Friday, November 18, 2011


Today Bonnie Hunter published the first clue for her Orca Bay mystery.  I got a few of the hourglass units made this evening, but I need to sew at least a half-zillion more -- Bonnie's mysteries are rather intense :)  I'd totally planned to use a blues-and-greens combination, but this morning when I looked at the fabrics I had pulled out, they just didn't work for me ... so it was a last-minute change to browns and reds.

I also finished piecing all the blocks for my Christmas quilt project, and should get the sashing organized this weekend.

And I just discovered that Carriage House Samplings has not gone out of business as I thought it had. I'm getting the itch to do some cross-stitch again.  (in my *ha* spare time)


1.  Small-town life -- I always see someone I know at the market and the post office
2.  The house smells good!  I made gingerbread and homemade pizza today
3.  A glass of cool refreshing water -- sometimes I'm just thirsty 


Melanie said...

I love it that you embrace the weather instead of fighting it. And you enjoy small town life instead of complain about the incoveniences. I told someone the other day---'God gives blessings-- happiness is a choice..." I can't wait to see your Christmas quilt.
Thanks for the 'happy' post.....

Diane said...

I will watch the 'mystery' unfold through you and other bloggers. I'm thinking reds and browns will be fabulous!!

Quilter Kathy said...

It's funny how a quilt demands to be made from certain colours, even when you had picked out something else! LOL Me too!

Susan Jungerheld said...

Your quilt will be very pretty. I am glad to see someone else using different colors too.

Helen in the UK said...

I'm looking at some of the links posted on Bonnie's page and it's fun to see what others are doing and how they are progressing. You've done a great job on these and your different colour scheme will give a completely unique quilt. Congrats :)

Candace said...

Super gorgeous, I want to grab them and run.

Ellen said...

I love red and brown together...I am playing it safe with Bonnie's colour selections.