Oh what a full week we had! Full of family, fun, & food.
My brother & SIL (B&S) brought my parents here on Monday afternoon. I was even ready!! After an early (for us, but helping them shift time zones) supper, Mom, SIL, & I went to quilt guild for the program on wool appliqué. Lovely show but I didn’t have my camera! Sorry!!
SIL had brought a project for us to work on for Tuesday. She couldn’t find the right color for her bathroom towels so we dyed towels for her!! No photos there either — us in our ugliest duds bending over work buckets in the ugly furnace room. Just imagine LEMON colored towels. Now imagine them nuclear-ized lemon and you’ll get the picture. They are perfect, I think!! She had showed me her target color via a lemon candle when I was there earlier in the month. I think we hit the nail nearly on the head, erring on the side of brighter. 😀 Her sister is her decorating consultant so I hope she is pleased!
That afternoon, I loaded my sister’s wallhanging on the quilting frame so all could see my process there.
On Wednesday, B&S headed to their son’s about 5 hrs away for the rest of the week. Mom & I were in full-gear with lots of cooking to do! I felt like we accomplished a lot in the morning but we still had PLENTY to do all afternoon as well as to make supper for that night.
That day we: cooked bacon to add to the green beans, prepared 5# mashed potatoes, cooked and mashed 2 butternut squash, made 2 Peach Berry Pies, baked bread, and then made supper. Mom washed lots of dishes as we got things made. After supper, K arrived home about 7:45 from a difficult day at work.
We spent Thanksgiving day at home together. In the morning, Dad watched the parade, Mom & I fixed more food, and Phil played a game with the kids. I guess Nina played the dummy hand.
As usual…. horseplay ensued….
(Really, she is USUALLY off the carpet!! Hmpf!!)
The turkey cooked on time, all the dishes were yummy (I especially liked the new recipe for green bean casserole w/o the carbs & sugars!), and we all enjoyed our meal together! All too soon, we packed up leftovers for K and she headed back home about 5 p.m. for Friday morning work. I’m thankful for the 21 hour visit we had but always wish for more.
On Friday with all the others back to work, I showed Mom & Dad some of my quilting by working on my sister’s wallhanging. It was nice having company there and their enjoyment of watching me work. It wasn’t all work, we also heated leftovers for lunch, took naps, and cooked turkey broth! haha!
Saturday had us up with the alarm clock and I headed out with Mom & Dad at 8 a.m. We drove just into Indiana a bit and met B&S for an early lunch. We transferred bags and parents after lunch. My 11:45. I headed back home by myself and all of them headed back to Ohio. They drove into sunshine and I had rain both directions!
It was a fun week and it was great to be able to share the driving with B&S. So glad they could help out like this!
This week looks pretty normal for all of us…. all back to work and a more normal schedule. Pleasure sewing & finishing my sister’s wallhanging in the spare hours.