Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thanksgiving report, and a little craftiness

Yes, I'm still alive. Yes, I'm a terrible blogger. Yes, I know no one is reading this. I enjoy talking to the voices in my head.

Here's what having a really good friend means: you can invite her over for Thanksgiving, then realize you've invited too many people, ask her to host instead, ask to invite a few more people while you're at it, and she's totally cool with that and ends up hosting a giant, wonderful, celebratory dinner. Nancy, you're my hero.

Thanksgiving is really the sacred holiday for Trent and I. We believe in food, drink, and friends, and we forged into it with our usual enthusiasm this year. We cooked turkey (17 lbs of organic free range), dressing, gravy, and sweet potatoes, and transported them to Nancy's. She made a ton more food, and then the 11 other people who came over also brought food. It was carb-o-riffic. A forthcoming blog entry will feature favorite easy recipes.

Nancy provided art supplies for decorative turkeys, but someone made a slug, too.

We got to see our foster dog Briscoe (now Nancy's dog).

I've got more pictures, but I'm a tad reluctant to post non-family members on the blog without their agreement. But here's Jenine (Perkster of the comments) sniffing Trent's wine. She's practically family, as are Dan, Avril and Roger in the background, so I'm willing to post silly pictures of her.

I've been doing a lot of sewing lately, but some of it is for gifts, and some of it I just don't have pictures of. I did make another in the ongoing series of messenger bags:

I've also been knitting intermittently. The long term projects are hard to photograph (lace in progress is ugly, y'all, especially when it's 700 or so stitches jammed on a 29" circular needle). But here's some socks, just to prove I still knit.

The red (kind of pink on my monitor) is Panda Wool, and is a class model for a sock class I'm teaching at the Northgate Pacific Fabric and Crafts in February. I just finished it. The black tweedy one is for Trent. I temporarily lost the second ball of yarn, but I've now found it and can carry on with sock 2. The burgundy pair are from my birthday sock yarn from last year. Sock 2, as you can see, is almost done, but therefore I don't carry it around to work on it very much because I constantly need to check it against sock 1.

I'll try to make the next post sooner, and with recipes.

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Blogger Camera Obscura said...

Oi. Last time I checked, my name was not "nobody."

The apple turkeys are cute.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Randrew said...

You and I have had this conversation before. The voices in my head are some of my best friends. It just depends on the level of meds on any given day. If I'm in Springburg for Xmas, believe me they will be veerrrrry loud. I'll be in my happy place.

Free range and "organic" turkey? Why not just serve nuts and berries with a side a granola? Then you can sing This Land is Your Land before you harvest the fiber. That way nobody knows if it's you or the dogs who are so gassy.
Love You!!!!!!

5:06 PM  
Anonymous perkster said...

thanks for a great thanksgiving, melinda! (and trent)

i truly enjoyed seeing you both stuffed and happily snugglin' on the couch. also, it was lovely to sniff wine for people.

and god, i never thought that shirt would look even worse in photos than in person, but look, it really does. ; )

9:09 PM  
Blogger ForestJane said...

And now that you're linked on the mystery blog addresses, you'll have even more 'nobodies' to read your writings.

But where are your little fence rails? :)

The slug was cute, but not sure I want to ask what the slime trail was made of.... lol

9:43 AM  
Blogger Ginger Patches said...

Lol I think those exact things every time I blog :) "terrible blogger, no one's reading etc.. in fact I awarded myself the "world's worst blogger" award! I am loving going through all the blogs from the mystery list and seeing I am not the only "bad blogger" vbg! You know that book "No Bad Dogs"? Maybe we should have a motto "No Bad Bloggers" LOL!

2:59 AM  

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