Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving friends! I'm feeling grateful for so many things as the holiday approaches.  I'm feeling more relaxed as well. Last week I did some preparation for the big meal ahead of time so I have a freezer stocked with two loaves of pumpkin bread, turkey gravy, cooked butternut squash, brownies and a gallon of turkey vegetable soup. Usually I get so  busy with the meal prep that I don't have time to get regular meals. Well that is taken care of this year! Tomorrow all I really have to do is make my usual three pies during the day. I'll make the stuffing in the evening. Thursday morning my husband will peel ten pounds of potatoes and the onions and I will stuff the turkey and get it in the oven. Hopefully I won't forget to thaw the gravy, squash and other items in my freezer. Tonight I will sit down and make a TO DO list to avoid forgetting.

It's been a busy few weeks. I've been making angels for my ETSY shop:

I made these a couple of weeks ago. I had not made angels in quite some time so it was really fun creating these little cherubs!

I created this trio last week using painter's drop cloth and a layer of nylon lace. Two of them have glitter tulle bows on the hanger. These turned out super sweet and are a personal favorite of mine.

These take a good amount of time to create due to the many details. These wire halos are wrapped in recycled silk sari ribbon and then embellished with metallic gold wire and stars.

They have wide lace collars, two tiny buttons and crinkled bias tape bows. their wings are two layers of drop cloth stitched together, raw edges exposed with an additional separate layer of lace.

Along with the gold braided vertical trim, their hemlines have two layer of lace: one wide and one narrow. The wide layer of lace matches the lace on the collar.

I have a couple of custom angels that I need to work on after Thanksgiving that will be personalized with a hand stamped tag. I'm looking forward to it! For now, I am focused on some housecleaning, decorating and of course the big meal on Thursday. Having some of the prep work done means less stress, less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying my kids while they are home.

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Bless the food before us,
the family beside us,
and the love between us.