Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is my latest quilt. I started it in September, to teach myself how to machine quilt. I now know how to stipple. It is addictive.

Above: What stippling looks like up close. I learned to this from watching You Tube videos. Essentially you use your sewing machine to draw row upon row of little mittens. Very comforting.


Will finally noticed my haircut. Well, actually, what happened is this: I, not being able to stand it any longer, said, "Will, did you happen to notice I got my hair cut?" And Will said, "Uh, YEAH!"

Because I'm very wise, I didn't ask him if he liked it. First of all, I like it, and that's what matters. Secondly, what if he said he didn't like it? Where do we go from there? I can't style my hair according to the whims of an eight-year-old boy. Can you imagine? Actually it's sort of fun to imagine an auditorium of second-grader moms wearing the hairstyles their kids requested. I see a lot of long, flowing blond princess hair and a lot of purple hair in strange geometric shapes.


We're going to my parents' house in Kentucky for Thanksgiving. My younger brother and his family will be there, too, and I'm sure it will be a nice time. I have a nice family. Everyone gets along. It helps that my brothers married wonderful women with good senses of humor, and I married a wonderful man with a good sense of humor. The Outlaws. Where would we be without them? And who would wash the dishes?


For those of you who observe Thanksgiving, have a lovely holiday! And for those of you who don't, have you ever eaten cranberry jelly from a can? There's nothing like it! Come on over and give it a try!


GretchenJoanna said...

I am bowled over by your quilt! How wonderful to have it done before Christmas, even before Thanksgiving...amazing.

GretchenJoanna said...

I'm bowled over by its BEAUTY.

wayside wanderer said...

Beautiful! I love the colors. You should be very proud. A happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! I will be eating canned Cranberry, too. Yummmmmm!

Susan said...

You rock the stipple, Girl. Gorgeous quilt.

Can't wait for my NC family to get here this week. Cranberry jelly might be your thing, but for me it's all about the mashed potatoes, Baby.

Angela said...

wonderful quilt
oh the pinkness of it all
wish we had cranberry jelly in cans here
have just eaten some IKEA lingonberry jelly from the jar instead and thought of you!!

never style your hair to suit your kids. ever.

Tracy said...

Your quilt looks amazing!!!! You've done well with YouTube as your tutor!

Obviously, being Aussie's, we don't do Thanksgiving over here. Although I suspect my BIL and his family may just observe something of the holiday this week, seeing as how they've spent 7 years in the US and are doing the readjustment to 'home' now.

Love cranberry sauce, hate turkey. Our cranberry sauce comes in a jar and I always have some in my fridge because it goes well with chicken and pork as well.

Enjoy your thanksgiving. I think at the top of your list should be thankfulness for a great extended family. Tricky relatives make family functions....tricky.

magsmcc said...

Oh how I would love that! I did once spend Hallowe'en in Madison, Indiana, and that was bliss enough for one lifetime, probably! Have a lovely time! Quilt is most impressive. I can barely remember how to thread up my sewing machine, let alone "stipple"!! I'm with Angela on the hair!

Pom Pom said...

I love the quilt, too! It's gorgeous, Frances!
One of my middle school girls said, "I miss your hair." Ha ha ha!

Gumbo Lily said...

I lurv that pink quilty goodness. The stippling is superb. I want to touch it.

We call the in-laws the Outlaws too! It's a way better name.

Happy Thanksgiving!