11.23.2011

Giving Thanks

Just taking a quiet moment to pause and be thankful.  Thankful for my home, my family, my friends.

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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.

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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!

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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.

PS.  I am thankful that I am smarter than can beat Jason at Scabble. We picked the game a couple of weeks ago when Target had it on sale.  I've never really played it because I am not really a great speller (if you read my blog you've probably figured that out by now).  Surprisingly, I really like it.    This snap shot is of our best game to date.  We played almost every tile (just two little letters left).  And, I won.  I won. I won.  If you can read the paper my score was 418 which I considered pretty good for a newbie.   I realize because I am gloating, I will probably lose tonight.  We have a rematch scheduled.  Although I shouldn't brag about our scrabble playing because you can see from our board we aren't above slumming with four letter words.

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3 comments:

  1. Oh Jamie, it's beautiful!!! The whole table runner is spectacular!!  Thank you so much for sharing!  May I use your image for my post tomorrow?  I love it!!

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  2. Thank you Regina!  You are more than welcome to use it.  I am so glad you liked it! Thanks for all your creative inspiration!!!!  I would love to see a Christmas pattern or two in your shop : )

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  3. Tyler Larsen10 August, 2012

    regina was right, your table runner looks fantastic...and yes, keeping it short is toddler appropriate :)! nice to meet your blog.
    -tyler
    www.babyluxdesign.com/babyblog

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