December Goal

Hard to believe it's December already.  This year has simultaneously dragged and flown.  My goal for this month is to get my little pink and brown Civil War quilt bound. I want to take a moment to thank Patty at Elm Creek Quilts for hosting OMG month after month.  Not only was I a winner of cutting mats one month, but I feel like I win every month because I set and accomplish a quilting goal.


I quilted my Bonnie Hunter Frolic quilt over the weekend. I used the Sapphire pattern.  It's okay, but maybe I should have chosen something different.  The quilt is so busy I'm not sure what would have shown up nicely.  It will get bound sometime within the next few months.  I didn't set anything aside for binding, but I think I kept all the fabrics I used together.  I'll need to take look in my fabric closet to see if I can find them.

I also quilted the little deer pillow I shared last week. I used the Modern Drift E2E pattern.  I made an overlapping backing and then added binding.  I'm super happy with how this turned out.

Prior to being stuffed with a pillow, the patterns somehow lined up nearly exactly.  Now, not so much!
I am on track to complete the first week of Bonnie Hunter's new mystery, Grassy Creek, on time. Something I like about her mysteries, besides using up a crap ton of fabric, is that she teaches with each step.  I think there were four different methods to accomplish the same thing presented in the first clue.  I chose the method I learned from Frolic, which isn't something I would normally think to do, but yields really accurate results for me.

The next installment of the Morewood Mystery will be available tomorrow.  That one is really easy to keep up with.  You could start today and still be caught up before the next clue drops.

Last week I mentioned that we got an air fryer.  The first recipe I made in it, chimichangas, was a keeper.  The recipe said it would yield six.  I had a package of eight burrito-size tortillas that must have had a bonus, because I ended up with nine super-filling chimis.  SO. GOOD. 😋  I would recommend adding a drizzle of taco or enchilada sauce over the top.

I also was craving something sweet and decided to do a half-batch of peanut-butter free no bake cookies.  I made a mistake in the math and forgot to cut the amount of chocolate chips in half. These things were so delicious, but also really, really sweet, (likely due to the double dose of chocolate chips) which helped limit how many I could eat at once. 😆 I really recommend this recipe.


  1. I love the pink in the Civil War quilt. A color I've never seen as prominent as this before. And I love the pillow! Cute as cute can be!

  2. The Civil War quilt is awesome and your feathers are perfect. It makes me hungry for neapolitan ice cream. You have been so busy and everything is beautiful, the quilting on the reindeer pillow is perfect. What I really want to know, more info on the air fryer. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down and sorry I haven't been around much lately.

  3. Very nice! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.