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Attention all sewists and craftivists! My friend Britt Bravo recently forwarded me a site from allpeoplequilt.com advertising the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge. I think it’s a really nice idea. They’re encouraging people to make pillowcases which will be donated to women’s shelters, hospitals, foster children and nursing homes. They’ve even included free downloads for pillowcase patterns. So if you have a little extra time over your holiday weekend… get sewing!

I’m finishing up a few last projects this morning, and then am starting on the ridiculous number of dishes that we’re making for dinner at our place tomorrow. Hosting Thanksgiving at our house is always dangerous: I hit the cookbooks, and before I know it I’m preparing 15 different dishes for 6 people. Total overkill. There are just so many gorgeous recipes I want to try, and since it only happens once a year… well. Here’s what’s on the menu this year:
-herb brined turkey
-creme fraiche mashed potatoes
-sweet potato casserole
-stuffed mushrooms
-wild mushroom stuffing (for the vegetarian)
-sausage and pecan stuffing (for the carnivores)
-root vegetable gratin
-creamed onions
-mama Stamburg’s cranberry relish
-cranberry sauce
-green salad with pomegranate and goat cheese
-pumpkin pie
-pecan pie
-dave’s buttermilk pie
Like I said, total overkill. This year I’m promising to keep it to 3 pies, though. Half a pie each sounds about right to me. I hope everyone has a great holiday, with much to be thankful for!

One Response to “happy thanksgiving… and a sewing challenge”

  1. FabricWorm says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! I must admit, I wish I was sitting at your table! Sounds De-LISH!!! Warmest wishes to you and Dave! Cynthia

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