Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Make-A-List Monday - Feeling Fall!

Hi, all!

Hello, and welcome to Monday Tuesday!  I had every intention of posting this Monday night, but sat down on the sofa and just couldn't keep my eyes open.  Finally gave up and went to bed, so now I'm posting early in the morning!  Last week went by in a blur, and the weekend even faster - but it's finally getting cool around here, which is a welcome change.  It's starting to feel like quilting season - good thing, too!  Let's see how last week's list went...

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!)
Done!  And I didn't enjoy any of it, although I do like having a nice clean house!  The party went great, we introduced some friends to super-comfy LuLaRoe clothes, and I even brought home a new outfit or two - sweet!!  Y'all, if you haven't heard about LuLaRoe yet, you should - you look great in them, but feel like you're wearing your pajamas!

Clean closet floor - that hasn't seen the light of day in a while!

2.  Assemble the memory quilt blocks.
3.  Make a back for the memory quilt.
Done!  The quilt is assembled, the back is made, and it's on the frame ready to be quilted!

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!
Done! Well, at least part - I did scope out some great photo shoot locations.  The leaves haven't turned yet, so I had to resort to making my own fall color - silk leaves stitched to jute cord for a banner!  I hope this works as well as I think it will... we shall see!

6.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up!
Done - it was a fairly simple week - we gave this quilt to a woman who was in a bad car accident this week and is dealing with a severe brain injury...

...and these twelve quilts are going with a chaplain for the Billy Graham foundation for disaster relief in South Carolina.

So that's how my week went.  But now - only two months until Christmas! (*EEK*) it's time to buckle down and get to work.  Here's my plan for this week...

1.  Quilt and bind the tie memory quilt.

2.  Print the photos for Lilli's annual quilt.

3.  Photo shoot for my Artisan blog tour post (THIS FRIDAY!)

4.  Bind and wash a half dozen quilts for the quilt ministry.

5.  Finish writing the tutorial for the Artisan post.

6.  Cut out a Christmas gift quilt.

7.  Start working on Emmy's annual quilt.

8.  Start working on Nathanael's annual quilt.

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

There's probably a dozen more things that I need to be working on, but I think these are the most important ones.  As you can probably tell from the disordered list, I'm kind of scattered this week - I'm going to have to nail down a priority on each of these!  But hopefully I can get something done on all of these, and maybe more.

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




  1. how you keep up with those ministry quilts is beyond me - I imagine you have some quilt fairy's in the wings sending you quilts to share?

    1. I was thinking the same thing. Blessings and smiles being sent your way Sarah. :)

    2. Yes, we have quilt fairies in the wings (I received a box of tops and backs just today), but we also have a great group of quilters at church who work diligently in the Sweat Shop to create and finish all the beautiful quilts we give out! It's definitely a group effort - I just report on what we gave out on the blog so we have a visual record.

  2. We've had friends visiting this week so I've been happily distracted from most of my sewing & quilting. They're heading home tomorrow so I plan to get back into my sewing room on Thursday.

    My goal this week is to find the fabric for two commissioned quilts and a Christmas gift quilt. The gift quilt is a whole-cloth so I 'should' be able to get it done pretty quick ;-)

    Your tie memory quilt is so cool, cant' wait to see how you quilt it!!

  3. We're supposed to see the bottom of our closet floor??? Oh no! I can't find the floor in the pantry, either ;) Oh well....

  4. Your quilts are lovely. My prayers are with the lady that was in the car accident. The quilt you gifted her is beautiful.

  5. I see one of my contributions in the SC pile! It pleases me to know that someone will be getting comfort from something I've made. It's time to bring you some more; I'll be in touch.

  6. I looked up LuluRoe, I like the clothes, but what are the prices like?

  7. it's catch up on 365 blocks week again!!!

  8. Your memory quilt is just beautiful! What a wonderful tribute.


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