Thursday, November 24, 2011

Gobble Gobble!

Oh, please ... i can barely move at this point.  I didn't eat a LOT ... not really a whole lot ... just a bit of this and that and some more of that ... I am sooooo full!  

I moved away from the traditional turkey this year and did a roasted chicken with vegetables, but of course had to do the traditional side dishes ... home made cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing (i have the BEST crock pot dressing recipe!!), corn pudding, sweet potato casserole without those marshmellows thank you ... and the very healthy green beans ... and i haven't even gotten to the pumpkin or pecan pie.  Geez ... you'd think we were never going to cook for the rest of the year.  Why do we do this?  Well, as my husband says, "Because you like to do it!"  OK OK ... I do enjoy the cooking.  I spend so much time quilting that I seldom cook anymore, so when I get a chance I go for the gusto.  Here's wishing all a very thankful Thanksgiving!
I do have several quilts done but I won't post a picture until the customers see them first.  So hang in there ... one is a vintage quilt and I several more of those waiting for me.  These quilts are just so pretty!  And I'm learning that there really isn't anything new (pattern-wise) in piecing, just new ways to do it.


Here is my Christmas quilt that I did this fall.  Just in time, right??  And Larry made me a hanger to hang it on our wall.  I love this quilt.  It's Down Winterberry Lane by Whimsicals.  I pieced and quilted it, and did use some metallic threads for the first time.  And Max the Millennium LOVED those metallics!!