Saturday, November 17, 2007

Thanksgiving Blessings

Thanksgiving is always a wonderful time to reflect on what we are thankful for and the many blessings in our lives. So here's my list:

Faith, Family and Friends are always first. My health, a wonderful home which is still new after two years, work I enjoy, and freedom come next. I'm thankful for the many blessings which we often take for granted including the joy of creating! I'm even thankful for my age, due to the contentment and peace at this stage of my life.

I've started a new scrapbook to capture our Thanksgiving memories and blessings, as the years rush by and all too often, we don't remember the details of that special day. I'll share pictures of it soon.

May your day be filled with lots of joy, family, friends, wonderful memories and of course turkey and football!

Hello from Fredericksberg, Texas. We had such a wonderful day that I forgot to publish this post! We've gone from 83 to 43 degrees over night...quite a change! We even went to a real Friday night Texas high school football playoff game! Hope you have had a wonderful holiday. Oh yes, I am bringing home fabric...2 yards that jumped off the bolt and into my suitcase. The large poinsettia on a dark background...perfect for a quick holiday 9 patch for pictures soon!

Triple the fun with Triple Rail fence

This triple rail fence was created for a class sample, from an Alex Anderson book. It is truly flat, but due to the way it was hanging for this photo, it is a bit wavy. It has been done for some time...sitting in the pile of tops to be quilted!

Last Sunday afternoon, I sat in my sewing room, petting my know the motions....sorting and resorting, considering various combinations...ready to work on a new project. I really didn't have a specific focus, other than being limited to using my stash and wanting to do something a bit more challenging, maybe using some of my orientals or batiks. I was just stuck...I was not inspired ...After over an hour, I finally gave up, realizing I was just too tired!

We celebrated Thanksgiving last Saturday here in Oregon, so that dad who lives with us would be able to enjoy the big dinner, before my son and I leave to celebrate the holiday in Texas. Spending the entire day cooking, starting with the turkey and dressing at 9:30a.m., then moving on to the sweet potatoes, green bean casserole (according to the boys in my life, it's not a holiday meal without it) baking two pumpkin pies, mashed potatoes and gravy and then of course some rolls was quite a bit of work! At 7:30 as I put the last dish in the dishwasher, I realized that this is a meal that is better cooked with friends or family! I was exhausted at the end of the day, as I am still recovering from pneumonia and just don't have my normal energy and stamina.

Today, I'm cleaning, organizing and of course trying to pack, as we fly to Texas on Tuesday. As I get older... I have this need to leave my home organized so that it is not a mess to come home to nor are there any smelly surprises in the fridge, etc! We are so looking forward to spending the week in Fredericksberg, which is a wonderful town in the hill country west of Austin and San Antonio. I'm sure we will be hitting the shops along main street for some Christmas shopping in this historic German tourist stop.
Well, I need to get back to my soon as I cross off a few more tasks, it will be time to move into the sewing room! Hope to have good quilting news to share soon!