I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. We had a nice dinner - turkey and ham and all the trimmings. As usual, I had all the work to do myself. I guess my family will never get the idea that I'd like to be invited somewhere else! We didn't do any shopping afterwards. I just didn't need anything bad enough to brave the crowds. I would rather pay a little more and save Thanksgiving for family. Besides, I don't have any idea what to get for anyone for Christmas, and I didn't need a new TV set or computer or anything that they put on sale for Black Friday. I worked from 8-4 on Friday and stayed home all day today.My favorite quilt designer, Bonnie Hunter, posted the first clue to her new mystery quilt on Friday morning. She said to make 192 four-patches using the constant fabric (the only one that is not scrappy in this quilt) and the black-on white prints (background fabrics). I guess I got a little overenthusiastic about it - I made 14 extra four-patches. I love the colors together so I will save those extra ones to add to a quilt in the future, once I see how much of the orange/yellow print I have left. I actually bought an extra half-yard of this fabric (most of the rest of the fabrics came out of my stash except for a few fat quarters I bought at JoAnn Fabrics yesterday). The next clue will be posted next Friday morning so I am ready a little early. In the meantime I will work on my Wild Child quilt that I started recently. I am still putting the components of the blocks together so there is still plenty of work to do on it.
Richard and I put up the outside Christmas lights last weekend while it was still warm outside, but we didn't turn them on until Thanksgiving night. Today I started moving furniture in the living room and Richard set up the Christmas tree for me. We put up the four-foot prelit tree this year. I put some gold garland on it and my favorite ornaments (sadly, had to throw a few broken ones away). I love the Christmas lights and the electric fireplace. Too bad there are no presents under the tree. I guess I had better get busy and figure out what everyone wants for Christmas this year.