Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Giving Thanks

I am feeling blessed with many helping hands that have been so active in our community, helping it to recover - so many who give up a day or two each weekend. For all my blogging friends who always seem to support and help to the utmost where they can. For family - who I will be spending with a few days. Yes, off to my daughter's and I get to smother my grandsons with kisses and hugs!


It has been a wonderful year with the few swaps I participated in. But I really enjoyed the Once Upon A Season hosted by Cheryl at Stitching Cubby Hole. Each season swapping with a new person - this lovely package is from Donna at LavenderNest.

We swapped the Australian seasons (this was Summer) which was cool as you worked on a project different from what was around at the time - sometimes I had to think outside the box. Look at the goodies - blue FQ's (I love blue), daisy buttons (I love buttons), a pinnie table mat (I love pinwheels), and a beautifull vintage stitched dresser runner with picot edging. Oh, reminded me of my greatgran who actually has been on my mind a lot. Thank you Donna for so many lovelies for me.

And I ordered an Ackfeld wire table top hanger for my year of minis. Rather that wait for January - Regina Grewe offered this wonderful nutcracker pattern while the 'Garden Fun' BOM is on winter holiday. So I had to make him to dress up my new hanger and be part of my holiday decor.

Marcia atCraftySewing has this wonderful idea of Minutes for Me and each week sets up a Linky Party. This weeks is extended because of the Holiday. Why not join in? No prizes, give aways - just a way to allow yourself to make some MINUTES. We all need to reward ourselves with ME time. I'm linking this rather short post to Minutes For Me - I will be away for the next 4 days - ME TIME.


My dear greatgran has so been on my mind - a woman before her time. A pillar of the family and the community. She had so many quotes of wisdom - sometimes a bit mixed up or beyond my tender years to understand. But at this time, I remember her offering this on to me when I questioned why she had given a neighbor her last bag of flour one Thanksgiving. "Remember child, the giving hand extends further than your sleeve. It will be returned tenfold if you extend both hands."

Sewingly Yours,


  1. That quote must have made quite and impression on your young mind, as you have taken it to heart. Enjoy those grandchildren. I am happy that you get to enjoy some time with them!

    I noticed M. Samm is hosting an event soon with the Mini's. It looks very fun; can't wait to see what you come up with.

    Hugs to you, travel carefully, and Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Have fun with your grandies Sharon.Lovely swap parcel to receive and i love that nut cracker,he is cute.happy thanksgiving to you and your family Sharon.xo

  3. Your very like your grand in sharing. Happy Thanksgiving Sharon V!

  4. Wonderful post , enjoy your ME time and loved the quote!

  5. The quote is a wonderful one and so timeless. Enjoy your holiday with the family.

  6. I love remembering grands and great grands, and their endless wisdom! What a great quote.
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving Sharon!

  7. Like your closing with both hands...
    Thanks for the mention on the Minutes for Me Linky Party! Glad to hear you are taking time for you!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. What a wonderful tribute, have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy your family and your ME time!

  9. Beautiful thought behind that quote. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Sharon -- have a marvelous day! :)

  10. A wonderful quote...that it seems YOU have continued to live all your life. =)

    Maybe you continue to be blessed 10fold for ALL that YOU do! And, may God keep you safe as you travel thru the holiday!

    annie m.

  11. Happy Thanksgiving. Love the nutcracker..i collect nutcrackers and may have to try and replicate your mini!

  12. Some lovely goodies there from Donna. Those stitcheries are lovely.

  13. Great mail for you!!! Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. I so love that quote from your greatgran..a very wise woman indeed. Something we should all remember.

  14. Sharon you are very welcome. This was a fun swap. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  15. Sorry I'm late to the party...doing some catching up on my bloggy visits. I love that wisdom from your great grandmother...I hope you won't mind if I post it on my fridge. It is an awesome reminder of the kind of woman that I hope to be when I grow up. :)