Friday, December 15, 2017
The only photo I have to share today is Mickey sleeping beside the fire. I'm still working away on Clue 3. As predicted, I finished this step for one quilt and got a good start on the second one. I should be able to finish today and be ready to cut fabric for Clue 4 later today or tomorrow.
We have another party to attend tonight - last one! - but I should have plenty of time to sew, too.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
I'm moving along in my Clue 3; I should finish for the Bonnie colors today (only 1/4 left to go) and start the sewing Christmas quilt pieces, too. I think I'll totally finish Clue 3 for both quilts on Friday - not too behind.
We went to a 'garage sale' yesterday in our neighborhood. They were selling furniture from model homes here that they no long need. So these items were like new - never used, only staged in new homes. We came home with several pieces for the lake house. Of course for now we are cramming them here in the cottage - creative storage - haha!
I haven't made a TV report lately, so here it goes. We finished watching Newsroom recently - wonderful! We also watched Stranger Things, finishing it a couple of days ago. It was a bit weird and scary, but we really loved it. I typically don't like Science Fiction, but that just goes to show you that sometime you need to get out of your box.
Now we are watching White Collar - really good - recommended by Daughter 1. We finished Godless last night - great show! It's a Western, again a genre I would typically not like, but I loved this! My father loved Westerns, and he would have loved this. Stick with it - the first episode is disjointed, but it all comes together eventually.
Enjoy your day!
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
I finally began sewing on Clue 3 yesterday. I doubt I finish this clue by Friday, but that's okay. I'll get as much done as I can. I should have lots of sewing time today!
I had a fun lunch with a high school friend yesterday - hadn't seen her in 30 years! And we now live in the same area. We were at the restaurant for 3 plus hours! Lots to catch up on....
I still need to do a bit of Christmas shopping, but most of it will be online - easy peasy.
That's it for me this morning - enjoy your day!
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
We had one propane heater, two real wood fire pits, and one propane fire pit. The weather was perfect with a bit of a chill, but not too cold.
We had more than 70 people in attendance - what fun we had!
When we bought our cottage last year, we thought we were simply buying a smaller home with a nice golf course and pools. But we got so much more. We have this wonderful close knit community - a community that loves to socialize, give back, and help each other.
We are so happy here! And now back to sewing....
Have a great day!
Saturday, December 9, 2017
This doesn't happen often way down here in the deep South! So yes, we have to go outside early and take a few pictures when it does! The roads in the neighborhood seem fine.
The inside of our cottage is looking festive, as well.
I spent the morning doing prep for our outdoor hot chocolate party (Sunday), but in the afternoon....oh yes, I did! I cut out all of Clue 3 for the mystery quilt in both color ways. And last night I marked the diagonal lines on half the squares. I'm hoping I can squeeze in some sewing time later today.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
We loaded up on Poinsettia's yesterday - FIVE huge plants! And today the hot chocolate making commences for our party. One more grocery store run is in order today. I was going to wait until tomorrow, but (believe it or not!) we might have snow in our forecast tonight.
The doggies don't mind the cold weather - they are curled up by the fireplace, warm as can be.
Hope you can snuggle by a fire today!
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
I wasn't expecting to be saying this today, but I finished Clue 2 for the mystery quilt in Christmas colors yesterday! The flying geese have flown the coop and I can now prepare for this weekend's party...and maybe even sew on another project. It took one and half Hallmark Christmas movies to get this done - haha! It's the way I measure sewing time these days.
Today Hubby and I have to go to Sam's Club - a BIG shopping trip. Party stuff, you know....
And if I'm lucky I'll fit in some sewing time later.
Have a good day!