Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

I Like Thursday #368

Happy Thursday, friends!  Hope you're enjoying this week between Christmas and New Years.  We had a quiet Christmas Eve and Christmas Day because our family celebrated the weekend before.  

I enjoyed beginning the holiday mornings with a muffin and coffee in a favorite mug.

A lot of time this last week has been spent reading a series of books by Elin Hilderbrand - the Paradise trilogy.  I always enjoy Elin Hilderbrand because her books are set on Nantucket, but these are set on the island of St. John in the USVI, hence the Paradise name.  The first book is Winter in Paradise, then there's What Happens in Paradise, and this is the final book.

Hopefully, all the trouble will be resolved by the end of the book!

After finishing the Split 9 Patch quilt, I've just been playing around in my sewing room with a little of this and a little of that.  Look at this adorable tiny Dresden I made!  It's about 4 inches wide.

A friend gave me this pattern because she had two.  It came with the little tumbler ruler that you use to make the Dresden pieces or could make a little tumbler quilt with, too.  I'm not sure I want to make the quilt, but it was fun trying out a mini Dresden.  

This coming weekend we'll be ringing in the new year - 2024!  There were times this year dragged, but now it's hard to believe it's the end of it already.  Although we used to enjoy a party with friends on New Year's Eve, it has been many years since we did anything to celebrate it.  I have to admit I can't really stay up much past 10:00 anymore!  But 10:00 is midnight in New York City, so that counts, right?!

But I will most likely wake up around midnight to 
someone in our neighborhood shooting off fireworks!
Happy New Year!

Joining in with I Like Thursday at Not Afraid of Color!


The Cozy Quilter said...

Such a cute little Dresden! You could just make five of them and make a mini quilt…or how about making them for the RSC???

Linda said...

That is an adorable tiny Dresden. I'm always impressed when someone works with "tiny", as I have no patience or skill in it - lol!
We used to go to a lot of business parties, and I remember a New Year's Eve party in downtown Houston. We drove home well after midnight, and I wasn't even tired. Although we enjoyed them then, we sure don't miss them now!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I like that little Dresden - I have the Dresden Die from accuquilt and I decided to use that for an RSC quilt in the new year. I haven't made one in a long time. I read that author and like her relaxing books
Yes for you 10 is midnight LOL - I don't always stay up any longer for the clock to strike midnight either.

grammajudyb said...

Guess we are all of that certain age. We will probably watch a movie or an episode of a series we are currently watching. Check in with NYC at midnight EST, and then go to bed. I sure there will be fireworks in our neighborhood too! Silly kudos!

Kate said...

That Dresden is really cute, love all those red and white fabrics you used. Hard to believe it's already the end of the year. We can usually make it to midnight, have a toast, then we go to bed. Looking forward to seeing what you get up to in 2024.

Angela said...

I love your Dresden projects! Happy New Year!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

That is one cute Christmas mug! The Dresden is so pretty. That looks like a fun project for the New Year. I will be ringing in the New Year by watching movies .Wishing you a fabulous and productive 2024. Hugs.

LA Paylor said...

10 is midnight in NY right? LOLOL
that's right! I'm still on EST after all these years myself. Happy NY you creative woman!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Sweet Dresden block, Diann!!! Ohh, to be in a hammock at that location right now!!!

PaintedThread said...

I'm definitely ready for the new year, too! I love your little Dresden. said...

Cute Dresden! Wishing you a safe and happy New Year!