Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Thankful Thursday

I have so much to be thankful for!

- Our covid tests came back negative!  🙌🎉  Our daughter is on the mend, the grands are hanging in there with some symptoms, but nothing too alarming.  Our son-in-law is still feeling poorly and frustrated that he cannot smell or taste anything, but I am certain he will be turning the corner toward feeling better soon.  I am feeling more confident about the program for Friday night and my Mom is very relieved that she doesn't have to give it.  Whoop! Whoop!

#2 - I received an e-mail yesterday notifying me that I was awarded a portion of my grant request from the local Tourism Board.  It is specifically for promoting and advertising my book.  Plans for a book signing event at the local library are being made.  And this, from the one I didn't expect to get approved!  Go figure...

 - I look forward to a fun-filled weekend celebrating the 60th birthday of a sweet friend on Saturday (this picture is from 10 years ago... sadly, her husband passed away 4 years ago... which is why it is even more important to celebrate the life that she has made on her own) 

We will be gifting her a quilt that I completed in 2020 - A Time for All Seasons.

- and packing some Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes on Sunday.  I am thankful, not only for the opportunity to pack some boxes with our church family, but for the pastor's wife who has stepped in along my side (actually carrying most of the load) to help with the organization of the packing party!

November is naturally a month for an "attitude of gratitude"...

What are you thankful for?

Leave a comment... I'd love to hear from you!

Piece with Thanks,



  1. how exciting about your book, and negative test results. Unfortunately this virus is not like any other and people do not regain sense of smell or taste. There is always hope I guess. what a precious picture at the bottom... connections between people is precious too

  2. Oh, wonderful likes! That quilt looks lovely (and what a fun photo). Congrats on the book!

  3. YIPPEE, Melva! Big huge congrats on being negative and for receiving the grant. How fabulous is that?!! Enjoy your weekend and the celebration. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Congratulations on your book grant and the official book-signing party! Friends are THE BEST!! Glad you're able to celebrate with her on her day. Have a great week!

  5. Congrats on the book grant! You've done such a nice job with these quilt alongs; it'll be fun to see them in print.

  6. So glad you tested negative! And glad your family is mostly on the mend! Finger crossed and prayers for your SIL. Wonderful new about your book! So exciting,!

  7. How awesome to get a grant for your book. Keep celebrating your friend, sometimes being a young widow is really tough. What a gorgeous quilt, and love the turkey runner at the top of the page.