Well we have one cake down and two to go. We are the dessert bringers for our Thanksgiving group (I've never cooked a turkey!) and this year we are doing cheesecake (this recipe is phenomenal, and easy too), pecan apple pie (with butterscotch instead of caramel) and chocolate cake. I've made the cheesecake a few times but the other two are new so we'll see (great reviews though).
Here are some of our ingredients but mostly I want to show you my finished floor! We put down new flooring (linoleum and laminate) over a year and a half ago and the edge where they meet has been unfinished since then and it's gone from being irritating to aggravating to infuriating (which is what you get when you have aggravation mixed with a sizable dose of hormones). So we ran to Lowes and IKEA last weekend and got to work. I even painted the island to freshen it up (my little guy likes to color any surface 2 feet off the ground) and then caulked the whole darn thing! Yay! So happy!
It's been raining all day here and tomorrow will be the first rainy Thanksgiving that the Phoenix area has had in over 20 years (we've been here 13 years and have always enjoyed the day out on the patio)! So I have to come up with odd things like sweaters, long pants and socks for the kids. Fortunately Skate seems to have found a hat to keep his little noggin warm. Here's what we walked in on (he's digging through his sister's stuff, bad boy).
I love this one because he's just so darn happy with his new hat and has absolutely no concept of just how dorky he looks (he kinda looks like Lambchop doesn't he?). I adore him! This picture may come back to haunt him in about 15 years.
And I'm thrilled because it looks like my next pattern should be done by next week. I wasn't happy with my first set of pictures so I did some new ones and I think they will help make the instructions very clear. I haven't settled on a name yet so I have to mull that over. My first pattern was named Edith after my great-grandmother and she had an identical twin named Ethel. Ethel just doesn't seem like a good name for a little girls skirt though. Molly maybe?
Anyway, I'm finally happy with it and I'm glad I got to use my little scraps of Paula's butterfly fabric (which I was irked to find I ordered too late for the first run so I have to wait until January for it).
But I'm happy to report the Robots fabric (by David Walker) is really truly shipping out now (they were filling my order when I called them this morning) and some of Tanya Whelan's Darla are coming early too. The Ava Rose order was delayed (grrr!) and will be here next week with some more Sis Boom, Pop Garden, and some gorgeous Kaffe Fassett prints (thrilled about that!). And you are going to freak out (I mean it!) when you see Jennifer Paganelli's new collection called Flower Power. I'll let you know when she posts sneak peeks because I think she may have out-done herself with this one (and I'm ordering this one now so I get it early)!
Oh and if you have a Feliz pattern but have been a bit intimidated by it (I know I have), Caroline over at Trillium Design is posting a sew-along which takes you through the pattern step by step (I love these!). I have a few patterns in the store if you need one (which leads me to my next point!).
I'm having a massive Black Friday sale in the store which runs Thursday (you can surf while digesting!) through Saturday (I wanted to leave it up long enough for my overseas friends). EVERYTHING is 30% off (my fabric is already priced on the low end so this is a great deal) with the coupon code "blackfriday"! I'm still offering the freebies (listed on the front page) with this sale too!
And to all my fellow Americans...Have a wonderful Thanksgiving (is this a great country or what!?)! Be sure to count your blessings (and kiss them if they're nearby)! And If you're not in America you can kiss your blessings too (you don't have to wait for a holiday)!