Minis in My Sewing Space

Quilty Thankful Thursday #27

Linky Party, Thankful Thursday

Late last year, I agreed to enter into a private mini swap with Renee @Quilts of a Feather. OK, to be honest, Renee asked if I would do a private mini swap with her and I freaked out: she makes such amazingly detailed swap items and I told her I felt like there was no way I could make anything nice enough in return. But then I made Life: Ups and Downs and just shipped it off randomly to her, and she considered that I had agreed to take part in the swap. This week I got the most amazing mini quilt from Renee in the mail. She named the mini “She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not” and I highly encourage you to click on the quilt name link and visit Renee’s site to get more details on the quilt. Today, I am just so grateful that I have this beautiful quilt to look at every day! 🙂

Also, this is my 400th blog post. Wow, I am so thankful for you for following along on this adventure with me!


Finally, in closing, I just want to chat a bit about this link up. I have really been enjoying writing a gratitude post once a week, but I can totally understand it is not something you would write a dedicated post to link up for every Thursday. However, if during the course of writing a post for a week you find that you are thankful or grateful for something (your husband for giving you some time alone in the sewing room, your seam ripper for being so darn handy, a bit of happy mail you received from a swap partner, or a giveaway that you won), be sure to mention it in your post and link up!

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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  • Beautiful quilt as always by renee
    Am I thankful today ? I’ll tell you when I return from my slimming class . I anticipate I won’t be. However I am thankful I got my two modern quilt ireland bee blocks done . Yours are next !

  • Congrats on 400 posts, my goodness that’s a lot of posts! I just hit 100 a couple posts ago (didn’t even notice when it happened!) That’s such a beautiful mini quilt, Renee is absolutely one of those quilters who knocks it out of the park with everything she does.

  • I’ve been very interested in your personal swap.

    Today, I have to be thankful for every person I’ve ever met, because in a small way, they’ve helped me become who I am.

    I am working on a proper thankful post, but I think it will take me a few weeks to say it properly.

  • Well I’m thankful you like it so much! But more so that I’ve made such a strong connection with someone in the family, and such an awesome quilty friend! :-*

  • Wow, what incredible quilting, just beautiful. And I was too late to link up properly this week, but I half linked up anyway! Another thing I thought after previous comments was that even if you don’t get lots of properly ‘thankful’ link ups, you do still get lots of comments usually where people are thinking about things for which they are thankful. So maybe not quite as successful as ideally you’d like yet from a linking point of view, but if you measure your success more by how you’re making people think more about the good things in their life for the week – pretty good measure of success I’d say – then it does look much more successful.

  • Yvonne, I saw Renee’s post with this quilt and knew you must have been so thrilled over your new quilt.
    Congratulations on your 400th post… that is quite an accomplishment!
    Your Quilty Thankful Thursday has made me more aware of expressing gratitude in my posts, even when I don’t have a new one to add to your linky. I hope to participate more often too!

  • The fun in swaps is not the comparisons (her sewing is better than mine and mine will not be nice enough) but the difference – the pleasure in receiving something out of your own style, made by another crafty pair of hands, and in trying to adjust your own style to suit the other’s tastes. I think you and Renee are both talented.

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