|Sweet Olive & Miss Dottie|
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.