It took me three days to get step 5 of the Easy Street mystery done. Was it because I was busy getting ready for Christmas? Nope. Babysitting? Nope. It was mostly because I was sleeping, sleeping A LOT. I caught a chest cold and it knocked me flat. Coughing myself silly, and barely able to catch my breath. I feel a little bit better today, I wanted a nap but made it through the day without one. Hopefully, I'll feel even better tomorrow since I'll have 16 or so people here for dinner!
Anyway, a sampling of my step 5 pieces are all lined up like a little neighborhood. I'm guessing they'll be oriented differently in the quilt, purple stars perhaps? Time will tell. I'm trying not to guess too much.
Today the twins got to play in the snow. No snow down here in Tucson, but on Mt Lemmon there is plenty, so the girls brought the twins up the mountain to play. I would have liked to see them playing in the snow, but I was way behind on Christmas prep and not feeling up to going anyway. I guess they had fun, they sure came home tired!
All of our family Christmas activities occur on Christmas Eve. DH works every Christmas Day. On Christmas Day things will be pretty quiet around here, in fact, I should be alone part of the day, which I am really looking forward to. I sub-cut the rest of my floral/cream strips and I'd love to get the rest of those quilt blocks done before I have to flip the calendar. I am planning on sewing the whole time I am home alone, and it will be great!
I am wondering how the twins will do with all the presents and such. I bought them the Fisher Price Little People Nativity Set, and they've been playing with that while I tell them about about Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus. I told them it was almost Jesus' birthday and we were going to have a party, but I don't think they understood. They turn two in January, so they are still pretty young and next year they may have a clearer idea of what's going on.
If you want to check other people's progress on the Easy Street Mystery, check out Bonnie's Linky here. I wrote this post Sunday evening, but am saving it to post Monday morning after I can link it to Bonnie's post, so if my timeline seems strange, that's why.
Merry Christmas and Happy Quilting!
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