Friday, July 12, 2013

My 10 Things This Summer

My First Block for the Flower Patch QA
Formal Gardens String Block
One of my gardens
Tetris Quilt
One of Dad's Gardens
I'm going to jump on this bandwagon and perhaps have a more productive summer as a result.  I love this idea, but I can't limit it to just my sewing ...  There is always so much to do and it seems like the struggle to stay balanced is never ending.  My HS history teacher always said she wanted us to be well-rounded people and she threw little extras into her lessons that I will always remember.  I chose my college major--Humanities--thanks to her.  ANYWAY, here are my top ten things to work on this summer (in no particular order) :

1.  Lindsay's Baby Quilt. Truthfully this is almost done.  I'm just finishing up the binding.
2.  HoHoHo Blog Hop.  This was moved back to August, and I'm so grateful.  I've been racking my brain trying to figure out what to do, and realized that the advent calendar that I started last fall is the perfect UFO.
3.  It's A Sister Thing Swap.  I'm truly excited about my first swap.  I even picked up my first little trinket to include in my package while puttering around yesterday.  I just have to decide what to make ...

4.  Summmer Breeze Topper.  I made this from a Moda BakeShop tutorial last spring.  I love it!  However, it's been sitting in my pile waiting for me to figure out how exactly to quilt it.
 5.  Tetris Quilt.  Another UFO from last summer's quilt along.  It has been sandwiched, pinned and awaiting quilting for almost a full year now ...
6.  Flower Patch Quilt Along.  I love Green Fairy Quilts!  Judy's style is so amazing.  Someday I'll have her quilt one of my masterpieces, but in the meantime I'll stalk her blog and quilt along with her :)
7.  Formal Gardens String Quilt.  I started this in February, I think.  I love it, but just haven't made the time, YET.
8.  Design Wall.  With my sewing hole in back third of the living room, I figured I could put up a design wall.  Still working out the details, but have a couple of places to start.

9.  Work in my yard ...  I don't love yard work, but I love my yard.  There are always projects and I always seem to be behind.   Just a little bit every day is all I ask ...
10.  Help my parents move.  Last but not least.  I'm just waiting for the word to buy the plane tickets.  This one is a mixed bag emotionally.  I know this was always the plan, but I'll always think of this as my home.
Whew ... this was more difficult than I thought it would be!  I could easily add more, but focus is a good thing.  How about YOUR summer ... what are some of your goals?


  1. I can imagine how hard moving your parents will be. Great list - good luck!

  2. That is a big list. Good luck with it.

  3. Good luck with your list! And thanks so much for joining in!

  4. I love your Summer Breeze topper-can't wait to see you when you come back east. And congratulations Auntie!


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