Thanksgiving, a finish and a few other projects in progress
Miss me again? It was a great Thanksgiving for the Lyon’s and I even had a finish! Let’s start with the finish:
I really enjoyed making this piece. I love the sentiment, it’s one of my favs and so. true. Really, you are never ready, so start now! This piece shows yet another way to work with sheers and incorporate them into your work. I have a super simple method of doing those letters, something I’ll be demo-ing in my Blooming Sheers class at Craft Napa in January. And it will be in-person, in beautiful Napa. I sure hope you’ll join me.
On to Thanksgiving – both my boys plus Daughter-in-Law and grandson! I can’t post photos of my grandson’s face, but I do find his cowlicks adorable:
And those chubby hands, busy, busy, busy:
My DIL tipped me off that this was his new fav toy:
All those little egg nests hold balls and all sorts of treasures that need to be moved about, stacked, examined, tasted, thrown, rolled….
It is so cool to be Gramma! I fawn over everything he does. I got to get him up from his nap a few times. He wakes up all happy and chatty, content to just lay there and chat with me, charming me all the while. Swoon!
It was so wonderful to have both boys. We never do a traditional menu any more. I tried to float the idea of doing the turkey thing, just every decade or so and I got a resounding NO! So it was back to our tradition of raclette, a special tabletop grill. You grill the meats on top and there are little trays underneath that hold cheese which browns from the heating unit. It is a lovely, casual and relaxing way to have a special dinner:
I make 5 sauces for the meats and the roasted vegetables. Of course there was pie:
It was a perfect pumpkin pie. There is a reason why there is no photo of the apple pie….it was still good, just a little ugly.
Eldest son brought a yummy dessert wine:
I did have a little time to work on a few projects. I love to make fabric cards and took a few hours to create some cards and make mistakes along the way:
I am also slowly working on this trapunto piece, something I have been working on forever. I am very densely stippling around the feathers to make them pop. I only have a few more decades worth of stippling to do:
Hubby is having surgery today to revise his knee replacement. Christmas decorations are going to be tricky this year since he won’t be able to help. I did get this piece up though and it gives me joy:
This was a kit from The Quilt Show shop a few years ago. I finished it last year but didn’t put it up. I added the borders and had a blast with the quilting. I love how it turned out!
I have to show this off. My Hakone grass has turned colors so beautifully this year. I have these all over my yard, but this guy was the star:
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I will be back next week with more quilty things I hope. I must admit that I am in a bit of a funk and I feel like I’m working in slow motion. I hope this passes soon!
I’ll link up with:
Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Friday
Finished or Not Friday
Sue Daniels says
Love all of this. Especially the baby paws and the Raclette! A favorite for us too!
Thank you Sue! It’s fun to run into another raclette fan!
Sonja Lopes says
Always love your updates snd pictures of your beautiful quilting.
It’s also nice to see your adorning post about being a grand mother. Those bonds are special. My oldest granddaughter has been living with me for the past two years going to college. Our bond has deepened in so many ways. A gift from God during Covid.
Hope your funk is over soon. Keep up your beautiful work and encouragement to your adoring fans. We need your continued encouraging words that yes we can “free motion quilt .”
Sonja you are so kind! Lucky you to have your granddaughter with you during this time. I think my funk will be temporary – it is unusual for me to be a bit down. I’ll be back!
Angela Grasse says
Your ornament quilt is so cheerful!
Thank you! It makes me smile!
Sandra Ellison says
Because there’s a knee replacement in my future, I’m especially interested in why your husband needed a revision to his. Do you mind sharing?
Margaret Blank says
Your Christmas hanging looks very festive — and that plant is reminiscent of Boris Johnson’s hair…Just sayin’!
Glad you had such a lovely family time at Thanksgiving — cute grandson and all.
I’m giggling! Yes, it does look like Boris’ hair! And it was a lovely Thanksgiving.