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)