Thursday, November 25, 2010

A very happy amigurumi Thanksgiving to you

Today we're celebrating Thanksgiving Japanese style. No, we're not having sushi and saki. Instead, we celebrate a vertible smorgasborg of amigurumi. Let's start with an absolutely adorable Indian maiden and her papoose.

Indian Maiden
Now let's add some happy pilgrims. They should be happy because those Indians saved their hungry butts. These look like very well fed pilgrims... they must be my ancestors. :-)
Portly Pilgrims
What's for dinner? No matter what you want to make for your big meal, amigurumi offers a complete menu of culinary options.

Veggie Platter

The Ultimate Turkey



Apple Pie

Coffee and Tea

Pumpkin Pie
What's missing? Candied sweet potatoes, but I don't like them anyway. And my grandmother's Tidewater Creamed Onions, the main reason I show up for Thanksgiving every year (not true, but those onions are just delicious).

I'll end by telling you two things for which I am grateful. First, I am thankful that my beloved boyfriend, Tom, was born into this world 56 years ago today. Happy birthday, honey - I'm so glad you're here.

Tom cooking Thanksgiving dinner - 2008
And second, I am thankful for YOU. Thank you for showing up and reading my missives no matter how long or silly. I am so grateful to join you in this ultimate online knit-a-long. Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends - and my British one, too.  :-)



  1. and Cheers to you also, Julie!
    I also am grateful for this site andmy hope and prayer as I type this 'Morning After Thanksgiving" is that others will find this
    'ample oasis' on the net.

    Keep up the good work.
    And Feliz Cumpleanos, Tom!

  2. Julie, I love you blog altho this is the first time I have commented. Your knitting is wonderful - love you Thanksgiving items. So clever. Please keep posting - it is a joy to read eachc day.
    (Moments in Time)

  3. Doris, thank you so much for reading and writing - I'm glad to know you're out there and enjoying the blog, too. Thanks!

    And Teresa, thank you for being the very first one to find me and for being my on-going support through knitting projects both big and small.

  4. Julie,
    The amigurumi is delightful. I haven't seen it before. Thanks for sharing!

    Hope your Christmas knitting is going well. I wanted to do some yarn shopping today, but the stores were so full I gave up. Maybe next week.

    Happy Birthday, Tom!

  5. And don't forget your Canadian readers too - I'm absolutely sure I'm not the only one!