Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Good Tuesday Morning

It is a cool, wet day in SW Virginia today and is supposed to remain that way all day.  We need the rain, so I'm not complaining.

Did everyone have a good Thanksgiving?  We did, even though I only had 6 people for dinner.  Sigh... I miss the good old days when there was about 15-20 of us.  But time marches on and waits for no one.  I'm glad I have the memories.

We still have to have our "traditional" dishes no matter how many people come.  The only exception this year was I made Tyler Florence's Grandma's Sweet Potatoes and they were a huge hit with cinnamon and oranges, yum!  We like to serve buffet style.

Stuffed celery and Bugles and homemade french onion dip ( we call it bugle dip) is a must at any family gathering, another tradition started by Grandma.

I told you I had an interesting centerpiece!  Most of these little figures belonged to my Grandmother who always had them on her table.  She loved the AnnaLee figures!

I bought her these trolls when I was a teenager and they sat on the table every year too.

Me and my sister. 

Speaking of family, my nephew is doing much better!  Thanks so much for the prayers!  He was diagnosed with something with a giganticly long name but it goes by the initials I.T.P.  It is a virus that attacks the platelets in his blood.  He was given steroids and another treatment and they sent him home with instructions to be extremely careful not to get cut or hit because his blood will not clot.   He will go back to the Dr. tomorrow to have his blood tested again and we pray that his platelet count his way up!

Nothing much to show you in the crafting department!  I spent the day after Thanksgiving making cornhole bean bags for a girl I work with who makes the wooden part of the game.  Boring sewing!  I have finished 2 of my 3 stuffed dogs and cut out my cats but still have to get them sewn up.  Such a busy time of year!

Hope everyone has a great day!



Kim K. said...

Darling picture of you and your sister. Looks like a splendid Thanksgiving. I'm glad your nephew has a diagnosis and treatment. Prayers that the worst is over.

Sampson and Lorrie said...

The trolly dolls! Wow, what fun.....I haven't seen these in years.
Thanks for this little pic. It made my day.
Sampson and Lorrie

vintage grey said...

Glad your Thanksgiving was wonderful. Sweet photo of you and your sister. Will continue to keep your nephew in my prayers! xo Heather

Nan said...

Hi Linda we served buffet style too there is just not much room on the table for all the dishes. Loved you center pieces each with a memory attached. Loved the photo of you and your Sis.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I sure hope your nephew recovers from that illness. I'll keep him in my prayers. Love the photo of you and your sister...I sure miss mine! Sweet hugs!

Linda said...

Your Thanksgiving food favorites look a lot like what I had as family favorites. Love the trolls, I bought a few fr my grandmother many, many years ago.

My Vintage Mending said...

So nice to hear...smiles..Renee

craftyles said...

Looks like a lovely Thanksgiving. I love the centerpiece. WHat a nice pic of you and your sis.

Perfectly Printed said...

Looks like you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Love the pic of you and your sister.