Back a few months ago, I'd probably have finished several projects over the course of a three-day weekend but not so much these days. My stitchery friends gathered on Saturday, so I managed to get three more blocks appliqued for the Pumpkin Pie quilt by Bunny Hill.
Of course, now I have most of another year to finish this one!
On Sunday, when I thought I'd pin the Comfort and Joy quilt, I found that most of my quilting time was consumed in piecing a backing. By the time I was done with that, I knew it was too late to haul my tables out to the patio, spread out the layers, and start pinning. So I did that on Monday instead.
Now I have it ready to start the quilting, but I'm not sure how soon that might happen. Wednesday night is my monthly Thimbleberries gathering and I have a couple things to do between now and then, so I doubt I'll begin until after that time. And I'm getting together with a couple of my stitchery friends on Friday night to work on Postcard Cuties, so I'll also need to do a little prep for that. It's always something! Maybe I can start quilting next weekend.
For our Thanksgiving this year, Hubby and I are going up to Humboldt to spend the holiday with the Wild Child. Soccer Son, his Lovely Wife, and my sister-in-law will also be attending this year, so it will be a festive gathering. We'll actually be celebrating on Saturday; Hubby and I have dinner reservations at my favorite local restaurant on Thanksgiving day itself--they have a special Thanksgiving menu I'm looking forward to trying. And since we won't be hosting anyone for Thanksgiving, I've decided I want to try to get the Christmas decorations up a little early this year. In fact, I was thinking it would be awfully nice to come home from Thanksgiving in Humboldt to a decorated house! That might be wishful thinking, but I got a start on that idea today when I tossed out all the pumpkins and gathered up the fall quilts. I think if I do a little bit at a time, we might be fairly well along on the process by the time the holiday season truly begins.
Oddly enough, I've talked to several friends who all have the same idea about decorating a little early this year--probably because Thanksgiving falls so close to the end of November. How about you? Will you wait until after Thanksgiving or do you plan to get started a little sooner this year?