Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving and Update Part Two

I actually have some stitching to show you. See I have been stitching. Well, a little bit anyway.


The first finish is the ornament I made for my giveaway last month. It is in its new home now so I can post a photo. The pattern is by Homespun Elegance. I used DMC and Crescent Colors and stitched over one on 28 ct celery gingham. I think it turned out well. Gabi, who won it, likes it too.
The next finish was for my Lizzie Kate exchange. It too has arrived at its new home with Conny. I used two LK patterns for this one. ABC Crazy for the initial and Stitching Friends for the rest. Stitched over one on a piece of 28 ct linen.
I have two more exchanges finished and hope to be able to show you those soon. And the rest of my stitching will have to wait until after Christmas.

Between now and then I have way too many to get done. And just like every year I ask myself the same question. Why do I always wait until the last minute to get moving on my Christmas stitching? Every January I say I will start early. And every November I start to panic because I procrastinated. Will I ever learn?
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In two days it will be Thanksgiving here in the good old USA. A time for family, for reflecting, for giving thanks for all the good in our lives, for counting our blessings. Something we really should do every day and not just at Thanksgiving. And even though this Thanksgiving will be strange for me, the first without Mom, I am still thankful for many things. Today I have been trying to catch up on some of my blog reading and have read a number of posts that have moved me to tears. One of my favorites is the one posted by Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher.

I am thankful for all the love and caring that I have been blessed with from all my online friends. You have all helped me through some rough days. I am thankful for the cherished memories of Thanksgivings past with my Mom. I am thankful for my sisters and brothers and my many nieces and nephews. You are all beautiful. And I am thankful for my Rory who has brought me so many smiles and puppy cuddles in the dark days. Even if he insists on "helping."

May each and everyone of you have a delicious and blessed Thanksgiving surrounded by those you love.

Love and stitches

Kathy

and licks from Rory too.

25 comments:

Meari said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Kathy!

And congrats on your finishes.

Shari said...

beautiful finishes & beautiful pix of Rory!!! He blends so well with the fall leaves!!!
Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Mare said...

Nice stitching and blogger/exchange gifts! A Happy Gobble Gobble to you also. I hope to see you soon.

Tracey said...

Beautiful finishes!! Hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful- give Rory a hug for me!

Terry N said...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Cathy and Rory!!! Hugs Terry N

CindyMae said...

They all look wonderful!! Rori looks so cute!

Mylene said...

Warmest wishes to you for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Sarah Lindfield said...

Wonderful finishes and such a cutie pie pooch!! Happy Thanks Giving to you and yours :o))

stitchin schoolmarm said...

Hi Kathy,
Just came to your blog from mine. I love reading about other stitcher's lives and seeing their beautiful stitching. Had to laugh at your comment on my blog,because that is exactly what we did the second night, put Murphy in bed with Jon and everyone slept soundly.
Tammy

htimcj said...

Great stitching!
Heidi-ILCS

Scattered Threads said...

Hello Kathy,
your projects are beautiful. I hope for you all the blessings of Thanksgivings can bring even without our mothers.
Bless you. Jackie

Debra said...

Great stitching and glad it went well for you and Rory.

Kathy A. said...

Congratulations to Rory on his big wins!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and thanks for sharing your blessings.

Nita said...

Wishing you and all your dear ones a Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Have a great Thanksgiving. Love your finishes and congratulations on Rory winning more ribbons.

Marl

Kathy said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Kathy! I love your exchange pieces and the picture of your helper.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely exchanges/gifts!

Nancy M said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Rory. Hope you have a wonderful day with family. Your recent finishes look great!

Sandy In Montana said...

Happy Thanksgiving Kathy. Your ornaments a just adorable, I love the gingham fabric.

Carolyn NC said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Kathy! Thinking of you and Rory. :) Stitching looks fantastic!

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the beautiful finishes!! I hope you & Rory had a great Thanksgiving. Enjoy your weekend!

Rene la Frog said...

Great finishes.

Charlene said...

Pretty stitching, and congratulations to you and Rory for the ribbons! What a beauty!

Shelley said...

Your finishes are adorable. I love how Rory "helps".

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