Wednesday, November 19, 2014

American Thanksgiving celebrations

We (two college age grandsons) are driving north about 6 hours for a family T. Day.  Will be heading through the mountains and lots of snow.  Am glad to have the company on the trip.

I'm bringing non gluten stuffing.  Am trying a new recipe with wild rice and sausage as last year's lacked taste.  Non g items often are disappointing.  Also am making cranberry sauce, spinach spread and a chocolate caramel tart.  The boys will help with the veggie tray which will look like a turkey.  Volunteered to bring dinner that night as d in law will work all day.  She will have lots of other things to do with a dozen guests coming.

Weather is holding below freezing.  Highs of the past few days are in the low 20s.  Lows hover around zero.  Our roads are icy and very dangerous.  Am staying in as much as possible.  Grandson Max was hit by a semi on the first night of the storm.  He was not harmed but the Toyota is a total loss.  No citations, just weather.  We are counting our blessings that he's ok.


What are Thanksgiving plans for the quilters in US?

I know Canadian Thanksgiving has already past, but wondering about those US gals out there--Cooking for a crowd?  Going out to Cracker Barrel (a restaurant for those who aren't from US.  Traveling over the river and through the snow?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie?
My DH and I have been invited again to a dinner at the home of a couple from our church.  She was so sweet to call me last year about 2 weeks after my eye radiation, and 2 or 3 weeks before Thanksgiving to invite us.  ( I was having a pity party on the couch as I recall)  Thankfully snuggling with the 2 dogs who let me love on them.
I am taking 2 pies, traditional apple, and the southern lemon chess.  May wind out with other things also, but that's all I know right now.
So what is everyone else doing?
Sara in chilly Fla.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Maru Jo G's new quilt studio and........

It was 56 degrees on Tuesday, sunny and bright. Temps dipped to 20 overnight so I cleaned out the garden beds.  Snow began on Thursday.  We ended up with 8".  What a difference a day makes....or three.

Sunday, November 16, 2014


I posted Kathi's message and said she lived in's Idaho...why do I get those two states mixed up in my mind.  It can only be a brain f*rt, Sorry Kathi...and MaryJo, I don't think you're too far from Kathi, then, in Idaho...I studied US history and geography in school many years ago, more than children were taught in the United States of Canada in those days.  The typical joke in Canada growing up here was that Americans would arrive at the border in the middle of summer with skis attached to the roofs of their cars.  Canada was a country not known then to children in US schools.  We'd watch the US newscasts and Canada was hardly mentioned in their news.  It was as though, in those days, we didn't exist other than to be an extension of the US on the continent of North America.  Things have changed now but I don't know how much education children in the US receive of their neighbours to the north.  And what do they know of our Eskimo population, now called Inuit, who live in the Eastern Arctic.  Maybe Laura would know more about what is taught in US schools now with youngsters growing up there. 
RoseyP who lives just across the border from the US, by an hour or two.