The ramblings of a Creative Crone! I consider myself to be the Grandma Moses of the Fiber Arts World as I came to the art late in life. My blog will consist of my art; art of others; an occasional book review because when not creating, I am reading; perhaps an enlightening discussion on a favorite quote...and positive discussions of politics/world affairs only!
"I woke this morning with a devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new!" Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thanksgiving Wall Hanging
This is a wall hanging I made several years ago with fabric I had gotten in New England when Dick and I took our first big trip after I retired. We went to New Hampshire, Vermont, etc in the fall when the colors were just fabulous! The wall hanger is one made by Dick...representing geese flying in formation.
When we retired and built our home on a couple of acres southwest of Fort Worth, we hosted the Thanksgiving Feast for family far and near. At one time we had nearly 30 people....everyone would bring food...we did the turkey, dressing and gravy and desserts. Football and games after! Now that I am living in a condo, I don't have room for such a crowd, but we still get together....not quite so many. Either my daughter here in Fort Worth or her In-laws host. Still good times had by all!
As I write this at 5:00AM I am reflecting on what Thanksgiving means beyond eating, games, and football. I have a few friends who do not celebrate Thanksgiving because of the connection to Europeans invasion of the land of the Native Americans. Although I have great sympathy for Indigenous People, I can celebrate the time together and look beyond that horrendous period to what the meaning of Thanksgiving has taken on for me.
For me this is a time of gathering together of those I hold most dear. And to those family in far away places, I know you are gathering together also and can visualize your feasting, too. So much laughter and fun, not to mention the great food!!! Dick and I always said we liked Thanksgiving better than Christmas which to me has gotten so fake...so materialistic...whereas Thanksgiving is a time of reflection and of hope.
Now I have to go make my apple pie to take this afternoon for the gathering so to all my family and friends, near and far away...Happy Thanksgiving and may the coming year be one of positive energy and gratitude for what is good in this world!