Wrong! It's only the 20th and yes, I'm cooking our turkey today.
We bought the Butterball turkey(s) just before Thanksgiving because they they were on special...buy one, get one free. Well Thanksgiving came and went and I didn't cook a turkey because we were invited out which meant we had two birds in the freezer.
Then just the other day Mr. Painted quilt asked if we could have ham for Christmas dinner this year, just for a change. So I ordered a ham from our local country store which has the most delicious meats and we'll pick it up tomorrow. This is why one of the turkeys is in the oven at this very moment.
We'll have it for dinner tonight and then I'll slice up the rest and will make turkey pot pies, turkey stew and turkey soup to freeze and have throughout the cold winter months. There will be lots left over so if you're in the neighborhood, be sure to stop in!
Thank goodness for great neighbors with tractors!
We're finally dug out from over a foot of snow that fell on Wednesday and now rain is in the forecast for the next couple of days. Probably a lot of what fell will be washed away.
But here's what it looks like this morning. Can you see the ocean in the distance? That's the Annapolis Basin, part of the Bay of Fundy.
Out the "back forty"...
I've been promising to show you pictures of my Safe Harbor II. It's a big quilt measuring 98" x 92" so it was difficult to take decent photos. It fits perfectly on a queen size bed with a generous drop.
I thought this quote by JFK was perfect to grace the lower border.
This next photo shows the final three outside borders. Can you make out Alice's gorgeous quilting?
This final photo shows the cornerstone, outside piano key border and the backing fabric.
I NEVER make two of anything but when Mr. Painted Quilt suggested that I make a second one in blues, I couldn't say no. I'm really happy that I did and now I can't decide which is my favorite!
Here's the original Safe Harbor in shades of red.
If you'd like to purchase a copy of the pattern, they are still for sale in my Etsy shop which you can link to HERE.
Now I gotta go baste the turkey!