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Monday, October 10, 2011

And a happy Thanksgiving to all

Despite the business of these days we had to have a celebration today – for Thanksgiving and for DH’s birthday tomorrow.  The dinner menu was lake trout – caught last night, potatoes from the garden, yellow beans, asparagus and Brussels sprouts from the grocery store, homemade sauerkraut – a gift from our neighbour to whom DH took potatoes this morning, pickled beets – made by DD # 1, and a delicious chocolate cake with sliced strawberries for dessert.   All exceedingly yummy.  Here is DH with his one candle, the only one I could find in the house, and Dave, our guest from outside.

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The GK were raucous as ever …

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DGS with the same kind of underclothes as someone wearing a kilt might sport….

And DGD with her gaudy Halloween-ready makeup…

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We managed to get our potatoes and carrots dug the other day.  We are almost ready for the winter that threatens us daily….

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I need to show off some giveaway gifts I’ve received lately.  Firstly, from the lovely Sue at Quilt Times – I was so excited to win a copy of her book.  When I was at the retreat last weekend almost everyone in the room came over and took a look at the book (and asked if it was part of the present exchange – NO WAY).  It is fabulous!

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I won this wonderful pattern from Michele.  The pattern was created by her friend Julie.  I can’t wait to try this one….

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And I won this cute fat quarter from Barbara in her Fun Fact Friday Freebie. 

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During Bag Lady Week at Kristie's blog, I won this wonderful pattern from Amy.

I made this bag for one of my partners in the Goodie Swap.  It makes a sweet little bag. 

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends.  It is election day in the Yukon tomorrow and I’ll be working for about eighteen hours.  Exciting but tiring.

Janet

9 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to Himself and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

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  2. looks like you had a fun thanksgiving and birthday celebrations.
    WOW you sure have been lucky with winning lots of goodies.

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  3. Happy Birthday to DH... the dinner sounds wonderful... and lovely wins for you... lovely to see the children.... and Happy Thanksgiving too...
    Hugz

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  4. Happy Birthday to your DH and hope you had a great Thanksgiving. You certainly hit the jackpot with give-aways, didn't you?? Love that bag pattern.

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  5. So much to be thankful for - fabulous food, friends, family - a birthday - and gifts! How fortunate!

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  6. that sounds like a happy thansgiving! hope your elections go the way you want them to. i sat on my local election board for 25 years, most of which i had a mobile board that would go and sit in whichever precinct without its own board. occasionally i would sit on the counting board, too, when they were short.
    isn't it nice to win such things!

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  7. your mailman has been busy!
    Lovely things to keep you busy. Interesting potato...
    that fabric can remind you of summer once your winter arrives..

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving! Great to have the family together and it looks like you cleaned up in the goodies department too.

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  9. My goodness, you've been quite the lucky gal lately!

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