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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Lists, organizing, cleaning, sewing, and of course QUILTS!

My adventures away from home last week inspired me in many ways.  I came home with an increased desire to clean my house, learn Hebrew, better organize my life, and to learn to cook in my instant pot.  At the recommendations of various family members, I added some new apps to my phone to assist me.


This is a house cleaning app.  You add the rooms in your house and a preset list of things to clean comes up.  You can also customize other cleaning tasks.  

This shows the items that are due or overdue for me to do.


This list app does more than allow you to keep track of lists.  It also has recipes.  When you open a recipe it allows you to check items you need to buy and it automatically adds them to your shopping list.

I watched a youtube video on the app and learned that one lady keeps a list of what is in her freezer.  I think that is brilliant!


I have had a desire lately to learn Hebrew.  I know it is outrageous, but a desire nonetheless.  I set this app to study 15 minutes a day.  I am still learning to recognize the letters in the Hebrew alphabet.

Wordle New York Times

This is not an app but a simple game you can only play once a day with the free version.  You have 6 tries to guess the word of the day.

Book Club

I am involved in a community book club as well as a family book club, plus I try to read scriptures daily.  Well, I mostly listen to books.  Here is the latest:

I just finished this one for Book Club and really enjoyed it!  It is about opening a new book to see how your life would have been based on different decisions you made.

Our family (husband and married children) read this one in May.  I found it to be so accurate and so informative.  I can see loads of things I have done wrong or misunderstood in my marriage for years.  I recommend both you and your man read it and discuss it.

I am reading this one for health.  Because my mom has dementia, I have an interest in anything I can do to prevent it.  This book says insulin resistance is highly linked to this disease.  

My family is reading this one this month.  I have read it before and am enjoying it even more the second time.  It is a Utah pioneer story about the Hole in the Rock Expedition.  My family has been in this rough country in jeeps.  It is absolutely crazy what they did.

 Now for the quilting stuff...

Marie and I went shopping during my visit and I came home with the kits to make these two quilts.

It was fun buying Tula Pink fabrics.  They will look great in the pineapple quilt.

Here are some other quilts in the shop I snapped photos of.

My mom bought this satin, hand quilted, applique' quilt at a thrift store for $12.  Can you even believe someone gave this away?

Marie was making this one.  I just had to take a photo in case I need to make it too.  I should have enough Tula Pink fabric to make a second quilt and am auditioning this design.


  1. That last one looks like Drunkard's Path blocks. How ingenious that arrangement of colours. I love to read but prefer a book in my hand. Maybe its time to reconsider audio books.

  2. So many beautiful quilts there! The kits you got are going to be wonderful, a lady was making the pineapples at Baradine when we were there. Great pick up by your Mum at the thrift store. Not sure I would cope with all the lists and reminders!!

  3. I also like to read a book, but I suppose with audio books you can multitask and sew at the same time!! Lots of projects ahead for you, and you can keep your app about housework!!

  4. lots of great eye your churn dash house blocks! adorable family pix...sounds like you had a really busy time away...

  5. would like to hear how you go with the lists apps.........
    love the quilt of the girls at Scrub Stitchin' made the pineapple quilt....its even prettier in real life.....
    the undaunted sounds linteresting.........
    and what possessed you to want to learn hebrew??? what will you do with it???


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