While we were away

This Thanksgiving my husband and I visited his family (who are also my family now. Very strange). The day was filled with food, family, and fun. I was also pleased to see many interesting textiles while we were away.

cross-stitch
Sage advice given by a cross-stitcher. 
pillow
This pillow is decorated exclusively with French Knots. I need to up my game. 
quilt
A gorgeous hand-stitched quilt. 
tatting
And here is my own small contribution: a tatted bookmark.

Thankful

There are a lot of things going wrong in the world in so many ways. I can’t do much about most of these things, but I can try to shine light in my own corner of the world.

10 things I’m thankful for:

  1. my husband
  2. my family
  3. knitting! It keeps me sane.
  4. friends
  5. a job that, while not ideal, allows me to pay my bills
  6. yummy food
  7. a roof over my head
  8. not living in a war zone
  9. good health
  10. the knitting community, both in person and online

Giving Thanks

This time of year is always hard for my family. 6 years ago on the day before Thanksgiving we lost someone unexpectedly. I was thousands of miles away at college with my brother, and we rushed home, desperate to be with our family. The next 2 weeks were a whirlwind filled with tears and impossible decisions. Funeral and burial arrangements had to be made, and worldviews had to be adjusted.

The whole ordeal  has left me a little jaded on the subject of Thanksgiving. I still have so much to be thankful for, I am not denying that in any way. But there are so many sad memories surrounding the day for me now.

They say time heals all wounds. I don’t think the wounds heal so much as we get used to the pain.

New Ring

Hi Friends 🙂

Today I’d like to announce an addition to my shop: a Split Level Ring! When I was in college Thanksgiving was always an interesting time. I didn’t live near enough to school to go home for the weekend, but I really didn’t want to spend the holiday on campus. I ended up going to a friend’s house. Her house was one of the more interesting houses I’ve been in not because it was ornately furnished or of historical significance, but because it was a quadra-level. I had never seen anything like it! When I came up with the idea for this ring all I could think of was my friend’s house that it reminded me of.

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