Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends :-) I couldn't think of a better project to work on today than Women of the Mayflower. And, now I am coming down the homestretch with it. I realized I had a skein of Olde Willow Floss in Gratitude Olde Rose in An Emblem of Love's kit. It is a mucher darker skein than the one I had been using for Women of the Mayflower. I used it to stitch "Women of the Mayflower" and it looks great - I did not need to go with a different color after all. Granted, this sampler is truly impossible to photograph well. The colors are so delicate and do not show well in photos, but they are stunning in person. I will definitely try to get a natural daylight photo of this sampler when I finish it (weather permitting - it is late autumn and relatively gloomy most often now) - hopefully a photo in daylight will show it more realistically.

I also worked on the current gift today - for quite a while, I just hate putting that one down!

Mike and I had a quiet Thanksgiving at home this year - I got to stitch and watch football. How rare! It was his mother's year to host, but for some reason Mike declined that invitation and wanted a year without having to travel. Fine with me :-) He made his first turkey, and it came out just perfect!

Stitched on today: Sitched on a gift, and Women of the Mayflower

14 comments:

Cindy said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I just love that piece!

Rowyn said...

Sounds like you had a nice, relaxing Thanksgiving. I love how Women of the Mayflower is coming along.

Isabelle said...

Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving, Carol. You picked up the perfect project to go with it too :)

KarenV said...

Glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving Carol :) Nice progress on WoTM - it's looking great!

Annemarie said...

It sounds like you had a dream Thanksgiving to me. I hope my Christmas will look a lot like that.
WotM is gorgeous no matter how you photograph it, Carol!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanks Giving Carol. Wow that is coming along beautifully, look forward to seeing this one finished.

Hugs xxxxx

Cindy said...

Your piece is looking great...and so appropriate for Thanksgiving! It's always great to have a day with no obligations :)

Glenna said...

WOTM is the perfect Thanksgiving sampler! So wonderful to stay home and have a quiet Thanksgiving--this was our first in quite a long time, and I so appreciated it.

Bea said...

Dear Carol,
I'm happy you had a nice Thanksgiving. And your Women of Mayflower are perfect.
I've just received your lovely package and I'm so happy, you're always the kindest. Thank you, Carol. Love.

Anonymous said...

WOTM is amazing Carol. I'm glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

HUGE update with loads of photos, now I'm back online at home.

Anonymous said...

Carol your Women of the Mayflower is just really beautiful!! A Late Happy Thanksgiving to you!! Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving!! This piece is really nice!! Debby

Barb said...

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving. Your sampler is looking beautiful. Can't wait to see more of it.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful thanksgiving. Congrats to Mike on his first turkey:)

Barbara said...

Your attempt to send some of those delicious leftovers didn't succeed. :( LOL I'm glad you enjoyed such a wonderful day together.