Monday, November 22, 2010
All of us at the Quilt and Needle would like to wish you all out in blog land, a very Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your day is full of family, friends, good food and lots of laughter.
Here at the homestead, it's just going to be my little family of five. There is only one of us who likes dark meat, but most of it goes in the freezer, and then eventually to the dogs. So we decided to go with a half a turkey this year, the white half :) It's going to be odd cooking just the breast/back. But I'm sure it will be tasty. We have all the fixings ready, and my dd and I will be cooking up a storm on Wednesday, getting all the pies and breads made or ready to go in the oven on Thursday.
On the quilting front; I did the Oct mystery quilt in Christmas colors. I only did the medallion part of it, as my Christmas stash pile is sadly lacking. It's very scrappy, I made it with the 10" layer cakes that we swapped last year. It's a another great mystery, and you can still buy the pattern!
I think this would look great on the table, as a table cloth. But I will eventually quilt it and give it to my Mom. One of the red fabrics I used has a silouette of Elvis Presley, and she's always been a fan.
My practicing on the machine quilting is going well. Here is a small tree skirt I made.
And my pink baby quilt I was working on is just about done. I just need to do the binding. And decide if I want to quilt in the small border.
I have a laptop bag pattern I am working on. As well as a few more quilt patterns. I hope by the New Year I'll be ready to start selling some things. Wish me luck!
And I've finished piecing a top for one of our charity groups. This is a lovely pattern. My dh really like the color combo's.
The picture at the top of the blog is of our first snow fall of the season. We got 4" over the weekend. And now it's almost all gone. But we are expecting more this coming weekend. It's going to be fun having a white Christmas for once.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Till next time~