I love the holidays, but I also hate the holidays. I love the cooking, and having family around, I hate when family turns it into drama. I was kind of hoping that Thanksgiving could slip by when I was told by the MIL she was going to DH sister's house. The youngest daughter was going to cook at her home, so I thought just maybe, DH and I could have a low key no hassle holiday. I could sew, and do nothing for a few days. Also I am a little worried about the holiday. This will be my first holiday with being pre diabetic. Many of the staples for Thanksgiving I cannot eat. No rolls, punch, mashed potatoes, jello salads, dressing, and the one I am really going to miss--Pumpkin Pie!
Then the oldest daughter called and asked "What are you doing for Thanksgiving, and you are making dinner aren't you? DH told her that he had to talk about it with me, and we would let them know. All I could think of is I have 10 days to get this under control!
And just look at the table top! I am embarrassed at how bad it is.
Now I don't know about you, but I do know if I put this stuff away, it will take me forever to find it again. Before I put everything away I was going to do my darnedest to get some of the scraps cut up. Now normally as I cut I have piles sitting to the side. Hexies, tumblers, squares, strips, and I knock them off the table, constantly. I have my 2 1/2 inch squares, and 2 1/2 inch strip boxes sitting out, as well as my stings box, and a dog pillow which I fill with stuff that is too small to use. But I needed to figure out how to keep the other stuff from getting lost in the shuffle. I decided to use Dawn's idea from Sew You Quilt 2 that utilizes the plastic boxes that you get your veggies in. Once my day of cutting was finished then I put the pieces in the appropriate boxes.