First, for your amusement, my cat Jack:
I am a day late posting about that but I hope everyone had a wonderful turkey day. It was just my immediate family here at my house but I thought I would show you our bird. It was a beauty, and HUGE!! DH gets a turkey every year from work. We have a few left overs, LOL.
I am thankful for my family and for all the things God has blessed me and mine with. My dad is still around and very active, I have 3 healthy, happy and relatively productive kids, my health is good and so is my DH's, all 5 cats and the dog are doing well and we have a home and food to eat and enough fabric to keep me going for a long time. My family wanted me to relax a little more than I usually do (read that I'm just a little bit of a control freak, according to my family) and when I am stressing they are stressing so they banned me from the kitchen. Oh Dear!! What was I supposed to do all day? Well, sew of course! I got out a project that I wanted to get done (read on my UFO list) and I got the center of it finished tonight. I was able to get all but the last row sewn on. I do need to do the borders but will cut those and sew them tomorrow I think. I used Moda Swanky turnovers with white and the border and binding will be made from a jelly roll of Swanky too.
Swanky is such a cheerful line it was hard to continue to have slightly hurt feelings when I was sewing this top. I had been talking to LTW awhile ago and told her of my desire to do some leader and ender projects while sewing and she generously donated some 2.5" x 5" coins for me to use. I just loved the fabrics and there were 3 sets that kind of went together. I chose the one that had fabrics by 3 Sisters. Those coins needed to be added to to make yet another small coin quilt (Moda Bakeshop pattern). I had done the Designer Mystery Sampler and had a little of some of those fabrics left over so decided to see if I could make up the difference. Well, I was having so much fun I finished all the coins today! I will cut the sashing tomorrow too. Then it will probably be time to put the machine away until after Christmas. I think I am going to start an Etsy and put the coin quilt in there once it is finished.
I realize that I can be a little bit (really quite a bit) of a control freak sometimes. I do like things done a certain way. I try really hard not to get too bossy. I have had 2 incidents recently and am wondering "Is it really me?" I am thinking of trying to simplify my life and will be making some changes come January so stay tuned!