Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mystery quilt continues

Started step 5 on the mystery quilt and have 96 of 600 required half square triangles-this seems insane but it is so fun to see the colors come together. Next clue out first thing tomorrow morning and it must be time to start putting some of these units together. I can't wait to see what it will look like.

Here is your happy thought for today:

Happiness is never stopping to think if you are. ~Palmer Sondreal

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Let's be happy..................

I recently read about a person applying for a job to be a happiness blogger and I thought WOW what an amazing job. Next thought......why can't I do that so as we head into the new year I am going to try to post a quote or something to make you smile as smiling is one of my favourite things:

Here is today's thought

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. ~Mark Twain

On a quilting note I have most of step 1 and step 2 completed on the RRCB mystery quilt from Quiltville, it will be very interesting to see the final result.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Mystery quilt finally started

Finally gave in to temptation and started the mystery quilt from Bonnie Humter's website. There have already been 6 clues and no one can figure out how it goes together but should start soon as there are only 8 clues. I have all my fabrics selected and I started with clue 3 which is string blocks because they look like so much fun (and they are). We have to make 60 of these blocks and I have 8 done. I have attached pictures of the blocks before they are trimmed and they sure don't look like much but I love them after they are trimmed. Now I just have to pull the paper off the back. Hope everyone had a great Christmas.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Hawaii pictures

As I mentioned yesterday here are a few pictures of December in Maui.

some surfers

one of the many gorgeous flowers I saw

It is so amazing to watch the sunset; it happens about 5:45 pm this time of year and it goes down so
quickly can sit for 15 minutes and watch it move and then sometimes the colors after are breathtaking.
I hope these pictures give you something else to smile at as you make holiday preparations.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas is almost here.......

Another month has gone by since my last post but I'm back. I spent an amazing 2+ weeks in Hawaii; Maui to be exact and it was great. It was our Christmas present to each other and we shared most of the time with our son and a week with my sister and her husband. We had a few rainy days but it was still so very warm that it was great and the rest of the days were gorgeous. I will try and post some pictures for your enjoyment.
Now home to spend Christmas with our daughter and her husband, Victoria came out today and helped bake and decorate. It is so great to have time together.
There is a new mystery on Quiltville that I am dying to start; but I have to finish some other quilts first and finding it very hard to control as starting something new is always so much fun.
I hope everyone is having a great week and enjoying the Christmas preparations. Take time to smile and enjoy all the blessing we have.