Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Let The Holiday's Begin

Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away and the preparations are well underway. The shopping is done and the menu is planned. More fresh fruits and veggies along with a nice garden salad are being added. Cute little poster but so UNTRUE. I am getting rid of as many preservatives as I can. A new ranch dressing recipe has become a big favorite here.1 c mayo
1/2 c sour cream
1 teaspoon minced onion
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon chopped chives
2 teaspoons dried or fresh parsley
buttermilk til desired consistency
Makes 1 pint

The kids and I enjoyed a nice workout this morning. We walked a mile with Leslie Sansone. Zach had taken his jammie shirt off and tied it around himself "Rambo" style. Too cute.That only took 20 minutes, even though it made me sweat and got my heart rate up there. The kids worked on their math while I continued with a Pilate's circle workout and my daily 100 crunches.
With only a 3 pound weight loss in the last 2 weeks, I need to step things up a bit.
I spent some time in my sewing room over the weekend.This mess will need to be cleaned up today. The entire upstairs is getting cleaned. I did get some good progress. The apron is finished and wrapped, ready to be given for a birthday gift on Thanksgiving day.This bag was created...I really like this one. It is a Galena fabric...one I bought on my trip last spring.These squares got cut and are ready to be stitched into a special gift for Christmas.
The Amish table runner is basted and in the hoop, ready to be hand quilted. A set of Christmas coasters are made up and another set ready to stitch. Things are moving right along in the sewing department. Until Thanksgiving is over, only hand quilting will take place.
Well, this upstairs area is not going to clean itself. I love my home, but it can get messy very easily. How does that happen? It must be the kids, cause it can't be ME!!!

Praying your Thanksgiving is blessed!!!!


Niki RuralWritings said...

Praying for a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving for all your family Bren!

Vanessa said...

Figures I'd see a comment left by my mom :)

Happy Thanksgiving Bren!!

- Vanessa

SuBee said...

100 crunches a DAY???? Oh my, Bren - that's amazing. I don't think I could do 100 crunches in a week, LOL!
The apron is so pretty - did you use a pattern for that or make your own?

Winona said...

Looks like you are doing great, much better than I am. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I have my turkey thawing. I'll make Kevin an apple pie tomorrow. He also wants mashed potatoes, white gravy, and noodles. We will definitely be in a carb fog by the end of the day Thurs. LOL

Linda said...

I love the fabric you're using in the apron. Hope you have an abundantly blessed Thanksgiving... oh and thank you for your very kind words about Jenna's big day, they were treasured.

Donetta said...

Hello, What a nice time with the kids. I was praying for you earlier this morning when I was sewing. That your wisdom will be at hand while nurturing Charlotte. That was my prayer.
I hope your thanksgiving overwhelms you with a grateful heart.

Andrea Cherie said...

Cute print on the apron! I love that you always post pics of your messy sewing room! It means your creative juices are flowing!

Copper's Wife said...

Your projects are all beautiful!

Wishing you and your sweet family a blessed Thanksgiving, my friend.

Debi said...

What an adorable print on the apron. Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.

Love Bears All Things said...

I am glad I'm not the only one who messes up while being creative. That's the beauty of having our own space. We can clean it when we're ready but while we're working, we can just leave it until the next time.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!
Mama Bear