Thursday, December 31, 2015

Clue 13: A Reason to Celebrate !

First of all I must say that trying to blog via mobile is AWFUL! 
For a big Internet company, you would think google would get their act together when it comes to blogger. So if this doesn't look like my normal post, forgive me but I wanted to get this next clue posted for you on time, and I'm using the ridiculously basic blogger app that has no options at all. I can't even access the pages to link this. I will tomorrow. 

Now I was going to give you the DEAD GIVEAWAY but after reading some comments I decided it's time to give everyone a little pick me up. Something to encourage you and inspire you to get back on track. 

I know EPP work can be tedious when it's the same thing over and over the Grandpa Socks have been. But we are actually getting close to the end now and it's time for it to get exciting. I was thinking there is no better way to kick off the new year and stir mystery excitement than to dig out your big diamonds and add them to your quilt. 

It's pretty easy, just sew them into the 'Vs' all the way around. 

I was pretty excited to find this pic on my phone taken of my sample quilt. It shows better where to sew those second diamonds in: 
Isn't it pretty? Trust me in person, the blue ocean quilt is just as cool as the peacocks. 

Here is a better close up of the peacocks. I'll get a full shot of all the peacocks tomorrow and post it in the mystery group on Facebook. 

Remove your first big diamonds from the center before you begin sewing. (See below.)
This will make it easier to sew the seams without having to fold thru the papers. 

Well I hope this clue is exciting for you all. 
Happy 2016 everyone. It will be a great year for stitching! 
The next clue will release on January 10th. 
And that time it will have to be THE DEAD GIVEAWAY. 
Ten days folks. Can you catch up? 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Clue 12: You guess it! plus a Dead Giveaway vote needed!

Ok so this isn't perfect but its done and its only an hour past the deadline. 
I already hinted at it and I don't know of ANYONE that is ready for clue 12, but hey, if you are shout out! 

Regardless, here is clue 12. 

Just sew them together in sets of two, with your POP fabric on the bottom: 

And since I already promised your
"Dead Giveaway"  as a Christmas present, I'll do that.
 (I am already ready for it actually because I stitched my Dead Giveaway socks along side of my clue 11 socks so...yay! I am sort of ahead..well not really too much since I only have one of the above finished but hey, who's countin?)

I am wishing I would have waited until New Years just because I don't know of anyone that is ready for it.
SO here is the deal: You have from now until Christmas Eve to vote. You can comment here or on my post in the Facebook group.
Would you rather have your DEAD GIVEAWAY clue for Christmas or wait until you  are more ready for it on New Years?

Again, up to you!
I am ready for whichever you choose.
Merry Christmas to all of you. 


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Clue Eleven:Mystahhhhry Along with Hillbilly (taking it slow)

I asked over in the
Mystahhhhry Along With Hillbilly Facebook group
if anyone was finished with clue ten.
Um, nope.
I think I am the only one.
I am FINALLY ahead of you guys!!!
YES.. (cuz really that is how it should be you know. )
For this clue today I am halfway there, I have the pop and tonal A finished but that is it. (sigh.)
Still I'll have them finished soon and will show you.

Just like Clue 9, today's clue is a repeat of an earlier clue.
Remember this one (below)?
Well, repeat it and double it. (So make 12 Grandpa's socks.)

When you get finished, you should STILL HAVE 6 socks left to make.
Those final socks are the DEAD GIVEAWAY.
Yep, they are. When I show you those, if you are good at your detective skills, then you will say
OH I SOLVED IT..even though I won't have released it all quite yet.

But, alas, we are running behind and Christmas is just around the corner. So, I am sorry to say that I don't think we will finish before Christmas. I am going to have to slow this down even more since no one has finished clue 9 yet much less clue 10.
This clue 11 will take awhile too.
So therefore, Clue 12 won't make it's appearance until Sunday the 20th.

It's an easy one (its just clue ten repeated if you want the truth.)

How about for Christmas I give you the DEAD GIVEAWAY.
So December 20th is clue 12.
December 25th is clue 13.

Yep, that is exciting stuff there.