Monday, October 17, 2016

Make-A-List Monday - Back to Basics

Hi, all!

Monday has rolled around once again, and it's going to usher in a slightly different week for me - filled with things I've needed to do for a while!  But more about that in a minute - first let's see how last week's list fared...

1.  Work on the blocks for the tie/memory quilt. (This one has to be finished by Halloween.)
Done!  I finished the 100 blocks required Sunday afternoon, and will work on assembling them this week!

2.  Quilt six quilts for Stash Builder Box!
Done, and they've been sent to Amanda for distribution to this quarter's charity, Peach's Neet Feet!

3.  Finish the pillow tops.
Done!  Here's just a teaser of one of the tops...

Stay tuned for my stop on the Artisan blog tour coming up 10/28!

4.  Quilt the orange peel top.
Nope!  I just flat ran out of time - those string blocks took a lot longer than I anticipated.

5.  Mail two baby quilts to the soon-to-be parents!
Done!  One has been happily received, and I'm waiting to hear back on the other one...

6.  Pull together a t-shirt quilt "portfolio" of sample designs and prices.
Done!  Still waiting to hear back from the potential client...

7.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that one up.
Done!  We gave away a few quilts this week...

This quilt went to a young woman with leukemia...

This one went to a woman our high school mission team ministered to in West Virginia last week.  Her husband died unexpectedly this week.

This quilt went to the couple who hosted our mission team in West Virginia...

...and this quilt went to the homeless woman who cooked all the meals for the mission team in WV!

And finally, this quilt went to a man dealing with cancer.

So all in all, a pretty productive week.  I wish I had been able to quilt that orange peel quilt, but I'm happy with how much I got finished!

And now, an explanation about my choice of tasks for this week.  My daughter has just started selling LuLaRoe clothes, and I offered to host a pop-up party at my house this week.  Sunday when we were looking over the week's schedule, my husband noted that I was having people over Thursday night, and fist-pumped, saying, "Hooray - clean house!!"  OK, y'all, I will admit freely that I'm not a great housekeeper - I'd much rather be quilting!  And my husband is long-suffering, never ever saying anything about the house needing cleaning.  So - I'll be spending a good amount of time this week doing a good deep cleaning of the house, mainly for him!  It's not nearly as much fun as quilting, but sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do!  So here's my list for this week...

1.  Deep clean the house before my LuLaRoe pop-up party. (We won't go into exactly what that entails, just know that I won't be enjoying any of it!)

2.  Assemble the memory quilt blocks.

3.  Make a back for the memory quilt.

4.  Scope out photo shoot locations for my stop on 
the Artisan blog tour.

5.  If the leaves turn this weekend, take my photos for 
the Artisan blog tour!

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

I'm so excited about my upcoming Artisan blog post!  I'm hoping for some beautiful fall color in my pictures, though, and it's been too hot for the leaves to turn yet.  But the weather is supposed to turn markedly cooler this weekend, and I've scoped out several spots with lots of maples just waiting to change color, so hopefully luck will be with me!

So that's what I'll be doing - and now the question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?




  1. All beautiful quilts. I am still working on Christmas quilts projects for the family, and on completing some quilt tops for small quilts/QAL's. Whew! 'Still don't know how you do all that you do.

  2. I'm moving back into my quilt room, then I'll be working on a quilt along and finishing my autumn runner. Wendy at

  3. You accomplish so much each week.
    I never get my lists published on Monday, but it's only Tuesday. :)

  4. well maybe your husband needs to start helping you clean the house :) -- just saying! after all you are busy all the time too

    1. I have to reply to this here - my husband is the only reason my house isn't a total disaster area! He deserves a good bit of help from me this week!!

  5. All of the quilts are just wonderful. I can't figure out how you get so much sewing done!

  6. I'm with you, Sarah...I detest cleaning my house too and I grumble the whole time. This week I'm working on my tomatoes and cleaning up the garden, as we got a frost last week so lots of debris to clean up. I'm hoping to quilt at night if my back doesn't give up on me.

  7. I schedule events at my house, so that it will get cleaned. You aren't the only one.

  8. Ugh, house cleaning is no fun at all! Good luck having time left over for the fun stuff :)

  9. My house cleaning always takes a back burner to my projects. But we are having a birthday party this weekend at my house. So I'll be doing some deep cleaning too :(

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  11. Would you please let us know when you have completed your t-shirt quilt portfolio with prices? I would love to have an idea of how much you charge to do one. I have been asked to do one and have no idea how much to charge. Your info would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!!

    1. Ellie, if you will email me directly at salliesue57 (at) gmail (dot) com, I will gladly share with you! Unfortunately you are a no-reply blogger, so I can't email you back in response to your comment...

  12. A very productive week in deed. Good luck on your goals this week.

  13. My husband loves when people come over too! ;) The sewing room is just way more fun! I love that you share where each of the quilts go! Thanks for sharing!

  14. My husband loves when people come over too! ;) The sewing room is just way more fun! I love that you share where each of the quilts go! Thanks for sharing!


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