Sunday, November 25, 2012

Wonderful...



Thanksgiving weekend was wonderful! We had all of our children home, had 8 house-guests, and also had almost every member of our extended family on my husband's side at our home for the big dinner.



We ate, laughed, talked, reminisced, went to the movies, and even took a couple of good walks. It was sad seeing everyone go...it was just so much fun! There is always a little let-down after an event that takes so much planning and energy, but Christmas is just around the corner, and I'm so looking forward to decorating and sewing some things for family and friends.




I have Christmas quilts, pillows, and runners in a couple of different colorways. This morning I pulled out everything "bright." I also have a pretty good collection of more traditional Christmas decor that I'll pull together tomorrow.





Christmas quilts, Christmas songs on Pandora...it really is a wonderful time of the year. I'm so thankful for this fall season with such beautiful weather and gentle reminders to think about those things I'm grateful for. I've had fun doing gratitude entries in my "One Line a Day" journal this month.





Oh, and I almost forgot...we did a few family pictures...just some casual shots, but I was so excited to get them because it's been so hard to get everyone together over the past year with everyone's work and school schedules! Here's the husband and I...




And here are my four kids...left to right--youngest to oldest. They're not all happy with this photo, but I love it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


29 comments:

CJ said...

Nice to see you and your family. :)

Diane Kelsey said...

Lovely family photos! Although I live in the UK, we also celebrated Thanksgiving in our house, like you it was a great success and an excuse to get all our family round the dinner table. Love the bright Christmas fabric, can you remember what it was called?

trish said...

Aw. I love your family pictures Sherri!! You have a beautiful family! Your Thanksgiving sounds like the perfect day. :0)
Your quilts and pillows are gorgeous!! I am looking at my dining table that is in want of a new runner. :0) I may put everything else on hold and make one today. :0) With more cute and current Christmas colors. :0)
Have a wonderful week. :0)

Polly said...

What beautiful children you have! I'm so glad your visit was so wonderful and full of memories to cherish for years to come!!

Rosa said...

Great family pictures and your quilts and pillows look fantastic!

•stephanie• said...

beautiful quilts and beautiful family.
treasures ~ all of them!!

Darlene said...

Making memories with your beautiful family - it's a good thing. :-)

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Sounds like a perfect time!! Love all your quilts and your hexagon pillow, adorable!! Oh and your family pictures are wonderful!!

Deb said...

family.... is everything. yours is beautiful!!

Annette said...

You have a beautiful family. I am grateful for Thanksgiving because it gives us the chance to all be together with our families and loved ones.

Michelle Jensen said...

How cute!! Your kids look so beautiful and handsome. Very fun. I love peeking into imagine what mine will be when they are at that age. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to seeing the next set of Christmas Quilts. :)

Mary said...

You have a beautiful family! The gathering sounds like a lot of fun, even with the extra work. I've always loved having big, family and friends parties.

Mama Pea said...

Great photos of the family! Your quilts sure all do go well together! Nothing in my house matches that nicely! ;-)

mindingmomma said...

what a wonderful time to have a house full.
beautiful quilts, anxious to see more of them.

Lisa D. said...

You have a beautiful family! I'm glad you got to get great pictures of all of you!

SewBlinkey.blogspot.com said...

Wonderful family. I had a houseful too except most of them drank.and got loud. I did enjoy my grandkids. So happy your holiday was nice.

Bari Jo said...

What a beautiful family you have! :O)

Patti said...

Beautiful family and quilts and pillows too.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thanks for sharing photos of your family Sherri! You have given me more ideas on pillows out of the 12 Days of Christmas fabric with photos of your quilts. So pretty.

Joyce said...

What a beautiful family! Mine will be all together for Christmas. I do love your Christmas pillow in the front of the wonderful quilts.

Vickie said...

Nice to see pictures of the person behind the blog. You have a very handsome family.

Bev Arason-Gaudet said...

Beautiful photos of your family! What a wonderful opportunity to get together with loved ones; beautiful and colorful quilts! Thank you for sharing!

CathyK said...

Fantastic pictures! Love what I see of those quilts!!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Sounds like you had a perfect weekend Sherri! Your kids are beautiful -- and so are those gorgeous quilts!

Sarah said...

Lovely family shots, so important to get them. Beautiful quilts too. I love your work. I have been reading your blog for about a year, but have just worked out how to set up my google account to comment! Loved your farmers wife quilt in particular.

Nanette Merrill said...

Very cute. glad you had a nice holiday.

Helen L said...

Love all your bright christmas quilts, and so sweet to see you and your family!! So glad you had so much family home for your holiday!! Nothing is better!

Carol said...

What great pics! Love your Christmas quilts!

Sinta Renee said...

I don't know how I missed this post! What a beautiful family Sherri!