Thanksgiving is almost here and we will be spending it all by ourselves--the four of us eating probably a roasted chicken with some savory side dishes. While my Mom and my little brother have their Thanksgiving also by themselves in NY. Both sides probably wishing that we could be closer and spending time with each other. Life sometimes is rotten but a little glitter was thrown into my day today. Mom called and she said that there is a 90% chance that she may come to spend Christmas with us! I was looking at tickets and trying to see how we could arrange everything (time and finances). She only gets 8 days off, including weekends and holidays, so we are working on a very short-time frame and the busiest time of the airline season. However, my heart is rejoicing and I can't wait to tell the children that this Christmas Grandma will be here with us! I am so excited and I am hoping that it will come about.
After chatting with my Momma on the phone, I was feeling so good and happy that I wanted to make something crafty. On Friday, I took my zoomer for a little drive and I went to the craft store and picked up some material to make some pincushions that I read about on Sew Mama Sew. I followed the tutorial on Leah's blog for the Patchwork Pincushion and now I have a pincushion for my T-shaped blocking pins. The tutorial is superb! Easy to follow and answers every question a newbie might have. I am a huge dumbo when it comes to the sewing machine and I was able to do it in about an hour. The hardest part: sewing the pretty buttons. I don't have any good thread around here just 100% polyester and that broke off a couple of times. I definitely will be looking for the waxed linen thread that Leah recommends.
Thanks Leah for the great tutorial and for giving my creativity another outlet.
And guess what...I am nearing my 500 post and my 5000th comment! I wonder if I can do it before the end of the year! That would be sooo neat, momentous occasions both.