I can’t believe it is Thanksgiving week. Before we know it Christmas will be right on our door steps. I love the Thanksgiving holiday. It is much more low key then Christmas and you really have time to think about all the things you are thankful for. I have given my list many times over the last four years so won’t bore you with it again, but the list gets longer each year not shorter. I think as we get a little long in the tooth we realize just how much we do have to be thankful for, not that young folks aren’t but older folks have more history under their belt so’s to speak.
This morning in church we had a special speaker from Kenya that is a pastor, college professor and runs an orphanage the later being his primary endeavor. They have over 400 youngsters in their orphanage to feed, clothe, love and care for. Aids has ravaged that country leaving more orphans then can be possibly cared for so they turn into street kids and don’t have a lot to be thankful for this year. I hope you all will join me, and I know you will, and take a few moments before the Thanksgiving feast that we all will be enjoying and say a prayer for these many youngsters that are living without the simplest of necessities in life. Thank you!
I have been trying to finish up some projects in my sewing room. It seems like I start something, run into a problem, then don’t finish it. A new day is dawning! I am going to finish these UFO’s…………hopefully.
I have Miss T’s quilt finished and ready to be sent out to the quilters. I got the pattern out of a book that my buddy Needled Mom sent me a few months ago.
Here are a few more things I am working on getting finished. These poor pumpkins don’t even have their mouths put on yet.
This one I started last year and ran into a problem and didn’t finish. One way or another it is going to be finished this year. Even if I have to get creative and finish it other then the way it’s supposed to be as I can’t figure that part out……..
This is another wall hanging that I didn’t finish two years ago. I worked on that last evening for a few hours and it’s looking better all the time.
This is a new one I saw in a new magazine and liked so started it before I even got the others done…….there is no hope for me…..It’s a quilt with 26 different trees on it.
Also have a new gadget that I have been playing around with. I love gadgets, I must confess. Especially when I can figure out how to use them. This one is very simple, you just pick out your die and fabric and turn the handle and it comes out the other side all cut out. Easy peasey!
It also will cut out strips to use in your quilts, different patterns like Drunkard’s Path and many, many more. There is some waste like there is when you fussy cut something but I think it is worth it to have the things come out so nicely. I dream of projects that I can do with this thing. And no, no one is paying me to talk about this, I just like it, but I wish they were! :o) It is a Go by Accuquilt. I will be posting the projects I come up with!
Mr. D spent a couple days with us and he delights in whipping me at air hockey. I told him to put his head down while I took the picture in keeping with the no face rule. :o( Don’t you love the mural in the play room? It was done by a friend of mine and I think it is the cutest thing.
Guess I will get back down in the sewing room and get some work done while the Hubs, Son and Mr. D are at the Patriot’s game in Boston. I’m going to watch the game from the comfort of my recliner, a cat in my lap and a bowl of pop corn...ahhhhhhhh…….
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Posted by Midlife Mom at 1:24 PM