As December Nears…

We naturally take stock in the year and try to tie up loose ends… entering 2022 with a clean and organized home is important to us to cleaning and organizing is included! lol

While cleaning and organizing my sewing room for Thanksgiving guests coming and just because … I opened the box including this quilt center measuring 64 x 86″ made by my bestie Connie and gifted to me to finish…. This has been the impetus for all the different sewing projects I have done… THIS quilt top will be next on the quilt frame too!

Our Thanksgiving Day feast was delicious… my honey cooked the turkey…

I took the group selfie and made deviled eggs 😀

Ruthie… my honey’s sister … did all the rest of the cooking and it was fabulous! Dressing, gravy, potato salad, plus a coconut custard pie that took my Mrs Calander’s heated pecan pie out of the race completely!

Not only can my honey cook a juicy turkey … he can carve and debone one too!

I cleaned my sewing room and straightened it all up ….

I had some fabric I was trying out on the ironing board…. Connie challenged me in a way to come up with a way to use this fabric just wider than the widest part of the ironing board…..

I cut the fabric subsequently about 2″ away from the board itself which also has layers of batting between the cover and the metal board….

I love it…. oh I did also make some scrubbing rags for my kids to match their decor and made the wallet for my daughter but it has some issues! So I will remake the wallet with my daughter in an upcoming visit 🙂

Molly is festive for Thanksgiving with her new bandana on 🙂

Our fave neighbor Jack and his wife Theresa brought us the wreath… it immediately found a home to welcome all who enter ❤

Here is a close up of the wreath!

I finished the hand quilting and then the machine done binding the day before Thanksgiving!!! I was sooo excited!

with that done… I was able to cross hatch all the way across…


And started hand quilting on the swirling hearts on the left hand side 🙂

Linking this hand quilting progress to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching linky party !!! Come on and check out what everyone is up to !!!

Thanks for stopping in and have a safe transition into December!!!

7 thoughts on “As December Nears…

  1. Gretchen

    Sounds like you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Your surgery recovery is amazing, you’re going stronger then every. Have a great week with lots of happy stitching!


  2. Kim Sharman

    Your husband is certainly a man of many talents. Your Thanksgiving celebration does sound wonderful. How pretty your runner looks displayed on the table. Love the gift your neighbours gave you. It certainly is a cheery welcome to your lovely home.


  3. Little Penpen

    Looks like a great week!! The quilt top from Connie is gorgeous! Is that a stack and whack design? I’ve always thought the kaleidoscope effect of those are so cool. Cute little wreath! And your sewing room looks great!


  4. Cathie J

    Sounds like you had a wonderful and delicious Thanksgiving celebration. I love that gifted quilt top. That fussy cutting has always fascinated me. Your heart quilt is looking wonderful. Yay for the quilt roll. Molly is as adorable as always. That wreath is so pretty! What a nice gift.


  5. karenfae

    you had a great Thanksgiving by the looks of it – and such a pretty quilt that Connie gave you to finish the one on the table, the runner is pretty neat too. I assume your recovery is still going well from the surgery? Have a good weekend.


  6. Karrin Hurd

    Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving feast. I too have been cleaning up some, as I will have company for Christmas. Hope you have a great week!



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