Monday, December 19, 2016

Weekend Stitching: Santa Gifts and Clue 4

Time seemed to fly this weekend, it was over before I got started.  Saturday was spent getting Drama Teen ready for the dance that turned into board game night here at the house.  So my evening of solitude and sewing didn't quite work out as planned.  I'm not entirely sure what happened to Sunday, it was far too cold to go any place.  Staying warm and toasty under a quilt was preferable to dealing with a chilly sewing room, so I didn't spend much time stitching on Sunday either.  I did make a start on clue 4 for En Provence



Yes only 2 triangle in a square blocks got finished.  What looks like black is really a very dark blue.  I have to work today, but I'm off starting tomorrow till the end of the year.  I should have some time the next couple of days to make a few more of these blocks before Clue 5 is posted on Friday.  

While sorting through some unopened packages from My Guy's on line Christmas shopping expedition the week before, I found one addressed to me that wasn't from one of our normal on-line vendors.



Di who blogs at Quilting is Blissful must be one of Santa's helpers this year,  the enclosed candle mat and stuffed animal she sent are beautiful. The enclosed cards are so cute too.  Drama Teen took quite a liking to the deer and made sure it found it's way to a prime spot on the Christmas Tree. I haven't found a spot for the very pretty wool candle mat, but I will.   Thank you Di.  

Now it's time to head to get ready for my last work day of 2016.  Wishing everyone a very happy holiday season.  

Linking up with:
Mystery Monday
Main Crush Monday
Monday Making
Design Wall Monday

18 comments:

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

What a nice surprise in your mailbox. Your tri-rec blocks look great.

Katie Z. said...

Woohoo! Enjoy your day, knowing is the last work one for a while. My big kids have 2 1/2 days left, so the next few days are going to be a bit crazy!

Barbara said...

Isn't that sweet? It's so much fun to get little surprises like that.

Churn Dash said...

What a wonderful surprise.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

That is a cute reindeer - LOVE your blues - those are SO dramatic!!!!

Nann said...

What a rich midnight blue! Hope you'll be able to get a lot of sewing done during Christmas vacation.

beth s said...

What a sweet surprise gift!

gayle said...

What a lovely surprise! Enjoy those new pretties!
I'm plodding along with this week's clue, too. Hoping to squeeze in a few before Friday brings a new one!

Kalicocreations said...

I am still very behind, I think I have about 15 of both colors made
Terry

englishquilter said...

Enjoy your holiday and time to sew

Alison V. said...

Can't wait to see more of your units! I think your quilt is going to be just fabulous.

Bonnie said...

Two nice things happening -- last day of work for 2016. And, a cute little surprise package in your mail. Wonderful way to start (or finish) a week. Enjoy some sewing time as you enjoy time off from work!

Val's Creative Life said...

Oh what wonderful happy mail!!

Karen said...

Maybe you should wrap up in a quilt to sew! I have been a slug today after sewing for two days in a row. Just reading everyone's progress on the mystery quilt.

Miaismine said...

Love your choice of colors in your blocks. Very pretty! Those gifts are so beautiful and thoughtful!

Cheryl said...

What happy mail!

Marti said...

What pretty gifts! I hope you are getting a lot done in your time off right now. At least it's warmer now. Hubby is off until next year also, but he is still working an hour or two every day. I need to get him out of the house to remind him he is on vacation. lol

Lorna McMahon said...

Hope you made it through your last workday unscathed.... And looking forward to spending time with family and friends for the holidays. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!