Monday, December 15, 2014

Grand Illusion - Step III

The holiday madness pretty much dominated the weekend, at least the parts when I wasn't asleep in the recliner.  I'm still feeling a bit under the weather.  Some holiday stuff  got done because it had too.  My Guy's family gifts got wrapped and packaged for shipping.   I signed, addressed and stamped 51 Christmas cards.  That wasn't as bad as it sounds.  Several years ago I set up an Access database with all the addresses.  So each year, all I have to do is update the database, then do a print merge with the Avery address label form set up in Publisher.  So after the cards are signed, I just have to stick the label on the envelope.  So it's better than the days when I hand wrote all the addresses, but it still makes for a lot of peeling and sticking.  Too bad I no longer have a 5 year old who likes to play with stickers.  

Some stitching did get done this weekend in between the holiday prep.  I made some progress with Step 3 of Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion mystery



I have lots of 4-patch strips made, but only managed to get 4 sets sewn together.  Still, that's better than no progress at all.  A few more 4 patches from step 1 and diamond rectangles from step 2 are up on the design wall. 




Drama Teen won't have so much going on this week as after school activities are canceled as it's finals week, so we will not be running as much in the evenings.  But, I need to make a batch of cookies as part of a Christmas present for someone and then wrap a few other gifts.  Hopefully, I'll still be able work in some stitching time here and there during the week.  

I'm linking up with Judy's regular Design Wall Monday post and Bonnie's weekly Grand Illusion post.  One more thing on the to do list is to find some time for a cup of coffee so I can go ooh and aah at what's up on everyone else's design space.  

10 comments:

  1. Your Grand Illusion is coming along so nicely. I love seeing everyone's fabric choices. Hope you feel better soon!

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  2. That is looking so interesting! Can't wait to see the big reveal.

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  3. I tried arrangements of the GI blocks from steps 1, 2, and 3 but I cannot figure out how Bonnie will put them together. I hope you recover from the bug so you can enjoy the season!

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  4. I like the fabrics in your blocks! Have fun!

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  5. Everything is coming along nicely Kate! Sorry you haven't been feeling well.......it seems to be going around this time of year! Have fun baking those cookies!

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  6. Your mystery is coming along great!

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  7. Grand Illusion is looking very interesting. I cannot imagine what its going to look like with all that glorious colour!!!

    Hope you feel 100% again soon. Im thinking about a cookie bake-off this week too.

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  8. Beautiful green in your mystery blocks. Looking forward to seeing how Bonnie puts them all together!

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  9. This time of year is so busy with extra activities that it's a wonder any of us have time for our hobbies! You're doing well -- I hope you're feeling a lot better soon!

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