I managed to finish block 5 in the Primitive Gatherings Christmas Sew Along. I am making both a red version and a green version. Block 5 was a more successful attempt than Block 4, but I continue to have issues with my sewing machine. My main Bernina is in the shop and the back up Bernina breaks its thread every time it sews over a seam. Pretty frustrating I tell you. I dragged out the Janome, but I may just have to wait to do any serious sewing until I get my machine back from the repair shop.
You can glimpse my Halloween Bounce quilt to the right of the Christmas blocks. That project is on hold until I have a sewing machine I can trust. I have my border units pieced but not assembled.
This past weekend the family piled in the car and took a drive to a home and garden shop that was having an end of summer sale. We ended up purchasing a Tuscan style fountain! I will try to get some pictures and post them tomorrow. It is sitting out on our front porch where we like to sit--it is kind of like a second living room. The sound of the water from the fountain is just lovely! I know I will really enjoy it.