Thursday, December 21, 2017

Winter Solstice

December 21st.....winter solstice.  Not being a winter lover, I love this day as I know my days will now be getting longer.  I know there is still lots of winter days ahead, but it is reassuring that summer will be here before we know it.

As with others, the week has been super busy as we prepare for the arrival of Christmas.  The wrapping is finished and the baking has started.

With stolen minutes here and there throughout the week, I have managed to finish Clue #4 and am ready for the next one.




A few small gifts were also made this week.

Little boxy bags for carrying little items.



A couple of Crazy Cat potholders.  Pattern by Made By Marney.




With guests arriving tomorrow, I doubt that I will be back on the computer until next week.  I wish all of you a blessed Christmas.  I hope you can enjoy the time spent with family and friends in peace and love.

18 comments:

Carol S. said...

Those potholders are just too cute! Have a very Merry Christmas!

QuiltShopGal said...

What cute projects. I hope you and your beautiful family have a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

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Loris said...

Cute gift items :-)
and Wahoo on the mystery blocks. You are really keeping ahead of the game. This will be a fun week to see what the clue brings.
Merry Christmas!

Ramona said...

I'm hoping to start Clue #4 this afternoon. Clue #3 was finished yesterday! You made such cute bags and pot holders. The pot holders are almost too nice to use! I hope you have a very merry Christmas and a wonderful time with your family, Mary.

sunny said...

Wow - you're keeping up with the mystery parts and still getting other stuff done, too? Amazing. Merry Christmas!!

Kate said...

Cute potholders and I like the colours you're using for your mystery quilt. Happy Christmas!

Quilting Babcia said...

You've accomplished a lot for the week before Christmas! Love those potholders! I'm waiting to see the full reveal before starting to pull fabrics for the mystery - since I don't have many of the coral/melon variety it would require purchasing some. Wishing you and your family a most blessed and joyful Christmas and much happiness in the new year!

LA Paylor said...

those whacky cats are cute!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

The boxy pouches are fabulous. And the pot holders are great too. Merry Christmas and enjoy the time with the family.

Raewyn said...

Lovely gift sewing Mary - those boxy pouches are a great idea for wee toys. And the wacky critters make fun potholders! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Love the colours in your mystery blocks! Those pots holders are soooo cute. Merry Christmas!

Maria said...

Well done keeping up with the Mystery..Cute wee bags for tiny treasures. Love the pot holders.....

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas 🎄 with your beautiful family... 🤶

OPQuilt said...

You look very ready with your last minute sewing, and finishing up your ORL clue #4.

My maternal grandmother's birthday is December 21st, so I wake up every year thinking of her. My mother, after my own wedding rings were cut off in last year's surgery, gave me that grandmother's wedding ring to have. I wear it along with the new band that Dave gave me, and it reminds me of her.

Unlike you, I'm a winter fan, as I like candles and twinkly lights and the tucking in at night that happens during this season. However, I'm just a "California winter" lover, not one for the Canadian winters!

Have a very Merry Christmas!

krislovesfabric said...

So so cute, love your giftie makes, Merry Christmas Mary!

KimM said...

Oh. My. Gosh! Who wouldn’t love those pot holders!?!
xxx

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Merry Christmas Mary! Your little cat blocks by Marney are adorable! Congrats on getting through Clue #4.....I still need to do #3. Enjoy the holidays and your family!

Pieced Brain Quilt Designs said...

OMGoodness! Those pot holders are sooooo cute! I still have gifts to wrap... and will do that tonight after the teenagers go to bed. Wait, teenagers NEVER go to bed early during vacation! I guess I will hide in the bedroom. Merry Christmas!

Rhonda said...

Merry Christmas to you & yours!!!