Sunday, 10 October 2010

A houseful

Here's what you do when you have a new house with lots of room and lots of light.
You fill it with all your stitching friends! Ann of Knowledge and Needles was away last Thursday and so I invited everyone to my house for stitching. There was room for all of us. We had a wonderful afternoon full of lots of laughter and a little bit of stitching.

My dear friend Clare sent me this lovely house stitch for my new home. Thank you so much Clare. I love it and it will have a place of pride in my kitchen.

Barb (no blog) made me this wonderful nutcracker ornament. Isn't he just the cutest!

Beatrice and I showed off our finished Stain Glass Quilts. This was Beatrice's first quilted piece and she did a great job!

We are visiting with our youngest son, his wife and our grandsons for Thanksgiving. The turkey is in the oven and the pumpkin pies are in the fridge.  I can hardly wait for supper.

We went to watch Jackson play hockey this afternoon. He started playing a couple of weeks ago. It was great fun. Here's a couple of pictures of our future hockey star!

I have been stitching and it is still a struggle. I did get the two ornaments I needed to stitch done but cannot show them as they are for others.

To all my Canadian friends "Happy Thanksgiving!!!" and to the rest of my friends "I hope you have a happy day". Today, I am thankful for all my stitching, blogging friends. You make my day!


marylin & poussy said...

Thank you for the division(sharing) of these beautiful images!
best regards marylin france

Judy S. said...

What a fun time! Have a great Thanksgiving celebration!

valerie said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Myra said...

Stitching and friends and gifts - what fun! Happy Thanksgiving. :o)

Cole said...

Thanksgiving just isn't complete without watching the little people on the ice!! Happy Turkey Day to you :)

Cheryl said...

Those quilts look great! Hope you had a lovely weekend

Carol said...

You are so lucky to have so many stitching friends nearby, Kathy! Happy Thanksgiving to you :)

Margaret said...

Happy Thanksgiving Kathy.

What a fun get-together you had at your house. Great 'new home' gifts and wonderful stained glass quilts.

How fun that Jackson is playing hockey. Bet grandma will be on the bleachers cheering him on.

Lynn said...

Happy Thanksgiving Kathy! Hope your meal was as yummy as ours was.
It was so nice of you to open your home for the Thursday group. I loved seeing the pics. You and Beatrice did a fantastic job on those quilts. Awesome!
Your housewarming gifts are wonderful too! I love the Nutcracker!!

Linen Stitcher said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Kathy!! Hope you enjoyed a wonderful celebration in your lovely new home!!

Loved looking at all the photos in this post! And seeing pictures of stitchers gathered for the express purpose of stitching, well, it just warms my heart.

Siobhan said...

What wonderful gifts! I love the quilts--beautiful work. It sounds like the gathering was a lot of fun. I hope you had a good Thanksgiving!

Meari said...

I wish I knew that many R/L stitching friends! Those stained glass quilts are awesome.

sandra said...

What a fun and happy day: new house, stitching and friends!

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

Love it! Can't wait to see you this weekend....

Carolyn NC said...

What fun - sounds like a fantastic time!

Patty C. said...

Sounds like you had some fun :)
Enjoyed your stained glass quilts :)

marylin & poussy said...

kisses for you my friend


Crazee4books said...

Hi Kathy,

Well, it didn't take long for the
stitchers to arrive and baptize
your new house and give it their
stamp of approval. Everyone looks
quite industrious and right at home
in the pictures.

What a lovely gift from your friend
Clare that little stitched house
sampler is. It'll look great in
your kitchen.

And that Nutcracker that Barb made
for you is really cool. Love his
hat and his really spiffy uniform.

Wonderful treasures to receive and
enjoy in your new home.

I've never seen a stained glass
quilt before. Both yours and
Beatrice's turned out fabulous.
It's funny how you both chose
fabrics with animals on them for
this project.

Your Grandson looks quite
professional in his hockey
uniform, and out on the ice.
Can't get much more Canadian
then that, eh??


marylin & poussy said...

Bon dimanche Marylin

JK said...

Kathy really enjoyed looking through your blog and sorry that I missed you while you were in the area. I was gone for a couple of days and then had company myself. Belated Thanksgiving wishes. Hope to see you all again in November.

Julie L

Beatrice said...

Your pics are wonderful..Love the hockey game!
I finally posted on my blog
I'm sooooo bad!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wish I didn't have to work for a living!

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful time you had with your friends. Love your quilts.

Carolien said...

What a great picture of Beatrice, you and the beuatiful glass stained quilts! Wow!

Patti said...

Do you have any information on the nutcracker ornament Barb made for you? I'd love to purchase the pattern. Thanks.