Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Turkey Day!

On this day of thanks, I must mention all the wonderful people in my life who take care of me, and not necessarily by choice.  Being unemployed, my only option was to move in with my family, and they took me without complaining – at least to my face.  My mother, who has put up with me for 50+ years, still worries if I am late getting home. My little brother, Casey, puts up with me so I can fix his computer occasionally.  My beautiful daughter, Alexis, and her wonderful husband, Mike, put up with me because I take care of the kids- two beautiful kids, I might add.  I know I am a huge pain in the ass because I can be an obnoxious crabby bitch, and I know I am always right.  I hope they all know how grateful I am to them, and even though you can’t pick your relatives, I’m very glad they are the ones I got stuck with. 

Okay, so moving on.  Today I dug through fabric and came up with five pieces I really like for this pattern – Simplicity 2617 – they all have red in them, which is always good.  I love the purple dragons and have been anxious to do something with them! 

I don’t know that I will use all of them, but it is always a possibility.  Since the front and back of the bag each have 3 sections, there is a good chance I will try to put them all in there. 

As I was trying to decide, my delightful daughter came in and told me that my next project was supposed to be a bag for her.  I told her she has just a few days to decide – she will be the focus of Project #3.

So as I turned to my little cutting table, I was greeted by this:

Sheme had taken up residence on top of my pattern- I wonder if she is trying to tell me something.  I keep telling her that I am not the one cooking the turkey and not to worry, she and her sister will get a few bites.  Perhaps she knows I forgot to mention her and Lhasa in my declaration of thanks above.  Rest assured, ladies, I adore you both- even when Sheme is sitting on my chest, licking my nose and sneezes on me, and even when Lhasa decides she wants some love and leaves me and the keyboard an inch deep in cat hair.  THAT is unconditional love!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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