Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Giving Thanks

Since my husband has retired, and my girls have grown up and moved away I have found that the holidays look a lot different than they used to.  Some years we go have our Thanksgiving somewhere else, some years we have different selections of family members, and this year it will mostly be just the two of us.  It doesn't make me any less thankful, but sometimes it does make me a little less busy!

I'm looking forward to the smell of roasting turkey, and a day of relaxing.  Plus I can sneak off to the sewing room with no guilt!

Sunday we had a big church Thanksgiving dinner - boy was that a lot of fun (and work...), it was potluck style and very much enjoyed by our church family!  So much food!

It was fun seeing the pictures pop up on facebook!  We are going to miss doing our Christmas Tea for the ladies in December this year, so it was great to do something for our church family.  

That pretty much wiped me out for the day, so I was glad that I got a lot of sewing time in on Saturday!  

 First of all I found my cutting table!  It's nice to have the whole thing clear for cutting borders!  My twin Twinkle Star quilts both got their borders sewn on.
 And I got the backings prepared and got both of these quilt basted.  Then I basted my log cabin challenge for Island Batik.  While I was on a roll I decided to baste my Savannah quilt (made in a class with Karla Alexander a year or so ago!)
 Now my pin cup is empty!  I guess it's time to do some quilting now.  I guess that means I need to get my sewing table cleared off too.  Maybe by the end of 2018 I'll manage to get the horizontal surfaces cleared off in my sewing room?  We'll have to see about that!  I'm just thankful I have a room to mess up.  So many have lost their homes and loved ones in the fires in California.  Hopefully, we'll have some rain soon. 

What are you most thankful for this week?  I am thankful for all of you who encourage me and make me feel like what I do is valued, it means a lot!  Thank you!


p.s.  I hear that my Barn Quilt design will be available soon!  Stay tuned!


Alison V. said...

I am very jealous of your church potluck! This is the first year where we won't be with family for Thanksgiving but we have been "adopted" for the day by our good friends nearby. I am thankful for my sweet and patient husband and my job -- even if it interferes with my sewing!

Sewgirl said...

I too am an empty nester but am lucky enough to have some extended family members living near enough to get together for the holidays...and my nephew has a new baby too. And like you say, there is always something to be thankful for. The holidays are definitely different, but that's ok too. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

LA Paylor said...

clear horizontal surfaces??? Don't be ridiculous lol! That's been on my to do list for the last 20 years!

Emily said...

I'm interested to see your Savannah quilt when it is finished. I completed that pattern earlier this year after letting it sit for years after a class. I am still not over my fear and dislike of curves. I hope you fared better!