Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Celtic Solstice, Part 5

I thought I was going to be finished this clue today, but that was before I sewed 50 little triangles on the wrong way. Now I'm spending the rest of the afternoon unsewing. Head on over to QUILTVILLE and check out everyone else's progress, or unprogress, lol!

50 triangles to be unsewed

50 units finished 

Friday, December 27, 2013

On the Needles

A couple of things on the needles this week. First up is a pair of socks. Hopefully I will have them finished before my daughters birthday on Jan.17. The yarn is Opal and the colorway is Samba Sisters.
I am also working on Hitchhiker. I'm pretty sure the yarn is Handmaiden Fine Yarn Sea Silk, but I don't know the colorway as it has been in my stash for many years. I have 19 "teeth" done so far.
Linking up with Judy over at Patchwork Times. Head on over there to see what others are working on.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Celtic Solstice - Part 4

4 Patches......not too hard! Despite the busy Christmas rush, I managed to finish this week's clue in time.Take some time to look at everyone else's progress over at QUILTVILLE.
Maybe this is a block layout?
My 4-patches, red and green
 This is what my daughter gave me for a Christmas gift. She knows that I love antiques, especially old sewing machines and such. This is an antique yarn winder. There is no date on it, but I am guessing that it is from the mid 1800's to early 1900's.

I also acquired a new-to-me antique sewing machine this Christmas. My son used to drive a garbage truck, and one day he found this old sewing machine in a dumpster and took it home with him, then promptly forgot all about it. Hubby Dale discovered it in his unheated garage, sitting on the dirt floor. He wasn't even going to tell me about it, because the last thing I need is another old sewing machine, but of course I had to try and rescue it. As you can see from the picture, it is extremely dirty, and I haven't had a chance to clean it up yet, but we did plug it in and it does work. It is a White, and I can't find a lot of information about it on the net, but it has the old fashioned bullet shuttle, and it was obviously converted from treadle to electric.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Celtic Solstice, Part 3

I must say that part 3 is coming along much faster and easier than the chevrons in part 2. I need to remake about 30 of my chevrons, because some of them are just not matching up very well. The pinwheels are going great. I have 15 made, another 10 to go, and all my hst's are made. I planned to finish up today while we're getting a major snowstorm, but I got involved in making potholders instead.
15 pinwheels done



I'm linking up to Quiltville . Head on over, there are over 150 quilters showing off their progress on this mystery quilt!

The potholders are Christmas gifts. They are going in a basket, along with a knitted dishcloth, some candy, homemade jam and pickles.
Cupcake Potholders 

We are experiencing a big blizzard today, expecting upwards of 30 cms of snow. Hubby says we have more snow now than we had all last winter!

The furbabies are snug and warm. Apparently they need my chair more than I do!
Abby, Lacie, and Buddy

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Celtic Solstice, Part 2

 Wow, these chevrons seem to be taking me a long time to finish. I have half of them done, but I'm still hoping to get the other half finished before the next clue comes out on Friday.
I'm linking up to Quiltville so you can check out everyone's progress.

We had our daughter and family over for supper the other night. The kids decorated my Christmas tree for me, and when they were done, they decorated some cookies.
Jasmine,Savannah, Jessica, and Lincoln


Our tree


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Celtic Solstice, Part 1

No, I'm not doing the mystery quilt this year. Did anyone else say this? I tried to resist, but by Tuesday afternoon I just had to join in. Spent the rest of Tuesday cutting, sewed the first sides together on Wednesday, and finished them up today, just in time for the next clue to be released tomorrow! I am doing the smaller size, and substituting red for orange.
Ready to start sewing

All finished!

Please head on over to Quiltville and have a look at what everyone else has accomplished so far.. Over 200 people are making this mystery quilt!