Sunday, November 29, 2009

Quilting Bee #33


This beautiful quilt by Wendy

Good morning all!! How wonderful to find you at my cabin door again..I love it when you join me on Mondays!! It is a bit nippy here and I have the fire going nicely! I do love a wood fire. I have another Sullivan family treat for today..homemade donuts. We make them every year..those delicious homemade old fashions with just a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon. I have sugared, dipped and sprinkled all morning. There are plain, powdered sugared, chocolate covered, maple and white frosted, sprinkles, nuts, filled with lemon, raspberry, cherry and custard. I have laid out some delicious oranges..navels and delicious tangerines and some yummy grapes, red and green. Yogurt of course and granola if you would like. Coffee..yup have Kona and hot tea and I added some chai too. I have racked a quilt full of gifts today. Please pull up a chair and join me.

I had the joy this week of popping around folks blogs and reading what they are thankful for. Most of us are thankful for our families and things that went well this year, health and happiness. The normal things..good blessed things. It made me smile to read about folks getting good results on medical tests, new jobs, new babies. Blessings small and large. I also stopped to think about those who have been through a deeply painful year, full of loss and illness, financial disasters and humbling falls, mental illness and pain..plain and simply...pain.

I spent a great deal of time this year laughing so hard I blew coffee out my nose. I also spent many early mornings with tears streaming down my face, so deeply touched by what is written here in these blogs..so much pain, love, tenderness, caring, crowning victories and devastating loss. I have mourned, hugged, commiserated, sobbed, laughed till it hurt, giggled, snorted, been deeply touched by and with so many of you. So today I would like to tell you that I am thankful for having found every one of you here. You amaze me..you do.. every single one of you. That you would allow me to be a part of your life just never fails to amaze me!! How blessed am I!!??

One of my greatest joys this year has been these Quilting Bees. I have been overjoyed and humbled weekly that you come back and by what you share here. By the fact that anything I have to say reaches you in some way. Weekly it touches my heart that you come back and speak with your wonderful voices here. Share deeply of yourselves, connect and give of yourselves. Amazing..you are!! Thank you for allowing me to share with you..it has made me stretch and grow in so many ways..you have my undying gratitude.
This duck has become a swan and is loving her beautiful new wings! Thank you for allowing me to be brave, stretch them and fly every Monday!

So here on the very last day of November I am want you to know how deeply thankful I am for your friendships, support, encouragement, hugs, shoulders, tears, caring, laughs, coffee through the nose, comments, emails & love. So rather than use my soap box today..I will simply say to each and every one of you...

Namaste
I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you which is of love and truth, of light and of peace.
When you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me,
we are one.
I bow to you.

Would you like to share what you have found here on the blogs to be thankful for this year? I am most surely thankful for you...Namaste, Sarah

16 comments:

cinner said...

This is a beautiful post. The main thing for me that I am thankful for the friendships and getting to know others. I am thankful for the kindness shown. I have found a place where there is no judging, where we all have similarities and yet can be so different. Blogland has made me realize that there are many good people in the world. I am thankful for all the kind and kindred souls I have met.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Namaste, Sarah, you lovely woman, you!

Sheila said...

~Enthusiastically applauding and a BIG, STANDING 'O'!!!! (wiping maple frosting from the corners of my mouth - mmmm! YUM!) Well said, Sarah! Wish I'd said it. Thank YOU for inviting us each Monday, feeding us SOOOO well with your yummy 'treats' of wisdom, insight and SOUL! (beyond the lovely table you set out for the start of the week)

Dede said...

I am so thankful for all of my blogger buddies! We always seem to be here for each other. No matter the time of day, never any judgment of one another. I have only found wonderful caring friends here in blog land. I am thankful for each and every one of them!

(((HUGS)))

Daria said...

Sarah its a joy to visit your site. You're an amazing lady.

TechnoBabe said...

I like the way you have a peacefulness on your blog that you share with all who read it. There is a serenity that is almost audible.
When I first started blogging I had no idea that people would be kind and generous in blogland and I have found so many lovely human beings who blog.

clairedulalune said...

Aww Sarah, how lovely! I remember your first comment on my blog! I was unwell and you liked my lighthouse pictures and I was so chuffed! I was amazed at your blog and fantastic artwork and you words were so heart warming real and true, I just had to follow you!How glad I was you found me! Then, I was a winner in one of your givaways of beloved witchy kitty! (she says hello!)I Cried when i heard I won Sarah! You bring so much joy through your posts and encouraging comments! You truly are Queen of the blogs, especially in my eyes!! (((Huge swishy hugs!))

Yarrow said...

This is such a lovely post, I'm glad I dropped by today, as I've missed so many lately.

I'm very grateful for the community of bloggers that I've found. Some have become real life friends and some have taught me many life lessons. There are days when I've been humbled by the strength and dignity of what I've read and at the same time found strength of my own, inspired by others.

So thank you to Sarah and many others, for being real and for being you :)

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Ahhh, dear Sarah - the pleasure has been all mine. I so look forward to visiting you here - you are always so welcoming, wise, generous and caring - a wonderful example for us all.

I, too, am so grateful for the friends I have made here in the blogosphere. I have to admit it was a big surprise to me to discover how quickly and strongly bonds could be forged.

Thank you again for your Monday morning hospitality . . . I send you cyber hugs! ((((HUGS))))

Sophia said...

What a beautiful post. Wow. Totally moved me. Hope you had a good Monday.

Sherry Byrum said...

Namaste to you too dear friend! I have enjoyed the Quilting Bee all year. I try to read your blog every day and if I miss it I always do a catch up. You are a beautiful spirit and it is my honor to call you friend.
Lots of love
Sherry

lisaschaos said...

It is amazing how we touch each other through our blogs. I feel I know some so well!

I'm all in for homemade donuts! Yummy!

Joanna Jenkins said...

I an thankful I found YOU Sarah and I am thankful I now have two pieces of your beautiful artwork hanging in my home. I think of you every time I look at them.

This was a wonderful post. I enjoy your quilting bees so much. And as for the donuts..... Dang, today started my "no carbs" diet. But they sound grand!

xo

Holly said...

Here's what I'm thankful for...not saying just you for a change, because you know that...

When I read the comments, I see so many familiar and loved names, and I realize that we have formed a web of relationship because of what we leave for others to read. Some of these names found you through my blog; some of these names found me through your blog. So interconnected.

It shows us that life is really about all being connected and Namaste' as you have written.

But, Cinner may have said it best for me...when she talked about the blogging world being a place with no judging.

And, I believe that of all of it, this one thing I am most thankful for the most.

Oh, and you...but you already knew that.

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