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It’s that wonderful time of year when gratitude fills the air.  We take time to reflect on all that we have been blessed with.  Events of the last few days combined with this reflection have me feeling very grateful.  Let me share.

Recently I had a Happy Chemo Sew In.  This is when I gather fellow quilters and we work together to make quilts for those fighting cancer.  Well, at my most recent one, my friend Ruth brought a mini quilt to share with all who volunteered.  This is the sweet one I received.  I have always loved this little pattern.  I have seen it often on flickr and pintrest and it was on my bucket list.  So imagine my delight when Ruth gave it to me.  It touched my heart that she would not only take time out of her busy day to help me sew for others but that she would also bring me a gift.  Yes I am blessed.

Then last night we held an Eagle Court of Honor for my youngest son, Neil.  Momentous no only for the obvious reason but also it means that all three of my sons achieved this lofty goal.  My heart was touched as friends and family gathered to pay honor to my son.  As I saw leaders who had spent so much of their precious time to mentor my sons and help them to become what they are today.  The moment I watched as Neil was escorted to the Eagles Nest and welcomed by his two older brothers, his friend, and those great men brought tears of joy.  My heart was bursting with gratitude.


Please take a moment and share with me how you are feeling blessed today, for each of you are a blessing in my life.  Your comments cheer me on.  Your friendship is dear to me.  And hearing that there is good in your life will bless my life also.

Thanks you



  • Julierose says:

    Aren't you lucky? what an absolutely adorable little quilt piece…enjoy it…hugs, Julierose

  • Peg - Happy In Quilting says:

    Gorgeous mini quilt and your story is very precious…and yes I am blessed as well

  • Nedra says:

    This is the perfect time of the year Em to stop and pause and remember the Blessings we enjoy. I am grateful each day just to be alive, to have a roof over my head, good food to eat, to live in a free country and to have a family to love. And a little bit of quilting here and there adds icing on top.

  • ipatchandquilt says:

    I am blessed with a fabulous friend who helps me to become more healthy physically and mentally. I am blessed with my wonderful loving cat who just had to sit on my lap the second I sat down on the sofa. I am blessed with caring parents. I am blessed with a job I love to do and a salary that allowes me to buy more fabric if and when I feel like it.
    I am blessed.


  • Needled Mom says:

    Congratulations to Neil. It had to be wonderful to see his brothers there to welcome him into the flock. That is awesome.

    I love that little quilt. That is darling.

    My greatest blessing is my family.

  • hetty says:

    A very heartwarming family story! I love that little quilt. So wonderful to have such caring friends. I am thankful for my health.

  • Dayna says:

    Love that little quilt. It will now go on my bucket list. Today I feel blessed that I still have a job. With hubby unemployed it is scary but at least we are blessed that my job carries insurance. I am blessed that we can still donate each week to the pantry. You have gotten my started….I am just blessed in sooo many ways.

  • Karen says:

    What a sweet little mini. I am blessed to be the wife of an Eagle Scout and the mother of one too! Congrats to your son, I remember my son's ceremony so well and it was 17 years ago.

  • Michele says:

    What a touching post 🙂 That's a sweet mini quilt!

  • Mary Ann says:

    I too have an Eagle Scout and surprised him with a quilt, "The Eagle has Landed" at the court. He also earned 3 Eagle Palms before aging out. He has stayed in his troop as an Assistant Scout Master and recently completed all the tickets to earn his Wood badge as an adult. I am blessed with a great son!

  • audrey says:

    Very sweet gift and lovely occasion for your son! It's wonderful to have days like that. I feel very blessed with my four very healthy, active children and a husband who still loves me after so many years together.:)

  • Purple Pam says:

    Congrats to your son for earning his Eagle Scout. Your friend's gift of the little quilt was so sweet. I am thankful for my family, and my two precious grandchildren. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family,

  • Karen says:

    The little girl in the swing is so sweet. A small treasure.

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