Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving and Baby Rose Finish!

Mr. Squash and I wish everyone a Very Happy Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for this year - our Squash House, our happy retirement and wonderful friends, not to mention each other! Two of our good friends were unable to meet with relatives this year because of the awful weather we've had this week, so they will be spending our first Squash House Thanksgiving with us! I finished another top for Lenni, which by the way is now being delayed until Jan 10th or so. I told Heidi I was more than happy (well, sort of - wink) to wait until all the proper parts were in place for the Bliss table! This is one of Jo Morton's Little Women series called Baby Rose. It's very small - 26 x 26. I decided to use wool for the applique and Civil War fabrics for the blocks. I think it turned out pretty well! It does not have a border and uses a single thickness binding. I'll post another picture when I have it quilted.

As I mentioned above, we have had a wild Autumn storm the past few days! The photo above in our backyard was taken yesterday morning and it snowed all day, so there is much more now than what you see. Oh - and don't worry about the empty bird feeder - the squirrels clean this one out so fast that I had to set up squirrel-proof feeders on the other side! Highs today are in the low to mid teens with last night getting down to almost zero! The entire state has been nearly paralyzed by this, so you know what that will do to Thanksgiving travel! I hope everyone gets to where they are going safely!

I had to show you this photo from Halloween. Our neighbor came home from being out steelheading all day and no one was home at his house, so he came over to show us his big catch! Way to go, Ted! By the way, those are all pumpkins from my garden! Mr. Jack O'Lantern is the biggest at 36 pounds! I carved him that day and the next evening he was gone - I hope he at least got taken to a loving home!

20 comments:

Libby said...

Jack-o-lanterns from your own garden, a beautiful blanket of snow and a delicious quilt . . . . life is good! Happy Thanksgiving.

Linda said...

Candace, I just love your Jo quilt! Using wool was perfection! Would look great hanging at my house too. Might have to look into that pattern. Oh my word...SNOW! WOW! Love your pumpkin!. Hope he found a good home! LOL!

Jackie said...

I love the picture from your back yard. Particularly the bird house with snow on top! Enjoy your Thanksgiving with friends. I'm sorry Lenni is delayed. The anticipation must be high!

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Hi and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your hubby.... WOW!!! What a snow storm you all got... The quilt is beautiful and a wonderful job you did... I love the pumpkins as well as your friends fish... Looks like he had a great day fishing....:)

ferne said...

Libby said it all! Life is good! Keep warm and keep sewing Lenni will be very busy when she finally arrives.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Quilt Hollow said...

Pretty top. I made that one while in Jo club and I too used wool. Happy Thanksgiving dear friend!!

Wendy said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Love the new little quilt.

Nicole said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the fabulous touch the applique gives it. Happy Thanksgiving!

Stephanie said...

Baby Rose is sweet as can be. Looks bigger than 26" in the photo. Perhaps my butt looks bigger in photos too? One can hope it's the photo! I digress...what a pile of snow. Your pumpkins are awesome. There was a bit of pumpkin smashing that happened here last year. Bad form! Now THAT's a fish! Warm and Happy Thanksgiving wishes.

Darlene said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mr Squash. Enjoy the day with your friends.

pratima said...

Your little quilt is sparkly and delightful! The pumpkins are so cute!!
Wow! so much snow...
Hope it doesn't come in your way during the celebrations. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

Mary said...

The snow looks beautiful and so fresh.I hope you got to make pies with the remaining pumpkins.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Baby Rose is gorgeous! I can't believe how cold it is where you are. My husband is thinking of wearing shorts on Thanksgiving!

Hope you and your friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Ulla said...

Your new quilt top is lovely, the wool appliqué is extra sweet. That steelhead is a handsome fish, no wonder he needed an audience. Your pumpkins grew up so big and nice.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sharon said...

I love your Jo quilt. I've only made one of her patterns but I have several books and lots of her fabric. Yes, WA has been hit, it was 15 here on Tues a.m. up in Blaine. This morning it feels more like Christmas as the snow is coming down, going to take a pic or two today.Happy Thanksgiving and stay warm and safe. We all have so much to be thankful for.

QuilterBee said...

Happy Turkey Day!! Love your little quilt, can't wait to see what you do with Lenni(when he finally comes!). Snow?? YIKES!! Amie in Tn.

Rannyjean said...

Candace, no matter where we are in this state, the weather has had its toll. I fell on the ice and that spoiled our plans, so we had an impromptu dinner at home and I limped around on my walker. How blessed to have friends over on your first holiday in your beautiful home!

kasthurirajam said...

lovely work

Carrie P. said...

Whoa that is a lot of snow. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving and didn't loose power. Have to cook that turkey.
Your little quilt is fabulous. Oh, bummer that you have to wait longer for you machine.

Karen said...

You must have all our snow! We had a few flakes as we were driving up to the mountains on Wednesday, and that was about all we saw. There wasn't even any here when we got back :( I have a pumpkin on the front step that has been vandalized - by the squirrel in the maple tree nearby!!