Here in the U.S. of A, we have just finished Thanksgiving. And yet gratitude should not disappear with the turning of a calendar day. And since I was to tired (and busy) to write this on actual Thanksgiving, I will do so now.
- Thankful to have family down here, for one thing. Having people we love around us is so important. I wish I had thought to grab a picture of my grandmother with York the Owl. She’s taking my tutorial Owl (Gloucester) home with her and her excitement helped make my Thanksgiving.
- Thankful for the awesome food. And I slept through the turkey part! (Told you I was tired. Staying up for 24 hours after working three 12-hour nightshifts in a row does that to a person). So thankful for leftovers too!
- I’m thankful for some relief in the hand tendinitis… and for the appropriate braces to use if it should flare up again.
- I’m thankful to have 5 nights off now after having worked three nights in a row prior to Thanksgiving. Hope to catch up on some crafting.
- Thankful for the rekindling of my interest in cross stitch. It gives my hands a good break when crochet and knitting just tires my hands out too much.
- Thankful for the Indie 2015 Gift-Along and 80Skeins, who featured my platypus design on her blog along with other designs in her post Lovable Weirdos. Check out her designs here. Like all the other designers taking part in the Indie 2015 Gift-Along, her patterns are 25% off with code giftalong2015 from November 19th @ 8pm (US-EST) through November 27th @ 11:59pm (US-EST).
- I’m thankful for my friends the Bakery Bears, whose Episode 38 (not yet available on their YouTube channel, but will be), got me in the mood for Christmas by making me think of Christmas music that I love. Listening to my favorite soundtrack, Scrooge, from the 1970 movie with Albert Finney. And if you haven’t seen that version of Christmas Carol, you are missing out. Go. Find it. Watch it now.
- Thankful for having the energy to be creative. I’ve been sapped of energy lately and it’s been affecting my ability to design. But I’ve broken through a wall for one of the designs I’m working on now and I’m so excited. It’s thinking a little outside my normal box… though you may find the technique similar to what I did in a different pattern; chew on that one, those of you trying to guess what I’m designing!
- I’m thankful for my testers and my friends who are so supportive of my patterns. And you know who you are. Thank you.
So not a typical post, guys, but it is a post and it’s somewhat design related! What are you thankful for?