We, like so many others, had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Our family celebrates it on the Saturday after Thanksgiving which allows everyone to go to in-laws or do their own thing with their families. Our family celebration was made ever more thankful with the announcement that our daughter and SIL will be adding another wee one to their family next year. All were thrilled with the news.
While others of you are busy raking leaves, this is a messy time of the year for the palm trees. They grow these nasty nuts by the gazillions and need to be trimmed up to keep those little buggers from starting new palm trees throughout the yard. This crazy guy was hanging from one tree whilst swinging to the next for the task. It absolutely made my knees weak. I doubt that I could even climb the ladder that high. They look so nice now.
Can you see the huge cluster of nuts hanging from the back tree on the right?
I did manage to get my November Schnibbles quilt finished and quilted to display while it was still autumn. I am looking forward to seeing the Parade of Schnibbles tomorrow morning and to seeing what our next pattern for December will bring. I am hoping there are not as many HST as this month.
Quilt Taffy has a Giveaway each Thursday and I happened to win the holiday fabric ( one half yard of each) of your choice giveaway. I selected Valentine's Day as I know that I won't have a lot of extra time for quilting in the hectic month ahead. Look at this great fabric.
Earlier this fall Karen did an "I Spy" swap for 5" squares. They were all returned this week and I am simply amazed that there were NO duplicates from the 100 participants. As well, Karen enclosed an adorable chatelaine to wear around your neck while sewing. She made them and they are fabulous. I will definitely be using it when I am working on my various projects. Thank you, Karen.
I also managed to finish up the quilting on my Panda quilt in time to present it to our newest granddaughter. I have made a quilt for each of the grandchildren and enjoy seeing many of them still using them.
So...it is onwards to December. The house is starting to look as though Christmas is coming. We have a big Christmas dinner here on Saturday night for twenty people. Tomorrow is menu planning and shopping, but I must get all the autumn decorations put away for now and transform the house into something magical.
Be sure to join Heidi this Friday night again for a sew along. It is great fun to sew or craft with others in spirit and then log on Saturday to see what everyone has done. I'm not sure what project I will tackle this Friday yet.