Monday, February 4, 2013

Make-a-List Monday

It's Monday again, which means its time to make that weekly list.  I actually did fairly well last week on things, but I don't have any good pictures to share.  I've really been working on the quilting on the Lone Star quilt, but its not a whole lot to actually show.

Here was the list from last week:
1. Quilt one additional square on Lone Star. DONE!  I actually have all four corner squares done, which means all the straight line quilting with the walking foot is done!  YAY!
2. Cut and piece 2 Bento Box blocks. I cut fabric for more pieces, but I didn't get anything sewn.
3. Post photo of needlepoint.  No pictures yet. :-(

So I did make a few purchases lately, but only one somewhat quilt-related.  Last night I submitted an order to Amazon (which I absolutely love).  One full pound of Earl Grey Supreme tea from Harney & Son's.  And yes, I will easily go through it in the next year, maybe even in 6 months.  Especially when you look at the 3rd item on the Amazon order.

That's right... I decided to purchase the Breville One-Touch Tea Maker.  Its a little pricey, but the reviews are great and I would love to be able to easily make tea while I'm at work.  I'll definitely do a review of it once I get it and start using it.

I also purchased some wool batting.  I've been wanting to try it as some folks really swear by it when they quilt.  Sadly, none of my local quilt shops carries wool batting.  I was just going to purchase one piece large enough for a double-sized quilt; however, the cost of the batting and shipping $9, made it somewhat senseless to buy just that one piece.  I was able to get a 90" wide by 8 yard long roll of batting with no shipping costs thanks to Amazon Prime.  Hopefully it is good to work with or else I will have a lot of batting that I won't want to use.

Finally, the latest purchase was a new pair of boots from Naturalizer.  I have a lot of their shoes and boots and while they can be a little pricier, they are always comfortable.  There's something to be said for walking around in heels all day and not having it bother you because the heels are actually made really well and cushion your feet.

Anyway, I needed a new pair of boots to wear to work through the wet and snow.  These ones were on sale for $30.  Not bad! :-)   They look like they'll be warm and comfy.  Reviewers said they weren't real clunky, so I'm hoping they'll be OK for driving.

 So finally... to the list for this coming week.

1. Rinse out blue marks from Lone Star quilt and photograph.
2. Start quilting outside cream border on Lone Star quilt.
3. Post photos of needlepoint and coffered ceiling progress.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Happy Crafting!

~Sarah at upstateNYCreations


  1. Congrats on your new tea maker. I'm sure you will put it to good use!

  2. I had just recently seen the tea maker and wondered how it worked and if it was worth the price. I normally just use tea bags but I have been drinking more and more tea over the last six months and have started to wonder if you get more for your money with the loose tea. Please let us know how you like the tea maker.