Monday, December 28, 2015

Allietare Clue #5 - Bonnie Hunter - Mystery Quilt

Hello there.  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break and that you were able to relax just a wee bit.  It was very quiet here at the homestead and for the first time, I think I actually liked it.  That's not saying that I don't want family around for the holidays -- believe me, I do -- but I can survive it without tears now.  That is a good thing.

And . . .  fortunately, right away here comes another clue for us to work on.  Yay!  There is just one little problem with this plan.  Mister is home for four days.  We are on day 3 and he has absolutely no intention of just hanging around the house.  I get to peek at the clue before we are off and running.  NO CUTTING!!!!  Yay.  That just made my day.  We are off to find some after Christmas discounted decorations for the outside of the house next year.  Yep, cos we don't have enough you know what in our house already.  Oh my.  Shopping turns into brunch and by the time we get home, the only thing I have enough energy for is to hunt for a gray gel pen to draw lines on my squares.  Apparently I am out of them so obviously the very next chore is to order some online and THEN find a pencil instead.  Goodness but I am productive today -- lines are drawn.  Ta-Da.

It's now Sunday.  I'm not sure I like this "easy" clue because I am finding it "easy" to put off.  "Oh, that won't take long.  I don't need to worry about it."  What am I thinking?  I have classes all this week with Bonnie and certainly won't have time to do this little task.  Focus!  I settle in and start sewing my "flock of geese" units.  At least I think that's what they are called.  I am pretty sure I have made FOUR when Mister announces that we are going down to the coffee shop and then to Harbor Freight and a couple other stops.  Oh goodness --- another day down the tubes.  Good thing it's an "easy" clue.  Fortunately, we are not out for the evening too, so I do manage to get my units sewn.  That's it -- a big pile of units that I DON'T take a picture of.  What is my problem today?

Monday arrives and after quilting a top that was on the frame, I am determined to finish this clue.  First things first:  press the units made yesterday.

See, I was telling the truth.  There is a pile of them.

Next, sew those little drawn-on triangles to my bricks cut in a previous clue.  There are less than 40 and this goes exceptionally quick.  I think I'm done.  Oh my.  One quick check of the clue to make sure I am not missing anything and a little happy dance ensues.  Yay!!!  Onto something else.  What's that you ask?  Well, a train ride to meet my sweetie and his family for dinner.  Tis the season.

If you are here from the Monday link-up, please link back to Bonnie's page HERE.  Thanks for stopping in.


  1. Way to go! You had some fun adventures AND got caught up with the mystery steps!