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!