What a wonderful weekend we had! Our son and daughter were both home for the weekend. We ate way too much but that is what holidays are about. We covered just about every food group, from the turkey with all the fixin’s to seafood fresh from the nearby ocean. One of the many bonuses to living on the coast is fresh seafood, mussels, littleneck clams, swordfish. All so wonderful!
My kids made their way home yesterday – I packed up leftovers and sent a lot of them home with them. We still have a packed fridge but way less packed than yesterday morning. The last of the leftovers should be cleaned out after lunch today.
So – at 2:00 I hit the sewing room. I am working on a Mystery Quilt that Bonnie Hunter (http://www.quiltville.blogspot.com/ ) is doing. The name of the quilt is Easy Street. I will be posting my progress on my blog for the next month or so. Once a week you will get a peek into what I am making. Bonnie has given suggested colors and after searching though my “stash” I had most of the necessary fabrics in my extensive piles of fabrics. I needed to purchase some yardage of a gray fabric and a few different white on black fabrics. I didn’t have any of those fabrics in my stash.
It is very exciting to start a Mystery Quilt – for those who don’t know what it is here is an explanation. You are told what fabrics you need – usually it is just yardage that is described as light, mediums, darks. Bonnie actually gave color suggestions so that you can get a feel for the colors of the quilt. Many people are using different fabrics but I like the colors that Bonnie is using.
Every week or month you are given another step to complete. The first step was 194 four patch blocks that were made using the gray and white on black fabrics. Next Friday I will get the next step and off we will go.
It is very exciting to see the quilt come together little by little. I will post the progress at the beginning of every week.
In between working on Easy Street I will be making all sorts of Christmas gifts. Some I will show and others will have to wait until after the holidays. I love making homemade gifts. I will also be decorating, and baking and getting ready for the madness of the holidays.
Hang on – here we go!