Monday, December 01, 2008

Thanksgiving was really special. Took some pictures, but kind of got caught up in the holiday that I forgot to photograph it like I should have. It was just the four of us. Instead of place cards--- my kids threatened to take me to the doctor if I used them with just four of us at the table---I opted for Thanksgiving verses.
And Even though I got the “Mom, you are so cute” line, I think it was outstanding. I wanted to press the point home that the holiday was more than just about food.

Both kids are settled back into their college lives but as I look back on the weekend, it was definitely one of the more memorable ones. We Played Buzzword. If you want a great family game—this is it… We all still laugh over playing. Trust me—you won’t be disappointed. Friday, Chels and I went to Appleton. Lots of shoppers--- but I could tell there wasn’t so many buyers. We spent the day shopping for her an outfit for a Christmas party. She’d get a little frustrated and I’d calm her down---“Who cares what we’re doing… at long as we’re together…” By the end of the day, I think she recognized it. We ended the day at a quilt shop in Green Bay. And she spent the trip home trying to convert me to her “kind” of music….Where’s Kenny Chesney when you need him?!?!?!?!

Saturday she returned to school, as she had to work. Don and Eric did their thing and I played in my sewing room. I started a tiny quilt. It was for a gift… but I may not be able to part with it.
On the advice of Libby--- I went to the scrap box and dug in. It does become addictive. When I look at this little 8 x 10 piece… all it keeps telling me is to “Appreciate the little things…”

I started work on a wall hanging. The pattern was a gift from Colleen. The stitching is complete.
Over the last 12 months my stitching has improved.

I’m off to work. Did I say I have a “wife” this week? Don has a week of vacation. And I truly believe…”Every woman needs a wife….”

Safe travel for my kids
That scrap box of fabric


Janene said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Your mini quilt looks nice! I would have a hard time parting with it too...if I could quilt! LOL
I love reading your posts, just wanted you to know!
Have a wonderful Monday!

Libby said...

We are on a game 'binge' around here . . . I'll have to check out Buzzword *s*

I think, like you, I wouldn't want to part with that sweet little quilt. Here's the good news: It won't take much to make another as a gift! You'll be happy you took the time *s*

Joanne said...

You always have such great ideas for the "little things that mean alot". I love the little quilt, too -- looks like you'll have to dip into the scrap basket and make a few more!

Judy said...

It's always fun to hunt in the scrap box and always fun to see what comes out!

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

So glad you got to spend a cozy Thanksgiving with your kidletts!
Moments to treasure for sure =)
I grew up in a board gamey family, so that is often the center of our holidays. My husband, dad, and brother have a MAJOR Scrabble competition EVERY time we get together. They are so competitive!!

Wendy said...

Sounds like a relaxing family time. My daughter picked up 4 new games, I think we'll be busy this holiday season. I love the little quilts and they really hard to part with.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Oh Mel! I am so glad you are going to make this one. It is a cute one! Your stitching is absolutely lovely :o)

And I went to Primitive Gatherings on Saturday.... I am SO sorry you missed them!

Pat said...

Sounds like a lovely holiday. Love your little quilt and your stitchery.

Julie said...

Thanks for the tip on the game. We haven't played that one. Also, I love to create from my stash, too. Your creation is great!! Have a great day. Julie

Stina said... your new little looks gorgeous... and the new one with stitcheries ...looks fantastic...

Sit A Spell said...

I've enjoyed my visit here...I love quilts! I live in lower MI.

McIrish Annie said...

It's great when the kids come home! glad you enjoyed it. We had our first Turkey Day without Alex. We went to my brother's house who has 4 kids so it was noisy! Alex called and we "passed him around".

Don't want to think about Christmas without him! :(

Andrea said...

I've read your blog for a while now and love it and your quilts, I just had to comment. I work at Patch Products (Beloit, WI) that manufactures Buzzword. It was fun to see it mentioned and praised on your blog. Thank you!


Diane Fay (littlealma) said...

Hugs - haven't talked to you for awhile! Nice your kids could come home for Thanksgiving - now does your son go south through Chicago, or north thru the UP? Just wondering. Our son, in Houghton, decided not to make the long drive home for Thanksgiving (it was a first for us!) but he will spend more time with us at Christmas. And I am so glad you suggested the game - I have been trying to think of things we can do as a family that we all would enjoy! (we also like Rummy Kub/Cub??) But son did get invited to four different Thanksgiving dinners - and he ended up going to the son (and wife & kid)of friends of ours - and he got to bring three of his college buddies along too! And he had a great time playing with the baby....... Anyway.

And I am always so impressed by all you accomplish every day! Because you work outside of the home also, right? I just never seem to get the house all picked up and clean so I can move on to anything else. You do lovely quilt work!

Well, all the best to you - hugs from Michigan - Diane

Karen said...

Love the tiny nine-patch quilt.

Karen said...

Isn't it funny how simple blocks when made so little become so adorable and hard to part with? Your little quilt is just that way.
I am going to check out Buzzword.

julieQ said...

Love your quilt! I would have a hard time parting with that one too. Sounds like your lovely Thanksgiving message was very well received! I agree...I need a wife too!

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

LOL ~ I laughed when I read about your daughter trying to convert you to her music. So funny!

Love your little quilt. I couldn't part with it either. It needs you! LOL

Hope you're enjoying the holidays.

Christmas blessings,

Sit A Spell said...

Glad you could sit a spell on my new blog. I'll have to check into the game Buzzword...we are a game kinda family. OH...I like the verses for name cards : ) It was the four of us this Thanksgiving too. Very cozy and special.

Leanne said...

Oh I laughed when I read about taking you to the Dr. I love your thanksgiving verses.