Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We had a great Turkey Day and a fun long weekend! Lots got accomplished.

Friday we celebrated son Bill's birthday with a surprise Murder Mystery Dinner at the Cock 'n Bull restaurant at Peddler's Village.  My daughter-in-law got a group of 12 of us together  for the show and he was really surprised and had a great time.  The show was a take-off on Cheers.  The premise was that Norm died in the bar and you had to guess which of the Cheers characters did it.  It's a little hokey, but was fun and the actors really did a great job.  Also, I was pleasantly surprised that the food was really good!  Bill always tries to be the center of attention (gets that from his Dad!) and was picked to play a part - Norm's sister....at least he did have to wear a dress - LOL!

We always use the long holiday weekend to get a head start on decorating the house for Christmas and that was Saturday's task...some shots from around the house...
 Our Dickens' A Christmas Carol Byers Choice carolers on the TV stand

 More Byers Choice Caroler's on the piano and above

 Christmas Angel

 The dining room hutch all decked out

 My dining room table with my Kona Solids challenge piece from last year

 Kitchen cabinets festooned with bows

 My Christmas card holder awaiting the first card and our Piper Santa

Shelf above my kitchen sink with some Mickey holiday salt & pepper shakers and my favorite Snowman teapot

I actually did get a little quilting in....quilting snowflakes on DILs Winter Quilt...

We rounded out the weekend with Sunday dinner...Bill cooked his famous Chicken with Sage, Proscuitto and Fontina Cheese - it was incredible!
I just love long weekends!

4 comments:

Karen said...

That looks like a great way to spend time together. Glad you had a good weekend with family.
Lovely to see all your decorations going up. So festive, too.

Michelle K. said...

love the snowflake quilting!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Omg- he looks like Merida from Brave with that wig! Were you the murderer?
Decorations look great, you were busy! That snowflake quilt, is that the one you are recreating because she loves the original? It looks great!

Lynn said...

Looks like a fun time! I started decorating a bit today, mainly just changing out quilts from Fall to Christmas. I have the tree out but haven't brought it downstairs yet.