Twas the 30th of
December, and while feeling quite wilted,
She suddenly realized there
was no “mini” quilted!
She ran to her sewing room
and picked up the cutter,
And threw down some scraps and started to mutter.
How could she possibly make
it in time?
She’d but a few hours to make
She’d never before stitched
so wonderfully snappy.
Sublime it is not but it’s
done and she’s happy.
And, I heard her exclaim as
she turned out the light,
“Happy New Year to all, and
to all a Good Night!”
I know this is a pretty pathetic end to a wonderful year of monthly minis, but as I said, "it's done"! I found two tiny blocks
leftover from our c1880 sew-a-long with Pam Buda (here) and with the leftover
strips I made seven more. I pieced them all together, added a border and,
voila! Since this micro mini shares its birthday today with our son, Nick, (and
for the other obvious reason) I am calling it “Nick of Time”.
Thanks for another great year
of mini merriment! I’ve been asked about continuing for another year. Since it
seems that some months, the mini is all I can muster, I would hate to give it
up just yet. And, we did pick up a few new followers this year so I would hate
to leave you stranded (wink). So, on to 2022. I hope you all have had much fun
as I have looking at all these little gems.
For those already on board
and for any newcomers; as always, there are NO RULES and NO pressure. I post on
the last day of the month and you can jump in anytime. If you don’t have a
blog, but enjoy following along, simply e-mail me a photo and description of
your mini and I will post it.
I do wish you all a very Happy New Year. I thought this vintage postcard was just weird enough to fit the bill for 2021.
We all felt a bit batty in 2021. Let's ring out the old loud enough to say "bring on a better 2022 for all"!
Let’s see what our fellow
elves have accomplished in this busy holiday month.
Quilting Babcia (Amity Quilter)
Randy (Barrister’s Block)
Cyndi (Busy Thimble)
Grace (City Mouse Quilter)
Barb (Fun with Barb)
Gladi (Gladi’s Quilts)
Shasta (High Road Quilter)
Julie (Julie K Quilts)
Kathy (Kathy’s Quilts)
Katy (Katy Quilts)
Sandy (My Material Creations)
Angie (Quilting on the Crescent)
Barbara (Quilts, Gravestones and Elusive Ancestors)
Janet (Rogue Quilts)
Kyle (Timeless Reflections)
Cynthia (Wabi-Sabi Quilts)
happy new year to you as well!ReplyDelete
Pathetic is hardly the word I'd use! Both quilt and poem are well done.ReplyDelete
I've enjoyed seeing your (and the others') minis.
Happy New Year to you.
Thanks for the great chuckle this morning, and for linking to my blog. Thank you also for all your encouragement throughout the year in making a mini a month. I hope you have a Happy New Year's Day and that 2022 is better for us all.ReplyDelete
OH how darling! I just love your mini!!ReplyDelete
What a fun mini with a fun poem and name - too much!! I’ve had a blast as a new member of the group this year and love everything I’ve made. “Time” is an issue for me and it’s going to be a really hard decision whether to continue for 2022! If I could produce something in just a few hours like you just did, I could do it!! Can I?…. Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Your poem is a hoot, and your mini so cute! Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
What a delightful way to end 2021. Your mini and, of course, your poem are sweet. Your quilt names always make me smile.ReplyDelete
Hurray for continuing in 2022! I may be hit and miss. I always love your blog. You found the perfect postcard to close out another weird year. Much health and happiness to you in '22!ReplyDelete
So enjoyed your poem and mini. That was a great choice for making a quick monthly! Where did you ever find that postcard?? I am so happy you are continuing with monthly mini making :) This will be Year #5. Can you believe it? Thanks, Wendy, for all you do!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year! The poem is as inspired as the finished quilt!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year, Wendy! Looking forward to another year of minis!ReplyDelete
You may not feel this is the fanciest mini ever, but your wrote a poem to go with it and really made me smile. Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Love your poem And your quilt! Glad you are going to continue with the Monthly Minis!!ReplyDelete
I adore your poem! you are so clever and the little quilt is just darling. Puss in the corner is sucha great and versatile block.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year!!!
Love your poetic prowess Wendy! Such a cute quilt and thanks for the invite to join in......just might do that!ReplyDelete
Nick of Time, that is a good one, and Happy Birthday to your Nick as well!ReplyDelete
Cute poem...and quilt. I was wondering, is any mini quiltacceptable; or does each mini have to include piecing and applique?ReplyDelete