It was a busy weekend. Since my mother retired, I've tried to take a day off early in December so she, my sister, and I can all go Christmas shopping together. My mother has mobility issues so she didn't want to go shopping, but I got to spend some fun time at the house hanging out. My sister and I definitely made up for the shop till you drop part on Saturday. On the way home, I took a detour to take the Scientist in Training out to dinner and give her a few hugs in preparation for finals week. It was a nice way to spend the early part of the weekend.
So the weekend stitching was pretty much limited to Sunday afternoon this week. The last border strip has been added to En Provence (YEAH!), but it was so dark by that time, getting a decent picture was hard. It will probably be next weekend before there is time to get a nice photo of that finished flimsy. With En Provence off the design wall there was room for the blocks for SITs Geek quilt. Somehow I was one block short. That's been fixed. The strips needed for setting the blocks have been cut and I got started on stitching the rows together. Hopefully I can get this into finished flimsy stage before the SIT comes home this weekend. If not, I'll have to make the sewing room off limits to her till I get it done. No photos of all this progress as the SIT reads my blog and the quilt is a surprise, at this point for her birthday rather than Christmas.
The Geek quilt is my number one priority for the next week, but I did take some time to cut the pieces for the next step of Bonnie's On Ringo Lake mystery.
Only one pair got finished, but I'll have time this week to knock out a few more before the next clue comes out. Here's what clue one looks like:
And here's clue two:
My version will be 3/4 size. Even with the reduced number of units, I've not finished a clue yet. But I'm following Bonnie's advice to make some of each unit even if the previous units aren't all done. There should be more time for catching up later this week and next week. I'm also hoping to get caught up on emails and blog reading over the next week. Between holiday prep, family time and work, finding time to respond to email and read blogs has been at a premium the last couple of weeks.
Linking up with the usual Monday posts.
Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Linky
Main Crush Monday
Monday Design Wall