Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Whether your celebration is large or small I hope you have a wonderful day. I am so thankful this year for all my wonderful friends and family. We had Thanksgiving with our kids last Sunday. Chris and Monica head to her parents this year. We had a great day filled with lots of good food, racing and football and lots of laughs. Tonight we'll be going out to dinner with my father in law and my dad. It's be nice spending time with them both.

I have been doing a little stitching, some I can show, some are for gifts that I'll share later. This cutie is by Country Stitches called October Word Play. It was a fun stitch. Can't wait to get November's Word Play and I'm really hoping there's a December one :)
Country Stitches October Word Play
Stitched on 35 ct WDW Beige
with recommended threads

Give Thanks is a freebie from Paulette at Plum Street Samplers. I stitched this once for myself and once as a gift for my neighbor across the street. The one on the left is stitching with 1 thread over 2 and the one on the right is stitched with 2 threads over 2. I really love how they both look. I used the recommded DMC colors and stitched them on the same 35 ct WDW Beige that I used for October Word Play.
and here they are all finished up ... this one is mine, the rick rack is some of Nancy's from Victorian Motto Sampler. I love her trims. I made mine so it could hang up.
and this one I gave to Joan ... she loved it and hung it up right away. I really enjoy giving stitching gifts to Joan, she really really appreciates what I stitch and displays it right away. I used some of Nancy's chenille trim in dark brown .. love how it looks.
You have a couple more days to leave a comment on this blog post if you want to be included in my blogiversary drawing. Thanks for visiting ... talk to you soon.

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for my wonderful children ...

12 comments:

mainely stitching said...

Oh my gosh, I just love how you stitched and finished Paulette's freebie!!

Mouse said...

love that play on words :) and I think there is a December one :0 Paulettes freebie is cute .. isn't it amazing how different it looks with the two ways of stitching and the trims too ... hope you had a fab thanksgiving :) love mouse xxxx

valerie said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Love your finishes...they all looks great! Oh and there is a December Word Play...so far it's my favorite one!

Deborah said...

Paulette's freebie is so cute. You finished them beautifully. Your October word play is great. I love December word play. I will be posting a picture of it finished over the week end.

Mary Ann said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I love your finishes!!

Lesleyanne said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Your word play finish is lovely. Both of your finishes are gorgeous.

Catherine said...

Wow! Your finishes are wonderful! And don't fret, you'll have a WordPlay for every month by the time the series is finished!!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great finishes! I printed but didn't finish... have been in ornament mode! Those words are monthlies for this year - aren't they fun?! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Carol said...

Happy Belated Thanksgiving, Michele!! I just love those Word Play monthly pieces and your October finish is adorable! Wonderful work on the freebie, too--I'll put that on my list for next Thanksgiving :)

Sally said...

I love Paulette's freebie. Love how you've finished them both.

The word play is lovely. I love how it looks.

Siobhan said...

I feel like a serious schlep. I had grand plans of stitching up that freebie of Paulette's but nope--didn't happen--and then you go and stitch TWO and finish the off so beautifully! Wow! You did a great job on them. I'm sure your neighbor loves them. Great job on the Word Play!

Fiona said...

All your stitching looks great. I like it when my stitched gifts are appreciated. I really love the photo of your reindeer in your heading.