Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mini Stems

November really got away from me this year.  Here we are on the last day of the month and getting ready to flip the calendar over tomorrow. 

The end of the month always means it is time for the AYOS Parade hosted by Sinta and Sherri.  The pattern for the month was Mini Stems.  I showed the completed top earlier this month.

Mini Stems

I managed to get it quilted and bound as well.   I was trying to get a picture of it today, but it is a dark and rainy day here.  Please pardon the washed out colors and shadows.

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We had a wonderful Thanksgiving here.  The weather was perfect for everyone to be outside which is always a blessing when there are so many people here.  You won’t hear me complain about the rain, but I was thankful that it held off until today. 

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Thanksgiving Day
Our Thanksgiving will be different next year as these three will head off to colleges across the country and will not be home with us.  They will all be missed.

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......and now.....onwards to December………………. YIKES!

24 comments:

Raewyn said...

Your stems mini is gorgeous - such a refreshing design, and I like how you have finished it. Nice to hear you had a fine thanksgiving, you sure have a full house at times! Yikes December alright!

Scrapatches said...

I love the mini stems! Nice colors and fabrics ... :) Pat

Beth Shibley said...

THREE college students! :) Where will they be?

Wanda S Hanson said...

I can't imagine being outside on Thanksgiving (most years) so it must be nice to have good weather for it. I'm sure the college bound kids will miss being at your gathering as much as you will miss them.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

don't you hate to see them move away...but you love to see their independence too. your mini is lovely Mary. it reminds me of the book I have..playful petals.

Stephanie said...

Aw...thank goodness for Skype. I'm sure these 3 will be missing the food, family, and fun as well.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I'm sure you will miss those 3 terribly.

Your little quilt is gorgeous ... love the fabrics and how the colors work so well together!

Candace said...

Wonderful quilting, Mary! Gosh - your temps were what we have in the summer - but never in Nov! Nice to know you're getting some needed rain, though!
Cheers!

sunny said...

Beautiful mini stems! Where are your three off to? I'm sure they will miss you, too.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Great finish, Mary! Glad to hear your thanksgiving was perfect!!

Soma Acharya said...

That is such a happy quilt, The quilting looks wonderful! The future college students look very happy. I wish them all the best :)

-Soma

Denise :) said...

Wow -- beautiful job on your stems!! Nice looking crew you had for the holidays! Now it's time to put out that beautiful embroidered runner!!! :)

Jessie Pope said...

Did I hear Megan and tommy are going to Benedictine? Where's ryan going??

barbara woods said...

3 of our 4 college students made it here for Thanksgiving, thank goodness

Teresa in Music City said...

Seriously!!!! The only good thing I can think of right now about it being December already, is that we are that much closer to spring LOL!!! Love your stems quilt! It's been very gray here too and pics are terrible no matter the time of day or where you try to take them.

Shanna said...

What a great job you did on the stitching! I saw this pattern and you did a beautiful job with it!

Nat Palaskas said...

Those beautiful young people will head of into the world of adulthood. What exciting time they will have ahead of them. Your Thanksgiving day sounds perfect. The mini stems quilt looks perfect. I love the color combinations of the leaves - Hugs Nat

Carla said...

Love the stems quilt and your quilting is just perfect for it. It's is so cheerful. Happy belated Thanksgiving.

Average Quilter said...

Hopefully they will return to the area when they finish and this will be like a long vacation.

Michele said...

Very pretty!

nancygrayce said...

Every time I see one of your quilts, I think its the prettiest one and this one is no exception!

And now it is the middle of December and I'm blown away at how quickly the month is going! I still have a couple of packages to mail.

Carole said...

Lovely quilt! Although I do not need another project, it's itching it's way on the "to-do" list! lol

I read you about kids going off to college. My baby will be leaving us next year! Sigh! The house will be so empty! Cheers!



Teresa in Music City said...

Your stems are so cute Mary! And I love the fmq stitch you used in the sashing :) We have a couple of our kids heading off to college too. It's a great time, but also a bittersweet time as we send them off into the world, isn't it?

Our weather has been gray and rainy for weeks now. I think we've had a little sun one day - I think I'd better start hitting the Vitamin D :*)

Sarah said...

November always gets away from me! I think because it's only 30 days and it's the busiest time at the end of the school year here in Australia, reports, concerts, marking etc.