Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What Are You Thankful For?

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next Thursday? For those of you that are less familiar with Thanksgiving, here is a little back story. The event that Americans commonly call the "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated by some of the first colonists to give thanks to God for guiding them safely to the New World. The first Thanksgiving feast lasted three days - can you imagine planning to cook that much food for three days?! The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating "thanksgivings"—days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought.

My question for all of you is, what are you most thankful for? Comment on my post below and share with everyone the things you are thankful for. To show my appreciation to all of you for sharing your thoughts with me, I'll randomly select 3 responders who will receive our Shabby Fabrics Exclusive Bountiful Harvest Table Runner and Bountiful Harvest Wall Hanging patterns.   We also have kits available for both the table runner and the wallhanging.

Warm Regards,
 
Jen
 

 

32 comments:

  1. I am thankful for the privilege of caring for my Mom, who has dementia, she turns 90 on Friday. I am thankful for my husband who is so supportive, despite us now living in a place where jobs in his field are not found, but he agreed to the move anyway. I am thankful for how God cares for our needs - we are so blessed.

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  2. PS These are beautiful autumn quilts. Hope you and your family have a wonderful day together at Thanksgiving.

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  3. I am thankful that I have a job - that allows me to keep a roof over our heads, food on our table, and enough to share with others...and my sewing machine of coarse :) thanks for a chance to win - laurie

    llsbaskets@comcast.net

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  4. I am thankful for God's grace. I am thankful for my family, my friends, my job and the daily blessings I find in my life.

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  5. What lovely patterns. I especially love the table runner (it's the pumpkins!). I'm thankful that I have a wonderful family and that they are all healthy. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  6. I am thankful for a Savior that loved me enough to die for me. I am also so very thankful for my family and our health.

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  7. God blessing in that my kids and grandkids will be home to celebrate! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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  8. I'm thankful for a good job, a nice house and for my family.

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  9. I'm so thankful that my children, who didn't always get along well growing up, now have a loving and supportive relationship with one another! I'm also thankful for Skype so we can all talk to my son in Germany!!

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  10. I am thankful to have my grown children making a life for themselves. They are both finishing school and work and support themselves. My son has tourettes so I am so proud of him. Life has been challenging for him. My daughter lived in a home where the goal was to help the child with tourettes and she developed a love to help people. Now she works at the veterans hospital. I consider myself blessed to have my kids nearby and that they are striving to do well in these difficult times. Thank you for the chance to win. I always admire your patterns.

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  11. I am thankful for my Lord and Savior and knowing I will see my oldest daughter again one day in Heaven. Amber went to meet Jesus two years ago. I am thankful for every day that I had with her.
    I am also thankful for my youngest daughter and husband.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  12. I am thankful for God's salvation through Jesus Christ, my family, our health, my Bible, and friends! Thank you for this beautiful giveaway!

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  13. I am thankful for my family nearby, a job that keeps me hopping, a husband that is creative, and friends who love me no matter what!
    Sandy A

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  14. I am thankful for my wonderful husband and family. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  15. I am most thankful for a loving God. He has also given me a wonderful husband and a life that I never thought I would have. I'm also thankful for my children and grandchildren.

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  16. Hello Jen!
    I'm so THANKFUL for the Lord above who loves us with an everlasting Love!

    BLESSED HOLIDAYS TO ALL!

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  17. I have so many blessings it is hard to know where to start! I am thankful for my Lord and Savior, Jesus - I am thankful for my loving husband, our daughters, our grand-darlings and for the grand-darling that we just learned will be arriving next july - I am thankful for my wonderful girlfriends, one of whom is my sister, we've shared many years, laughs and tears together - I am thankful for my church family - i am thankful for my love of sewing, whether it be hand embroidery, counted cross-stitch, sewing garments or quilts, holding a needle & thread brings a calmness to my day - is calmness a word??? hmmmm . . .
    Jen, the wallhanging is pretty and the tablerunner is fabulous! thank you for sponsoring this generous giveaway. May you and yours enjoy a blessed Thanksgiving!
    Thank you, Cindy

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  18. I am thankful for my husband who is patient and kind despite all the crazy things I do like signing up to help organize a group to sew 650 stockings for a local non-profit. He is patient despite fabric overflowing in my sewing room and the desk being covered with stocking templates and more fabric. I am so thankful he has been mine for over 26 years! The patterns are beautiful by the way. K-

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  19. I am thankful that my year long stuggle to loose weight is nearly coming to an end.

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  20. My family is at the top of my list but I'm also grateful for my home. I grew up in a military family which meant frequent moves. I never felt as if I really belonged anywhere. Now I have the roots in a community that I always wanted.

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  21. We've experienced a very challenging year with my husband's health and I'm very thankful that he's getting better. I equally thankful for my daughter and her family who have been here for us unconditionally.

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  22. I am so very thankful for my healthy and happy family-- my amazing and supportive husband, my two incredibly energetic little boys, and all four of our cuddly (and one not-so-cuddly) cats. Every day is truly a blessing! :)

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  23. I am most thankful for my family - we have recently experienced a tragedy which has brought us closer to each other and we realize how important we are for one another.

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  24. I'm thankful for my family. For my two girls and for my angel watching over us from above. Most of all my husband who continues to love and support us each and every day.

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  25. I have so much to be thankful for. A wonderful family and husband, a job, being close to all my grandchildren, still having my mother in my life, and my grandson with Alexander's disease is still doing well. There is much more, but I will end it for now.

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  26. I am very thankful that my two children have reached adulthood and are still alive ... things could have gone either way at one time for both of them. And I am thankful to have discovered quilting, a great boon to my sanity.

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  27. I am thankful for all the blessings which surround me. And I just bought a house which I love! Thank you Universe!

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  28. I am thankful for all the special lessons I have learned..that God watches over all and that the most important things in life are not things--but your family and friends and the beauty all around us. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday!

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  29. I have been blessed in so many ways, it's difficult to list them all! Thank you, Lord, for my husband, two daughters, and two granddaughters. I am thankful for my home and my wonderful quilt room -- it is my favoriate place to be!

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  30. I'm thankful my daughters are happy, and that we can afford the gas to go visit them! :-)

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  31. i am thankful to be a 7 year survior of breast cancer, that all my family members have been safe from it and that we are together in spirit and love though we must be far and away from each other.

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  32. There is just so much to be thankful for! First I'm thankful that I'm a Christian and that the Lord loved me enough to save me. I've been given the best family ever! My husband is the best dad for our crew here! He helped homeschool for 17 years; I couldn't have managed without him. Now we are closing in on our retirement years, and it will be great to have him around all the time! I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful and your Christmas season will be blessed.

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