Thank-full

We’ve been working the land, which has made for a long dry spell both stitch and blog-wise. But on Thanksgiving day I was determined to do at least one small thing, so I asked G for some help.  

“I’ve got this new cloth with lots of colors. What should I use?”
G considered and chose “the purple right here.”
“Well then, what thread should I use?”
“Orange, like a longhorn.”
Well, of course. So as we “rested” I stitched my recollection of 1 Thessalonians 5:18 that a long-ago boss particularly liked because it is often misconstrued as “be thankful for everything no matter what” but makes more sense as:
“Be thankful in all things”

And among many other things, I am indeed thankful that I connected with FASA: Fiber Artists of San Antonio
who had a “cobweb sale” at their last monthly meeting. There I found Jean Dahlgren 
selling $5 bags of hand-dyed cloth …

and a room-full of living breathing kindred spirits. And when I learned that they had Elaine Lipson (yes, she of The Slow Cloth Manifesto
at FASA’s last monthly meeting, I wondered why I’ve waited so long.  
Anyway, getting back to Thanksgiving. G and I also crafted a cherry pie together (it’s the one with the circles on top) …

Sadly, dinner didn’t make it on to the photo roll as we were too busy eating, drinking, and making merry. But a post-dinner lap nap …

and a first-ever ukulele lesson, complete with rousing rendition of Old MacDonald had a Farm …

were captured for posterity.
Last, but far from least, we returned home to find this waiting for us in the mail …

a hand-wrought gift of fall foliage from Pam, a long-time friend who (with husband Wade) recently made the trek from their home in Colorado to visit us in the Hill Country. I envy her fall leaves …

and hope we’ll get to experience the beauty of their place someday.
Now “we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden” …