Tuesday, November 20, 2012

...would you just look at the time!!!!

I know.

I have been absent...but it IS...

Thanksgiving.

whether or not you are participating in the day
I hope you'll take some time
to just be still for a moment and count your blessings


 

I am thankful for my 'sisters' (see above) who you all know as
quilt show fabric cutters, fabric walkers, register girls
and so much more!

I am thankful for all quilters
for donating quilts all year long
and for digging deep during times like StormSandy


 and when I stop for a moment to be thankful,
I will think of all of you
my beyond the reef family of friends
that enjoy the blog, facebook, twitter, pinterest
and quilt shows and quilt lectures and classes
and that shop at our online shop site

I am thankful for you.


please, take just a moment and leave a comment
about being thankful
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Natalie.
Be.do.create


photos:  Kenna Ogg, Madison Cottage Design; Roberta, beyond the reef & cash register girl; Joanie W, Quilters by the Sea lecture & class; Jill Marie Landis, Author & fabric walker; Lisa, fabric cutter.
dog photos:  Guide Dogs for the Blind; Guide Dogs of America, Buddy.

21 comments:

Kathryn said...

I am beyond thankful for my wonderful life. Thanksgiving marks the anniversary of my first date with my now husband, and what a terrific 20 years it has been!!

quiltzyx said...

I am thankful for my family, for friends who are also my family. For having a Dad who is 95 and a HALF, and just now needing more help with daily things. I'm thankful for my bloggy friends who teach me new things every day & make me laugh..a LOT.
I. am. just. thankful.

Gunilla said...

I am so thankful for my collegues at work!!! Generous, fun, listening and talkative! I have the opportunity to change jobs but I think I'll stay- will miss them too much if I wuit!

Bennett and Graves said...

I often do a little 'gratitude list' and this month, the month of Thanks I have plenty on that list. Today I am most thankful for my husband of eight years. We've been thru some stuff together and he has my back like no one in my life ever has.

Diane said...

I am thankful for so many things - often it is people from various blogs who make my day. I am thankful for my family who indulge me with my fabric addiction. Love my life and my God!

Penny said...

Natalie
With your beautiful blog post I am thankful that you've inspired me to stop and think now~today & not just reflect on Thanksgiving that I do have a wonderful life and much to be thankful for each and every day. Thank you so much!
Penny

Frog Quilter said...

Love to do,love charity quilts. They make my heart feel good! Thank God I am able to,do this.

scottylover said...

I am thankful for my family and friends, a warm home with plenty of food to eat, a great job, and a hobby that keeps me sane! :)

Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Sandy A

mascanlon said...

I am thankful for my wonderful,family friends. And the houseful of out of town family sleeping under our roof tonight and here to celebrate a joyful Thanksgiving . We have had a wild Fall with a few stressful months and now are feeling so blessed to be healthy and together.
And I am thankful for my online quilty friends who started out as casual chatters and now have become dear friends.
Let the holiday happy begin with a heartfelt of gratitude.

Sarina said...

I am thankful for my family and all the support they've given me these last few months!

Gill said...

I'm thankful for my family and for friends who have been so supportive through some terrible times

Abbigail said...

I am thankful for every day that I wake up. For every joy and heartache that I receive, all the love of family and friends for it all means that I am alive and feeling! Happy Thanksgiving to each and all of your families!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Beth said...

I am thankful that my sweetheart will be helping me in the kitchen today and tomorrow, as we prepare Thanksgiving dinner together, overcoming the hassle of my broken foot and ankle.

Eileen said...

I am thankful to be alive...a few years ago i almost wasn't; thankful to live in a beautiful part of what i think is the most wonderful country in the world; thankful we survived another peaceful if often nasty election evn though not happy with the results; so very, very thankful for a wonderful husband, my children who married well and gave me eight of the most fantastic grandchildren ever; most grateful for my belief in a Heavenly Father who loves me and listens to me even when i whine when i'm forgetting to be thankful!! Hav a great day and thanks for the opportunity to list some of my blessings

Beulah said...

I'm thankful for a creative mind...even thouogh at times...causes me not to sleep. :)
I'm thankful for friends and family...for Walmart...for chocolate...for tea & lemon.

sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

Carrie P. said...

You have a lot to be thankful for! We can all be thankful for living in America where people help others. I am thankful that my daughter finally got a full time job.

Marcia W. said...

I am thankful for my mother who is taking care of me through my illness. I am thankful for 5 grandnieces who are happy and healthy. I am thankful for strangers who are caring and thoughtful about others. And, I am thankful for ... see John 3:16

Linda said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!
SO THANKFUL ALL OUR FAMILY+FRIENDS ABOUT US ARE WELL+HAPPY!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

jackiero said...

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that I am for the air, oceans, earth, flora, fauna, sun, moon, stars, and special people like you Natalie who add more to my already blessed day. Oh yeah, feeling fiber/fabric through fingers is pretty special, too :D

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Happiest of Thanksgivings to you as well!

Smiles,
Kelly

Elli said...

I am thankful for my family and for the joy which they bring to me every day.