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Almost Over

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The frost came, the last of the hanging on flowers have since wilted and are finishing dying as we type. ūüôā There are a few leaves hanging on yet to the trees. We’ve had to clear the gutter spouts a few times, but mostly, it’s almost over. The loveliness of Fall colors is fading. Today and tomorrow, we will still be blessed with warm temperatures, but the forecast is for rain and possibly a bit snow mixture¬†and colder weather so the last hangers on will blow away with those winds. Then it will be the time of year¬†with the¬†pretty Fall colors gone but yet the winter has not arrived in full force with the beautiful white colorings. But meanwhile, we have a wonderful Thanksgiving to enjoy and bring to mind the many things we are thankful for, and then there’s Christmas shopping, yay!! Pretty colorful lights everywhere you drive.

As we head into the holiday season, have a wonderful Thanksgiving. As my children have aged, have children of their own, family obligations to their significant others at the holidays as well as to hubby and me, the Thanksgiving dinner has dwindled. So there may be haters of the holiday shopping, but as I won’t have family at my dinner table this year, it is a new tradition for me. I’m going pre-Black Friday and Black Friday shopping. Hubby and I will eat something small or perhaps just go out somewhere. In my defense of the pre-Holiday shopping, I’m now 70, and I’ve cooked Thanksgiving dinner for his family, my parents, my children, and even their family when they married since I was 28, so I really am tired of the cooking, and as I worked also in those years, I never did the Black Friday shopping. I was too exhausted. haha

Oh, and I might add that Thanksgiving Day is our 53 year wedding anniversary. It doesn’t always fall on Thanksgiving, but in retrospect it somehow gets meshed in there and no celebration really so not sure why we ever picked the 24th of November.

So, I’m wishing everyone Thanksgiving Blessings, lots of Turkey or whatever you share to eat, restful naps afterward, and lots of family hugs.

I cannot believe it is already heading to Thanksgiving and the end of the month. It just started.

Peabea

Cuteness for Christmas ~ Yep

These are adorable and so easy to make…I know, Thanksgiving first, but Christmas is on the way and we all know how we love to sew. I made these a few years ago, and thought not too soon to share them again.

I got the pattern for these from Crap I’ve Made’s blog site. She has lots of really cute crafts there. Anyway, these were so easy to make that I actually couldn’t stop and made about a dozen. On some, I added the name in glitter of my grandbabykins to hang on my Christmas tree this year. The fun was that I could use up some of my scrap materials to make since I didn’t think that they actually had to be Christmas theme. The six year old grandbabykins liked the idea so much, and his that I made, he wanted to take one home for his tree at home plus he decorated his own with glitter. Bonus…kids would have fun decorating them with glitter or adding their special touches after you make some.

If you like to sew and do crafts, visit ‘Crap I’ve Made’s page for the tutorial and pattern for these, and have fun!!! ¬†http://www.crapivemade.com/2012/11/gift-card-stockings.html¬†¬†You’ll love browsing her site for other crafts to make.

Thanks for visiting, and leave a comment or just say hi so I know you were here. If you make some, I’d love your sharing a photo of yours in the comments section.

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Stockings on the tree...so cute!!

Stockings on the tree…so cute!!

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Couldn’t leave without saying I hope all have a Blessed Thanksgiving

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Psalm 100:4
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
Prayers that all have blessings, enough food to share this Thanksgiving Holiday, and a Happy Thanksgiving.

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, I also wish many blessings to those celebrating Hanukkah.

Peabea