I realized yesterday that our Thanksgiving Day was ordinary. Ordinary other than the fact that I made a big meal that took all day to cook. But only 15 minutes to eat.
But I am grateful for the ordinary.
Mr. Boss watching a little football with his boys.
A little basketball out on the driveway in gorgeous weather.
My boys spending time together.
Bunny enjoying his favorite activity.
Button drooling all over his Turkey appliqued shirt and bib.
I would show you the bib, but it is currently covered in Sweet Potatoes and Prunes.
So I will entertain you with me realizing that I officially lost my model.
He's a sneaky baby, this one.
I even had some time to do the quilting on my Dots and Checks quilt top. I thought I would give Ole Betsy her first "official"spin on a real quilt.
I gave some FMQ a try, but didn't like what I came up with. It took about 2 hours to pull out the work.
Of course, I had to make things difficult and choose a pantograph design.
There is a lot "ugh" and "ewww, yuck" quilting, but it sure was fun!
I just REALLY had to use the maple leaf pattern.
It isn't my finest quilt, but I think I will love it for being a bunch of firsts. The first time I did a quilt again after the loss of my daughter in 2009. The first time I did a pieced backing. The first time I used my long arm machine. And the first time I made a binding with different colored fabrics.
Which is still getting finished today! I will share the complete quilt when I get it all finished!
But the biggest reminder that yesterday was just an ordinary day?
A pile of dishes always reminds you that a woman's work is never done......