Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Turkey Day!

However you choose to spend it ;- )

Thanks to Calamity Kim for the lovely holiday postcard!

Of course, Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks for our blessings. I'm grateful for many, many things. Near the top of the list, however, are my internet friends. I would give you all a big hug if I could. I appreciate your friendship and support ~ all year long.

As I write this I expect DD will be hosting dinner for her in-laws in her little house. Our sons will be here, and their dad will cook. Sounds like we'll be eating roast beef instead of turkey this year. The guys don't care for turkey all that much; I happen to like it a lot. I'll miss having freshly roasted bird but don't blame DH for not wanting to prepare food he's not excited to eat.

DH would love to spend the day watching movies. I'd rather sew. Probably we'll meet somewhere in the middle. In the meantime I am thrilled to report that I have put borders on the Christmas round robin top, pieced up a back, and delivered the all the parts to my local long arm quilter!

Ta daa!

I had enough of the border print to cut binding strips from it too. This is all that's left:
(That's two pieces 2.75" wide by about 10" long and one 5" x 9" piece.)

It took some doing to find holiday prints in my stash that were big enough to use for backing fabric. I didn't want to get caught up in piecing a bunch of stuff together to make the back. I had a couple of pieces of yardage that were beautiful but had been purchased back in the days before I knew what a difference there is between cheap chain store fabrics and quilting cottons. Those will go to the thrift shop for someone else's holiday craft or decorating projects. I did eventually find two prints that worked together and make sense with the top. Now I just have to be patient while Heather works her magic. Time to turn my attention to one of my other WIP's!


  1. Mum very very rareluy cooks Turkey on Christmas Day - it's usually beef or lamb and, of course, gammon. DH wants beef this year instead of turkey, but the joints aren't the same over here as they are in the UK.

    Have a great time with your family and enjoy it.

  2. Now that "the meal" has been eaten and the dishes done, DH is in his workshop and I am headed to the quilt studio... at least for a while!

    I think we're going to give up on the turkey routine next year ~ we cook turkey several times a year, so this one isn't the big deal it was when I was little and the only time we ever had it was on Thanksgiving.

    Enjoy your day!

  3. Turkey doesn't excite me, either. It's all the side dishes I like. Love the Christmas RRtop. It's jolly.


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