Saturday, November 19, 2016

Sew Sew Sewing and Still Thankful

I am still busy sewing but things should be winding down soon.  My pillowcase 'wrappers' are almost done, the fluffy pillow (by request of my granddaughter) is finished for my Grand Dog and the catnip mouse for my Grand Cat.   I made another table runner, finished one last tote and zipper bag set, and one more little purse tonight but I still need to put backing on my table runners since the fabric I ordered hasn't arrived yet.   I want to make a nightshirt and I have put that off until I'm able to clear away all the other projects since I will need the whole table to layout, cut and pin, and I need the table for Thanksgiving dinner in between the small projects and the nightshirt.  So the end of the to-do list is in sight -- I need to put backing on 2 table runners, which will be done in an afternoon once the fabric arrives, and make one (or two) nightshirt(s), which might take a bit longer.  And then, unless I add more projects, which wouldn't surprise anyone who knows me, I'll be done!   Well, I'll be done with the Must Do sewing part, anyway.  There is still a stack of unfinished sewing projects that need my attention.
It continues to be a busy month.  Last week my guy's daughter was in town for a visit, which meant that he had all three of his adult kids here at the same time, an event that gets more rare the older they get.   We had an early Thanksgiving together, and of course that was fun.  My Michigan kids will be with in-laws for Thanksgiving, so we will have our family's turkey feast the weekend after.   Clearly, like it or not,  this is going to be a month with LOTS of turkey.  I'm already planning to freeze some turkey pies, because we have already eaten our way through pots of turkey tetrazzini, turkey-cheese-bacon melts and turkey soup!

Our search and rescue group was called out on another search this week, for another 2-year old boy who was, thank goodness, found safely about 4 hours after he wandered away.   The day the child went missing, in only a diaper, we had sunny 70 degree weather, a rarity here in Mid Michigan in Mid November.   The temperatures plummeted later that day and it snowed the next, so it was the best possible missing person event.

My grandkids had their strings concert today -- one plays violin and the other plays cello -- so what a lot of fun!  It is truly amazing to me to hear how much these young kids have learned in their few years of study.  And my grandson just turned 12!  The years go by much too fast.  But I have so much to celebrate.    During these challenging times in our world, it is good to remember those blessings and to hold close the warmth of family and loved ones.


Kim@Snug Harbor said...

You are a flurry of activity and it all sounds good and filled with happiness. I am thrilled for you. xo

Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

Barbara said...

My goodness that's a lot of sewing. Here's a link to my favorite after-Thanksgiving way to use leftover turkey (and cranberries!). You can use bacon in place of the pancetta: