I got quite a bit of sewing done over Thanksgiving Break. It took my a while to figure out why, I didn’t have Nutcracker costumes to sew this year. So I had time to sew what I wanted to. The scenes on these mini quilts were leftover from a bigger quilt I did, so I decided to sash and quilt them for gifts.
I embroidered Christmas Stockings for a teacher at my school.
I made this mini quilt for Jemma’s ballet teacher, Mrs. Lisa. It has scraps from all the costumes I made or altered for the Nutcracker last year. I’m making a bigger one for myself. I hope to have it done in the next week or so.
I can’t speak to what happened the first Thanksgiving in America that took place in 1629 or something like that. But I can tell you about the first Thanksgiving for Ben in America.
We took Ben to particpate in Thanksgiving Day in the City with MRCC. Our family got promoted this year to turkey prep. We were very excited to have a new job. For the last several years we have prepared the containers to accept the food.
The turkeys were already cooked, we just had to hand pick all the meat off the bones after the turkey breasts had been cut off. Someone told us we made it to the Big Dance when you do turkey prep.
Will didn’t actually pick the meat off the bones. Mickey Banister, one of our elders, taught Will how to run the slicer. I’m happy to report that Will still has all his fingers.
After we were done with turkey prep, we helped fill the food cartons for delivery.
We also helped deliver 65 meals to Edmond Hospital. We did that last year also.
After our delivery we played a game while we were waiting for lunch to be served.
I made my family put up the outside Christmas lights last weekend when it was warm. This morning I opened up the blinds and noticed there seemed to be a break in the lights we stake in the yard. I went out to check it out and look at what I found. It looks like I might have a problem with a tree rat (squirrel).
A couple of weeks ago Jemma and I went cabin camping with her Girl Scout troop to Roman Nose.
We went horseback riding. That’s Jemma on her horse in the background.
We went hiking in the afternoon.
While we were hiking we found this water fall. Unfortuneatley, it’s kind of hard to see the water fall.
Jemma also narrated a flag burning ceremony.
Last night was the Fall chorus concert, where they honored our countries Veteran’s. As Justin is walking out the door he says “Didn’t you fix my tux mom?” I didn’t know it needed to be fixed. The lining of the sleeves wasn’t attached to the sleeves. He thought he told me it needed to be repaired. I’ll get it fixed before the next time he needs to wear it.
The men’s chorus did a great job.
The boys aren’t standing next to each other this time.
Jemma’s school also had a Veteran’s day concert last week. I’m so glad our schools still see that it is important to honor our Veteran’s.
We all dressed up for Halloween. Justin was a golfer, complete with black and white check pants and a plaid cap. I was a minion, that goes along with Bill’s costume as Gru. Jemma was a minion also. Will was Professor Rowan from the card game Pokemon and Ben went as Juluis Caesar.
My overalls belonged to my grandpa. This is what I remember him wearing all the time.
Ben had never been trick or treating. They don’t do that in Germany. We went to our friend Kathleen’s, she has a party in her house, then they went up and down her street and a couple others.