Friday, December 15, 2017

Sleeping Dog

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.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sewing and A Garage Sale...and A Bit of TV

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

A Good Start

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

Hot Chocolate Party

 Our focus as of late has been our neighborhood party - we hosted our entire street, plus a couple of tiny streets Sunday night. Lots of hot chocolate, lots of hot cider, and lots of food!

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.

Stay warm!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...

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

Clue 2 Done! Times TWO!

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!