Hiya. I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. We didn't have turkey yet. My sister's driveway is like a luge track and without a sled, she can't get down and we can't get up. So the FRESH turkey breast that I ordered, which was ice cold and rock hard (but "fresh" before they froze it), was thawed and is now back in the freezer pretending to be fresh for the second time. I checked the Butterball hot line and it's OK as long as the meat was thawed in the fridge the first time and not on the counter. We thought we would have it today (Saturday) but the fricking snow and ice is not budging. Ridiculous. It was a wet heavy snow which melted beneath and then froze so no matter how it is plowed and salted, it's still ice. The first part of the downhill luge ride has large trees to bump which keeps you on the drive, but the right angle curve that you hit after picking up unbrakeable speed is a steep nose dive straight down an eight foot cliff. Several times when cars went over, the tow truck had no way to hook them for removal because they were literally grill in the ground and trunk in the air. Eventually, sometime in June, I'll thaw the fresh turkey breast. When we went to the cemetery today to place the 7 day candle on mom's grave (anniversary of her passing on December 1), the lane wasn't plowed and we were lucky to get out.
Ed hasn't shown up in weeks and I was planning on the trim being finished before Thanksgiving. Crown moulding miter cuts are not something we want to attempt. I brought a few small Christmas trees from the attic, walked past a dark room, and almost dropped when I thought I saw a four foot apparition. The outside light shone on the translucent bag over the tree and scared the heck out of me.
But I did make some progress on the last Santa pieces.
Interfacing is fused (and also to 4 different pressing cloths, now discarded) and the fabrics chosen. I've never used denim as a backing but think I may for the starry Santa. Tomorrow I will sew them on the machine. I happened to find the last three tiny samplers so they will be completed also.
I started using this to clean the clipped tails off the back of the linen instead of tape like I used to.
I never thought to use this before and it cleaned my ironing board cover of all those stray threads so much easier than my other brushes. There are several around the house and I really like them, as long as I pay attention to the arrow on the handle. So glad it was in my pile of fat quarters
My poor Squeaky sits outside in the evening while the others are looking out at him. He eats a LOT, cries and cries, and peeks inside when I open the door, but won't come in. I still haven't touched him and he is very aware when I am near. I've been torn up by these three other brats enough to know that wild cats may look like they want petted, but don't force it. Nitzy still draws blood when I try to remove him from a chair to go outside to his condo. Bud is the only one that allows my husband near. Eventually, Squeak will come around and hopefully they will all get along. He's really grown and is getting larger than big man Bud. He has his own padded house but stays in the open "lounge" area.
Enjoy what's left of the weekend and Random and I will return tomorrow for the drawing. Stay safe and warm!
Thanks for visiting.