Friday, November 19, 2010


Thanksgiving Funny

I hope you are stuffed with blessings, and your turkey is stuffed with sage and rosemary.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday Funny

I remember watching this skit a long time ago. You can tell it's the Seventies because they still allowed smoking on the airplane.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Let Us Give Thanks - Let's express gratitude for our prosperity while ravaging a beheaded fowl carcass

Has anyone else noticed that the stores, TV ads, etc. are going directly from Halloween to Christmas? What happened to Thanksgiving? I think that the concept of being thankful is very important, and sorely lacking in our society.

So what do you say--let's slow down the Christmas rush and let November be the month of Thanksgiving, and not the month of "I have my Christmas shopping done before you do".
Go ahead and savor that turkey carcass! (and your family and friends, and your football games, and your parades)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Autumn Table Topper

For the past few weeks I have been sneaking into my sewing room for a few moments at a time to make this table topper for fall:

Mine turned out wider than what the pattern called for since I used 3 inch fabric strips instead of 2.5 inch strips. Mainly because I bought a Moda scrap bag that had all of these beautiful 3 inch strips and there was no way I was going to cut them all down to 2.5!

Also, I was only supposed to use dark and light fabrics, but I mixed in lots of pretty mediums, so I don't have quite the contrast that I should have. But I really like it anyway.

The best part? It's reversible! The other side is similar to this side, except more dark fabrics and fewer light. So when I have a little spill, all I have to do is flip it over!

Lots of cutting and piecing, but I like to call that "therapy".

The pattern is in Quilter's World June 2010.