It has been one of those weeks that left me desperately in need of chocolate. Desperately. Thankfully we are still fully stocked up on leftover Halloween candy around here. Sadly, my machine is still in the shop. The faceplate is broken and a new one is still on order. Not that I have had much lately for sewing. Catching up after my weekend away has kept me busy. We did however, just find out yesterday that instead of hosting Thanksgiving here we will all be driving to North Carolina. The thought of 22 hours in the car got me prepping a new applique project to keep me occupied. The reason for the change is a suspicious spot found on my mother-in-laws lungs. She was still planning on making the trip until the bronchoscopy yesterday went awry. They will try agin on Tuesday. It brought flashbacks of my mom's lung metastasis followed by a problematic procedure. On the upside though, that means I can sew today instead of turning the sewing room into the guest room. I'm still working on a proper quarter inch seem for my backup machine. At the very least I can do some crumb blocks. What chocolate covered projects have you got going on? I hope you can find a little creative time before the start of a hectic holiday season.