Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Giving Thanks

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta- this beautiful side dish is full of fall flavors and colors that is perfect to make for the holidays!If you are anything  like me, you'll be so very tired of holidays in just a few days. But the problem is that once they are gone, we have to wait an entire year before they return. So we try to push ourselves to do it all and do it perfectly.

Do you ever feel that way? Like a child worrying that the holidays will come and go so quickly that you'll miss them? Do you ever get tired of the decorating, company, food, noise and everything else that comes with the holidays? 

I feel both--I love the holidays and want to enjoy every moment, and I get tired of everything happening at once. This is partly, I'm sure, because of my bipolar depression, but also because we seem to go from holiday to holiday without even a pause between. 
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thanksgiving table setting inspiration with calligraphy and magnolia leavesI need that pause. In fact, I need to make a full stop. Period. An empty blank wall. I just can't roll with those people who start Christmas before Thanksgiving. I do not want to shop for gifts before we've finished eating the Halloween candy, or the Thanksgiving turkey, for that matter.

I don't want to be so tired that I am cross or snappy with the people I love, so I make sure to get some quiet moments each day. I've also learned to let go of the perfectionism that made me miserable. 

Chocolate Acorns are the cutest Fall or Thanksgiving treat! Made with Hershey’s…

Family is more important than a perfect table or piles of gifts that won't mean anything a few weeks after they are opened. 

I recommend that you find a way to do the same. Schedule a few minutes to sit quietly and let your mind rest. Fight the need for perfection. Be kind to yourself so you can truly appreciate the ones you love. For now, let's have some holiday fun by giving thanks for all of the good in our lives.

Silhouette Design Store - View Design #98592: thankful & blessed phrase

These Thanksgiving candy turkey treats are so much fun to make with the kids. Perfect for class treats or the Thanksgiving table!Don't skip out on colour for your Thanksgiving table! Use our Fall Acrylic Felt Value Pack and wrap utensils with them to make a unique cutlery holder. The possibilities are endless!

I think I’m in love with this design from the Silhouette Design Store!

One way to wind down is to wrap up in one of your quilts and take a nap. Or you can simply enjoy these...

Scraps quilt by Berta Fernandez Yero

Such a simple design. Very easy to make. Great use for fat quarters.

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simple  Love the monochromatic!  Aqua Blues?

Martingale - Simple Friendships - Kim Deihl"Autumn is in the air and this Handmade quilt will bring the warm shades of Fall into your home. This lap sized quilt is made of Cornucopia batiks."

River Run Designer Pattern: Robert Kaufman Fabric Company

Beautiful yellows and reds... cozy and friendly!  Butterscotch and Roses from Fig Tree and Oasis by 3 Sisters

I have to make one of these.  I've seen several lately and I love the horizantal stripes broken up by the vertical white.Made for my 16 year old son.  Still needs binding, but wanted to catch a picture this nice day!  Fabric: Curious Nature by Parson Gray Size: 67 by 90  Blogged at

PatchworknPlay: Daffodils in the Deep!

Giant blocks, each created from just five large pieces, make this zesty quilt  a snap to complete.Kim Diehl. i bought her book because of the gorgeous colors she uses

Autumn Splendor Burgundy and Multicolor Amish Quilt

To enjoy more quilt photos, visit my Pinterest board, "heart, quilts." 

A very happy thanksgiving to you and yours this week and every week of the year. If you live outside the U.S., feel free to take a moment to give thanks for the many blessings in your life. 

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1 comment:

Preeti said...

A very happy Thanksgiving to you, Mary. Here is wishing you lots of love and laughter and as little stress as possible. Love the candy stuffed turkey :-)