I can’t believe how fast we are rolling into December! Can you believe there are only 20 days left until Christmas? I’m in complete denial.
It’s not as stressful as when the kids were young. Now that they are grown, and we’ve had to help them financially quite a bit over the past couple of months, it’s pretty safe to say that both of their birthdays and Christmases have been taken care of this year!
But I still long for that festive holiday feeling --- the Tastes, the Sounds, and the Smells --- and the FEELING. And it’s slow in coming this year for me. Maybe it will kick in by the 15th or so??
Do you need some help getting kicked into gear? Sew Cal Gal is hosting a Christmas/Winter virtual Quiltshow on her blog!
Check it out HERE!
There are lots of wonderful entries…..click them in the linky there to see what everyone else is showing.
As for MY Christmas Spirit? Viewing the quilts inspired me to put some Holiday Cheer on my OWN bed!
It’s my Carolina Christmas! I love how this one FITS the bed…The antique pillows look really fun with it. I love how just changing out the quilts changes the whole room!
The pattern is featured in Scraps & Shirttails II for those of you who didn't participate when it was our 2009 Mystery.
There are a few other Red/White or Holiday quilts that I can dig out and decorate with. I might get around to that, a little bit at a time. A few table arrangements, some stockings at the hearth --- and I think that will be it. I don’t plan on putting up a tree this year, no one else seems to really care if we have one or not, and that is one stressful thing I’d rather avoid.
Anyway--- How are you coming along on your Part 3 units? I was amazed just yesterday, one day after the clue was released…that several of you had already FINISHED! This year I tried to divide things up into more “easy-to-swallow” chunks…so that meant a couple extra weeks to break steps down into smaller portions, but hopefully it doesn’t add stress to YOUR holiday either.
If you are a blogger, please link your post showing your Orca Bay Mystery progress on Part 3 ((Or any other part, no matter where you are in the mystery)) below!
Remember that we need the url of the specific POST, not the address for your whole blog. To get the correct address in the linky –right click on the title/subject line of your post you wrote about your quilt progress. Chose “copy link address” and paste this url in the form when you link.
For instance, my blog address is http://quiltville.blogspot.com but that isn't enough. I can't link to the WHOLE blog, I need the address of the post. The address of THIS post ishttp://quiltville.blogspot.com/2011/12/mystery-monday-link-up-part-3.html See the difference?
If you link to your whole blog, I’ll have to remove your link and have you try again because I can’t fix it FOR you.
We'll leave this open for a week to give you time to write your posts! I LOVED seeing what links came in last week! If you missed those, you can find them linked in the Orca Bay Mystery tab at the top of the blog ---just look at the bottom of that page below the step links for the Mystery Monday Link up Links !