Wednesday, 9 May 2012

The Things of Life and Giveaways!


Today we are celebrating and grieving. It's what makes up much of life, isn't it? Finding joy in the grief and being free to grieve even when blessed.


Last night I hit 500 fans on Facebook. WOO! I'm trying to overcome some technical glitches (actually, not glitches, just complete ignorance!) to help the celebrations as we speak. I have convinced my techy Tim to help me out. Hit 'like' at the top of my blog page so you can join in the fun too! It includes releasing my new line of linen pinnies!


We're grieving for our friends who lost their daughter last week. Grieving with friends who are waiting, who are sick, who long for relief or answers.
Evie spent the last weekend (while we were away visiting friends and family) teething, with raging temperatures and vomiting and no sleep. And while we spent lots of time just snuggling together, comforting her, I felt comforted too.


I got an email today from a lovely customer, thanking me for my Drawstring Quilt Pattern, and letting me know she was going to make as many as she could for the emergency disaster shelter where she volunteers. Oh, this made my heart glad! I'm so thankful someone saw my pattern and thought it would fit just perfectly for such a great cause.


And, I'm joining in the lovely Lucy's Fugly Fabric de-stash party. I had so much fun last time, and I made some new friends! I'm giving away this pile of goodies. Some designer (Tanya Wheelan, and the like), some from my local craft shop. ranging from around 1/4yd to a metre (a bit longer than a yd). All given as is.
- Just leave a comment below telling me what you're thankful for this week.
- Followers here and/or on Facebook get another entry. Leave a second comment letting me know.
- Get a third entry by sharing! Let your friends know on Facebook, Twitter, etc, and leave a third comment to say so.
- Then, let the people you love know it. This won't get you another entry, but you should do it anyway. :)

Random.org will choose a winner Monday 14th May, sometime in the morning once the coffee's taken effect. Please make sure I have a way of contacting you! Thanks!

Peace and hope to you this week whether you're in grief or joy,
Jodi. xx


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69 comments:

  1. I am thankful for some very practical things this week. A house, food and clothing. A job. My children. That fabric is lovely, thank you for the change to win it!

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  2. I am thankful this week for my husband who is finally moved and here in Missouri with me after 7 months of living apart. I am thankful that I have gotten 3 calls about interviews for a job, as we have went through my savings trying to make sure we have gas to cook with, heat for the cold weather, and hot water to bathe with in this old farmhouse that we bought.
    I am thankful that all my animals are healthy and bring such joy to my life. I am thankful for a lot of things.

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  3. I am a faithful follower of yours.

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  4. I am thankful for a husband who loves me & our baby. I am thankful for the sweet things he does to remind me of that. I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends who I share my journey with.

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  5. I am thankful for my children. We recently had a baby girl and am so happy and thankful that she is here and healthy.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

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  6. I'm thankful for my supportive and caring husband and an adorable son!

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  7. I don't know what that green print is on top, but it would look very interesting in a project. This week, I am thankful for spring weather finally arriving!

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  8. I follow your blog and liked your page on FB.

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  9. Tweeted - https://twitter.com/hueisei/status/200102128189046785

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  10. so sorry for your friend's loss, can't begin to imagine the pain they must be feeling , there is a hymn we sing at church 'because of you' which is about heaven and having no more tears, suffering pain once we are there. I find the words a comforting thought. xxxxx

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  11. I am thankful you participated in the destash last time too AND that you made some new friends ;)

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  12. I am thankful this week for doctors, for antibiotics. I am thankful that although everyone else here is sick, I am not. I am thankful for spending some lovely, cuddly time with my babies! I hope your week is filled with joy, and that the answers come for those who are waiting for them.

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  13. I am thankful that I have a husband who loves me and my kids and am thankful that I have never had to go through the family court system. I am thankful that all my kiddies are here and healthy!

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  14. I am a follower on facebook and I LOVE your drawstring quilts!! (and all the other amazing things you make too!!)

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  15. I am sorry for your friends loss - we lost our 19 year old son in 2008, the pain never goes

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  17. I'm your newest follower!

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  18. I'm just thankful to be able to do something for children with cancer. I make charity quilts for children with Leukaemia. 4 of the children who received quilts have since passed on. Very very sad.

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  19. I'm thankful for my rotary cutter! (is that so shallow?) it's enabled me to cut a stack of fabric for Sibling Together quilts which is a UK charity, without my cutter it wouldn't be so quick! I'm giving away some 'fugly' too if you fancy...

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  20. I'm thankful I have a job in this recession and that my husband finally got a job after a year out which means life is a little easier on me.

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  21. I am sorry to hear about your friends loss. I will keep her in my prayers and pray that my Father will grant her peace. While I was at school yesterday watching my grandson get an award, I thought about all that he had been through, and how thankful I am to be here to see him become such a fine young man. He was abondoned by his parents when he was a baby and he was given to us by the courts. I know that he still feels hurt by this, but he doesn't let it get him down. He is a blessing to us and we're so thankful that we have him in our life.I am thankful for all the things my Father has blessed me with.

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  22. I am a new follower. Thanks so much for your giveaway.

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  23. I am thankful for my wonderful family.

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  24. I'm thankful for my husband and kids.

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  25. I am a follower of your blog.

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  26. Sorry for your friends who lost their child - I can't imagine that pain! I'm thankful my awesome family, our health, and peace in this country.

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  27. I'm a follower here at your blog. Thanks for a chance to win a nice giveaway!

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  28. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/birdie00000/status/200206346241585152

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  29. I am thankful for every new day that I wake up. The Lord has blessed us in so many ways!

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  30. I'm thankful for all my family and friends!

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  31. I'm thankful that myself and family are healthy (well nearly) happy and have a good job at the moment :)

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  32. I tweeted it https://twitter.com/#!/me0wp00/status/200309073340674048

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  33. I am thankful for the simple things - and for someone this week who reminded me that it's important to try and make the ordinary things feel extra-ordinary. I am thankful that my little girl enjoys the simplicity of our life x

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  34. Hi Jodi! I am now following your blog and love what I have read so far. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. This week, I am thankful for people like you and Maureen Cracknell (whose blog let me discover you), who take time to share with and inspire the rest of us in our own creativity. I can't wait to try out some of your designs :)

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  36. Love your blog! I am thankful for my wonderful loving husband who puts up with my crazy moods and my stitching habits. I'm thankful for my lovely daughter who I am spending a long weekend with. She is my best friend and we have so much fun together. She lifts my spirits. I'm thankful I still have my mom who celebrated her 85th birthday yesterday May 9. Most of all, I'm thankful for a loving and forgiving God.

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  37. I am happily following your blog!

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  38. I am thankful for many things. This morning I'm particularly thankful its Friday and for good coffee. :)

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  39. Also for the gift of life to the full. No matter what the circumstances.

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  40. I am thankful for today. We lost my Mother in love and a dear Aunt last month,within two days of each other, and we miss them terribly. But I am thankful that we still have family and everyone has been supportive through all of the sorrow.

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  41. I'm thankful today (and everyday!) that my daughter has gotten her life back on track, holding down a job and going to school!

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  42. I am thankful for the life which The Lord gave me. I am thankful that I can use a computer, read, and sew. I am thankful for the Family that I love, especially 5 grandnieces that are still little enough to sit in my lap.

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  43. I'm so sorry for your friends' loss. This week, and really every week, I'm so thankful for my wonderful husband and children. They make my life so full and sweet.

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  44. Please put me down as a new follower. :)

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  45. I am so thankful for my husband, children, grandson and parents. I am so lucky to have them all. I am thankful for my life. Thank you for your giveaway.

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  46. I am a new follower. You can find me at www.intheboondocks.blogspot.com

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  47. I am so thankful for my family and my health. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  48. I am a new follower. Losing a child is sooooo hard!

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  49. I am thankful this week for the life of a friend. He had a heart scare that put him in the hospital for a couple of days. The good news, and what I am so thankful for, is that he is home and doing very well.
    Thanks be to God.

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  50. I am thankful this week for the beautiful weather!! I had the chance to spend some fab quality time uotdoors with my children :)
    ...thanks for the giveaway!!
    m.

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  51. I'm thankful I get to spend the summer with my mother!

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  52. I am thankful that for my family and that they are healthy and that although we are not perfect, we love each other and stick by each other!

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  53. I am a follower! thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. I am thankful for my kids. They remind me to laugh.

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  56. I'm thankful for my family. Thanks for the giveaway!

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I so love your comments! I read all of them and reply when I can. If you don't hear back, I'm lost under a mound of scraps or outside jumping on the trampoline with the kids. Jodi. xx