Monday, December 18, 2017

On Ringo Lake...Step 4!!

Happy Monday friends!!  Here we week until Christmas!  We had an exciting week since last time I checked in.  First off, we had a new baby in the family...Wren Renee is our "Great-Niece!"  She is number 7 in the "Great" category!!  Doesn't seem like we're old enough to be a great uncle and aunt!  LOL  But then I think the grandma (Hubby's sister) is younger than then it's okay!  LOLOLOL

Wren Renee 12/12/17

Another niece was in The Nutcracker this week as the Snow Queen.  She has participated in this production for about 8 years now and has been most of the parts, including all the leads.  I think this part was my favorite so far!

This scene was so pretty!

She is so beautiful and did a wonderful job!

As of December 16, we still have hummingbirds!  I hadn't seen them for a few days, so I thought they'd finally headed south.  But then, there he was!  

We live at 4000' elevation in Central California, and honestly I'm not sure if they stay here all year and don't migrate further south.  We've had fairly mild temps, lows have been mid-30's for about a month.  I'll have to do some research and find out if I need to keep food out all winter for them!

Finally, Sunday I had a chance to get back to the mystery units!  I have a little less than half of Step 3 done.  This one is definitely time consuming.  All the fabrics are cut and ready.  I'm also doing bonus triangles, so extra marking and extra sewing!  It'll be worth it though when I have all those cute miniature half square triangles!

Step 4 is cut as well!  This step will come together a little more quickly, thank goodness!!

I sewed up a few before calling it a day.  I tried to get a fun picture with Stella supervising...but she wasn't in to it.  I think she just wanted to get back to napping.

I didn't count how many I have completed...I think it's about 1/4 of them.  They are quick!

Couldn't leave you without a kitty picture.  We received some Christmas packages in the mail.  Seconds after putting them under the tree, Chloe decided they were nice pillows!!

I'm linking up with Bonnie's blog...go check out all the progress of the On Ringo Lake mystery!

Happy Quilting!


  1. What beautiful reds! Clue #3 is very time consuming especially since I am making the bonus triangles too. I thought I would never finish. If you have been feeding birds and they stay for the winter, you must keep feeding them or they will starve. They will depend on your food. Will look forward to seeing your finished quilt.

  2. I've been making extra triangles too. It almost feels like I am making two quilts at once, although since I am making fewer blocks, it isn't really double.

  3. I have 800+ bonus HSTs from previous projects that will finish in an Ocean Waves quilt some day... I also found clue #3 more exhausting than #4, specially as I kept distorting the units as I pressed them.
    Isn't it funny the weird things cats choose as pillows?

  4. So wonderful to have a new little one in the family.
    Looks like a beautiful Nutcracker production. Haven't seen that show in years.
    Chloe has the right idea. After all of your work on the mystery, a nap is in order. :)

  5. Great fabrics in great colors but I have to say the furbabies are even more adorable!

  6. Awesome units! I really enjoyed part 4 but 3 was a booger!


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