Working for the other boss today, have no time to get anything else done. Some eye candy to look at during my break.
It’s less than two weeks until “Black Friday” and the start of Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt “Grand Illusion”!!!
Of course, even though I have plenty of projects already, I am going to add one more and join in the fun.
I’m pretty sure I have made the final decision on the fabric colors:
I really like the fall theme I’ve decided on instead of the colors Bonnie picked out.
Don’t get me wrong, I love her colors. I just made a design decision to go in another direction.
“The heaviest thing to carry is a grudge. Choose forgiveness.”
All the pumpkin is processed and most of the mess is cleaned up. I’m “that much” closer to being ready for my big Thanksgiving feast. The long range weather is looking favorable, too, so this might be a wonderful celebration.
I’m posting from my phone since I had to go out with DH this morning. It is COLD right now! I’ll be glad to get home and curl up under a quilt or two this afternoon!
Sorry, no inspirational picture, but I do have a quote
“I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you are not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.’ F. Scott Fitzgerald
I had some pumpkins that we didn’t carve for Halloween; we just had them outside for decoration. But then we got some COLD weather and the pumpkins froze. I knew when they thawed that they would turn to mush, so I decided it was finally time to process them into puree for pumpkin pies (and muffins, and pancakes, and cakes, and cookies, etc. etc etc!!!)
My process was to cut them, peel them and chop into smaller pieces. Cook in the roaster on low heat until soft then puree all of it and can it in quart jars. None of which I documented because I was too busy with the whole messy project to stop and take a picture.
But I’ve found an easier method that I’ll try next year and I’m attaching a link HERE. Just in case you want to make your own pumpkin puree
Today I’m going to make some pumpkin butter which is pretty darn delicious!!
It’s that time of year again.
Time for me to begin ranting about the ridiculousness of having Christmas decorations out before Halloween.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, I love Christmas, but I hate seeing the hype for it starting earlier and earlier. The stores are so busy pushing us to spend our money that they get more and more aggressive with they’re advertising. And, of course, I think it is absolutely ridiculous that they are starting “Black Friday” on Thursday! For Pete’s sake, can people just stay home for one day and be thankful for all the blessings in their life!?!
I really just want to celebrate one holiday at a time and right now I’m thinking about Thanksgiving. I don’t plan on putting up any Christmas decorations until after I do that. I heard on the news this morning that they want tweets showing off your Christmas decorations. I’m NOT going to be participating in that!!!
Well, I know my little rant isn’t going to make much difference in the whole scheme of things, but I had to get it off my chest. If you’re one of the people that loves to spend three months with Christmas decorations in your house, that’s fine! It’s just not for me. Don’t call me a Scrooge just because I want to enjoy each holiday in it’s turn.
So, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Oh, and I’ll give you hint about another rant I might have:
Pink Donation quilt
Advent wall hanging
Dad's Rail Fence Quilt
Multi color donation quilt
Tiny Triangles wall hanging
#4 donation quilt
#5 donation quilt