As you may know, the last few weeks have been very busy around the picnic. I’ve finished crocheting all the little details for the story section of The Big Acorn Race, and now I’m getting ready to start photographing all the dioramas later this week. Yep, that’s how I’ll be spending Thanksgiving. But don’t feel too bad for me — you know I’ll be having fun! And I have a lot to be thankful for this year.
I am so thankful for the opportunity to create this book. I’m thankful for Hodge and Podge and all their friends. I’m thankful for my own imagination and creativity, which keeps me entertained and active every day. I’m thankful for my husband and family and friends, who have listened to me, supported me, and given me valuable direction over the years. I am also very, very thankful for each of you. There really wouldn’t be a Squirrel Picnic without you. Thank you all for stopping by, offering your ideas, suggestions, and encouragement, and inspiring me to design fun and playful things for us all to share.
Speaking of designing fun things. I wanted to give you a present to help you celebrate Thanksgiving. Even if you are not in the U.S. you can use this as a reminder to be grateful for all the big and little blessings in your life. It’s an image of crocheted acorns that you can save as your wall paper on your desktop or mobile phone. I crocheted each of these acorns on my commute to and from work over the past few weeks. They are so fun and easy to make.
These acorns will be part of a big giveaway with The Big Acorn Race when it is released in March. I’ll keep you posted on this as we get closer to the date, of course. In the meantime, grab a thankful acorn image for yourself and take time this holiday season to remember everything you have to be grateful for.
November 21, 2015 at 3:44 pm
You have a big heart indeed!! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ Your acorns are on my phone already! 🙂 😉
November 21, 2015 at 3:49 pm
I’m so excited that you put the acorns on your phone. How cool! Thank you! Thank you! Big hugs to you, Tajana. ❤ ❤ 🙂
November 21, 2015 at 3:50 pm
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November 21, 2015 at 7:55 pm
My goodness! You’ve crocheted more acorns than my oak tree made the old fashioned way this year! You really pour your heart and soul into everything you do, and it shows in the amazing results! Happy Thanksgiving, and best of luck with the book project!
November 21, 2015 at 8:33 pm
Aw, thanks, Bill! That’s so sweet of you. I know you do the same with your blog. I can always tell that you are having a blast and loving every minute of it. That always makes your blog a pleasure (and a hoot!) to read. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving to you and your clan!
November 21, 2015 at 9:18 pm
Happy Thanksgiving! You are so right, if you want to turn a day in something more positive, then it helps a lot turn your focus to gratitude. You can always find something to feel grateful for your live, health, food, water, warm house – these are simple things that we should not forget. And now I also have your acorns, thank you for the pictures and the reminder!
November 22, 2015 at 3:55 pm
You’re so welcome, Karin. I am glad you are enjoying the acorn pictures and reminder. I really enjoyed reading your thoughtful comment. It’s so true. Life just feels a bit nicer when you focus on what you have instead of what you don’t. Lots of hugs to you!
November 22, 2015 at 1:10 am
Happy Thanksgiving and YES!!! we have SO MUCH to be grateful for. 😀
November 22, 2015 at 3:52 pm
Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you are having a fantastic summer. I was thinking of you the other day and imagining you enjoying the sunshine. 🙂
November 22, 2015 at 3:56 pm
yes! The weather is beautiful here. My garden is ablaze with native fuchsias and birds enjoying the nectar.
November 22, 2015 at 3:59 pm
That sounds so lovely! Thanks for painting that beautiful image for me.
November 22, 2015 at 3:48 pm
This is so so so nice 🙂
November 22, 2015 at 3:51 pm
Thanks, Patricia! It is my pleasure. 🙂
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