November Update

Thanksgiving is approaching and Christmas will be right around the corner.  It is a busy time, but a great time to enjoy all of the aspects of the holidays especially spending time with your family.  I am thankful for all of the people in my life, our wonderful extended families and our friends.

Co-incidentally this weekend was Rebecca and my scheduled goal day.  My plan for the day was to start to quilt a jelly roll quilt top that I made during the September Retreat.   I need to get it finished quickly to show at the next Guild meeting because we decided to put it into the Jan class program and make it a quick class or an open sew.   I did get started on the quilt and I got quite a bit done, but some cooking of homemade Tomato and White Vermouth Cream Soup and gourmet toasted cheese sandwiches also was part of our day.  The day was capped off with dinner and and a movie with our husbands, we watched “Chef”.  The whole day was fabulous!  Next month it will be time for Rebecca and I to start planning our Challenges and Goals for 2015.  That is how this blog started as a result of the 2014 Challenges and Goals.  I will let you know how they are changing for 2015 soon.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, my younger sister and her husband took us to a resort in the Berkshires for a relaxing weekend.  We had a wonderful time away and a chance to have great conversations as well as wonderful wines, meals, and sights.  We had spectacular views of fall foliage although it was a bit windy and chilly, the fresh air felt great as it chilled our cheeks.   The photos that I took over the weekend were instrumental in inspiring the quilt that I made for our “Telephone” challenge.  The “Telephone” challenge consists of one person making a quilt, taking a photo and passing the photo to the next person.  The second person makes a quilt inspired by the photo that they received of the 1st quilt.  The second person passes a photo of their quilt to the 3rd person, and so on.  At the end of the year, all the members of the group bring their quilts to see.  The last picture is the resulting quilt.

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Now , it is time to get back to quilting, and finish up some Christmas gifts.  There isn’t much time left!  Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday, may it be healthy, happy and safe!