Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Make-A-List Monday - Definitely Monday!

Hi, all!

Well, it was a Monday!  Started out with the usual stuff, like laundry and paying bills, plus a post office run and pulling a quilt for a church member to deliver; then it moved on to gutter repairmen and an unexpected quickie repair of the HVAC (why does it always wait to go out until it's 88 degrees and 100% humidity?); hauling the dogs to the groomer and back again; and two trips to the grocery store!  Whew!  I was exhausted, needed to write a blog post, and lo and behold, we were out of data - so it didn't get done last night.  I'm hoping that I'm early enough this morning to get in on the late night "free" high speed internet that's available between 2 am and 6 am - because that's such a convenient time to use the internet, right?  Hopefully the rest of the week will go smoother than yesterday, or at least at a slightly less breakneck pace!

Let's see how last week's list went...

1.  Paint the living room.
Done!  I still need to hang pictures, but the room itself is finished!

2.  Quilt a special quilt.
Done!  I finished this t-shirt quilt for my husband for Father's Day, and he loved it! 

3.  Quilt the Hopscotch quilt.
Done!  This will be so much fun to take on vacation with the grandkids next week!

4.  Work on my 12 Days of Christmas in July quilt-along quilt.
Done!  I'm pleased with the way this is coming along.

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

This quilt went to a woman going through physical and mental issues...

And this quilt went to a 98-year old woman living in a nursing home.

So last week was pretty productive!  This week I'll be preparing to go on vacation, so I'm not sure how much sewing I will get to do, but here's what I'm hoping for...

1.  Continue working on the 12DCIJ quilt-along quilt..

2.  Make the back for a commission quilting job.

3.  Make the back for a gift quilt.

4.  Pull together handwork to take on vacation.

5.  Load any UFO quilt on the frame and finish it!

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

I think that will be enough for this week - and if I get anything extra finished, won't that be nice?

(Now if I can only get an internet connection so I can post this!  It has started storming outside, so our rural internet has no chance at the moment.  Starbucks, here I come!)

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




  1. You’ve been very productive! But Monday, no where to go but up, I hope.

  2. I love the quilt for your husband! You inspire me so much with all you get done.
    Boy if anyone deserves a vacay you do. I hope it's a relaxing one for you.

  3. I love your Christmas in July quilt progress. Looks like I will be joining the quilt along!

  4. am loving the christmas quilt so far...pretty!

  5. Reading through last weeks list I’m wondering when you get the time to sleep? I love your hopscotch quilt, I grew up in a time when we spent hours playing out friends, not with toys so much as group games, hopscotch was always my favourite. Thank you for the memory.

  6. Dogs? you have dogs? Can I see a picture of them? :-)
    Your wedges are looking beautiful!

  7. Very productive! I wish I could say the same.

  8. Love your 12 Days of Christmas quilt. When will the QA start, and do I have to sign up somewhere? TIA

  9. Nice summary! I'm going to stitch up two simple tops today and tomorrow!

  10. Your life always sounds very full. I think you need that vacation. The quilts look great.

  11. Sarah, you are so amazingly productive!! I wish you would share those secrets. Loving your Christmas quilt. So inspired by your generous spirit.

  12. I was probably going to skip the Christmas quilt along this year, but now that I see the sneak peak, I might have to sacrifice and play along.

  13. Wow, what a great week!!! Love that Christmas quilt. Well done. Right now I'm struggling to finish a quilt within 1-month. Love that you are making so much progress!!!

  14. You always amaze me at all you get done! I. Am working on more writing and sewing and a trip to Boston to get our son’s shot in (he should give it to himself but he is phobic so we are on call for it). Lots of sewing after Saturday (our friend is being ordained a bishop!). M


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