I really pushed it today to get this done. And except for the binding and the clean up, it is done. Below is a portion of the back. I found it to be challenging to switch back and forth from one design to another and then to have them going at different angles on the quilt.
It’s been bright and sunny and COLD here. There is nothing I could want badly enough to stand in those lines in this cold. Instead, I went to the gym, put another quilt on the machine, caught up on some email, and did some furniture rearranging so we can enjoy the fireplace. Above you see our three grandsons with the fleece Seahawk caps I made them.
And here are the turkey veggie platters Christian and I put together. One has a cheese ball, the other has hummus.
And I had this in my pile of recipes, so I don’t know where it came from, except the internet.
Our daughter and her husband just remodeled and had this huge granite serving counter put in. It is absolutely the best for serving our large family and friends.
And lastly, here is a candid shot of DH and myself, courtesy of daughter.
Mr. Gobbles is one happy turkey today. He gets to keep on strutting and entertaining us and our visitors. He along with us hopes that each of you has had a very Happy Thanksgiving, filled with thanks for all the Lord has given us.
I did get time to knit a bit on these summer socks and have now started the toes. They should soon be done.
Today we had company and tomorrow we are company. So no sewing has been done. I went to the gym this morning and then to the grocery store, where I succumbed to a pair of beautiful poinsettia plants. I made lunch and we had a great visit. Christian and I arranged 2 veggie platters to look like turkeys, but they have gone to be part of tomorrow’s meal. So perhaps I can get a photo before they get eaten.
with lots of rain and traffic on our way to downtown Seattle to the foot and ankle Dr. and the anesthesiologist pre-op.
The office and the scene from the window
Here are the views of my current ankle. The medical team needs to remove the three top screws and patch a lot of what looks dark behind the white which looks like an old fashioned phone receiver on the left. So the procedure is to drill a small hole in the top of the tibia (bone that runs down the front of the leg), take some of that interior bone, grind it to powder and mix it with inert bone, then insert it into the area that needs more bone because it has worn away from the friction of the hardware. Because this is living bone, they expect it will reproduce where needed. At least this is the plan for next Wednesday, which has worked well for many patients. They are hoping that it will work well for me as well. They will not know until they try it. If it does not work, they will have to go back in and replace the entire business. I know what I want. I do not know what God thinks will be best for me.
This is a mere 3 hour or more, depending on how it goes, operation. And I am so blessed to live at a time and place where this can happen so that I can continue to walk.
So after this morning visit, we decided to stop for lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant which was new to us, and found the food to be very good.
Tonight, I’m tired, and just making lists. Then, tomorrow we will have company. and Thanksgiving is elsewhere. Oh, how fast the days go!
No photos today because you know what paper looks like. I spent a good share of the afternoon taking inventory of what was completed last year and was surprised to find that the items on my list were not what I completed most of. In fact, there were many items completed that weren’t even thought of yet. They were items that came across my path that I sidetracked to do. Still lists are good because without direction, I waste too much time, This year’s inventory so far is completed and I have started the lists of what I want to accomplish in each department next year.
I will have a list for quilting, knitting, crocheting, sewing, dolls, garden, embroidery, learning new skills, exercise, and maybe others. Then I will divide those by months. I know that the goals will not all be met, in fact more probably will not be met, than will be met. But oh, how much more will get done than if I didn’t have lists.
Do you make lists? If you do, let’s share and if you don’t, try a small list. You might find it makes a difference in your life.
The Broken Arrow quilt is done!. It has been washed and dried and is ready for snuggles.
I joined Craftsy some time ago and purchased Joan Hawley’s class on “Zip it up” zipper techniques. This has to be the easiest zipper I have ever put in. I made this little “Runaround” bag to add to the tote for daughter’s birthday today. She loved both bags. Let me explain how being in a hurry helped – NOT!
First, because I watched the video awhile back, I didn’t bother to read the instructions or re-watch the video – that was the beginning of my hurry. So I put the zipper on-inside out, took it out, and started over. Glanced at instructions and put all the pieces together. then I sewed the strap to the inside, fixed that. Now, the outside back pocket is in the inside. And I knew better, but being in a hurry, I didn’t think. I just told her that I put a pocket inside. So much for a hurry. Please tell me you do things like this as well. I love reading your comments,which make me think we’re having a conversation.
This was the lovely view coming down the hill to our home this morning after my workout at the gym. We live just over the hill you see at the end of the road.
This is my end of the week knitting report for 11/20/15. I now have two pair of socks that are past the instep and ready to be finished when I don’t have to think. Someday soon, I’ll get a finish. A good time to do mindless knitting is when I’m a passenger in a car.
And I was a passenger this afternoon when we delivered all the little hats to the children’s hospital. Instead, I slept. That didn’t get much knitting done. Along with these hats, Bill crocheted 30 little hats. His hats took a lot more effort than mind did.
It has been a good week. Finishes included the monogrammed pumpkins which have been delivered for Thanksgiving, the owls for the boys, the pillow for one birthday, 2 pillowcases for the other, a tote for yet another birthday, and the quilting on a quilt that has waited for over a year. I’ve tried to get things done by today, since Sunday starts a week filled with a birthday lunch, appointments, and Thanksgiving. And the next week is surgery. So this may be the end of much productivity for a while.
It is mostly quilted. I still need to turn it and do the borders on the sides. Maybe Sunday. Next week will be a short week for making items as there is a day’s doctor visits, a day of food preparation with some company and then Thanksgiving. Hang on while it flies by.