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Thanksgiving Past...Christmas Future

Thanksgiving is over and the holiday was wonderful. We had a family dinner and spent the day being thankful for all of our blessings. This past year has been filled with difficulties and joys but always the assurance that God has everything in His hands. I am so thankful for God's love and my salvation through Jesus Christ, for my precious Sweetheart who is loving, faithful and a man of character, for my dear daughters and their husbands who are a source of joy and pride, for the coming grandbaby who already has her special place in my heart, for health restored, and for extended family, good friends and my church family who bless my life.

I haven't been blogging but I have been sewing. I'm so pleased with the little quilt I made for our expected granddaughter. I wanted something small to match her newborn size and something in colors to match the pink and lavendar chosen by her mother for her nursery. I also wanted the quilt to look like the old quilts I treasure and loved as a child...all wrinkled and snuggly.; I did machine quilt for durability expecting this quilt is the right size to be dragged around by a toddler and washed often :)

It's been laundered and is folded hanging on the end of a little white crib waiting for a baby girl to use it :) The stack of sewing is getting smaller but there are burp cloths, receiving blankets and bibs to finish before I try my hand at some "dressy" diapers. Also there's a little Winnie the Pooh quilt top calling out to be finished. No Christmas sewing this year...but, of course, I don't mind.

I'm already making plans for the New Year and a quilting schedule. It's time to work on some projects accumulated on quilt shop hops. I think I will start with a little chicken wall hanging that just called out to me the first time I saw it. More on that later.

There's frost on the ground today and this week should be chilly...highs in the 40s and 50s and beautiful sunshine. We are having a cycle of rain each week and it is so desperately needed and much appreciated. Some of the ponds are beginning to refill and the ranchers are happy to see the water.  The drought has been extreme in Oklahoma...rivaling the 1930's and the Dust Bowl. Oklahoma is a state of weather extremes...one day a couple of weeks ago we had tornadoes and a record breaking earthquake all at the same time...but life here is never dull.

I'll close with a little treasure we picked up at a local flea market/antique mall. It is all wood and the best part is a little sound box on the underside which plays the sound of a horse's hoofs as it rides it from a distance...softer first, then louder...and the horse slows, stops, neighs several times and then begins to clip clop away!!! We turned it on at the flea market and drew quite an audience of admirers!! We're hoping a little girl will love comiing to PaPa's farm to "ride her pony."

For now, I'll be in the sewing room :)

"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations." Psalms 100:4-5 (KJV)



( 1 Neighbor — Howdy Neighbor )
Dec. 1st, 2011 07:30 pm (UTC)
The quilt is beautiful. And I love the rocking horse!
( 1 Neighbor — Howdy Neighbor )


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