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Tuesday, November 23, 2010


First Thanksgiving

If I had been a Pilgrim child

Among the fields and forests wild

Where deer and turkey used to roam,

A cabin would have been my home

With fireplace and earthen floor

And bearskins hanging at the door.

I would have gathered berries bright

For candles fragrantly alight,

And dug for clams and picked the corn

And laid the table smooth and worn.

Or hunted nuts hard-shelled and good

And helped in any way I could,

With time to laugh and play and run

When Indian children came for fun.

And on the first Thanksgiving Day

I would have met with friends to pray

And thank the Lord for all his care

In keeping us together there.

By Margaret Hillert

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving filled with warmth and love from family and friends.

As always, Smiles....

Monday, November 8, 2010


Happy Monday!!  Thought I would share a little snippet of the latest project I am working on.  This is a beautiful little sampler by Birds of a Feather called, "Friendship Sampler".  This will be a fun project since it is a "traveling" pattern that was passed on to me from my sweetest and dearest BFF  Loraine of Sew Be It!  You can see her finished version of it here.  I have chosen to stitch mine on 28ct (mystery) linen over one.  It is so tiny!!!  I am loving this little one and by looking at the stitching next to my little scissors it kind of puts it in perspective.  I have changed all the colors to my liking and when I am all finished I will list the colors I am using on it.

Next up is a little "scissor ornamentation" I stitched up for a Breast Cancer charity event that Pumpkin hosted. This is a freebie pattern from Lizzie Kate.  I stitched it on 30ct black evenweave over one using DMC threads.  The back is made from the same linen and pretty glass beads adorn the edges and french knots were made for the stamens on the center of the flower. 

I really enjoyed participating in this fabulous and worthy cause. There will be a silent auction on November 20th which is a Saturday where you can bid on some fabulous items that will benefit Breast Cancer Research.  It will be held in the evening from 6-8pm.  Please take a look on the event section at the Attic Needlework's web page for more information.

It's raining cats and dogs here....mixed with a little snow!!!  Stay warm and enjoy your stitching.