Friday, November 16, 2012

We Gather Together ~ A Sisterhood

We Gather Together
is the theme for Beverly's Pink Saturday Blog Party this week. 
I'm sure Beverly had Thanksgiving in mind when she planned her theme list and it was my intention to post about my plans for our traditional family gathering on Thanksgiving Day. And I have included our plans in this post.
However I want to share news about another gathering I've been chosen to be part of. To gather is the bringing together in one place or group; accumulate; to collect by picking; are a few of Webster's definitions for the word gather. Perfect for the theme of gathering together for Thanksgiving and magically perfect for the invitation I received this week from Marcia at The Shop Around The Corner to be the next recipient of the Traveling Susan Apron. She picked me to join the sisterhood group. I'm honored and excited to gather together with the sisterhood in sharing the magic of the apron.
The apron was made by Susan at My Mother's Apron Strings. Susan is a special lady who not only posts a lot of delicious recipes she also makes aprons and gives one away every month!  Yes, you read that right, every month she gives away one of her beautiful aprons!
Now, way back in the month of March I believe it was, Meggie from Meggie On The Prairie won Susan's apron give away. Meggie felt that the apron held some magical qualities and she wanted to share its magic with her friends and so she began The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Susan Apron. Please stop by to visit these special ladies and read their stories about the apron.  The apron is scheduled to reach me in time for my Thanksgiving cooking. I will share pictures of the apron and my story in future posts. If you want to see pictures now and if you would like to check out some great recipes click on my sister's links.
We will be gathering at my brother's home with his family and some family friends on Thanksgiving Day. We ( my daughter and I) will be bringing a few traditional dishes to add to the turkey and vegetables. I make a potato filling and we bake a few pies, this year we'll be making pecan and pumpkin pies. One other thing I love to make for our gathering is a favor for each guest. This year I made match box favors pictured below. Each decorated box contains a set of mini Thanksgiving sentiment cards and (of course) a piece of  chocolate. The boxes could sit at each place setting or they can be used as napkin holders. I'll let my sister-in-law make the decision when we set the table.

The turkey graphic is from the Graphics Fairy and the sentiment cards are from
Visit Beverly at How Sweet The Sound
Happy Pink Saturday!
And wishing you all a  gathering of love (mixed with a bit of magic) on Thanksgiving Day!


  1. hi! i was wondering where you have been. nice post her and great linking ideas with more creative ones.

    have a nice time this weekend and for thanksgiving, too.

  2. I can just imagine the magic the apron will bring you--each time it travels, it brings me the magic of friendship and sisterhood, XOXO

  3. Savour your time with the apron,it was quite an emotional time for me.
    Jane xxx

  4. Sounds alike there will be plenty good eats and great family fun.

    1. I love your story of the traveling apron, and your party favors are wonderful! Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Thanksgiving too. ~Marti

  5. Oh wow, these are so beautiful, Linda! and I adore the story about the traveling apron!!! It is amazing!!! XO Cindy

  6. I am so happy you are joining the sisterhood! You are the sweetest! Enjoy your weekend! You've got lots of fun ahead!

  7. These are just beautiful.
    Have a happy Thanksgiving & Happy Pink Saturday too.
    xo Tami

  8. Traveling apron sounds exciting and fun.
    iHeart PINK
    Have a lovely Saturday. Come and see me when you get a chance.

  9. Welcome to the Sisterhood! The apron is magical and I know you will enjoy it! Love your sweet matchboxes!
    hugs, Linda
    Sister #8

  10. Hi, Linda! Thank you for popping over to see me and my little addition.

    Yes, the traveling apron does sound wonderful! You know everything made and given with Love certainly has magic - don't you agree?

    I adore your Thanksgiving match box favors...they are so delightful and fun! Won't everyone be happy to see them!

    I wish you and your family a very, very Happy Thanksgiving.

    Until next time my friend, I send Blessings for every area of your Life,
    Marianne xo

    P.S. Have I told you that I like your celtic music very much.

  11. Hi Linda, love your apron intro, and crazy about those gorgeous matchboxes of yours. What a kind gesture to bring those along for your Thanksgiving gathering. I know everyone will love them.
    Sorry I had not stopped by sooner, but I took a little computer break this weekend to finish up a few goodies that needed to be mailed, including the apron. It is now officially on its way.
    Save me some pecan pie (my favorite). ;)
    Thanksgiving blessings to you and yours, my friend.

  12. What a great idea and a beautiful apron too. Love your beautiful sentiment cards too!

  13. Hi Linda, How fun that you have the apron now and I know you will have so much fun. I just love your darling matchbox favors. What a grand idea!! You are so creative. Everyone will just love them.
    Wishing you a very special Thanksgiving and blessings always.
    Hugs, CM

  14. Linda,

    I am so thankful for you and your friendship!

    Wishing you the most joyous and blessed of Thanksgivings!

    Have a wonderful day!

  15. You made everything so special! The apron is working it's magic! Sweet hugs!


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