Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Make-A-List Monday - Back to the Real World!

Hi, all!

It's Monday, and time to get back into a regular routine again!!  Hands2Help 2017 is in the books, with a new record - 127 quilters who made 267 quilts!!! There's still a little administrative work to do, but it's mostly finished.  And it will be good to get back to a regular schedule again!  So let's go back two weeks and check out that list...

1.  Finish the t-shirt quilt.
Boy this seems like a long time ago, but it's finished, and they loved it!

2.  Make the seat cushion covers.
Not finished yet, but they are all cut out and ready to be stitched up.

3.  Organize and photograph the prizes for H2H!
Done!  (Good thing, too!)

4.  Quilt at least two quilts for the quilt ministry.
I didn't get to this one.

5.  Quilt my friend's quilt.
But I did get to this one!!  

6.  Keep working on the Long Time Gone quilt.
I've been working on this - using it as a "reward" for getting something else done.  Here's the blocks I've worked on since the last MALMonday post...

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

This one went to a woman with cancer...

...as did this one.

We also gave away 25 quilts to our high school seniors!

And I did get a few other things done in the past two weeks - this memory pillow...


...and back. 
A test block for a special Heartbuilders' project...

...and I quilted two quilts in a hurry as a special favor to a fellow Nana who had grandkids coming to town!

I began packing the H2H prizes for shipping off to their "forever homes", too...

That pile's a whole lot bigger after yesterday afternoon's session!

I also started planning this project - a Hipster Cat quilt that will grace the wall of my favorite eye doctor's office! It's just in the planning stages now, but will soon be in progress - as soon as I finish those seat cushions!

Testing for size!

So that's what I did for the past two weeks!  But, as usual, no rest for the wicked - here's what I need to do this week...

1.  Finish those seat cushions!!!

2.  Finish packing, and mail, all the H2H prizes.

3.  Hem three pairs of pants for my husband.

4.  Clean the house before a quick weekend trip so the house sitter doesn't run away screaming!

5.  Keep working on the Long Time Gone quilt blocks.

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

It's sure going to be a busy week, and a short one - I've only got until Friday this week to work on projects - so I'll really need to hit the ground running!  But I'll just be like that little engine - "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can......"

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




  1. As usual, I am amazed at all you do! Thanks for all the quilt photos- very motivating!

  2. Sarah, you are one of the most industrious people I know. It is so delightful and inspiring to read about what you've done and what you'll be doing! Looking forward to seeing that Hipster Cat!

  3. so glad to hear that the H2H raised so many quilts this year, that is really neat. You are one busy person

  4. Wow! this really was a record year! That's a lot of quilts :-) You make such good headway each week your Long Time Gone blocks are a great reward. They are looking beautiful. On Woolie Mammoth's blog today, Anna has a YouTube video she made of Jen Kingwell teaching in Sisters, Oregon. check it out, you will enjoy it. She is one sweet and talented designer!

  5. Sarah, You've done quite an amazing amount of things this week (as it seems you do every week). I can't wait to see the pictures of what you get done this week. I think (hope) you are motivating me to get off the computer more and on my machine more.

  6. Love, love, love that quilt on the right in the picture of quilts for graduates. I've never seen one like it. Thanks for showing those.

  7. What a busy week, and the second ministry quilt, beautiful, in my favourite colours. A cushion so special, and blocks being tested. I am always amazed at your week's work, where do you fit it all in?

  8. Great job on H2H, and all your projects! You accomplish so much in a week. I need a nap now.

  9. 267?? Wow! Thanks for all your work coordinating this effort.

  10. once again you have crammed so much into the last two weeks, the pillow bought a tear to my eyes very touching memory

  11. I am working on a dad/son quilt and they will be finished today! maybe even shipped today. :) Could you do a tutorial on the seat cushions or do you have one? Thanks

  12. Great photos, it is encouraging to someone so productive. It behooves me to do the same~

  13. I've made the hipster cat too! SUCH a great little quilt.


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