Wednesday, December 06, 2017

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas...

I'm beginning to feel like one of Santa's elves...beavering away at Christmas commissions and gifts.  There are some more "Stops" and some more "Starts" as I keep moving right along...

First...some "Stops"...

A sweet baby sweater for the new daughter of a cousin in Quebec, which I mentioned in my last post:

Ain't She Sweet?

Baby will be 1 month old on Monday of next I hope it will fit.  It's been over 32 years since I had such a tiny person in my arms, and this looks so-o-o-o-o-o small!

Next...those shams! In this photo, they are finished, quilted, backed, flanged...and hanging -- folded from side to side -- on my design wall.  The two together, turned sideways, give the full design of a single one which means -- thank Heaven! -- they match!!


On the art front, my client picked the "birdie" piece she wanted...and this went into the mail today:

Answering the Dinner Bell (C) 2017

And the SJSA blocks went into the mail to California on Friday.  I've taken some photos but with 7 blocks, and photos that only show part of the story...well...I will do something more about those pieces in the not-too-distant future.  Suffice to say it was a very special project on which to work, and I may do a bit more for the group in the spring...

There's one more 'almost stopped' Christmas gift ...but as the recipient reads this blog, I will say no more!  😉

And now for "Starts"...

On the knitting front, second socks of pairs.  And mittens -- from a pattern entitled "The World's Simplest Mittens" which, this close to Christmas I really need!  (I can't seem to find my trusty olde pattern book of family sized mitts...probably lent it someone...sometime...)

And to keep me focused...Clue #2 of Bonnie Hunter's "On Ringo Lake" Mystery is fully prepped:

And I even managed to put some of the flying-geese units together...though as you can see by the remaining stacks, I have more to go!

Bottom row: finished 'geese'
Top 2 rows: more unassembled parts!

That's where everything sits for now. I'm linking this up to WIP Wednesday over on The Needle and Thread Network, and to Bonnie Hunter's MQ Link-up for Mystery Week #2.

I'll leave you with a musical memory and wish you a great rest of the week, everyone!


Teri said...

I’m still unpacking here in Florida. I need to go buy fabric and start the mystery quilt. Yes, I know, it is supposed to be scrappy but I don’t have scraps here. On the ‘to do’” (buy the fabric) for next week.

rtquilter said...

Gosh, Margaret!! You HAVE been a busy girl! I have been too but not being creative , alas. I HOPE to get back into the swing after Christmas but just now, I shall enjoy and marvel at all of the wonderful things YOU have been making! LOVE the baby sweater and the hungry little birds!! Happy Christmas if I am not blogging in the meantime!