Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thanksgiving Comes Again


Hello, my friends! I've been busily working on a surprise finish for you (although my buddies from the weekend stitching getaway already know about this piece). Just in time for turkey day, I'm so pleased to present my finish of Prairie Schooler's Book No. 141: "Thanksgiving Comes Again." I've been working on this one over the past month in between all my little ornaments and smalls. Even though stitching little things brings me the most pleasure, I do love a larger piece now and then...especially when the colors are as gorgeous as these!

This finish is stitched on my favorite 32 ct. flax Belfast linen with the suggested DMC threads. The tiny details in this piece really appealed to me: the steaming apple pie, the pumpkin-filled wheel barrow, the cornstalks left standing in the fields... I truly enjoyed stitching it all--even each of those words! So what are your Thanksgiving plans? Are you all busy gathering your food and supplies for next week's feast? I'll be celebrating Thanksgiving with my parents for the first time in almost 20 years and I so look forward to it. Now that they've moved up north again from Florida, it is much easier to get together for the holidays...My contributions to our feast will include a pumpkin pie, some pumpkin-cranberry bread, and a platter of cookies--all the goodies I love to bake so it's not a chore for me at all!

While wandering through Marshall's the other day, I stumbled upon the perfect frame for this LHN "Season Of Plenty" design that I had stitched a couple of years ago. It had been stuffed into a dark drawer since 2009 so I was thrilled to finally display it this autumn. Since I stitched this one "over one" it needed a tiny frame to show it off and I thought this dark walnut frame was ideal. I recently won another copy of "Season of Plenty" as part of Jane's wonderful giveaway so if any of you would like my second copy, please let me know in your comments. If there is more than one person who would like it, I'll have a drawing to determine the winner of the chart...





I wanted to include one more prize in the giveaway package that Annie won in my last post, so I stitched a black and white pincushion for her and filled it with crushed walnut shells. I'm so glad Annie enjoyed her black, white, and pink goodies--I know she'll put them to good use! (Several of you asked about purchasing a stitching bag like the one I offered in my recent giveaway. So if you would like to purchase one of your own, please email me for details.)


Christmas came early to my house when I received this gorgeous ornament from the talented Daffycat (aka Sharon). I was lucky enough to win her giveaway in honor of her 4th Blogoversary. Just look at this little beauty!! Sharon stitched and finished it so perfectly, that I think she could easily have a second career as a professional finisher... Don't you love the dainty ribbon and bead edging treatment. Even my husband who rarely notices my stitching unless I hold it right in front of his face, saw her ornament sitting on the kitchen counter and said, "Wow--that's finished nicely!" So, you know it must be true. Thank you again, Sharon... It will have a place of honor on my tree this Christmas!

A Blogger Photo Diplay Tip: So, do you dislike the new way Blogger is displaying our photos as much as I do? I really don't like the way my photos look on the black background that the new photo display uses... Well, I did a bit of research (yep, that librarian part of me is always researching things!) and found out that it is simply a matter of a making one click on the settings page of your blog. Here is the "unofficial" Google instruction page:


It worked for me! Just go to the proper setting and click "yes" or "no" in the box that says "Showcase Images With Lightbox". Easy as can be! I really prefer the photos opening in their own windows with the nice white background...


I probably won't be posting again until after Thanksgiving so I want to wish all of my readers, followers, and friends a wonderful holiday. I know Thanksgiving isn't celebrated world-wide, but I hope we can all find many things in our lives to be thankful for. We all have our stitching and this wonderful blogging/stitching community, right? Why even this plump squirrel has found some juicy berries on the tree by my front porch for which I'm sure he's thankful! Isn't he huge? Obviously, he's been feasting on nuts and berries to hold him over for the coming winter! I shot this photo through the glass window from inside my house and am amazed at how well it turned out. The berries have all been picked clean now, so I know Mr. Squirrel is resting happily after his feast!


Enjoy your Thanksgiving with friends and family and I look forward to visiting all of your blogs very soon to see your holiday stitching, decorating, and food. Don't forget to leave a note in your comment if you would like to win the LHN "Season of Plenty" chart! Bye for now...


92 comments:

Parsley said...

OH MY! Love the Thanksgiving finish! I have the 'season of plenty' to stitch myself. Can't wait!

Vonna said...

Thanksgiving comes is a beautiful finish!! I absolutely love it :)
Have a delightful Holiday~!

Anne said...

Chippy!! Sorry, it's what I call all squirrels :D He's so cute! That's a lovely photo of him!!

Your pin cushion for Annie is stunning! What is that design? I love the contrast of white on black...very dramatic! Sharon's ornament is perfect! Congrats on winning such a lovely giveaway! I love how your husband noticed! Very cute!!

Happy Thanksgiving Carol!

Elizabeth Ann said...

Love your Thanksgiving piece, it will be a beautiful treasure to enjoy every year! I also like those little wooden squirrels on your table. You have a great time with your family this year! Did your parents get tired of all that sunshine?? Happy Thanksgiving!!

Vickie Niggemann said...

Your Thanksgiving piece is gorgeous. I love to bake as well. My mother makes the pumpkin bread every year though. We love it so much, I do bake it at other times too. I love Marshall's for frames. You never know what you'll find! :) Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Carol.

~*Shar*~ said...

Beautiful stitching hun; I love the Thanksgiving piece; I think I may have to stitch this one..lol I'd love your extra "Seasons of Plenty"..Hope you have a great holiday..

Hugs, Shar

staci said...

Your PS Thanksgiving is stunning!!! And the frame you found for SofP couldn't be more perfect.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Carol!

Lynn said...

Oh Carol, what a beautiful finish!! Love the colours and the motifs within it.
Great find on the frame for S of P.
It seems that you and I were both occupied with some squirrely photos this week! I've just put mine on my latest post.
I hope that you and your family have a most enjoyable Thanksgiving celebration. Many blessings to all of you!

Vinniey said...

I'm so happy for you that your parents are living nearer to your home now so you can visit them more often. :) Your Thanksgiving piece is so beautiful! Love the colors, too. I agreed with you, it's always a pleasure to stitch when the colors are so whimsical. :) Love the lovely frame you've chosen for Season of Plenty. And I love your fall display, too. That two little pumpkins are so cute!

I don't like the new photo display too. Thanks for the helpful solution to get rid of it. :) What a gorgeous pincushion you stitched for Annie! Such a sweet color combination of pink, black and white. Beautiful ornament from Sharon.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration with your parents. :)

BrendaS said...

Carol --
Your Thanksgiving piece is just beautiful! I love the colors in it and can see why you enjoyed stitching it so much!

Great frame that you found at Marshalls:)) We always need to be looking in the most unlikely spots for wonderful things for our stitching!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

HUGS to you

Hazel said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving piece and I would love to be entered for the Season of Plenty chart. Really nice post. x

Mindi said...

Beautiful finish, and with enough time to enjoy it before Thanksgiving. I hope you have a wonderful time with your family.

MoonBeam said...

Don't you just love those Prairie Schooler patterns...especially in the fall and winter?
Really cute finish and photo collage.

Thanks for the blogger info, too.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Annie said...

Two really outstanding finishes for the holiday. Just love that PS piece..especially that red barn.

I absolutely love everything from your gift package. The pincushion is a real joy with that extra heft from the walnut shells. Actually.. I like to hold it.. kind of like worry beads! ;-)

Your prize from Sharon is so pretty. That stocking really pops!

Love that super-cute squirrel.. he's a natural model!

Thanks for the blogger tip. I've been hating the new display!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your parents!

butterfly said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving stitching love them all.

I am so thankful you got me blogging dear friend.

Have a great time with your family.

I have our Christmas party tonight so all my bags are ready for a fun night.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Julie said...

Wonderful Thanksgiving stitching, so beautiful. Have a wonderful time for your family Carol, i'll be thinking of you.
Super gift from Sharon.
The squirrel is gorgeous, wish i had a red one here, but jus the grey for us, and he keeps stealing the birds food!

Tricia said...

Your Thanksgiving piece is SO pretty! I'm thoroughly enjoying stitching a small PS piece right now. I'm never thrilled with the pictures on their charts, but when I see them done I just love them! : ) If you're doing a draw for Season of Plenty I'd love to be included. I really enjoy fall pieces and I only have one to do for next year, so I think there is room for one more! : )

Lizzy said...

Oh, my! What a lovely, lovely post, Carol~ I so love your PS Thanksgiving Comes Again... beautiful colours and like you I love all the wee details~ it's such a perfect Thanksgiving piece... It's kitted up in my stash and I wanted to get to it this year... alas, the best laid plans of mice and women~ Yours is truly gorgeous and beautifully photographed...

Season of Plenty is beautiful and you found the perfect frame! Another wonderful Autumn piece and I love your display~ beautiful wooden squirrels, acorns and pumpkins! Just gorgeous...

And what a lovely pyncushion you stitched for Annie ~ such a lovely and sweet gift to go with all her goodies...

Oh, what a lovely gift from Sharon ~ that's such a beautiful ornament and lovely stitching and finishing, indeed...

And my, what a handsome fellow you have visiting, Carol! I love red squirrels and don't see that many here in my neck of the woods ~ mostly greys and a few flying... Beautiful photo!

And thank you ever so kindly for the blogger info ~ it was most irritating and I did not like it one iota~ have already changed mine... :)

I hope you have a Wonderful Thanksgiving with your family my dear Carol and wishing you many, many Blessings~~~ {{{Hugs}}} Blessings always in stitches...

Bekca said...

Congratulations on your gorgeous Thanksgiving finish Carol. You're right, those colours are wonderful.
It sounds like you're going to enjoy a wonderful celebration with your family, pumpkin pie sounds delicious.
I'd love the be entered for the drawing of the chart if I may. Autumn is my favourite season of them all :)
Best wishes and happy Thanksgiving!

Daniela said...

Gratuluję wspaniałych Świąt Dziękczynienia Carol! Spotkania rodzinne zawsze bardzo cieszą. Piękne prace!
Najlepsze życzenia i Wesołych świąt!

Lesleyanne said...

Your thanksgiving piece is beautiful. Love the frame for season of plenty too. The ornament from Daffycat is gorgeous. Thanks for the tip about the photos I'll go and change mine now. Happy Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

I found your website through a random stroke of luck. It helped me do my research on this topic. I have spent lots of time looking through your site. You have something good going here, keep it up!

Linda said...

Hi Carol. Great stitching and thanks for the blogger info. It worked for me too.

Linda

Hilda said...

Dear CArol!
I LOVE your new "Thanksgiving"-finish. I am really sad, that we do not have such a feast here in Austria - where we can stitch such wonderful designs for.
The ornament of Daffycat is really darling - I think I should copy the idea of the ribbon-pearl-edges ... wonderful!

Thank you so much for your tip concerning the lightbox. I disliked the new display as well - I changed my blog layout for having the possibility to show my pictures bigger right in the post.
But now I have change the setting as well.

Thank you for sharing the result of your research with us!

Hugs
Hilda

Heather said...

Carol,

Your PS piece is beautiful!! I love your Season of Plenty. I would love a chance to win it.

Your ornament from Daffycat is so beautiful!!

Thanks for the tip about blogger. I haven't changed over to the new interface. My tech support (a.k.a. my daughter) said we will wait until blogger makes us. ;o)

How wonderful that you will have the blessing of celebrating with your parents. My mom is flying in on Monday to celebrate with us. It will be the first time in a long time for us too!

Have a blessed thanksgiving!!

Ana Luisa said...

Although I lost my stitchy bug over a year ago, I do love to visit blogs like yours, always so inspiring and such beautiful stitchig, too.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday!

Christine said...

Great finish on the Thanksgiving piece and the ornament from Sharon is just gorgeous

dixiesamplar said...

Loved your post...the pieces are all gorgeous! And, I just love your little visitor...

Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family too...

BeckySC said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS finish dear Carol! Congratulations :)
((hugs))

Mouse said...

oooo looks lovely :) well done on finding the right frame for the season of plenty ... could you count me in for the chart not got this one thanks ... lovely gift from Daffy and that pincushion is striking in those colours :)love mouse xxxx
off to go and check my settings too :)

Laura said...

What a fabulous blog entry!!! Love the new PS finish. I might have to kit that up tonight! I have the chart and have loved it for a while now. Thanks for the instructions on the pictures...I don't like that new way either. Can I mention that I have a hard time reading the writing on your blog....it kind of blends into the background. I wonder if you bolded all of it or used a different font? I hate to be a whiner; but your content is so fabulous that I want to read every word! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Penny said...

What a gorgeous Thanksgiving finish! Season of Plenty looks so pretty displayed with your fall things. I love the squirrels, both the wooden ones and the one in your tree. :) The ornament from Sharon is beautiful!
Thank you so much for the information about disabling the Lightbox ~ I hate it!
Happy Thanksgiving. :)

Margaret said...

I love your Thanksgiving finish! Love the new frame for the LHN too. I'd love to know about the stitching bag if you'd care to share details. :D Not that I need another bag -- I just finished cleaning my closet and storing some totes away. lol!

Ali said...

Gorgeous stitching they both look fab - have a Happy Thanksgiving. Ooh forgot to say lovely goodies received as well xx

Michelle said...

A Beautiful thanksgiving finish! I love the frame you found for 'Season of Plenty'!

Charity C. said...

Carol,

I just love your Thanksgiving finish!! It looks amazing! When I first saw it I was in awe! I really do like that piece and I can't believe how fast you finished it even with all the other ornaments you did as well. I also love your other Thanksgiving piece. It looks just perfect in the frame you picked out.

I am glad you won that ornament from Sharon. It is very beautiful and I bet it will look beautiful on your Christmas tree. Your giveaway was also a very nice one that I am sure Annie just loves. The pin cushion you made is so cute.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family! I bet you will have lots of fun!

Wishing you well,
Charity

Oh and I would love to win your extra Seasons of Plenty

Phyllis said...

Great finish! I love the fall colors in the design.
I would love to have the extra Seasons of Plenty chart.
gailxs@hotmail.com

LindataxPA said...

Congrats on your finish Carol! Ladies - having seen it in progress, it is truly lovely and makes you so ready for turkey day. What a nice collection of fall finishes you have to decorate your beautiful home. Travel safely to NY for Thanksgiving.

Linda
who loves loves the little black and white pincushion too

msmartello said...

Happy Thanksgiving Carol!Love your Thanksgiving Comes Again! Nice job and the colors are stunning. I am thinking you'll have to draw names for the Seasons of Plenty. I'd be interested in your extra copy too and I love LHN. Could you email me info on the stitching bag? They are so cute I need to get one.

Maureen

RuthB said...

You've given of lots of beautiful things to be thankful about. :) Congrats on all the stunning stitching and finishing and prize packages. You didn't need to mention the pumpkin pie and the pumpkin cranberry bread because now I want both. grmuble grumble

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Lesley said...

What a gorgeous Thanksgiving finish.So many lovely colours.
Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving with your family.

cucki said...

beautiful stitching..i love it so much.i love the fall colors so much..a truly beautiful thanksgiving finish xx

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congrats on your finish and finding that perfect frame! They both look great! Have a great holiday!

Lesley said...

..and thank you for the info about'Showcase Images with Lightbox' it was very helpful :)

marly said...

Really enjoyed your post with all the wonderful stitching. Thanks for the Blogger tip. What an easy fix! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Lisa V said...

Another bunch of lovely finishes Carol.
Could I please throw my name in for the LHN chart. Thanks and hugs.

mainely stitching said...

What a lovely finish, Carol! And just in time. :) Though I knew it was approaching, I feel like Thanksgiving has snuck up on me. I'm still waiting to hear which, if any, extended family is coming. I suspect I won't hear until the last possible moment (like last year). I'm particularly thankful that this year, the roast fowl will be ones that we have raised ourselves. :)

valerie said...

Carol, congrats on your thanksgiving finish. It's wonderful and just in time for the holiday!

Gorgeous pincushion for Annie. I love the black, white and pink theme esp. the white stitching on black linen.

Sharon sent you a gorgeous little ornie. I just love it!

I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and parents. Enjoy the time together. Hugs!

Berit said...

OOoHhH! The best part is the Yellow House with Pumpkin Wheelbarrow in the yard! :D Well, the tumbling apples in the verse are also lovely!

I am so glad to hear about that blogger fix; I do despise the black "lightbox" view; unfortunately it is typical of the way the 'net is trending these last couple of years. Thanks for sharing the fruit of your research with us!

I am pondering recipes to make, like, "What about pumpkin bisque soup as a starter instead of pumpkin pie? Hmmnnn...Banana pudding with rum whipped cream could be the desert, then" or "Hey, squash casserole instead of dressing/stuffing sounds good!"

I still recall your Christmas cookies from last year–-take some photos of your beautiful baked goods for us and have a lovely time with your parents!

Jane said...

Carol,
What a beautiful frame for your LHN and the PS Thanksgiving stitching is gorgeous. Congrats!
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday with your parents and family.

Jane
PS: Please throw my name in for the LHN Season of Plenty, that is one I like and don't have.

Maggee said...

Hi Carol! Lovely finishes--may have to copy that pincushion finish--it's so !cute! I would love to be entered in the drawing for the LHN pattern--too sweet, and one I do not have... Hugs!

Melody said...

Love your stitching! I finished that piece last year, and it is one of the few thanksgiving themed pieces I have. Also, I really like the LHN Autumn season of plenty piece. If you'd like to throw my name in along with the others for the giveaway, that would be great.

You also have posted a great picture of that cute squirrel.

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jackie said...

Happy Thanksgiving Carol! Enjoy your day with your family. Your baked goods sound yummy.

Congrats on your finish!

Thank you for the blogger tip. I'm probably going to play around and switch to the new blogger at the end of the year. I definitely don't want my photos set in black.

Catherine said...

Happy Thanksgiving Carol! Beautiful finish - and wow, what a perfect frame for Seasons piece!

How sweet of you to put extra goodies in Annie's bag! I think the black/pink/white combo looks great.

Sharon's finish is beautiful, what a great way to kick off the Christmas season.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family!

Veronica said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Carol. Love your Thanksgiving finish. It's gorgeous. Seasons of Plenty looks wonderful in that frame. The way you have it displayed is perfect.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Chris said...

The PS finish is wonderful. There are so many elements to her designs.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful thanksgiving!

Theresa said...

LOVE your Thanksgiving finish!!!!!! It is GORGEOUS!!!!!!! The black and white pincushion is also STUNNING!!!!!

Sharon's pincushion is also very pretty!! You are one lucky girl to have won something made by her!!!!

I would love to be included in the Seasons of Plenty drawing~ Thank you soooo much~~~

Ariane20 said...

Wonderful work! Your thanksgiving piece is so nice.

Elia said...

Happy Thanksgiving Carol!

Love your Thanksgiving finish,
congrats!

besos

eljardindemiduende

Nancy said...

Your Thanksgiving sampler is beautiful Carol! Congratulations for finishing it in time for the holiday. I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week! I hope you have a very enjoyable one, and enjoy your time with your parents. I love that picture of the squirrel!

Cindy's Stitching said...

I have that piece hanging by the front door now. I love the fall colors. What a pretty win from daffy cat, she does beautiful work. Enjoy your holidays. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your whole family.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finishes! And you have no idea how immensely grateful I am to you for disabling that *awful!!* way of disabling pictures on your blog - I hope it catches!

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Lovely seasonal finish in glorious fall colors. How cool is it that your DH is communicating in stitchy verbiage! Wishing you a relaxing and fun filled holiday, happy baking and safe travels. xoxo

Edit said...

I love your Thanksgiving PS picture Carol! The colors and lovely and the whole design is so beautiful! What I love in PS designs is that there are so many little details, so many things to discover, to keep watching. Just like in the "October" piece I got from you. I am planning to stitch two more bigger PS pictures in the (near) future, but right now I am so busy with Christmas preparations, stitching and sewing up ornaments, etc.

I also like very much the frame you chose for Season of Plenty. I think it match perfectly well. I am always so happy when I find a ready made frame for one of my stitches that fits perfectly. It adds to the pleasure that I can frame them myself.

The pincushion you stitched for Annie is absolutely charming, and I also like very much the two fabrics that are under it. Here it is so difficult to buy nice fabric for my ornaments. There are some shops that sell fabrics for patchwork, but not too many. I discovered one in the place where my boyfriend's family lives, but unfortunately we cannot go there for a while, until I recover.

You received a very nice ornament, I was looking this pattern for some time now, maybe one day I will stitch it too, because it is really charming :)

And thanks for the tip about blogger, I tried it and it works for me too! I really disliked the new way of displaying the pictures, the old one with the white background is much better.

And the photo of the squirrel is great! Here we do not see them but once I was in Finland and in a park they came very close, they even climbed on my legs to ask for food. It was only August, but they were already preparing for the winter.

Wishing you a lovely week,
Edit

Mylene said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish! Love the frame you've picked for the LHN Autumn piece, fits perfectly.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

LoriU said...

I would be interested in Season of Plenty! It is my favorite time of year!!

Rachel S-H said...

A glorious finish! Thank you for the tip on removing the black background. I like the old way better. Happy Thanksgiving.

Beth said...

Wow! I really liked all of your stitched pieces, but that Thanksgiving one is fantastic - I agree with you about the lovely colors.

My family spends T'giving with a group of friends - it becomes a three day event!! I do most of the baking for it - pumpkin bread, applesauce cake and tons of cookies. I also cook up a turkey breast and corn pudding. There will be 27 adults and 6 kids - scary!

Patty C. said...

Beautiful work, Congrats on your win, & Enjoy your Thanksgiving !!!

Shari said...

so many wonderful comments...do you have room for one from little ole me?!?!
Everything looks fantastic, as usual!!!!! Love the PS piece...I have the Season of Plenty chart....gosh, too many projects..too little time!!!!
have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sally said...

Gorgeous finishes Carol and a lovely win from Sharon.

Thank you for the blogger photo tip. I've changed mine as I really disliked it the way it was.

Have a fantastic Thanksgiving.

nima said...

Happy Thanksgiving...so nice to see your gorgeous finish...

Simple Pleasure said...

Carol
What a beautiful finish! It is such a blessing that you will be celebrating with your parents. I, too, enjoy baking so making pies and rolls to bring to my son's house is not a chore.
I have a few pieces to display for Thanksgiving, but find this holiday is in need of more...I would be grateful to win the pattern.
Happy Thanksgiving
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Melanie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Carol!!! Hope you and your family have a great one. :)

Thank you for the tip about the images. I figured it was buried somewhere in the settings and I just turned it off too. It's just not my favorite way of 'presenting' images either.

Great finishes! I am always amazed at the amount of over one work you do. Whew!

Dona said...

Beautiful autumn finish! The colors are gorgeous!

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish. It looks great. The frame you picked up looks really well with that stitching. It really does!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a lovely finish! I hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Lois said...

Such a gorgeous finish Carol! The colours just pop off the fabric. What a lovely win from Daffycat. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What a beautiful finish! I love all the autumn colors, too.

Thanks for the tip on the easy fix for photo displays. Done!

Have a safe trip and let's enjoy all our Thanksgiving blessings.

Annette said...

WOW!!! your big thanksgiving piece is looking so beautifull... how will you finished it of.. can't wait to see it..
That little piece is looking great in that frame... witht he pumpkins and squirells...

Wow you made a beautifull pincushion... It looks great!! love the colors!!

That Sharon spoiled you.. BEAUTIFULL... see always makes such beautifull things... you are so lucky.

Have a great Thanksgiving!!!

Can't wait to see what you will have in your next post???

passionfruitprincess said...

Lovely Finishes, Carol!
I like the colors too. And what a cute ornament you won... Hope you have a great time with your family!
Thanks for the tip on fixing the blogger pictures. I will try when I have a little time.

♥ Nia said...

Those colors are really pretty =) Congrats on your finish sweetie! Looks so beautiful :D

Lovely gift for Annie :) and also such a lovely gift that you've received! Only pretty things to see on your post :D

Oh well, I always change everything as I want and I post my pictures also as I want, not as blogger wants hehehe But it comes with the job :p I know how to make it happen ;) Whenever you need some help, feel free to send me an email sweetie, I will help you with pleasure :)

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Siobhan said...

Oooh, I love your Thanksgiving finish! Prairie Schooler does such great autumnal designs. Love the giveaway package that you sent to Annie, and the ornament that you received from Sharon. :)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Carol!

Suzanne said...

Love your Thanksgiving finish, I love the colour scheme. Great gift you sent and love the ornament you received.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

Septiembre said...

Hi Carol:
Gorgeous your work, very nice and very complex. The framework chosen is gorgeous. And I love the pink and black steel.
I wish you a happy Thanksgiving Day.
Thanks for the advice of the photos on the blog, I'll see if I can do what we say.
Besos.

Ellen said...

Beautiful, just in time for Thanksgiving! Love the "Season of Plenty"! You have it perfectly framed. Would love a chance to stitch this design, thank you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hugs,

Nancy M said...

Your Thanksgiving piece is really nice! I thought this year that I really need to do more for the fall. Your little frame is just perfect for your other piece too!So glad you have it out of the drawer now.

Septiembre said...

Thanks Carol.
Finally I could change the lightbox.
Thank you.

Jackie said...

Everything is beautiful Carol. I especially like the PS Thanksgiving. Hope you had a wonderful Thnaksgiving.
I was away visiting and trying to find "my norm."
TFS.
Jackie

Kay said...

I love the PS finish! All of your stitching is so very beautiful. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol!
Your PS finish is just lovely! And, that little frame you found is perfect for Season of Plenty. Those little squirrels with the acorns sitting by it are so cute! And, that's the longest tail I've ever seen on a real squirrel! I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!
Donna in WV
P.S.- Thanks for changing your photo settings. I do not like looking at pics the new way :(

Matheis said...

Happy Thanksgiving Carol!Love your Thanksgiving Comes Again! Nice job and the colors are stunning. I am thinking you'll have to draw names for the Seasons of Plenty. I'd be interested in your extra copy too and I love LHN. Could you email me info on the stitching bag? They are so cute I need to get one. Maureen