Monday, November 30, 2015

Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt

Yes! I dove in, to do my very first BHM!!!

This are just a few of us that are doing the Mystery. 
Some sadly couldn't make this gathering for the start.
Spent a wonderful few days at my retreat.
Love the look of Hoarfrost.
My work space. Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt, part 1!
Cut, sew, press, repeat!
Hint #1 is complete!
Good thing one friend suggested I count what I have cut. I wasn't going to, but then, I'm so glad I did! I cut way too many sets, and strips! (seen in photo) I would still be cutting and sewing them up. I would have ended up with enough for two quilts I'm sure!

Check out Bonnie's "Mystery Monday Link-up" for more participant's posts.

Now I sit in anticipation for Hint #2...

Happy stitching!


Four Generations...

 We finally took a photo of our four generations of gals.
DD#2, Myself, "Oma", and DGD#1.
 Not the greatest photo, but it caught the moment!

Not to be outdone, the guys got into the act.
DSiL holding DGD#1, DH holding DGS#4, 
"Opa" with DGS#1 (hockey boy)on his lap.
We celebrated my Dad's 82nd birthday yesterday!
Happy Birthday Dad!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Winter Snow

...has arrived, and looks to be staying, thus I'm staying warm indoors...

GS#1's Rag Quilt is coming along. "Fun snipping" is only fun 
in short spurts of time, thus a little gets done each day...
This is 4 year old grandson that the quilt is for.
This is his first year in Hockey, and so far he is enjoying it.
 Progress is being made at my little quilt haven. DH has put shelves
in the closets, which now have more in there than the photo shows. 
Soon he will put shelves in between the closets, like he has in 
the smaller bedroom shown in the photo below.
 Later this week those shelves will be full. I am still slowly moving items from my home
 sewing room, to the trailer, and will then again have another spare bedroom at home, for when our children and grand-children all come from out of town to stay for Christmas.

My "Oak Forest" seems to have a new tree growing each week. Now there
are 8/12 growing. Wondering if all 12 will eventually sprout? Time will tell!
I will be planting them out on the trailer property, though I doubt I will 
ever enjoy the shade they will cast in the future, but someone will I'm sure.

Happy Stitching!


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Eye Candy...

 Friend PG's freshly sandwiched quilt.
A block of the month from group.
Love those colors together. 
I think I missed my chance to collect such.
 DL's tree skirt. Done!
Yahoo! Another finish!
 D's awesome top, minus the borders yet.
Love the movement/effect of this one!
Picture taken from the loft above,
 YC's interpretation of Bonnie Hunters "Easy Street"
Looks so very different from others I have seen because 
of her color choices/placement.
Getting my binding sewn onto GS#1's Rag Quilt.
Then the snippy fun starts... which I heard is not fun.
More eye candy next time.


Sunday, November 15, 2015

2015's Annual November Big Retreat

 Just home this afternoon from our annual "big" retreat, as opposed to our 
many small retreats throughout the year. I didn't get more done 
than the first thing on my list, but I kept busy stitching (and "un"stitching).

This flannel side are the rows for GS#1's Rag Quilt. I have one more seam to do 
to complete the assembly, then make and attach the binding, snip seams, and launder.
 Here lays the recycled jean side in rows.
 Hopefully I will get it all done in short order, because I have my Sunshine and Shadows 
 quilt top to complete before the first Bonnie Hunter Mystery clue is released.

Drum-roll please.... This is my friend Doreen's result of my Mystery I led 
a few years ago. She finished her quilt top at the retreat. 
She put a nice twist on the borders.
 Way to go Doreen!!! Love it!!!

Lastly, here is my Oak Tree forest again. I'm really pleased at the 
number of them that have started growing. Awesome!!
I shall share a few photos of all the quilty goodness from the retreat soon.

Hope you've been enjoying sunshine this past weekend 
like we have in my patch of the world.

Heartfelt thoughts and prayers for France.


Thursday, November 12, 2015

I Spy...

Quilt top done!!
Six gals exchanged charms for this project. 
Hoping to get photos of their quilt tops to share.

Heading out to a retreat tomorrow morning! Whoopee!!

Have a great weekend everyone!


Sunday, November 1, 2015

I think I'm ready!?!

Well, I've done it! I've committed to doing "my first" Bonnie Hunter Mystery!! 

There are a few of us in my group that will tackle this BH-M as our firsts. 
We have a few gals that have done the BH-Ms for years already, and we will join them! 
Whether will all join them next year will remain to be seen...?

I've picked out some stash fabrics at home, 
but I still need to go through my scrap bins (at trailer)
 The only fabrics I'm questioning are some of what is in the "gold" pile.
Are some too light? Too yellow? Too dark?
We shall see?

Wish me luck, cause I'll be needing it! :)

Happy Stitching!