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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Catching up on Easy Street!

Bonnie may be taking it "Easy" on us for this mystery, but I'm still behind and treading water!

Hopefully, some of the craziness in our lives is behind us for a little while.  I think all the shopping is done - what a zoo!!! We only have one more trip to go - a day trip to Kentucky to have celebrate with my husband's family.  My poor husband was sick with the flu earlier this week, but he seems to be all better now thankfully!  Our daughter and her family were here for a little while, but now they have headed home to Savannah for the holidays, and no more company is expected until our son and his family arrive the day after Christmas for a couple of days.

So during this little lull in the holiday "storm," I plan to concentrate on getting caught up on Easy Street!

Clue #1 is DONE, and this is where I am on Clue #2.  


About half of the flying geese are done.

Part #3 and #4 are cut out but nothing sewn yet ....




I got my 3-1/2 strip die yesterday, so I went to work on cutting out my 3-1/2" squares today in the lime greens - YUM!!!!  


My friend Melissa from the blog, Doodle-head Stitches, got a new Sizzix cutter recently, so she came over this afternoon to play and learn some tips & tricks... not that I had very many to share being a fairly new owner myself.  But we sure did have fun anyway!  We played with this die, learning how to turn the strips and cut the squares from them on the cutter.  Notice how I marked a right-angle line on the die for laying the strips so I could get perfect squares?




It was nothing short of amazing to see how quickly these squares were done!



I know Clue #5 comes out tomorrow morning!  I'm going to have to decide whether I want to sew on these back clues, or go ahead and start on the new clue.  Right now, I am leaning toward getting these older clues caught up!

It was a cold and very blustery day in Nashville today!  But not cold enough for snow, 
so I don't expect a white Christmas in these parts.  I've seen some pictures 
of gorgeous winter wonderlands from some of my blogger friends.....  
Just so you know.....

I'm jealous! =^..^=

Hugs & Blessings!
Teresa
=^..^=

10 comments:

  1. Try doing just 10 of each clue, then start over till you get them all done and caught up. Not so tedious then!

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  2. Look at you go to it!! I just realized today that our Assocational office has a cutting machine with TONS of dies, and it will cut fabric!! Well, well, well! I'm glad your hubby is feeling better...flu is BAD! And I'm with you -- totally jealous of the white stuff so many folks seem to have!!! :)

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  3. You have such rich, luscious fabrics for Easy Street. I am getting curious to see how all of this comes together.
    My DH is sick in bed right now. Kind of puts a damper on festivities. Went to our church party alone tonight. We were supposed to sing in a double quarter on the program--with two members sick it turned into a double trio. : )

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  4. I like Jo's suggestion for catching up - a few at a time. Enjoy your 'lull' and Happy Holidays.

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  5. Great colors choices. I'll be waiting to see what this ends up looking like.

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  6. It's a busy time of the year to squeeze in the Easy Street, but it looks like you have a good jump on the pieces.

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  7. I too was able to retire early & take up quilting. I just made my first quilt in July! I am loving it! I'll have to include a snow picture in my next post. Happy Sewing!

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  8. So much fun just waiting to be had!

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  9. Such vibrant colors.....your version is going to be awesome! Best wishes!

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  10. Thanks so much for sharing your tips and tricks on the Sizzix and die cutting. It was fun to come over and play, and see your sewing space! I love your fabrics for this mystery, can't wait to see how it turns out in the end!

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