This is our neighbors home and the bank she has planted a lot of different pines.
This is my view from my porch The neighbors shed and all the plantings she has made behind it. The stone fench is our property line. A couple little pines that my brother has brought to me.
Now this is what I have been doing this past week after Thanksgiving. Bonnie started a new mystery and I can not miss a mystery. This is some of the blocks from the first 3 parts. I am using Thimbleberries in reds, Blues and neutrals with a sort of gold which is suppose to be a single fabric. I have not finished sewing those triangles on the reds. The HST I am sewing before cutting off the triangle. Maybe something for a border?? Who knows
She does have part 4 posted which is a lot of broken dishes using more reds and the neutrals. Have not started to cut these.
Since it was snowing I thought it was time to get out the Christmas tree and get a little decorating done but it seems I can't do quit as much as I used to. Course I have no one around to carry the stuff up from the garage. So I have the tree up and a lot of the lights won't come on. So I am not going to put anything else on it for now. Besides my back was hurting so needed to sit.
Thought I better take the time to get this blog updated. Gee Thanksgiving has gone by and no post about what we did.
My Daughter and a friend of hers were coming on Tues. and since I am swimming on Mon. Wed. and Fridays. I said they could cook. He likes to cook and is Italian. So he had given me a list of what to have. He said he would make Lasagna and had to make the sauce from scratch. I left to do my thing.
When I came home this was on the table. They had to go to the store for extra things before cooking. Daughter found this pitcher which is her pattern in the Heisey we have collected for years. Really makes a great vase for these lovely flowers. There are still about half of them left. But I think I am going to replace them with a small tree.
Daughter said something about it was a wonder I hadn't gotten out my camera. I really hadn't thought about it but this was the crew in the kitchen. She was washing dishes. Doug was working on the islandHe was making a delicious cheese pie. His Mothers recipe. Daughter had made a pumpkin pie and made the crusts for both pies. Both got eaten before they left on Friday.
We had Duck for Thanksgiving as asked by Hubby. We were hoping he could come home but he didn't go to the nursing home till Wed. Evening but he was determined to come. Called at 10 an wanted us to come and get him. So Doug went with me in case we needed help. He got in the car good but had a little trouble getting out of the car so thank goodness we had some help.
Hubby had trouble getting out of the wheel chair so Doug was able to help again. Hubby was not happy not to get fried oysters besides his duck. Just a little confused as we had planned the oysters for Friday as this was asked for by daughter. That was my time to cook .He got them on Friday.
So by mid afternoon Hubby decided it was time to go back to the home. DD and Doug took him back to the nursing home.
We also had with us a Niece who is moving to the Annapolis area as her hubby is waiting for clearance for a job with the government. She has gotten a teaching job at the school where DD worked and next door to her school. She had her Collage student daughter visiting. I don't think I had seen the DD since she was a baby. This is my brothers oldest daughter and they used to visit after Christmas when the kids were young. We had a nice visit.
Now while I have been writing this the road is now snow covered. They have been calling for about 4-6 inches. but the sun is suppose to come out tomorrow. A nice start to the Christmas holiday. Sorry it has been so long since I posted but will try not to be so long the next time. Thanks for stopping by. Oh , yes that is my first Christmas cactus blooming.