Sunday, November 20, 2011

Being Thankful

It's hard to believe that this week is Thanksgiving.  The stores are already geared up for Christmas. I'm even in the Christmas spirit, but I want to take time to give this Holiday the meaning it deserves. What a year it has been for me. My daughter graduating High School and starting college, Son getting married, me turning 50 (like you didn't hear enough about that!).  It has been filled with lots of emotions to say the least.  I couldn't be more grateful to my family and friends for all that we have shared this year. I don't like to be thankful for just one day. Instead, I try to give thanks in "everything" each and every day. No matter how great, or how bad something is, I give a huge effort to be thankful in all my circumstances. It doesn't always happen, but I give it my best shot.  There is always something to be learned from what we are going through.

The last few weeks have gone by and I've been keeping busy. Work is slow, so it has given me time to take care of things at home. I just haven't been in the mood to do the blog. I've been reading everyone elses though. That's why I'm writing now, because I will be busy this week with getting the shopping and cooking done for Thursday. We plan on having a few extra people this year... I'm excited!

George and I  celebrated our 24th Wedding Anniversary this month. He surprised me with roses and we went out and had a wonderful meal together. Even split a dessert :).

I also spent time taking my friend Donna to dinner (belated Birthday present for her) and then shared a dessert....  (yes it was heaven)  We took a stroll through the outlets after dinner, and it was sooo pretty. They had up all white lights for decoration outside the stores. It really put you in the Christmas mood.

The last 2 weeks of hook in photo's ...  Teresa and Michele (how fun that day was!) 

Joanne whipping up a storm for her upcoming shows... 

Joan making mats for her sisters for Christmas...

Sherri's deer that she will make into a pillow for the men on her list this year!

And yet another birthday gift. This was  from Jill.  What a wonderful package! Thank you again Jill !

Nancee , 2 weeks from start to finish on this project. It will hang below her mantel on her fireplace.  She started another project for her Mother, and I'm sure it is done by now :). Can't wait to see what her next one is going to be!

Genny just about done with her state rug!

Mabel's stitched gifts for her children.

Here is the progress on my rug. Was hoping to have it done before this week, but in reality, I don't see it happening.  Sooo, will be shooting for finishing for next year!

I hope you all have a Blessed Thanksgiving, and are surrounded by family and friends.  And if  your heart is prompted, why not invite someone to your dinner who does not have family this year? Or take a plate of turkey to someone who can't leave their home? What a Blessing that would be......  both for you and the receiver.......


Lisa said...

Hi Kathy, Thanks for sharing the fun pics. I will be anxious to see the finished rug. The colors are wonderful. I love the little oil can. I have been collecting them this summer and fall. I think they will make a cute base for a punched piece. Not sure what I will do. Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving. Love, Lisa

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Robin said...

Hi Kathy...Love seeing all those rugs hooked by such talented ladies( including you )....You have had quite the milestones in a short time ! I broke my rule and did switch things up on my Blog for Christmas, last night..I am like you, I usually struggle to give Thanksgiving it's own place before moving on to Christmas.
Thank you for your words of inspiration..

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kathy ~
So good to hear from you. Your life has been quite full. I'm lovin' your rug!
Happy Thanksgiving.
Pug hugs :)

The Evening Stitcher said...

Good evening, Kathy. I so enjoyed your pictures! Your hooked rug is beautiful doesn't matter when you get it done. I've had a a Christmas rug I've been hooking for two years. Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family!

Orange Sink said...

Your Harvest rug is coming along beautifully! Love all the rugs and projects of your friends!
A very Blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Cathy G

moosecraft said...

Great pics of rugs and stitching! Happy Anniversary to you and George! Yes, it has been a wonderful year for you! We all have so much to be thankful for! :-)

Courtney said...

Wonderful rug you have there! I'm heading toward my month! Thanks for sharing all the great projects at the hook-in.
Have a lovely holiday!

primitivebettys said...

Happy Anniversary and Happy Thanksgiving!

As always, I LOVE to see the fun you girls all have together... and I remain jealous of it too. ;-)

Julia said...

Hi Kathy, thanks for taking the time to share all the fun you girls have at the hook in and for showing us all the nice rugs . You are such a thoughtful friend. Your friends are lucky to know you.

Happy Thanksgiving on the 24th. JB

Nettie said...

Hi Kathy.... First of all have a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.... Everybody's rugs look great, and yours is great colors choices as always.... I know you have been busy these last few months and hope now you can relax and do something for yourself.... You deserve it...
Love you

patijane's primitives said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Kathy. The rug pictures are wonderful!! Thanks for sharing them with us. Happy Anniversary, too!

TeresaM said...

WOW Kathy!!! I can't believe how much you got done on your rug already! I haven't touched mine since I was there! Hopefully next week I can get back to it!