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Quilty Thankful Thursday #15

I recently came across an article called 20 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are that made me feel profoundly thankful and grateful for many aspects of my life. I want to share a couple of them with you today, because I know they will resonate with this community. :)

#4. You have time to do something you enjoy. [Hello quilting!]

#14. You have a space of your own. It doesn’t even have to be a home or apartment (but that’s great if it is). All you need is a room, a corner, a desk, where you can create or rest at your discretion; where you govern who gets to be part of your weird little world, and to what capacity. It’s one of the few controls we can actually exert. [Thank you for being a part of my quilting world, I am glad you are here!]

#16. You’re interested in something. [Yes, definitely quilting!]

#18. You’re working toward a goal. Even if you’re exhausted and it feels miles away, you have a dream for yourself, however vague and malleable. [Hello WiPs!]

#19. But you’re not uncompromisingly set on anything for your future. Some of the happiest and best adjusted people are the ones who can make any situation an ideal, who are too immersed in the moment to intricately plan and decidedly commit to any one specific outcome. [Does anyone else read this and think it means it is ok to buy more fabric or start a new project? Because that is exactly what it is making me think about…]

Enjoy Where We Are

Thank you for taking a pause with me each week to find the grace and gratitude for what quilting adds to our lives.

What are YOU thankful for this week? Here’s how to link up (link up open for 48 hours on Thursday and Friday US Pacific time):

  1. Link up any blog post the past week that discusses something that you are thankful for, no matter how big or small (Did you win a giveaway? Did your seam ripper save the day? Did a friend do something simple and kind that made your day?).
  2. To link an Instagram photo, click the Instagram icon at the bottom of the link-up screen, and use the URL of your IG feed as the link (for example, my URL is Please hashtag #QuiltyThankfulThursday.
  3. If you are linking to a blog post, please link back here to my blog somewhere in your post.
  4. Comment on at least a few of the other Thankful Thursday links, either IG or blog—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!

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11 thoughts on “Quilty Thankful Thursday #15

  1. Wonderful points! I am so grateful to have found so much joy in quilting and being part of this community :)

  2. pbarretthill says:

    Thank you for the reminder and yes I am doing better than I thought, lol! Have a lovely Thursday ☺

  3. bkringel says:

    This is wonderful and yes on that last one. Definitely!

  4. Jan O says:

    Thanks for the sentiment and the link. I’m definitely doing OK and enjoying my life right now. Thanks for the thought-provoking post.

  5. Renee says:

    I enjoyed reading the lists of signs, and it’s nice to have a reminded that things are going well! I totally agree with the points you made here, and the one “a place of your own” made me realize MY place is my corner of my sewing room–which is why I get really grumpy when other people clutter it up, especially the cutting table.

  6. Thank you for sharing that link, Yvonne. A lot of days I have trouble keeping things in perspective and seeing how well I’m actually doing. This was an excellent reminder!

  7. kittywilkin says:

    Oh no! I read that last one and thought “I’m doomed!” since I struggle so much with flexibility in the moment, and I very often have an end goal in mind. I’m an intricate planner. Maybe this means that I need to take a chill pill and try improv? Maybe even that shudder-worthy activity where you blindly pull random squares out of bag and sew them together? I’m not sure I can…

    But on the plus side, I am interested in many things!! and I love to quilt and sew, and even with my crazy busy life, I find little pockets of time to quilt. <3 Life is good. ps. I LOVE Calvin and Hobbes. Love love LOVE.

  8. Jasmine says:

    I love all the thought provoking posts you have. :D I’m doing great! And today I am especially grateful for Panda’s very first soccer game. (Totally hilarious, by the way.)

  9. I needed this read and am saving it for future… this is amazing. We all need those reminders and I agree with you about #19, I feel like I now have justified how much fabric I buy is not an issue! haha. It’s always nice to remember or be reminded of how much we do rather than what we don’t.

  10. Sarah Goer says:

    Thanks for linking to a great article. Love your quilting commentary on it. :-)

  11. sally says:

    Very good points! Perfect for a Thankful Thursday and I’ll go read the article now, hopefully I’m doing better than I think too!

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)