Sunday, December 23, 2012

The World Continues...

What fun to find out that the dreary Mayan doomsday predictions that the world would end yesterday were all wrong. I've survived several "end-of-the-world" predictions now and the one that I remember best was when I was in high school and we all refused to study for our Algebra final due to it coinciding with the end of the world. Mr. Armstrong, our Algebra teacher, was not amused!

Thursday, Cindy, the leader of our sit'n'sew group, The Sew & Sews, hosted a cookie swap party at her lovely home. I had a great time and here is the loot that I brought home:

I also worked along here and there on my Step 5 of the Bonnie K. Hunter mystery quilt, Easy Street.
Her color aqua is my Civil War indigo and her color purple is my brown/cheddar. Here are bunches of pieces cut and ready to sew.

 Bonnie promised us no more flying geese to make, but then delivered the instructions for "Sitting Turkey's", which are just flying geese on a square base rather than a rectangular one. LOL!

Although I'm not quite finished with this step, I've got 40+ done of the 64 that I need. That's two thirds or so, and I'm pleased.

Yesterday, a fellow Sew & Sew named Margaret volunteered to take me with her when she went to The Attic Cat quilt shop over in Effingham, NH, near the Maine border. Wow! This was a truly remote location and I would never have found it on my own. It was a fun excursion and Margaret is wonderful company. Here is a picture of my indulgences:

Can you tell that I was ever mindful of my upcoming washed 2 1/2" strip swap in light neutrals? Now to get these prewashed if the weather will cooperate. If you are interested in joining the swap group, they are a Yahoo Group called Quiltvilleswap.  As I said to Margaret, if the world is going to end, I'd like to be visiting a new-to-me quilt shop with a dear friend when it happens!




9 comments:

sheddy said...

I absolutely love your fabrics for East Street! Best I've seen so far. I can't wait to see it completed.

Laurie said...

Great job Vic!! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!!

*hugs*

Debra said...

Hi Vic, you always come home with the most Beautiful fabrics! Love. Your turkeys look wonderful as well. Will be thinking of you & the family this Christmas time...

Janet O. said...

Glad the world didn't end--I've got too many UFOs! : )
I love the fabrics you acquired, Vic. You can shop for me anytime!!
Enjoy those cookies--Merry Christmas.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Feliz Natal!!!Que o menino Jesus te abençoe hoje e sempre.E que venha o próximo ano.cheio de Saúde para serem distribuidas conosco.Amém?Beijos.

Nina said...

I love the colors you choose for the mystery quilt. Can't wait to see your finish.

Sandra B said...

Your repro Easy Street units look so lovely. I hope we join some of them together this week. Merry Christmas.

Tami C said...

Your "Sitting Turkey's" are sitting pretty. I like the colors you have picked for them. Hope that you had a great Christmas!

Andee said...

Mystery looks great!

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