Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!


It is Thanksgiving today in Canada and I will be making the traditional turkey dinner. It has been absolutely glorious weather this weekend...warm and sunny every day. This is one of the beautiful trees we saw on our Saturday walk.




My extended family celebrated together yesterday and we took the 10 kids to the apple farm. We picked a lot of apples and I plan to make apple pie and Judy's Caramel Apple Jam.






We also went on a hayride and walked the corn maze...we had a great day!



In addition to today being Thanksgiving, it is also Design Wall Monday over at Judy's blog. This is what was is proudly being displayed on my design wall...block #7 of my "Journey of A Quilter" project.

I finished block #6 last summer, and have been slowly working on the above block for over a year...I have no idea why these blocks are taking me so long, except that I have started many many other quilts since then and I am enjoying the journey!!
I also have block #8 pieced and just have to trace the embroidery designs on the empty white spaces, and then I can get the hand stitching started on this one.
And then there will be only 1 more block to make...woohoo!
Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian blog readers!

22 comments:

Chris said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Libby said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Vicki said...

Happy Thanksgiving and I love that quilt. What a great idea for a quilt, the journey. I feel inspiration with this title. :)

Judy D said...

Happy Thanksgiving. If you haven't made the Caramel Apple Jam before, you might want to make and extra batch or 2 or 4. Yes, it is that delicious!
Love, love, love Journey of A Quilter. Sometimes it is all about the process.

Kathie said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Love the quilt you are working on that is going to be really special.

Tracy said...

Oh, block 7 is great! Was this a kit, or just a pattern? The fabrics are perfect!

Thanks for sharing the jam link - I'll be sure to check it out!!

AnnieO said...

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and we've been hosting it for a number of years now. Hope yours is wonderful!

Glad to see you are putting in some stitching time on your project. You're getting closer and closer to a finished top!

The Cozy Quilter said...

I am enjoying being with you on your Journey of a Quilter quilt. Happy Thanksgiving. Looks like you had a fun weekend.

orchidlover said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
It looks like you had a great weekend and I love the block

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Jeanne said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Kathy! The jam sounds delicious. I've already shared the recipe and hope to make a batch or two soon. Love your Journey of a Quilter.

Teaquilts said...

I find I like hand embroidery with piecing; just don't have time to do it all. I love what you have posted and would love to see the remaining blocks when you get them done.

Diane said...

Hope your day is wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving!

Zlaty said...

Happy Thanksgiving Kathy! I love your quilt!

Barb in Mi said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Love your block - and please enjoy the journey of making 1 block at a time!

To Mommies and Beyond said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I discovered your lovely blog as I was blog hoppping. I would love for you to visit me @ http://www.mommiesandbeyond.com
I am working on my first quilt. I have not mastered the sewing machine as of yet and so it will be hand sewn and patchwork. I am enjoying exploring your blog!

Ginger Patches said...

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Bonnie said...

Your Journey of a Quilter quilt is wonderful. It would take me a year to do all that embroidery!

I went back through your blog and loved every single quilt I saw.

Cathi said...

Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! Your Journey of a Quilter quilt is wonderful -- love the colours you're using!

Cathi said...

Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! Your Journey of a Quilter quilt is wonderful -- love the colours you're using!

Wendy said...

Happy Thanksgiving too.

scraphappy said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Ours isn't until next month, but you've got me looking forward to that Turkey dinner already!

Susan said...

You will soon be finished with Journey of a Quilter. I am still working on Leanne's House.

Aren't these quilts just the most fun?