Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas Sewing and Thanksgiving Preparations

My Christmas sewing is moving right along. I finished hand quilting, and binding, this little number and made the bindings for 3 more, which are also to that stage.
I got 2 of them sewed on the front and they are ready to be hand stitched down in front of evening television.
I filled my candy dish with Bliss Meltaways....they truly are bliss...and stitched the next miniature on my list. These adorable American Jane fabrics are wonderful!
I need to mark and baste it and it will be ready for the hoop. I love this pattern by Thimbleberries and have made this block 2 other times. Once as a wallhanging and once as a block in my sister's quilt. Both times I screwed up the piecing of mirror imaged sections. This time I was very careful and had no mistakes!! I may use this pattern to make another one on my list!
I was blessed to see my grandkids over the weekend. They are getting so big!!!

I will have them for an entire weekend in mid December. I am looking forward to it! I bought Emerson a little dolly with a pacifier, bottle, and diapers for my house. She has been playing with dinosaurs and cars! All the baby toys are boy related as I did not have Charlotte until she was older. Emerson will be happy to have a new baby doll on Thanksgiving!
Speaking of Thanksgiving.......
I am working on getting ready for dinner for 30! I love hosting Thanksgiving, but I am afraid I am not at all organized this year. My mom and I did get all the shopping done yesterday. We got to the store and I asked her if she had the list. She looked at me and said, "I thought you had it"....we had to scramble right there in the aisle and make out our menu and shopping list. I hope we got it all!!!! Tomorrow is cleaning day and also making the dips, pies, fruit salad, and cakes, along with anything else that can be done ahead of time. Darn it! I just remembered we forgot the Jello!
I pray all of my American friends have a blessed Thanksgiving!!!
I am most thankful for my God, my family, and my friends!!!

10 comments:

Nancy said...

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Bren... I am cooking for 8 this year and no jello on the menu...

Found this for my grandkids to do while we put dinner on the table.

http://partysupplieshut.com/placenamecards/thanksgiving.pdf

Susan said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Bren! We're celebrating with other American friends on Thursday. I'm glad I just have to take rolls and a dessert (one sugar-free for me, too!). I'm sure your meal will turn out great; try not to stress and just enjoy the day and your family! :)

Your Christmas sewing looks like it's coming right along. You always make the prettiest things - thanks for sharing them with us!

julieQ said...

Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving, Bren! I love your blind farmer...and your lovely wallhangings.

Niki RuralWritings said...

I am in awe of how much sewing you are getting done! The Bliss Chocolate looks pretty good too!!!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving Bren and enjoy!
hugs
Niki

Crispy said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you to my friend :0) You have been so productive on the quilting front. I'm cooking the whole thing too, but it will just be Bob and me, we love all the leftovers LOL. The kids are getting so big!!
Meltaways....yummmmm.....

Crispy

Debi said...

I love your wall hangings..they are awesome. I am NOT cooking this year..my brother the Chef invited everyone to his place...Yahoo!

Copper's Wife said...

You have really been getting a ton of sewing/quilting done! I'm impressed!

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

You are getting all kinds of sewing done. It looks great. I love that Thimbleberries pattern. The grandbabies are as adorable as usual. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Many blessings, Karen

Donetta said...

happy thanksgiving

Rose Marie said...

You have been very busy and what gorgeous minis you have made.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and I can just smell all that yummy food.