" Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving,
and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms." Psalms 95:2
We are celebrating Thanksgiving in the states this Thursday. It is a national holiday here, with most offices and schools closed. Although colonists celebrated a harvest in 1621 with native Americans, it was later that the Continental Congress established an official day of giving thanks on September 28, 1789 to honor that first Thanksgiving celebration. Then President George Washington issued a proclamation naming Thursday November 26, 1789 as a "Day of Publick Thanksgivin" . Then during the Civil War, President proclaimed that Thanksgiving be a national holiday celebrated every November. I got this info off the web. I know Canada had their Thanksgiving last month, and I am not sure who else celebrates a holiday like this, but be sure and let me know if your country does this.
I am thankful this year that we have some of our family here; our son. This is the first time since 2013 that we have had any family with us. My mother was still with us and she would come for our dinner and to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with us. It was always a tradition to watch that as we prepared the feast, and then to watch games after!
I missed TSFT last week for two reasons. One, I was finishing up our Falliday Fest Challenges at SplitcoastStampers, and I was cleaning house for company. I should clean more often so it wouldn't be such a chore. One big project is getting my craft room presentable! LOL
Here is a photo of some of the 19 projects I did for Falliday Fest.
Here is a close up of a Treasure Journal I made. We were to make the cover from a greeting card. My cover was from an Easter card that my secret sister sent me last year.
|I added a fabric flower and ribbon to the edge.|
|I made a pocket on one page with part of another greeting card.|
|I used an envelope made of handmade paper for one on the pages, so automatic pocket.|
|This is backside of music paper; I used leger paper here to make a pocket. The yellow is back side of some scrap paper. I added a doily and decorated with stickers.|
|I paper clipped this shut, but underneath, I made a stack a note. the right side is poems out of another book that I bought at a garage sale several years ago.|
|Showing panel opened with stack a note|
|This shows next to last page of my Treasure Journal. The left is back of the poetry page. Also, the other side of the envelope. And, I included the signed page from the greeting card from my secret sis.|
|The last page of my journal. I added a note page that someone sent in a card, and I made a back pocket on the back page of my journal, for a journaling card.|
|on left is a pockt with a tag, on the right I made a whole page pocket with the leger paper and music paper on the back. Journal page inside.|
|and last my tea for TSFT with back of center page of my journal.|
I hope you enjoyed seeing my 5x7 mini treasure journal with Greeting card cover. 26 pages counting the front and back cover.
I have had problems with Blogger today, so hope this publishes correctly. I also, hope all in the U.S. have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thanks to all of you for stopping by for TSFT. Be sure and stop over at Elizabeth & Bleubeard's at Altered Book Lover to check out the other participants in this tea party.