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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you are having a Happy Thanksgiving! For this week's Twisted Thursday, I decided to make some items to be used on the Thanksgiving table. I used all the images from this set, except the turkey.
Instead of using these cute little pilgrims as place cards, I decided to use them as buffet cards, listing the names of some of the food items that I have cooked for this year. After coloring them, I just wrote in the name of my dishes.
I love the sunflower image and decided that they would look great as napkin rings around my fall napkins. This was they serve as both the napkin ring and the place card.

I have really been trying to focus on all the blessings in my life and wanted to share some of the things I am grateful for:

***I am grateful for all my friends. It's been a fairly rough year for me and without the support of my friends, I am not sure I would have made it through as well as I have. I am constantly amazed by all the friends that I have made online through blogging. People that I would have probably never have come in contact with any other way. All my friends have blessed my life this year, both my friends I see every day and the friends that live in my computer. My friend Angela makes work infinately more fun and since we have the same hobby she also makes the rest of my life happier too, my friends Janet and Elaine have especially encouraged and supported me this year, and Judy has been there to talk to me online late into the night offering advice and encouragement.

***I am thankful for my in-laws and the way they have welcomed me into their family. I am grateful that they are different for my family. I have never been an outsider with them, I am simply part of the family.

***I am grateful for my health. Even living with chronic pain issues, I know it could be worse. I am thankful that I can walk and that I don't have to use my cane all the time. I am grateful that my doctor and I finally after many, many years have finally found a medication that I can take that gives me some slight pain relief.

***I am grateful my two little crafting buddies. They bring such happiness to my life and they love crafting with me more than just about anything.

I am thankful for the library and that it is so close to where I live. I read a lot and spend a lot of time in there. There is no way I could afford to buy as many books as I read in a year.

***I am thankful for my Copic markers! Sounds a bit weird I know, but finding them has opened another creative outlet for me and the more creative I am, the happier I am. Coloring is something that I have always found very relaxing and since discovering Copics, I enjoy stamping even more.

What about you?

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9 comments:

Judy Applegarth said...

What a great idea - Enjoy that Chocolate Fudge Pie. You can send some this way.

Jane Wetzel said...

wow Gina- how darn cute these are! I think I may want to COME to YOUR house to eat! Sounds yummy! Best wishes for a great Thanksgiving!

Marlene said...

Adorable idea! Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I really like the idea of buffet cards telling what the dish is. Yours are so cute too.

Mae said...

Great idea. Love it.

HappyCrafter said...

What a wonderful set, I really like the idea of buffet cards, will have to keep this in mind next time I do one! it is so important to be thankful for what we have, for me, I am grateful for my hubby and our quiet happy life.

Payne Holler Cards said...

what neat ideas! will have to remember to do this for my Christmas dinner (-:
we do have so much to be thankful for...hugs
Linda

The Mama Monkey said...

I am thankful for you! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Crafty Creations said...

Great projects! It's nice to read all the things you are thankful for! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!!
Maria