is shaping up to be just as busy, but in a different way.  So let's see what's on the to-do list for this week!

1.  Prepare luncheon for our church staff on Wednesday.  (This involves a lot of cooking on Tuesday!)

2.  Sewing with the folks at church on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

3.  Lilli's Christmas program at school on Thursday evening.

4.  Supervise cookie-making on Friday with the grandkids - all three, because school lets out that day!

5.  Work on an antique quilt top repair job for a friend.

6.  Finish wrapping the Christmas presents.

7.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.

I think that's enough to keep me busy - but still give me time to go see Star Wars with my hubby sometime this weekend!

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




  1. Good luck with the church staff luncheon. I spent hours preparing a holiday brunch for our church staff. Tomorrow is the big event. Hope they feel appreciated.

  2. You got a lot accomplished! Nathanael looks like he has acclimated nicely. And congrats on the weight loss; you were looking good the last time I saw you. Merry Christmas!

  3. Starting a new cancer quilt for a 7 yr old little girl. It breaks my heart to need one for someone so little

  4. Love the star quilt. Congrats on the new car! Love the pic with the grandkids!

  5. Adorable grandkids - looks like Nathanial is adjusting to life in the states. Enjoy this special Christmas!

  6. You are always so productive! It is inspiring!

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