Monday, November 11, 2013

Around here this weekend

Good day, blog friends.
And a happy Monday morning to each of you.
It's November 11th and my mind is like a whirling dervish this morning - spinning, spinning, spinning... Thoughts occupying my brain range from current projects that beg for completion, to plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I suspect that most of you reading this can relate.
 

Doug returned home late Friday afternoon after being away for nine days for a hunting trip in Illinois with his brother. He brought home deer meat this time and that always brings mixed emotions for me, but he is a happy man. And I'm glad that his bounty came home in the form of already packaged meat.


I spent a lot of time in front of my sewing machine this weekend, and I'm happy to report that I made great progress on Carrie's quilt. All that's left is the binding and it will be complete. I will probably not share anymore photos until after Christmas now. :o)

Saturday afternoon/evening was spent with our sweet and beautiful niece, Kaycee. She'll be graduating from Arizona State University in December, and I was honored to take some photos for her graduation announcements. I'll have some more photos from our session later this week.


Yesterday was a busy day! I made an egg boat for breakfast, and then a batch of my grandma's zucchini bread. Later in the day I made some buttery beer bread for Doug and his friend to have with their dinner. Phew - lots of bread happening around here!

Carrie and I enjoyed lunch out and then a little fabric shopping. The fabric department in Joann's was CRAzy, friends. You can feel the frenzy building as people gear up for holiday sewing/crafting.

We had a visit from a long time friend of Doug's that we haven't seen for a while. The boys watched football, drank a few beers, and ate deer meat. And bread.

And now it's Monday morning and time to start all over.
I'm thinking a week without bread might do me good.
How was your weekend?

15 comments:

Karen said...

Your egg boat recipe has become one of my favorite brunch recipes. One of Tracy's cousins gave us some venison hot dogs an Amish friend had prepared for them with Mike's deer. I must say, they are delicious!

Cheri said...

You had a very busy weekend! And got so much accomplished. And yes, I can relate to the head swirling... in more ways than one.

Audrey said...

You are a busy little bee. I also feel a need to be creative and have so many projects I'd love to do....but these two crazy girls won't give me a moment's peace. How about I live vicariously through you? Create away, Deb!!!! :-) Glad Doug is back home!!! XOXO

Jo said...

It looks like you've had a lovely weekend x

scrappyjacky said...

Such a busy weekend,Deb.
Ours was fun....a fancy dress 50th birthday party....60s,70s and 80s....most people went for 60s....there were a fair few drunken hippies around.

Susi said...

Cannot wait to see that lovely quilt completed. You've got me itching to try quilting. Any tips/websites that are favorites. Thanks for sharing the bread recipes, I will be giving them a try. I love, love zucchini bread.

Irene said...

Your Egg Breakfast Boat was a success at my house. Thanks for the recipe. I have started making a few gifts for my adult friends and buying toys for the little ones. Christmas will be here before you know and waiting until after Thanksgiving will make me go crazy.

debs14 said...

I used to work with an ex New Yorker and I remember her putting as much time and trouble into Thanksgiving as she did Christmas so I can imagine you are really busy! Pleased to hear that Doug's trip was successful - I've only eaten venison once as it's not available in many butchers here. How lucky to have your own resident hunter!!!

Abi said...

You are busy Deb! I can understand your mind feeling whirly! I am feeling that way myself. Lots to do and lots to plan! The quilt looks so pretty. I am having a good catch up and have loved the peaks of it!

Amy said...

I am so glad Doug is back safe and sound!
I'm always interested to hear about your weekend recaps, I feel as though I don't get out as much, socially, but I am sure it is due to the age of the kids ... we get out, a lot, it is just always has a kid focus!

Lisa-Jane said...

You inspire me so much with all your baking and making Deb! I bet the deer meat was lovely too.

Becky said...

Gosh you are busy. We spent a wonderful day visiting Ben and Rachel in Reading - lunching, shopping and then going back to their apartment for coffee. Sunday was spent ironing and then crafting - I'm in a knitting frenzy at the moment, even with tennis elbow!

Karen said...

What a busy weekend. Mine was fairly busy - cropping with Denise and the Enfield girls on Saturday and housework and a bit of crafting on Sunday.

Miriam said...

Gosh! so much baking. I am in awe.

Gail said...

Ohh - wondering how I missed the earlier post about the baked egg boat. Sounds delicious. I think I just may have found what to make for breakfast tomorrow. Busy catching up on what you've been up to.

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