So, to help us focus on this day, we read books like The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh and Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin as well as Samuel Eaton's Day, Sarah Morton's Day and Tapenum's Day by Kate Waters. We also paint ceramic figures of pilgrims that I glazed years ago so that we could wash them off and repaint every year. Our church has a worship service on Thanksgiving morning and then feasting together in the afternoon and evening. On either Friday or Saturday we have individual family feasts and celebrating and then gather together on the other day again for a talent show, cooking contest and shared meal. Then our Sunday worship service again reinforces our giving of thanks to our gracious triune God.
But to help focus on giving thanks for our many blessings in our home, we have the Thanksgiving wallhanging.
This was such a simple and quick wallhanging to make. I just zig-zag stitched the large shapes onto a square of flannel without even putting in any batting. Then it was a quick job to sew on the binding.
This year I'm starting a notebook in which I will glue all the apples, pumpkins and leaves from this year as well as some we still have from previous years. It should become a precious blessings journal.
Because of all God's many blessings, I