Sunday, January 5, 2014

Celtic Solstice and more

On January 1st we got the last step for our Celtic Solstice Mystery by Bonnie Hunter. As I was putting my blocks together I decided to make it 8x8 spent some time making extra units, so as to have it Queen size and fit my bed! Here is the progress so far, I have five rows done and now have to sew more blocks together. I LOVE her mysteries, this is the third one for me and I am always so amazed to think wow I made this quilt! I am loving Celtic Solstice with the bright beautiful spring colors. As today it is -42 with the windchill, and folks it is the kind of day to spend in the studio playing with lots of color :)

I love how the blocks are forming the circles...a bit of magic.  I've been watching Bonnie's page on FaceBook and there are some gorgeous Celtic Solstice quilts and different color combination.

I like to stitch in the evening. Here is another one in progress. I am doing a wool felt quilt, the background is almost like pillow ticking ( I believe that is what it is called) I purchased the kit at Buggy Barn in Washington last Fall when my sister and I visited.   I hope you all have a lovely Sunday and are doing something pleasurable...I always say sewing is my sanity .

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year and Celitc Solstice

Happy New Year to you all may your year be filled with lot's of color and wonder!
I spent yesterday making mug rugs for two gals who did not receive any ... in a swap that I hosted :) Ahh the wonders of being a swap host !

Today I put the tree and decorations away. That is always a bit sad for me, it is so pretty and festive. We will continue to turn on our outdoor lights to light up and add some color to  our world of white. This is out the front door...lots of snow.

 I was sure we were going to have more little units to make! Here are the blocks sort of laid out and I've started sewing the star one together. Hopefully will get some time in the next few days to get it all together. Again it was another wonderful mystery from Bonnie.
Happy sewing :)