Hi. Remember me? I think I’m back. With a vengeance.
I have many things to share. Starting with this mystery. A Bonnie Hunter Mystery. And I absolutely had to participate because I have a stash. Too big of a stash. And I want it depleted. I need it depleted.
I’ve always loved scrap quilts. And Bonnie is the Queen of Scrap Quilts. Yet I’ve made very few. Thus I have a stash. Aren’t scrap quilts what a stash is for?
So I went through my stash and picked colors that looked like Bonnie’s stash. And honestly? When I first saw her stash, I thought it looked a lot like mine. I have millennium fabric in mine too, Bonnie! I really, really, really need to get rid of some stash.
But the real clincher for me on doing this one was this: Bonnie has collaborated with Linda Franz this time. And there’s an Inklingo collection to do the mystery. Yahoo!
Believe you me. I downloaded that collection lickety-split the minute it was available. I’m an Inklingo junkie. And I have the quilts and UFO’s to prove it. With all nicely printed fabric. I love Inklingo!
So come on, Mom! Let’s get printing! I have a new helper too. And I use the term helper quite loosely. More about him in upcoming posts. See? Didn’t I tell you I had lots to blog about?
So yesterday I was a printing fool. I ironed my blue fabrics per Clue #1 to freezer paper. Sidenote: My printer doesn’t do custom sizes so I cut my freezer paper the size I have available and then just save fabric by cutting it the size I need. I end up with a little ink on the shiny extra freezer paper, but I just wipe that off with a paper towel and use the freezer paper again and again.
But then when I went to get my orange & neutral fabrics to continue my printing, this greeted me. How can I move that sweet sleeping kitty to continue on?
So I decided to move on to cutting. In the living room while watching a Christmas movie with Dear Hubby.
Only 6.8 seconds later, The Helper was asleep in my lap. Helping as he slept. Right. So I got Dear Hubby to get my favorite scissors. Because we have a rule at our house that if you have a sleeping kitty in your lap, you absolutely, positively cannot get up. So I proceeded to cut on my nicely printed lines with scissors.
Panda was overseeing the whole operation over my shoulder.
Of course, The Helper did wake up. And wanted to play with all the fabric scraps.
And then when I cut a few oranges and neutrals, he had to oversee that operation too.
Look how I can help with the rotary cutting, Mom. Such a good helper. Not.
But I did manage to get this much printed and cut.
And here are my first four Clue #1 mystery parts completed. Only 184 to go. Yikes!
Now if these two would just nap and stay out of my hair….. Notice the two bins of fabric on the floor. That is all fabric not used in the mystery. And those aren’t the only bins. I think I need to make a few more Bonnie Hunter scrap quilts. Like maybe about 8,273 of them.
I’ll help, Mom! Really, I will. Let’s get printing more and more. I love playing in the sewing room.
In between napping, of course.
More to come…. plans for really introducing The Helper, the JSS Christmas party this week and more! I’m baaaaackkkkkk!
P.S. Loads of people all over the world are doing Bonnie’s Celtic Solstice. If you want to view all their blogs and see what they are doing, go to Bonnie’s post here to see them!