Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Monday 14 October 2013

Design Wall Monday, Oct. 14, 2013

We had our Thanksgiving celebration and dinner yesterday. This was our first holiday get together since we moved into our apartment here. It was a wonderful success. I can say with absolute conviction that it is a really good thing to have 2 full kitchens going in the same house for something like this. Two full stoves for the cooking and 2 full fridges to store the leftovers, which are, after all, one of the best parts of the whole thing, after seeing the family, of course. We've been here 6 months now, and I can say that it has been a successful transition, and I love living here. This year, more than ever, I am thankful for loving family. Our son, Noel, lives in Sudbury, which is a six hour drive from here. He drove down yesterday, after a stop in Wasaga Beach to see his son, Avery. Then, he left this afternoon to drive back to Sudbury, with another stop at Wasaga Beach to again see Avery. That's a lot of hours in his truck, but I'm so grateful that he came down. Winter is coming, sooner to Sudbury than for us, and long driving trips will be a lot harder to do then.
Anyway.... on my design wall is Great Granny hanging around, waiting for some attention.
She got a little bit of attention this past week, when her sashing was finished, but she's been kinda neglected since. I was planning on starting her pieced border this afternoon. But, it was such a lovely day out that Scott and I decided to go for a drive instead. The drive started out with the intent to go for a walk. But when we got the the place where we wanted to hike, it was edge to edge cars and people, who obviously had the same idea we did. So we settled for a drive in the country, instead, and then came home to wonderful turkey dinner leftovers.
I'm thinking of going out this week sometime, and picking up some new speakers for my computer. Then I can put on netflicks up in my studio, and sew up there. I was used to having my own area for sewing, and I think that might be one of the 2 things I miss now that we are living here, the other being my lovely rose bush. I must confess to getting awfully tired of hockey and football, since I am not a fan of either. If I do that, there is a greater chance that Great Granny will get put together this week, or at least the main body of her will.
I'm linking up to Judy's Design Wall Monday where there is tons and tons of inspirational and just plain fun stuff to see.


  1. your blocks look great with the black sashing and corner stone.

  2. Those Granny blocks look so great! A belated Happy Thanksgiving...sounds like a great success.

    I have started listening to audio books while sewing...painting garage walls...sewing...

    I find so little to watch on TV. I have really been enjoying listening to books. No Netflix in Paris...it is blocked in Europe. I don't understand why but it is so I found a great alternative!


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