Saturday, December 30, 2017

One Monthly Goal Success!

What a great month December has been for us!  My last post was 3 weeks ago -- Friday, December 8th.  The weather was gray and threatening snow.  Here are some highlights...

Spotsylvanians' dress rehearsal . . . a canceled Saturday night concert due to icing . . . a packed house for the Sunday matinee including our kids and grands . . . pizza at the house for the 10 of us after the show . . . finally, throwing everyone out of the house by 7:30 because we were going on vacation! (There was a big reason why my goal's list showed wrapping presents in late November!) 

First stop was a hotel near the airport so we wouldn't have to fight traffic in the morning.  A flight to Miami and another hotel.  Finally Tuesday we got on a ship and headed to the eastern Caribbean. 
 The view from our balcony arriving at Cozumel, Mexico. 

The tourists on a tour of Cozumel. (This is the only picture of both of us on the trip -- except a few selfies.)

Mexican dancing. 

I've got quite a few more pictures of our 10 day cruise but it's time to get back to quilting.  I'll share more pictures over the next several posts.  

I'm tickled to say I finished my OMG for December.  I was pretty careful picking the hand appliqué -- there wasn't a lot to do and it was portable!  Here's the apples and the pears all done. Hum, it looks a bit wonky to me.  I think the left pear may fall over before I get it in the quilt!  No picture of the bird but he's got his body and wing finished. Now to figure out the setting.  Then on to the borders that will have appliqué vines and flowers on them. 

I'm linking up with Elm Street Quilts and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop.  I'm looking forward to getting back into checking blogs for inspiration and to keep up with my quilting friends.  

Happy Quilting All!  Bonnie  


  1. Pleased to hear that you're home and that you had a good trip.

  2. Vacation and hand stitching sounds great!

  3. Lovely block. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

  4. I'm so glad you had a warm and sunny vacation! Welcome home :)

  5. How fun! Looks like you had a great time. Congrats on meeting your OMG while on vacation. That takes great planning. Have a very Happy 2018.

  6. Welcome home! Glad you had a good trip.


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