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Sunday, November 23, 2014

New valance I am making

This half of the new valance I made. Almost finished. All I need yet are tabs and tying. It really is straighter then it looks in this picture. The flowered panels are there because I had a brain freeze and made it about 3/4 the width it was suppose to be. I like it though as it breaks up the strips. Did I tell you that I don't sew much (unlike my mother and 2 of my sisters). But I am proud of what I can do. As you can probably tell I made it up as I went along. (Don't mind the flowered bedspread underneath it. )

Here is Summer modeling it. She is at the age (16 months) now where I can actually get things done without her "help". Not to say that I don't have to watch if I drop anything. I don't know if it is all English Cocker Spanials, but all the ones we have had have been thieves!

Of course I can't leave out our 8 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi. I swear if one does something the other one has to do it also. They don't like attention at all!
I can't believe that it is Thanksgiving in a few days! We are having it here as my mom doesn't want to travel far in case she gets tired. Cancer is such a draining disease. We are less then 10 minutes from her house. Usually we rent an out building at a school that my sister works at. But that is about 25 minutes away and usually on the cooler side. The heat doesn't get turned on until a few hours before we get there. So this will work out much better for her. There will be about 20 of us. We all bring part of the meal, so that works out great. No one has to do it all. Which is great for me as I have to work the night before. Luckily I have a husband that is very helpful! We will make the chicken and stuffing. Yes chicken! My family isn't big on turkey. So chicken is a tradition for us. Plus my brother will bring a ham.
In case I don't get back here before Thanksgiving, I hope all of you have a great day. Hugs, Teresa


  1. Smiles.
    Love your valance.
    And I am all too familiar with a) thieving cats and b) cats how don't want to be left out of anything.
    Have a great thanksgiving.

    1. Thank you. They sure can be silly can't they. At least the dogs can't jump up on things! :) I remember digging a lot of my things out from under the refridgerator when I had my two cats. Have a great week. I almost said have a great thanksgiving. lol

  2. Congrats on your valance! It's beautiful. I love your two fur-kids. My Cairn Terrier is sitting on my feet as I type. Have a super Thanksgiving with your family!!

    *H*A*P*P*Y* * *H*O*L*I*D*A*Y*S*!*!*!*

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    1. Thank you. Can you imagine not having a fur kid sitting near you! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  3. Your valance is lovely, and I don't sew much so I think what you did is fantastic. Happy Thanksgiving my dear Teresa.
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful day,

  4. Thank you. Now just to get it done! lol. I hope you and the family have a great Thanksgiving. I can just see Little Buddies face light up with all the excitement tomorrow.


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