Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sew relaxing

Hi all! How is your Christmas sewing going? I am gradually relaxing. There is still a lot of Christmassy stuff to do (cookies!), but the grades are in and I have a little bit of time to play. Plus, I get to learn some new things that I usually don't have time for. For example, this weekend I learned that I can't watch The Walking Dead. I know a lot of people love it, but it's definitely not for me. Good to know.

Since I finished the candy row on the winter quilt, I started a new row--snowman faces!

Aren't these fun? I haven't decided for sure, but I think I'm going to applique some eyes instead of using buttons. I think it would look better all around, plus no lost eyes, which would make for sad snowmen. I have a few more to make, but this is a fun row.  (Patterns available HERE or HERE.)

I also did a few of step 3 for Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt: 

These were super-easy and I think the colors look really good together.

I'm liking this mystery more and more because I don't think I've seen these units together before. This seems really original and different.

That's all that's happening in my sewing room right now! Well, I'm also working on finishing the triangle quilt, which has been in progress forever. At least that's what it seems like. But it's moving along, which is something. I would have a picture, but we have been socked in by fog for the last several days. Yes, fog!

Hope everyone is holding it together with the holiday projects. I know for sure I will not be sewing for a couple of days because the electric company is shutting off our power all day (really, 8 am to 3 pm!) to replace the neighborhood transformer. In December, in Wisconsin. Nice planning, guys! We'll be hitting the movies and anywhere else that will be warm (and have wifi). Which means no cooking for me, so maybe it's not all bad!

Linking to Linky Tuesday, Fabric Tuesday, WIP Wednesday, and Let's Bee Social. And Bonnie Hunter's link-up, too, just for the fun of it. Stop by and wave!


  1. Cute snowman and appliqueing the eyes would be good. Your blocks look great for the mystery quilt along, I'm having fun with it too!

  2. Love your Easy Street?? header. Walking Dead is definitely not in my genre for movies. Your Grand Illusion progress looks fantastic. Your grades are in and I will guess that your foot loose and fancy free to stitch for a few weeks, when the power switch is complete!

  3. I love your snowman! I've never watched The Walking Dead, but I don't think it's my cup of tea either.

  4. All that is going on, lol that is alot! CLues look great!

  5. Very cute snowman! Like all your mystery blocks too!

  6. That snowman is so cute! I agree... Loosing his eyes would be sad. But the cookies would probably cheer him up! Nice mystery wip! Happy sewing while it's snowing! Or fogging...

  7. Your projects are so much fun to see right now! Festive! Even the Grand Illusion looks Christmas-y this week. (I get a kick out of seeing how everyone arranges their Grand Illusion Blocks into little quilts.)

  8. The snowman is so cute! And yes, I agree, it looks good together.

  9. I really like the snowman block and the mystery quilt is wonderfully colourful! I know what you mean about electricity--ours has been flickering for days due to mega snow and now freezing rain. Oh well, that's what we get for living where we do!


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