Wednesday, November 21, 2007


I’m not even a “purple” person, but I’ve been holding onto these fabrics for a week. Contemplating a couple of Christmas gifts, I think I’m going to put these to good use this weekend.

Eric made it home safely. Due to an “issue” with his laundry card, he brought home a ton of dirty laundry to share. I just laughed. The turkey’s thawing. The menu’s planned. We’re not having out of town family. It’ll just be the four of us. But don’t feel bad for us. We have great holidays with just the four of us. Everyone helps cook the meal. Board games are played. Snacks and cheese and sausage trays are a definite. We’re not worried about protocol and the clothes we’re wearing. It’s fun. I have great thanksgiving memories with just the four of us.

The faces have been embroidered on the bears. I was nervous about doing it---not wanting to mess up the quilt, but I’m pleased. I even got the buttons on the night gowns.
I did some mending and played with the Primitive Garden blocks a little last night waiting on Eric.

It’s been overcast all week, snow showers that melt by daylight every day. We’ll have snow soon enough.

I guess it’s only fitting to pause and count our blessings this time of year. I’m grateful for—
My faith
My family
My job
My quilting--- It has opened doors in finding friends. Quilting has given me something constructive to do with ‘free time’. It has allowed me give and share with others…an incredibly good feeling. On the other side, Quilters have shared so many wonderful things with me. Quilting has given me an appreciation for quilters both past and present and their talents in creating beauty from squares of cloth.

Happy Thanksgiving.

15 comments:

Quilt Memories said...

What a lovely blog, You and your family are truly special people, I'm sure. Enjoy the Holliday!

Pat said...

It sounds like you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy.

Linda said...

I'm not a purple person either, buy those are so pretty. Enjoy your day with your family.

atet said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family as well. Your day sounds much like the one we have planned!

CONNIE W said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

anne bebbington said...

I know just what you mean about 'just the four of us' I feel a little ashamed to admit that all our nicest Christmas Days have been 'just the five of us' to the point that we tend to refuse all invitations and not issue any so as not to spoil things - we're kind of under pressure to go to my parents in-law for Christmas this year and four out of five of us are wriggling on that hook like stink - we'll see how it turns out - the only 'strike-breaker' is DD2, the youngest, who would quite like to see her younger cousins but the prospect of spending time with my SIL (their mother) who just bosses everyone around despite it not being her home is seriously putting the rest of us off.

Wendy said...

Happy Turkey Day! Enjoy your new project, it'll be very nice with the fabrics you've picked out.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Happy Thanks giving, enjoy your family time..even the washing!!
great progress on the weekend, tracey

Kim said...

We often celebrate holidays with just the four of us, and those are the best anyway! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Patti said...

Hear, hear when it comes to quilting. All the best things in my life - other than my family - have come to me through quilting.

I'm not a purple person either, but I've discovered I need some purples in my stash, because the addition of purple to a reproduction quilt adds to creating that "old" look.

andsewitis Holly said...

"Just the four of us" is what I consider the best way to spend the holidays. I'm looking forward to a very low-key Christmas.

I haven't been a purple person but it's been growing on me.

Libby said...

Hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving day . . . sounds like it was going to be just right *s*

Journeying said...

Hope your day was wonderful. I'm betting that it was. And the entire weekend. Your productivity continues to amaze and inspire me. I'd love to know what sort of Christmas gift projects you have in mind.
I'm home for the first Saturday in I-don't-know-when, and I'm determined to get some things ready to be just picked up and worked on!

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I am new in the blog world's.
My name is Aldana, iam Argentina and i am actually living in Spain.
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Aldana said...

Hello, congratulations because your blog is very beautifull. Sorry but i don´t speak english very well
I am new in the blog world's.
My name is Aldana, iam Argentina and i am actually living in Spain.
I am very alone in Spain, i am in internet for make friends.
I love the patchwork and the country primitive style.
Bye bye!!!

http://manualidadesdealdana.blogspot.com