Sometimes, when you are tidying up, you find things, unfinished things... This wool appliqué project has been in hiding for at least a couple of years, but it has seen the light of day now and will not be going away again! It needs to be finished and out on display THIS Fall. The wool appliqué is done. I have hand quilted around everything. I just need to quilt the background and have decided just to do a crosshatch design there. It should not take too long and I hope to get at it this weekend sometime.
My daughter and Finn arrived last night for a few days. I worked on FLW while I was waiting for them... It is hard to show you progress on this project as I am just working on the silver outlining. I love the way the outlining makes the details pop out of a cross stitch picture.
Finn has gotten a lot bigger over the last few weeks since we last saw him. He has all of his adult teeth now and is heavier when we pick him up.
I am hosting the family Thanksgiving dinner today. I cooked the turkey and stuffing yesterday and made a cauliflower/broccoli casserole. Today, we will make salad, roasted brussel sprouts and Panko encrusted delicata squash rings (that's a new recipe---hopefully everyone will like it!). My SIL is bringing potatoes, apple pie and cider. Finn will be very excited to see his extended family members!
I did some decorating this week--added a few pumpkins here and there inside and out. Last night, as we left the house, I noticed a grasshopper resting on one of the outside pumpkins...
I will be linking up with Kathy and the other Slow Stitchers today. If you want to see my completed Foothills Quilt top, you can see it here. Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian readers! I am thankful for my family, friends and hobbies which I enjoy.