Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is our cat, Charlie, reminding you to be thankful in all things!

Charlie came to us the night we moved into our house, a very skinny burr infested stray. Our two other cats were not excited to see him but he made his way into our lives and into our hearts. Although he feels he should get more attention and definitely more tuna, if cats can be thankful I'm sure he is!

The "Be Thankful" quilt is a Pat Sloan design (maybe) from way back when. Because I didn't think my cutting and piecing skills were very accurate, I decided to try making folk art type quilts which I thought would be more forgiving. Instead, I made a lot of mistakes on it and had a terrible time trying not to match things up! I was, indeed, very thankful when this quilt was finished. It usually hangs on our living room wall during this season but this year, it became a couch quilt and we like it there!

I haven't blogged much lately simply because I'm working on some larger projects and not getting anywhere fast. Remember my clamshell quilt? I've been working on it off and on for over a year now but I'm determined to get the top done by the end of the year! I've finished all 13 of the clamshell diamonds and am now hand piecing the side half diamonds.

Last week, a local quilt shop was having a storewide 25% off sale so after doing numerous calculations and rounding up for a little extra just in case, I purchased fabric for the borders and sashing. I hope I purchased enough fabric!

For those of you in the United States, I wish you all a very meaningful and happy Thanksgiving! We are sharing our Thanksgiving dinner with two other families. I'm in charge of making the pies which I enjoy making. I'm planning to make Pumpkin, Pecan and Apple pies and maybe a pumpkin roll. What I'm not planning to do is step on our scale for a few days!


  1. Oh I wish I could see the whole Thankful quilt.

    Your kittie is so cute! The clamshells are looking great - It will be so worth it when you are done!

  2. Oh, your clamshells are looking prettier than ever! I stalled on mine but am looking to kick it into gear again as soon as I can find a few evenings to sit still. Ginger cats are special, I don't know why but it does seem to be so!

  3. Hi Mayleen, Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy Thanksgiving. Im sure your Charlie is very thankful for finding you!

  4. A very lucky cat indeed!! Charlie is a very handsome boy!
    Your clamshell project is looking quite stunning!!! Have a great Thanksgiving!