Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Week

I know many of you are either deep into Thanksgiving preparations or getting ready to travel for Thanksgiving tomorrow, but I would like to wish all of my U.S. followers a very happy Thanksgiving. 

In between trying to get organized for Thanksgiving here, which we celebrate on Saturday, I have managed to find a little time to slip in some sewing.  I'm trying to keep up with my Just Takes 2 blocks - especially with the holiday entertaining sneaking up on us.  These are blocks 98-95.

   




I met my mom, sister and SIL for lunch and I wanted to make them a few of those cute little coin purses.  I told you that they were addicting!





During the UR Priceless I won a giveaway hosted by Sue at http://suebeesworld.blogspot.com and it arrived in the mail this week.  Look at all of the wonderful goodies - lots of great Christmas fabrics, adorable Santa panel blocks and some fantastic gift bags that Sue made.  I can tell that I am going to have to make a few more of these.  They will really dress up the Christmas gifts this year.  Thanks so much, Sue. 



The mail also brought my swap mini quilt from the ALQS7.  My mini came all the way from Alaska and I just love the wonderful job that Natalie did on it.  I love the bright colors and her application of beads and little "eyes" on the swirls.  Brilliant idea!! 



In the evenings I am working away on my cross stitch stocking for the newest granddaughter.  I'm not sure it will be finished by Christmas of 2012, but I doubt that she will care this year.



Our son, DIL and three little ones will be down for the weekend so there will be no sewing.  Instead we will be enjoying family time with them.  The weather is forecast to be around 80* which is perfect when there are a lot of little ones who want to play outside. 

Have a great Thanksgiving!

23 comments:

Lesley said...

Wonderful projects...especially those little purses. Too cute! Love your blocks as well...what a gorgeous quilt they will make! Enjoy Thanksgiving with your family!

Patchmaker said...

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Linds said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Mary - and enjoy all the sewing time and family time!

barcord said...

Have a great Thanksgiving Mary. Pleased for you that you got that lovely little quilt. I had it on my list too.

Hilachas said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family as well. I love how your "Just Takes Two" is coming along. The little coin purses are adorable. I've only managed to make one but am planning to make another soon. Enjoy family!

Maria said...

Your Take 2 blocks are looking great.
Just love those coin purses. Must make one..
You did receive some lovely gifts, especially the mini.
The cross stitch will be beautiful and I am sure your little one will love it next year.
Enjoy your family and have a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Hugz
Maria

Connie said...

What beautiful coin purses and I bet they were very happy with them. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Lynne said...

Those coin purses are so cute and the cross-stitch stocking is going to be fabulous. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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Tangos Treasures said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!!! Coin purses are great!!! Congratulations on the nice win!! Love the mini too! Cross stitch is beautiful!!

Stephanie said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your family.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Oh those coin purses are so much fun...I know they'll love them.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and I hope you enjoy your time with your family :)

Kelly

Vicki said...

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Mary and enjoy the time with your family. Those little coin purses are so cute, thanks for sharing.

Nat Palaskas said...

Happy thanksgiving Mary and family. I love those little coin purses, you did good making them for gifts - Have a great weekend with your lovely family - Hugs Nat

PEA said...

Hello dear Mary:-)

I'll be right over for your Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday! lol I wish!!!!

I just adore those little coins purses you've been making, every one of them so darling!

I'd love to be having 80 degree weather over here! lol Actually, yesterday it went up in the 60's which is very unusual for us this time of year. Today, though, it's back to being cold and rainy.

The cross stitched stocking you're making for your newest family member is adorable and I can see how much work it takes to make one! So many heirlooms that you are leaving your family, I love it!! xoxo

Sue said...

Hi Mary! Happy Thanksgiving! I love your newest stocking! You really should get them all together and take a photo! Just promise the kids that they will get them back!!!

palmtreefanatic said...

wow! I LOVE The coin purses! There is no end to the neat things you make!!! :) Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am Thankful for you!!! :)

Val said...

I love the coin purse!!! Wow! You are a busy woman. Hope you all had a great day today!!! Thanks for praying for my MOm!

Madame Samm said...

More coin purses..I know...I am still making some...actually today I made a leather one...and your stitching love that piece Mary...Hope you had a great weekend

em's scrapbag said...

Your brown and blue blocks are lovely. The little purses so cute. And I love Natalie's mini joy quilt. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

hueisei said...

The coin purse so pretty! I am so envy :D

Shannon said...

The stocking is so lovely! My mom is working on one for her newest granddaughter that won't be finished for this Christmas either, but as you say, it's a nice grace period, since they're too little to remember. Those frame purses are really cute too. The frazzled lady on the bottom one makes me laugh!

SM RE said...

Alaska is a great place for a package to come from! I hope enjoyed making the purses!