Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope everyone has had a wonderful year so far! 

 I started the Spring off with an eye injury. It was a puncture in the cornea at the edge of the pupil.  I still haven't got back to hand sewing but I did pick up a crochet hook again and have been working on projects all year. Yarn is much easier to see than 50 wt thread!

 Spring brought alot of beautiful babies to our woods and the farm! She has twin fawns but the other one had already stepped into the woods.

Summer really brought some super hot temperatures here in North Georgia. Poor pup is melted! 

Summer also brought me a tick bite and Rocky Mountain Spotted fever and a reaction to the antibiotic for it.  I am still dealing with the effects of that and I didn't get to spend much time outside this year. Please if you get a tick bite, even if it looks fine and no rash, still go to the doctor and get tested. I was bit on a Wednesday and I was in full fledge RMSF by that Friday at 2:00 pm. I had to spend most of the summer indoors enjoying my house plants, crocheting, watching birds and very busy with my Etsy shop and my 1930's Block of the Month program and trying to heal. 

 Summer Tanager!

I did make it to the hay field a few times with the hubby just to drive the truck around and I still managed to wind up with a small fractured rib. I've never had a fracture before. They only hurt when you laugh, sneeze or cough lol! It is getting much better though. 

This was our Courthouse on Veterans Day. I love our town.

Autumn has brought me back to Crochet and work in the ETSY shop.  I am still having issues with a tinsy tiny spot of scar tissue in my eye that makes it really difficult to hand sew.....

  Or do Crewel work.
 I gave up on this piece. Maybe I'll visit it next year and finish it before Christmas 2020.

Riley, Preacher and Missy have been my constant companions this year. Sometimes I go days without seeing another person other than hubby. 

I have been getting alot of fun kits ready for Black Friday for the Etsy shop. And our 1930's Block of the Month is going really well.

Even though this has been a challenging year health wise, I have so very,very much to be thankful for! 

“My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.” - Oliver Sacks

I hope all of you have had a wonderful year so far! I've missed connecting with my blog friends! Happy Thanksgiving! 
Much love!


  1. Jan I hope you had a great Thanksgiving...This year wasn't very kind to you! May 2020 be the best year yet!!! Happy Thanksgiving

  2. Thank you Cathy! Hope you had a wonderful day! Thank you for stopping by! xoxo

  3. Hi Jan, Sounds like you have had some very trying times with your health. Hopefully it all will heal fast and clear up for you so you'll feel better, and be able to do things you enjoy. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thank you so much! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving too! Thank you for stopping by! xoxoxoxo

  4. This is a beautiful post! (all the pictures; love them!!!)
    So sorry to hear (read) of all your health trials this year! My goodness woman, you have been through it, and to speak with such grace in spite of it all! You are my hero!
    A belated Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I pray for you that next year will be all that you want and need it to be.
    Keep up your positive attitude, it will get you far!

  5. Thank you so much Claudia for your kind words and prayers! I am feeling better and hopefully can get back to blogging more often. I go back to the doctor in January for the RMSfever. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Thank you so much for stopping by! Hugs! xoxoxo

  6. Wow, Jan, it was so nice to look down my list of favorite blogs and see a post from you!! I think about you often but thought maybe you had gone the way of so many bloggers to FB and Instagram!! Sorry to hear about all the health stuff you have gone through this year but glad to hear you are healing and happy!! May you continue to be blessed during this holiday season and may Christmas bring you all the love and peace you desire!!

  7. Hi kris - thank you so much for your kind words. I have missed all my bloggie friends. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! And a safe, healthy and Happy new Year. xoxoxox Jan

  8. I thought of you the other day Jan and wondered if you had given up the blog. I see on FB so I know you are still around but sorry to hear you've had a very challenging year with several serious issues to deal with. How is your DH doing? Crochet or knitting is good for the soul for sure. I'm not doing any hand sewing either - always wanting to get back to EPP but just no time between the cross stitch, needlepoint, knitting which I do the most and very little rug hooking these days. Hope you have a marvelous magical Christmas season - Mel

  9. So good to hear from you Mel. Hope you are doing well. Sounds like you stay really busy! Hubby is doing pretty good. Thank you for the well wishes. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas ! Hugs! xoxo jan

  10. Hi Jan, i am new to your blog and website but not new to epp. Currently I am working on a Christmas wreath for next year using 1/2" hexies, I found a picture on pinterest and am putting my own spin on it. I have made two Sue Daley trees also using 1/2" hexies, one is all snowmen and the other is cardnials . One is for my daughter and one for my sister. I have been using the flat back stitch and love it, it took me sometime to get use to holding the papers side by side instead of right sides together but I found that if I put a piece of scotch tap on the right side of the fabric it holds the pieces in place with just enough give so I can stitch but not through the tape. Since a friend showed me this is how she does it my stitches do not show on the top at all. Enjoy the holiday season even if it is very different this year we need to make the best of it. Merry Christmas

  11. The farm looks like a lot of work. How were you able to cope with being sick and handling the farm knowing that the work on a farm never stops?

    1. We have downsized some as we age and Hubby does 99 percent of the work! He loves it. Thanks for stopping by.


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