|Plum Street Samplers Turkey Love|
stitched on 32ct Vintage Sand
using DMC floss
The date of 1578 is the one on which Martin Frobisher celebrated the first Canadian Thanksgiving. He had been trying to find a northern passage to the Orient. Although he didn't succeed, he established a settlement in Northern America and on this date he celebrated the first Thanksgiving for a safe passage, in what is now known as Newfoundland. Other settlers carried on the tradition. In the year 1879, Canadian Parliament officially declared a national day of Thanksgiving "to thank almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada had been blessed". The holiday is now celebrated on the second Monday in October.
Having finished up Turkey Love, I decided to get started on some small finishes for autumn and Halloween. The first one I pulled out of my stash I went with. I love this one and didn't have to look any further. It's Threadwork Primitives Enchanted Crow Pinkeep.
I'm very close to a finish on this one so it won't be long before I have my second finish for fall. I've pulled several other charts for another start including some freebies that I'd saved as well. Clarisse has been watching my progress all morning!
I'm using Lakeside Linen Sand for Enchanted Crow and have enough remaining for another 3 or 4 small stitches so I'll go ahead and use this up. It's a great colour for fall stitches although in this picture it's a little washed out from the flash.
This week my youngest granddaughter, Summer, started school. She has been waiting for this for the past year and is more than ready. In Quebec the rules are different for the age at which you can start school. You must be 4 at the start of the school year instead of by the end of December which is the rule elsewhere. Since she was only 4 last November she had to wait another year to start whereas in Ontario she would have started last September. She loved it and is excited at all the new friends she's made! My son posted this pic on fb of her arrival at school the first day.
Now I'm off to grab a quick bite before heading to my first session in applique quilting. My friends Thea and Shirley are going to be running this every Friday afternoon. It should be a lot of fun!
Have a great weekend everyone.