Well, it is the day after Thanksgiving, that day when so many people shop and refer to this holiday as Black Friday. Me, I am not a shopper but did get out and go to my favorite shop in the world today. Material Girl Quilt Shop in Centralia MO is a wonderful experience so I was excited to go there today. I found some beautiful material that I just finished creating a pattern for that I saw a picture of and decided I could make a variation of. Oh, my goodness, I am not sure I am going to be able to give this one away. Sorry Shawna! It is going to be made out of batik material and I can’t wait to finish it and post pictures pre-quilted and post quilted because Jan Forsee is amazing always with her quilting ideas for me.
And then because my husband doesn’t like leftovers and we cooked over 35 pounds of meat for his family’s thanksgiving dinner, I decided today to make some food and freeze it and take it to our local sheltered workshop that serves vulnerable adults in our community and gives them employment opportunities. So we have turkey and noodles as well as turkey and stuffing frozen tonight for them. I have almost a weeks worth of food for somewhere between 40-60 employees that eat at Kingdom Projects Inc. We are trying to make our workshop more profitable and if I can help feed them for at least one meal, I am happy. If you are interested in helping out, contact me and I can help you make contact with them.
This year instead of focusing on what I was thankful for, I decided to focus on the giving part. I even talked to the children in our church about the importance of giving, even if it was just a hug to their parents. So I have been trying to do more giving this month and it really makes me happy to see little things become so important to others. I think I will continue to do this for the rest of the year and it may become my New Year’s Resolution. I like it to be random and very few people to know about it. Some times, it may just be as simple as a smile at someone who looks like they really need it, slipping a little present to someone or maybe making a meal for Kingdom Projects when I find myself with extra food.
So from our family, we are giving all of you a big hug today and may your life be a little brighter.