I'm feeling very grateful lately. I have a wonderful family - we have a roof over our heads and more than enough to eat. Sometimes I wonder, what else do we need? Not everyone in this country is as blessed right now.
I'll be starting the cooking and baking today and tomorrow we'll have a bounty to share with family and friends. Even more to be grateful for.
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving." ~H.U. Westermayer
"Thou hast given so much to me, Give one thing more, a grateful heart." ~George Herbert
"Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude." ~E.P. Powell
I burned the pecan pie a bit last year so wish me luck - I'll be trying it again!
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. ~Meister Eckhart
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you - the wonderful quilting friends I've met through this blog. I am especially grateful for your support and kindness all these years and hope that those of you who are celebrating the holiday with family and friends have a blessed time and safe travels.
I'm a quilt designer and author of four quilting books for Martingale (a new book coming in December!) I love making small quilts with an antique look and find inspiration in quilts from the past and the women who made them.
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The most potent muse of all is our own inner child. --Stephen Nachmanovitch
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The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. --C.G. Jung