Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm thankful for all my friends and family, my health, and to all that make this country a free one!  Without these things, how would we make it through?  Vince traveled to California to see his family, while I stayed in Florida.  I went to his parent's house, where his eldest daughter roasted the turkey.

Mouth Watering

This was her first time roasting a turkey and she did a great job.  I was in charge of the desserts.  I made a Pumpkin Ribbon Cake:

Ribbon of Cream Cheese Inside

I made a second dessert that was a Sweet Potato Pie:

Gluten-Free Crust

I also made an appetizer that was a Baked Apricot Spread:

Serve with Ritz and Nut Thins

The parents also invited two other couples over.  They also brought food.  Vince's dad baked a ham.  We had a ton of food.  For the food finale, Vince's mom made her infamous flan.  This is to die for and you really can't get enough:

Family Recipe - Cannot Share!!

It was a great day with beautiful weather.  Vince's mom gets the house ready for Christmas early, so here is me in front of the tree:

A Bit Early...Whatever!

Once the holiday was done, I had to make this a project filled weekend.  I'm only going to show what materials I had to work with, but not the projects.  I know it's a teaser, but it's too early to reveal Christmas gifts!


So, I have two sewing projects.  One for Vince's daughter (fabric on the left) and one for my sister (fabric on the right).  They are different, Kathy, you won't know until your birthday!! (I told my sister what I was making for the daughter, so just so she knows, it's not the same thing)!


This yarn is for making two projects for my friend's girls.  Who knows, if they don't come out good, then I'm just buying something.  I hate when projects don't work out, so I'm not going to stress about it.

More Yarn

This is another knitted project.  I don't know when I'm actually going to have time for all this, but I can always finish it and give as a birthday present.

I'm practically done with my Christmas shopping.  I am traveling in Dec to see my sister and parents, so I had to have them done early.  I hope to learn how to knit socks with my sister.  I also hope to go to Foxwood's Casino for some BINGO!  (Love Bingo)....

Time to work my fingers to the bone on the knitting needles....

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