I found this little fabric piece the week before Halloween. Normally, I would it away with the intention of doing it before next Halloween. I would find a week or so before and not have the time to finish and use it. So I sewed it up, quilted and bound it. It is hanging in the closet with my other table runners and is waiting for next year.
My Red Wagon Group from northern Wisconsin supports a homeless shelter and each year they make and fill stockings. I completed six for the group and sent them off.
While we were on the road for three years my good friend Kay cared for my Christmas cactus. We brought it to Florida and it is loaded with blooms.
For Thanksgiving this year we had two of the grands to help with the preparations. Kev baked a pumpkin pie with me and Amiya did the Pecan pie. Kev was in charge of making the place cards and he did a great job of making booklets for each of us. Before dinner we wrote about things that we were grateful for and why. At the start of our dinner we all took turns sharing our thoughts. Amiya was in charge of setting and decorating the table. She looked through the book on napkin folding and then folded and arranged.
We are grateful for so many things again this year. It's so easy to think of only the sad parts of our lives and to forget all of the happy. We lost my Godmother this year and my dear friend Karen. We live along way from many of our family and wouldn't it be great to celebrate with them as well. As we reflect on the regrets we put those blessings up on that scale as well and that scale tips so heavily towards the positive.
Thanks for checking in and I do hope that your holiday was as lovely as ours.