Thursday, November 29, 2012

The last of the turkey!

Good morning, or afternoon I should say. I am enjoying a leftover turkey sandwich while I type up this post. The end of the turkey... finally! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, ours flew by so fast. Our daughter and her little family were here from OKC which made the day extra special. Like most of you I spent two entire days in the kitchen. While I was cooking the feast the family ran over to check out our sons new bachelor pad. It was a pretty day and the boys ran around his yard working up an appetite. Looks like someone needs some leaf bags! I don't know about you but by the time I get that turkey and all the fixins on the table I am almost to whooped to eat but enjoy watching my families excitement over the meal. My personal favorite part is having leftovers to enjoy for several cook free days!

This week I have a little story and picture I would like to share with you. Several months ago Laurie Lindeken sent me an e mail asking some questions relating to making a penny rug. Laurie had purchased my book "Quick And Easy Penny Rugs", she fell in love with the "Santa Tree Farm" pattern and wanted to make several as gifts for her family. Laurie had never heard of or made a penny rug before and just wasn't sure if this was project she could complete before Christmas. Cleo and I shipped off her kits with blessings, fingers and paws crossed that she would enjoy this cute project. 
This week to my delight Laurie sent another email with a picture attached, her adorable family
with their penny rugs. Don't they just make you smile, beautiful work Laurie and I thank you for sharing! Nothing is more special and lasting than a handmade gift, are you sewing gifts this year?

Today I am packing, getting ready to be held captive, to spend a week baby sitting my Grandsons in Oklahoma City. Oh My! Seriously, I am really looking forward to spending this time with them and sharing their daily routine. I have some craft projects lined up for our spare time together. I am taking a sketchbook to work up some new pattern ideas and some stitching to keep myself occupied while they are in school. I also look forward to meeting old friends for lunch, so excited!!
I'm sure I'll have lots to share when I get back, wish me luck!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Gobble, gobbel!

Wow, Thanksgiving is this week, I don't know how it snuck up so fast but it did! Yesterday I headed to the grocery store armed with our feast list. Most importantly got that big boy thawing out in the frig.
I can't wait, It's been a whole year since I cooked a turkey and I am ready to smell that wonderful turkey aroma  and fix all the fixins'! 
Last week my time got kind of lost in the shuffle while getting ready to host Bunco. My turn to host only happens once a year but never ceases to throw me in to a panic. A house to clean, food to fix, oh my! 
We always have a great time though, love those Bunco ladies! And now my house is clean and Hubby and I have had left over goodies to munch on all week. 

This weekend I made Christmas pillow cases for the Grandsons. I bought all this cute Grinch fabric on my last trip to Oklahoma with Brenda with this project in mind. So easy to make, so fun for the boys. 
And speaking of Grandsons, my Oklahoma family will be here in 2 more days. I have the boys beds made up with their new pillows. I mailed the remaining 2 pillow cases to my Grandsons in Texas who are not able to make it up for Turkey day.

Refrigerator art makes me smile, turkey courtesy of my Texas grandson Aiden :) 
Wishing safe travels to those who are driving to spend time with family, warm thoughts to all as we celebrate friends, family and so much to be thankful for!