Good grief! Is Christmas really only a little over two weeks away??? I am SOOO far behind this year! Between babysitting little ones, working on the store and the new designs to be released in early 2019, and the Mystery Quilt, I lost track of how quickly Christmas was approaching!
I have been doing a pretty good job of keeping up with Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery Quilt “Good Fortune” (https://quiltville.blogspot.com/2018/12/mystery-monday-link-up-part-3.html), but I am afraid I am going to have to slow down on it and get my Christmas together. Our family dynamic is way outside the box of being normal. (As Patsy Clairmont says, “Normal is just a setting on your dryer.”) We have lots of grandkids and a couple of great-grandkids, and the great-grands are older than some of the grands. At the moment we have five under the age of 5. Three of those are grands. Two are great-grands. (I had my four children over a 16 year span, and my youngest child and my oldest grand are only 2 1/2 years apart.) Christmas is going to be really fun this year, IF I pull it together! 🙂
So, back to “Good Fortune”. Here is what I have so far:
Obviously, I need a larger basket!
It is really fun to play with all of the little blocks and wonder how Bonnie is going to put them together when all is said and done. I realize the arrangement at the top of this page doesn’t work. The green and neutral squares would not fit like this after they were all sewn together, but it was fun to play with them! I only have about a fifth of the green and neutral ones sewn together at this point, but I will plug away at them in the late evenings until the next clue comes out Friday. If I don’t get all of them done, the rest will have to wait until after Christmas.
In the meantime, hopefully my great-granddaughter and I will decorate the Christmas tree today. (She is hanging out with me today while her mom does nursing school clinicals), and get some online shopping and my store work done so that I can get back to “Good Fortune” without feeling guilty about taking the time to sew!
Wish me “Good Fortune” as I try to get this poor naked tree dressed today!