Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Sweet Olive & Miss Dottie
First off I would like to welcome all the new members.  I hope you feel welcome and comfortable here...just think of me as a back-door friend - you are welcome to drop by any time.

I have accepted the fact that Winter is here to stay.  Yesterday I replaced our Fall quilt with a Log Cabin quilt we both love and use every year for Christmas.  There's nothing Christmasy about it, but we look forward to it every year.  Until recently I've not been one to make holiday-specific quilts.  Then I made a Wacky Web Halloween quilt a couple years ago and look forward to seeing it every year.  I may tackle a Christmas quilt for next year.  Another holiday I would like to celebrate with a quilt is the 4th of July.

Two more sleeps and it will be Thanksgiving.  We decided to have a small, stay-at-home celebration this year.  I will be cooking a turkey breast, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, fresh green beans with butter and almonds, fruit salad, homemade rolls and pumpkin and Dutch apple pies.  This will give us adequate leftovers that I shouldn't have to cook for a few days.  Over the long weekend I plan to bind my Dresden quilt and begin watching Downton Abbey.  I bought Series 1-3 and can't wait to get started!

Our family would need one full day to count our blessings.  We have the peace of God in our lives, good health, all our material needs are met and we have a loving family and good friends.  This summer Dottie & Olive, our two Scottish terriers, were added to our branch of the family and they have brought so much new life and joy to us. 

From my family to yours we wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Don't forget to count your blessings. 

1 comment:

  1. Barb, I'm always excited when I'm somehow reminded to get caught up on your blog entries. It makes me happy and anxious to someday meet up with you face to face.

    I sure hope that Jeff gets completely over his sinus problems and that you are now over yours and feeling better, too.

    Pray for our best buddy, Blondie - she's coping! I'm thankful for all our M* friends.