Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

I am so thankful.
For so many things:

  • My Best Friend and Savior Jesus – I may not be an obvious or typical Jesus Freak, but I know that I need Him every single day, hour, minute, microsecond, you get the picture.
  • My wife (My other Best Friend) – who keeps sticking with me in spite of the mess and silliness that is me.
  • My kids – who though they groan at my Dad Jokes, I know that they love me (most of the time) and they know that I love them (all of the time).
  • My friends (this includes you) – and there are SOOOO many from SOOOOO many walks of life – many of which are not at all like mine; I am grateful for each one of them (you included!) – even the cantankerous ones.
  • And the rest of my family as well – always adding interest to every holiday in one way or another.
  • My Day Job at Costco – A rich, diverse group of people to work with and a steady income to pay for the big stuff.
  • My Second/Third Act Job at Blue Nickel Studios (that’s here! 🙂 ) – I will never have to worry about being bored. Ever. And if I am, just one look from my wife will tell me to clean up my “room” (just like we told the kids when they were “bored”) – It’s amazing how the thought of cleaning up a mess can spark new creative moments! 🙂
  • Wonderful Sponsoring Companies with great products to work with!
  • Diet Pepsi, Cranberry Bliss Bars, Chocolate, Peanut Butter AND Chocolate,  Ice Cream (strangely preferably not chocolate ice cream)
  • Cats, Old houses, New roads, Bulkhead seats on the plane.
  • Trees in all shapes and forms.
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer — Generally in that order but lately; fairly evenly – each has its own charms.
  • Fresh Sheets.
  • I think this list could go on a continual loop mode, huh?

Oh, and I guess I am thankful that I finally am getting these placemats and this table runner done.

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I have had this Thanksgiving themed fabric for probably over 10 years by now.  I have been wanting to get these done FOREVER.

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I am not quite finished binding them all (I’ve made 10 altogether – need 7 bound by Thursday – have 2 1/2 done – who needs sleep!?), but I think I can get them done before setting the table on Thursday.

And speaking of setting the table, I goofed around with free clipart in Illustrator on my computer and came up with these fun little color-it-yourself placecards.

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I made this PDF so you can print your own! Give the kids some coloring pencils or crayons and keep them busy for just a little bit making these for your table too.

Just because I know you need something easy to do this week.

That’s it for today.

Happy Thanksgiving to you

– try to remember that none of your family is perfect and neither are you, love on each other in spite of differences, and if you have to drink a little more wine to make it easier, so be it.

And of course,
Keep Sewing, Keep Happy,

Scott.

 

 

4 Comments

  • Diane W.

    Reply

    God bless you Scott! Even though we don’t know each other personally, I am your quilt sister in Christ.

    November 22, 2016 at 3:31 pm
  • Gloria Cotten

    Reply

    Thanks for sharing your gratitude list. Mine is remarkably similar (except I DO like chocolate ice cream!). I love your placemats. This afternoon I cut out that lovely fabric I won from you to make placemats for a daughter-in-law for Christmas. I’m glad I don’t have to get mine done by Thursday! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    November 22, 2016 at 4:35 pm
  • redeemedsheep

    Reply

    “– try to remember that none of your family is perfect and neither are you, love on each other in spite of differences, and if you have to drink a little more wine to make it easier, so be it.”

    Amen to that! Happy Thanksgiving to you…

    November 22, 2016 at 4:52 pm
  • Anita Jackson

    Reply

    I’ve truly enjoyed reading your ‘grateful’ list. It is beautiful~ Thank you.

    November 28, 2016 at 7:44 am

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