I decided to do just a couple of 9 patch blocks on Sunday before the cleaning started. Somehow, once I started it was like eating potato chips and I couldn't stop. They went up quickly and I had them all done before I knew it.
After that, I still did not want to face the cleanup so I sewed up my Gridster Bee block for December. That finishes up the bee blocks for this year, but I am so glad the bee will continue next year. I'll be linking this up with Quilt Fabrication's 100th Midweek Makers celebration.
Yesterday was a day for cleaning. All....day....long!!!!
We had a fabulous Thanksgiving with the kids all home from college for the long weekend. The weather was unbelievably warm too. It was in the mid 90s on Thanksgiving and still in the mid 80s for our celebration on Saturday. It felt especially good to those students returning from the Midwest.
We did our annual group photo of the kids and grandchildren - missing just one grandchild this year.
|Us with our five chidlren|
|Son #1, DIL and family|
|Son #2, DIL and family|
|Son #3, DIL and family|
|Son #4, DIL and family|
|Daughter, SIL and family|
Now it is time to transform the house to a Christmas décor.
What fun family photos! It sure looks like a happy group. It's so nice that you all get together as often as you do. Your first clue blocks look great! And the cake block is quite cute.ReplyDelete
Beautiful family photos! How nice that all but one of you were together to celebrate Thanksgiving.ReplyDelete
Oooh! I love your family photos!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful and big family! Your gatherings always warm my heart.ReplyDelete
I was going to do Bonnie's MQ this time but do not have the browns and corals and do not want to make any more fabric purchases. I am saving the clues in case I can get to it someday. I really like your 9 patches.
The cake is cute as a button.
You have some great family photos there.ReplyDelete
I love to see your family photos. What a gorgeous bunch.ReplyDelete
Wow, that's a big family! How wonderful to have so many together for Thanksgiving.ReplyDelete
Your mystery units are looking good, and that cake block looks yummy!
Like your blocks for the mystery quilt.ReplyDelete
Oh my great pictures of your family and each individual family. I would say "wall of shame" my kids nickname for the candid shot pics I used to frame and hang on the wall. :D
Lovely family, Mary...and love the blocks!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful family! A joy for all of you when everyone can be together. I'm loving the color palette of the new mystery and am saving the instructions to hopefully start after the holidays. Looking forward to seeing everyone's progress as the clues are released.ReplyDelete
Years ago I said if I shop, plan, cook, prepare...someone else can do the clean-up. I stand by that 'til this day. I LOVE your family photos. How wonderful to have everyone (minus one) all together. Very special!!! I love sewing "potato chips." :o)ReplyDelete
You have quite a beautiful family. Love all the pictures! How did you feed that many and finish 50 blocks? Amazing!ReplyDelete
I cant' believe you had the time to sew as well as hosting thanksgiving to your family! Gorgeous family photos and a great start to your mystery quilt. Plus the celebratory bee block seems rather fitting for this time of the year!ReplyDelete
Sew good to pop into the sewing room and get your BH. Mystery 9 Patch Blocks . Great cake Bee Block...ReplyDelete
Love ❤️ all those gorgeous family photos...how cute is the little guy yawning.....
Such a beautiful family! Sounds like you make some wonderful events and memories. Your blocks are looking lovely too! I pulled out some fabric but it's going to have to wait a bit. I get to bring my sister back to her home...hopefully tomorrow. She has worked hard to recover well from this surgery. I'm starting to breathe a bit easier.ReplyDelete
Beautiful family :) And I love your mystery start!!ReplyDelete
O I love your family photos. Just lovely!!ReplyDelete
I should participate in the mystery thingy but I know that my plate is a bit full and with taking care of my mom, I just don't have the time but I'll be watching your progress with eagerness!!!
I love your colours for the Gridster Bee block you shared on Midweek Makers. Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving.ReplyDelete
Beautiful family Mary and what precious photos! Have fun with Bonnie's mystery quilt.ReplyDelete
You're the third participant in the quilt mystery I've seen - it's going to be fun seeing all the versions. Love you colors - thank you for sharing on Midweek Makers 100 today!ReplyDelete
Your family looks like an amazing and beautiful bunch of people in those photos. Love the greens in your blocks!ReplyDelete
Thank you for your wonderful post. Your 9-patches look great! Can you please remove the unit count from your post? I have respectfully asked that we not share piece counts, unit counts and unit sizes through social media. Thank you!ReplyDelete
I've always wanted to see you with all the kids in groups, so I could figure them out--thank you for showing us your wonderful family. I would agree that sewing rather than clean-up was the way to go, especially since you were so productive. I've printed out the block instructions, but other things keep getting in my way!ReplyDelete
Happy Thanksgiving month...now on to Christmas!
Lovely family photos! Your mystery blocks are beautiful, they must have been fun to make. I am glad that the bee will continue next year, I like seeing your bee blocks.ReplyDelete
What awesome photos and a wonderful tradition.....ReplyDelete
Wonderful family photos! It's amazing you only missed one. It get so hard to meet schedules as kids get older.ReplyDelete
Sure love the fabrics you picked for Bonnie's Mystery. Lovely family.ReplyDelete
Your mystery quilt is going to be gorgeous with those beautiful fabrics. You have such a beautiful family!ReplyDelete