Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Looking Back...

 Not too far back, just to Thanksgiving!  It was just us this year.  My parents, sister and nephew's wife were 
supposed to join us for dinner, but I managed to put a crimp in their plans...2 days before Thanksgiving I was diagnosed with shingles.  Since Bistra, my niece-in-law has never had chicken pox, we decided that it was best not to expose her to me, just in case!  

Grace, Ellen, Dayna and Andrew
Thanksgiving 2011
This Thanksgiving was to be an experiment as well...a few months ago, Ellen was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and has adopted a gluten-free diet.  I made gluten-free stuffing and rolls (from this King Arthur Recipe) for dinner, along with regular stuffing and all the usual dishes.  I made an apple crumb pie and our new local bakery, The Patriot's Bakery has taken on the challenge of baking gluten-free for us and they made a gluten-free apple crumb pie for Ellen.  It was all delicious and we enjoyed a quiet dinner.

Apple Pie and Gluten-free rolls
The rest of the weekend involved some Christmas shopping, although not in the wee hours of Black Friday, and a great deal of time in my sewing room, as well as some knitting and crocheting time too!  I can't share the knitting or crochet as they are Christmas gifts, but will share the quilting soon...

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

The table is set, the turkey roasting, so I have a quiet moment to wish all of you a blessed Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

Friday, November 11, 2011


The last rose of the season can be just as beautiful as the first.