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November 23, 2021
Make-A-List Monday - Let The Holidays Begin! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

It's Thanksgiving week, and there is SO much going on - the holidays are really starting in earnest now!  Maybe, like me, you need to remember to take a deep breath every so often and just enjoy the season.  It's so easy to get caught up in all the fuss and bother and forget the joyous parts!  

Last week is kind of a blur, but I did get some things done.  Let's see how that list went!

1.  Quilt a customer's quilt top.
Done! And par for the course, I didn't take any pictures ...

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November 16, 2021
Make-A-List Monday - Back In The Saddle (Seat) Again! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Wow, it's good to be home!  We had a fabulous time in NYC, came home exhausted but exhilarated, and jumped right back into the swing of things.  Whew!  The holidays are coming fast, and there's so much to do - but first let's take a look at how I did on that list from two weeks ago....

1.  Work on eight more pillow covers that will be Christmas gifts.
Started!  Here are the eight blocks with their appliqu├ęs...

I've spray basted all of them to batting - next step will be quilting!

2.  Find a back ...

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November 2, 2021
Make-A-List Monday - Welcome to November! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Welcome to November!  It is definitely feeling fall-like around here - the temps have dropped into the upper fifties and lower sixties, and maybe just maybe we'll get a freeze soon that will kill the dad-blasted ragweed!  I hope your Halloween was full of fun and candy - we had some of the cutest little trick-or-treaters I've ever seen and gave away scads of candy.  I sure feel sorry for their teachers today!  

Jake and Jack made a re-appearance on our front porch this year, exhibiting their baking and candy-making skills - because Life Was Good, But Candy Is ...

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October 26, 2021
Make-a-List Monday - Where Does The Time Go??? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

I know it's hard to believe, but today marks two months until Christmas!  Where oh where has this year gone?  Time flies when you're having fun, but this is ridiculous. Soon it will be time to start decorating the house and celebrating the season - and honestly I can't wait!  Fingers crossed that the vaccine gets approved for my two youngest grandchildren, then we can breathe a sigh of relief and go back to normal extended family gatherings without worry.  I'm so looking forward to that!

In the meantime, though, there's still my weekly ...

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October 19, 2021
Make-A-List Monday - Cool Days, Long Nights! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

I don't know about you, but some of my favorite things about fall are the cool days and the longer nights.  It takes a little while to get used to the early darkness, but so worth it!  Lots more time to sew and quilt and do all kinds of fun crafting, too.  And I got lots done last week - here's how it went...

1.  Quilt the snowflake quilt.
Done!  I'm so happy to have this finished in plenty of time for Christmas!

2.  Make at least five more Endless Summer blocks.
Done!  I think I ...

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October 12, 2021
Make-A-List Monday - Fall is For Quilting! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Has it started turning cooler where you are?  I keep waiting for those cool days but so far, they're a no-show.  Soon, though!  In the meantime I'll be enjoying the last little bit of summer weather.  

Now, though, it's time to see how I did with last week's to-do list....

1.  Quilt Lilli's annual quilt (while she's out of town and not looking over my shoulder!)
Done!  I'm so happy with the way this turned out!

2.  Work on those Christmas pillow covers!
I finished three "JOY" pillow covers, one for ...

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October 5, 2021
Make-A-List Monday - Making Progress! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

It's been a weird day today, with Instagram down most of the day!  Those of you who are still on Facebook probably noticed it too.  I'm so happy it's finally back up - I didn't realize how much fun I was having sharing my progress in the WIPs-B-Gone 2021 challenge until I couldn't do it!  But thankfully it's back up, plus I get to share with all of you too here - so let's get started!

Here's how last week's list went....

1.  Quilt the hockey quilt.
Done!  This is a ...

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September 28, 2021
Make-A-List Monday - Chugging Right Along! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Welcome to a new week!  Fall seems to be flirting with us as the leaves on the trees try on little hints of color and the weather gets cooler.  My favorite season!  Plus fall and winter just seem to be made for quilting, don't they?  And I've definitely been doing some of that this week.  So let's see how last week's list went...

1.  Make a back for the hockey quilt.
Done, but no picture - it's just a plain old back!

2.  Quilt at least one of the grands' annual quilts.
Done - and ...

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September 21, 2021
Make-A-List Monday - Planning For The Next 100 Days! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It's a good thing rainy days and Mondays don't really get me down, because it's been raining here for three straight days!  As we watched the TN Titans play in Seattle on Sunday, the sportscasters commented on how unbelievably nice the weather was there - while we suffered through Seattle-like rain all day.  I'll be glad when this system passes through!  We're supposed to have beautiful fall-like weather then for a week or two, which would be really nice.  I am so ready!  How about you?

Last week was a very good week on ...

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September 14, 2021
Make-A-List Monday - Light At The End of That Tunnel! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Monday is here once again (and thankfully my time sense is back on straight so I KNOW it's Monday!) and that means it's time for a little list-making!  But first let's see how last week's list went...

1.  Quilt the three memory quilts.
Done!  I'm so glad to have these finished! 

2.  Ship my friend's quilts to her.
Done!  She's already received them and sent me a picture of one of them on the bed!

3.  Finish piecing the hockey quilt.
Not finished, but progress made...

4.  Start repairing and re-assembling ...

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September 8, 2021
Make-a-List Monday - Wait, What? Tuesday? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Whoops!  Holiday weekends always mess up my internal blogging calendar - I completely forgot yesterday was Monday!  My husband and I spent a lot of time this past weekend cleaning out and organizing the garage in hopes of getting at least one car in it this winter so I didn't get much done on my list after Friday morning, but let's see how it went...

1.  Make a back for Nathanael's quilt.
Done!  No picture, but I found a great blue and green sea turtle print that looks perfect with it!

2.  Make a back for ...

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August 31, 2021
Make-A-List Monday - Back in the Groove! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

After a tumultuous weekend for much of the South, Monday has finally arrived! If you were affected by Hurricane Ida, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  The scenes we've been seeing on television of the storm damage have been horrific, and it looks like it will be a long time before things are back to normal.  We are now getting the first of the rain bands from Ida here in Tennessee, so we've got a couple of rainy days ahead of us, which means more quilting time!  I've got projects lined ...

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August 24, 2021
Make-A-List Monday - Getting Back To Normal! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

It's Monday, and I'm actually starting to feel my sew-jo coming back!  I made progress on some things last week, and it feels so good - and I actually want to work on more stuff this week.  So let's see how last week's list went...

1.  Finish the borders on the third memory quilt.
Done!  I love these three quilts and how each is similar, but not exactly alike.  

2.  Make the backs for those three quilts.
Done!  I didn't get a separate picture, but the backs are that blue fabric on the left ...

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August 17, 2021
Make-a-List Monday - Nope, Still AWOL! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Well, it's official - my sew-jo is still AWOL!  But it's Monday, and that means it's time to look back at last week and take stock, and then look at the week ahead and make plans.  So let's get started with a look at last week's list...

1.  Have a friend over for a long arm "teaching day".
Done, and we had a lot of fun!  And in the process, we quilted this large quilt and put the binding on the smaller one.  And I actually put the binding on the larger one by ...

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August 10, 2021
Make-A-List Monday - Phil, Where Are You? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Welcome to a brand new week!  Here's hoping my sew-jo has come back (I'm not sure yet, but keeping my fingers crossed!) and it will be more productive than the last one.  So let's see how last week's list went...

1.  Quilt at least three quilt ministry quilts, then bind and wash.
I didn't quilt any, but I did bind and wash seven quilts for the quilt ministry...

With the addition of these quilts, we have a sufficient amount of quilts on hand for immediate needs that we can slow down a bit ...

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August 3, 2021
Make-A-List Monday - And They Just Keep Crankin' Out.... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 Hi, all!

Is it as hot where you are as it is here?  Whew, it's been a scorcher over the past week, with ridiculous humidity levels that make it really easy to stay inside.  Unfortunately, my sew-jo seemed to go into hiding so I didn't get as much done as I'd have liked, but I still had a respectable week.  Let's take a look at last week's list...

1.  Bind five quilts for the quilt ministry.
Done - and I've actually put binding on six more too!  We'll get that stash built back up ...

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July 27, 2021
Make-A-List Monday - Time To Get Back On Track! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Well, I had a nice little break after writing all the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop posts - almost a week with no posts to write!  But now it's time to get back in the regular routine, so let's start it out right with a great to-do list!  

Here's what I'll be working on this week...

1.  Bind five quilts for the quilt ministry.

2.  Work on three commission memory quilts.

3.  Order any needed materials for this year's annual quilts.

4.  Get Jolene back up and running (she decided to ...

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July 12, 2021
Make-A-List Monday - Progress, A New List, and Quilt-Along Fabric Requirements! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 Hi, all!

Ho win the world did Monday get here so fast?  I think I completely missed the weekend.   Summer days all seem to sort of run in together, don't they?  But it can be such a wonderful restful time, once it gets too warm to plant things in the ground.  I seem to be spending my time now daydreaming about what I want to do next year and asking the wonderful folks at my local nursery the best way to do things.  I'm really glad they're so helpful!

I did get some things done in the ...

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July 6, 2021
Make-A-List Monday - It's Beginning to Look.... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

I almost forgot it was Monday!  Long holiday weekends always mess up my internal calendar, how about you? But the fact remains, it is Monday and that means it's time to look back and look ahead.  So let's see how last week's list went...

1.  Finish shifting things around in the studio, with Lilli's help.

Done!  Or at least well in progress.  Lilli's a great helper, and then my husband chipped in this weekend and did this...

We got a new TV for our den (Amazon Prime Days are dangerous!) so my husband ...

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June 29, 2021
Make-A-List Monday - Back To The Real World! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Well, it's Monday and I'm back at home, glad to be here but missing the beach!  When I saw my grandson today, he asked me if we were finished with the beach.  What a sad thought!  I hope I'm never finished with the beach!  We had a wonderful time but I will admit it's nice to be back home with all my crafting supplies so I can start some new projects.

I didn't have a list last week, so I'll be starting fresh - here's what I'm working on this week ...

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