Monday, December 29, 2014

Monday Link Up

Yesterday I spent the morning sewing on the Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt. She had quilt cam up and so we sewed together. Fun to stitch and listen to her conversation. I managed to finish this weeks clue. I now have Clues 1,4, and 5 finished. Today I will have a little time to work on Clue number 3.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas 2014

          Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Eye Spy Quilts

Today I am finishing and wrapping three Eye Spy Quilts for three little girls whose mom and grandma I work with. My sister pieced the tops sent them to me and I finished them. These are them all finished and ready to wrap and deliver....

   This one is for Emma, my friends granddaughter.

   The back w some fun monkeys

   And this one is finished in pink for 
   My coworkers daughter

   The back of the pink one

   This one is finished in purple for the sister
   Of the pink one.

   And the back of it.

   Now to get them wrapped....and delivered....

Monday, December 22, 2014

The New To Me.....Green Machine

Once again I was able to sew with friends on Friday last week to work on the current Bonnie Hunter Mystery. I was able to get this step cut using my Christmas gift to my self......a Go cutter. I replaced my Baby with it and boy did it make short time of cutting 2 1/2 inch strips! Here are a few pics.

     My set up....just love that little Featherweight!

   My first two blocks for this weeks clue.

   Oh my stars... Such a cute little star / off track but
   So cute made by Joyce.

   Such a good little helper....

   This is Joyce's color way. Love that grey!

   And a shot of my clues so far.

   Cute little Broken Dishes unit!
   Wonder where it will be used!

   Another color way.

   And Joyce had shown me this machine the 
   Last time I sewed.....

And guess what came home with me?
Yep another early Christmas gift to me!

   Just love her Green color!

   Okay enough chitchat I have two bindings
   To finish today because Christmas is coming!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bits and Pieces

Playing in the sewing room a bit today. 
Finishing and/or just starting a few gifts, wrapping what will be sent this week, 
and also sewing here and there on the mystery......

Christmas music playing and my fav candle burning.

Bits of clue number two chevrons

Number one blocks are done. The HSTs are my leader Enders.

And two inch strips for clue 3 are being cut.

Busy day, but I am enjoying it.

Time to link up with Miss Bonnie.....

Hope you are enjoying your day!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Grand illusions Clue 2 link up

Yesterday I had to put aside the mystery to work on some Christmas gifts. But I did manage to throw in a HST here and there as leader Enders! Working with friends last Friday did give me a small start. I tell you what tho that was a whole lotta cutting before you even get to making those "precious" chevron units! I think I finally found a method that works for me. Not the template one .....just sayin'

     My tray of Mysterious parts.

    Unit 2 pieces ready to put together.

    Some cute grocery bags for my friends.

    A gift for an exchange .

   QAYG panels to make a zip pouch gift.

   And so far 6 of unit 2's blocks finished.
   Look at all the progress by others here.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Grand Illusions Clue Number2

Today I spent the day sewing with friends. We are all working on Bonnie Hunters Mystery Quilt. Fun to see everyone's choice of colors. I also called my sisters who were sewing today as well . One of them is doing the mystery this year. Another of my sisters is making two! Here are a few pics from today...

     Four very different color choices. 
     Mine are the two on the bottom.

     My chaos...creative chaos!

     And another color option.

     Such a fun day. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Time To Solve Another Mystery

Time for another Bonnie Hunter mystery! This year the participation has grown to big numbers. I was able to get clue 1 started while away from home this weekend. I brought just a few of my mystery fabrics from home with me and used my DILs sewing machine and cutting tools.

Sewing om my DILs Slantomatic. 
It is a sweet machine. 
Look at my supervisor!

     Half Square Triangles using the Magic Eight method.

        Neatly trimmed HST's

        A few finished Broken Dishes Blocks.

     My Quality Assurance helper.

        Going to miss this boy.  "Norman"

        I was able to finish about 
     half the required blocks for step one.

       And I shopped on Small Business Saturday
        For a few more turquoise pieces and some
        Cute sewing themed fabric.

        Tomorrow / Monday we head home.

Thursday, November 27, 2014



Wednesday, November 26, 2014


I really can't believe November is almost over. This week we will travel to San Diego to spend Thanksgiving with my son and DIL. Should be a nice visit. Won't be able to take my Grand Illusions mystery quilt fabrics so I won't get mine started til Monday....not a race right.  I have been invited to get together with friends on the Fridays after Thanksgiving and between Christmas to work together on our Mystery Quilts. That sounds like so much fun. I will miss not starting my mystery this year with my sisters as I have done the past two years. May need to FaceTime that day ! I will also miss not getting my moms Christmas tree decorated with my sisters this year.  That has been a tradition for several years past.

Alright enough words for now.. We did take a cruise earlier his month to celebrate my husbands birthday so time to share a few pics....

Happy Thanksgiving to all.