Thursday, November 24, 2016



  It would seem that this year, the cacti have decided to be Thanksgiving Cacti!  I brought them inside late this year, but they were already setting buds...and, now they are in their glory!!!


  They are a bright spot here in the house!!!

 We lucked up and finally got some rain last night, which I hope helped with the wild fires that are threatening the area.  Air quality alerts were out today, though.

  This has been an unusual year in more ways than one!!!

  I spent the day with my daughter and her family....she did most of the cooking!!!  I did take dessert:  apple cake with caramel icing!!!  (Don't tell, but it was a Frankenstein cake....part of it stuck to the pan!  I carefully peeled it off and used the icing to cover up where I patched it together!!!!)

  I'm so thankful for such a loving family!

  And, speaking of family....this is the beginning of the 4th placemat that I'm weaving for our family Thanksmas.  Since we all lead busy lives, our get-togethers are any time between Thanksgiving and New Years.  This year it is this weekend at my niece's house.  We play a mean game of Dirty Santa to exchange gifts....I usually try to weave something for my gift.  These are very neutral, so they would go with just about any set of dishes.  I'll get this one finished up in a little bit and get them hemmed and washed!!!!
  Now.....what am I going to take for our potluck??????

  There's so much to be thankful family, my friends and my weaving community.  I hope you have enjoyed your day, too!

Happy Weaving!


Theresa said...

LouAnn, I hope the fall to winter weather damps down your wildfires. I know just how awful they are. I find it more disturbing that usually lush moist areas like yours are experiencing these long hard droughts. Here our trees are use to hot dry summers, there on the east coast, not so much. Fingers crossed for a soggy, if not white holiday season. Have fun at the weekend event. I'm betting you've got an awesome pot luck dish all picked out by now.

Tina J said...

I think you should do a repeat of your apple cake! You can't go wrong with placemats in Ellen's design, our old standby.

Sharon said...

Thanksmas - what a great idea! We may need to adopt that ourselves :)