Happy weekend!! I finally took my birthday hours on Thursday and we are closed on Fridays, so I'm enjoying a lovely four day weekend. I'll go back to work for two days before we shut down for Thanksgiving and a lovely five day weekend (for which I'm truly grateful)! I've had some good stitching time (as you might imagine)! First off, I finished off the three snow buddies hanger . . .
It turned out so cutely! I'm really pleased with it. And even more pleased that out of the seven projects I had, I'm finished with four! So next up I'll be working on this guy . . .
I've been playing in fabric, too! REALLY! One crafty fabic project and one quilty fabric project . . . both gifts, so I can't show any of the quilt and all I can show of the craft project is this tidbit . . .
Yay!! I'd like to finish one more project before mid-month, so hopefully there will be an even bigger 'little dent'!
Last weekend Joc and her crew took their annual family trek to the Botanical Garden's Galaxy of Lights walking tour. As always, they finished up with a visit to see Santa Claus. These photos, through the years, have been a wonderful laugh and this year was no exception (and Ellie has proven consistent through all her four visits):
Ellie (with Sawyer), 2013
Ellie (with Evey--and held by Jocelyn), 2014
Evey and Ellie, 2015
Are they not just priceless?? The Santa (who's the same all four years) simply makes the 2015 photo. Oh gracious, I just love them!
In preparation for our church's annual Thanksgiving fellowship tomorrow, I made an apple pie, crust and all . . .
It smells so good, it's all I can do to stay out of it tonight! It's a dry run through for Thanksgiving -- I'll do this all over again (and then some) on Wednesday!
I'll be linking up to Patchwork Times and Kathy's Quilts. But before I go, I wanted to share one more thing. I'll be starting this marvelous Bible study on Monday called Quieting Your Heart for the Holidays. It's being hosted by Darlene Schacht of Time Warp Wife, and it promises to be wonderful.
I know I can't be the only one who struggles with keeping balance between the craziness that can come at this time of the year, wanting things to be just so, with remembering and celebrating what truly is the reason for celebration to begin with. It's a free study (with the exception of the prayer journal, which I purchased, and isn't required for the study) on her site and she provides lots of pretty freebies to make it fun.
And on that note, I'm outta here . . . I've got stitching to do before it gets crazy up in here!!