Sunday, November 24, 2013

Now where was I...

... oh yes.  Away from posting... and reading my favorite blogs! 

So good to be back!  I especially missed being able to stay caught up with what everyone else has been doing!  As all of you have wondered, I too, am asking, "where is the year going?"

My Mom's 90th birthday party was wonderful!  It was a whirlwind of activities that included visiting with aunts, uncles, and cousins that I haven't seen in way to many years, lots of cooking, and lots of eating!  The days we spent together flew by much to quickly, and before I knew it I was heading back to Iowa, driving in a mini snowstorm through Wisconsin and Illinois, arriving back home to my one-eyed cat who let me know he was not happy that I left him ALONE for five days!  (Yes, he had plenty of food and water!)

Since getting back home, my sewing mojo has been dormant.  I'm making progress on the Christmas ornaments I'm making for my grand kids, but that's about it.  Looking for my sewing mojo... has anyone seen it?

With Thanksgiving approaching, I thought I would share a couple of projects I made a few years ago, to welcome my favorite holiday. 

I made this table topper in 2005.  It was my first time working with
 Heat 'n Bond.  I wish I would have spent a bit more time with the
 blanket stitches... My friend Aimee did a wonderful job stippling!

This is an old Country Threads pattern.  I made this in 2006,
using brushed flannel and homespun fabrics.  I did all the
machine quilting myself... don't look to close...
I was really winging it!

My schedule at work has changed and I will be working longer hours from now until after the New Year.  Blogging will take a back seat to other priorities.  I will continue to drop in on my favorite blogs as often as time allows, and hope to get a few more posts in on my own. 

Wishing all of my readers a Happy Thanksgiving!  Enjoy the splendor of the day with your families and friends!