Sunday, December 13, 2015

Allietare Week 3

Thank you to the commenters who told me that the hard part was in doing the cutting and who reminded me that it's ok to go at my own pace! I needed those reminders.

So week three is more of the same - I have all my strips cut and paired but only sewed 12 strips together and then about 30 four patches.

In between the strips and four patches I've been sewing the Santa hats as leaders and enders. I've got three sets complete and about 8 more units in various states of completion.

I was sick for three days this week then the weekend was busy as usual, but I did get all the ornaments sewn for my staff and goodie bags made up with treats for our office party on Tuesday. I also made brownies for the party and wrapped gifts for the managers and supervisors who work for me. This year the managers bought all the raffle prizes for the party so I had those to assemble and wrap too.  

I hope to have time to sew one last Christmas gift - a set of pot holders for my future daughter-in-law.  
As the mother of two sons, I was thrilled that both boys girlfriends asked to bake Christmas cookies with me! It's so nice to have the girls around! 

Don't forget to check out Bonnie Hunter's blog to see the progress everyone else made this week.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Allietare Week 2 - falling behind

Well it's Week 2 of the Allietare Mystery Quilt Along. I had last Monday off so I was able to get the almost 300 half square triangles sewn. It took me the rest of the week to trim them down to 2" squares (I use the eight at a time method).

We were away for most of this past weekend so I only managed to get all my pieces cut - nothing sewn.

I took this coming Wednesday off from work to go to the doctor, finish my Christmas shopping, sew 25 Ornaments for all my employees, and maybe sew a few of these units.

I know, it's probably not all going to happen. Sigh... A girl can wish can't she? Maybe the elves will make time stretch...

Don't forget to check out Bonnie Hunter's blog to see how everyone else is progressing with the mystery.