11/25/10

Happy Thanksgiving...updated

8:40pm
Second seating is over and the third bunch of dishes is washed. My best friend was here for a wee bit of leftovers.

I'm thankful that I had an almost perfect day. We all got along. We ate good food. We laughed, we loved, we feel miserable. Together.

Hope yours was perfect, too.

Lane






2pm

Well, the first seating in our traditional day of feasting is over. Next, my favorite part, dessert and coffee. And, then, my best friend is coming over and we're having LEFTOVERS, which for everyone not celebrating the day is half the fun of this particular holiday. Days of turkey sandwiches, and plates piled high and re-heated.


When I was younger, maybe 15 years ago, there was this big push to not waste any part of the turkey. We'd make turkey pot pies and turkey with bbq sce and sandwiches with stuffing and cranberry sauce...uhh, no, that's a new thing I like. And, when it was all done, we'd boil the carcass and make soup with carrots and potatoes. I don't like to waste, but I'm actually pretty glad that Rob isn't into that. It gives me an excuse not to feel guilty about tossing it when we're tired of it.


Anyway, toodles. Rob is napping in front of the TV and I'm going to work on those other 70 sets for the mystery quilt. lw




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8:30am


Good morning! If you're in the U.S., you're probably preparing for the first big feast of the season. I know I am.



I had planned to post much earlier, but I woke to a bird that was still an ice cube and spent an hour massaging cold water through him to soften him up and by the time I finished that, it was time to start some other things. So, the ovens are busy and I'm taking a short break to with everyone a great day and to celebrate with all of you, this blog. I so much appreciate my followers and really enjoy our conversations and sharing my life with you and reading from you about your lives.

Take care of yourselves, start no fires unless you intend to, may your yams not stick to the pan.

And, everyone else...Happy Thursday!

I leave you with the only holiday quilt I have other than cmas quilts. Sydney and I made these little turkeys a couple years ago and she gave hers to her Grandma.






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10:30 am

So, I let them talk me out of cleaning the kitchen yesterday. We wanted to do something family on our first day off together and decided to go antiquing. We found out that all the stores are closed on Weds. Not because of the holiday. That's their normal schedule and because we normally only go on the weekends, we'd never noticed. But, now we know. 50 miles each way for lunch. And, when we got back, I said, all I have left to do is clean the countertops and Rob made a face and Sydney said, "why do you act like the President is coming?" Because.







But, I decided they knew best and instead, I made one hundred of the strip sets for Bonnie Hunter's Roll Roll Cotton Boll mystery.






And, prepped to make the rest.





When I walked into the kitchen this morning and realized I was going to be in there ALL DAY I decided I needed to go ahead and do a little more cleaning. So, that was an hour I could have been relaxing this morning.




And, Sydney looked up pies and decided she wanted to make a last minute entry. But, when I told her she'd have to roll her own crust because I don't roll crust anymore, she wandered back to the computer and looked at dog pictures.




Back to it.


Lane

8 comments:

Becky said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. I LOVE the Turkey Quilt! Enjoy your day!

Pati said...

Happy Thanksgiving Lane! I love your turkey quilt! Have a great day!

Coloradolady said...

Happy Thanksgiving Lane!! I hope you, Rob and Sydney have a wonderful day......I really LOVE my squares ;) They are wonderful!!! I am thankful, ever so thankful to have met you my friend on the world wide net!!!! You are a blessing!!

lw said...

Happy thanksgiving! Now I've got to go clean my counters...

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

The turkey quilt or square looks very cute. And your greeenhouse is set up very nice also. Have a good holiday............TALLULAH'S

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Happy Thanksgivng Lane to you and your family.

Im about to have vegemite on toast for breakfast!

Coloradolady said...

Lane, I forgot to say, I am doing the mystery too and am super excited about it! I got the first part done the day after she posted it and can hardly wait for part two!! I am feeling good about having the courage to do it!!! I love Bonnie's Quilts.....only problem with me, you should see the STACKS of fabrics I pulled....way more than she said...but how can you have TOO much scrappy!!!!!

andsewon said...

Oh my goodness look at your pretty tables all set!!Sounds like a perfect family day!!Cute turkey quilts and so nice to have made them with your daughter! I have my strips ready to sew up then cut for round one of Cotton Boll!! Promising to only use what I have on hand! Best get too it!
Happy Day After!! Turkey sammie for us later today!!!
Hugs,
Lola