01 November, 2016

Embracing November

Lynnleigh and her long-awaited
 Sanksgiving pillowcase!
It's November; that month that somehow gets the short shrift. Yeah, sure, there's Thanksgiving but that has become sort of a brief pause sandwiched in there between Halloween and Christmas. It's high time to celebrate and embrace the month of November and all that it entails; let's take our sweet time for the next thirty days and not rush the season! Lynnleigh was the one who reminded me a year ago of the importance of this "in between" time: I had made her and her brother, and their cousins, Halloween pillowcases for the month of October. Shortly after that I found some really cute Christmas fabric and was planning another set, for December. Lynnleigh asked her Mommy: "am I getting a pillowcase for Sanksgiving?" By that time it was too late to find turkeys (but I remembered). Originally, I hadn't intended for this to become a pillowcase-of-the-month club, but somehow it morphed into that; the grandchildren love their pillowcases and it's been fun for me too. Don't worry, of course there are more turkeys winging their way to the Capital City right now!
And so, on this first day of November I am going to begin a gratitude list and declare those things for which I am most thankful. Today I give thanks for improved health and appetite for my mother-in-law, she has recently been transferred to a rehabilitation facility; she has significantly improved in the past week, I am deeply grateful for the many, many prayers on her behalf. 

I am thankful, too, for Sanksgiving.
Life is Good!


cityquilter grace said...

wonderful news about your dear MIL....and a month of extra gratitude is a terrific idea!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love this post for ever so many reasons.

Quilting Babcia said...

What a sweet idea Sanksgiving pillowcases, and what could be better than a pillowcase of the month! Such good news about your MIL, may she continue to improve each day.

Janet O. said...

Oh, so very cute!
I made monthly pillowcases years ago when my oldest daughter was away as a missionary. It was an easy thing to send her and it was fun to hunt for an appropriate fabric each month. But for the grandchildren I believe I have only made Christmas ones.
Happy Sanksgiving to you!! : )

Summer said...

So Autumnal and pretty ♥

Nancy Near Philadelphia said...

I am so glad to hear this news about your M-I-L. And the Sanksgiving fabric is marvelous.