Happy Thanksgiving (to my US readers)

We are waking up to the perfect Thanksgiving weather—dark, damp, and cool.  It doesn’t feel like winter any longer;  (Yay!)  except for a few piles here and there the snow has melted.  Soon the house will smell like roasting turkey.  It’s just me and my little family enjoying Thanksgiving at home today, but we will have all of the goodies—turkey breast, stuffing, candied sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie; needless to say there will be leftovers for a few days, at least.

I am thankful for so many things including all of you, my readers!  You can see Riley has a LONG list of all that she is thankful for.  (This is a photo of her from 2005).


My husband likes to cook and got busy on the stuffing and potatoes yesterday while I was busy embroidering and finishing up red Christmas dresses and Santa hats for the tines.  Isn’t he great?

This was my handful of knitted pieces yesterday morning.  I finished the two red sets for Pukipuki and Amelia Thimble.  I need to take photos and write up my website pages for them and then they will be for sale to dress a couple of cuties this holiday season.  The winter white set will be for Kish Alisha and coordinate with the other winter white sweater dresses I just completed.  The aqua blue dress is for Millie.

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Major improvement from last weekend, wouldn’t you say?  It’s pretty when it snows, but then it is nice for it to melt right away too, in my opinion.

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There are still apples on the tree!  It is so nice to see the green grass again!

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My husband like to pump the excess water off the pool cover to relieve the stress on the plastic cover, so that is what he is busy doing (in case you were wondering).

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Our pachysandra is uncovered again.  The honeysuckle bush never had a chance to drop its leaves.  I wonder if those will fall off now.

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This is our golden retriever’s favorite holiday.  She gets LOTS of turkey today.  Poultry makes our little chihuahua itchy, so he needs to abstain.  I’ll give him something else though.

Have a great day everyone (even if it isn’t a holiday for you).  I am so thankful for all of you!

Bye for now!

8 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving (to my US readers)

  1. Catherine

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! The meal looks delicious!
    Your new outfits are beautiful!
    The snow melted here too, now,it rains and the wind is strong.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Big hugs to your dogs!

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hello Catherine,
      We had a very nice Thanksgiving dinner, but I ate too much, very full now. After a quiet morning the rain started and it rained all day and evening here too. Hope you had a nice day.

  2. Jevne

    Happy Thanksgiving, Cindy. Always read your blog, just never reply, but had to today because of your lovely photo of the blue spruce. (?) We live in Northwest Indiana (Valparaiso) so our weather is like yours….the snow is gone, it’s warm for November, a little sun would be nice.

    Your handful of dresses is the best.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Happy Thanksgiving, Jevne. Thank you for being a loyal reader of my blog. You don’t live too far away. After a quiet morning the rain started and kept going all day and night here. No sun at all, maybe tomorrow. Thank you for the compliment on my photo.

  3. Sharon in Spain

    Lovely photos CIndy! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your family and all that lovely food 🙂
    Hugs Sharon in Spain x

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Thank you, Sharon. We did have a very nice Thanksgiving although I ate too much. I feel like I don’t need to eat at all tomorrow. Ha. I ‘m sure that won’t work.

  4. Joy

    Just got home from out of town Thanksgiving at our daughters. Had a great time with the little grand kids 5,3 1/2, & 3 mos. I can’t believe your lawns are still green after the snow. Thought they would turn brown after frost/snow.
    Your pic of Riley is adorable. She’s such a sweetheart. And what a handful of lovely knits.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Good morning, Joy,
      It sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving seeing all of your grandchildren. Nothing like little ones to make a day memorable and fun. I guess the snow didn’t stick around long enough to take away our green grass. I was very happy to see it again as it is still November. Thank you, Joy!


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