Giveaway, Life


I am deeply grateful for many things, including you for taking the time to read and interact with me on my blog. I am going to be taking a bit of a blog writing break this week to spend some quality time with my husband. We have started a lovely “staycation” together quite well: Saturday night we walked to dinner and a movie, Sunday we experienced rare enjoyment and delight at rain and rainbows, and I have an inkling we’ll be sleeping in each morning a bit more than normal.

During this time, I will be focusing on pattern writing (I started a lot of balls rolling and I will have 6 patterns releasing between now and mid March!), and, hopefully, I will make a bit of progress quilting Downstream.

I hope that whatever you do this week, you will join me in personal reflection on gratitude.


Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to Helene M. and Lynda H., the winners of the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 14 and Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks with my printed Bundle Buster pattern, respectively.

28 thoughts on “Gratitude

  1. vanni says:

    Time spent with your loved ones is probably the best time you can have in your life. Have fun and relax – you deserve it and everybody needs it!

  2. Liz Horgan says:

    Yvonne-have a wonderful week! Thank you for all you give to us! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Liz says:

    Relax, recharge, have some wonderful time with your husband! We will still be here when you come back, waiting to see what you have created, hoping for another QAL next summer! lol… but have fun hope you two get a lot accomplished on your home on wheels as well along the way. Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year if you don’t get back before the other two happen!

  4. Cindy says:

    I hope you have a wonderful staycation.

  5. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and a restful week.

  6. Lisa says:

    It sounds wonderful, Yvonne: My husband doesn’t take enough time off work. I think I’ll try to drag him away this Friday to visit the baby. I am grateful to have found you among some others on the internet.

  7. Jan Altomare says:

    Yvonne, enjoy your time this week. It is well deserved.

  8. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving vacation!

  9. Good for you – take a nice break. I’ve been blogging less for that reason, too. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving, wonderful friend. 🙂

  10. kitty says:

    I’m grateful for being able to read your blog and for being inspired by you!
    Have a wonderful week with your husband and Happy Thanksgiving!!

  11. Wanda Bamberg says:

    You inspire me in many ways. Thank you and God bless.

  12. Miriam says:

    Enjoy your staycation. There is certainly something special about relaxing and doing things together and seeing your area from a slower point of view… walking as opposed to having to watch out for traffic and being in a hurry. While I had wonderful vacations and wouldn’t trade the memories for anything, I was exhausted when it was over, and I had to get back to work to rest.
    I’m grateful for family and friendships.. I’m grateful for stumbling upon your blog and all the things you’ve shown me by taking your time to communicate your insights into quilting and life. Thank you, Yvonne.

  13. Paula S. Pike says:

    Yvonne, wonderful quote.

    Helene and Lynda congratulations on winning.

  14. Enjoy your staycation. So grateful for family, friends and quilting!

  15. Kathie L says:

    Enjoy this week of Thanksgiving.

  16. Kathy E. says:

    Enjoy your break, Staycation and we’ll be looking forward to those new quilt designs! I love that gratitude quote!

  17. Congratulations to Helene and Lynda, you will enjoy your goodies so much. Yvonne, quality is far above quantity, and that precious time will be maybe what is needed, but above all, so special in your busy lives. We’ll see the new patterns when they are all done and tested, and meanwhile, enjoy every day.

  18. Audrey says:

    Have a lovely staycation, friend! I am so excited to hear about these patterns you have coming out soon! Hooray!

  19. Enjoy your time away. Looking forward to the new patterns.

  20. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Good Morning Yvonne! I hope that this time and Thanksgiving will be a wonderful relaxing time!

  21. Enjoy your time together! Happy Thanksgiving!

  22. Enjoy the holiday week. Thanksgiving is the best time of year and my favorite holiday. Take care. 🙂

  23. Karen says:

    Have a cozy, relaxed week together. Purposefully taking a break from the day to day can be wonderfully refreshing and reinvigorating. Happy Thanksgiving!

  24. Enjoy your break, Yvonne!

  25. Jasmine says:

    Enjoy your staycation! Those are sometimes my favorite breaks.

  26. That is a great quote! Have a beautiful and rejuvenating staycation Yvonne!

  27. Have a wonderful blog break and staycation with your husband. Happy Thanksgiving!

  28. Kaja says:

    I’m behind on my blog reading, so you are probably nearing the end of your staycation, but I hope you (and your husband) had a lovely relaxing time and did some fun stuff together; it sounds like a great idea.

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