We had a very nice Thanksgiving. As per tradition, the day was spent at my sister’s house. As usual, the table was full of food! John made a spinach and gruyere quiche for the vegetarian entree:
That’s a cranberry gingerale.
The green veggie is shredded brussel sprouts sauteed with dried cranberries and pecans. Yum! Note how my food doesn’t touch. Except for the stuffing and turkey. Those are okay touching 😀
After dinner, we went out for a chilly walk with a couple of the doggies:
It was kind of icky out. Time to get back inside for desserts and games! The nieces made these beautiful apple pie rosettes:
A couple different pies and pumpkin roll:
Then games. One of them was Mexican train:
Love games! We always manage to laugh and laugh, no matter what we play.
On Saturday, I had another show. This was the Saratoga Holiday Marketplace and benefitted the Saratoga Cener for the Family, which is an organization that gives help to abused children and also family help for children with behavioral or learning challenges. So, a very good cause. The show was great, too! It was the best show of the year so far (and likely not to be beat). I sold out of oatmeal and honeysuckle – honeysuckle gone for the year now. My inventory for the next 2 shows is a little lean, but I think I’ll be okay.
While I was at the show, John put up the outside lights and our tree inside for decorating on Sunday. It was nice to have a day just to myself to do whatever and I finally got down to do a project I have been wanting to do, which was make some outdoor decorations. I tried to break down a couple pallets, but the wood is wet from being outside and I couldn’t get the pieces apart without damaging them. So, I decided to rummage through our scrap wood pile and found some pieces that would do.
I marked out a tree shape and then got out the table saw. I really hate using this tool because it’s scary, but it did the trick.
Time to assemble with some screws:
I had a sample pot of paint and went to work.
Isn’t it cute? I am going to spray it with poly, put some lights on it and it will be ready to go outside. Nothing like cheap projects!