Thursday, November 24, 2016



Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. 

Two pumpkin pies just came out of the oven and our house smells wonderful.  We will be spending the afternoon with friends and eating with them and their large family ~~ so many that our meal will be held in a community room.  That's what happens when there are 11 children in a family and they grow up and have families of their own!

We broke with tradition this year and partially put up our Christmas tree last night.  Tonight we will add the ornaments and officially kick off the Christmas season.  My husband LOVES our Christmas tree and the whole season of friendship, sharing, good food and gifts.  We don't buy gifts for each other but for children and families that are having a difficult time making ends meet.   

 Wishing Thanksgiving Blessings from our family to yours.

Friday, November 11, 2016


Today is the day we take time to honor our veterans and thank them for their service to our country.  This day also makes me remember my Dad who fought in WWI and the Korean War.  He was a patriot to the end.

My sewing room is beginning to look a bit like Santa's workshop with parts of several projects in stacks everywhere.  I got up extra early today to do some machine embroidery before the household woke up but my machine had an issue and I had to take it apart to find the nest of thread that had built up in the works.  It's working fine now.

I like to think of this mess as creative chaos!
Wishing everyone a wonderful day.  Remember to thank a veteran for their service.