Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Busy, Busy!!

We had a fun but very busy week last week. I was thrilled at how much we were able to accomplish before the Thanksgiving holiday. I had so much on our list that I didn't think we would come close to getting it all done. I was so excited when Thanksgiving came and everything on the list was crossed off.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It was fun and completely stress free. My in laws usually come over and then we visit my brother's house later in the day. I decided this year that we would have my in laws over but would stay home afterwards. It gets to crazy running from place to place.

The kid's busy at work. My work spot is near the window and I always have stacks of work and projects.

My side of the table where I work is always pretty messy.

This is a baby blanket I finished for a lady who works with my husband. He calls her his work "mom" and this is for her first grandchild. I was glad to finish it and send it to it's new home. I hope they enjoy it.

The kids worked on Thanksgiving activity books. We read many of the different presidential Thanksgiving Proclamations and some less known facts about Thanksgiving history.

This is my dd's cover.

This is ds's back cover. I don't know why it's turned. It isn't on my computer only here.

This is the inside cover of my son's book. We burned the paper's edges to antique it.

The front cover of ds's book. He likes to keep things simple. Not too much detail.

This is dd's inside pages.

The back cover of dd's book. That looks yummy. I did make an apple pie that looked that good. It is one of my favorite things to bake but I don't eat it. I don't like it. I just love the smell of it baking. Weird, I know.

I started this table runner last year but never finished it. I wanted to finish it for this Thanksgiving. I had completed it but was nervous about doing the backing. It was my first time.

I finally attempted it on Wednesday night and I think it worked out well.

Here is the finished product. I used it on our table for Thanksgiving dinner.

Working on some clothes pins for a swap.  They will make great Christmas card clips.

On Friday we put up our Christmas tree and I did all the indoor decorating. Just a few things left to finish. I still have to put up the outdoor decorations.

I participated in my first apron swap and spent most of Saturday and Sunday putting the finishing touches on it. I sent the package out just in time on Monday. I will post pictures once I know she has recieved it. I was so excited to participate. It was fun adding all the little extras. I do hope she enjoys it.


Sandy Toes said... are a busy bee! I love the clothespins so cute!
-sandy toes

K-Falls Farmgirl Cheryl said...

Very nice blogsite. I see very Busy hands and warm heart, you are a true farm girl.

Amanda in RI said...

Ruth, you really are so talented! Love the finished table runner! And the clothespins are adorable.

I just updated my blog, if you have a chance to pop by. I'll miss you tomorrow!

Carol said...

You are so crafty!!! Love all your projects. The clothespins are especially cute. :-)

JenIG said...

you simply astonish me with your talent! really impressive.

I'm glad you guys had a nice Thanksgiving!

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

Ruth, you really are very talented. There wasn't a thing on there that wasn't beautiful!

Glad you holidays went well...

Beverly said...

Hi Ruth,
Thanks for visiting my blog! Wow, you are such a busy Mom...I miss those days. Now, it is just me and the "girls" (canine ones). Love your turkey table runner!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Ruth, I like your clothes day I'm gonna get in on one of those swaps.

Queen of Dreamsz

Anonymous said...

Oh, you did such a WONDERFUL job on all your works of art - You ALWAYS do! --- I know I can comment with the anonymous! YEAH! How fun!! - Let's see...Did it go on? ~ Charity

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