Sunday, November 19, 2006

Thanksgiving Exchange for Nancy

Nancy has already received this, so it's now safe for me to share a picture or two. The design is Autumn Thanks, by Sisters & Best Friends. I finished it as a needle/scissor case. The lining fabric may look familiar-- it's the same fabric that I used for Cathy's pillow.





We're in the country for the week. It's very different out here now with all of the leaves off of the trees. The yard is *covered* with them! Fortunately, BF doesn't mind tending to them, so I don't have to worry about it. I'm staying indoors and baking some double chocolate scones. I haven't tried this recipe before, so we'll see how it turns out. ;)

We made the big Thanksgiving grocery run this morning. There isn't much to choose from out here in the way of grocery stores-- just Food Lion and Wal-Mart. It's not at all like the selection that we are used to in the DC area. Mostly, it's okay, until I decide I need an "odd" ingredient for my cooking. Today's wild goose chase was fire roasted peppers. The closest I could come was roasted bell peppers, so I guess that will have to do. Fresh herbs weren't the easiest thing to find, either. I couldn't find them at Food Lion and ended up buying them dried, but later found fresh at Wal-Mart. Guess I'll be doing more of my grocery shopping there, even though I really hate doing that. The store is entirely too large, and I hate buying groceries at the same place where I buy my socks, and vice versa.

I'm going to attempt to fix Thanksgiving dinner this week. It's just BF and me, so if I totally screw it up, it's no big deal. I'm actually a pretty good cook, and I cook a LOT at home, so it shouldn't be any problem. I am trying a couple of new recipes though, just for fun. There was a turkey in Rachel Ray's magazine that looked fantastic, and I just have to know if it's any good.

15 comments:

Red said...

Martin's in Stephen's City...not too far off of 81(same exit for the Cross Stitch Shop but opposite direction)...awesome grocery store and still brand new...BTW...how are ya? Stitch night in December will be on the 13th if you are so inclined. Cindy moved it back a week seeing it was on top of Christmas the usual week. Enjoy your Thanksgiving...I'm off to Atlanta. Hopefully I'll see you soon at a Stitch Night or wherever!
S.

Sue said...

Lovely scissor case and beautiful stitching.

Cathy said...

Wow! Your needlecase for Nancy looks great! I love that design. The Autumn leaves fabric is really beautiful too - I love my pillow!

Carol said...

wow - the needlecase is fantastic!

Myrna said...

Your Thanksgiving exchange is awesome! Great job!

Hugs...

bunnyhead said...

What a great exchange piece!

coonie said...

What a wonderful scissor case!

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

This is so pretty and the colors in this is just out of this world. You did a very beautiful job on this. Congratulations on another finish.

What are you stitching on next?


Take care & Happy Stitching,
Linda K, Chewy, Peanut, & Railroad

Gina E. said...

Ditto to all the above - the needlecase is stunning! Now, what is this about chocolate scones????? Recipe please!

Carto said...

Aww well done - such pretty colours. I must make a note of the designer. Lovely job :)

AnneS said...

Awesome needlecase - just beautiful :D I love everything about it - both stitching, design, and finishing :D

Sharon said...

That is a lovely needlecase and a great exchange.

Susimac said...

Lovely - what a great exchange. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and your new turkey recipe turned out fine.

Tessa said...

I love the Autumn colours on the needlecase - nicely finished too.

Tessa said...

hey - how is Robert's stocking going? I noticed it in your side bar and remembered the progress from the Friend's Gather forum.