Nothing in; nothing used. I’m still working like a mad woman so that I can take it easy the next couple of weeks. Hopefully I can get the last bit of absolute urgent stuff done today and keep to my plan of only working a 2-3 hours per day until I’m officially back in the office on Jan. 6. That’s the plan work-wise. As such, I’ve got nothing much done quilty-wise. I worked a bit on the October block for A Rainbow Garden last Thursday but didn’t finish it. I got a lot of it done. I have one more big flower and the embellishments left. I’ll post once it’s complete. I finished Block 7 of Hampton Ridge yesterday and I barely got started with Celtic Solstice. I spent most of my day baking with my mom. This is the first year that I’m actually able to bake and help her with her annual Holiday baking. Last year, she had just finished going through one of the Chemo treatment rounds so while I was here, we didn’t do much of that. Yesterday, we made “hopia“, which is not the easiest thing to make. We only make it around Christmas time. I haven’t done it in a while so it was fun to do it again. This definitely one of my favorite Filipino desserts that I cannot buy anywhere that tastes as good as the one we make. So I got started on Celtic Solstice later than normal and haven’t gotten much done. I did a few test samples and finished with 21 4 patches. Afterwards, I sewed a bunch of strips together. I know it’s not enough for the large size but I’ll make those into 4 patches and see how much I need after those are done. I’ll be working on these between my urgent work stuff. Bonnie kept it fairly easy for this step so I’m hoping to get these done today.
Stash count: **I started counting 5/23/13
Used this week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 41.25 yards
Added this Weeks: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 180.25 yards
Net Added for 2013: 139 yards
Thankfully the 4-patches go fast. I’m still behind on the other clues. Hope you get all your urgent stuff done so you can enjoy the rest of your holiday.
Sounds like your plan of enjoying your time from work is a good one. Enjoy this time with your mom. Merry Christmas.