Monday, August 29, 2016

Make-A-List Monday - Keep Putting One Foot In Front of the Other....

Hi, all!

It's Monday, and time for another list!  Some weeks, lists are the only way I can keep my head on straight - do you have the same problem?  I'm always interested in how others stay on track - if you've got a method that works, please share!  

Let's get down to it now, though - and check out my progress on last week's list...

1.  Keep working on the secret project!
In progress!  One finished, two in progress, several more in the design phase.  Here's a teaser....

2.  Sew together the string blocks.
Done!!!  I'm so excited about this - the top is completely assembled, and it's beautiful!

3.  Create the blocks for the two t-shirt commission quilts.
Thanks heavens for Sunday afternoons - this is done!  I got all the blocks cut out for both quilts, and hope to assemble at least one this week.

The dad's quilt...

...and the daughter's quilt!

4.  Mail the H2H quilt to Covered in Love.
Done!  That's the last one, I think!

5.  Make a weighted blanket (commission job).
On hold - I'm waiting to hear back from the customer but I'm ready to go as soon as I do!

6.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.
Done!  It's been a busy week...

This quilt went to a 14 year old girl who is currently in St. Jude's for treatment of a brain tumor...

...and this quilt went to a gentleman recently diagnosed with colon cancer.

This quilt went to a little girl born with a serious heart condition that will require surgery...

...and this quilt went to a little boy just adopted into his forever home!

This quilt went to a little girl who is in Vanderbilt Children's Hospital with serious medical problems.

This green beauty went to an elderly woman who will be undergoing open heart surgery tomorrow...

...and this quilt went to a woman whose husband died unexpectedly.

That's a mess of quilts, and I've already got four the list for this week!  It's a busy time...

So not too bad on last week's list - only one thing unfinished, and there's a good reason for that.  Here's what's on tap for this week...

1.  Keep working on the secret project items.

2.  Quilt the string star quilt.

3.  Piece at least one of the t-shirt quilt tops.

4.  Quilt six quilts for Stash Builder Box.

5.  Quilt at least three quilts for the quilt ministry at church.

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

Busy week, and it looks like I'll be giving Jolene a good workout!  I'm planning to take Thursday and Friday and spend them standing at the frame finishing up a stack of quilts... wish me luck!

We're also having a "Block Party" at church Tuesday night, making blocks to be put into quilts that will be taken to the flood-stricken areas in Louisiana at the end of September.  One of the reasons I need to quilt some tops for the ministry this week!  We want to send a lot of quilts with our mission response team, so we'll be quilting up a storm in the next few weeks.

I've also been taking a little time for myself, and walking in the park this past week.  I managed three mornings last week, and I'm hoping to do at least that many this week!  It's a lot more fun than walking on the treadmill, even though it takes a bit more time, but I need the extra incentive these days to do the exercise I know I need.  I do feel better when I get outside, don't you?

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




  1. I don't have the bar too high for me. I have a baby quilt top finished which needs to be quilted. I purchased the flannel backing today.

    On the first of September I will see what number was picked for the allpeoplequilt UFO challenge which will determine what I will work on in the next few weeks.

  2. I'm a list person too but my list isn't nearly as long as yours. I hope you are able to cross off all the projects! Blessings, Gretchen

  3. Sarah, What size are the blocks you are making for the block party quilts and are there any particular patterns you are using?

    My quilting room is coming along nicely (but slow. All the painting is done and now I am putting all my supplies and fabric up on the shelves. Hope to have Lucey delivered by the end of the month. Happy Stitching! Anna

  4. I bribe myself, LOL, I can do "this" after I've done all of "that" and chant "just keep swimming". Getting outside is huge for me, it clears my head and just gives me the lift I need, plus it occupies my mind rather than making more lists in my head.

  5. Thank you for sharing the ministry quilts. It is humbling to see how many people are having a hard time.

  6. I love the string star quilt you finished. Do you know if it was made from a pattern?
    I don't know how you get so much done in a week. With cooler temps coming, I can finally get some FMQ done. Have several projects backed up.

  7. Sarah you get done with so much to help others it is amazing. I'm glad you are taking time to walk in the park as part of your day too - I will be working more and more outside as I try to get some physical energy back - walking on a treadmill is not the same as walking outside and it feels differently too!

  8. Your ministry quilts are so wonderful in their variety! I'm glad to hear you'll be making more for Louisiana; so much need there.

    I have two goals for this week: continue physical therapy for my bum shoulder, and work on my very first drunkard's path quilt. Needless to say, the latter is MUCH more exciting than the former :)

  9. I love the quilt for the foster boy being adopted! It touches my heart. We currently have a foster boy that we are hoping to give a forever home to.

    My kids haven't gone back to school yet, but I made a list! Put together a back for my daughter's quilt, sew the heads on some bears, cut out three more bears and finish a skirt for my daughter. It doesn't seem like much, but it is a lot with four kids home! ;)


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