New Years Eve, 12-31-21

Here are the rest of the finishes:

And here are more projects planned for tomorrow, New Years Day.

Here are my last minute finishes – I have tried to “clear the deck” before tomorrow and I was able to finish these three.

The frost was very heavy and I just kept taking pictures!

What a great backdrop for quilt pictures!

Hazel and Telly get their cheese slice on the last day of the year as every day.

Hazel and I watch Yellowstone – for hours!

Hazel is just positive there’s a mouse behind this wall!

Happy New Year, Everybody! I’ll be back tomorrow to give you the Dirty Dozen number for January.

40 thoughts on “New Years Eve, 12-31-21

  1. Kathy Hanson

    Everyone has been so busy? Especially you Mary! Wow? Just finished 3 quilts so you can start with a clean slate tomorrow! I am looking forward to getting a lot done tomorrow and seeing how everybody does as well. Happy New Year everyone, I am going to read awhile and sleep until the new year! 😊❤️❤️❤️

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Kathy H – one was already quilted and waiting for binding and two just needed binding. There’s still one waiting to be bound and one waiting to be quilted. Ugh. I didn’t get finished!

  2. Betty Klosterman

    Happy New Year. My, you have a whole passel of quilts to start tomorrow? I tried to print the free directions to the Tememcula red and green quilt, but I didn’t do it right. Guess I’ll just get out my graph paper, pencil and colored pencils.
    The temp got up to 3 above today and was 0 the last I looked. Got 2″ snow, but will wait til it is warmer to shovel. Nobody else has shoveled either. Haven’t been outdoors all day, and maybe tomorrow, too.
    Watched the streaming of Yellowstone Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and Sunday ending in the finale…….
    Luana, I would also love to have a tv in my sewing room, but it would have to be hung from the ceiling.
    My sympathy goes out to the people in Boulder County, Colorado. Not much can be done with 100+ winds except get out of the way.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Betty K – I watched 9 hours of Yellowstone – I had missed so much! Not much snow here but will be below zero by morning and a good day to sew! Stay in and stay safe, Betty!

  3. Renee A

    Happy New Year Mary! I have the same Temecula and Jo’s patterns on my New Year’s wishlist. 😉 Cheers to good health and a great year of quilting.

  4. Marsha from Kansas

    Such a wide variety of finishes for this month. Yea on finishing three quilts, Mary! Great scrap busters. I plan to keep plugging away on the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt. Going at my own pace. Just a couple of parts behind and then got another part today. Anybody else joining the mystery this year? Quiet evening at home watching TCM Thin Man movie marathon. Also plan to watch the Rose Parade tomorrow. Happy New Year, friends!

  5. Diane, Squeak, and Buddy in Central Ohio

    You have snow! We still have just rainy days, but today it was 55*!! I love the three you finished, Mary, and all the readers’ quilts. We had to postpone our second Christmas until Jan. 8 th because our grandson came home from MN with Covid. I am undecorating part of the house, but leaving some. We’ll still have Christmas in February— haha! Fun to see Hazel watching Yellowstone and Millie lounging.
    I was sad to see Betty White died. Classy lady.
    Happy New Year everyone. P s. Some people in the next town that abuts our property are shooting off fireworks and scaring the neighbor dogs and poor Buddy. Ugh.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Diane, Squeak and Buddy – I hate fireworks! The people who shoot them off have no empathy for our pets!! They are idiots!

      1. Jan from TN

        Agree 100%! I despise fireworks, especially late at night! Not only are our pets scared to death of the, but wildlife isn’t too keen on the, either. Grrrr!

        Happy New Year to you & Rick! I hope it’s a healthy one for both of you.

        I’ll send you an email pick of the quilt top I’m trying to finish up & hoe to do so tomorrow. I think I started it last April. It’s a Corey Yoder quilt & I used her fabrics to make it. I’ll send it to the “spa” for quilting later in January.

      2. Diane and the kitties

        Totally agree. I think a dog’s hearing is better than a cat’s so if Buddy and Squeak are afraid, the poor dogs must be petrified😡. My cousin has a thunder coat for her Golden, Murphy,, but it doesn’t help much for thunder or fireworks. Ugh on thoughtless people!

  6. Sandy

    Hi Mary,happy new year! Fabulous hot weekend in New Zealand, so we are doing a couple of hours emptying out the house in the mornings and the family go to the beach after lunch, l blob out on front of TV and stitch down a binding. Stella and Luna love coming over and bouncing on the bed. Hope to sewl up lots of fabric while in the tiny house this year, AL the best to everyone, best wishes from sandy

  7. Patricia Mayer

    Love the quilts!
    Mary Happy New Year to you and wishes for a Healthy and Prosperous year !

  8. Karen H

    Mary, I love your last three finishes, especially the one with the red plus signs. Can you share the name of the pattern? Happy New Year to you!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Karen H – I’ll look tomorrow for the exact book – it’s a Susan Ache pattern.

  9. Anonymous

    Happy New Year! I ate my saurkrat as the new year came in! After Rise parade I will clear off the desk to start cutting out blocks on OSU quilt. Then work on other too! Kathy Tracy doing a sew along with hexies all ready have some of it gathered. Wow what beautiful quilts! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Mary Hawk

      Wow, love the finishes and your wonderful photography outdoors. I finished a sew-together-bag for an order and did some machine embroidery-still learning! Good for the brain, right?
      Happy New Year! Happy sewing today.

  10. Debbie Miller

    Happy New Year everyone! This one is hopefully better than the last two! Mary-love your three finishes! I have been doing some English paper piecing and really need to get back to the sewing machine-my arthritic hands are giving me a fit. It is currently pouring rain here in SC and 62% but cold weather predicted for this weekend. I do not look forward to cold weather!

  11. Linda In UK

    What lovely quilt finishes! The one with the bright red crosses really calls to me. Do you have a pattern for that one? I would love to make one of those this year. Happy New Year to you and your family and to all your blog followers! Here’s to lots of sewing in 2022!🍻

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Linda in UK – later today I’ll find the book the Red Cross quilt came from – I think it’s by Susan Ache, one of my favorite designers!

  12. Lois Ann Johnson

    Happy 2022 Everyone! It is a cold day here in northern Iowa. Bailey (who is a short-haired dog) hates cold weather! She also hates fireworks! We could hear some off in the distance last night. Thank goodness she knows enough to get herself into my closet, where she has a little hideout to go to when she is scared. The closet hideout is also good for thunderstorms! I love seeing the beautiful quilts you all make; such works of art!

  13. Kathy in western NY

    Wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2022 for all of you, Mary and Rick and all our furry companions. I did not make it to see the ball drop but we did have a champagne toast at 7:00 pm as I am so blessed my husband is doing well after that viral infection and stroke over summer. Prayers work and we look forward to this coming year enjoying retirement.
    It’s a wonderful post Mary with all the quilts and seeing projects and patterns all out ready to go. It felt like a walk thru a quilt store. You’ve brought us all so much Mary by plowing ahead with computer challenges so I don’t take one of these blog posts ever for granted.
    Love seeing Telly and Hazel having their snack! Stay warm and safe everyone.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Kathy – that’s good news about your husband! I know what hard work it is to be a caretaker!!

  14. Ruth Tacoma

    Mary, your quilts are gorgeous! I love the cool frost photos. You’ve also inspired me with your straight line quilting and I am taking a walking foot class January 5 at a ‘somewhat’ local shop (an hour’s drive). I’d love to be able to tackle some of my own throw sized quilts.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Ruth – it’s the best thing I’ve ever learned to do because it means I can quilt my own. I also took 6 quilts to Sue – who does beautiful quilting – quilts that needed more than straight lines. Can’t wait to show them to you all!

  15. Margaret

    Loved all your snowy pictures. What a finish.. want to see what you are doing with that moose fabric. Granddaughter #2 getting married in fall and I am doing a mountain, aspen scene that moose fabric… have a healthy ,happy new year. Praying for healing for Rick. Take care.

  16. Janet S

    You are lucky to be a bit secluded on the farm because if you were in town, the neighbors would think you were crazy hanging out the laundry in below zero weather. All your photos turned out great. Maybe the frosty temperatures helped. Well, it’s 14 below zero right now and we won’t even talk about the windchill (-25 to -35) so I’ll stay in the house and sew and watch the Rose Parade. Once again, wonderful quilts shared along with the beautifully embroidered alphabet – stunning. Blessings to everyone for a healthy new year.

  17. Linda Baker

    What a great way to start the new year-with a quilt show from Mary! Lots of beautiful finishes and plans for another year. No sewing for me today, but I finally cleared a path to the cutting mat. The FW group will meet in about a week, so I need to do some cutting in preparation.
    Happy New Year to everyone!

  18. Debbie

    Love all the quilt pictures. For some reason I’m am now in the mood to make Christmas quilts. I am planning to start the Temecula Quilt free pattern as well. I just loved it. But all those triangle templates, ugh!!! I better get motivated.

    I can’t believe it is the last episode of Yellowstone this weekend already. I have a feeling we aren’t going to like the ending.
    Debbie R. Iowa

  19. Cinders

    Happy New Year Mary, Rick, and all your blog readers! I am going to work on my backlog of projects piled up on my sewing table first in the new year and then get back to unfinished projects so it will be table runners until the tabletop is cleared! I have just about completed a panel with borders from fabric called Round Robin by Kathy Schmidt and Moda and would like to make it larger still but am stumped on just what to do so will set aside until I can figure out how I can do it. It’s -15 here in SWMinnesota, so keep warm everyone!

  20. Jo in Wyoming

    I worked at the local quilt store yesterday, then took inventory, so I’m a little behind.
    The quilts and photography are beautiful. I love a splash of color against black, grey and white background. Such a pop of color.
    The wildfires down in Colorado is just heartbreaking. That area generally gets extremely high winds. It is exceptionally dry this fall, so the fires have perfect condition. It took out 2 towns in one day!
    It was below 0 this morning with about 3” of snow. Loretta goes out on 3 legs. Why get 4 cold when 3 will do!!!
    I will start something fun today too. Sounds like a great tradition to have for New Years.

  21. Martha Stockwell

    Happy New Year to all!!
    Is there a

    Pattern for the red and white pattern behind the crèche and the beautiful cat?
    Love to know if it is available.
    Thank you. Martha

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Martha Stockwell – it’s already in the online store under the name Black Beauty.

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