Monday Musings

by | Nov 21, 2022 | 8 comments

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope this Monday finds you all well and rested, though sometimes I know weekends can be as tough as weekdays! At any rate, let’s get ready for a wonderful week of quilting and crafting. But let me start with a little about our wonderful week in the mountains.

We arrived on Sunday afternoon and followed some steep and winding roads to our cabin! On Monday night we saw the Christmas show at the Dixie Stampede and had a fantastic meal. The show was awesome. It’s been several years since we attended the show and I am still amazed at how well trained those animals are. The horses and riders were wonderful too! On Tuesday it was cold, foggy and rainy! But we drove up and over the mountain into Cherokee to look around. We saw a lot of elk! Wednesday was a better day and we had dinner at Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Downtown in Pigeon Forge! The food was great and it was a cool place that even had a small bowling alley and an arcade! And of course, we enjoyed the hot tub at the cabin! Enough about that, now on to the lists at hand!!

My last list from 11/7/22 – 11/13/22:

  • Continue with cross stitch – ✔ DONE – almost finished…stay tuned!
  • Post for Music Blog Hop – ✔ DONE – If you missed it, read about it here!
  • Work on December Island Batik project – ✔ DONE – Strips cut and stitched together!
  • Start writing patterns for Island Batik Spring/Summer catalog – with at least ONE of them completed! Begun but not completed!
  • Pack for trip to the Great Smoky Mountains to celebrate our 45h anniversary! – ✔ DONE and enjoyed as you can see in the slideshow above!
  • Whatever else suits my fancy!! Since I took my machine in for servicing and upgrading while I was gone, nothing else was accomplished. I got it back late yesterday afternoon, thank goodness!

For the week of 11/21 – 11/28:

  • Work on Island Batik Blog Hop project
  • Finish cross stitch project
  • Work on patterns
  • Work on Virtual Christmas Cookie Blog Hop
  • That’s enough. Keeping it simple this week!

So now it’s your turn to share what you’ve been working on while I’ve been away! I love to see your projects!

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  1. texasquiltgal

    I love that photo of you and your Hubby! Your week in the mountains just sounds like so much fun, glad you got to do that, and Happy Anniversary! Thank you for sharing those great photos with us at To Do Tuesday!

  2. rl2b2017

    Hmm. It seems I read this post and forgot to comment. What the heck?!! I just LOVE that picture of the two of you. It makes me smile and my heart happy. Everyone can see that you love each other, and that you enjoy each other’s company and have FUN. How fabulous – what more could you ask for?! I’m adding your linky party button tonight. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. {{Hugs}} a bunch! ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Carol Andrews

    What a perfect trip to celebrate your wedding anniversary. Wonderful list to keep you busy now that you are home and those fabrics are incredible. Looking forward to seeing your creation. ?

  4. Jocelyn Thurston

    I think you have plenty of great stuff to work on for this week! Sounds like you two had a wonderful time on your getaway with a lovely photo too. Next time tell about the food as I love to read about the meals and enjoy vicariously, LOL.

  5. Melisa- Pinker n Punkin Quilting

    It sounds like ya’ll had a fabulous time in the Smokies and a wonderful celebration of your anniversary. Have they put up the Christmas light yet? Have a wonderful week, Brenda and a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  6. davemelvanolan

    I’m glad you had a wonderful trip! Congrats and welcome home. Blessings… M

  7. Kathleen McCormick

    What a lovely time you had and congrats again on 45 years! Good luck with your week….I will get little done as I am the sole cook for Tgving!

  8. Gail Beam

    Sounds like you had a really awesome weekend in the Great Smokey Mountains with lots of great food for your 45th anniversary.


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