My dear friends! Just a quick not to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving, no matter where you are!
I know it’s a US holiday, but I always figure it’s a universal concept – we all have something to be thankful for, every minute, every hour, every day of the year…
Right near the top of my list of Major Things to be Thankful For in my Life is … You.
The extended community around Needle ‘n Thread is one of the greatest blessings in my life – I learn so much from you, I’m constantly inspired by you, and the unbelievable amount of support and friendship from you – these are blessings indeed, beyond value.
Many of you have asked for a personal update lately. Well, Thanksgiving Day is definitely the appropriate day to share this one!
For those just joining us on Needle ‘n Thread, I began a series of personal updates two years ago, Thanksgiving, about a little problem I was having with cancer. I don’t normally write about this type of personal thing directly on the website. Instead, I link to any personal update so that you can read it or not, as you wish. You’ll find a short little note here, then, if you’re interested, to let you know what’s up with me.
To celebrate Thanksgiving today, guess what I’m doing? I’m stitching all day, whenever I want to, for however long I want! Normally, my local family (my sister and brother and their families living in the area, as well as my mom and dad) gather in abundance for any holiday, and on Thanksgiving, there are usually a good 30 or more of us hanging out and doing the Turkey Thing.
This year, everyone fled! So it’s three of us – my mom and dad and I – and we are having a quite Thanksgiving. (And we’re not cooking! We actually ordered the whole Thanksgiving dinner from a local deli. But don’t tell anyone!)
To each of you, Thank You for being a part of my life – not just online, but in my heart, too!