Now that November has arrived many of us are anticipating the excitement of the upcoming holidays. Thoughts of tinsel and sparkle are running rampant through our minds.
Although I am so excited to start decorating fro Christmas I can NOT let the Thanksgiving holiday go unnoticed. I realize that we should, and hopefully are thankful every day of our life. But for us, November is the month to celebrate and acknowledge just how appreciative we are.
A couple of weeks ago my sister and I decided to walk into Pebbles, a local scrapbook/party type store. They had this ‘give thanks’ garland draped from their ceiling and I loved it.
I ordered a kit, but did not however realize how huge it was. The background is just a simple pennant banner cut from a dictionary that I sewed together on my machine.
There were 26 of them and they seemed to go on forever. However, I just sewed away and didn’t give it much thought. Then the kit came with quote cards, Autumn leaf cutouts, inventory cards, orange glittery letters, and clothespins. You simply glued the letters to the inventory cards and then pinned everything to the pennant banner.
I decided to ink it to give it a little bit of an aged look. It wasn’t until I brought it up from my craft room and started to assemble it that I realized it was huge. The mother of all banners! lol!
I held it up to my mantle and started to laugh. Like that was going to work. It was about triple the size I needed. What’s a gal to do? Well, I tried this. Guess what? I love it for a change!
Precious pictures of the ones I love. . .family!
A great reminder to ‘give thanks’!
Today we are especially thankful that Kylee and Dustin are back home safely after being gone a year. We will celebrate with a family dinner tonight. Lots of adventures to hear about!
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