Tuesday, December 27, 2011

another Christmas is over....

So Christmas is over for another year and a good time was had by all.  Today I sit here listening to the rain on the roof - the prediction is for it to turn to snow by morning...winter may actually arrive soon.

We had a lovely turkey dinner and lots of leftovers.  Today I made broth for future use from the turkey bones....mmmmm.  The house smelled wonderful, all over again.  

The last couple of days were spent using up scraps from other Christmas/winter projects.  I started sorting and cleaning and then I made us a couple of 'mug rugs' and a small table topper.  I feel good having been productive with bits and pieces that where headed for the trash....  

Table Topper
Connie's Mug Rug
Peter's Mug Rug
Today I put together more of the Japanese x & + blocks for my swap coming up in January.  Then I will have to decide whether to just join them like this (see photo below) or add sashing....stay tuned.
20 blocks made - 5 more to go, then off to the UK for swapping! :)

I also got a chance to work on the "Beyond the Block" Mystery Quilt that my guild is running.  We got the last piece of instructions at December's meeting and I used this bit of quiet time to finish up the top.  I am still debating the need for another border.  
Sadly the colors don't show here properly!  

Just another week left in 2011 . . .

1 comment:

  1. Cute projects, Connie! You've been busy on those Japanese blocks! I've only gotten one assembled, but I have the pieces cut for several more. Just having a hard time choosing which fabrics to use for each block. Too many decisions!