Wednesday, November 21, 2012

This and That and Thanksgiving Wishes...

Hello Everyone!  
Can you even believe it is Thanksgiving time already?
The dish that I usually make for holidays is the green bean casserole, and I love the turkey too, but my favorite is apple and raisin stuffing.  It was one that Pepperidge Farm used to do, easy-peasy right in the box, but was discontinued (isn't that always the way??!), so now when I make it it is from scratch, but so worth it!  Do you have a favorite holiday dish??   

I have had a fun time the past week, I have continued my catch up with SDW.

I love all the colors in this one.  I really wanted to finish the lion but ran out of time yesterday.

My lion seems to be turning out a bit different from the rest in my SAL group, it seems that the dmc colors have changed a bit over time and it is giving it a bit of a gray color but I think it works well.  
I love his mane and that tongue... makes me think of... yep, the Rolling Stones :D

I will put SDW back into the once-a-week rotation now and get back to my flower sampler and work on some necessary Christmas ornaments as we are in the countdown!

This past Saturday, my family had it's 3rd annual soup contest.  It was the first one that I attended, and I got to be a judge.  There were 7 chefs in all, all with delicious soups. 

Soups included wonton, shrimp and dumpling, cabbage, spinach tortelloni, zucchini gorgonzola, and the two  winners - there was a tie! - beef bourginon soup and sausage and bean soup!  
That's a LOT of soup!
It was a yummy good time!

Earlier this week, I received a belated birthday gift from a special friend.
It was the Led Zeppelin Celebration Day set.  I was very excited to find this in the mail, I had seen the movie of this concert recently and it was fantastic. 

Yes, it's been a long time since they have rock 'n' rolled, but they still can!
Led Zep is a big fave and if you had ever wished to see them live this is possibly the best way. 
And, if you have any rockers on your holiday gift list it will be a big hit!


I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving with your friends and family.  
I am thankful for the friends and family in my life, 
and that I will be able to spend time with my family celebrating this special holiday.   
I am thankful for your friendships.  Hugs to you all.  
Have a wonderful holiday and weekend!  xxxx


Nicola said...

The soups sound delicious, it must have been difficult to decide on a winner.

Love that about our lion and the stones ar least its not Kiss

Margaret said...

Love how your SDW is coming! Ah, Led Zeppelin. I'm not a fan, but I do like some of their stuff. Pretty cool that you got that as a present. Favorite Thanksgiving dish. Hmmm. Probably the stuffing and cranberry sauce. lol! I think all of us in this family could do fine without the turkey itself. We just need that nice area of the turkey to stuff to make the stuffing. :D Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a most blessed Thanksgiving! Your SDW is looking great and it looks like you have caught up.

Robin in Virginia

Vickie said...

Sweet potoatoes!!!mmmm! Love them. What a neat thing for your family to do! Happy Thanksgiving!

anniebeez said...

SDW is looking beautiful, and I love the grey lion! I think its better! Love the Led Zep-thats on my Christmas wish list! I had 7th row seats and then John Bonham died, so alas, I never got to see them! I did see Robert Plant sing with Alison Krause a couple of years ago, it was fantastic! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Catherine said...

Love your stitches ~ I think the color of the lion fits well in the piece.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Mii Stitch said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Lovely stitching, Mii

Krista said...

Thank you so much, Robin! Happy Thanksgiving to you! :)

Krista said...

Thanks so much, Anniebeez :) What a shame about not getting to see Led Zep, but if you like them then you will love this new concert footage, it is phenomenal and they sounds perfect. Jimmy Page's talent is unparalleled! I also have seen Robert Plant a few times with Alison Krauss and then with Band of Joy, he is my fave <3, love his voice and it has been so wonderful to hear him doing the Zep tunes at those intimate shows. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!

PS - I am replying to you here as you come up as a noreply blogger, I hope that you get the message this way.

Chris said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Krista!
I love your sampler progress.
What a fun contest..and soup..yum!

Shirlee said...

What fun to judge a soup contest! I love soup : ) Got a great laugh out of the lion making you think of the Stones : ) I never saw them but did get to see Janis Joplin : ) Happy Thanksgiving!

Penelope's Beehive said...

Love, love your stitching Krista!
Wishing you and your family a splendid Thanksgiving!
Sending hugs...

Gray Bonnet said...

Apple and raisin stuffing -- yum!:)

Your stitching is beautiful!