I turned my kitchen into a disaster zone today in preparation for the holidays. While I chopped, boiled, stuffed, fermented, steamed and tasted I was thankful for family and friends. This is our first Thanksgiving in the United States in two years so tonight we are having Pad Thai. Our bigger celebration will be on Saturday to accommodate travel schedules and a multitude of commitments. Our guests will be turkeyed out but not us, we’re pacing ourselves.

I am thankful I developed a passion for fiber arts: knitting, spinning, weaving, dyeing and quilting and have met interesting women around the world with shared interests.

I am thankful I was able to put my loom together without any leftover pieces. I even understand how it works. Now I just have to DO IT!

I am thankful I finished this runner in time to grace the Thanksgiving table.