Friday, November 28, 2008

Beginning the Season of Madness

We had a great Thanksgiving with family, everybody ate way too much, didn't even have room for much dessert. I took four pies to my daughter's for our TD supper and brought the biggest share back home. That's OK, pumpkin pie always tastes the best the next morning for breakfast, with a nice, hot cup of coffee. Left some pumpkin pie there since my younger GD wasn't feeling well and didn't get her fair share.After supper we spent some time going through the ads for today. Nothing popped out at me that would cause me to get up way before the crack of dawn & drive 60 mi. to Norfolk to fight the crowds. It's insane. I'd much rather sit in my recliner with my laptop on my lap & my credit card on the table beside me and shop online. So far, I've only bought one gift in an actual store. Like the title says, it's the season of madness, and I'd just as soon not participate too much.

Before we left yesterday I got the last two borders put on the "camper quilt" so now it's a completed top. I like the way it turned out. I thought the side borders might have a little bit of fullness even though I measured & measured & measured. I'll have to square up the corners & look them over again before I put it on the frame. If I still think they're too full I'll hit them with a hot steam iron & see if that helps. I haven't decided which pantograph pattern I'll use for the quilting, it's always a hard choice.

Since the day after Thanksgiving is the traditional day to start putting up Christmas decorations, I changed my blog background to a Christmas theme. Have you tried any of the backtrounds from TheCutestBlogOnTheBlock? They have so many pretty ones it's hard to choose.


  1. Your quilt is lovely! I never got around to making the pumpkin pie..

  2. I have followed your blog since we began these classes and have enjoyed your comments. You will have to plan a road trip to Valentine sometime because we have a new quilt shop here that just opened. Her stock is getting better and better all the time. It makes me want to go home and just sew away the time.