Giving Thanks.

“Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.” Psalm 107:8-9

The holidays are rapidly approaching.  I think you’ll agree, wherever you may reside, that ‘Christmas’ is already on display in many major shopping malls! As a small shopkeeper, I’m also guilty of rushing along the season. My ‘Christmas in the Country ~ Holiday Open House also occurs mid-November… a few short weeks away!

…and I’ve been busy preparing, creating fiber art, making goat milk soap and other primitives. Replacing, re-stocking, RE-THINKING. There’s much to prepare for such an event and it’s often overwhelming. I do the best I can, God-willing.

So, I need to remind myself slow down and be thankful, and give thanks for all the goodness in my life. The spirit of Christmas lives 365-days a year!

A few days ago I whipped-up this little wreath for Fall/Thanksgiving… a mini-wreath!

I cut little square swatches of recycled wool, strung them with florist wire, attached a gold thread to hang and needle felted wooly ‘acorns’ using the ‘tops’ from real acorns.

Let’s not short-change Thanksgiving! So, pull out the Indian corn, wreaths, garlands, pumpkins, trencher-filled gourds, wheat topiary, corn stalks, acorns and everything that speaks Thanksgiving to you!