Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

We celebrated Thanksgiving last Sunday. (That way, the kids can spend today with their in-laws and they don't have to run to two places in one day!) All the kids and grandkids were here, along with my brother and sister in law and their son and his fiance. Food was great, company even better! And I was really thankful that the oven quit working on Monday instead of Sunday! yeah -- the igniter went out Monday, so repairman was here yesterday afternoon putting a new one in.

JR doesn't know what to do with himself when we have all this company. He wants everyone to pet him and rub his tummy, but he avoids the grandkids like the plague -- I'm not sure he knows what to expect from them.

So, having the celebration on Sunday, that leaves today for Bill and I to spend as we wish. And guess what I did! I quilted! This is a friend's quilt that I spent all day working on today. She has some great fabric and lots of eye candy while I'm quilting. This is the first Christmas quilt of the season. I used a pantograph called "Christmas Holly" by Patricia Ritter. I like the panto, but it was printed a little off-kilter on the paper, so I need to go back and straighten it for the next time I use it. I just adjusted as I went along today.

And isn't this a fun backing fabric Kris used?! All I have left to do is remove the basting in the ditches of the borders. My plan for tomorrow is to actually finish the auction quilt for AJ's preschool fundraiser. I have the blocks put together, but need to do borders.

On a sad note, David M Bailey is a 12 year survivor of the same type of brain tumor that Steve has. David is a singer/songwriter/poet extraordinaire. Last week he had surgery to remove a cyst and tumor in the same spot as his first tumor and it was confirmed as a GBM -- the recurrent cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with him as he begins a new round in the fight against this insidious disease.
We have a lot to be thankful for and are truly thankful for everything.
Family and friends, food and shelter, and mostly good health.
Having leftover turkey and the trimmings for dinner tonight -- no cooking, just reheating! And we ate the rest of everything except for the turkey, which I put in the freezer today. We had just enough leftovers this year!

1 comment :

Screen Door said...

Great Photo!!! I loved your gratitudes... including the quilting one....