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!

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