Let me start by saying that anyone that is working full time (or more) is certainly VERY thankful to have a 4 day break! I am no exception. The last 4 days have been wonderful and appreciated! And yes... now that it is Sunday night, I am wishing for "one more day"....lol!
We spent the day enjoying each others company, sharing some great food and watching lots of football! While a good amount of time was spent in the kitchen, it was a relaxing kind of day (in it's own way).
The area where I live is very congested. Not quite Manhattan, but announce a few super-mega-sales for "one day only"... well... let's say that the highways and side streets and mall parking lots become a bit too hectic for my taste. So. We did what no one does the day after Thanksgiving... we went to a grocery store! lol! Stocked up on baking supplies and appetizers for the Christmas month ahead...
Small Business Saturday
Again. To hectic to be on the local roads around here...so I did the next best thing to support small business... I cancelled my Amazon account! Not going to go on a rant here... but, I think Amazon has gotten WAY to big... and is squashing small business faster than "local big box marts". So. Iffin' I can't find something local (or order online directly from a small business that has a website)... I'm guessin' I can do just fine without it.
Yes. It's football season...and that's what's on our TV from 1:30 in the afternoon until sleep every Sunday! Do we park our butts on the couch and watch the entire game(s) from start to finish? Nope. But, the games are on while we sew, fix radios, cook, clean, play with the cat, read....etc. It's just a good way to have our "day of rest".
Some bloggers have been replying to comments directly on their blog. So once or twice I had returned to a blog post to see if a reply was posted....only to notice that the comment I left was not there. I was certain I had left a comment, but it was not there. Has this happened to you? Well, the answer lies within your browser! I'm a Mac person, so I was using Safari as my internet browser (and my comments were not posting)....once I switched to Chrome, all comments began posting!
And, do you know what else? Those of you that have tried to have blogger email you when a comment has been left on your blog (and have not had success with it)....should try changing your browser to Chrome...then go into your blogger settings and enter your email again. That's what I did, and email notifications began coming through!
I haven't been sewing much since we adopted Berwyn. Kittens have lots of energy and he is one curious little bugger... so "everything" is a toy to him. We've learned to keep all small stuff put away in containers...and projects in progress get put away into rubbermaid bins when not being worked on. My sewing space and hubby's radio space have never been so organized!
So. Now that we have a system going...I started a quilt today! Did not feel in the mood to work on any of my BOM's in progress...so I opened up a Christmas quilt kit (that has been in my closet for at least 5 years now). It's called "Winter Greetings" and it's from Country Sampler Quilt Shop in Spring Green, WI. It's one of Selma Bennett's "Nickel Club" quilt kits.... don't they package the fabric so beautifully?
The kit comes with 5" and 10" squares pre-cut... so, it was nice to just sit down at the machine and start sewing! :-) Then, once those squares are sewn together, they get cut apart (a certain way), then rearranged, then sewn together...it makes a complicated looking quilt actually become pretty do-able! Her directions are very clear and easy to follow.
I've gotten as far as trimming up 4 HST's...only 60 more to go! Better stop tapping on this keyboard and get back to Block-Loc(ing) those HST's! :-)
Wishing everyone peace and happiness during this Holiday Season! Stay calm and remember the REAL reason for the season! :-)
Berwyn says... "Stay warm and take frequent naps"...
Until next time...stay healthy and keep on smiling!