Sunday, November 13, 2011

Won't you join me in being Sew Grateful?

One of the things I really love about the online sewing community is how generous everyone is! There are so many giveaways, tutorials, sew-alongs, pattern and fabric swaps.  I thought it would be great to have a little challenge to show our gratitude for these things.  Hence, the 'Sew Grateful Challenge'.  As you may know, Thanksgiving is in two weeks in the United States (Nov. 24th).  It's a great holiday for celebrating and remembering to be thankful for everything we have and for our community of friends and family.

The Sew Grateful Challenge
Join me in using an item of fabric, pattern, book or other item that was given to you in a giveaway or as a present from a family member or friend and showcase your project on your blog during the week of November 21st.  This is a great time to get around to using that amazing pattern you won in a giveaway, or that lovely fabric someone gave you--even those buttons or special notions that you've received! Haven't received any material sewing items lately?  That doesn't matter either--we can be sew grateful for the time people put into organising sew-alongs, tutorials, etc.  Why not jump in and participate in that sew-along you missed or make something from that tutorial you've been thinking about?  Even if you don't get around to finishing a project, maybe spend some time blogging about what you're grateful for in relation to your hobby and the sewing community?
 


Feel free to grab the button and let me know if you'll be participating! I'd love to do a highlights post at the end of the week!

Readers, I don't know if I say it often enough but I really am so thankful for all of your support and lovely comments every week! Thank you so much!!

22 comments:

  1. Debi - what a fabulous idea !!! I am SO IN (do you know how I get the button on my blog ?). Like you I am AMAZED at the generosity of fellow seamstresses, pretty much on a daily basis. And not just with physical things but also with comments, support and helpful tips when you get stuck. A sewing blog is often like an oracle - ask and you will receive. BTW YOU give to me every time I read your blog ! So, THANK YOU !!! xxx

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  2. awww... thanks Kirsty! To get the button...just copy the code and then go into 'Design' from your dashboard. From there you 'Add a gadget' and then select 'Html/javascript' from the list of gadgets you can add. Then you can add a title or just leave the title blank and paste the code into the 'content' section of that pop-up box. Then you can preview and save and it should show up wherever you've put it (you can put in a sidebar or the bottom of your blog--depending on how your blog layout is). Hope that makes sense?

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  3. Oh, what a gorgeous idea! Love it!!! I'm so joining in, what fun! :-) (This idea just makes me go 'sqeee!' with happiness, yay!)

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  4. Got the button, count me in. There are so many things to be thankful for, mmm, just what to choose?

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  5. What a great idea. I have a few items I've made this year that were the result of a giveaway. And sew-alongs are an amazing gift from talented people. I'm in! Button's is going on my blog STAT!

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  6. debi, awesomeness. I'll be participating, both using giveaway goodies and FINALLY completing my pay it forward from oh, ten months ago. the utter shame of it.

    this is SUCH a great idea!!

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  7. I love this idea, Debi! I will be spreading the word on this too. Thank you for all that you do!

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  8. Debi, this is such a lovely idea! I will try my best to have a project to post during this week. There is so much that I am thankful for within the online sewing community.

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  9. What I great idea, count me in...

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  10. Count me in! I just recieved a copy of Vintage Notions in a giveaway and there are so many beautful things to make from that book!

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  11. I normally just read, but this is such a lovely idea that I had to comment! I knew instantly what I'm going to do for my post, and I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with :)

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  12. Such a great idea, count me in! Button is on the blog, now to decide what to make!

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  13. What a wonderful idea! I just put the button on my blog and I have the perfect thing to make... now I just need the time before the 24th. LOL.

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  14. Yes! What great timing, I've got just the right project. I'm in!

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  15. Wonderful idea. I won a giveaway on Tilly's blog several months ago for some Sublime Stitching embroidery patterns. I've stitched one of them up, but I haven't taken the time to post about it. You've given me the perfect excuse to make it happen next week. Thanks!

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  16. Debi, I love this idea! I'm totally doing something that I'm sew grateful about next week!

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  17. What a lovely idea! I'll be participating :)

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  18. Love this idea. Just having trouble with putting your button up on my blog, though.

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  19. This is fantastic, Debi! Of course, I'm reading about it just a few days ahead of Thanksgiving, but will definitely post about being grateful this week :)

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  20. Thanks for the invitation! Most of all,I am so grateful for my hbby's support in understanding that time that I spend sewing. He does everything he can to make it pleasurable, comfortable and easy for me to sew. For instance, he ran to Staples the other day and bought hang tags for me so I can label my fabric yardages. I couldn't ask for more, and it never goes unnoticed!!! What a keeper!

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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