Friday, November 25, 2011

A Thankful Sew & Tell

I'm running a little late today for Amylouwho's Sew & Tell Friday, having slept in this morning and recuperated from all the Thanksgiving festivities yesterday. I'm SO not a Black Friday shopper, but as one friend said on Facebook this morning, I'm glad they're out there helping to boost the economy today! :o)

Here's a photo of the crowd we had at our house yesterday.

There's my mom and dad, my two sisters and their families, plus our own. Thirty-one of us in all. Missing are my two brothers and their families (which would have given us 19 more!) and one sister's daughter-in-law, who wasn't able to come. I don't think we could fit in one house anymore if we all got together at once. And this is only one side of the family! We are very thankful indeed, to be so generously blessed with loving families. :o)

Sewing-wise, it was not a super-productive week. I did have one finish, only because it was nearly done last week and all I had left to do was some hand stitching on the binding:

I blogged about "Where are Your Shoes and Socks?" on Tuesday, if you'd like to see the details, closeups, etc. I'm really happy with the way it turned out, and so glad to have it done!

That was my only finish for the week, but my son also brought home his finished project from 8th grade Family Consumer Science class (I wonder why they stopped calling it "Home Economics?"), so I thought I'd share his finish, too. I'm not sure how much he liked sewing it, but I think he did a great job!

Now I need to get back in the swing of things and get going on my other to-dos. There was a baby quilt I had hoped to piece this week, and with the weekend still ahead, I might just get that done. I have another project I'd like to finish before Wednesday for my daughter's birthday, and then there are the Christmas gifts I've been brainstorming...

One thing is for certain, I never run out of things to do. And for that too, I am thankful. :o)


Dayna said...

Absolutely marvelous!!

Jean said...

Wonderful family pic! Glad you enjoyed the holiday!

Chris H said...

How lovely, all the family together.
AND I love the shoes n socks quilt.