Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Giving Thanks

Over the past few days I've spent a good bit of time thinking, thinking about all of the things that I am so very thankful for in this wonderful life: things that I pretty much take for granted on a daily basis. I'm thankful for my wonderful family, my awesome friends, for good health, and the good health of so many that I hold dear to me. I'm thankful for an embarrassing abundance of food, clothing, and so many things that I have become accustomed to but are actually luxuries to so very many in this world. I'm also thankful to you who come and read, leaving for the most part positive but always thoughtful suggestions and comments, and offering wonderful friendships from all around the world. When I started writing this blog, I never imagined what I would gain in so many dear and cherished friends. My main goals were to document my work (and perhaps become more productive) and to keep in touch with distant family and friends. Well, you guys have made this all so much more! I cherish you all, and want to thank you for taking the time to check in with me, check up on me when I'm AWOL for a while, put up with me and my moods, and also participate. So, THANK YOU!!!

The last vestiges of Fall:

and look, my first bulbs are bursting forth:

and here are some gifts from this evening's dye bath:

ain't life grand!!!!


and, of course:



Jeannie said...

Thank You!!! Wishing you a wonderful holiday weekend. (The word verification is rusting- a message that perhaps I should try that technique? ;))

Rayna said...

Enjoy your Thanksgiving, Judy!

Gerrie said...

Thanks, darling! Enjoy your Turkey Day with family.

connie said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I feel as you do about living a fortunate life. ENJOY!

Eva said...

Thank you for being such a caring person!
(Word verification says "egotory" -- even the robots remind us of giving up selfishness...)

Carol said...

I'm thankful for you Judy. Thanks. OOXX

Beverly said...

You've reminded us of how much we have to be grateful for, including friends I never would have 'met' except for the internet! Here's wishing you and your family a happy Thanksgiving--

Elizabeth said...

Big hugs to you and share one with Craig too!!! I am up to my elboxs in dough for home made rolls- requested at the bro in laws home for the meal, and pie crusts for my guys!! Al that they really care about is the PIE!! Must be lots of it in several forms and must last several days!! Simple things to keep them and their taste buds happy!!! WOrking like crazy to get things finished and labeled for sales. Stop by my blog and see some suprises when you have a sec! Love your dye bath results!!

PaMdora said...

Wow, I love those bottom dyes. They look spacey or intergalactic!

Eva Hagbjärn said...

Thank You for being my "cousin", very, very good and best friend.
Hope you all will have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
KRAMAR in plenty