Monday, November 21, 2011

Giving Thanks

Hey everyone....Hope you have plans to gather together with all of your families this Thansgiving Day. Gene and I are lucky enough to have our sons and their families with us. I tried to convince my oldest, Andy that he would love to cook, but he said he would do Christmas Eve if I would do Thanksgiving...and the deal was struck!

The stitchery above is one I designed for a class a few years ago....It's a quick little project combining things I love...stitching, wool and homespun....

As of last Tuesday, I still hadn't taken out the pilgrims and turkeys....the shelves were full of witches and cats....but since I am now on for Thanksgiving, I thought I best pull down the boxes. I am so glad I was forced to do it, because I love these pieces....

This Pilgrim looks like she has found all sorts of bounty for her feast...I have pumpkins and fall leaves everywhere...(we don't have as many outside as many of we have to put them inside!

I have had this turkey for years....he is right in my entry this season...ready to greet our guests
He has lots of friends scattered throughout our rooms, but he is still my favorite!

......and this final shot is taken from our front door looking into our living room...I took it about 7 am and the light isn't too good....but I hope you get the picture. I will hate taking fall decorations down ....but the boxes of Christmas folk art are calling....

This has been a hard year for our family with Megan's illness. I want to send a special thanks to all of you for all of your encouragement, prayers and kind notes throughout. It has meant so much to all of us. THANK YOU.

I hope that you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and this year brings you many things to be thankful for. All my best ....Jo Ann


  1. I love your thanksgiving stitchery, great pattern and piece to do.
    I am realizing that even though I started early, I am still behind in gift making, so time for the mad rush, lol.


  2. I too love that Thanksgiving stitchery Joann. I love everything you do matter of fact. Cute decorations too.
    You enjoy your Thanksgiving and hopefully next year will be a great one for you and your family.

  3. You have a lot of neat Thanksgiving pieces! Enjoy your day!

  4. I love seeing your decor. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!