These mini-pies were made by the girls a bit back and I made extra dough, so I am hoping they will make more for next week. They were delicious. We are having a small low-key Thanksgiving this year with my family. It's rainy and dreary right now, I'm hoping for better weather next week.
I am up to my eyeballs in costume sewing— 3 shows are happening in the next 2 weeks (get your tickets for The Portland Ballet's Holiday show here! And Vancouver Dance Theater's Nutcracker tickets here!) all of which I am sewing for.
I've never worked on this many shows at once and even though at this very moment it's a bit bonkers, I still love it and am so happy to be making hats for 5-year old candy lemon drops, researching how to make a bustle, buying prom cummerbunds for a dollar, shopping goodwill and finding just the right thing for my Nutcracker party parents, embellishing 1940s style dresses, finishing mouse pants, wiring tutus, dyeing bodices, and hand-beading ballet headpieces. The 3 shows are all very different and my sewing room looks like a a crazy mad house.
Keeping me company during all of this has been Parks and Rec, which I had never seen. I'm up to season 5. I mostly listen, I can't actually watch, so I know I am not seeing a lot of the best stuff, but even listening to it is making me so happy. It's so great—the perfect thing to have in the background so I can both focus and not get all moody and weird which can happen when I think something is taking too long. I'm getting a lot better at reminding myself "it takes as long as it takes" and letting it go.