Monday, November 30, 2015

Final Fall Finishes & Thanksgiving

Buttermilk Basin's 
"Year in Stitches Collection - November"

I know that Advent Season has begun and the candle of Hope has been lit, but since it is still November I thought I would share a few final fall finishes...

Buttermilk Basin's 
"Live Simply - November"

I love turkeys, so these first two finishes were such fun for me :)

Buttermilk Basin's
"Basin Banner - November"

Can you believe only one more month and this series will be complete?!

"Goode Stitching Witch Sewing Tray"
by Stacy Nash
(this was a limited edition kit by Stacy)

I tweaked the pattern just a bit - making the house smaller and adding my favorite lantern from another Stacy design.

"House on Pumpkin Hill Pinkeep"
design by Stacy Nash for Country Sampler's Girls Club

I changed out the fabric to something I could see better while commuting.

I also had to share my tiny harvest - yep this is all the Indian corn that I grew (not much) and one single pumpkin. But still enough to make me happy and fill my wooden bowl.

Early Thanksgiving morning found me at the McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade in downtown Chicago.

I had a perfect seat in the second row of the grandstand.

I still love the big balloons!

These southern belles were so sweet.

And of course Star Wars was represented!
(Our family already has our tickets for opening night!)

I loved this cement truck dressed up like a turkey ;)

And Arthur was there :)
I always liked that show when the boys were little.

But the high point of the parade for me was the Maine South marching band
Here come the Hawkettes!

The drum majors and the band.

And here is my very favorite sousaphone player (tuba)!
My youngest son!
Great job!

So much fun to watch them march down State Street that great street!

One difficulty of having a parade in The Loop - how to get those giant balloons under the El?! (Elevated train tracks.) Their only solution is to deflate him. Don't worry, Arthur made it through the entire parade, they were just getting him back to the truck.

I am way behind on my blogging and have much to share including my Mom's latest finishes. 
I'll try to get back soon!

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God."
~Colossians 3:16

Blessings, Patti


WoolenSails said...

Wonderful pieces, can't believe it is December tomorrow, sure went by fast.
We have a small parade here, not a big town.


Marilyn said...

Love the Turkeys.
Great S Nash projects.
the parade looks like it was a lot of fun, thanks for sharing the pics.

Jessica said...

I love all of your fall pieces, beautiful work!
Your small harvest sure is cute and sweet. :)

C Reeder PhxAz said...

If you run into Santa can you please tell him I have been exceptionally good and I really want that House on Pumpkin Hill pin keep for Christmas!!! It's stunning.

annie said...

great projects!
love the parade photos!

Barbara in TN said...

That was THE best parade on tv this year! Tried watching the Macy's parade and all we got was Broadway skits, music singers and interviews - not much parade in my book. Will definitely make the 'McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago' my NEW tradition!
Thanks for the pics -
Barbara in TN
(Great finishes, by the way!) said...

Great parade! And the works as well. The Thanksgiving November one is so cute, Patti. I'm really pleased to see the works.
Winter has come, guys!
Emily Drive