Monday, November 26, 2012


Thanksgiving leftovers are gone ~ not a smidgen of pumpkin pie left for my breakfast today.  I have a love/hate relationship with turkey:  I love it the day it's cooked and for sandwiches the next day.  After that, I think the meat gets an 'off' taste and I don't care for it.  So I had my beloved post-Thanksgiving sandwich of turkey breast, mayonnaise and cranberry sauce on white bread.  I boiled the turkey carcass and have the broth and meat in the freezer for soup later this winter.

Yesterday we put up the Christmas tree ~ well, it's most of the way up.  I'm not thrilled with where we put it this year and think I may try to scoot it across the room without 'undecorating' it.  This is one of the perils of downsizing to a smaller home!  I will post pictures when I get it settled in the right spot. 

Speaking of Christmas trees, do you remember the ceramic trees with little plastic ornaments on the tips?  My mother made me one about 20 years ago after she showed me hers and I said it was cute.  She made me the large one (about 18 inches tall without the base) and put ever so many ornaments of all shapes on it.  Then before she gave it to me she decided to glue the ornaments on (she used a glue gun).  Yesterday I unearthed the tree, removed the loose ornaments and gave everything a good bath in the kitchen sink.  It wasn't the ordeal I thought it would be and, after replacing the ornaments it looks pretty nice.  I think it will sit in our entry way this year as a reminder of how much Mom is missed and her love for everything crafty. 

If you are wondering if I've become a non-quilter, no need to worry.  Over the weekend I made a stack of half-square triangle blocks large enough for a Queen quilt.  It will be a chevron quilt eventually....

I'm not a blue person, but I have a love for blue/white quilts ~ actually I admire two-color quilts in general.  After the blue chevron is done I may do a red/white quilt.  This is an oriental-inspired print called Harmony.

Today is Cyber Monday - the counterpart to Black Friday.  Enjoy the shopping in your jammies!

Wishing you a day filled with Peace & Plenty!    Barb


  1. Barb, I have the same exact tree that I made for my Mom about 45 years ago when I attended a ceramics that she's gone, I think of her often when I have it out for the holidays...Carol

  2. Oh my! My mother in law made my husband and myself a Christmas tree just like yours!! It has a little light bulb inside sitting on the stand. It looks identical to yours. That is so funny!!! I always put it on my kitchen table, which is surrounded by three long windows, so everyone can see my tree.
    Cracked me up when I saw you had one, too!!!! My MIL made one for everyone in the family in the 80s or 90s. Can't remember because I wasn't around then.