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Thankful Winners

Wed, November 17, 2010

A big thank you to all who left comments here and on FaceBook.  It was truly inspiring to read each comment and have a glimpse into what makes your hearts happy this time of year.  Congratulations to our five randomly selected winners: Tassie, Nancy, Alisha, Shelley and Laurel Beth!  You can read their heartfelt comments below…

Tassie: I absolutely love the pilgrims. I have the pilgrim attachment for my happy everything plate. I love to make crockpot chicken & dressing and cranberry salad would look great in the bowls. Thanksgiving is my favorite time of the year. It’s just about getting together with family and enjoying wonderful food!

Nancy:  Being thankful during the holidays is a constant reminder that we should consider those less fortunate than we are and share the bountiful blessings with one another. Hey, the basic fact that I am sitting in a warm house with an awesome computor at my disposal to write on this blog in the first place is pretty awesome!! I am thankful for all those that give to others in time of need. I am thankful to be able to express my feeling without worry of someone checking what I say outloud as in other countries. I am thankful to be able to wake up on Thanksgiving morning and listen to birds sing, to be able to see the sun and feel its sunlight on my healthy body. And to know that my family is together for this day!! Plus I am thankful to be able to enter this contest with such beautiful prizes available. Amen!!

Alisha: I am thankful for God, my awesome husband,my magnificent children, and the “family that we choose” called friends! During these tough economic times I’m also thankful for being blessed with a wonderful job. Having great co-workers is just… another added bonus. I’m also completely thankful for the TENT SALE you just had and all of the spectacular Coton Colors goodies I purchased since I was there EVERYDAY of the sale….but for what it is worth, I was so focused on Christmas that I didn’t get ANYTHING for Thanksgiving. I’m just saying!

Shelley: I am thankful for finger and nose prints all over my front door, my for crumbs under the table after every meals, for little hands that are always for dirty, for the screaming and yelling that makes my head pound, for one more request befor…e bedtime, for little mouths that always have chocolate on them, for little noses that run like rivers, for food all over my car, for crayon marks on my walls, and for lotion spilled on the bathroom floor… but especially for the hugs and kisses that erase any of these daily minute trials….for the 2 sweet happy healthy little girls and the awesome privilege that I get to be their mommy….for that I am most thankful!

LaurelBeth: I am thankful for my family but most of all my health and the health of my family. After losing one of my twin boys to brain cancer in February(he was 17months old) I saw how sick so many children are so our family has so much to be thankful for, life is a gift!!!!!

With all this thankfulness going around, I thought I would share a cute craft you can do at Thanksgiving - it’s a ‘Thankful Turkey’.  It is fun craft that’s great for kids and adults alike! 

What You’ll Need:

  • 9-inch polystyrene ball
  • Craft knife
  • Dark-brown yarn
  • Light-brown yarn
  • Wooden craft stick
  • Felt
  • Colored craft paper

What to do:

  • Cut a 1-inch sliver off the bottom of a 9-inch polystyrene ball.
  • Wrap sphere neatly in thick dark-brown yarn, covering surface completely; knot on bottom.
  • Make a 4-inch ball from light-brown yarn and attach to body with a wooden craft stick.
  • Create simple facial features using felt: white circles (approximately the size of a quarter, with 1/8-inch pom-poms for pupils) for eyes, yellow triangles for the beak, and long red felt teardrops as the wattle.
  • Cut feather shapes from colored craft paper and bend in half lengthwise to create seam.
  • Glue wooden craft stick to the bottom third of the feather and insert in a fan shape on turkey body.

Once you have created the body of the turkey, everyone takes a feather and writes on it what they are thankful for.  It is a great visual reminder of how much we are blessed now and all year long, and it makes a really cute centerpeice too!!

Thanks again y’all!


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