There are many things to be thankful for on Thanksgiving (which I am thankful for every day of the year) — wonderful family, good friends, health, activities, creative outlets and job I enjoy, as well as the fact that the part of the tooth I broke off yesterday eating a raw carrot did not also take the filling out with it so it doesn’t hurt and hopefully won’t start hurting before I can get something done with it (heck with that healthy food – I may switch to only eating donuts – they don’t break teeth).
I’m also thankful for the delicious smelling (and tasting) pumpkin chocolatey goodness I just took out of the oven. I wasn’t in the mood for pumpkin pie (and really didn’t need a whole pie here to eat myself even if it wouldn’t break teeth like crunchy carrots) and decided to make some pumpkin chocolate chip muffins for my breakfast — a large batch since I’ll be taking the leftovers into the office tomorrow to feed some of the skeleton crew that will be there. I used this recipe . And since I didn’t want to wait for the first pan to be done – I made then in various sizes. I ended up with a dozen (minus the taste testing one) regular sized muffins, one and a half dozen mini muffins, and two jumbo muffins (made in two individual silicone bundt cake type pans – they turn out about the size of those jumbo muffins in the stores). And it smells like cinnamon and pumpkin in here now – as it should on Thanks giving.
Since I forgot to pick up the ingredients to make homemade stuffing, I’ve decided to save my little Cornish hen (which I wanted the stuffing to go with) for another day – maybe the weekend – and I’ll be dining on another favorite I love since I remembered there’s a bunch of fresh mushrooms in the fridge – Chicken Chablis. Yum, my mouth waters just thinking of it.
Now my dilemma is what to do today. In my cleaning out of the bedroom closet last weekend, I came up with a new plan for the sewing room closet organization. I worked on it a little last night but am debating if I want to work on that, knit, sew, go put up the outside holiday lights, etc. But I just looked at the temp outside (19) and think I’ll wait to do lights till the weekend since it’s supposed to be mid to upper 30s. I also, when cleaning the closet, pulled out the Christmas tree tub but I’m debating if I want to put up my white one – it’s big and that means trying to rearrange furniture to find a place for it and there’s only so many places I can move things around to. I didn’t put it up last year because I was just too busy but I do miss seeing all my ornament collection. I’m thinking of getting a new tree I saw – it only takes up about a 30″ diameter footprint – tall and skinny.
I do have two scarfs to block – finished those off last night; fringe to add to another scarf; about 3 rows left to finish a cowl — I need to finish some items to improve my “knit from the stash” numbers.
And there’s a quilt to work on — check out this fabric that arrived yesterday
I’m also thankful for my friend Sandy at Hoffman California Fabrics – and not just because she sends me fabric when I ask — she found me several years ago and enabled me to get my quilt designs out into the wider world on their website.
I needed a border fabric for my Asian quilt I’m making, found this on Hoffman’s website, emailed Sandy, and a couple days later it arrive. It is absolutely perfect for borders on this quilt.
Okay – enough dilly dallying on the computer – I’ve got things to do – haven’t decided exactly what but there’s plenty to choose from!