Today I’m thankful for so many things, more than I can list and near the top of the list is my friend Lavohn at the care center.  I am thankful that today she is in Heaven with her husband and other family members and she is no longer suffering.  She can walk and communicate again, two things that have been impossible for the past 5 years.  I told her to say “hi” to Mom and to tell her we miss her.  Lavohn died yesterday at 4:45 pm.

This stray cat is thankful for my warm room above the garage where it has been living for about a month or so now.  Don’t know if it’s a boy or girl, can’t get close enough but it eats, drinks and uses the litter box so I have no complaints.  Guess IT will be spending the winter there.


I am also thankful for the community thanksgiving meal which was held at my church this year.  With 9 dogs under foot, I wasn’t going to attempt cooking so I picked up 2 meals “to go”.  And some of you thought I could cook, too – ha!  No!

This afternoon I’m going to clean up the Gypsy Wife Aftermath on the cutting table—–so I can start something new.


I wonder what that will be? 

21 thoughts on “Thankful

  1. PJ

    Happy Thanksgiving, sorry for the loss of your friend, but you are right she is no longer in pain n in Heaven with loved ones!!! ❤️

  2. Emily

    So sorry for the loss of your friend, but thankful she is in a better place. Looking forward to seeing your new project!

    Take care and enjoy the rest of your day!

  3. Mary Says Sew!

    I’m glad you are thankful for Lavohn’s death as a release from her physical body and her passing to a better place. I’m also thankful your newest cat has upheld his/her end of his/her responsibilities as a garage cat (there are house cats, and barn cats, and garage cats), and so has a home now, too.

    Your church’s community meal is a fantastic idea, especially when you can get meals to go, including pie with whipped cream! So much better than all the cooking, especially with a house full of dogs, cats, and fabric!

    Your photo of the Gypsy Wife leftovers says, “Scrap Vomit” quilt to me….

  4. Kate Schloemer

    Sometimes it’s hard to let go of our live ones and friends when God brings them home. (I lost my husband last year to cancer). But I am so thankful they do not have to suffer anymore. May your friend rest in peace.
    I have to wonder how you manage all the visitors at your your but think how blessed we are for people like you, who care for them. The cat sounds like he has found a good home.
    Surprise us with your next project.. Happy Thanksgiving..

  5. anita fetzer

    We are Thankful for so much this year, but especially for our precious great grandson born on the 24th of Nov. He is of course beautiful . We are in Ohio he is in Oregon. We have Skype. A special baby boy. GOD is good.

  6. Launa

    The town we resided in before moving here had/still has a free community Thanksgiving dinner…open to everyone. People contributed cash and also volunteered to cook, serve, etc.

    My chef is busy in our home kitchen today.

    You were a good friend to Lavohn and the quilt you presented to her was such a nice gift on her birthday last April.

  7. Angie Rowland

    A VERY Blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours. Sometimes it is a blessed event when someone you care so much about is no longer in pain. The AME Church calls a funeral a coming home celebration. I like that.

  8. sandra

    Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving.I enjoy you emails and pictures.I hope,you share some of your Christmas decorations and ideas for Christmas season.I am looking forward to rug weaving.

  9. Diane

    The loss of a friend who has been in pain is bittersweet. We feel good for them to be pain free and in a better place, but we miss them. You were a very good friend and that’s what matters. Good luck with garage kitty; she looks like my Fluffy who lived to be 22!!!!

  10. Carol

    I’m thankful for you, my long distance friend I have never met in person, for your frequent posts, which always put the world and the circle of life in it’s proper perspective .

  11. Rose Mikulski

    Today’s comments were all wonderful and I echo their sentiments. Even though there are a lot of events happening around us that make us sad, there are still good things to remind us that we are blessed. Happy Thanksgiving and I am so glad you were able to pick up a hot meal. I see another scrap vortex with the wonderful Gypsy Wife scraps.

  12. Carol

    Happy Thanksgiving. I am grateful for you. Your posts always bring a smile to my face and joy to my heart and sometimes a tear to my eye.

  13. Jeri Niksich

    Hoping your day ended with a smile at remembering good times, friendships, a full belly and a loved one. Thanks for taking in stray kitty! God Bless you and yours.

  14. Cathy

    My sympathies on the loss of your friend. No matter how much we miss them I don’t think anyone would ask that they come back to suffer the pain they were having. I am sure she is rejoicing in Heaven now.

  15. Lori Gust

    Happy Thanksgiving…My oldest son…I have 2 sons…him and his wife have been trying to have a baby for 13 years…now they are 35 and 36 yrs old… after 3 fertility clinics …..medications …tempurature taken rituals …they quit….they tried and ancient herbal medicine Vitex…didn’t expect anything…paid $8.00 on Amazon for it…they tried to tell me they were pregnant…3 months…she had had alot of early on miscarriages…I just couldn’t comprehend what they were trying to tell me….when it dawned on me it hit me like a Mac truck…she is 4 months pregnant now…I’m so grateful a baby is on the way after 13 years….I’m counting the days….the ultrasound picture is in 1 1/2 weeks cant wait to see it…I’m so grate ful for that baby coming on May 11th…they don’t want to know what it’s going to be…boy or girl I’m counting down the days…It’s truly a miracle…

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      It really is a miracle! I’ve been through all of that and it is heartbreaking- oh, I am so happy for you all! How about pie again?

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