Saturday, November 27, 2021

Slow Sunday Stitching

Another busy week has passed by.  I spent the first part of the week shopping and preparing for Thanksgiving.  Wednesday was spent cleaning the house, and making pies.  The apple I made this year was said to be the best anyone has ever tasted in their life.  It was a Dutch Apple Pie, and can be found here.     I usually cook the turkey in the BBQ, and my son-in-law John gave me his old BBQ.  I went to change the tank of propane but could not unscrew it, it was on tight.  So I used a wrench and apparently separated the screw on part for the valve thing.  I ended up driving around town multiple times to find a hose/regulator that worked, and returned parts.  My painter guy who finished painting my chimney took my old one home, and apparently had an old BBQ with a part he could use, and it worked perfectly for cooking the turkey.    We have cooked our turkey in the BBQ probably for 30-35 years, and I really didn't want to change the tradition.  

We had a good Thanksgiving, although somewhat reduced.  John-John, my youngest grandson tested positive for Covid on Monday, so their family did not come, and were sorely missed.  Daughter Kristen wanted to take her family pictures for her Christmas cards so lots of pictures were taken while I was still finishing up the meal.  Kyleigh's boyfriend Andrew and Jaeger's girlfriend Cali also joined us.

After everyone went home, I took leftovers to Katie and her family.  Then today, because they didn't get much pumpkin pie, I made another small one for them and took it over, plus some deviled eggs I had not finished on Thanksgiving.


The past few days I have had a few dinners out with Kristen's family, Andrew and Cali.  Last night we went to a Japanese Hibachi type restaurant where they cook it in front of you.  What a delicious meal!  Kyleigh flew back to Boston last night at midnight.  Tonight was Jaeger's last night at home, and we took him up to a place up the street from me, with Andrew and his girlfriend Cali that does really good burgers.  

Kyleigh's roommate Mallytza asked if I would make her a pillow with their picture on it, so I made one before Kyleigh left yesterday.  When she got it today she was thrilled!  I printed their picture on a pre-treated silk sheet that will go through the printer, that  I generally use for images for my crazy quilting.  

My tradition has been to start putting up Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving.  Kyleigh usually decorates the tree, and Jaeger helps me get my tables set up to put up my Christmas village houses.   This year I will be decorating mostly by myself, but Jaeger and Cali today did help me get my boxes down from upstairs.   I will get the decorations down, and go get his brother Keaton later this week to help me put them back upstairs.  He will also crawl under the tables to plug in all the houses.  John-John was looking forward to helping me this year, but I guess it will be next year.  

Right now I have Christmas houses all over my kitchen, and nutcrackers all over the dining room tables.  Tomorrow I will start arranging everything.

What I will be doing this week for Slow Sunday Stitching is putting the binding on this Christmas quilt for my sister.  I hope to get this done before the end of the week because this was my one monthly goal.  

I'll be linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Head on over and check out what everyone is up to.  

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Lovely for you to see your family, and get the Turkey all done the traditional way. We will be having a very quiet Day, family will not be travelling down or flying up, however grandson will stay overnight on his way north Thank goodness for parts that fit.

  2. Karrin, it sounds as if you had a lovely Thanksgiving celebration. Fabulous the chappy was able to help you with the barbeque. 'Tis that time of the year again when we all begin to festoon our homes with Christmas decorations. By the sound of it you will be busy over the next little while. Your sister's Christmas quilt is lovely. Enjoy stitching they binding.

  3. Oh, what a pretty Christmas quilt! Your sister will love it!

  4. Oh no, sorry for the positive to change the Thanksgiving plans. It sounds like you had quite the exciting Wednesday with that BBQ! Glad everything worked out. Very sweet of you to drop off the dinner to your daughter's family. The quilt is beautiful! Good luck with getting those final stitches in before the clock hits Dec 1!

  5. So sorry someone was sick for the holiday. I hope your grandson is on the road to recovery. How nice that you delivered dinner to the family. I love that quilt and the photo pillow. Enjoy your Christmas decorating.

  6. Oh! I'm so sorry for the positive COVID test! How is he doing? Our Thanksgiving was just the two of us as I tested positive as well. I'm so glad you took over Thanksgiving goodies to your family.
    I'm sure your home looks lovely after you decorated it.
    Hugs to you.

  7. Love the Christmas quilt I sure hope you get the binding done. Looks like a lovely Thanksgiving with family.

  8. Gosh, you've had a busy time. So sad about Covid keeping loved ones away. That's a great pillow and I love the quilt you've made for your sister.

  9. Hi Karrin, I'm glad that you were able to get the turkey cooked on the BBQ - what a pain eh? Your sister's Christmas quilt looks lovely. Congrats on finishing your OMG (I'll be finishing mine up tonight!) Take care.