Thursday, November 23, 2017

Things I like Nov 23 Thanksgiving Day

Greetings and Happy Thanksgiving Day!

I've had this Thanksgiving fella for years. He makes me laugh.
Of course I'm thankful for my family, retirement and many other things this special day including not making the big meal for my family.  I will be going to my son's new home for the big event.  And, yes, I will be wearing stretchy pants.

Here are a few of my "likes" this week:

1. The Quilting in America 2017 survey.  It's interesting to see how we are as a community in the eyes of the financial gurus. Evidently, the survey was sent to some people (shop owners?) and the results were at Quilt Market.  Here's the link to the and click on "News".  The  survey results should appear.  Needless to say, there are more quilters and younger quilters which is a good sign that this sewing tradition will prevail. BTW- I don't fall into the average quilter box. LOL.

2. Veggie for breakfast. 
Hey-pumpkin is a veggie.

3.  Maxine. 

Sorry- I know she's irreverent but I think she's funny.  I have a lot of "men" in my life but sometimes they drive me crazy. I am, however, thankful for them.

4. The patchwork house at Lu Ann Kessi's site:Lu Ann Kessi blog
  The red checked roof is my favorite.
 I have been wanting to make a "house" quilt for a year but other projects keep getting in the way.  I don't make goals of my quilting because I want to keep it fun, but hopefully, next year I can give it a go.

5. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.  I watch it every year! My favorites are the Broadway shows and marching bands.

6. Christmas Movies on Hallmark channels.  I record them and watch one almost every day. It's so much better than watching the news. Yes, they are mostly the same story line, but it's a great escape to pretend it's Christmas in a cold climate!

Well, I've got to finish getting my stuff ready for the craft sale and life chores, so I hope you all have a great day.  Please hook up to our "likes" group at: Not Afraid of Color for more fun.  I love to hear your comments and thank you for reading my posts.



  1. oh, yes. We could spend Thanksgiving together. Macy's parade is a must, and Hallmark movies. And pie for breakfast. As to some men I've dated but not stayed with, I wanted to say "shhhhhh! Let's just enjoy your handsomeness in silence!" Of course I beg my handsome husband to talk!

    1. OMG. That was so funny about being silent. Have a great day. mary

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, Mary! I like all your likes today! We watch almost anything besides the news these days - Hallmark Christmas movies sound great! I love that Maxine comic, too - my whole family is men, so I get it!!!

    1. Thanks Diann. Glad to know I am not alone!
      HOpe you had a fun day!

  3. Well you go girl...pumpkin pie(is it!!) for breakfast; we only live once and according to a lot of people we should be eating dessert first.
    I think that cartoon is great and the dog never says anything stupid either!
    I too have always wanted to make a house quilt. It is definitely on my list.
    Enjoy your parade!

    1. Thx, Jocelyn. Hope you had dessert. I was so full from a delicious meal I couldn't!

  4. I just went to Lu Ann's link and thought those houses were fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I agree pumpkin is a veggie so you can have that or apple pie which is fruit. Love the Maxine cartoon, made me LOL. How cool that someone makes dinner for you now.

  6. Thank you so much for the latest survey on quilters! I love this and am going to share it with the ladies in my quilting group. Have a wonderful day!

    1. Thanks Michele! I 've never heard of that survey before so glad you thought it was important also.

  7. Hi Mary,
    I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving in the heat! Over here that would be a heat wave in the summer!
    Love your veg for breakfast idea!
    Sandy in the UK

  8. A quilt not only keeps you warm, it also does NOT snore.
    In that heat, I hope the desserts were no-bake pies, ice-creams and popsicles. And that is the best way to eat a pumpkin!!!