gobble, gobble,gobble

Happy Thanksgiving to all. It is a tradition in our family to call everyone we know and say Gobble, Gobble, Gobble and hang up. This usually goes on for hours ….So consider this posting an official Gobble.

While cooking Thanksgiving dinner for 30 people, I am also packing for a quick overseas trip to Madrid, Spain. Below is some of the stuff I am throwing in my carry on.(except the Sonic drink). I have cut assorted 3 sisters charm packs into 2 1/2″ squares so they are ready to pick up and go. The greatest thing ever is the Clover Needle threader. Not only does it thread the needle for you but it also has a threader cutter built in……..perfect for travel on a bumpy, dark airplane.

One note of randomness-I use to hide my cash in my makeup bag. With 4 four boys my cash was always safe there. Then one day my daughter snooped and found it so the secret was out. The reason I tell you this story is when I pulled out this project, the small sewing bag still had some loose cash in it. I guess I now have a new cash stash place. None of my kids will ever go snooping through my sewing stuff.

Here is the stack I made while working on Cornbread! Queen of multi- tasking!I learned the technique form the gals at Cotton & Chocolate in California. Thier technique is very quick and easy. I am sewing them together by machine. ( yes I know that is not how you are supposed to do it!- but I do want to finish in this lifetime!) I am sewing the hexagons into rows instead of the traditional flower pattern. More on that to follow. (love the thimble- favorite color -Red)

Happy Thanksgiving to all,



  1. Anne Sutton says:

    30 people? Did you really say 30? Have a great Thanksgiving and a WONDERFUL trip. Remember if you sew on the plane and you happen to doze off (not that you would do that on a dark airplane, with just the sound of the motor humming) you could poke yourself or something. Don’t run with scissors and don’t sew while sleeping.

  2. Hello again Lisa!

    You should see my pile of hexagons! I have cut up so many Moda charms packs that I lost count! Luckily I have all of the background fabric because it will probably be out of print by the time I finish the quilt! I will really be a grandma by the time it is finished! Please, please, please share your short cut because my carpal tunnel syndrome isn’t getting any better.

    May you and your family continue to be showered with blessings! Happy Thanksgiving!

    PS- Have a safe trip to Spain!

  3. Stephanie says:

    I shall be looking for the clover needle threader. No danger of using it as a weapon on a plane! I’ll look forward to your posts after your Spain trip. I love on-line “traveling”. Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you don’t have to do the dishes.

  4. lovetostitch says:

    *clearing my throat, for best turkey voice* GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GOBBLE!!! It’s so fun to play silly games with each other at family get togethers. I would love to see how you sew those little guys together by machine also. Red – my favorite color! Haven’t seen that thimble yet… Have a fun, safe travel, and don’t forget again about that money stash for souveniers!!!

  5. I love my Clover needle threader too! . . & oh, my! . . . those hexegons look wonderful. . . all those – just while cornbread was baking?! Gives me hope that I will get some done. . . eventually! Would love to learn a quick technique!
    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving (Gobble to you too!) . . & that you get a nice long nap after feeding 30 people!
    xo, Bren

  6. mariajhmom says:

    I have a stack of those too! I want to see how you’re going to sew them together. You’re not going to get any grief from me for sewing them by machine. I may join you!

  7. Hi Lissa
    So glad to find your blog & get some tips from you along the way. We're entering the blog world next month. I agree you need to give us all more info on the hexagon process. That type of quilt is on my list of things to do when I retire. Maybe your tips can move it up on my list!

  8. Camille says:

    I know I’m a couple days late on this one, but Gobble Gobble back at ya. Have a wonderful trip- and take lots of pictures! Can’t wait to hear more about it!

  9. Camellia says:

    I wish I could go on your trip. Mmm Sonic! ^.^ I hope my comment wasn't posted twice.. I think I only pushed it once and it didn't work the first time I think.. >.<

  10. Angela says:

    Thank you on the tip on the threader/cutter. I love to do flower squares as take-a-longs and sometimes have trouble threading the needle on bumpy rides. I sew mine together sometime by machine also for larger projects. Shhhhhh dont tell anyone!

  11. Kim says:

    Stashing cash in your sewing bag–that’s one of the safest places on Earth! We had a break in several months ago, and really the only thing taken was a $100 bill I had in a bedroom drawer. When I surveyed the house and realized where the thieves had been, I knew that in the future, if I had large amounts of cash, I’d either stash it in my books or my sewing room. When I received part of a Christmas bonus in cash–guess where I hid it? Yep, my sewing room (aka the Sweat Shop)! Safest place I know!

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