Or at least I am thinking that I should buy stock in Joann's.
*******I wonder if you own their stock if they give you a better discount******
So I guess you know that I am going to say that I have been crafting and YES! I have.
I finished my first 5*5 quilt. I was NOT reading the directions through when I read 5*5. I thought a 5 foot by 5 foot quilt rather than a 5 block by 5 block. But it was plenty big enough for my first quilt. I have to learn better how to maneuver the quilt around while quilting it before I can do anything bigger.
I got the instructions for this lovely little quilt on this blog: cloud9fabrics.blogspot.com
It is by no means perfect but I am pretty darn proud of it.
I was determined to get it done before Russel's Mimi left town. I wanted her to see it and she got to. I finished quilting it on Friday night.
On Saturday we had Russel's family Thanksgiving at his parents house. We had a great time and DELISH food. Here are a few of the pictures:
I didn't get pictures of everyone but Shannon should be sending me a copy of the group photo. I think at final count there were 44 people & 5 dogs.
And when everyone had gone home I broke out the sewing supplies and worked on our new stockings. I wanted 4 similarly matching stockings this year. I will probably make a light strand with fabric that matches to go on the hearth. But for the time being these are our new stockings.....with one more cut out and ready to be sewn.
I hope that you all are enjoying the holiday celebrations that come with this season of Thanksgiving and Christmas. I know I enjoy time spent with all our family and friends from near and far.