Nov 22nd

Post date: Nov 23, 2016 2:55:51 PM

Dear Son's Chapel Volunteers,

Really feels like fall and yes, had frost on the pumpkin. Know many of you are away for Thanksgiving, but 16 were here a "sit 'n stitch 'n". Did a survey of our turkey feast: 7 will be hosting 48 guests with a home-cooked meal, and validating the lyrics "Over the river and through the woods, To Grandmother's house we go..."; 4 will be going to relatives' homes; 4 will be going to friends' homes; and 1 will be eating OUT! S will prepare a vegan, tofu loaf. T is "coined" as the "Honey-Baked" hostess. And J (17) and N (12) have earned the title, "the hostess with the mostest"! As J said, "We have so much to prepare and cook, but there's nothing we can do today!" P visited, donated a new light-weight, light box, stayed to quilt, and even made cranberry/orange/walnut bar cookies for our lunch treat.

QUILTING NEWS: M returned from her Kansas trip with LOTS of goodies for the Chapel: fabric, printed embroidery pkg., 5 quilting templates, and 2 cute "cheater" printed quilts! Thanks M! Embroidered squares were done by D - (special order, X-stitched) "Sunbonnet babies" and M E - ABC's, bears and transportation! What fine embroidery work on the calico cat and elephant fringe!

Happy THANKSGIVING... May bountiful blessings overflow, filling our cornucopia with fruits of the fall harvest, bestowing health and happiness to family/friends and peace and thanks-giving to all!

R

Ending with a "light-hearted" paradoxical poem... of humor to brighten spirits and "labor of love" preparing the turkey dinner... ,

May your stuffing be tasty,

May your turkey be plump,

May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump

May your yams be delicious,

May your pies take the prize,

May your Thanksgiving dinner... stay off of your thighs!