Thursday, December 29, 2011

More Christmas Ornaments

I did finish all the ornaments before our family gathering on Dec 31. Here they are:

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Just wanted to stop by and wish all my friends a very Merry Christmas. Remember, Jesus is the Reason for the Season!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Orca Bay Mystery, Step 4

I've been working on my 5 1/2" string blocks. I'm using purples instead of reds. This is what I've completed so far. Lots more to do but I'm trying out each step as much as I can fit in with all the other chaos that is going on right now!! I wanted to get started on step 5 before posting this so I could link up to Bonnie's Mystery page but it's not happening today. Perhaps before the next clue on Friday?
Here are the strings I've been working from.
Last summer my granddaughter sorted my laundry basket of scraps into shopping bags by color groups. Then my sisters helped me to fine tune into individual bags of colors. From there I'm slowly but surely organizing using Bonnie Hunter's Scrap User's System. My purple bag was nearly all "strings" or pieces that I could use in my string blocks. I may still have to cut into fat quarters or full yardage pieces but won't know for sure until I get a little further along.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Ornaments 2011

Each year I make Christmas ornaments for my Grandchildren. I hang them on a special tree, let them draw numbers and pick the one they want. One family lives in Ohio and won't be here this Christmas so I'm mailing theirs this year. I had bought these kits at the Houston show last year but because of a problem with my right hand, couldn't make them. I let them choose which ornament they would like when they were here for Thanksgiving last year because normally they have to take what's left over after the others have picked theirs. I just finished these eight and wanted to share them.

Reuben - Levi -

Dara -

Zeb -

Abby -

Judah -

Asher -

And Mom, Leslie -

Eight down and 20 to go. We're not having our family Christmas gathering until New Year's Eve so thankfully I still have 2 more weeks in which to complete the remaining ones. Aren't they cute?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Orca Bay Mystery, Step 3

I'm just barely started on step 3 but wanted to post my progress thus far. I've been working on Christmas Ornaments for the Grandkids so have neglected my Orca Bay Mystery. I plan to get back on it soon. Please check out Bonnie's blog to see the progress of all the other mystery participants' progress.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Orca Bay Mystery, Step 2

String Blocks. 3 1/2" square. I'm not even half-way there, but I'm making progress. I'm using all shades of green.

Orca Bay Mystery

I enjoy doing Bonnie Hunter's Mystery quilts. This year the title of the mystery is Orca Bay. Here's a sampling of my quarter square triangles from Step 1. I'm using navy and neutral.

Name That Tune

I've been working all afternoon on my Name That Tune block. I still have some embellishing to complete but can you tell what my song is?