Over the river and through the woods...


Since tomorrow is thanksgiving, I should be writing a very impressive post about making some insane appley, cinnamony, brown sugary, buttery, nutty, flaky, crumbly, yummy thing because I'm a real life domestic goddess. But then I wake up and remember I'm not. Instead, I'm curled up under my quilt at home in Brooklyn, delightfully alone.











My train home leaves at 5am tomorrow morning and I'll be puttering around my folk's house till sunday or monday. Activities include long walks to the bay, dog patting, antique malling and standing in front of the fridge, hovering over a cold turkey carcass. I have a lot of things to be thankful for, no?

Happy thanksgiving, friends. If I could share a piece of pie with you, I would.


28 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you too. May your train ride and family mingling and sharing be the best!

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  2. Beautiful quilt photos. But alas now I am thinking about cinnamon. Ah, pie. I do like pie.

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  3. Oh Amy...I just wrote a post about a quilt I'm making right now, but I feel seriously substandard having seen your beautiful one. I am inspired for future quilting.
    Have a lovely day tomorrow
    xo

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  4. How pretty! I would love to wake up to seeing that quilt. Happy Thanksgiving and do lots of dog patting! :)

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too. Sounds like you have a comfortable weekend planned.
    Lovely quilt.

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  6. Dearest Amy...we don't have Thanksgiving Day down here in the Antipodes....we should. It's really a special day when we should STOP! get off the mad whirl of life and truly give thanks for all we have...a special day indeeed. Happy Thanksgiving! x

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  7. Safe travels...my bird meets the roaster in T-2 hours.

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! That is a fantastic crazy quilt. You're tempting me to pull out all my scraps of fabric and embroidery thread and get to work, but casseroles and pies beg for my attention...

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving! If I had a quilt like that I can't imagine I'd emerge from underneath it very often at all, not even for cinnamon. Hope you have a wonderful time, and plenty of pie.

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  10. Thanks for the thoughtfulness, but I think I have quite enough pie for today! That quilt is so lovely I completely understand why you prefer it to some buttery (high-calorie), flakey (addictive), appley (moderately healthy! an apple a day!) concoction. =) My thanksgiving is now off to a wonderful start with your post!

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  11. What a beautiful quilt. Just the sight of it makes one feel warm and fuzzy. Happy Thanksgiving from an ex-pat living in BC.

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  12. What a quilt! I love it - happy thanksgiving!

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  13. Handmade and beautiful! Enjoy spending thanksgiving with your family!

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  14. You rock.

    We are also doing our Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, due to the fact that I had to work a 4pm-midnight shift tonight.

    Happy holidays! Eat pie!

    - M

    P.S. Great quilt!!!!

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  15. I love that you represent Thanksgiving with a handstitched quilt. The cast off pieces of past sewed with precious little whimsy... To keep warm all winter. Cuddled with family and food.
    Gotta love it!

    May all our experiences be stitched together to make a beautiful life.
    I'm grateful for YOU!

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  16. What nice stitchery on that quilt. May just inspire me. Or I could just eat pumpkin pie.

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  17. Pretty designs. Happy Thanksgiving..

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  18. Earlier this year I sent out this video to illustrate how the current administration is masquerading as a leadership team different from the previous one. The video documents how the choice between Democrat and Republican is really no choice at all. Recent history has confirmed the message of this video. Here we are almost a year after Bush left office and we see that really only the rhetoric has changed. The same program of economic, military, and civil rights disintegration remains in full effect. The sequel to this video is now available to shed more light on this false choice of governance. This sequel exposes: 1) how mega banks like Goldman Sachs created this financial crisis to then introduce their solution: a government hand-out of trillions of dollars to them; 2) how this same scheme is being set up again on a global scale through the development of a cap-and-trade derivatives market; 3) how Obama is simply managing this economic disintegration program that was furthered by Bush (and his predecessors) going back as far as Carter; 4) how Obama's actions have been just as unconstitutional as Bush's and how our country is being pushed deeper into an oppressive surveillance society. The sooner we acknowledge this false choice of governance we are given, the better the chances are that we can produce a real choice that represents us, not the institutionalized power structure pillaging us. If you would like to learn more about the timely issues raised in these videos please visit this alternative news website, where these videos were produced.

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  19. The quilt is lovely, and cozy to use on cold mornings. Love the last photo, it made me smile because my initials is R.B.

    Happy Thanksgiving. :)

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  20. Hope you had a lovely weekend, sounds like it was full of loveliness. Your quilt is really beautiful.

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  21. ur quilt is so cuteee((: hope u had a great time

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  22. Oh How I miss thee...what would I give to be under these quilts snuggled up with you

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  23. Hi Amy, I love your blog, but I'm new. What are the initial R.B. standing for?

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  24. RB are the initials of the person who made the quilt over a hundred years ago.

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  25. I would pay any amount of money for this quilt. I've never EVER liked a quilt in my life (sadly), until I saw this one. I AM IN LOVE.

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