November 27, 2015

Our Thanksgiving Dinner + Giveaway + Pattern Sale!

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Would you believe this is the first Thanksgiving dinner I have cooked in our 23-year marriage?  My husband's family lives nearby and we usually go to their house, but they had other plans today so we'll celebrate Thanksgiving with them on Sunday.  We had my niece over because her mom had to work today.  Unfortunately, we don't live near my family, but we got to spend time with them last week on a cruise in the Caribbean!  I'll share more about our trip next week.  

Anyway, yes, this is indeed the first Thanksgiving dinner I have cooked myself.  I kept it simple with no vegetables - just turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, and gravy and had no complaints, if you can believe that.  :)  The cranberry sauce did blush because he saw the turkey dressing.  Ha Ha.  It's an old family joke.  My daughter and niece made banana trifle, and my oldest son made pumpkin pies.  My middle son was the official pan washer throughout the day, as well as the potato peeler.

You knew I'd throw a rainbow in somewhere, didn't you?!? Even the china I picked out when we got married is a rainbow of flowers! I've always been stitched in color!

Last month with my All-Access Pass to Craftsy classes, I watched Roasting Techniques Every Cook Should Know by Molly Stevens and learned a lot.  The turkey was roasted using the method taught in the class.  I should have taken a picture of it, because it looked exactly like the picture below and was delicious, if I may say so myself.  I was glad to have Molly's cookbook, All About Roasting, on hand and used it for specific details as well as her dressing recipe which turned out delicious.

Now for the fun stuff - a giveaway!  

I have two panels of Kate Spain Joy Stockings to give away to two lucky winners.  Each winner will receive one panel which includes two stockings on it.

US addresses only, please.

Giveaway ends Tuesday, December 1st, at midnight Pacific time.

Black Friday Shopping Deals!

I'm running a huge pattern sale for the first time ever!  All patterns are 50% off through Monday!  View my patterns on Craftsy!


All quilts are 10 to 20% off in my Etsy shop!  Excludes clearance items and custom orders.

Craftsy is giving away this quilt (ends Friday at 10:00 a.m.).  ENTER HERE.

Craftsy is also giving away this quilt (ends Saturday at 10:00 a.m.) ENTER HERE.

Craftsy's biggest sale of the year is on now!  Save up to 75% off supplies, and get lifetime access to any craft class for $19.99 or less!  Go HERE to view my favorite kits, most of which are less than $4 per yard.

T-Tapp, one of the programs I use to work out at home, has all Workouts and Products 30% off with 50% off Special Starter Systems.  T-Tapp is known for rehabilitating the back, and I have had this experience with it, as well.  It's my go-to exercise program when my back hurts.  I use T-Tapp along with Tiffany Rothe workouts on YouTube which have really strengthened my core and enabled me to go down a size in clothes over the past few months!

Accuquilt Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale
Accuquilt's sale prices are the lowest of the year for four days only!  I ♥ my Go! and use it more than I thought I would.  The strip cutters are really amazing - cut the strip and then place the cut strips on the die the opposite direction 90 degrees and get perfect squares!  I cut something like 140 - 2.5" squares in less than 7 minutes on my Go! recently using a strip cutter.  I'm planning on getting a few dies that have been on my wish list - the equilateral triangle, the flying geese, and tumbler.

Lilla Rose is having a huge Black Friday Sale, too!  Now is the perfect time to try out a Flexi-Clip, the super comfortable hair clip for which Lilla Rose is famous.  I love them!  Everything is 20-50% off with free shipping on orders over $50.

Happy Shopping!

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Lee said...

Congrats on your first Thanksgiving that you cooked!! I go to my sisters and am in charge of pie and today looking forward to leftoversS!

mumbird3 said...

What no veggies! LOL looks like you had a great Thanksgiving!

Shannon said...

Beautiful family, beautiful table, and a beautiful pie! Looks like you did a great job on the meal.

Mary Ann said...

We are enjoying a quieter, slower holiday season this year as I am starting the third trimester of a somewhat tricky pregnancy. Your thanksgiving looked lovely!

Terry said...

Oh I'd love to win the panel. I need to make new Christmas stockings and this would make the job so much easier. Thanks for the chance! :0)

claire ross said...

I am feeling tired! First week back at work after a week's vacation and starting to flag!!
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I am blessed today. I am thankful for so many things, including this lovely giveaway. Thank you.

amy said...

You can roast some veggies next year~!Looks like a great dinner to me!

Lisa England said...

Hi Myra, I'm doing very well today. Had a nice family gathering yesterday, and our son is here for a quiet day today. Thanks for the heads up on the sales and giveaways and for your lovely giveaway!

Betsy said...

I'm feeling great. Enjoying having my son home.

Betsy said...

Feeling great.

SewDoUQuilt said...

Doing well today, working on a belated Thanksgiving turkey due to the weather. Yours looks much better! -Amy

sisylyn2 said...

Nancy Hilderbrand

I am fine but exhausted.

Kathy E. said...

Looks like a colorful feast for your loved ones yesterday! Rainbow power! Today, I am tired. Working all week and then having to cook up a big meal has left me exhausted. I need a weekend to rest up!

Deal.licious Real Food Debby said...

What a lovely looking Thanksgiving!

debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

GranChris said...

Beautiful family picture. We skipped the meal as husband was in the ER. I'm thankful for all those doctors and nurses and other people who work the holidays.

MtnJudy said...

Congratulations on cooking your first Thanksgiving dinner!!! I would LOVE one of the panels! They are just what I need to sew stockings for my son and his daughter!!

Rebecca said...

I'm catching a cold, but other then that, life is good.

sisylyn2 said...

Just got home from dialysis and am hurting pretty bad.
Nancy Hilderbrand

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

I've been in a great mood today...the weather was chilly but gorgeous! Now I'm getting ready for bed. Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @

Anonymous said...

I am doing well! Starting retirement this week! It will be a big change. Maybe I'll finally finish some of my sewing projects!

Karen Propes said...

It's been a great day here. It was raining, but stopped early. I just finished a lap quilt for my cousin and I'm going to bed. But love these panels. It would be great to make for the Grandkids. Thanks