Thanksgiving in Canada has come and gone yet again, and as usual we have so much to be grateful for. The kids are back at school today and I am spending my day off boiling bones to make soup and catching up, emerging from my turkey stupor to blog a wee bit!
It was a great long weekend. The Hubs was actually away for most of in it Vegas with some buddies doing some no doubt unmentionable things to celebrate a 40th birthday. Apparently it involved a variety of costumes.....he has not disclosed much to me to be honest, but his friend mentioned at one point they had to go buy Sharpies for him to sign autographs as he kept being mistaken for Jon Bon Jovi. Do I really want to know the details? Probably not.
But the luck was REALLY rolling back at home in Winnipeg! I took the kids to see a movie and afterward was suckered into letting them have toonies to play "The Claw"- you know, that game where you use a joystick to guide a claw and try to have it grab a stuffed toy? The one where no one ever wins?? Well, history was made right here, people. Last But Not Least won not one, but FIVE (!!!) toys....and get this, in ONE TURN!! Insane. The kids and their friends went absolutely mental, as I am sure you can imagine. This moment will become the folklore passed from generation to generation in our family, no doubt. Got a grainy photo of their glee. Just awesome.
Between the usual hockey/ringette/dance schedule that keeps us running this weekend, I actually found some quiet moments to knit and sew. I am feeling a surge of creativity lately and am chomping at the bit to MAKE. First off, made some cute booties for The Plaid Baby. Pattern here.
Should be a lovely accompaniment to her sweater :)
Next, raided my scrap bin for blues and greens and made this quilt top, entirely inspired by this one by Blue Elephant Stitches. I just love how it came out!
And a little hand stitching and embroidery on another quilty project as well!
I also spent a good deal of the weekend outside enjoying the beautiful turning of the leaves....fall is my favorite time of year with all the colors and the honking Canada geese flying overhead!
As soon as Thanksgiving dinner was eaten, the girls declared it was time for the next holiday, and dragged out The Ghastlies quilt to snuggle with. I think this is my all time favourite!
Have a wonderful week!