“Women clad in aprons have traditionally prepared the Thanksgiving meal, and
it is within our historical linkage to share our bounty.” EllynAnne Geisel
Thanksgiving is a beautiful time of year...fall is in full swing, the air is getting crisp, families are making plans to spend time together. It gives us a moment to pause and reflect of the things we are grateful for.
What are you grateful for? I am happy that my children are healthy and most days happy. My husband is a good and strong man that keeps me safe and makes me smile. I am pleased that my little quilt shop has become a source of friendship and support. I have what I need.
This time of year also makes the think about other people around me though too. We all have someone in our lives that could use a little extra love. Do you have an elderly neighbor that could use a hug? Is their someone dealing with an illness or grief? Has a new young family moved into your neighborhood, are they trying to feather their nest? What could we do to let them know we care? Sometimes we get stuck in the loop of just keeping ourselves going and we forget that doing a small thing for someone else is just the boost we need ourselves. Do you have a few hours to plan a surprise for one or more of these people?
Have you heard about National Tie One on Day? I know, I know, as many times as I make jokes about beer and tequila you think I am talking about getting sloshed for Thanksgiving and hey, if this is your family tradition, have at it as long as you do it safely. No, I am talking about tying on an apron! Join us on November 15th to sew aprons. We will have fabric sales to get you supplies, snacks and drinks ALL DAY. Drop in for as long as you can between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Bring your machine and if you have a favorite pattern for an apron, bring that too. I even have some pre-printed panels that have aprons already on them – it’s sew easy! We will make as many aprons as you like that day. The only caveat is that you have to promise to use these aprons on National Tie One on Day. The way it works is you make (or buy) some sort of tasty treat – a loaf of bread, some cookies, a pie etc. The day before Thanksgiving, November 21, you wrap said baked goods up in the aprons and deliver the package to one of those people we talked about before. It is a lovely way to pay kindness forward and we could all use a little bit of that. Who wants to play??