Tuesday, December 14, 2010


A great day to be inside and sewing/knitting. Several weeks ago I had made 34 blocks from the Gems pattern by Blue Underground. I finished two more today and set the top together. I originally thought I would do a 6 x 6 set, couldn't count to six across, decided I had enough blocks to do 7 rows and couldn't figure out why I had one extra block. (Obviously not a good math day!) These are the same fabrics I used for Serenity and I still love them. The colors are not reproduced very well here. The ones that look almost white are a yellow/lime green and beige. But you get the picture (hee hee!). For those of you who are thinking of doing this pattern, the more fabrics you have, the easier it is to arrange. I just wanted to use up what I had.

A peek at my chandelier and its resident. I am in the process of replacing the plastic prisms with real glass ones. I got 10 at an auction recently and thought that would take me quite a ways--until I started replacing them and found I need at least 31 more! So it is a work in progress. None of the real prisms show in this pic.

And this is an up-to-the-minute picture of my Christmas cactus in bloom. Only one flower opens at a time--but they are so beautiful.

I also basted a small hand quilting project and have knitted on the hand warmers for my mom. One is done--the other one almost half. Also spent a bit of time looking for the perfect hat pattern; I have some beautiful light rose wool that keeps nudging me.

Hope your day has been productive--or not--whatever the best one is for you.

I just finished listening to The Charlemagne Pursuit by Steve Berry and am now listening to Lost Empire by Clive Cussler. And Christmas Glee.

Hugs to all,


  1. Love the quilt and your chandelier. My mother had a Christmas cactus when I was younger.

  2. Somewhere....I have some crystals that came off an antique chandelier.....they are yours when I find them, and if they fit your need.....can't say when..not sure where they are..but I'll keep it in my head.


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