Monday, May 31, 2021

Make-A-List Monday - Things are Popping!

 Hi, all!

Welcome to the first week of summer!  We had a great holiday weekend, full of food and movies and fun with the kids and grandkids - the best of times!  I hope yours was great as well.

I also had a really good week last week, something I realized as I started to go through my to-do list for this post....

1.  Cross-cut the strip sets into 5-square strips, then pack them up for vacation.
Done!  I can't wait to start on this quilt, but I have other projects that have to be finished before we leave, so it will have to wait.

2.  Make a back for the Me Sew Happy quilt.
Done!  And not only the back, but the whole quilt is finished!  It's amazing what you can do when you have air conditioning...

3.  Assemble the blocks from my last vacation quilt.
Done!  I managed to squeak this one in this afternoon, but it's assembled!

4.  Plant a rose bush and some day lilies in the front planters.
Done!  It's a beautiful Lady in Red rose bush...

...and I don't know the name of these lilies, but they sure are pretty!

5.  Plant two new butterfly bushes in the back planter.
Done!  I got a great deal on these two bushes at the farmer's market - now to see if I can keep them alive!

6.  Finish a ministry top by putting sashing between a stack of orphan blocks.
Done, sort of!  We had a very unexpected death in our church this week, and I subbed in this family size quilt as my ministry project this week.  It's actually completely finished, but it was so large I couldn't find a way to get a picture of the whole thing when it was done.

7.  Do some H2H administration work with my granddaughter.
Done!  Lilli came over and worked with me for a few hours getting all the giveaway goodies organized and ready for next week.  She's getting so big and grown up - I can't decide whether to be happy or sad about that!  But she's lots of fun to spend time with, and a good helper!

See what I mean?  It was a VERY productive week, even though I had to deal with AC repairs in the middle.  Let's hope this week can be as productive - here's what's on tap for me....

1.  Meet with a woman about a quilt for a little girl with cancer.

2.  Get as much done as humanly possible on that quilt this week!

3.  Work on a special blogpost for Scrappy Wednesdays.

4.  Keep up with the counts for Hands2Help as people link up their beautiful quilts this week!

It looks like a short list, but I have to try to get that quilt made this week.  The little girl is starting her treatments on the 21st, right after we leave for vacation, so it needs to be done by then.  And Hands2Help is winding down, with thank you goodies to be mailed out, so if I can get it finished or nearly so this week, the stars will have aligned!  If I manage to get all this done, I've got some quilt backs to make and a lot of cleaning to do in the studio - so I don't think I'll have any time to get in trouble!

One note about the Hands2Help stuff - I sent out an email this week to all the people who are signed up with a form to fill out.  IF YOU DIDN'T RECEIVE THE EMAIL even though you signed up, please email me directly at salliesue57 (at) gmail (dot) com.  I've had a couple of emails bounce back to me, so something is wrong with the addresses I have on file for those.

And now, I really want to know - - - what are YOU working on this week?




  1. Thank you for all the work and effort you put into H2H! The quilting on your Sew Me quilt looks very nice, I love your vacation quilt! Hope you have a good productive week with lots of happy stitching!

  2. Another great post, I enjoyed reading it! Keep on sharing!

  3. So sad to hear of the sick child, I know your quilt will provide much comfort. I'm between projects having just finished up the bags for the first delivery for Safelight which will be today.

  4. It was a productive week! I hope you are able to get the new quilt planned and finished quickly for the sick child.

    You are probably going to need to move at least one of those butterfly plants. I used to have some and they get really big! Both tall and big around. We would trim them down every winter but they would get to be over 12 feet tall every summer. We never had them spread they just got so large. When I had bought mine the tag said they only grew to 6 feet tall but they were over achievers apparently. Now they are not sold locally in any of the stores as the state has declared them to be an invasive species. A few years ago we ripped ours out as I decided they were way to much work. Plus I had them planted to close to the house. I had them in the planter at the front of our house and by the end of each growing season they would fill the space and rub against the house. But things can really grow in the PNW as we have very long growing seasons and usually we have pretty mild winters. Hmm now that I have said that we will probably get a doozy of a winter next year. Although we are currently in a drought so I guess that would not be a bad thing.

  5. Oh, what a wonderful week in review-you really covered some bases! I so appreciate your church ministry!

  6. Woot-woot!! Let's hear it for air conditioning!!!


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