Giving Thanks

I hope everyone is having (or had) a wonderful Thanksgiving. At the end of the day, family and friends are what it’s all about…any day of the year. J and I are blessed to have two successful, happy children, three lovely granddaughters, a multitude of friends, and the time and money to travel and do the things we want (like golf). And we have our health. We’re pretty creaky, the old joints don’t work as well as they used to, but we have no major ills at this point. For that I am truly grateful. Truly.

On a lighter note, I am thankful that the Thanksgiving cheesecake looks okay. I didn’t notice the direction that said to only put half the cream in the mix, the other half was to go in the topping, until I put the batter in the pan. I was afraid it would be goo so I cooked it a little longer and I think it’s okay. Then I thought I had scorched it but the brown color is because it’s got pumpkin in it—doh. Well, we’ll see when we eat it. That is gingersnap crust on the sides, not burn stuff. I know the topping and crust are good, because I did quality control...
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Another thing I am thankful for is having this bugger pieced, and that I like how it looks. I have the threads chosen, but I haven’t thought about the quilt-line design yet. I’ll be shoulder-to-the grindstone after Thanksgiving to get it quilted in time for Christmas—and it needs to be mailed.
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Family and friends are coming for the holidays (and beyond) and we are so excited about that. Once the holiday stuff is all put away I am going to take an online class for painting on fabric—I am done procrastinating! Think how much better the above piece would look with some shading on the sail and glints of light on the waves. I tried painting a sample with Jacquard paints that I had on hand but it just looked muddy.

Thanks for stopping by! Love you lots.


  1. Thanks buddy! Everything looks great (quilt, cheesecake, etc.). I hope you and Jim have a good holiday:)

  2. I'll look forward to your fabric painting. I'll resist saying, "it's about frickin' time!" OK, I said it.

    Happy Thanksgiving! xoxox

  3. Love the sailboat so far. Can not wait to see it quilted.
    Bet the cake was yummy!

  4. Your sailboat (and cheesecake) look amazing! And I'll bet the latter got rave reviews? I was smiling because I totally left out the melted butter in something, so maybe we balanced each other out! Enjoy the rest of this holiday weekend!

  5. Your sailboat is fantastic - it looks like it's 3 dimensional. I'm grateful that you are both healthy and enjoying the good things in life. Cheers!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. That sailboat quilt is just gorgeous. I love the orange on the sail against the water.

  7. Mmmmm! Cheesecake looks delicious! The sailboat is going to be beautiful; can't wait to see the finished quilt.


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