Sunday, November 24, 2019

Pineberry Lane Christmastide progress and photo wall update

I changed over to aida. Story of my life these days. I liked the linen, but wondered how in the world I was gonna count up and over that many. Oy. Not sure I'm liking it all that much, but I'm going to continue a bit more and see how it goes.

The dye left little blots of dark color around in a few random places, but it makes it look old, so that's ok! I love the snowflakes-so pretty.

I ordered prints (I had too many to choose from) and we finally got the photo wall up. I'm pleased. I really hated that big blank wall for the past couple years. This was just what needed to be there!

The next couple of days will be spent trying to figure out what is left for me to get for Thanksgiving dinner and hopefully be able to get it! I've been reading about brining the turkey. Anyone have any advice on that matter? It seems to come out fine just the way I cook it, but apparently soaking it in brine for a day and then letting it rest for 30 mins to an hour after cooking is THE thing to do. I don't ever remember my gran doing that, or my mom for that matter.

Gimme your best turkey hints, if you got 'em!

May you all have a wonderful holiday with your families and those you love. Hang on to them. And tell them. We never know what life will bring us at any time. So if you are healthy and have those you love around you, then you definitely have things to be thankful for. I know I do.

Until next time,


  1. Love that little house.
    You will probably like it more as you see more progress.
    Your photo wall looks very nice.
    Wishing you & your family a great Thanksgiving!

    1. That's what I'm thinking too Marilyn. We'll see. Thanks so much!

  2. No hints or tips on turkey cooking! I have never cooked one since we gather at my parents or at the in-laws (when they were alive). Your Pineberry Lane piece is looking good. Your photo wall looks super. Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving!

    1. Thank you Robin! Everything turned out great!


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