I have been busy getting ready for Thanksgiving. Even if there is not a large crowd at my house, I still make the same amount of food. I don't know why I do this, perhaps because it makes me feel good. Everyone has that one dish that they expect on the table and I would rather have more than less. Then I try to use all the leftovers during the course of the next few days. Of course the desserts are never a problem :).
I have also been finishing up a few projects, but because they will be given as gifts, I will not post pictures until after the holidays. From the time my kids were little, all the gifts except for one was always from Santa. That one exception was a handmade gift from Mom and Dad. This tradition has brought me a lot of satisfaction, not to mention frustration at times, because I always try to make different things. Now after 20 years or so, I am not sure I can keep it up. I have made stuffed toys, handbags, dolls, bean-bag like chairs, pillows, quilts, and a 6' tall tee pee. I have loved every minute of it, especially the looks on my children's faces. I hope that they will always know and remember that I have made them with love.