Power of Community

Quilty Thankful Thursday #19

Linky Party, Thankful Thursday

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


  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

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