Celtic Christmas part 3…

view of backyard

view of backyard

Good snowy morning from southern Maine.  Since Saturday we have gotten 2 feet of snow.  It is a winter wonderland outside and for the first time in several years we are going to have a white Christmas.  I realize that for a huge part of the world there is no such thing as a white Christmas but having grown up in the Northeast of the U.S., I love having a white Christmas.  Some would, and have called me crazy but I still get just as excited about a snow storm now as I did when I was 5.  There is some rain predicted for the weekend which could put a huge dent in my snowshoeing plans, we will just have to wait and see.

I have been spending a ton of time sewing lately – as have many of the Bonnie Hunters fans around the world. Here is the link to the latest mystery – http://www.quiltville.blogspot.com/p/celtic-solstice-mystery.html.  I have not finished Part 2 yet but I am definitely making progress.  To see everyone’s progress check this out – http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2013/12/celtic-solstice-mystery-monday-link-up_4572.html

some chevrons done other parts in progress

some chevrons done other parts in progress

String piecing progress

String piecing progress

I have also started Part 3 – I have all of my bits and pieces cut.  One of my good quilty friends Georgette, sent me the short cut that was mentioned here – http://quiltville.blogspot.com/search?q=gretchen.  Unfortunately, I had already cut all of my 2″ strips so I couldn’t utilize this helpful short cut.  I cut them all using the EZ-Angle as mentioned in Bonnie’s original directions.  I did speed things up by layering 4 strips of fabric at a time, so it took me less time than I thought it would, but I still need to sew them together.

bits and pieces

bits and pieces

As you can see I have made 1 pinwheel – yes I did sew it wrong the first time, and I know that I will again.  Pinwheels always give me some trouble.

one correct pinwheel

one correct pinwheel

I think that I am being very careful only to realize that I have goofed.  Hopefully the goofs will be few and far between.  Only time will tell.

I will be sewing again tonight – one thing that Bonnie’s Mysteries do for me is get me into my sewing room.  I get so many projects finished just because I am in my sewing space.  I am also usually digging through my stash which causes me to find long, lost and forgotten projects.

view from my sunroom - icy windows

view from my sunroom – icy windows

With winter here, ahead of schedule, I am anticipating getting a lot of projects started and finished this winter.  As I have said before there is nothing better than a quilt in your lap on a cold winter night.

I am looking forward to Part 4 on Friday morning – I do not anticipate getting very much of it done before the release of Part 5 but my head will be working on it.

Have a wonderfully Merry Christmas – keep sewing and,

Be Kind….


9 thoughts on “Celtic Christmas part 3…

  1. Beautiful snowy scene! So jealous. We’ve never had a white Christmas here in San Antonio. Your mystery units are looking good, too. I’m working on Step 3, thankfully a fairly quick one compared to Step 2!

  2. That’s an amazing view from your sunroom. Where I am right now, the temperature outside is higher than body temperature, and it is only the middle of the day. It will get hotter before night time.

    Your pinwheels and chevrons look great!

  3. Hi. I live in Northern Norway and love a white Christmas. We have had lots of snow for weeks, but now it is raining and pluss celsius degrees. I am also sewing the celtic solstice mystery quilt and like the progress very much. Pinwheels are a problem to me too. Every second is wrong . Merry christmss to you.

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