Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Thanksgiving post after all...maybe

The girls are gone to have Thanksgiving with some of Jeremy's family, and then will come back here for us to have our meal later on.  I have been sitting looking on-line at rag rugs and the different ways to make them.  This led to looking at quilt blogs that I look at occasionally, but don't usually comment on.

One guy gave a list of what he was thankful for and encouraged us to think about at least one thing we are grateful for.

I think for me, first and foremost, I am grateful for my husband who encourages me and loves me in spite of myself, and thankful for our daughters who we are so proud of, and very, very grateful for Lorelei.  I think she makes all of our lives just little bit brighter.

I am so grateful for my old friends....there is just something about old friends that have known you all your life.  They know me better than anyone else...other than maybe Roger.

And talking of friends, there are the blog friends that share their lives and the places that they live.  Some have inspiring stories, others provide laughter and warmth, and others I feel are kindred spirits.  I want you to know I appreciate the effort you put into your blogs.
I love that I came from a big family....there is just nothing like a bunch of brothers and sisters.
Then there are the 'things' I am grateful for.  I am so grateful for a warm to eat, and a place to lay my head at night.  And I want to add that it is a safe place.  I cannot imagine living in some of the war torn countries. 

I am so grateful for the internet--in so many ways.  E-mail, the ability to find out almost anything without leaving the comfort of my own home...listen to movies.

And so grateful for my digital cameras and my sewing machines.  That may sound sort of frivolous...but I am grateful for them....for probably 10-15 years I did not have a good sewing machine.  Let me tell you, that is something I am thankful for.  Even though I have had the good sewing machines for over 20 years, now, I can still recall the frustration of the one I had before these...

And I often wonder what I would have done if I could have had a digital camera when I was young.  For I have loved cameras and quilting since I was a I can take all the pictures I want and really don't give it much thought at all.