Monday, May 24, 2021

Make-A-List Monday - Fun In The Sun!


Hi, all!

Well, it officially feels like summer now - the kids are finished with school, the days are long, and the sun is hot!  We're expecting a bit of a cool-down this weekend, and some rain, which is welcome for all my new plants.  I've been watering every day and they are doing well, but it will be nice for God to take on a bit of the chore!  So now that you know a little bit of what I've been doing this week, let's see how the rest of the list went...

1.  Have a baking day with Lilli.
Done - and we had a ball!  We made a seriously decadent dessert with Lilli's great chocolate chip cookie dough and a new-found brownie recipe.  Throw an Oreo or Reese's cup between a layer of chocolate chip cookie dough and brownie batter, bake and YUMMY!!

2.  Make the small hourglass blocks for my Me Sew Happy quilt and assemble the top.
Done!  And I am seriously loving this quilt!

3.  Put away the sorted scraps.
Done - although I don't have a picture! I promise I did it, though!

4.  Plant some colorful annuals in the front planters.
This is kind of in progress.  I replanted some that I took out before the lawn guys came and took out the big bushes, and I picked up some more today but need to plant them early in the morning while it's still cool!  So they will go in later this week.

5.  Start preparing a project for vacation (in one month!)
Done!  I have finished sewing this beautiful stack into strip sets, all ready to be cut into five-square strips.

A good week, and I had so much fun working on a new project!  Here's my list for this week...

1.  Cross-cut the strip sets into 5-square strips, then pack them up for vacation.

2.  Make a back for the Me Sew Happy quilt.

3.  Assemble the blocks from my last vacation quilt.

4.  Plant a rose bush and some day lilies in the front planters.

5.  Plant two new butterfly bushes in the back planter.

6.  Finish a ministry top by putting sashing between a stack of orphan blocks.

7.  Do some H2H administration work with my granddaughter.

I'm looking forward to working with Lilli to get the H2H thank-you gifts all organized and ready to be distributed!  She is an excellent organizer and a hard worker, both of which will come in handy.  And she needs to earn some spending money for a special project - she is planning to work through a season of The Great British Baking Show, making all the recipes and the challenges.  But her mom says that she needs to start buying some of her own supplies, so I get a minion for the summer!  Fortunately, while she may be a moody teenager at home, she is usually good company with me, so we will have a great time this summer.

So now only one question remains - - - what are YOU working on this week?




  1. What a good week of plans and projects--the latest scrap quilt is breath taking!

  2. I'm glad Lilli is your H2H helper/minion for the summer - and it makes me smile to hear she is going to work through the GBBS recipes. Sounds like a lot of fun and a great learning experience. Keep us up to date on her progress!

  3. I have the best memories of spending the summer with my one grandmother at 11 and a long trip together when I was 15. On the second trip I spent 2 weeks with my other grandmother and her mother my great grandmother and time with all my cousins my Aunts and Uncles. So much fun.

  4. I still have some coffee left in my cup, may I have one of those yummy looking chocolate brownie chocolate chip cookie concoctions please? :o)
    Kathleen - kakingsbury at verizon dot net

  5. I want to eat at your house this summer....


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