Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope all by blogger friends have had a blessed Thanksgiving! I know I have lots to be thankful this year! I'm thankful for all the wonderful blog friends I've made since I started blogging, I'm thankful I have Jesus in my life and most of all I'm so thankful I still have my Mom! Our Thanksgiving was wonderful. I think it's safe to assume my Mom has fully recovered from her surgery. She has so much energy she doesn't know what to do with herself. She hasn't had that much energy in many years! She's looking so great!

I've got lots to catch everyone up with! Here's a few pics of the class projects I completed from the 2008 Pal's Fall Fling....Classes were taught by Jane with Fancy Work. Jane is a wonderful teacher, if you ever get a chance to go to one of her classes I would highly recommend it!
There were 2 classes; one for the sewing accessory set you see pictured below (instructions were provided in the class for the tote bag which I made when i got home - my first "major" sewing project! I'm very pleased with how it came out!) There was a needlecase, biscornu, scissor fob, and she included verbal instructions for the little brown Ort container you see on the left side of the pic).

I also attended the ornament finishing class which I thoroughly enjoyed. Like I said I learned so much on finishing in these classes and it was so easy once it was explained to me in terms I understood. Here's my ornament - Fancy Works' ornament from the 2008 JSC Ornament Issue.

Below is a picture of the ornaments I received in the Ornament Exchange

Next is a picture of the wonderfully stitched Christmas F&S squares I received from Diane M in California. She did great picking a design that suits me! I can't wait to finish these!

And I've been doing a lot of ornament finishing!

Now that it's getting chilly here I've been making my soups. I just love soups in the fall and winter. I've been getting real tired of the good old standby, Chicken noodle soup, so I've been trying to mix it up a bit. This soup was a twist of one of my favorites - Italian Wedding Soup! Instead of using meatballs, I used some left over Honey Baked Turkey. I chose a small round pasta and decided to add the spinach after I served it in the bowl and it's topped with fresh grated Parmesan cheese. It turned out wonderful and is probably going to be made throughout this winter. I just love this picture, you can see the steam rising off the bowl. I can practically smell the fresh veggies & turkey just looking at the picture!

Back to a good ol'favorite - my Daily Dose of Serenity! This is my furrbaby - Rollo. She just loves laying by the backdoor basking in the sunshine!


karen said...

So glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with lots to be thankful for! So soooo glad mom is doing great and feeling quite spunky. woohoo!!

your finishes are awesome! i still haven't finished my class pieces from the tin class. How did you do the ort bag? I don't remember how to do that one.


Carolyn NC said...

Glad your mom is doing so well! You finishes are spectacular!