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
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.
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.
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.
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,