Monday, December 6, 2021

T Stands For Thanksgiving


I want to begin by thanking all of you who left kind words about my recent mishap.  You have NO idea how your words have cheered me, even though I can only sit at my computer for about 10 minutes before my lower back screams at  me and I must lie on my back until the pain eases.  Trust me, though.  I feel SO much better today than when it happened last Thursday evening. 

Over the four days of Thanksgiving holiday, I ate my heart out.  I attended three dinners and prepared one of my own.  I had intended to share the meal I prepared, but something was wrong with the settings on the new to me camera, and I accidentally created a videotape instead of still photos.  No way to recreate the meal, either.  

BTW, for those of you who are curious, my wonderful camera which isn't working properly at the moment, is a Nikon Cool Pix 820 and the one Scott gave me is a Nikon Cool Pix 840.  Marginally better with a greater zoom and more options.  

One place I DID get great shots was when I visited a friend and her husband who invited me for a Thanksgiving celebration on Friday.

I was so impressed by this wall quilt my host created,

I couldn't stop taking photos of it.  Doesn't this look like autumn to you?

But I was quickly distracted when my host showed me this beauty and where she spends most of her time.

After I talked to her, she even came out to join us, something my host said was quite rare for her.

Before we sat to eat, I had to admire this incredible quilt my host had made.  This was larger and not a wall quilt.  She had others, too, but it was time to make our way to the table.

There was all kinds of food, including duck, which I wouldn't eat if my life depended on it.

There was also ham, but there were enough veggies, salads, and dessert that I certainly didn't go hungry.  And you can see there was water for everyone, too.

Now I've shared my drink of the week, please share your favorite drink and we'll be by to visit.  Remember the rules are simple.  A drink, any drink can be represented by art (digital, hybrid, or traditional), a cup, mug, teapot, etc.  Maybe you'll share a scrapbook page, or a favorite movie or book that focuses on a drink.  And drinks don't have to be water, coffee, or tea.  You can always go off the grid and drink something we may not have heard of.  All you have to do is link below (direct links only, please), so we can visit you, too.  And Bleubeard wants to remind you that your photos or scans can be taken at any time, not just on Tuesday or not even this year.



26 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

I am glad you got plenty to eat over thanksgiving, nice to be invited by friends. The quilts your friend made are fabulous! I hope your pains continue to get less, look after yourself. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

Mae Travels said...

Eating more than one Thanksgiving dinner would be very challenging! Too bad your photography did not provide any images to share. It's good to hear you are recovering from your fall, and I hope the improvement speeds up!

Thanks for your comment on my blog.

best... mae at

kathyinozarks said...

Congrats on your new camera. and I enjoyed seeing the quilts and the kitty-they know when you are an animal lover-hugs
Glad you were able to get out for Thanksgiving dinners too-that's always nice.
and am happy to ready you are feeling a better now too after your fall Happy T hugs

Lisca said...

Congrats on your new camera. I-m sure the problem with the video will be solved soon.You can always take stills from the video to post them on the blog.
I enjoyed seeing your Thanksgiving photos. That quilt is exquisite. She is a wonderful quilter.
The cat is a beauty, and intelligent too as he/she knew that you were a cat lover.
The meal looks lovely. I don't think I would have eaten the ham either. (whispers)It doesn't look like ham to me. To be honest.
I'm glad you are feeling a bit better. Please take care.
Wishing you a happy T-Day,

My name is Erika. said...

I'm glad to hear your back is improving. I hope it is back to normal ASAP. It looks like you had a wonderful day after Thanksgiving meal. I can see the water on the table. And you are right about those quilts. They are gorgeous. I am always impressed when someone can sew nice corners and even squares (because I can't). I'm glad you shared those. It sounds like you a fun Thanksgiving weekend, and made a new friend too. Have a super T day my friend. (Oh and thanks for the holiday card. I forgot to write that on your earlier post. I will be sharing at a later date.) Hugs-Erika

Kate Yetter said...

Oh, I am sorry to hear about your back, Elizabeth. I hope you are feeling relief from the pain soon.
The meal looks delicious and a beautiful quilt made by your host.
Glad you were able to get a new camera. The pictures came out very clear.
Happy Tea Day,

Jeanie said...

I'm so sorry you are still in such pain -- that's one heck of a fall. I hope you can take something to help ease it (or use cold or heat or whatever works to help. I love all those quilts and it looks like a wonderful time. And I love your four-legged co-host!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and very inviting post.x

Cloudia said...

Keep healing!

Iris Flavia said...

Yay for such friends - your host sure is very creative and has a cute companion. And the cam seems to work much better - as hopefully your back.
A scary thought. Our stairs are very steep to the cellar. When I needed my bike I took it to the bedroom instead of the cellar over the nights.
Not that this helps you now! Keep healing. When I´m in back pain I use Finalgon, helps pretty good, it works with heat.

Helen said...

I hope your back continues to improve, and you can sit for longer without pain. Nice of people to invite you for Thanksgiving meals; those quilts are certainly beautiful.

Empire of the Cat said...

Sorry to hear that you injured yourself. I have some back issues and frequently have to lie on the floor so I know how that can be. Love the quilts and the kitty. If you have the video, you can always take screengrabs from that and get your photos that way :) Happy T Day Elle/EOTC xx

Jackie McGuinness said...

Love those quilts. My mother quilted but it is something I never got into. Which is fine, I have enough hobbies!

Nancy Chan said...

So wonderful to be intended for a Thanksgiving meal. Beautiful wall quilt. That is a comfortable place for the cat. Duck and ham is my favourite.

CJ Kennedy said...

I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better. The quilts are gorgeous and I have those same chairs in my dining room! Obviously, the kitty recognized a fellow cat lover. How nice to be able to share a meal with friends. It all sounds delicious and looks so pretty on the table. Happy T Day

Spyder said...

wow what a great festing time you've had! The quilts are lovely! Hoping you are feeling a lot better now. ((Lyn)) Happy Tuesday!

Tom said...

...I had a Coolpix B600 that I loved until it got too wet one day!

Rita said...

Looks like a great meal. Love the kitty pillow spot. :)

Barbara said...

YourThanksgiving quilt maker host is incredible. The quilts are beautiful!the Kitty was a treat to see as well.looks to be the colors of a Siamese.Thanks for your nice comment on my wet felting piece. It was, indeed, labor intensive! I think I used too much roving and may try it again with easier instructions.

Debra said...

I loved this post-the quilts are so beautiful. I'm so sorry you are not feeling well. I hope you see improvement everyday. You will be in my prayers. Loved your soap post-you are one busy person!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Elizabeth; I've been out of sorts, I didn't know you were having some back issues; I hope whatever "alez ewe" as da tabbies say, soon goes a way and your on the road to recovery ~~~~~ ♥♥

sealpoint ?? she's gorgeous ~~ ☺☺

magiceye said...

You must be a cat whisperer! Glad you are recovering fast. Godspeed recovery.

Olde Dame Holly said...

What a pretty kitty and the quilting is just divine. I hate to say, I have had duck. I didn't know it was duck, and I was saying "This is the most delicious chicken I've ever had!" I did that with quail and lamb, too. I guess everything DOES taste like chicken, ha ha. I hope your back continues on the mend.

DVArtist said...

That is a lovely looking meal. so nice to go to a friends house for TG.

Divers and Sundry said...

What a feast!

I had my T Tuesday post scheduled but ended up helping one of my kids with a dental issue and didn't get to my computer all day :( FB and Twitter I can access on my phone; Blogger not so much :(

Meggymay said...

It seems like you had a lovely Thanksgiving visits with friends, the meals must have been delicious and. The quilt looks beautiful and I love how it was displayed.
Sorry for the late visit.
Yvonne xx