Monday, September 17, 2012

I Know What I'm Going To-Do Today...

Holy Smokes!  I am totally pooped out!  This is not an exaggeration, even a little bit ;D  Last week was MADNESS!!!

Monday- I don't remember :p ...probably prepping for the weekend... (see Fri & Sat)
Tuesday- Super fun Sew Day at Emily Herrick's place with April :)  SUPER FUN! (more prepping for the weekend)
Wednesday-  Taught a class on strip piecing Granny Squares over at the Thimbleweeds Quilt Guild in Spanish Fork.  Super sweet ladies :)  (more prepping for the weekend)
Thursday- Went to Karen Olsen's Sew Day in Spanish Fork.  I forgot my presser foot, so I chopped blocks.  (more prepping for the weekend)
Now, are you ready to hear about Friday and Saturday?  I am not sure that you are...
Friday and Saturday I was in charge of a retreat for the women in my church (an LDS Stake).  We went up to our local LDS Girls Camp, KoHoLoWo and partied for two days.  My counselors, secretary (LDS lingo for my three right hand women) and I headed up early Friday to set up for the weekend festivities.  I was SO worried that it would be cold, but the weather was PERFECT!  Around noon the ladies started trickling in. We kept setting up more and more tables for the ladies to sew, crochet, cross stitch, bead and chat.  Konda came up as our fearless Stake Quilting QUEEN ;D  (she is still mad at me about the skit I MADE her be in...I'm still giggling about it)  By about 5pm we had nearly 150 women whooping it up and ready for dinner :)  Dinner was amazing, by the way.  We asked two TREMENDOUSLY talented ladies to head up the food and other activities.  They truly ROCKED THE WORLD!!!  Any hoots, Friday night we had a speaker and HILARIOUS skits, games and other silliness.  About 75 ladies spent the night.  Saturday was filled with hiking, sewing, EATING, and cleaning up.  I came home Saturday afternoon SO tired I could hardly move.  It was just plain perfect!

So, let's see what I actually was able to accomplish amongst all of the craziness that was my past week ;D

Last Weeks List in Review!
#1 Aly's living room quilt blocks ...sort of.  I made some progress, but not as much as I'd hoped :(
Cute pile, eh?

#2 Aly's bedroom quilt blocks  Done!  All 126 of them :)  They are 10.5"

#3 Letter's to My Daughter Blocks 1 & 2  ..sort of ;)  I finished #1 and half of #2  ;)
I didn't take a picture of the half, but I did get blocks 2 & 3 all cut out and most of #2 sewn :D
Konda had the completed top with her to show us and it is going to be FANTASTIC!!!

***Bonus Finishes.. I bound two quilts for Emily.***

I have to say that I LOVE BINDING quilts.  I am thinking of offering a hand binding service.  Any thoughts?  Any quilts you would like to hire me to bind?

#1 Aly's Living Room Quilt Blocks
#2 Sew Aly's Bedroom Quilt top

No forgetting that I HAVE TO MAKE MY BED QUILT ASAP!   My current bed cover is fraying and sad.  The quilter MUST make one for herself and SOON :D

Back Burner Purgatory... lol!!! ;)
Chrisann's quilt (the AWESOME kindergarten teacher)
Will's birthday quilt (due December)
Mario Bros. QAL
Mandy's quilt
2 Twin Size applique quilts for my nieces
The April $29 girl quilt 
the May $29 quilt
the June $29 quilt
My bed quilt
Challenge quilt for next year's quilt show
"Letters to my Daughter" block of the month
July $29 Quilt

So, what are you up to this week?  PLEASE share with me :)


  1. No wonder you're pooped! I'm tired just reading what you got accomplished! I'm working on a 4 year old wip (a quilt for my bed). Why is it so hard to make something for yourself and so easy to make a quilt for family and friends? Tonight, I'll finish up a newer wip (just a couple months old) - my version of a stacked coin quilt.
    My wip list may be shrinking, but the future wip list in my head keeps getting longer! Enjoy your day and get some rest - you deserve it! Jani

    1. Busy busy :) Good luck with your WIP's :) I feels so good to finish things :)

  2. That sounds like an awesome retreat! Man, I wish our stake would do something like that, or even my ward! I bet your ladies loved the get away and the time together. What fun!

    1. It really was a BLAST! :) The ladies really love being together.

  3. Yeesh, I'm tired just reading that!! Binding is my *least* favorite part of making a quilt... and by hand? Never! LOL. I bet if you offered a service, lots of people (like me) would take advantage of that! If only I could get the quilt finished far enough in advance to send it out for binding!


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