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Quilty Thankful Thursday #19

Yesterday was officially the date to have blocks for Miss A and Mr. L shipped, but if you are still working on blocks, please let me know and send them my way as soon as you can. I am hoping to be able to share the blocks with the kids in mid-May. I am so excited about how many contributions I have already received, and I love seeing where the blocks have come from. This community makes me so profoundly grateful. Thank you.

Power of Community

Power of Community

I am thankful that I found my favorite needle for whip-stitching. I thought I had lost it, but it turns out that it was hiding in sight (I must have been really tired when I started looking for it on Tuesday afternoon).


And I am thankful that I was able to help a friend this week who needed some support. I am glad to be part of a community and to be able to give my time and efforts to help make a difference in other people’s 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 http://www.instagram.com/quiltingjetgirl). 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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Quilty Thankful Thursday

16 thoughts on “Quilty Thankful Thursday #19

  1. sally says:

    Ha, I frequently lose my needle and find it later in the most obvious place too! What a brilliant map, and great you could help someone out this week, I know it’s supposed to be altruistic but it always makes you feel good so really it kind of isn’t, or so I always find anyway! This week I’ve been enjoying making a few goodies to send out to friends around the world, and that’s felt really good, making things that I know will end up so far flung.

    1. The map is one of my favorite parts of the whole project. 🙂 I am glad I could help to some friends; it is nice to be part of something bigger than myself occasionally.

  2. Audrey says:

    I finally made it to the post office on Monday! If you haven’t received blocks from me yet, you should be getting them very very soon. 🙂

    1. Awesome and thank you! I will let you know when I get them (but I am out of town for a few days, so don’t worry).

  3. Terri Ann says:

    I love that you have a favorite whip stitch needle. Maybe that’s why I dread hand stitching bindings, cause I don’t have a needle I love. I think it’s such a neat story when a quilt comes together with bits and pieces from other people’s collections of fabrics, experiences sewing and places in the world! How lucky are we that something like this CAN happen let alone that it DOES?

    1. I feel so lucky and blessed to be part of this big community! Haha, I was *so* sad when I thought I had lost that needle!

  4. Yay! Yvonne… I have your box ready and it is shipping on Saturday! I have ONE more block to make (my L block) for this! I get paid tomorrow so that is why I am shipping Saturday. :o) I REALLY can’t wait to see this all come together! These are going to be memorable quilts beyond!

    1. Thank you so very much!

  5. A needle seems like such a small thing, but I totally agree that I have my favorite for binding and no other needle will do.

    1. I was so sad when I thought it was gone, and I am so glad to have found it! I might need to figure out what type it is before it really does go away…

  6. Lara B. says:

    How fun that you put it into a map Yvonne! I bet the kids will enjoy seeing that.
    I love that you have a favorite needle for whip stitching. And that you reach out to help friends! I think you are a part of things bigger than yourself a lot more than occasionally.

    1. Thanks – I have been trying to be more community involved this past year.

  7. Jasmine says:

    Today I am especially grateful for my family, even when they keep me super busy. 🙂 I also have favorite needles for bindings. Luckily I have a whole pack.

    1. I need to figure out what type of needle this is so that I can get a backup pack, too.

  8. Vera says:

    I hope you receive my envelope soon. I’ll be happy to represent Europe in your map 🙂

    1. I will let you know when I do! I am so excited to be able to add in a few more international markers soon. 🙂 thank you so much!

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