Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sew Grateful Week Plan + Button

Thank you all for the lovely, lovely comments on my birthday dress! I am so thrilled with it and it was so wonderful to read all the comments!

Guess what is coming up next week?  The second Sew Grateful Week--February 2012 edition!   If you missed the first Sew Grateful Week, it goes something like this....

This is the week to show your thankfulness for our wonderful sewing community and people in your life that support your love of sewing!  The idea is to use 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 to showcase that project on your blog during the Sew Grateful Week.  Haven't received any material sewing items lately?  That doesn't matter --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?
This time around, I've put together a little schedule (no worries--it has lots of flexibility).  I'll be showcasing everyone's Sew Grateful post during the week on my blog...so if you want to be included just make sure that you do your own blog post on whichever aspect you choose by the following dates:

  • Host a giveaway: post by Monday, February 6th
  • Create a tutorials or offer up a pattern: post by Tuesday, February 7th
  • Write a reflection post (on what your 'sew grateful' for): post by Wednesday, February 8th
  • Finish a sewing project: post by Saturday, February 11th
Just mention the 'Sew Grateful Week' in your blog post and email me that you've done one (myhappysewingplace@googlemail.com) OR you can leave a comment on my blog as I frequently check the comments.

I'll be showcasing everyone's giveaways, tutorials/patterns, reflection posts and projects on the following day on the My Happy Sewing Place blog! No worries if you miss one of those dates but still want to be included.  I'll be doing a final catch-all post at the end of the week.

Does that make sense?

Copy the code below for the Sew Grateful Week banner:



YAY! I am so excited!  Let me know if you plan on playing along this next week...

26 comments:

  1. Hi Debi ! I LOVE your birthday dress ! I will be hosting a give away on Monday 6th Feb ove on my blog in recognition on the generosity of the sewing community ! K xx

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  2. I will be hosting a giveaway on Monday. It's going to be a for a sewing pattern. :)

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  3. I'm in!! I'm early on the giveaway, but I guess I'll have to do another!

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  4. I am planning to make some lingerie, thanks to one of the books I got for Christmas called "Sweet nothings".

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  5. I still haven't won anything in a giveaway but that's okay, I'm grateful to the sewing community in so many other ways. I've been wanting to host my own giveaway but I was waiting until I had more readers. This is a great way to get one rolling! Thanks so much - this should be fun!

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  6. what a great idea! i'm going to jump on the giveaway bandwagon. anybody want some '70s plaid polyester? hmmmm. maybe i'll go with a pattern instead.

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  7. I'm in. I've been planning a give-away, so I'll try to have it ready for Monday. Otherwise, I'll participate in some other category. I'm a new follower to your blog- I love it and I'm a big fan of vintage fashion- especially for children!

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  8. I've got the button up already and I'm looking forward to it!

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  9. Fab ! Im posting the button soon and on the 6Feb I will add an extra prize to my valentines giveaway specially for sew grateful week

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  10. So I'm a bit late to the game for all this (I've been bad about keeping up with my feed reader lately! :p), but I am hoping to participate! Haven't decided exactly what yet (sewing project or musings), but I'm excited to! Thanks so much for hosting this--it's a fantastic idea!

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  11. What a wonderful idea! I've installed the button already and it is a great opportunity to tackle a few UFOs in my blog dashboard and my life in general. Thank you debi, we are all grateful to you :)

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  12. Great idea! I plan to take part but not quite decided how yet :)

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  13. Hi Debi! I'm going to be hosting a giveaway on my blog, which I will post tomorrow.

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  14. Debi, just posted a lovely book giveaway today !

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  15. I have just found your blog and I think this is a great idea. I'm new to sewing blogging but I'll try to participate in this project in the way I can.

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  16. I have just posted a petite giveaway

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  17. My giveaway is posted here: http://misscrayolacreepy.blogspot.com/2012/02/sew-grateful-giveaway.html

    Thanks for doing this, Debi!

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  18. Thanks for doing this, Debi! I've just posted my giveaway, in honor of my mom, who got me started sewing. http://cationdesigns.blogspot.com/2012/02/sew-grateful-week-giveaway.html

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  19. I'm joining in too! I'll be blogging on Tuesday about the people that support me in my whimsical makery. Thanks for encouraging me to reflect on this! Jx

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  20. I just managed to squeeze in a Monday giveaway too. I hope I made the deadline! http://moonmunkie.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/sew-thankful-giveaway/

    Jx

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    1. jemmachan and Mrs Fifield are the same person. Sorry. I'm not used to using Blogger.

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    2. I just did my post about people I'm grateful for too, because I'm all tied up tomorrow. http://moonmunkie.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/sleepless-in-suffolk/

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  21. Happy Sew Grateful Week, Debi!

    I have been so wrapped up in a blogging class that I am taking that I missed writing a giveaway post! No worries though; I will just save it for the next time that you do this; I hope there will be a next time!

    If all goes according to plan, I will have a finished project to blog about on Saturday; I am going to make something in the Liberty of London book that I got for Christmas. I received some lovely Tana Lawn as well, so I'll see what I can whip up!

    xo, Anita

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  22. I'm late to the game but I'll be posting a giveaway tonight!

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  23. I'm extra EXTRA late for the party, but I've posted a link and a giveaway on my blog here: http://anothersewingscientist.blogspot.com/2012/02/sew-grateful-giveaway.html

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

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