The Lady Gray

A household chronicle

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Thanksgiving Prep

Here’s a sneak peek of my Thanksgiving shopping game plan.  I wrote down all the things I knew I needed for each specific recipe and then just for in general.  Tomorrow I will cut all my bread into cubes, perhaps make pie dough, Wednesday I’ll make pies, and brine the turkey, and Thursday is turkey D-Day.  I also have to go to work tomorrow, clean the house, and get everything ready for my sisters’ arrival

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On the back of this I wrote all the places I could find each recipe (whether in book or on the internet and the specific site), and on the bottom of the page I wrote all the other foods we were out of.  I shopped at the Commissary tonight and tomorrow I’ll shop at Whole Foods for the turkey and the produce.

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Crafty Things

I haven’t been working much recently…which leaves me with a lot of free time on my hands during the weekends.  Today I made pancakes, cleaned the kitchen, did laundry, watched tv, did laundry, had an hour and a half phone date with my best friend from adolescence, made dinner, cleaned the kitchen, and watched more tv.

Not what you would consider the most exciting of Saturdays. I decided to sew a bit to break up the dullness of the day.  Instead of making more baby burp cloths (most of what I’ve been sewing recently) I used some of my fat eighths to make some napkins.  I made 3 pretty blue ones, and ironed, cut, and pinned 2 more green ones.  I’ll share some pictures later – my phone is basically dead right now.

Here are some sneak peeks of what I’d like to work on in the near future:      (A burlap banner for the mantle)     (A cushion for our front bay window)    (Some pillow covers)

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My List

There are lots of things that I want to do around the house and a lot of things I want to make. They keep flitting through my brain and then I lose them!

Today I decided to grab some of those fleeting thoughts and put them in a handy dandy note on my phone.

Here’s my list so far:


I’m sure it will continue to grow as I think of things!