Sunday, October 12, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to all my Canadian friends here!!!

I have so many things to be thankful for. I have a wonderful family, a fantastic boyfriend, amazing friends (both here where I live and online), good health, a job I love, and so much more! I am thankful to all my quilting friends who inspire me every day with their amazing creations. To my students, I am thankful to know you all and have the opportunity to introduce you to the wonderful world of quilting. Over the 12 years I have been teaching quilting I have seen so many amazing quilts and have been able to make addicted quilters out of many of you!

I haven't had much opportunity to spend much time here on the Internet. Between work being crazy and busy and then getting home and working on my sewing and cooking experiments, or just crashing on the couch or bed for a cat nap or to read my book, I have been behind on my blog updates and for that I apologize. But then life is like that isn't it?

So of the list I created in my last blog, I am happy to report I have made a little dent. I hemmed the two pairs of jeans, completed the next step to the mystery table runner ,completed the hand binding on the Christmas table runner(photos coming soon), and wrote up the fabric requirements for my next classes starting in November. Ohh I also made 23 more crumb blocks for my next scrappy quilt I am designing in my head!!! I now have 60 finished crumb blocks!!

NOTE TO MY STUDENTS: The Fabric Requirements for the Christmas Tree Skirt and the Table Runner classes are now available at the H.G.R. Mews Centre for those of you that have registered for these courses. I am also posting a photo of the finished Table Runner here.

I also have one more Christmas tree skirt binding completed and going to California in a couple weeks time. I will start the hand binding on the next one by tomorrow night.

Tonight I decided to experiment in the kitchen again. I thought I would make one of Trevor's favourite soups. I have never made homemade soups before, so I thought no time like the present. I found a recipe for a Curry Coconut Butternut Squash soup in the local "Downhome" magazine. This month's magazine has some really yummy recipes I want to try. I also made the Partridge Berry Steamed Pudding from that same magazine. I will have this meal for supper tomorrow night. Trevor has no idea yet that I made this meal for him. As he is working overnight shifts this weekend, I thought I would make it while he was working :) Sneaky girl aren't I ??? I had never tasted butternut squash let alone cooked with it. When I did a taste test of the finished soup, I was ready to eat the whole pot of soup! It was delicious! Tomorrow night I will take some photos of my soup and pudding cake and post the recipes for those of you who would to give it a try and don't have access to this magazine.


Cecilia said...

I think I know you from the quilting board. :-) Happy Thanksgiving! ~Cissy

Sara said...

That table runner looks great and I love the colors! Also, pretty horse!

Renee said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I can't wait to celebrate the American one! Turkey and pumpkin pie...mmmmmmmmm!

Anonymous said...

The table runner is so pretty, very festive!
-Pat (aka pawquilts)