Thanksgiving was a wonderful holiday for our little family this year. We stayed tucked into our house all day with the delicious aroma of roasting turkey all around us. We ate and laughed. We ate and reminisced. We ate and played games. Then we ate and played some more. We've recently added one more game to the game closet - Dutch Blitz.
It is easy to learn, fast paced, and just like the box says, "A Vonderful Goot Game." When alternated with the Chinese Checkers and Mexican Dominoes we have been playing the last few weeks, it seems like we have a game going at the table all of our waking hours.
I didn't get out to the stores or sales yesterday. The idea of tussling my way through traffic and crowds in search of a bargain becomes less and less appealing all the time. Today was a different story. I needed a gift for a gift exchange at a party this week. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to head out to Country Loft. The gift does not need to be quilt related but they have a wonderful supply of gifty things to choose from. No one really needed to twist my arm too hard to make the trip and Hubby was open to coming a long for the ride and a lunch date. In addition to the gift, look what came home with me. A new pattern and a dozen fat quarters.
I almost made it out, but Kathy made sure I was aware of the sale - Buy 8 fat quarters, get 4 free. Who am I to pass up such a deal?
Since we were in the neighborhood, we stopped in at Rosie's, too. Again I almost made it out without buying a thing. And then . . .
I went into the room with the brushed cottons and homespuns. The bolts practically started jumping off the shelves and into my arms. Hubby and I picked these out together. As soon as the holidays are over, I'm going to begin working on a quilt for our 30th anniversary. I just have a sort of overall vision of what I want and each of these will work perfectly in that vision. I'm sure I got far more than I'll need. What doesn't go into the front can go on the back any left after that will fit nicely in the stash.
But before that, Christmas decorating must be done. All of the fall things have been put away for this year. The Princess said it looked bare. After she left for work this afternoon, I started hanging Christmas quilts. It will look much cozier when she gets home this evening.
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