Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

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.
Our turkey
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 close upSwanky center

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.
Christmas coins
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!


DAWNIE said...

What a cute cat - am so glad that he finally manged to get some though. They are really lovely companions and like the saying goes - they always get the best seat in the house.

Allie said...

LOL - Jack cracked me up!!! I was very glad to see he finally got to share in the dinner.
You've been so productive! And Pam, you, a control freak? Nah. How fun though to sit and sew all day - you've got me thinking already for next year. I'll have to try Pam's sure-fire method of playing in the sewing room all day while others cook. Love your quilts girl!

Gina said...

Oh you cruel owner. Poor Jack. LOL

Glad you had a good Thanksgiving

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Mary said...

I like being in control too but sewing rather than cooking sounds like a good trade off. Love the coins!

Crispy said...

What a lovely way to get you out of everyone's hair....sewing. I wish someone did that for me LOL. I like things done my way too, if it's a perfect way, then that's the way it should be done LOL.


Quiltluver said...

Your Jack looks so much like my Red that they could be brothers. Red lives to beg for people food.

dianne said...

huh ... i don't think there is anyone in my family foolish enough to try to ban me from the kitchen - they know i would not step foot in it (except to raid the fridge) ever again - ha ha ha!

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