Thursday, November 6, 2008



I love Thanksgiving.

Perhaps because Christmas has become so commercialized, Thanksgiving just kind of sneaks in each year. But I really enjoy Thanksgiving as a holiday in its own right. I love the weather this time of year, the family gatherings, the food and, most of all, the sentiment of remembering our blessings and expressing thanks for them.

Several years ago I needlepointed these little Melissa Shirley Thanksgiving pieces. They are among my favorite decorations, and I look forward to putting them out each year.


Melissa Shirley is a very accomplished needlepoint artist, and her canvases have wonderful detail. I am thoroughly unskilled at photographing needlework, but I tried to take some close-ups so you could see the detail in the house and the little people.



Melissa Shirley has similar sets for other holidays. I really should garnish my computer time and devote myself to needlepointing again!


Whitney said...

I love Thanksgiving, too. And I agree, I think it's one of the least commercialized holidays that we have. Love it.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love your needlepoint craft. So pretty... and for a holiday that often gets overlooked, I love it even more. I have a half-finished needlepoint project that is sitting in a closet right now...and my computer has taken over! Yikes!

Rachel said...

I love Thanksgiving too. I feel like its such a family holiday and it always makes me feel so warm. I also love the food. My birthday is a few weeks before thanksgiving, but as a kid I always wanted Thanksgiving food for my b-day dinner! :)

Courtney said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing.
I couldn't decide between a Melissa Shirley stocking and the one I chose for Molly. The next little family member will definitely have a Melissa Shirley stocking. I love her designs!

Darlene said...

I LOVE your needlepoint cuties....I have never tried that. Thanksgiving just seems to evoke warm memories before the hectic feeling pace of the Christmas season.

My computer has also taken over...I can't seem to stay away for long or I get

The Mrs. said...

Those are just so amazing!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

I love it too! So much to be thankful for!

Wow...impressive embroidery!