Jumping back into blogging after a long weekend “tra la la” without mentioning a family death doesn’t feel right, but at the same time I want to respect the privacy and feelings of the immediate family. So I will just say that a relative of mine, just over a year after being diagnosed with cancer, passed away this weekend. He will not be forgotten, and he will be fondly remembered always. It goes without saying, this weekend was bittersweet.
I do though, so very much want to share some of the creative, good, and happy from our family adventures over the last few days. We don’t do Thanksgiving here usually – but we hosted this year and Jason’s family all came up. Since I didn’t have any Thanksgiving/Harvest table stuff I got creative…
I cut (with pinking shears) and stitched some fabric + burlap together to make my own table runner. WHY I have yards of burlap is beyond me. But good thing that I did – it saved me money and made a cool table look if you asked me. I also used my brand new Tim Holtz leaf die cuts + 80’s Harlequin Romance novel (used, $0.25 picked up just to cut up) + a few sprays of color wash to make decorative leaves.
The really fun part? Towards the end of the meal when people looked closely at the leaves and a few found love scenes. We all laughed so hard!!
I made Ina Garten’s spinach gratin for the first time… AWESOME. Here’s a link to the recipe.
Other weekend (happy) happenings? Took the girls to see Tangled (loved), had friends over for pulled pork dinner + watched the Expendables (laughed SO HARD…), worked on decorations, had some creative work time.
I hope that you had a weekend full of giving thanks, gratitude, and laughter.
7 thoughts on “Thanksgiving weekend 2010”
When I eat myself into a spinach gratin coma I am going to blame it on you!
So sorry for the loss of your family member. I love how you created the table runner.Have a great week creating new stuff for all of us to en joy!!!
So saddened to hear about he loss in your family. My thoughts go out to you.
Your table runner is beautiful. I LOVE IT!!
Sorry to hear of your loss. Sounds – and looks – like you had a fabulous Thanksgiving!
You did an amazing job with your table runner! I love it! It’s so gorgeous.
I am so sorry for the loss of your family member. Our thoughts and prayers are with you 🙂
I’m sorry for your loss and glad you managed to have a good weekend
Glad to hear you had a great holiday – you are so inventive! Although I did think ahead and wondered about the romance novel leaves LOL. My condolences for your family loss this weekend, I’m sorry and hope you will have some “me time”.
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