Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Day 2012

Oh Give Thanks Unto The Lord.

Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Heavenly Father, on Thanksgiving Day
We bow our hearts to You and pray.
We give You thanks for all You’ve done
Especially for the gift of Jesus, Your Son.
For beauty in nature, Your glory we see
For joy and health, friends and family,
For daily provision, Your mercy and care
These are the blessings You graciously share.
So today we offer this response of praise
With a promise to follow You all of our days.

-Mary Fairchild


We are thankful for the opportunity to be with our family here in South Carolina.  We are in Bluffton with our son Nathan, his wife Kacy and our granddaughters Adria, Hannah and Harper.  Harper is almost one month old and we saw her for the first time on Monday, she is a beautiful little girl.  We are blessed to spend this time with this part of our family and we will be thinking of our family in Wisconsin and Washington State. I am thankful for airplane travel and the ability to travel across country in just a few hours.

Happy Thanksgiving!  

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fall Decorating Complete

I love to decorate for fall but this year I was slow to get to it.  One day a couple of weeks ago I decided that I should complete the project.   First I decided to make the burlap table runner I have been planning to make for two years.  It was fun to go upstairs, take out the burlap and complete a project in short time, it was a simple project so I don't know why I waited so long.

My pumpkins were made from a tutorial on My Desert Cottage a couple of years ago.

My pumpkins have been mistaken for balls by our grandsons and have survived a bit of tossing around.

I added a ruffle on each end and lined the runner with muslin.

I pray that God blesses your home with love and laughter.

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Very Special Gift

I have five sisters who are all great at choosing gifts for each other.  I guess we know each others likes pretty well.  The items below were in a gift box to me from my sister Becky.  She brought it to me a while back but I am a bit  behind on my blogging so I have not shared this yet.

Look at all of the fun items, I love the vintage apron patterns and the cookie cutters, perfect for a grandma who loves sugar cookies.

This sweet apron was hand made by Becky, I love it!

This sign hangs in my sewing room, it is so true.

When I opened this book I felt sure that this is one that we had around when we were kids.  I will enjoy sharing it with my grandchildren.

Sweet pictures.

Another close up of my new and favorite apron.

I love the different fabrics used on the ties.
I am thankful for the thoughtful people in my life.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sewing This and That

My sewing machine and I have not spent much time together these past few weeks.  Pat and I were able to take a wonderful trip to Wisconsin to see Julie and Brad and the kids.  I did use Julie's machine to finish the back tab curtains for their bedroom.  I wish I had a picture to share, they look great and I love the fabric Julie chose.  I do have a picture of our adorable grandchildren to share with you.  We went to the pumpkin patch so they could each pick out a pumpkin and we spent Saturday morning carving them.
As you can see, it is never easy to get four children to look at the camera at the same time.
I have done a little stitching since returning home so I will share that with you.
This is my Fire and Rain mini quilt top for Konda's Mini Quilt Along  at Moose on the Porch Quilts.
I plan to machine quilt this and make it into a pillow.
Now I have to get busy and complete the quilt top.

This is my mini quilt for the Friendship Embroidery Mini Swap.  My quilt has been sent off to Germany.    I am looking forward to receiving my mini from my swap partner.

I have many pictures loaded on my blog ready for posting, just have to find the time and energy for a bit of writing.   Wow, it is almost the weekend again!  I hope you have a good one.