Thursday, November 20, 2008
H - Happiness and homes to protect us from all weather
A - Aunts and Uncles, a reunion in Fall
N - Nieces and Nephews, family members all!
K - Kind hearted kin coming over for dinner,
S - Surely you'll have fun, but you won't get thinner!
G - Gourds and pumpkins, mouths open wide.
I - Indians and Pilgrims we remember with pride.
V - Very special times-there could even be snow
I - Imagine what it was like at Plymouth long ago.
N - Never forget how the settlers led the way,
G - Giving thanks and blessing this special day.
I am going to start my Thanksgiving grocery shopping this week. Here is our unchanging Thanksgiving Menu.
Macaroni and Cheese
Stuffed Celery and Olive plate
Homemade Yeast Rolls
We will also have as a snack a dip we always just called Grandma's Homemade Dip and Bugles.
Take one 8oz. block of softened cream cheese and mix with a tablespoon of very finely minced onions, about a tablespoon of mayonnaise, and a dash of worcestershire sauce. Mix well and chill at least an hour before serving so the flavors will meld. Serve these with "Bugles" if you can find them. If not, Fritos make an ok substitution.
Click over to http://kellishouse.blogspot.com and check out her Thanksgiving Blessings Post.
Hope everyone has a great day!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Ok, I know these are mice and not elves, but I found the Cheerleader one at an antique mall one week and found the Santa at an antique mall the next week! It was meant to be. These mice are quite large, around 12 inches high.
I have all these things in my kitchen hutch with some other Christmas characters. I will share photos a little closer to Christmas.
Keep warm and have a great day!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The one above is the one I made for my sister. The best part about both of these books was that I used supplies that I had on hand. I had bought the notebooks during the back to school sales for .25 each and all the paper and embellishments I already had.
Friday, November 14, 2008
There is also a newspaper cut out of a pair of bloomers on the same page. Hmmmm.
This is the standard dress designed to stay in style, be modest and comfortable. I would totally wear that today!
This is the housedress that could easily be made following he cutting layout shown. It would be comfortable, nice looking, and not impede your movements as you go about your daily activities.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I'm going to need to hurry through these now, as Thanksgiving is almost here and I need to clean my Dining room table off. Perhaps my family will go through some of these scrapbooks on Thanksgiving Day. This will be the first Thanksgiving in 47 years that I haven't been with my Grandmother, but we have wonderful memories that will get us through that day.
Hope everyone has a great day.