Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Oldest and two youngest grandchildren were over on Christmas Day...
The second oldest grandchildren, the twins, came on the 28th for a holiday celebration visit.
Along with our children, in-laws, and grandchildren, we had a very nice day together...


(Oops! Seems I forgot to "publish" this post when I wrote it!)

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas...

 To one and all...

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Oh the weather outside was frightful,

 But in the trailer it was quite delightful,
I had no where to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...
Then, there was too much snow (drifts) to get the truck to the road, but I was happily using my time sewing. First I finished Clue #3 of Bonnie's Mystery...
 Then while waiting for Clue #4 I worked on this project. The blocks are now sewn into rows. Now the rows need to be sewn. Slow and steady... Remember, these colors are out of my comfort zone... What do you think?
 I was at the trailer all week (couldn't go anywhere even if I wanted to), and then DH came to help dig me out.... 
Shovel-Scoops... Two and a half hours later, I was able to drive out of there... First winter doing my hideaway! Tis a learning experience!

I have started Clue#4, but forgot to take a photo of it before I left my haven.

Happy Stitching!


Friday, December 11, 2015

Clue #2, Done!

Yahoo! I got my Clue #2 of Bonnie's Mystery done on Wednesday!! 
Thursday I worked on my Summer Solstice project. 
It had been a while since its been out of the box!
This is just 1/3 of the blocks put into rows...
 Halfway through the day, making good strides.
Though I didn't take a pic when I was done for the day, I did manage to get just over 2/3s of the blocks put into rows. Felt really good about that!!

Bonnie's 3rd clue it out!!! Wish I could have stayed at my hideaway to work on it. Instead, I will be home, babysitting 3 of my grandchildren, so that their Ma can meet a friend for coffee, and do some more Christmas shopping. Tomorrow is another day for sewing!

Happy stitching!


Monday, December 7, 2015

BHM Progress

   Sew, press, sew, press....
 And sew and press some more...
And then some more!

Hoping to have the parts all done soon, in order to keep up, and to be ready for clue #3.

Check out Allietare, the Mystery Monday Link-Up, Part 2!

Happy Stitching!


Weekend Retreat Show & Tell

 First up, AS's Christmas Table Topper. The true colors are not showing up. The colors are very striking in reality, with gold bits in the fabric. It grew in length by another two blocks after this photo was taken. AS found a pic of this on Pinterest, and created it from that.
 YN's "I Spy" from our charm exchange. A Zipper pattern. Here she is auditioning fabrics for inner border. We all liked the gold fabric she puller from her BHM box. She had enough of it for a bit in both projects.
 To the left of the I Spy is a part of her table topper in progress. Love the effect. True colors not showing.

This Cardinal wall-quilt to be, is our LS's work. Machine applique to be done yet....We all love Cardinals...I think it is because we don't have any where we live. We have Blue-Jays though!
 DL's "Disappearing Pinwheel". We had fun playing with the pieces for quite a while, till we came up with this layout. There are lots of ways of making different blocks with these cuts.
 My Cousin-in-Law, DT came for a visit during our retreat and showed us some of her latest quilt top creations. This first one was started at our retreat in mid November. She was not enjoying putting the pinwheels together, but now that this top is done, she is thinking of making another!!
 lol... Funny how that happens!
 A pattern from a magazine. Sorry, don't recall the one she mentioned. The yellows are more vibrant than the photo shows.
 DT's Disappearing 4-Patch.
 And here, her baby quilts. Girls...
 Boys.... She found the pattern on Pinterest I believe.
That be all the eye candy from this weekend!

Happy Stitching!
Back to my BHM clue #2!