Merry Christmas to the last little bit of the day that is left to celebrate in. Up next, Boxing Day! Celebrate with us on social media for the Boxing Day Sew-In Monday using #BDSI on your quilting and sewing related posts. I cleverly planned an all day sew-in at Lynn’s house Monday, and am packing up the projects I want to take. So far I’ve got a king-size quilt and a mini quilt, as well as my full-size handquilting project to work on. I’m sure all that will keep me busy. For the morning anyway!
I’ve got two small finishes this week that I can share pictures of after tomorrow. I realized I forgot to take pictures of a set of gift quilts I finished months ago, so oh well, go ogle the original from Edyta Sitar. Only imagine it one column narrower so I had enough blocks left to make a junior baby-size quilt to accompany it. My sister and her husband got the big version, my baby niece got the junior version, and my 3 year old niece got a dinosaur quilt I picked up at Tiny Stitches and didn’t have to make! The 3 year old is very into dinosaurs – we also gave her a book about dinosaurs (with roar buttons for optimum annoyance) and a stuffed dinosaur. The baby is delicious and very squishy; here I am pointing out all the verboten ornaments on my parent’s Christmas tree to both little girls. Not to be forgotten, my son and I worked with my oldest niece in an Escape Room game. Good news: we escaped from Santa’s (Slightly Creepy, Doll-Filled) Attic with 7 minutes to spare!
I also kept up top of the latest Bonnie Hunter clue on Friday – 80 HSTs. In the past, she’s released the final clue on New Year’s Eve, so maybe we’ll get back to back Friday/Saturday clues this week? You can check out other participants progress on the linky on her blog Monday.
I’m off to quilt a donation quilt in the dying hours of Christmas; hope everyone had a happy day and has more time off to enjoy with family (or alone, recovering from family visits – whatever flips your skirt, as Grama Eddie would say).
- Used this week: 1.75 yards
- 1.75 yd for 2 gift quilts
- Used Year to Date: 339.5 yards
- Added this week: 0 yard
- Net Used YTD: 195.75 yards
- YTD Used for Charity: 126.5 yards (37% of total used)