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Fall is Maple Syrup Time

The beautiful colors of Maple and Oak are all around us.

The leaves have all fallen from our beautiful Maple tree, so we’ll have a Maple sale!  Sure maple!  Oh, yes, we have an Oak Tree too and it still has a lot of it’s brick red leaves.


25% OFF Maple Breezes 11″ & 15″, Maple Squirrels/Maple Leaf Borders, Autumn WindOak Whisper 11″ & 15″, and Oak Border w/ Acorns are all on sale- NOW! Click to see all sale items!
Remember they’re all available digitally, too.

Christmas is coming the Goose is getting fat!  But, don’t worry we’ll eat him for Thanksgiving!!  Sadly, I’ll probably get fat(ter) too! There are just so many great recipes.  Check below for a new “Maple-Bacon Toffee” recipe I just invented today! Okay, I know this is supposed to be about quilting!  But I have other interests too. Food is a BIG one!

Here’s a fun Holiday quilt. I love the big stitch.

ALSO on SALE Thanksgiving Table Topper Pictogram pattern.

I do want to encourage you to make the Thanksgiving Table Topper.  It’s so beautiful on the table.  When I went to Oklahoma last week I noticed my daughter-in-law had it hanging in the entry to her house.  It was a great way to use it before the holiday.

This reversible Table Topper is so beautiful on the table. Your guests on every side will have a different view of the Thanksgiving story; The Ship greeted by Native Americans, The feast table, Indians bringing food to the feast, and a Pilgrim family bringing their contributions to the feast. It’s so much fun they might just want to play musical chairs!
Get the FREE Tutorial and pattern!

I was talking with some of my adult kids last night and they were laughing about the White Pilgrim Collars I made them wear for Thanksgiving Dinner.  We also had/have Thanksgiving puppets.  So fun!! 

Do you have any traditions for Thanksgiving? Submit them in “comments.”

NOW for the MAPLE Recipes! Click the expand button to view each entire, delicious recipe! Also: From last year’s blog, see my original Pumpkin Biscotti recipe here. Believe me, it’s far better than others I’ve tried!!

Don’t forget to make your Ice Candles while there are still leaves available!

Do you remember this pattern? It was so easy. I can’t remember where it was published.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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It’s Not Too Late to think about Thanksgiving!

It’s not too early to start thinking about Thanksgiving. I saw Turkeys on sale in our local market yesterday.

A few years ago, I made a couple of fun Thanksgiving Table Toppers.  The first was a grand experiment.  I tore off the colored silk leaves from an artificial autumn bouquet, arranged them on the fabric I had chosen for the top (and lightly glued them) and placed a shimmery piece of sheer chiffon over them.  Of course, I quilted the glittery square with my Thanksgiving Table Topper Pictogram.  I was excited by the result.  I was so easy yet so special.

The next year I wanted to try something new.  I decided to make it reversible.  After all with the renewed popularity of “modern” style, I might want a lime green topper instead of a brown one.  Who knows? I’ll have to admit it was quite ambitious but turned out super! 

I chose a Dk. Brown Batik for one side and a good strong Chartreuse for the other. (Oops, threads not buried!) The Autumn leaves around the edge could be the same colors for both.



It turned out so great I wanted to share it.  So, I took photos of the “step-by-step” and converted them into a FREE PDF tutorial for all of you.

To see and download the complete tutorial go here: Reversible Thanksgiving Table Topper Instructions

Golly, I need to make one for myself.  One of these decorates my Daughter-in-law’s table and the other my Daughter’s.  I’ll have to go there for Thanksgiving!