Update: Please see the update below with pictures of my fabric choices. Just scroll down to the end of this post.
Today is the day I will be in Christmas mode as I participate in Quilt Sue's 2012 Christmas Quiltalong. It's being hosted by Hazel at Hazel's Quilts and throughout the day you might see some updates, inspiration and surprises at Hazel's so make sure you visit her.
Before I head to my sewing corner, I wanted to get some Christmas spirit flowing. I started by having my morning coffee in a Christmas mug, a mug that is still hidden in the back of the cupboard. My "coffee" is made with hot chocolate, butterscotch flavored coffee and Irish Creme creamer...it is so yummy!
As I sipped my coffee and waited for the sun to come up, I watched an episode of "Castle" and put a few quilting stitches in my Frontier Foundations quilt.
For more Christmas inspiration, I had a good long look at my Santa plant, a gift from a friend. The plant is still gracing my kitchen table and the Santa always makes me smile! Thank you, friend!
For even more inspiration, I admired the flowers and card that I received yesterday at my retirement lunch. OK, this isn't about Christmas, but it is about starting a new chapter in my life and having the time to embrace family, friends, sewing, quilting, the wonderful blog community we share and especially the 2012 Christmas Quiltalong!
For a brief moment, I viewed the snow melting on the back deck, anticipating more rain and a possible change over to snow later. Gotta love winter in Nova Scotia!
So now I am ready to head to my sewing corner. I'm going to make Quilt Sue's Festive Mystery quilt and will decide on my fabrics today. If I'm quick to decide, I may have time to cut my fabrics. The instructions for Part 1 are posted on Hazel's blog here. I better get to it, 'cause it looks like I may be late to the gate!
UPDATE: 12:15 pm AST
Hi folks! I did it...I chose my fabrics for the Festive Mystery Quilt. Background is is a solid white, dark is a multi-colored Christmas print on a black background, medium is red with white medallions, and the light is white with red polkadots.
I started to cut my strips, and thought it would be fun to have two darks (of course, if you can read between the lines, that means that I didn't have enough fabric), so I now have two darks, both with a black background that I hope will make the quilt more interesting!
I didn't cut the white strips yet, but that will be next. Then I'll cut the squares and be ready for next month! If you're interested in joining us, it's never too late. Go here and scroll past the Mr. Linky names, and there you'll see the directions.
It's still a wonderful day for quilting!