Sunday, November 24, 2019


The kids are off to Grandma's soon. Greg will be off to work and I get the house to myself! In between some laundry and cleaning I'll take some breaks.

I'll add some crochet stitches to Emily's afghan. This is a blanket stitch and very soothing to work. I have another 5 rows added from this photo.

Aidan pulled out this pillow kit he has. It is knitting. I need to find a 4mm and 5mm that will hold 74 stitches. He wants to 'help'. We will see how that goes!

I'm still on block 3 of Happy little things. I need to trim this to 4.5 inches and then cut out the surrounding pieces for it. These might just get machine sewn this month to get it done.... so I can start on the embroidery for block #4!

I also need to prep a block or 2 for the Ella Maria Deacon quilt along at Sentimental Stitches. I have the first 8 blocks done - all by hand. The last 2 still need pressing and the applique needs to be trimmed to size.

The kids are off school this week with Thanksgiving on Thursday. I got the turkey last night and all 13.5 pounds of him is defrosting in the fridge. That was the smallest.... all the others were 20 pounds or more! At about 5 pounds per day in the fridge.... they would not work for me! Still at .49 cents a pound it was not bad.

I'll let the kids start decorating the house this week to keep them occupied and out of my hair while I am working. Peanut has a vet appt on Monday afternoon for annual shots. Ollie went on Saturday and the pins on the second cage got broken getting him into the cage so only he went. Sophie went in September. A rodeo on Friday night in Inverness with Grandma and a parade with girl scouts for Light up Ocala yesterday afternoon and evening has made for a busy weekend already. I'm looking forward to some hand work time today.

Linking with Slow Sunday Stitching.


Chris said...

Sounds like you deserve some me-time stitching. We are sick over here but enjoying the nice sunshine.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Great variety of projects on the go, Deb! Speaking of on the go... Enjoy a Slow Stitch Sunday today. (Just in time for the crazy busy to start for another week!)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Love those pretty blue blocks for the Ella Marie Deacon project! Enjoy your Sunday stitching, Deb, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Karrin Hurd said...

Great projects, love the blues in Ella Maria Duncan. I need to make this months blocks too

Sarah said...

Sounds like you have a busy time ahead. I hope you manage to get some sewing, crochet done today. Pretty colour wool by the way!


I haven't decided if being quiet on Sundays is celebrating a rest from the past week--or getting rested up for the coming week of fun, work, and commitments!! and then throw in a holiday--and well????
love all the projects you have in the works--will be waiting to see how the knitted pillow comes out--looks like a fun pattern--
have a great Thanksgiving week--
luv, di

Quilter Kathy said...

Hope you had some quiet stitching time today!
Your Happy Little Things block is pretty!
That lilac afghan is lovely.... you say it is sooting to work on, but it looks like a challenging pattern!

Karen said...

Small blocks and well done.