We awoke this morning to a postcard photo world. Just gorgeous!
After church, Kati, Zach, and his sister Tekoa came over for lunch and a great afternoon of just being together.
For lunch we had roasted potatoes, parsnips, carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower along with a wild rice dish and a tossed salad. It was an insane amount of delicious food and we were all too full to consider a fruit salad dessert. But I got so involved in company and food that I forgot to take a photo so you could enjoy it with us. I’ll try to do better next time.
This year the boys received a between gift. For two of them it was between the birthday and Christmas. For the one in blue – today IS his birthday, so it wasn’t a late birthday and early Christmas like the other two boys. They had told me their favorite colors this past summer and seemed genuinely pleased with them. They should have a good time with them as they can make a list of everything on the quilt or one can call out something and the other can find it. I’m sure they are imaginative enough to have fun with them.
I hope the day was all you had hoped it to be and a great beginning to the holiday season. We have much for which to be thankful and that goof to remember as from now until 2015, it will be hurry, scurry. and easy to forget how much we already have.
We had a lovely family gathering at Jen and Bob’s place.
And then we got so involved, we forgot to take more photos.
I’m praying you had a great beginning to the holiday season as well. Will you do black Friday or stay home out of other people’s way?
This quilt is for a foster child that has recently been returned to his mother, but still has a lot of contact with his foster parents. I offered to make the quilt before we knew he would be going home so soon. I just finished it and they will be able to give it to him for Christmas.
After church, we came home and had delicate squash boat halves with Quinoa and kale in them. Last summer there were so many squash in the garden, we couldn’t eat them all, so I cut them in half, took out the seeds, cooked, and froze them. We added a tossed salad
For dessert, I had made a fruit salad with apples, bananas, mandarin oranges, and pineapple (make sure the pineapple juice covers the other fruits to keep them from getting brown) I drained the pineapple juice, put it in the blender with cashews to make a cashew cream and added it and blueberries to the salad. Delicious meal!
The socks are still progressing very slowly. I’m on row 27 of 65-70 for the leg part.
Today’s addition to the family. The woman who had these has to find homes for nearly all her animals and was having trouble finding someone who knew how to raise ducklings this small and who would not eat them as adults. You know who was chosen. So these darling, messy little ones, who will be 2 weeks tomorrow, have come here to live. Now I’m praying for an early spring so they can go out with the other ducks and enjoy grass and the pond.
I spent most of the day on the quilt and ended up taking out part of the last row because I didn’t check tension after putting on a new spool of thread. I am learning many things – like how to find positions after breaking thread, after running out of bobbin thread, out of running out of upper thread, and a myriad of other things. I have people tell me that I am cheating using a computer with my quilting machine. They have no idea how much learning that comes with it.
My goal is to get them bound and off in the Mail by Tuesday.