Daily Archives: November 23, 2017


Life gives us so so many things to be thankful for.  On this special holiday, where it’s customary to reflect on those things, I cannot think of one or even a few things, there are so many; just being alive is a huge reason to be thankful.

I’ve had a good week.  My daughter came home from college for the Thanksgiving holiday.  I cannot even express to you what it means having her home.  My biggest wish granted?  Yes, something like that.

I made a simple vegetable soup for her welcome home dinner.  It was so nice to fill three bowls instead of two.  For dessert, I made apple crumble.  She doesn’t get a chance to bake at school and the scent of autumn flavors in the oven… well, there’s nothing like it; it’s pure coziness and deliciousness. Yum!

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I first made this apple crumble recipe for my husband’s birthday a month ago, and this is the fourth time I’ve made it since then.  Do we like it or what!  Well, I’ve been perfecting the recipe. 🙂

I got some work done on my scrappy quilt this week.  Yay!  It’s been awhile since I’ve pulled this out.  For some reason, I now have a system and the piecing went much quicker.

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It’s getting so large, my husband had to take this photoI am holding the quilt at eye level and it went down to about my mid calves.  I am starting to get excited and want it to be done, don’t think it will sit around as a work-in-progress much longer!

I started running out of scraps, so I am getting into my larger pieces and cutting off bits.  I have so much fabric that I won’t even miss these.

I’ve decided I am going to make a throw size quilt.  I think this size will get the most use.


It’s been a sunny week.  I enjoy watching the feral cats and my chihuahua lay in the sun.  My chihuahua was on the bed a few mornings ago.  There was the tiniest patch of sunshine on it, and he made sure to find it.  The cats, too, spend the sunny days chasing the sun as it moves around the house.

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We did end up getting wet snowflakes over the weekend.  With Millie’s guidance, Ivy, my Warm Heart Bears mohair bear, cut out some paper snowflakes.  Aren’t they cute together?  We are ready for the first real snowfall.

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I made 18 shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse this year.  Collection week is over, but you can still build a shoebox online if you’d like to take part.

I want to share this old photo of a fabric store with you; Joy sent it to me.  Thank you, Joy!  The photo is from about 1889 and was located in the Santa Rosa, California area.  It’s pretty interesting to see how shoppers bought their fabric and notions in those dayshave a seat and anything you’d like to see is brought to you by hard working clerks.  Unfortunately, the store didn’t make it through the 1906 earthquake.


Wishing my readers in the U.S. a very Happy Thanksgiving Day.  I’d love to hear what you are you thankful for today?

And to everyoneenjoy the day!