I had a beautiful post all dreamed up (key word, *dreamed*) and ready to put to . . . type . . . and had connection issues with my laptop. Ugh. Woke up this morning and continued to have *issues* so I gave up and went about my merry Sunday business! And now, lo and behold, the issues are resolved (how or why I know not) -- and here it is . . .
My stash had a little 'enhancing' this week, compliments of Kate over at Life in Pieces. She'd had a little giveaway a bit ago and pulled my name for this beautiful set of polka dots!!!!
Really a rainbow array, right?? The peacock notepad she included was a sweet happy--I thought the fan of colorful fabrics behind him was quite appropriate!! That was a generous three yards I added . . . with a very modest output . . .
So that's that. One more month of reporting and I can turn over a new leaf! I wish I'd broken down my intake between gifted and purchased. I feel like I've been very fabric frugal this past year, but you'd never know it looking at my numbers!
We had a GREAT Thanksgiving holiday!! We missed James, Kim and the crew because they made like the Pilgrims . . .
Haha! No, they didn't take a cruise . . . more like they traveled afar and headed up to Virginia and got to spend Thanksgiving with my sister and my parents!
It was Joc's year to head to her in-laws for Thanksgiving which left Todd and I in a position we'd never been in for this particular holiday . . . alone! But Joc's mother-in-law was very gracious and invited us to join their family. We happily went! I got to be in charge of pies, which was right up my alley . . .
We had a lovely dinner together and it was nice to be a guest! Although I think it rather threw me for a loop. I realized I didn't take a *single* photo of our gathering. What was I thinking??!!
Saturday I spent taking down all my fall things, including all my quilted or wool pieces . . .
It was quite a stack!! I then cleaned and organized and got Christmas put out!!
This is our first Christmas in the new space, so it was fun to places for things and decorate!
Saturday night, I took turkey soup (because yes, I did still cook a turkey because I also brought the stuffing and I like to cook it in the bird and I also like leftovers, which I shared with Joc and then also made our traditional turkey soup) and rolls and eggnog to Joc's house and we watched the Iron Bowl.
The girls were both ready in their festive Alabama dresses. Aren't they precious?! Roll Tide!!
Today is the first Sunday of Advent . . . I love this season of anticipation! My Advent wreath is all set up and ready. Today -- and for the week -- the focus is on hope. The hope we have because of Christ.
I plan on sharing more in the coming week. My blogger friend Melissa is also walking through this season of Advent through her blog!
My Slow Sunday Stitching was focused on a little hand embroidery for a sweet little piece . . .
Ellie's dress for the Nutcracker ballet (we've got tickets for the 14th)! Isn't is darling? It just needed a little "E" in the white space! And please note -- those were Ellie's words -- she's got an eye for fashion!
I gave Jocelyn and Ellie a couple of choices. I'll get stitching on that soon!
This afternoon we got to spend some time Christmas tree shopping with the newly returned Panter crew . . .
Sawyer was so excited to share all of his stories! And even more excited to pick out a tree. We found the *perfect* tree and hauled it back to their house. Just in time for hot chocolate!
What's the best way to wrap up Thanksgiving weekend?
The last slice of pumpkin pie and a hot cup of pumpkin spice tea! Then it's time to put away all things pumpkin and focus on all things CHRISTMAS!!