Friday, November 7, 2008

Loralynn's Thanksgiving Giveaway

Before I get to the giveaway, I wanted you to see the felt biscornu that Loralynn sent me as awhile ago (and I cannot believe I keep forgetting to share it). She had posted a photo of the biscornu on her blog and I thought it was the neatest thing. I love biscornus (biscorni?) anyway but this one was special because it wasn't cross stitched. The design was embroidered on to felt which I thought was really cool. She was sneaky and got my address by telling me she wanted to send me a card. I was so surprised when I opened my "card" to find the biscornu instead.

This is the top. Or maybe it's the bottom. I love the button.

Felt biscornu top

This is the flipside. Look at the pretty beads and perfect chain stitch. I wish mine looked that good!

Biscornu detail

And, here's a blurry picture of the side so you can see how she attached the two pieces.

Felt biscornu bottom

Isn't it great? Thank you so much for the biscornu, Loralynn! I love it!

On to her giveaway . . .

Loralynn is having a Thanksgiving giveaway for a cute apron she made that would be perfect to wear on Turkey Day and a matching potholder. She'll pick a winner on November 12th so go leave her some comments.

I really like her tradition of making a Thanksgiving tree:

The second thing we do is prepare a Thanksgiving tree. It simply consists of an ice bucket and an interesting twig from outside. I added fall colored flowers to the base for interest. We cut out leaf shapes from fall colored cardstock, enough for there to be at least two for each person. I lay these on the table in front of the "tree." Everyone is required...yes, I said write on two leaves, two different things they are thankful for. This has to be done before dinner is served. After dinner, while still at the table, we read what we have written and then hang the leaf on the tree. It was awesome last year! We got everything from "I am thankful for my video games" to "I am thankful to be alive" (my Dad is a heartattack/bypass survivor). If you don't do something like this in your family, you should try it. It costs very little and is a great way to bring the family together while counting our blessings.

And, Anne at Green Jello does something very similar: a gratitude tree.

Great idea, ladies!


Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Oh my goodness! What a cute biscornu! I am totally jealous! But thank you for sharing those beautiful pictures of how pretty yours is. That's awesome that she tricked you like that ... made the surprise even nicer. xxoo

Elizabeth said...

That biscornu is so adorably sweet, and Loralynn's workmanship is meticulous!

Kathy - mom of many said...

Hi Patty,
I've only looked at a few of your felt creations, and other craftiness here and, oh my, you are talented. I will be back to see and read more. I also do cross stitch, though haven't lately. I can embroider too, but I haven't done much of that lately. My family keeps me busy with many other things. I've been sewing lately, but I have a needlepoint Christmas stocking I need to work on for one of my daughters. She's been asking me to do it for several years. Thanks for all the links you have on your blog for great tutorials.