first a little story...
Everyone in Blogville, the tall and the small, are writing their menus and shopping for giant roast beasts. They think thoughts of thankfulness as they prepare their feasts.
In a small pretend cottage, on a street in Sunny Sarasota, a woman nicknamed Calamity is making her lists and hurrying about through much needed raindrops. She wishes the sun would come out but is happy to have the rain.
If you could sneak a peak into her home you would see that she has been busy, oh, so busy, making things and finishing projects and you would see her smile as she crosses each thing off her list. Right now, at this very moment, she is writing something on her computer, her face lit by the glow of the screen as the rain dances on the roof and the words pop up before her.
It looks like the words are saying Thank You.
Ms Calamity must be grateful for something.
Maybe you can run around the yard and knock on her front door, distracting her while I look closer and see what this is all about! Just pretend that your dog is missing and ask if she has found any strays lately. I only need a moment- then we'll meet back here and I'll tell you what's going on.
Oh what fun! She is posting a Thanksgiving Give Away!
It seems that one of her Flickr Friends has written a book titled layered, tattered & stitched and after she wrote her to congratulate her on how wonderful the book is- her Blogging friend generously offered to give one away~ why, this is marvelous! Stupendous! So kind and thoughtful is Ruth Rae- Calamity can hardly, barely believe she would make that offer and so after creating a small wee apron from the book she is going to share pictures and is writing all about it! Maybe I can take a picture of the screen and show you.
Thanks for indulging me in a bit of whimsy. Smiling as I imagine readers sneaking about my overgrown flower beds. I would be out chasing you away with the broom if I caught ya! Anyway. on to the good stuff:
I am thankful for all my readers who come here and visit with me each day. I try to provide some fun, a little whimsy,maybe something to make or do and a video or two. I wanted this Blog to be a place for me to be happy too- to share my hopes, dreams and wishes and it has been a wonderful experience so far.
I know what I am grateful for and that is my husband, and my son, who share my life and are supportive, loving and generous and always listen when I need to vent. They always talk me down off the ledge. They put up with my shenanigans, gnomes, fairy tales and procrastinations. They let me be who I am and don't tell me "I need to change to be better". They know I try to be a good person but accept my faults and shortcomings and don't judge me or love me from a distance. They let me get close enough to have a hug and hold me tight when I cry or am sad. They laugh with me or tell me jokes and love me no matter what. That's love. That's what it's all about. I am thankful for 3 precious little boys in Clarksville that call me Nanny. I have friends who are also like my family- online and in real life and without them my life would not be the same. Every email and comment gives me joy and love and I thank you all.
So- to get to the heart of this Thanks Giving Give Away Post I would like to say that between now and Monday at noon everyone who leaves a comment and tells me one thing that they are grateful for will have an opportunity to win a copy of Ruth Rae's new book, layered, tattered & stitched (maybe even autographed to you- I asked Ruth and am keeping my fingers crossed) and an apron ornament I made from the book. I had written Ruth to congratulate her on her wonderful book full of inspirational and soulful things to make and told her I was Blogging it and she offered to give one to one of my readers. How loving and kind is that?
I'm so Thankful for the ability to Blog and have my small little space here.
Thank you so much for sharing it with me.
Happy Thanksgiving and I'll be back on Monday to pick a winner.
oh, the calamity!
where the glitter gets spilled, the fabric bolts and the glue gun is always smokin!