Good morning and Happy white Thanksgiving!!! I’ve read that we shouldn’t talk about ourselves in our stamping blogs, but I’m going to depart from that advice as we each ponder what we are thankful for today. I just measured twelve inches of pretty new snow out our back door and it’s still coming down. My two older boys left at 3:00 a.m. to plow and I’m so grateful that we live in a small town where it’s safe to send them off in the middle of the night! They will be gone all day, as well as the two loyal crew members that snowblow for Jonathan’s business, Stan and Chris. They will miss their Thanksgivings so that others can enjoy theirs. EXTREMELY grateful to them and to all who are out working today. Also very, very grateful to the Pearsons, the Wilders and the Widins, who invited Joseph and I to share their Thanksgivings with them. It warms my heart to have such thoughtful friends. Hubby is making his way home from our nephew’s funeral in Holland and we’ll have our Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. Our nephew worked for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons over at The Hague and yesterday his colleagues had a beautiful commemoration service for him. You can watch it on my Face Book page if you’d like to share in giving tribute to an amazing young man who traveled the globe working tirelessly for the safety of us all. He was just 39 years old and passed from colon cancer.
This is the card that I sent to the Stamping Peace Leaders. I’m so grateful for them and to all my stamping friends who allow me to enjoy such a fun hobby in my retirement. It is said that for our health and fulfillment we should have three social groups that we are part of. You, my blogging friends, are part of one of my social groups and I thank you for all the support that you give me as I go about learning the art of stamping. Thank you so much for sharing a couple minutes of your days with me. I am truly grateful for you.
“Reinforce the stitch that ties us and I will do the same for you.”
Feeling grateful for friends on this beautiful snowy morning, and am readying to greet eight of them (and their moms) this afternoon for our children’s stamping/cooking/sewing class. We’ll be stamping a pumpkin box, cooking baked pears and sewing the three layers together on our doll quilts. Life is good! (The picture below was taken this morning outside the entryway to our home.)
“O good gigantic smile of the old earth this autumn morning!”
Good Monday Morning and welcome to several new blog followers! We hope you had a beautiful week-end. Yesterday, a car full of Stamping Peacers traveled to Downeast Maine for super talented Beth Mills’ stamping event. We arrived to these Fry boxes filled with home-made snacks waiting on the tables. Then we made this cute Halloween card (everyone’s were different because we had a whole selection of background papers to choose from that were cut from the Motley Monsters Designer Paper). I chose the woodgrain to compliment the birch trees on the bottom. Another version of the card had a little ghost from the same “Fall Fest” stamp set where the “Happy Halloween” is, and a big black “BOO” was stamped on the right. Both sentiment stamps came from the September Paper Pumpkin Kit. The orange sequins also came from that kit. We could also make a “fall card” with the pumpkins sitting on the bottom half of the card, without faces on them and with the Color Me Autumn DSP. After the cards we made a little pumpkin with the new Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Die. We used a stamp from the Work of Art stamp set to make the stripes on the pumpkin. The For All Things stamp set was used to make the green leaf. Such cute projects Beth! At the end we made a Christmas card (that I will show you tomorrow) and we enjoyed Beth’s delicious cooking! Have a great day, I’m off to walk the dog and enjoy the spectacular foliage. Fondly, Dawn