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Giving Thanks

This is the day for giving thanks, and I am truly thankful that you are taking a moment to join me here. I am blessed to be living close to my parents and we are all in relatively good health. I am starting the day with the sour cream coffee cake that has always been served for a holiday breakfast and the parade on in the background while I sew. Later we will have the traditional feast of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. How are you spending the day?


Ready, Set, Decorate

One of my co-workers says she always likes to take the day-after shift because the office is generally quiet and she can decorate her workspace. Since we are now remote, we agreed to have a video chat and share some of our favorite holiday decorations. I will be getting out my Santa collection.

santa and quilt blocks

Do you have special holiday quilts? I used the Turning Twenty pattern and a variety of holiday fabric to make this Christmas quilt. We will enjoy our winter evenings cuddled under it on the couch.

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Turning Twenty quilt

Last year, I made a quilted tree skirt (read the blog post here) and then didn’t put up a tree! Such a Scrooge attitude, I know. I will do better this year, I promise! And I have a new stocking to hang – which reminds me to get busy on its partners.

Christmas Stocking in red, white and blue

Gratitude List

But before we dive headlong into the winter holidays, let’s spend a few more minutes giving thanks. Here is my list of five gratitudes:

  1. quilting friends
  2. freedom to enjoy my craft
  3. good health
  4. my daughter’s increasing independence
  5. beauty found in nature

Your Turn!

Time to Put Your Foot Down and share a link to your latest blog post.

TBQ Linky Party

It’s a lovely break in my day to visit everyone and see your fabulous creations! Thanks for being part of the True Blue Crew each week.

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Longarm Quilter, Pattern Designer, Teacher



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