I love the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of this time of year! Sweet and savory spices fill the air (in the RV, at least), the weather is crisp, and children's laughter bubbles, full of anticipation and expectation . . . and the simple realization that I have *so* much to be thankful for.
Much like my ancestors who crossed over the Atlantic on the Mayflower and celebrated the first Thanksgiving!
I had fun on Saturday at our guild workshop. We had such a fun group at our table! Here we are with our various stages of projects . . .
We've had family come in yesterday and more to come in today. Yesterday, Ellie and I baked up several different types of biscotti and gingersnaps for snacks for our out-of-town guests (who are staying with Jocelyn) . . .
She's very carefully measuring out some candied ginger for me.
She was particularly fascinated with the Kitchen Aid mixer ... don't tell Joc, but I let her change the speed of the mixer, under careful supervision!
I got June's dress finished and delivered . . .
I can't wait to see her in it tomorrow! This was such a sweet and easy pattern. I want to make lots of dresses using this pattern! And I *finally* used the automatic button hole foot on my machine for this dress. Good GRAVY!! It was SOOOOO stinking easy! I want to make buttonholes in *every* thing now!
I've not made but twelve (yes ... so few I can count the actual stitches) in my cornucopia since my last post.
Ah well . . . the pumpkin is fine where it is for now, and I'll have the cornucopia finished for next year! Christmas, though, is a definite must.
I'm eager for tonight--our church family is gathering and sharing a pizza dinner before heading out with food baskets to deliver. In the meantime, apple pie, pumpkin pie, and the prep work for the stuffing is on the agenda for today. I got out my Thanksgiving runner, too.
Even though we're eating on picnic tables over at the pavilion, I can still dress it up!!
That being said, I'd better get a move on . . . wishing for each of you--whether your celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow or not--a day of many things you can be thankful for!