Saturday, December 13, 2014

Progress or Lack Thereof

So, I have a grand total of ten of the double diamond blocks completed for Step 2 of the Grand Illusion Mystery. But I think I have it figured out now. Just haven't made any more yet. But I will. I will. Honest.

Step 3 is WAY easier. Here is the start of it. I don't anticipate problems making the full amount of these. Just have to find the time.
Yes, the dogs are on the edge of their seats (bed) cheering me on. Note Lady's big yawn!

I finished the top for this lap size quilt and got the backing cut. My friend Sandy's sister Peggy is going to quilt this one for me. Thank you Peggy!!!

I have the borders sewn on to the "tropical" quilt top I made to reinforce my confidence. Backing is chosen, but not assembled. 

Our sweet neighbor Eva shared with us some of the delicious peanut brittle she made. Oh, my, it was (yes, WAS) so good! 

I picked the last of the butterbeans on Thursday and got them shelled. When my siblings and I were children we always had a big garden at our house. It was a matter of necessity to have enough food to stretch the grocery budget through the winter months. We always liked shelling these colorful beans best of all. And they taste good, too!

Christmas came early for me!  Mr. Muddling added two charms to my bracelet. They are so pretty! 

Christmas is approaching so fast and I am far behind on my preparations. I have LOTS of cookies that need to be baked, so that will have to happen soon.

I do hope you are having a good time and that you are doing a better job than I am of staying on track with your projects.

Hugs and kisses,


Mrs. D said...

Good luck to you on your mystery quilt project. I'll be following you to see how it turns out. Thanks for stopping by my blogspot site, 1893victorianfarmhouse. I am enjoying reading your posts, and your passion for quilting. Looking forward to corresponding with you Elaine.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Those charms are pretty! I don't believe that I've ever had butter beans ... they look like colorful lima beans.

I'm behind on Christmas prep, too. I need to devote today to getting caught up, but I'd really rather spend it quilting! ;-)

Julie Kaye from KS said...

Any progress is still progress. You'll be able to see in your colors how it's going and that's the good thing about it. What's important is having time to enjoy the process. Your helpers seem to be cheering you on! Love your other projects.

Lynette said...

Hey, you are well ahead of me. I only have one of #2 and #3 put together. I do like the way the triangles line up nicely on the parallelograms to sew them (mine is way scrappy, so that clue was cut out with the templates). And the #3 strips will go together fast once I can give real attention to them. We could start a "This is really happening AFTER Christmas" club. ;D

Andee said...

Keep on with it and you will get it done, good that you are doing some of each step so you can feel a part of it all! Love the pups too!

Susie Swanson said...

I love it. Knowing you, you'll have it done in no time. I'm way behind on all my Christmas stuff. God bless sweet friend. Hugs, xo

Feathers in my Nest said...

pretty...I still have 50 more to make for Clue #3.. Your butterbeans are beautiful, one of my favorite foods...good luck on your progress..

Vireya said...

Love the way your beans match the colours of this week's mystery units!

Karen S said...

Well done on the mystery quilt. So good to see you have a cheer squad!
And how lucky are you to have such a wonderful early present!! Lovely.