Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

It's a beautiful sunny, crisp Thanksgiving in Hattiesburg and I celebrate the blessings in my life! I made these pilgrim dolls while I still lived in Corpus Christi, meaning before 1971. Guess that means I can't deny being a pack rat! The turkey family cookie jar can be seen in the background. Thanksgiving is usually a time for families to gather, and I have wonderful memories of these times at my mom's house and later at my brother's. We usually had to travel rather than hosting. But they were happy, joyful times, more like the ones in pictures rather than the horror stories you read about!

My geranium has a huge bloom on it, with buds promising more beauty.

My maidenhair fern was originally from my mom and it gives me a home-sweet-home feeling when I see it.

I recently read an appropriate quote that brings our thoughts under control at this season:

Do more than belong:  participate.
Do more than care:  help,
Do more than believe:  practice.
Do more than be fair:  be kind.
Do more than dream:  work.
     ~William Arthur Ward

Meanwhile, back in my studio I have been having fun lots of fun sorting and arranging fabric for my Indian Orange Peel blocks.


Jenny K. Lyon said...

What a treat to have your Mother's Maidenhair fern! My Mom had one from her Mother also and I'm not sure what became of it. Amazing that they can live that long! I lived in Corpus Christi too-lovely town. Nice post!

Tierney Hogan said...

Very cool what you are working on in your studio and I love the quote you posted!

Martha Ginn said...

Thanks Jenny and Tierney,
It was a very enjoyable and laid-back TG today, with the menu being meatloaf, julienne carrots, beets, zucchini/onion, and pink fluffy dessert. No leftovers.

Judy said...

Great fabrics. Please show us at guild when you are finished.

Martha Ginn said...

But which Judy are you? I am having soooo much fun making these arcs. Putting them together may be a different story!

Judy said...

I'm Judy Kufahl. I'll stop by your table at the next meeting.

Martha Ginn said...

Thanks, Judy! I know four Judys who quilt, three in our guild.