Wednesday, October 26, 2011

T-Day is Coming!

I love Thanksgiving. I love that it's a holiday that's all about celebrating the bounty of fall and the blessings in our lives, especially family and friends. I think Maggie Bononomi's cornucopia design celebrates the beauty of nature and the tradition of a perfect Thanksgiving celebration.
Here's the finished version. I decided to just add a backing and no trim which seemed fitting with the simplicity of the design.

I also finished this fun little pillow based on a Brenda Gervais pattern. This is another one of those projects that I began some time ago and wasn't happy with it's look, but after transferring the letters and turkey to the army blanket background and adding the dyed chenille trim, I was happy.
I tried growing sweet potatoes for the first time this year. This was an extremely challenging year for the garden, due to the heat and extended drought, but I was able to dig and harvest a few meals' worth of sweet potatoes last weekend and will save some of the big ones for our Thanksgiving table.

12 comments:

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Beautiful creations!!!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Patti said...

Oh I so love your cornocopia! It is on my "to do next" pile :) And your turkey pillow is so sweet - perfection! Enjoy your finishes! Can't wait to see what you create next!
Blessings, Patti

Raggedy Creations said...

Such pretty creations Roberta. I love Thanksgiving too.

Felicia

Christine said...

Gorgeous colors and pieces, Roberta! I LOVE the cornucopia!
Best wishes
Christine

Quilt Hollow said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Prims By The Water said...

Loving your new goodies and the colors are just wonderful together. Autumn Blessings from Michigan. Janice

Raymond Homestead said...

Naturally I'm loving the Maggie pattern! The turkey pillow is very cute too!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I am so loving your woolies..you did a great job..and love the fall colors..I have never tried to grow sweet potatoes..but I love them..so I am going to have to give it a go..have a wonderful wednesday evening.:)

annie said...

Love both the designs!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh - that cornucopia is sweeter than any sweet potato could ever hope to be....! Love it!! Wishing you a wonderful tomorrow (yeah, I'm behind....again!) ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Beckyjean said...

Such beautiful creations Roberta!!

Have a blessed day~Becky

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Lovely, lovely designs...you do beautiful work.
Love the green on the pillow especially.
Karen