Wonderful family and friends.........
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!
A loving mother that has taught
and continues to teach how to
carry on traditions......
like her deviled eggs.....
and her perfect mashed potatoes......
A sister that has a knack for making Momma's home made
Get that just right sis!
Having a home and some land where
I can raise my own food.....
by the way,....
this home grown turkey
exceeded ALL expectations!
Just ask my friend Mike! LOL
Being able to host in a house I love.
Sitting down and making more memories
when we weren't stuffing our faces!
Thankful for the little ones!
Past and present!
Sophia Annabella loves it when
Paw Paw sneaks her a piece of turkey!
And, it was this little booger's first Thanksgiving!
Paw Paw had the honors of feeding her, her first bite of
Thankful for a father who shares his
talents with his family.
This beautiful cabinet is now displayed proudly in
the Quilt Cave!
My dad completely refinished my maternal
grandmother's treadle sewing machine cabinet
and did a masterful job!
(Machine still being refurbished.)
Dad did an amazing job on it.
And my mom is so proud of it too!
I can't thank my cousin Marcia enough
for allowing me to have this piece of
I wanted Dad to sign it to show the date
he refinished it.
While he did so, my mother shared a story of
When Mom was around 15 years old, she worked
for a small restaurant washing dishes.
She saved the little money she made there and would
go buy fabric at a mercantile store in town.
My grandmother would compliment my mother
on what a good job she did saving money, and how
nice the fabric was, and in return would make my
mom a skirt or dress out of that fabric.
My mom says her first memories of sewing on
this machine was helping her mother make those
clothes on this machine.
PRICELESS memories for me to share with you all.
Thankful for a wonderful niece and nephew
that will hopefully come visit me
in the nursing home one day......
hopefully that day is FAR away......
The snowman ornament tradition with my nephew
and niece continues on.
I get them one every year and date it for them.
And so many quilters are so thankful for
Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville Mystery
this time of year!
I am no exception!
Linking up with Quiltville's
Since I just completed "Sapphire Stars,"
I opted to play with a different color scheme
for Bonnie's mystery this year, rather than
my usual go to patriotic color scheme I usually
make with her mystery quilts.
Aqua and Coral remain the same,
Brown, I am substituting Grey
Neutral, I am substituting Navy.
Going through the strings for
More strings to go through......
My Accuquilt Studio makes quick work of these
A sampling of the 9 patches made
in no time.....
Thankful for so much.....
including you all!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Keep on Quilting!
Kevin the Quilter