Thursday, December 27, 2012

Merry Christmas & Mystery Step 5 & Just Catching Up


Merry Christmas!  I know I am a few days late on that greeting but it has been one busy couple of weeks.  First of all I got a nasty cold - so I did not even get my normal overload of cookies made.  But I did manage to get my niece Annas quilt back from the quilter and bound for her for Christmas.  She wanted a queen size and it is on our king size bed here so it is plenty big and it is the quilt I taught in beginning quilting this fall.   She really loves it so I am glad I got it done for her.  She asked for a new quilt about 2 years ago, I just love when they want something that I make, really makes my heart smile!

I did finish this UFO - a gal at work wanted to give a quilt to her little neice, and she wanted pink and green, so I had this in my UFO stack,  it needed borders, quilting and binding but I did manage to get it to her on the Friday before Christmas and she was thrilled and I was too -- another UFO done!!

Christmas Eve was a little quiet at our house- kinda nice so I was able to get Part 5 done of the Easy Street Mystery.  - I really like the way this quilt is coming together, I have this part totally done and I have part 2 totally done, but the other parts are not completely done, but at least all pieces are cut and I can work on it this weekend when I am off for 4 days!!!

And last but not least Poochie and Rudy wanted to wish  everyone in blogland Happy Holidays!  Here is Poochie Christmas morning waiting to see what Santa Paws brought her!!

And here is Rudy -- looking cute on his new dog bed with his Santa hat on!   They certainly do have a good life!

I hope you had a nice holiday and are looking forward to the new year, I know I am.  Our Christmas was great we went to our niece Annas and she totally spoiled me, she gave everyone a stocking filled with goodies -- mine had lots of lip gloss, nail files and face and hand creams, little perfumes, it was awesome!  And we had a great day at her house!

Well I better go and see if I can get something done in my sewing room.
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stitches!


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Mystery Step 3 and Quilt Shop Visit


How was the weekend?  Mine was very productive.  Dear Hubby wanted to have some BBQ at one of our favorite places on Saturday we took a 2 hour drive and got to stop at one of my favorite quilt shops!

But before I show those goodies, I want to show you Part  3 of the Easy Street Mystery -- I completed part 3 this morning, I started sewing at about 7:15 and finished around noon today!  So excited to actually have 1 step totally completed!!  I have about 150 of step 1 done, and 68 of step 2 done.  So I still have some work to do but I am getting closer to my goal of completing all my parts.   I am using Pink where Bonnie is using Turquoise, I did not really have any turquoise in my stash and I have pink so I thought it would be pretty and I am please with the way step 3 has turned out.   Are you doing the mystery?  How are you progressing?  

 OK now onto the quilt shop -- I needed to get more black and whites for the mystery, so far I have only bought 2 1/4 yards for this mystery  - I am very happy to be using some of my stash for this quilt.

I forgot to take a picture of the fabric I got but I did take a picture of my new patterns.   I love the little stockings, they had samples made up of this wanted to get some done today but it just did not happen.  I di get this months Schnibbles pattern and a table runner pattern.  And the Lazy girl pattern is going to be perfect to hold my phone.  Again I wanted to try to make some of those today but Dear Hubby wanted to take a ride to Harbor Freight Tools  and I was hoping to go to the Salvation Army but they were closed today and it was such a cloudy rainy day I was glad we made just one stop and came home.  He got some toys he needs for his garage projects.
This Gingerbread house is made of paper mache and is decorated with a wreath full of fake gumdrops -- It is huge and was on display in the window of the quilt shop.  I think you can order the plain houses on line  I have not had a chance to look but I might try this after Christmas -- because it was adorable.

Well tomorrow is a work day - so I better go to sleep!

Thanks for stopping
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Friday, December 7, 2012

It's Christmas Time!!


Or shall I say MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
Tonight was our Jingle Bell parade in town and you guessed it Santa Arrived!!  The parade lasts about 10 minutes and the final vehicle in the parade carries ----you guessed it  SANTA!!  Such a fun filled evening, almost everyone in town shows up for the parade, free hot chocolate and cookies and the tree lighting ceremony.  

This year we have a new Snow People display  - the snow people faces open up so  you can put your face in there and take pictures, very clever!
After all this we went out to dinner at a place I had gotten a Groupon for and it was very nice.
Tomorrow I plan on sewing on the Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt.  Check back Sunday for some sewing results!
Have a great weekend!
Happy Stitches and to all a good night!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Mystery Part 2 and more

Good Morning!

It was one busy week last week, last craft show of the season.  My little town has a craft walk and I am involved it that at a friends house, so between finishing projects and helping at the show I was busy and to bop it off I had a bunch of friends over on Saturday to go to the shows and then to lunch at the little tea room in my town.  A really fun time!

Then on Sunday I had to make my reindeer Candy Canes for Hospice, they do BUNS Baking up Nice Surprises -- 3 times a year and for the December BUNS I make these -- They turn out cute and the put so their little face is peeking out of the bag -- I hope it makes the person who gets the bag smile.  So Sunday I worked most of the day on these -- I made 132 - At any point there are 120 - 140 people in Hospice in our county.  Dear Hubby dropped them off for me on Monday.  

 Here is what they look like on the entire candy cane -- It is a Martha Stewart Pattern.  Really simple to make

 And now on to the Mystery Part 2   - I still have a ways to go but all of my geese are cute and I have some done -- hope to finish them up between tonight and Friday night.   I really love this mystery.  It is simple and I am keeping up so far so good.
Well today is a work day -- I hope your having a good week!
Take care and thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stitches