It has been a long while since I have sewn. I really don't know why. In the past month, I visited my sister in Indianapolis, and moved my daughter, helped her clean, unpack and begin to decorate her new apartment. We have painted furniture, selected and assembled some furniture, and purchased and put various wall decorations around the rooms. We are so so happy she is in a nice neighborhood not too far from my husband's upbringing and in an apartment that has 7 closets which together would have fit in her the bedroom of her tiny studio.
Plus I did a thorough house clean as we had 2 contractors/interior designers in to look at the kitchen for our remodel. And as they are overbooked, it will be in spring before it can happen. We also did a major organizing of the basement and filled up a couple cars with items for donating including some unused furniture. Hooray! It feels good.
Then of course, we have had Thanksgiving. I made the whole traditional feast except with a turkey breast. The two pies were scrumptious: apple and amaretto pumpkin. We love Thanksgiving: the 3 Fs: family, food, and football. That is according to my dear daughter. Unfortunately, both my son and his wife worked and the kids spent time with their other grandparents and extended family in faraway Louisiana.
I have a couple of things just sitting and halfway done by the machine.
But I am starting on Christmas: lots of online shopping
and hopefully lots of fun projects.
I have Green Bay flannel plaid for some pajama pants for my daughter and husband.
I also have 2 navy shirts for my little boys to put reindeer on. I don't know how many years I can make matching outfits for them. ( ages 5 and 7)
I might make a couple different table runners for gifts.
Oh, I am starting on a exchange project for Pieceful Gatherings in Fox Lake, Illinois. ( Chicago suburb) https://www.piecefulgathering.com/ ( I could not find the starting kit on their website, as I ordered from their online sale. There is another one on scraps this Thursday morning, usually about 10:30.
And this week is the starting of other quilt a longs. I am not doing Bonnie Hunter's. 😢😪 I have done several and love all the parts. Her colors are so bright and fun this time and every time. It tempts me so. But I just struggle with the assembling and all the seams that come together in the points.
But Corrine and Cecile ( They are from France and on facebook!) will reveal their theme this week. I can't wait. I have completed 2 of them, assembled the top and started the quilting on one, and only started the piecing of last years.