Tuesday, October 28, 2014


...but my kitchen island will be decked out in style!  Considering all that has been going on around here with my Mom in the hospital last week, and my usual body response to any type of activity or stress, I'm amazed that I pulled it off.  I would love to make a matching table topper, but there is quite a bit of difference between reality and fantasy, lol.  In my dreams, I guess.  Maybe next year...

I do have a few more projects that I would LIKE to get done prior to Christmas, but I think family members will be getting a couple of IOUs this year.  Without a little elven help I don't see it happening before the 25th.  Oh well, it will still be Christmas and with a little ingenuity I am sure I can make opening IOUs something fun for the recipient.  And, as much as I love giving (really MUCH more than receiving), presents aren't the real "reason for the season", now are they?

So, I will be thankful for the most important gifts I've ever received, our Lord as my Savior...and an incredibly loving family who are still together to celebrate the holiday.  Yup, I've got a LOT to be thankful for this year!


  1. Love the finished runner!!

    I am sure you will come up with some wonderful ways to wrap those IOU's.

    God bless.

  2. Such a gorgeous runner - very festive and well done!

  3. Such a beautiful runner, spectacular in fact

    1. Thank you so much, Melody! I just ordered some batiks to make an everyday runner for my folks and aunt for Christmas. They no longer decorate for the holidays but could use a runner for every day. Vi can't wait to get the fabrics and get started!

  4. What a beautiful job you did, Lin, as always.

  5. Thank you! I am hoping to get one completed in earth tones for a Christmas gift for the folks and my aunt. Hoping...