Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year

Wishing you and your family a wonderful, happy and healthy 2014. 

Thursday, December 19, 2013


Despite being terribly busy with the holiday season,  I am managing to get some sewing time in here and there.    The house is starting to fill up and getting noisier, perfect.  Daughter is home from university,  hubby will be off until the New Year starting Friday and school ends for #3.  That means lots of chatter and laughter will be in the house.  

In my little sewing spurts I have managed to get Step 2 finished of Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice mystery quilt.  

I am well on my way to finishing Step 3 as well

I had to interrupt mystery quilt sewing to make a few pouches.  These will go to the dance teachers along with a jar of my homemade salsa.

Are you working on any last minute gifts?

Happy Stitching


p.s. time for my morning work out so I can later nibble on a cookie or two

Linking up to TGIFF Thank Goodness its Finished Friday
and to
Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday

Saturday, December 14, 2013


I would like to post about some finishes, but I can't.

I made these

(can't show you yet silly, someone might be peaking at this blog)

And this 

This table runner is now gracing my mother's coffee table this holiday season.

I started Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt called Celtic Solstice.  The first step uses the Tri Rec rulers, which I had to go out and purchase.  

I was able to pull the fabric from my stash.   

base triangles cut

sewing process started

Sewing processed stopped.  I have come up against a very BIG, hard, brick wall.  My squares aren't coming out to 3.5" as required.  I am just about sick about it.  Some are fine, others are really not.  
I am not sure if I should recut fabric and resew.  Rip these apart and resew.  Wait to see what/how these go in the quilt and see if I might be about to fudge them in somehow.  

What would you do?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

I've been spoiled

Thank's to my Secret Santa from Colorado Lady's Secret Santa Soiree, I have been spoiled with lots of goodies.   I know that my Secret Santa is from Canada and that's about it.  If she is reading this  I can tell her that I have stayed in her home town twice, both times to catch the Chi-Cheemaun ferry many years ago.  

Look at this wonderful box  of goodies. 

 Anticipation was killing me and I couldn't wait to open it
 oh exciting

 so many little packages
 I couldn't contain myself
 look at all these wonderful things; decorations, chocolate, note cards, magnets 
and vintage sewing supplies.

Thank you sew much Secret Santa your thoughtfulness and gifts are much appreciated.  Thank you Suzanne for once again organizing such a great exchange.

happy stitching