Sunday, November 28, 2010


I am thankful for wonderful sewing friends. Yesterday, I had over a couple of my sewing mama friends and, with an empty house, had a lovely time! Great food (thanks to A. for brining Venda Ravioli! ~swoon~) great company and comraderie!

Even if the dress I worked all day on was too small---- ~faint~

And then, to be more thankful, my mother in law, daughter and I went to the Nutcracker ballet at the Hancock Theatre. It was a new experience for both me and Lil Lady! It was so sweet to see her wonder and excitement! :)

So, thank you-- to all the wonderful people in my life

Friday, November 26, 2010


We had a wonderful, easy Thanksgiving. Even if my bird was done early. Why does that always happen?? I didn't think my oven ran hot.. who knows.. it was good!

I made spiced whipped cream this year. Oh my--- tremendous!

Here's my 'recipe'-

Spiced Whipped Cream

1 pint of heavy whipping cream
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon

Follow your typical instructions for whipping cream (chilled bowl and beaters). While using the beaters, add sugar and spices. Whip until peaks form. Chill. Serve when ready.

Yes, it's THAT easy and you won't believe how delicious!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I'm thankful that Thanksgiving is almost here. My favorite holiday. Why? Because it's about being gracious and thankful for all the blessings in our lives. It's time for DELICIOUS food. Time for warmth and family..

And.. the best part... no gift giving stress!!

Monday, November 22, 2010


Some days, the only thing you are thankful for is sunshiny weather and clear, crisp air.

Today, I'm thankful for peace and quiet.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Thankful for wonderful in laws who took Stan and I out to a delicious dinner in Boston and to a jazz concert!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I'm thankful that I have sewing. To keep me sane. To save us money. To create beautiful things. To see my daugther wearing all my creations. To have an outlet..

Today, I'm thankful to be able to volunteer in my daughter's class a little.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Thankful today..

.. Today I'm thankful for God's grace. God's grace is enough for today.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Double post today --

Yesterday, I was thankful for friends. Spent some time working with Judi and chilling with Jennifer. Very thankful I have them both.

Today, while I have a headache I can't seem to shake, I'm thankful that I don't have anything to do this morning and am laying in bed with my favorite girl, both of us in pjs, just watching tv and surfing the web.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"Thankful" continues..

I wanted to take some time to experience the day to think of something to be thankful for yesterday and then forgot to come back and post :-) so today is another 'two for one'.

Yesterday I was thankful for a peaceful house.

Today I'm thankful to be able to go and volunteer at my daughter's school to help administer flouride for swishing. I remember how very much I loved seeing my mom at my school. She would just be in the hall, photocopying (sorry, carboncopying!), or in the library helping out. It made me feel safe and happy to see her there and I want to give that to my kids too.

Enjoy your thankful month!

Monday, November 8, 2010


Today I'm thankful for dear friends- one in specific - who shares my Craft A.D.D.

We had her and her entire family (5 kids, one husband) over to help fix our sink and stay for dinner. In the meantime, our pipe got broken, The Oldest showed his "Fix it" prowess in getting tile off in one piece, and we made two batches of soap.

A great day overall.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Yesterday, I was thankful for a computer graphic video that shows me clearly and exactly how to thread my Pfaff 4852, that I'm also thankful for but working up to actually liking.

Today, whew.. I'm thankful that even though my 15 y/o is sitting at the kitchen table, breaking the rules with no shirt on, is at my table and I know where he is and that he's safe.

Friday, November 5, 2010


.. today I'm thankful for my chiropractor. And for the money to pay her. And for the woman that bought three weighted blankets so I could pay my chiropractor :-)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

November Ramblings

I've been horribly neglectful of my blog. Keeping updated is one of the ways to keep alive, here on the 'net!

I'd like to join in on something that I heard mentioned in webland..

For the month of November, post something you are thankful for. Every day. Could be on Twitter or Facebook or on your blog but post.

I think of when I was younger and how I'd complain so much. Eek, embarassing to think about now! Complaining isn't good for your spirits. It just makes you feel worse. And then, if you have a friend who is the same way, it turns into a contest of who has the worst life. What???!! That's nonsense. There are so many things that are blessings in our lives. If you are a believer or not, there are wonderful things that happen each and every day that are reason to make us smile, raise our spirits and be more pleasant about.

So, give it a whirl. I'm already late but I'm going to start with four today since today is the fourth. And there are 4 easy ones :

I am thankful for

1. My husband--- ok, I'm not one of those who will tell you it's all peaches and roses but I will tell you
                              that I love how he'll make me tea at night. Or how he tries his very best to help out. Or
                               how he's NOT an alcoholic. (sounds lame but when you grew up with what I did, it's a                             wonderful thing )

2. My Oldest--   The Challenge of a Lifetime. Boy, does that child fire me up! But he's shown me so much. From the day he was born. I never knew how very much my mother loved  me until I looked into his face. I could thank her from the bottom of my heart and know what it was like.
Beyond that, he's so smart and he's quick witted and can be the most gentle, charming old soul and I love that about him.

3. Puppy Feet--  "The baby who stayed" My baby after I'd lost 2 pregnancies. My saving grace from the moment he was born. He's a ray of light that never dims and SO flippin' funny!!!

4. Lil Lady--       The girl that Mom said I had to have. What an amazing girl-- affectionate, silly, clever,
and a great shopping pal! Our shining star.

Those are my top four things to be thankful for.

Fall is my favorite season. With it's crisp air and bright blue skies. My favorite holiday is in the fall. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to celebrate family and wonderful foods and to reflect how very thankful we are. Why not think about how thankful we are the whole month? Will you join in?