Monday, December 19, 2016

Make-A-List Monday - Sleighbells Ring, Are You Listening?

Hi, all!

The last Monday before Christmas - can you believe it?  I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I'm hoping most of you are, too.  Let's see how last week's list went!

1.  Make the blocks for the t-shirt commission quilts.
2.  Start piecing the t-shirt commission quilts.
Done and done!  

3.  Make two large floor pillows for a friend.
Done and delivered!

4.   Work on three quick sewing projects for gifts.
Done!  I had a lot of fun making several of these cowls...

5.  Work on a special art project for a gift.
In progress - but it's a secret!

6.  Keep working on some knitted projects for gifts.
Done!  I don't have new pictures, but I'll take some on Christmas and share them next Monday!  In the meantime, here's my cute little assistant trying one on for size...

7.  Mail some out of town packages.
Done!  I'm so happy to have that particular chore out of the way...

8.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.
Done!  We gave away several quilts this week...

This quilt went to a woman with cancer...

...and this quilt went to an elderly woman in a nursing home.

This quilt went to a gentleman in the same nursing home.

This quilt went to a woman dealing with Crohn's disease...

...and this quilt went to a woman with breast cancer in Louisiana.

This quilt went to a woman just diagnosed with uterine cancer...

This quilt went to a police officer in our community who was shot while on duty this week.

And this quilt went to a woman who lost her husband recently.

Whew!  That was actually more quilts than I thought we gave out - during the holidays, it seems like it's either feast or famine.  But it's wonderful to have completed quilts on hand to be able to give out on a moment's notice!

So here's this week's list, as I wrap up my Christmas sewing and get started on some new projects...

1.  Quilt and bind the three commission quilts.

2.  Wrap up all the Christmas gifts.

3.  Plan a Christmas Eve brunch as we start a new family tradition!

4.  Keep working on designs for this year's pre-H2H event, Stunning Stars!

5.  Pull together info and bloggers for next year's Twelve Days of Christmas in July blog hop!

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

Truthfully, I will be happy as a clam if I can just get the three commission quilts finished this week!  They're not due until the first of the year, but I really want that week between Christmas and New Years to get my studio in shape for the next year - and I'm getting some new shelves at IKEA this year to spruce the joint up!  

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




  1. You hav already achieved so much, and your to do list for this week is huge by my standards. Today i my last day at work, I send togged a birthday present finish for my eldest daughter, buy the reminder of the Christmas food, have a good clean and tidy, then relax. x

  2. I finished and posted the secret sewing, and am doing some 6.5 inch blocks in red and white for the 150 Canadian Women quilt along. No deadlines to meet, just some quiet days jogging along very slowly.

  3. I enjoy reading about your accomplishments each week. I just keep working on the same old projects but yesterday I couldn't take it anymore. I got out 2 sets of uncompleted Disappearing 9-patch blocks and sewed them together. Yes! Love that feeling of gratification! I've decided that the first of January is going to be finishing charity quilts. I've 3 to sew bindings on and 5 to quilt. Have a blessed Christmas with your family.

  4. Is there a pattern for the cowl? I think it may be easy enough for me, who is 3D challenged in sewing.

  5. Wow. So many quilts delivered to people going through some rough times. Congrats to all of you who worked on those quilts. Your little assistant is adorable and does a great job at showing your work. Not to mention that darn cute smile. Since all my medical appointments are behind me now, and DH's bday is done, I can finally sew a storm. Need to finish RSC2015 and get on with RSC2016. Have a great week. ;^)

  6. You have been very busy with charity quilts. Those quilts must be a lot of comfort to those battling illness or who have lost loved ones.

  7. I hope to get the binding made and on my Santa wall hanging and my Santa table runner. I also have to get all the presents wrapped and finish shopping for Dear Hubby and our pooch Jake. Merry Christmas and Happy Stitching!

  8. This week I am planning and prepping for the Christmas meal at Mom's because I am cooking most of it this year.

  9. You are sure keeping on track! Those cowls that you made are sweet and I bet they are very effective keeping some warmth in.
    We are in the middle of the floor install. It's taking twice as long as they anticipated but we can see that they are doing it very well. The prep of the floor took over a week! It was a brutal week of very loud noise. etc. but I think we are past the worst and I'm feeling hopeful it's going to work out well.

  10. You get so much done each are my inspiration & motivation!! I just finished up the whole cloth quilt I made for a friend so I need to get it in the mail today. I'll be working on The Kittens commissioned quilt this week - it's due in January and I'd like to get it done early.

    Looking forward to participating in H2H again this year and can't wait to see what you're cooking up for 12daysofxmasinjuly2017!!

  11. I think I am admitting defeat this year - I'm sick and it won't be possible to finish all the Christmas gifts in time! My new goal is to get the two quilt tops I'm gifting pieced, so I can wrap just the tops and surprise their new owners then finish them after holidays.

  12. I really enjoy your lists each week, Sarah :) You get so much done! Is there a pattern for the cowl you made? I'd love to make a couple after the holidays.

  13. Question, the 12 days of Christmas blog hop, is it quilts, or, just things for Christmas gifts, or, does everything have to have a Christmas theme?


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