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Allietare Mystery, Part 2 & 3 and some party pictures

I didn't post last week although I did finish my 2nd Clue.  The reason I'll explain later.  But for now - here are my Clues 2 and 3.  If you want more info on this mystery or want to see what other people's clues look like, please check out Bonnie Hunter, of Quiltville's Clue 3 Link up Page.

I belong to a few friendship groups and this weekend the first one I joined and the biggest (16 members I think) had our Christmas party.  This group doesn't meet very often but we all keep in touch.  In the spring we meet to either trade for our challenge quilts or give progress reports and at Christmas, we reveal our challenges.  This past year we exchanged blocks.  Here's a link to the spring meeting where you can see the blocks we exchanged.  And below are some of the quilts (tops) that were made.  This was a slow year, only 5 of of us finished our tops.  But the finished ones are great.
Kathy Morrison wanted Crazy Quilt blocks.  

I asked for Easter blocks.

Carol asked for Crazy quilt blocks too.  She made a window of her blocks and does beautiful hand work.  I wish I took a close up.  

Anna wanted 4th of July blocks.

Deo got some Halloween blocks. 
Here's a group shop.  Back Row from Left to right:  Anna K., Elaine B., Debbie VF, Deolinda R. Carol C. and Diane M (hostess)
Front row - Janice M., Me, Adena J. and Kathy M.

Adena J. is almost finished with her blocks we exchanged in 2010.  Her goal this next year is to finish all her UFO's.  

Today 3 friends and I attended Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater and had a brunch and saw A Christmas Story.  I love the movie and watch it every year but I had never seen the musical play.  I LOVED IT!  Plus it's always fun to spend more time with friends.  Wish I could get more tickets for more friends.

So the reason I didn't post my mystery last week was that I did end up going to Irving Texas for 3 days for work/training.  Me and another bookkeeper from another local center, who I never met before, got to travel together (luckily we got along) and we were the first there Monday and had time to look around the area.  The hotel had a shuttle to Historical Downtown Grapevine - lots of restaurants and gift shops.   While there a friend that used to belong to the Material Girls friendship group and who moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area saw I was in town and met us at the restaurant for a drink.

Beth R. and I in Irving/Grapevine
 Everyone else got there so late they had time to get their room, sleep and start training in the morning.  Quick trip - now I'm ready to use the new program.  When they give me a user name and password.  Fingers crossed it will be next week.

I'm almost ready for Christmas.  I have one more box to mail out.  Hope you are all doing well.

My dogs are keeping warm.
Needle and Guy  (pardon the dust)

Thanks for looking.


  1. Love the photo of the dogs! That's how I felt by the time I got home yesterday.

    Great job on the mystery. It's so much fun to see what people are doing.

  2. I love the name of your blog, and your cute dogs!

    Your mystery units are looking good.

  3. Love your little rosebud fabric and your Halloween quilt is Beautiful!

  4. Lots of quilty goodness going on besides the mystery!

  5. I love show and tell more than any other part of being the member of a guild. Those quilts are amazing!


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