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Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm 1 hour ago
Wow, we had a fabulous dinner at my daughter's house!..which is typical of everyone's dinner today!!..over the top!..this was my third Thanksgiving dinner...boy, Americans celebrate big time! Every food you can think of is usually on that table, yummy!..then of course, comes the big nap!..it is all good!
Comment by Janice Aitkens 17 hours ago

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you will have a very

Blessed Thanksgiving to

those who celebrate it & a

Blessed day to those who don't

I took a sleeping tablet so got

a much better night

I will be going shopping later

not sure if i will get any sewing done

but if i don't i can still knit

Have a Great day take care

Hugs Janice

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm 23 hours ago
Janice..I have a world clock on my IPad with different times displayed across the world....in different countries all at the same time...pretty neat!
.....today was our first Sewing day at the table..there were 2 ladies, but we attracted a lot of attention ....and everyone liked the idea!
.....tonight we had another big turkey dinner with tons of great food and a wonderful church service in the big diningroom ...our days are so busy here!
....it is really neat to walk around our 4 wings and 12 floors...and just smell all the turkey's roasting in the oven..heavenly!
....good night all!..big day tomorrow!
Comment by Janice Aitkens yesterday

I am rather frustrated today started a matinee jacket only 4 rows to the pattern a lot of yarn round needle to make stitches as you knit 3 stitches together well such a simple pattern & i keep going wrong think i will give up on the pattern & do it in stocking stitch as the yarn is varigated it still have a nice look

Not sure if it memory, the meningioma or just me

So when it 6am here Kathy it 9pm there didn't realise such a time difference most are around 5 hours difference

Have a Good Thanksgiving Everyone

Hugs Janice

Comment by Barbara S/IL yesterday

Good morning. 

It will be a prep day for me for the family Thanksgiving dinner. It's work but fun work, if you know what I mean. I'm planning on making a carrot cake and cheesecake today. Then I may at least cook the sweet potatoes to be made into a casserole tomorrow. I need to clean my stove yet but the rest of the house is fairly clean. I don't count the sewing room in that - LOL.

I have a hristmas quilt all cut and in a box waiting to be sewn together, This is the second year that it's been waiting. Maybe agter the family leaves, I'll get into the sewing room again.

We may have a little snow today. We'll probably have a white Thanksgiving and a green Christmas the way the weather has been lately.

Kathy I am so excited for you. That group is going to be so much fun. I bet they are excited too.

Janice congrats on a new nephew. He has a powerful name. I'm sure your niece will love the new quilt.

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm yesterday
Janice, there is a time difference..you are ahead of us by 9 hours...it is shopping day here...I will be heading to my daughter's house with pots and pans big enough to cook the Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow...we started small and now more family are coming....great!!...
......I think I will hang a couple of my children's quilts on the wall of the Sewing Club..(room),.to catch the eye of other sewers, who live in my building..I think we will out grow our table quickly, and have to add another table;;)
.....we put in our name for a 2 bedroom unit...saw one yesterday in our building, which will be perfect for a sewingroom for me, and an extra bathroom...now we just have to wait....it would be nice to be on the upper floors, for more sunlight...at least being in this apartment is cooler in the Summer...
....I too have Christmas fabric I bought last summer, for a Christmas quilt...hopefully, it will be done next year...I just keep forgetting that I have it!.,too busy here.LOL..
.....Have a wonderful day tomorrow!...Happy Thanksgiving!
Comment by Janice Aitkens yesterday

Thanks Ruthann

The Tea cosy is 1 just showed either side

I have some Christmas Fabrics but not a lot to do big projects well tell a lie i do have one lot but that set aside for my Christmas Quilt when i get around to doing it it will be next Christmas the rate i am going lol

Going to have a quiet day not sure if i will get any sewing done have done some cutting but back is hurting so may leave it for today & just knit

Hugs Janice

Comment by Ruthann yesterday

love your Noel, beautiful fabrics, your tea cozy is pretty with red cardinals and the joy one, what a lovely name your niece gave her newborn son, am sure will love their gift you made, sounds like fun for you, the new machaine to try out new stuff and the new yarn you ordered, good finally got some sleep.sounds like do need a warehouse , ha ha, would be nice hey? a place to have all your goodies and have space to add more, ha ha, good luck on the baby sweater and the placemats,

Kathy what fun must be having sampling all those holiday yummies, good for you setting up a group to sew, another added thing for all you to do there, sounds like good choice you and john made to move there

Barbara we got a 2 day rain here, all the snow was gone then by next afternoon got 5 inches of snow again,been inside hibernating, been sewing some, got my tree up, made some Victorian potholders to match some odd ornaments bought, can not post on my sons computer as camera software is on office computer, will show next week, my DH got a 7 pointer, my DS got 10 pointer,

am off to look thru more Christmas stash fabrics to see what can make next, also got 2 of the tree panels done.  so getting Christmas gifts made finally, arm aches a little , but not bad, tried to crochet for 5 minutes, no can do, strain on shoulder so will do another time..

am loving this quiet week, but had DH aunt and cousin over one day visiting and one day SIL visited for couple hours, but otherwise have the day to myself to do as want.take care, keep arm and will chat more next week,

Comment by Janice Aitkens yesterday

Kathy What is the time difference here as i write it is 7.10am

Sounds interesting, i am about to look at some placemats patterns as i need to do a set for a gift Greg moaning as he asked me ages ago & i forgot lol

Have a good evening

Hugs Janice

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm yesterday
It is a Good Evening here!..and Big John and I are sitting here listening to our first Christmas song of the season!..beautiful!...it has been go, go around here!..this afternoon, we set up the table and chairs upstairs on our third floor for the Sewing Club...tomorrow, I will post announcements about our sewing room..I have 4 ladies that want to join me!...

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