Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

hereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to "recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Comfort quilts

So a few weeks ago there was an accident in the county and a 24 year old was killed and he had a three year old son. The uncle was not dealing the death of his younger brother. I work with the uncle and wanted to help. I asked the person in our quilt guild for a youth quilt. I thought it would help the uncle to be able to give it to his nephew. He loved the idea. Our guild makes these throughout the year.

Here is a detail of the quilting that had been done on it and the label.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday with TDH

So I spent this morning with my TDH.  He was presenting in a Sunday school class and then sang 'The Anchor Holds' before preaching.  He is in the mission field and was asked to present so the church can consider supporting him.  His sister and her family came also and we all went to eat after - Mexican - Yum.  I got home and started cutting 2" squares and pieces to make lots of fabric baskets.  I'm getting the supplies together for sewing on my binding.  Christmas is coming it's just around the corner.