Happy Thanksgiving

tureys  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

DSCN3943 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!




3 comments on “Happy Thanksgiving

  1. Happy Thanksgiving. My husband is somewhere between New Mexico and home, my younger daughter is moving this weekend, and the other daughter is working (health care). So it’s pretty quiet here. But I will do a little sewing, which makes me thankful. My oven has a small turkey breast cooking.

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