Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Here we are, at the beginning of another holiday season.  For those of us who have lost loved ones, it is often bittersweet.  I want to tell you how thankful I am to have been given the opportunity to meet to many of you, to share in workshops and meet at festivals, to work with you at events for the Alliance for American Quilts, to laugh and be silly with you.
My cherished memories of family carry me through the sadness of missing those that are gone.
I am so grateful for my own family.  I'm pretty sure I married the coolest guy on the planet.
And, it goes without saying that I have the most awesome daughters.  What's a mother to say?!
My family-in-law is the best a woman could wish for.
My friends.  There are no words.
I'm thankful for my health.
I'm thankful that I have the gift of time.
Everything else that I have been able to do flows from these things.

My late parents


my beloved late sister
My grandmother, the seamstress and quilt maker

My uncle Ralph, whom I lost this year.
He walked me down the aisle in 1982.
Who ARE these kids?!
Thankfully, I've been married to this guy for 29 years as of 11/27.

A father-in-law with a sense of humor that never disappoints!
 THE most loving mother-in-law a woman could ask for...

and three daughters that mean everything to me.

Same girls, a few years later.....

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.


  1. Great photos, Leslie! Thanks for the reminder about what is important. Have a great thanksgiving and happy anniversary!

  2. What a fantastic Thanksgiving post, Leslie. I wish you the best holiday season possible, and hereby challenge you to a virtual pumpkin pie eating contest tomorrow!

  3. The love shows through - thanks for sharing - and the humor. What great girls you have!

  4. Thanks, everyone. I hope each and everyone of you has a joyful Thanksgiving, surrounded by people you love.

  5. Thanks for sharing your family photos - they are priceless. You are very blessed. I followed over from the Interweave webpage. I'm glad I did.
    ~ Sandra


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