Friday, November 12, 2010

Thanksgiving Blessings, Stash Busting and a Planner from Disney!

This is a beautiful planner for you from Disney - very helpful!

Disney has a LOT of great kid stuff - if you have grandchildren, you need to check out the Disney site - downloadable calendars, stickers, coloring pages, recipes, party ideas, and my personal favorite: crafts!   Just click on the link above the Planner to visit with Disney - but don't leave just yet!

As some of you are aware, I am a very fortunate person.  I really do appreciate this, and am always ready to admit that I have a very busy 'Guardian Angel'. 

Not that I try to press my luck - I'm fortunate, not lucky!   My primary abundance is fabric, of course!

But as the Thanksgiving season approaches, my thoughts tend to wander among my many blessings - and I count my blog readers as major blessings.  Their comments - sometimes during person-to-person conversations, but often at the end of my blogs - make me feel connected to the rest of the human world even if I'm not out and about.  This is important for a cranky old lady who spends a lot of her time in the basement (that's me!).  It helps keep me grounded, too. 

Blogspot has a 'Stats' tab, as any Blogspot blogger may have noticed, and occasionally I check to see how far my writings are reaching - I know many 'followers' are anonymous, but I can still find out very general information, such as how many 'views' I've had and where they come from by country, what search words they use to find me, what Internet software they used - and some of these I've never heard of, honestly, but it's all interesting.  Hello to any 'off shore' readers!  Wherever you are in the World - I'm glad you stopped in for a visit.

It is human nature to always want more than we have - and I have way more than I need already - especially in the sewing supplies department!  I was recently 'stash shopping' - meaning I was digging through my many drawers, bags and boxes of fabric and fiber goodies, and I came across a very full box of black and white fabrics!  It was stashed on the far end of a chorus line of boxes - most of these are the remnants of a lifetime of fiber collecting - and it was a box I had been looking for last spring, but I wasn't looking for B&W's this time, so of course it popped up!  Some of the boxes had remnants, scraps and ephemera that hopefully will find its way into something I create - not necessarily a quilt!

If I were desperate to find blacks - it would have stayed hidden - that's what I mean about 'fortunate' but not 'lucky'.  I know I'm fortunate to have so much fiber to play with, and I'm hoping I live long enough to make a big dent in it!

I did manage to round up the following for an upcoming Bonnie Hunter 'Mystery Quilt' in an effort to deplete my very abundant stash:
Notice there is not a black, white, or black & white in the bunch?   Maybe next time!  What do you think? Hmm, I think my stash is going to need more fuschia to go with those black & whites....  This is going to be a BIG quilt!  Bonnie Hunter doesn't do 'small' stuff!

and since I mentioned quilts, this is one is Virginia's - she is trusting me to quilt this for her, so now that it is on the frame, I'd better get busy!

Back to the basement!  See you again soon. Grateful hugs from GGS


  1. Gratitude and graciousness go hand in hand - and are always in style!

  2. Love the quilt colors. Love your comments on being blessed.

    Thanks for the link for fun kids stuff. I sent it to my granddaughters.

  3. Can't wait to see your mystery quilt! one of these days, I will be able to do one from my stash!

    And I can't wait to see how you quilt my quilt! :)


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