Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Canadian Thanksgiving and Celebrating the Harvest

It's Thanksgiving in Canada this coming weekend (October 12th)
so I thought I'd start off this post with my Thanksgiving quilt.
The poem embroidered on the pictures is by Ralph Waldo Emerson and goes like this:

"For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends . . ."

We thank Thee.

We were able to spend last weekend in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia,
about 4 hours' drive from home.
The area is rich with vineyards and wineries and the grape harvest was being celebrated.
Here are pictures of some of the vineyards:

Grapes being loaded into boxes before being made into wine.
And some local fall colour.
Check out the pumpkins on the roof!
Aren't these guys great?
I loved all these old tractors.
Did you know that in Canada, squashes grow on trees?
Wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Love the quilt and the saying.
    I have been looking at sayings myself.
    I want to find one that inspires me to quilt around it.


  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you too from one Canadian to another (well, a transplant!) Love the pumpkins!