Friday, November 28, 2008

before i start the mad cooking frenzy

uncharacteristically, i haven't been talking up the back-tack that i'm participating in. what's a back-tack, you say? well, it's a themed swap of crafty things.  i've been assigned a back-tack partner, mo, who has a blog called lime gardinias, where she shares her craftiness. we've been corresponding and getting to know one another and have each put together a little crafty package for one another according to the festive theme of gold, frankincense and myrrh.  today, i put the finishing touches on my items for mo and i'm going to send them off today so that she (fingers crossed), has them in time for christmas.

i won't talk about what i actually made until i'm sure that mo has received it, as i don't want to spoil the surprise. if you want to check out what the over-achievers in the back-tack have done, you can look at the flickr group. they're over-achievers because they clearly got theirs finished and sent well before the deadline (nov. 29). i'm feeling pretty smug about having managed to be ready one day before the deadline, which is really quite unlike me.

and now, my day will be filled with tidying up the mass of sewing things that are on the dining table and then cooking up a thanksgiving feast for 6. my turkey is luxuriating in its brine since last evening and i've made my list, so i'm off to the grocery store.

i hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving yesterday and i wish you a good day shopping all of the sales (they didn't used to call it black friday, did they? i seriously don't remember that name) if you are so inclined in these dark economic times.


Molly said...

what a lucky lady to receive a gift looking like that!
have a wonderful thanksgiving feast and later, when you've recovered, I'd love your brine recipe... we don't do that here for our Xmas turkeys but it sounds like a great idea.

tangobaby said...

Why can't I get the brining thing down? In some ways I am such a turkey novice. Although I did lovingly massage my (turkey) breast with a body butter full of garlic, poultry seasoning, rosemary salt and paprika. So we did okay.