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Wednesday, November 14, 2007's the least we can do, Y'all

A lot of this blog's readers are knitting friends so I took a break from my yuletide knitting, which I can't post about for obvious reasons, and knit this little guy so I could add him here. It's a Gary the Gobbler dishcloth. The pattern can be found here.
I just couldn't resist a blue one for my is blue, afterall.Yes, I'm the thankful type so leave now if you don't want to hear it. Here we are sandwiched between halloween (wouldn't the pilgrims turn over in their graves..) & and the biggest moneymaker of the year. We're living in a country where bountiful tables are so numerous; we should be thankful for our I'm thankful first for a saviour who took on mortal flesh to pay the penalty for my sins, I'm, also, thankful for my family, friends and a free country...
and I'm thankful we're getting to see beautiful color after such a long, dry summer. :)Here's a closeup of one of our sugar maples. Those speckles on the leaves are a testament to a very tough growing season. It was the driest summer the South has seen in a good while.

Here's my old Hoosier cabinet in the kitchen decorated for the season. I usually have it covered with a pile of schoolwork to grade or a batch of soap to dry, but this is much easier on the eyes. It took a while to collect a few leaves to add, but they're finally colorful enough to use. The big ol' turkey is a ceramic one that I bought and painted; he's about 12 years old. I hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving, Y'all!


  1. Thank you for your comment. I am also thankful for my faith and church without either I'm not sure where I'd be. Through losing my mom the one thing that was constant was my trust in god. :) I hope you have a wonderful day.


  2. What pretty colors! You take the prettiest photos and I love that are just all kinds of talented.
    What a nice post about being thankful...seems like these days everyone just wants to skip right on over to the "money-maker". Even the meaning of Christmas is being lost. Such a shame.

  3. Tea...
    I love Thanksgiving as well. it is by far my favorite holiday. We have so much to be thankful for and I hope to keep an attitude of thanksgiving all year long.

    The turkey cloth is great. And I agree you do take wonderful pictures. Isn't all that God created beautiful?

  4. Thank you for the comments and I love the turkey cloth :-) :-)

  5. Beautiful-the cloth, the leaves, the colors-everything!

  6. I like your big ceramic turkey
    :-) :-) the maple tree is beautiful... I love the colors of fall.

  7. Thanksgiving is like the forgotten holiday nowadays! Love the dishcloth and the big ceramic turkey! I'm enjoying the different colors of autumn - the poor stressed trees are putting on a lovely display!


  8. I don't think the meaning is lost; I think that for many people, it does mean so much to them in so many ways, but the fluff, the buying stuff, is just way easier to talk about. People don't misunderstand or look at you funny or blow you off when you say you're knitting a scarf for Aunt Suzy or looking for just the right gizmo for Uncle Joe. When what you're doing is looking for a physical object that says, I'm thinking of you and about what might make you happy by showing you that.

    Because of the One who gave His all for us.

    --AlisonH at

  9. Thanks for stoppping by Oak Rise Cottage and for your nice comments.

  10. Amen Sister! Thanks for reminding us to count our blessings!
    Thanksgiving has been forgotten in the rush to get to Christmas!

  11. Amen!!!! Thanks so much for saying all that. Your cloth (and your trees) are beautiful!

  12. I love that dishcloth!
    So cute.
    Your tree is so pretty, we didn't get much good color this year for some reason.

  13. I like Gary the Gobbler dishcloth, how cute! You enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday. We'll still be on the ship Thanksgiving Day
    Won't be the same as Turkey and dressing at home, but I guess I'll just have to force myself to eat lol
    Take care,

  14. Happy Thanksgiving to you,too! Gary the Gobbler is a wonderful cloth. Makes a nice little Thanksgiving hostess gift. I love him in colors... mine was just plain white - the one I made last year.

    Nice to see your pretty foliage as all the leaves are almost all down here now. Next thing we'll be seeing is snow. ugh...not ready for that :(

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving and I'm thankful for all my sweet blogging friends like you :)

  15. It's good to be grateful and thankful. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  16. Beautiful cloths! I love your turkey...just so sweet! Thanksgiving is especially a time to share our thoughts of thankfulness and carry those thoughts throughout the year and beyond... Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family...

    I am having a 50th post celebration with a give-away, be sure and pop over when you can.

    Hugs to you...



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