Monday, December 07, 2009

Starting to look a bit like Christmas...

I finally got myself in gear and got a few holiday decorations up...the front door is pretty much done...
much to Macbeth's bewilderment (the pine scratches against the door and he thinks it is the cats are asking to be let in...let's hope this passes!)

I dug out a Christmas sweater to wear to the first Quilter Guild Christmas Party tonight (and yes, it does have a scotty dog on it! all good fun...) I made a batch of spanakopita (greek spinach and feta cheese pastry) for the party which makes the house smell good...maybe not christmas-y but festive non-the-less. Spanakopita was my Dad's favorite appetizer only he wanted them all folded into the little triangles - sorry quilters I only did that for my Dad.

I worked on my Bonnie's Carolina Christmas Mystery a bit more this morning. Usually by this time I have a clue on what the heck it will look like. Guess you can tell by that last sentence that I am totally in the dark. I laid the pieces so far out on the rug and tried mixing them around but to quote Holmes "there is insufficient data to come to a conclusion." Either that or I am totally without imagination! Maybe the next step will get me there.....

19 comments:

BUMBLE BEANS said...

oh, my. I love spanakopita... please bring that dish over to my house later, ok? yum.
Your to funny with a scottie dog xmas sweater! ho hoho!

Elaine Adair said...

Funny about the Mystery Quilt! I did not join but I'm watching all the steps. Fun. 8-))

Kucki68 said...

Step 5 is out, the blocks become clear. I haven't even cut my fabric, but how exciting!

FeatherDuster said...

Dogs and "their" cats are so silly.

Donnamo said...

I am also doing Carolina Christmas and have no clue where it is going BUT my pieces look like yours...that's good, right!?!

rayalbinet said...

Your front door is beautiful. I am also doing Bonnie's mystery and my blocks look like yours. Step 5 is here so things will come together. Her mysteries are so much fun.
Jeane in freezing Saskatchewan, Canada.

Cristie said...

I'm going to my quilting group's Christmas party today and will be taking some yummy bread. I love spanakopita, but have never attempted make it. Quilting and cooking just go together, don't they?

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DianneP said...

I love your decorated front door!

Michelle said...

Macbeth! Such a cute name for your pup...I love it! I know you had a great time on the quilting bee!

Nines said...

What fun! Love the door- poor Macbeth may never be the same after the holidays! I can smell the Spanakopita from here...mmmmm

Karin said...

Step 5 shows the blocks but not the layout. I am loving this mystery-at least the pieces are larger than Carolina Crossing! I am working on that one at the same time.

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Sew Create It - Jane said...

Glad to see the preparations are on their way at your house. I just whipped up the last of the mice pies this afternoon and the house smells wonderful!

McIrish Annie said...

We had a guild party this week and I ate WAY too much! Our Christmas decorating is in full swing also. I'm afraid to go to Bonnie's blog because I can't possibly think about starting another quilt! I'll just be happy watching yours develop.

Hope all is well with you!

Claire and Mac and Lyra too said...

Loved the snowman incident. Probably not hugely funny to you at the time

Alma Allen said...

Love your door decorations. It's looking festive at your house. Your Scottie is so sweet! Looks like he likes the decorations too!

*karendianne. said...

Macbeth is cracking me up at the door - very cute (when it's at your house of course). I've never had Spanakopita but happy you made some for everyone to enjoy. How was the party anyway? I really dig the colors in your Mystery Quilt, Sio. As for "insufficient data" I'm thinkin' you probably have an idea by now...

sewkalico said...

Bonnie's mustery looks good! (And so tempting!!) Love your front door!