Happy Friday to you! I hope you've all had a great week and got some things accomplished. Mine has been so busy and it doesn't look like it is slowing down soon. Like many, I've had a difficult time getting around to visit all of you, let alone figuring out what to write about. Yesterday I got to walk with my neighbors; it seems like it is down to three days a week now and the off days, I really miss it. It is a brisk walk and at some of the streets it is hard to talk due to our pace. These gals are amazing though! When I got home, hubby and I made a run to the grocery store to get food for tonight, as two of the gals and their hubby's are coming over for dinner. It will be an easy meal-bbq chicken, a green bean dish with shallots and goat cheese, roasted butternut squash and a rustic bread. One gal will supply a salad and the other will bring a gluten free cheesecake. It should be such a fun evening and the gals and I are going to discuss setting up a monthly bunco game for our neighborhood this winter. In the afternoon, my darling daughter came over to help me with a Christmas project I got a month ago. It was an easy panel to put together(you will see it when it's done)and she was so thoughtful and kind to machine quilt part of it for me-since it really needed the look and I don't really machine quilt, at least free motion. Both of our daughters are so very talented! Now all I have to do is outline some squares on the top and highlight some winter birds. I'm not going to think about the other projects I must do, because I don't want to get stressed. My girl actually commented that she can't believe how many projects I have going, one of which is for her birthday. Today will be pretty easy~I won't start cooking until the afternoon and I may even get to the sewing room after I clean house.
On an interesting note, my blogging friend Doniene from Now It's Just Quilts, had a post yesterday mentioning that she was raised in Colorado. I left a comment saying I didn't know that(or forgot)and that hubby's great grandparents and grandmother lived here; I also asked her where she was raised.
She answered me and also told me she worked on a horse ranch in my little town when she was in college. I feel even more connected to her and to our town now~I know it sounds silly, but it's true.
Doniene is a quilter, incredible quilter, lives on a ranch in Texas and also raises border collies~a breed I've always love and even wanted to participate in sheep herding contests. If you haven't met Doniene, you can find her here http://nowitsjusyquilt.blogspot.com/2016/11/tea-cup-exchange.html
Go by and say hello.
Blessings on your day!
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