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November 29, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend...

One of the house elves reminded me "the blog needs updating."
Oh.  Let's see what I can come up with...

  Thanksgiving morning the guys went up to watch the high school football game. I stayed back to keep an eye on the turkey and get some sewing done. Instead of sewing I sketched a cornucopia. 
(I'm using it for this week's prompt-gratitude. Okay, I finished it before Jaye even posted... but it works, so I'm going with it.)
We had a nice Thanksgiving lunch and spent the day with friends.

The youngest had an art assignment: to sketch an action figure. So while he sketched his guy, I sketched my guy.  I thought in the New Year I'd like to look into taking a drawing class...

Little by little these guys continue to get faces. A friend stopped over and we had a conversation about the sashing and border.  While we were chatting.... the house elves quietly put the tree up. What a surprise! I'd show you, but all the lights don't work... so that is on tonight's agenda during the Celtics game.



And while the fabric guys were getting faces, the wooden guys marched their way down one by one.



Some went in for repair. It's always a long, hot, dry, off season in the attic. Stuff happens.



And while all that was happening this sat on the frame waiting.....



10 comments:

Beena said...

Okay...so I'm laughing my head off. Not because of your always fabulous sketches or work...but because right after you talk about the attic, and mention "stuff happens" you have a pic of that one nutcracker. His face appears just so disheartened, as if a long hot summer in the attic nearly killed him. Stuff certainly happened to him, by the expression on his face! LOL

Deb said...

oooh the quilt on the frame looks wonderful so far...looking forward to the rest.

Quilt Rat said...

These sketches are fabulous! Love the photo of the boys marching down the stairs.........ah freedom

Debra said...

What a great collection of nutcrackers -- both in reality and on the quilt!

Vicki W said...

What a nice Christmas collection!

Kathleen said...

i love both quilts... the bottom one is my kind of quilt and the guys are just spectacular!

PeggyinNO said...

Just came across your blog and it is bookmarked because I HAVE to see your Nutcracker quilt when it is finished! I need to get my "guys" out of the attic soon and start decorating!

Kay said...

That's a beautiful motif on that brown quilt!

And--how I wish I had those house elves! It's all considered women's work here!

Jaye said...

I don't remember seeing your cornucopia before, but I love it! Nice job

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