Sunday, November 24, 2019

Power Outage...

I hosted my women's group's Thanksgiving on Wed. We had a total of 14 here. I cooked the turkey they brought everything else. It was delicious and it was so nice to see everyone. I really could not have done it if it wasn't for my sweet husband. He helped clean and put the turkey in the oven before I came home from work. How I love this group of women I feel very blessed to be part of them.

This is the season for baking and not even a mile beyond my house is a farmer selling fresh eggs. You just knock on the door and they will get you your eggs. In the summer it is on the porch you just put your money in a coffee can. 

Because we have been chilly and the house closed up I decided to make a brew of sorts in a large pot of water to make the house smell good and to give it some much needed moisture in the air.
I had rosemary, lemon and a tsp of vanilla. It worked great.

Yesterday we went to see our daughter,son-in-law, and sweet B it was so nice to see them. We did a bit of shopping before we went to their house at Christmas tree shop. I got new curtains, cheap, and a few other goodies. 

The new curtains look like the old mattress ticking and about the same color. I had had my old curtains for years. So a good change plus I wiped down the window trim before I put them back up another plus, cleaning as I go.

I have been working on my Christmas window at work. I really like the pine cone idea from book pages. (We are a used bookstore.)

A little decoration and they are good to go.
We were in the middle of our beloved Patriots football game and no power! We have had bad weather all day and it is bad out there. But husband got the out truck and we headed just a couple miles away to a restaurant with power and the game. 
It was very frustrating as I was in my pjs and hooking happily.
But the power is back on and I am very thankful for that.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. It is always quiet for us but that really suits us as I have to work Friday and we spend the day decorating the house for Christmas. 
Gobble Gobble.


Prims By The Water said...

Love your curtains. Am planning on making me some from blue tick for my laundry door as soon as Bob paints the door. Glad you had a grand time for your Thanksgiving dinner with friends and it is so nice that hubby helped. Also love those pinescones! I also seen these on Pinterest, but was planning on doing them in brown wool. I bought all the materials last year to make, and never got around to doing it. So sad to hear you lost your power, but glad you were able to watch your Pats WIN...even if you were in your pj's. Janice

yaya said...

Curtains look adorable! How fun to spend time with friends and enjoy a wonderful meal. I love the pine cones. What a cute idea. We had our Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. It went great until Jack ended up in emergency room... blogging about it later! Enjoy your quiet turkey day!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Looks like a fun, fun party with all your gal pals! Girlfriends are the best! I have eight yards of black and ecru ticking on my living room window for a swag. This summer, when my white slips were on my furniture, I used eight yards of blue and white antique French looked great. I love classic! Those pinecones are just wonderful!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

moosecraft said...

lol! You must really adore those Patriots to leave the PJ and hooking comforts of home for the game! ;-)
Your Thanksgiving dinner sounded very traditional as the first Thanksgiving where everyone contributes!
Love those paper pinecones! I'm going to have to see if I can find a YouTube or tutorial on them! :-)

Rugs and Pugs said...

How special that you and your friends celebrated together.
LOVE those paper pinecones, too. Can you share the directions if you have them handy?
Like Sharon (mooseccraft) said, you must really love those Patriots :)
Happy Thanksgiving.

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Love the pinecones! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.