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Happy Thanksgiving!


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Here in the States, it’s Thanksgiving Day – and a great day it is, too, unless you happen to be a turkey.

No matter where you live, even if you’re not officially celebrating Thanksgiving Day, I think we can all understand the universal idea of Gratitude and taking time to be thankful for the blessings we have. I hope that your life is filled with abundant blessings to be thankful for!

Without a doubt, you are all a huge blessing in my life and I am especially grateful that you are a part of this online needle-and-thread-loving community! Thank you so much for your ongoing enthusiasm, inspiration, participation, and support over the years as we keep a little fire burning for all things hand-embroidery!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’ll give you three guesses what I’m doing this morning, before heading out to my sister’s house to frolic and play. That’s right! I’m working on wreaths. I can’t get away from them! (And that’s not really a bad thing, is it?)

For Thanksgiving, I usually head to my sister’s house a bit before noon, where we all gather to hang out, make dinner, and enjoy a pretty casual day. After dinner, we linger a bit over dessert, and then we might play games for a bit if the mood strikes.

Speaking of playing, for a few years here on the website, I had begun a holiday tradition of publishing an “I-Spy” game for you. We didn’t do it last Thanksgiving because we were in such a jolly mess, with moving the studio.

If you’re new to Needle ‘n Thread, or if you just want to revisit the old puzzles, here are some links to the games and puzzles from earlier years:

Thanksgiving, 2021
Thanksgiving 2020
Thanksgiving 2019

I plan to resume the I-Spy puzzle for Christmas this year – we’re already working on a theme and gathering the goods!

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoy the weekend and that you get to spend some quality time with your needle and thread!

See you next week, when we launch into the last Stitch Snippet for the year – one of the Twelve Wreaths from this collection.


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  1. Mary, happiest of Thanksgivings to you! Your site is my go-to source, and it’s just plain fun to read. So glad I bumped into you on Pinterest!

    Cheers, Jennifer

  2. Happy Thanksgiving Mary (and Anna too)! May your blessings be many. LOL, I was hoping the turkey/embroidery was going to be a puzzle! They were fun! Looking forward to the holidays and what they will bring… so Merry Christmas to you as well. And a blessed New Year.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Mary. Thank you for all the wonderful things you do for the stitching world. Enjoy your weekend.

  4. I love that you gave the Turkey a pardon so he could work on that embroidered wreath project. May you have many blessings on this Thanksgiving and all the days to come.

  5. I’m grateful for you and your vast knowledge of stitchery that you’re will to share, your expert teaching techniques and wonderful photography that accompanies your tutorials. I have learned so much since following you, and appreciate all your efforts! Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving

  6. Just had to write to say the turkey graphic in this post is not only perfect, but hilarious! Good one. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving…

  7. I love the turkey! And thank you so much for tending to your mail on Thursday. The postal powers that be actually sent my package and it will arrive today. I’m a whole weekend ahead on Christmas gifts! Sending you heartfelt thanks for your kindness

  8. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I loved the I-Spy puzzles and the jigsaw puzzle also. So nice to be looking for things that mean something to me and that I also learn from. You have some fantastic tools. Anyhow, thanks for bringing it back and a belated Happy wish for whatever holiday you celebrate

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