Monday, November 22, 2010

Fallen Leaves of Thankfulness - A Tutorial:

Here in America, we will be celebrating
Thanksgiving this week. Most stories of
Thanksgiving history start with the harvest
celebration of the Pilgrims and the Indians
that took place in the Autumn of 1621.

Through the years, this tradition continues
as a day for families and friends to gather,
spending time together, with each person
reflecting on their blessings both big and

The fallen leaves in my yards have
woven such a beautiful carpet of color
over the still dark green grass. These
remnants of the fading season have
had me pondering on a bit of creative
inspiration that I think helps to capture
the true spirit of the upcoming holiday.

1. Select a fallen leaf. Choose one that is
in good condition and mostly dry.

2. Using a pencil and a piece of heavy card-stock,
trace the outline of the leaf. Cut out the tracing.

3. Select additional pieces of heavy card-stock in
autumn colors. Use the leaf template to trace an
outline on to the colored papers.

4. Cut the traced leaves from the color papers.

5. Finally, place one leaf or several and a pen
or pencil at each place at the table. Then ask
dinner guests to write what they are thankful for,
have them share their heartfelt sentiments before
the meal.

And from the bottom of my heart...
Thank you, dear friends, for visiting this
humble blog, sharing your thoughts and
comments. I am grateful beyond measure.

Happy Thanksgiving to each and everyone!


Jane LaFazio said...

a lovely simple idea for thanksgiving dinner...or really any time! thankful for you, dear Tracie!

Leslie said...

This is a terrific idea Tracie! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely idea; we all have so much for which to be thankful and yet often let the moment go. Happy thanksgiving (I guess I missed it). I think a post of thankfulness might cure a lot of UK whinges!

dewatobay said...

Thank YOU.

Suzana said...

Hi Tracie,
I discovered your blog through the free ebook on clothpaperscissors site, and have featured a post on this - along with a link to your site - on my own blog.
Thank you for your wonderful creative inspiration - I love the idea of including nature in our creations!