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Turkey Day Minus One

Where have I been? Monday, we had a family celebration for Milo’s fifth birthday. We had sushi at Mio Sushi and then watched him open all of his fantastic gifts from family members. He was all smiles. I also began a major clean up and put away in the studio. I have been coming and going and working on various projects and there were piles and messes everywhere. I finished cleaning yesterday and got to work on the auction quilt for Milo’s pre-school art show.

Here is my progress so far:


The two blank spaces will have pieced blocks because I have 26 blocks and decided a 4 X 7 worked best. Here is a close-up of some of the art work which I scanned and printed on fabric.


The theme is “My favorite season.” These are 3-5 year olds so most of the work consists of some scribbles. Milo drew a knight holding a shield with the sun shining – all in yellow!

Today, I went to my favorite market, Zupan’s, to pick up my turkey and shop for the ingredients for a great Thanksgiving Day meal. The turkey is soaking in brine overnight and will get smoked on the weber tomorrow. I did make these two important menu items today:


Pumpkin and pecan – yummmm!

This is for Lisa, Mark and Jayme. It is the cuteness of Maggie letting you know how much she will miss you tomorrow:



Wishing all my readers a happy and calorie laden Thanksgiving Day. I am counting my many blessings and looking forward to January with a sense of hope for our country. Hopefully, we have turned a corner and are headed in a better direction.

3 Responses to “Turkey Day Minus One”

  1. Shelina says:

    What a sweet quilt. I would recommend a photo of the teacher and a photo of the school for your extra blocks. Or maybe you can embroider the names of the teacher and school if you don’t want to do photo transfer.

  2. Judy says:

    Amen to that Sistah!!!
    Hope you had a wonderful day.

  3. Reva says:

    I share your Thanksgiving wishes, Gerrie, especially those for the future of our country. Hope you and yours are having a wonderful day. Those pies look delicious!