Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Winter Wonderland Here and being Thankful First

Hi Everyone, it is a winter wonderland here and note my garden angel whose wings are sure white snow! It is still snowing out there and I am in hopes my husband will bring home some fresh sage and cream cheese on the way home. Brrrr, the temps are single digit...
Today my daughter called to say my little Granddaughter Mary came to her and said "the guy on the tv said "shut up" but he really said "please shut up" so it was sort of good." She is 4 years old. :0)
I am sorting and working on things and am thinking of many things I am thankful for.
I spoke to my Aunt who has terminal lung cancer but is hanging in there for life's little joys-she is happy for Thanksgiving and her Grandson's Andrew the taxidermists 21st birthday on Saturday. I am thankful for Bonnie because I have learned what little you are thankful for when you are so ill. If you can breathe, walk, hurry along in this fast paced season, give Thanks!
I am so thankful for each of you who check in here for inspiration and a little joy. I am thankful for the term Mari gave me called "joyology." I am thankful my 6 Grandchildren are joyologists." I am thankful for quilters who smile and laugh and are also touched by a sentimental story or something needed by a fellow quilter. They are there to help every time. I am thankful for my Bernina 730 which makes sewing a pleasure and goes through hours of sewing and never complains,I am thankful for the great blogs that I visit that have color and fun in them. I am thankful for Sandi and Debby who always comment on my blog even on days when I want to quit doing it. I am thankful for husband who goes out and works way to hard and comes home exhausted and sore and then goes back the next day. I am thankful for a phone call from a friend I haven't talked to for awhile. I am thankful that my daughters go and visit people who are in places that are lonely and sad and that even though the people they visit don't often remember them they love seeing the faces of my Grandchildren because not many youngsters come to those places. I am thankful for a nice house, warmth, food in my refrig., clothes in my closet because honestly I know that many people do not have these things and long for them. I am thankful for things to share with others, I am thankful for people who want peace and friendship and I am thankful when my friends don't speak of such things as politics because that seems to divide up and I want to unite in friendship. I am thankful for my new Benartex fabricline (The Best Of Mary Lou) with the cheerful quilters that I will have on my new website in January for anyone who wants pretty, colorful fabrics with a bit of whimsy, I am thankful for friends who have a passion of quilting, friendship, someone to love (even dogs and kitties), places to teach, people who teach me and the many blessings that God ALWAYS has for me if I just open my eyes and see them. And last, I am thankful that there will be turkey here on Thursday and my three wonderful children and their spouses and my Grandkids and we will all be thankful together!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Dear Friends,
Mary Lou (who is living in a winter wonderland)


WoolenSails said...

I think as we get older, we truly appreciate all the little things in our life, that we were too busy to notice before. Today I went thrifting and found a box with 3 alpine trees, so was thrilled, lol. I wanted some more smaller ones and this was perfect. Now I need to make up a bunch of mini fabric ornaments. With the new kitty, I want things that are cat proof.


beth said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Mary Lou! Yes! We have LOTS to be thankful for. ;)

Pam said...

today, I'm thankful Jeff made it to Eugene, safe and sound.. and will have a good time visiting old friends.. and thankful I'm so busy....(most of the time. :0) _)
Thankful for cheery Mary Lou!!!
enjoy your home time and family!!

Karen in Tucson said...

Hi MaryLou, I am thankful for you and how you make my quilting fun. Please keep up the blog. You make our lives happy. You are a JOY.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Lovely post. We have so much to be thankful for. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Just finished looking at your blog for the past few weeks. I feel rejuvenated and ready to create. You inspire me!!! Love all your photos.

Can't wait to see your new book next year!!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Fran from Iowa

Terry said...

What a thankful blog! I too have been counting my blessings and my DH is at the top!

Rebecka said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mary Lou! I'm thankful you write a beautiful blog and I can stop by and visit when I have time. It's always open. :) I'm also thankful for my Bernina. Have a great day.

Maree in NC :-) said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Mary Lou and Friends!

My life is so full of things to be thankful for and, Mary Lou, you are one of the most special! :~)

Dede said...

I am so thankful for your blog, I often visit it after a long day of work and it is always inspiring and cheerful.