Monday, December 10, 2018

Make-A-List Monday - Sunny Skies!

Hi, all!

Monday is here, and I am feeling good!  I made a lot of progress last week, and I see sunny skies ahead!!  Isn't it wonderful when everything falls in place and stuff gets done?  Let's see how it went last week...

1.  Finish a special ministry quilt top for a photo shoot.
Done!  This probably won't get quilted until after the first of the year, but the top is finished.  It won't be needed for a couple of months, probably - it's for a young man who's being adopted from China!  His mom wanted to take a picture of his new room to send to him.

2.  Quilt another of the annual quilts.
Done!  I finished Emmy's quilt...

...and then... I finished Lilli's too!

And they are really finished - labels and everything!  I'll share full pictures of Emmy's this Friday, and Lilli's next Friday.

3.  Finish the Christmas decorating.
Done!  I'm loving how this all looks with the new paint...

4.  Quilt the bunk bed quilt top.
Done!  I'm happy with how nice and bright this quilt is!

And it's even up on the bunk, ready for an overnight guest!

5.  Get my Christmas gift list organized.
Hallelujah, this is done!  I've only got a little bit more shopping to do, and a lot of that I can do on-line.  But then there's the wrapping...

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

This quilt went to a family who lost their 4-year old son to cancer this week...

...and this quilt went to a woman who lost her mother this week.

This quilt went to a woman who is in a coma following complications from surgery...

...and this quilt went to a woman whose adult son died unexpectedly.

It's been a difficult few weeks at our church, with funerals it seems like every weekend, and a tough year, with several young adults who have died unexpectedly.  Let's hope that 2019 will be better!

So all in all, a really spectacular week!  I love it when everything on the list gets done, plus some!  And in addition to all of the above I managed to put bindings on four more quilts for the ministry.  The ladies have been awesome in cranking out the quilting, and since I like to bind I've picked up that part of the process.

But there's no rest for the wicked, right?  Lots to do in the last few weeks before Christmas.  So here's what's on my plate for this week...

1.  Work on a special project (that may or may not get done by Christmas).

2.  Assemble three quilt cabinets (gifts for the grandkids).

3.  Bind four more quilts for the quilt ministry.

4.  Deliver 46 quilts for a special Christmas gift! 
(More details to come soon!)

5.  Wrap Christmas presents!

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

So that's my list for the week.  I bet it looks a lot like yours!  So now I have to ask - - - what are YOU working on this week?




  1. I LOVE your tree skirt! Did you make it? Is there a pattern? Tutorial?
    Merry Christmas to you and yours

  2. What a productive week! I love your Christmas decor, especially those stockings. It was so sad to hear of all the tragic stories, especially at this time of year. I hope 2019 can bring some healing to those affected.

  3. I've enjoyed seeing your Christmas decorations. I finally got mine all in place this past weekend. I was wondering if you could share how you attached your stockings to the stair rail. I have a similar staircase and have never come with a good way to hang my stockings without damaging the wood.

  4. So many wonderful finishes this week! Some full of joy and growth, like the ones for your grands and the boy from China. Some full of sadness and heartache for the ministry. But all full of love and the circle of life. And your home looks gorgeous for the holidays :)

  5. Might I suggest sewing Christmas bags of varying sizes? You will need some really big ones to put the quilts in but once they're sewn, they can be reused again and again and again. Unless, of course, you let the grands take them home with you.

  6. You give away a lot of quilts...a great ministry.

  7. Love seeing your decorations! And your quilts! I am working on new Christmas stockings for the kiddos this week. They will be embroidered using chalkboard fabric as the applique so they can write their initial or name on them. Each chose a different design - a Christmas tree, a nutcracker, and a gingerbread house with an angel on top (for my Angel Girl!!)

  8. Nice work-love the decorating and spiffing up at your house!


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