Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

What a great day! Washed the car this morning (!), November 24, 2011, in North Dakota! And at 2:30pm, it is 54'F. Hard to believe. Pumpkin pie is cooling; window is cracked open. Turkey breast is in the oven. I'll make mashed potatoes in a bit. Watched the dog show - saw a new dog - Xoloitzcuintli, from Mexico. Amazing hairless but the one shown was gorgeous. And the Packers just won. again. Sun is shining. Except for the mouse that I'm trying really hard to not like, life is very very good.

Happy Thanksgiving, Yanks!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


If it's November 22, there are 33 days until Christmas! 11-22-33. Sweet, huh?

And it's a month until the days start getting longer. So I guess winter is almost over! (HA!)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Happy Birthday, Grandma Van!

Pumpkin pie from scratch by fiberbrarian
Pumpkin pie from scratch, a photo by fiberbrarian on Flickr.

And here is a picture of my made-from-scratch pumpkin pie. Made it this weekend with my newly fixed KitchenAid stand mixer. I'll probably stick with canned pumpkin but this was an interesting experience. The pureeing of the pumpkin was a hoot - pumpkin goop all over the place. Okay. Cross one thing off the bucket list. :-)

Saturday, November 05, 2011

First weaving - finished!

Rigid heddle weaving - a scarf - finished! A good first experience that gave me plenty of ideas for the next one. Next up will probably be handtowels. Or not. I'm going back to quilting for a while.