I just finished this little embroidery and table runner just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. I mean, just in time. Barely. It was a nice little therapeutic exercise. The adorbale embrodery pattern came from Creative Kistment. Isn't it sweet? She has it as a free download. I think she is going to start selling her patterns along with her lovely art. While I was working on it I tried to focus on all the good things in my life. It is a cheery little addition to our fall dining room. I would have loved to make a long runner but I decided having it hang off the edge of the table was just inviting a toddler to pull on it.
I realize the photo would have looked sweeter if I had taken down the high chairs. But, I like to keep it real and we really have two kids. I like the way the space is coming together. It has a very folksy, cozy feel. It is slowly looking more like us. Here is what it looked like 7 months ago when we knocked the wall down. I should add, knocking the wall down to my gratitude list. I can't even begin to explain how much more open it made my little house feel. The leaves hanging from the doorway are from a Pinterest pin that didn't really work. I pressed them and mod-podged them. As you can tell, they didn't keep their color at all. But, Henry loved collecting them and loves having them hanging up so I guess it wasn't a total flop. The felt leaf garland is from Pinterest too. What can I say, I am addicted!
Doesn't every one have a turkey tree? Jason brought home the tree from Ace and Henry decided we needed to decorate it. I am a purest in that I don't like to put up Christmas stuff until after Thanksgiving. So, I decided we would make a thankful tree. I'll admit, this could have came out a lot classier but this was an impromptu project with stuff I had on hand. We wrote on the paper circles what we were thankful for. Henry said he was thankful for his family. Well, not exactly. I asked if he was thankful for his family and he said yes. So close enough, right?
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.
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