Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I know it has been a while. I have been really busy. I may talk about that at another time, but for now I want to update a little. I think I promised to share some more bow tucks bags with you all about a month ago. This isn't a very good picture, but here is the beige/black bag.
Here is the inside.
Then I made a green/pink bag.
We have been busy getting ready for winter. Good thing. It is supposed to be frigid here during Thanksgiving. We dug our sweet potatoes. I sent Kevin to the garden with a feed bucket that holds about 1 1/2 gallons. Since I only planted 6 plants, I figured that would be plenty big enough. Wrong! He heard me come out to take the trash out and yelled that he needed the wheel barrel. I thought he was joking, but he was serious. We got way over a half bushel of sweet potatoes from those 6 plants. Several of them weighed over 2 lbs each and were almost as big around as a soccer ball. I told Kevin that I wasn't sure what I would do with them. One of them is way more than we need for a meal. LOL I guess we will have lots of leftovers. I forgot to take a picture of them. Bad blogger!

November 14th was Noah's 5th birthday. I even forgot to wish him a happy birthday on the blog. We did go to Kansas City on Friday the 12th to celebrate his birthday with him. We told the kids that we must really love them to come to Kansas City on a Friday night, during rush hour, in the pouring down rain, looking for an unfamiliar address. LOL We found them and had a wonderful meal and visit with the kids. Noah is doing so well in school. He is really coming out of his shyness. Izabella is starting to talk up a storm.
You didn't think I would forget to post pictures of our grandbabies did you? LOL
Izzie is getting so big. Hazel says Izzie reminds her of me all the time. Ahhh, now that made this grandma have a proud moment. (grin)

We sure enjoyed playing with our grandbabies.

Tonight was the ending of deer season here in Missouri. I cannot say I am sorry. We have had hunters all around us. I could hear shooting most any time of the day. I was afraid to let Buddy outside without me. He isn't real good about staying out of the road just yet. I am working on it, but he has a way to go. I didn't want him to get hit. We have had lots more traffic than normal during the hunting season.

I am ready to sew the binding down on Bob's quilt. I am half done on the borders of Jeremy's quilt. In the mean time, I have made a little Santa wall hanging for one of our girls. She requested it last year. Now I need to get it to her so she can enjoy it this season. I'll take a picture before I give it to her.

Our Thanksgiving will be very quiet and simple. It will just be Kevin and me. I wish I could have found a smaller turkey, but I guess this will give me lots to put in the freezer. I have been trying to cook less. I still find it hard to just cook for two people after so many years of cooking for 7. LOL I will make a pumpkin pie (instead of 4), fix mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, noodles, green beans, rolls, and dressing. This will be a very high carb meal, so I am sure I will sleep all afternoon. LOL

Well, I'd better end here. In case I don't get back to the blog, Happy Thanksgiving! If you plan on doing the black Friday sales (not me) please be careful. Thanks for visiting and please come again. Have a great day!



Terry said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I won't be out shopping on Friday either! You'd have to be crazy to go out that day! LOL

Julie Fukuda said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Winona! What a blessing to have kids near enough to visit and watch their growth.
More nice bags! You're on a roll. How about a sweet potato pie? Our pre-schoolers went digging two weeks ago and got BIG ones. It seems the sweet potatos enjoyed the HOT summer even if we did not.

Pat said...

OH, MY....a 2 lb. sweet potato. I wish you'd taken a photo. The photos of your grandkids are very cute, though. Enjoy your Thanksgiving. It's just the two of us, also, but I'm okay with that.....don't like the kids/grandkids in the horrible traffic for just one day (since they go back to work on Friday). So....they will be with other friends near where they live and we'll be alone here......but I'll cook a nice turkey dinner with the trimmings and we'll have a good day anyway.

Janet said...

So nice to have you back. :) Your bags are so nice. It was fun to see the grandkids--such cuties. We love sweet potatoes--what a bumper crop. :) I'll be glad when hunting is over here too. The traffic and shooting is a worry for us. Can't wait to see more posts. Have a nice relaxing Thanksgiving!

Crispy said...

Oh Winona, the kids are getting so big!! I'm sure you had a wonderful time with them :0)

It will be a quiet Thanksgiving for us too and will probably be snowed in anyway. Food and quilting, a great way to spend a day LOL.


Paula said...

Your grandbabies are precious, Winona!
And I wasn't crazy enough to want to get out on Black Friday either- I hibernated all weekend!

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