Monday, December 12, 2011

I'm Blessed-Giveaway Day


Normally on Monday's I host an "I'm Blessed" blog party, and this week is no different in that aspect.  However, this week I'm also participating in the "Giveaway Day" with www.sewmamasew.com.  I absolutely love the resources on their blog and have been a very satisfied customer of theirs on more than one occasion.

So without further ado, let's get to business.

Here's the giveaway that I'm offering up.  This is only for you residents of the United States to keep shipping costs down.  I'm giving away 5 yards of the designer fabric from Timeless Treasures called "Apple."

There is a yard of each fabric: brown swirls, brown owls, ivory owls, fun green vines, and multicolored apples.  This fabric is unwashed and new.  Along with these drool worthy fabrics, I'm including a brand new copy of Sewing Clothes Kids Love.

I'm giving this away because I have found it to be probably the most helpful sewing books I have ever, EVER bought.  It had so much practical information in there that I just have to share.  It has 10 full size patterns too, so it's not too shabby.  Pictured here is my copy.  You can't have that one.  I'll be shipping you your own brand new copy straight from Amazon.

This contest will be a straight up drawing, and I'll pick the random winner directly from the comment section and close the comment section next Friday and announce the winner.  So you have all week to get your comment in (but I recommend doing it as soon as you read this because if you're like me remembering to enter a contest online gets pretty low on the priority list.)

To enter: leave a comment about how you are blessed.  It's so easy to focus on the troubles in this world, and it's so appropriate, especially in this season, to count our blessings.  Please leave your email address or some means of contacting you so that if you win I can get it to you.  I haven't done too many giveaways, but I will say I've had to draw again on more than one occasion because I had no way of contacting the winner.  Don't let that happen to you!

For those of you who do blog, and want to participate in the "I'm Blessed" event this week, be sure to click here to figure out how to link up, and make sure it's a good fit for you and your blog.  The event thanks God for our blessings, and I want to keep it for those who do thank God.  So you do not get any extra credit or extra entries in the giveaway for participating in the blog carnival and "linking up."  The giveaway drawing is strictly coming from the pool of comments, and no amount of following me or following God or having the illusion of following either will earn you a better chance at winning.  However, I love meeting other believers online and read all the links every week because it is so uplifting.  So feel free to link up if you like.

As for my blessings:

I'm blessed with my husband who makes me laugh sometimes until I cry.
I'm blessed with a relatively clean house after Solveig's big birthday party yesterday.
I'm blessed with kids who remember how to play after I've pulled the plug on the t.v. last week.
I'm blessed with Christmas music that just touches my soul.
I'm blessed with friends who understand my crafting obsession and don't judge.

To link up your blog with your (optional) I'm Blessed post, do that here, but be sure to read the directions/rules first here:

189 comments:

fern said...

what a fantastic concept, the I'm Blessed! Well, here goes: I'm blessed because although I suffered a tragic and untimely loss this year, I have made it to my birthday alive, happy, and hopeful for the future. love those fabrics! And I'm going to have to find that book if I'm not lucky enough to win it! Looks AWESOME!!!

Jennifer said...

I love this idea - I'm blessed because i have a healthy, happy, supportive family. i LOVE this giveaway, thanks for the chacne.

SkodaFun said...

I'm blessed because my husband who has been out of work for a really long time has not let it defeat him and get him down. He keeps his head up and is finally ready to start a new career. Also this unfortunate unemployment has led to the blessing of having him around for our toddler everyday. She loves her daddy so much and we will both miss him being around 24/7, well I think I'm ready for a little break!

Sheila said...

I love your last "blessing"....friends who understand my crafting obsession and don't judge. :)
Today I am blessed by so many things, but as I got up to tackle my Christmas card mailings, I am blessed by a daughter who has them all ready to send .... all I have to do is write the addresses on them.

JuneBug said...

Today I'm blessed to live 1 mile away from the car shop as it needs service and I walked home in the beautiful sunshine. I like to look for the little blessings each day :)

Helen said...

I always look forward to your Monday posts. This week I feel blessed by a new baby who is finally healthy after scary apnea issues. Also blessed by Christmas preparations that include time with friends. And by a husband who pitches in sand supports me. And by finding a lovely older gentleman who can fix my ancient sewing machine!

Lisa said...

I'm blessed because God has given me three children who are healthy and happy. And I'm even more blessed because he gave me these children after I was told for years I was infertile.

j&kronnevik said...

I haven't linked up in awhile... it's not because I'm not blessed.. OH BOY am I. Just because 2 of my blessings keep my very busy :) I am blessed to have a husband that cleaned the entire downstairs of my house when I went on a girls night out for the first time in years. I am blessed to have a husband that is so creative he could make two gorgeous toddler beds for under the price of one cheap toddler bed. I am blessed to have two very active sweet sensitive toddlers... that say excuse me and please and thank you. I am blessed that I am feeling well during this pregnancy. I could keep going... but if I were to do that I mine as well link up :)
What an awesome give away!! I would love that book :) I've got to peek at your copy before and pretty much left drool stains on it.

Julie-jkbihn@aol.com said...

Hello! I found your blog a while ago and love your I'm Blessed posts. I, too, am blessed with a wonderful husband and 4 beautiful and healthy children, 2 girls and 2 boys all under age 6. I am blessed to live near our loving family who spoil our children. I am blessed with supportive homeschooling friends one of whom would love the book in your give away. Thank you for sharing and reminding us all to note our many blessings!

KD-Quilts said...

I'm blessed to have such hard working husband who puts in long hours so that I am able to be a sahm!

johnsbeachgirl said...

I am soooo very blessed. To name just a very few today:

I am blessed that it is Christmas again and we get to celebrate the birth of our Savior.

I am blessed with a miracle son who is healthy & happy and a delight to all of those who encounter him.

I am blessed with a husband I adore and who is quick to help and take care of me. Who reminds me to rest and says, "I'll take care of it," or "it can wait."

I am blessed to have both my parents and my husband's parents alive and able to speak into our lives. (They are all in their 80's and I so don't take this for granted.)

I am blessed with work.

I am blessed.

(and hoping I win this giveaway. 2012 is the year of crafting in our home. I declare it. ;-D )

Love,
Susan
skl3@charter.net

Leslie C said...

I love this idea! Not a day goes by that I don't give thanks for my blessings. A husband who loves me no matter what, 5 grown kids with associated grandkids who are loving,hard-working, and happy (I hope!) Food, shelter, friends... the list goes on...

Candice said...

i'm blessed to have a family that loves me and that i love. I am blessed to know i am a daughter of God!

Anne said...

I am blessed with three girls to sew for. I am blessed to have married the love of my life. I am blessed to know and serve the Creator of the universe. Merry Christmas!

Blueberryblues said...

I am blessed to have a beautiful, smart, and independent (newly!) 3 year old daughter and a baby-to-be-born due in April. And a wonderful husband who I can never thank or love enough.
thank you for the giveaway. I've got a small stash of that fabric that I was contemplating using for the new baby's nursery.
blueberryblues5(at)gmail(dot)com

ErikaB3 said...

I am blessed to ahve 3 wonderful children and a husband with integrity and is highly successful in everythign he does and is never boastful.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

I am blessed in innumerable ways. The greatest blessing I am happy for right now is that we found out our daughter currently only has partial hearing loss instead of being deaf. And there is a possibility that it could continue to improve :)

Robin said...

I am blessed with a wonderful, loving husband and dog.

kristinorth said...

I am blessed to have a loving family, a roof over my head, food to eat, and a hobby to love!

Debbie said...

I am blessed to have a personal relationship with God. I am blessed to have a wonderful husband, three beautiful children, my parents, my sisters and all my other extended family and friends.

Katherine said...

Really blessed to have friends and family that are there for me during really rough times.

gypsyjolie said...

I'm blessed that I have good friends. I'm blessed that I have a family that really loves each other. I'm blessed that I have a husband that loves me. I'm blessed that I have a step-daughter whose mother allows her to be a part of our lives. I'm blessed to have a job that allows me to work from home. I'm blessed that I have a warm house with new windows.

Caren said...

I'm blessed because I am still alive after blood clots in my lungs, chest tubes, surgeries, miscarriage, and three C-sections. I'm blessed because I have failed and failed and been given the opportunities to try again and succeed. I'm blessed because I've been adopted into God's family without reproach. I'm blessed because I've been given a husband to share life with, and three children to love on. I'm blessed!

Mika said...

I'm blessed because God has taken care of us through some very rough patches. We're here, we're together, we're healthy, and we're loved.

The Monkey's Mama said...

I am blessed with a warm home, a comfortable job, a sweet husband, and 2 marvelous children. Thank you for this reminder to remember how we are blessed!

Brooke said...

I am very thankful for my three children and a very patient, loving husband. :)
brooke at richardchurch dot com

Cinnamon said...

Fantastic giveaway! I actually do Gratitude Fridays on my own blog. It's a reminder to myself about the things I need to be grateful for, instead of complaining. This past week I was (and still am) grateful for my husband that works so I can be home with my children. I know not many families can make that work.
scarletteandcinnamon(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennie Shellenberger said...

I'm blessed to be expecting our 4th child even though we've had some difficult pregnancies in the past. Seems everyone these days thinks a 4th child is a burden, but we totally see him as a blessing!

Those fabrics are adorable, and the book looks wonderful! I'm sure my oldest daughter (age 6) will love to look through those pages to find something for me to make her if I win. Thanks for the chance!

Alison said...

I am blessed by reading your blog each week and being reminded how blessed I am in the little things that I take for granted.
I am also blessed with 3 healthy girls that we have the priviledge of raising to know and love the Lord.
p.s. I have had my eye on that book for quite a while. Thank you for the chance of winning it!!

Anita said...

Awe, I'm glad I found your blog! I blog at amkreations.blogspot.com and you're welcome to pop over too.

I'm blessed in so many ways. I have everything I need and so much more. I've been taken care of by a loving Father. My husband is a wonderful godly man, leading his family by example. I have two beautiful children...with many gifts and talents and I can go on and on....but I'll have to save that for a blog post...maybe tonight or tomorrow...it's almost time for those kids to get home from school. =)

Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway! God bless!

Blondeskimo said...

Love the fabric! I am blessed with family and health and a wonderful husband!

NinjaEema said...

I'm so fortunate to have my family and friends. Really, what it all boils down to, is having people in your life who love you, and accept you as you are, and I have that in spades.

Kristy said...

I'm blessed to have a wonderful, mostly healthy family, and even though this fall has been one thing after another, ultimately, we're all ok.

annalise + andrew said...

I'm blessed... to be expecting baby #3 (with no complications so far!!) :o)

Love you Gretch!

sweetannasblog@gmail.com

The Thompsons said...

I feel incredibly blessed to have a loving husband and 2 beautiful children.

momof4 said...

I'm blessed to have a husband who supports our family of six, while I get to stay home with my kids.

Taryn said...

I am blessed, because I have a husband who loves me and we have a good steady job.

AngieSue said...

I'm blessed with a strong family, all in good health and good spirits. I'm blessed with the ability to work and create and love.

Katey said...

I am blessed by my wonderful fiance! I can't wait to marry him next year.

Libby said...

I am so blessed with friends like you, Gretchen !

I am blessed with a brand new bitty nephew.

I'm blessed wtih a husband who fully supports the life we live and the decisions I make. I forget how awesome he is about that.

I am blessed that we've had a really healthy year.

I'm blessed that my sister-in-law and both nieces have been baptized this year !

Sharleen said...

I'm blessed with a wonderful fmaily, a husband that understands my needs to create, son that has grown into such a wonderful young man and a daughter that never stops suprising me with her creativity.

Jordann said...

What a great idea!
I am blessed because I have family and friends I can count on during economic hard times. Finding a job after college has been crazy, but I have wonderful people in my life who have made getting by easier!
Jordann

jordann.m.hall [at] gmail.com
jordannhall.blogspot.com

Desi @ Wee Share said...

I am blessed with a wonderful family who loves me, a church that has many great people, and a roof over my head :)

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Kathy said...

What an amazing giveaway! I am sooo blessed to have a relationship with Christ my Savior, to have a great hubby who loves me so much, to have 2 beautiful, healthy growing daughters, to have lots of great friends, to have a home that provides for our needs ... I could go on! I am truly so, so blessed!
kathy k

Melissa said...

What an awesome giveaway! I'm blessed with a family that loves me and am thankful everyday that I get to spend time with my daughter as a sahm.

erica said...

I think my biggest blessings are my family, a supportive husband and three healthy children

Ashley G. said...

I'm blessed with a husband that loves me exactly how I am, 3 beautiful and healthy children and a job that allows me to help people

Jessica said...

I am blessed to have my two wonderful children after so many years of struggling with infertility.

Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

I am blessed by my wonderful family and friends. rsundby@prtel.com

Sunni @ Love Affair with my Brother said...

I'm blessed because I get to do what I love everyday! I have beautiful, healthy daughters and a loving husband!

Allison said...

I'm blessed to have a happy, healthy baby girl and an incredible husband...to have a job where I get to help people....and a roof over my head and food to eat. God is so good! Thanks for the chance!

jmniffer said...

I'm blessed with two adult sons who make me proud with all they have accomplished. I am blessed that my husband is finally has hope of regaining his health after years of questions. Hope is an amazing thing. I hope I win your giveaway! Thank for the chance.

Kristy said...

Love it! I am abundantly blessed with an amazing family! And also the ability to create with my hands. I can't imagine my life without either!

Thanks for a lovely giveaway! :)

Penny said...

I'm blessed to have a roof over my head and heat in this cold season. You can reach me by facebook if I win :)

supersara20 said...

I am blessed to have my Mr. home with me tonight, he should have been out of town tonight for work but the trip got postponed for a few days.

Valerie said...

I love your blog name - so clever! I'm blessed to be a wife to a loving man and mom to 3 kids after waiting a long, long time for them.

gina said...

I feel blessed to have the privilege of carving out a little time to myself every day. When my son is napping, it makes me happy to sew, read, write, or do some other quiet activity, and I am grateful to have that time.

Thank you - not only for offering such a generous giveaway, but also for the important reminder to pause and consider my blessings!

Happy Holidays!

Tiffany said...

I'm blessed with a wonderful husband, a lovely son, and a happy stepdaughter. I'm blessed with health, a roof over my head, and loving family.
<3

Lindsay said...

I am very blessed - I have a wonderful daughter who I adore, an awesome husband, a very close extended family, great friends and I job I actually like.

kathy said...

I live the I'm blessed concept every day. In spite of the troubles that find their way to you, it is so helpful to stand back and count your blessings. My biggest blessing this year was being sort of/not really/laid off from my job. I have loved working only 3 days a week instead of 6 (USPS). I have had time to really get into my creativity and grow my etsy store and generally grow as a person. I always feel God only throws you enough curve balls to catch.

Cool giveaway, please enter mine:
http://runningwithrocket.blogspot.com/2011/12/sewmamasew-giveaway-day-december-13-16.html

Sistermoon said...

I am blessed to have two extremely wonderful and healthy children and a husband who cares enough about all of us to allow me to be home with them. I also have great cats! :D

java diva said...

Love this!! I am blessed with generous parents and inlaws. I am blessed with happy children that love their Creator. I am blessed with a husband that adores me. I am blessed with a house and a car. I am blessed with great friends, they pray for me. I am blessed with a daughter safe in the arms of Jesus.

angelina said...

beautiful gifts. i am blessed with a pregnancy. x

craftytammie said...

i'm blessed with a dedicated husband who never stops working to make our lives better, and i'm blessed with four beautiful children who tell me they love me every day. merry christmas, and thanks!

Emilia said...

i am blessed to have a loving family (all boys!!!) and a friend in god. like it says in james, draw close to god and he will draw close to you. i just keep asking for holy spirit so that i may be blessed to show the fruitage of that spirit, kindness, love, mercy, patience, goodness, joy, ahhh thank you father in heaven


rubberduckywon at gmail com

Sara said...

I'm blessed to be living with my soul mate and perfect family, all of us together.

Michelle Olsen said...

I'm blessed to have a loving family that includes two beautiful daughters and a handsome husband. I'm blessed to be able to be a stay at home mom, and to have the crafting ability to make cute presents for my girls for Christmas.

CarrieM said...

I'm blessed that my parents were so kind, and replaced our broken washing machine this week. We have 4 kids, so it was really a crisis!
carrie dot hare at gmail dot com

NotYetTheDodo said...

I am blessed that I have wonderful friends, who support my in my choices and endeavours! Without them... where would I be?!

dorte_dk (at) yahoo.dk

Language Arts Lady said...

I'm blessed to have a good job (teaching 6th graders) that I love. :)

Lois said...

I'm blessed by our wonderful church family. The caring, fellowship and friendship is what a "family" is all about and we are a "family" in Christ.

RP said...

I am blessed by my wonderful family. A supportive husband and two wonderful children. And time to sit at the computer too :)

james and bess said...

what a wonderful giveaway! thanks for the perspective reminder. :) i'm blessed that my worries are mainly things within my control. :)

bess

Rachel said...

Amazing giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity. I am blessed by a healthy, happy and safe family.

Kristin said...

I'm blessed that I have a husband who supports and understands all my quirks.

Krystina said...

What a great idea for comments! I'm blessed to have a loving family.

SewingMom2Three said...

I am blessed in so many ways this year, especially when seeing how tough times are for a lot of people. We are blessed the most by the health of our family and friends. It's something we take for granted and I need to take time to be more thankful for it. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

J and K Smith said...

I am blessed by family that loves me more than I realize. I had a glimpse of that love this week and it amazes me.

Sarahliz said...

I feel spectacularly blessed to have a loving partner, a good job, and a community of wonderful friends.

smooze13 said...

I am blessed by having 2 wonderful children that make laugh so much and a wonderfull supportive caring husband.

Marcia W. said...

I am blessed by having an almost 81 yo mother who takes care of me when have my terrible health days (like today which is why I am on the computer). She is my example of a good Christian woman who gives to others. We are blessed with food on the table, a bed to sleep in, and loving family.

Beth said...

I am blessed because I have a wonderful loving family and a husband who supports me staying home!
beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

rebekah said...

Thank you for making me stop and think for a minute about how blessed I am. My family is healthy, warm, well-fed, and happy.

rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

Amber said...

I am blessed in many ways. Today I'll mention my lovely sister in law and niece who are ever so thoughtful.

babygirlhoarder said...

I'm blessed to be me :))
Tia
mtrand2 at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

Today I have been blessed to have a day at home with my youngest, baking cookies, making paper snowflakes, watching a movie together. I treasure days like this! sarah at frogcreekcottage dot com

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

I could count my blessings all day every day and never find an end to the list. I am blessed with a loving husband and 5 healthy kids, a warm home, food in our bellies, a wonderful church family, speical friends, and eternal life through my savior, Jesus Christ!

Georgia said...

I'm blessed to have a wonderful husband, perfect baby boy, and warm house!
peachstateme(at)hotmail(d0t)com

M said...

I'm blessed to live with friends who love me and have a wonderfully supportive boyfriend.

michaelacking (at) gmail (d0t) com

Bailey said...

I'm blessed to be able to stay home with my kids as they grow. Somedays I forget, so thank you for reminding me what a wonderful life I am able to have.

Rach_Spencer said...

I'm blessed with a wonderful, happy and in tact family. We are not perfect by any means but happy!
rachspencer@gmail.com

JustPam said...

This is great. I am blessed:
With a husband who puts up with me
with a wonderful daughter
with a mother
with two sons
with eight wonderful grandchildren
with a job
with a home
with a great brother and sister in law
with a hobby I love.

@pril said...

I am blessed with health, 3 great cats, a very generous brother in law, a great twin, etc.

shelly said...

I'm very blessed to have a husband who makes enough to support us (even in these troubled economic times) while I get to stay home with the kiddos. Some days are difficult and I daydream about going back to work, but I feel blessed that I don't have to.

Lynn said...

i'm blessed to have a healthy husband and son.

Amanda said...

First, I have to say that I love the idea behind "I'm Blessed" Very nice!

Second, AMAZING giveaway!

And last, but not least, I am blessed with an amazing family! The kind that are truly there for you when you need them! I am blessed in so many ways, I can't count. But this one always seems to be at the top of my list!

mygigglymonkey (at) aol (dot) com

The Hungry Crafter said...

I'm blessed to have a doting husband who loves me completely.

James-Linda said...

MANY ARE OUR BLESSINGS,BUT THE FACT THAT JESUS HAS SAVED US,IS THE MOST WONDERFUL BLESSING OF ALL.
MERRY CHRISTMAS ♥

Heather said...

I'm blessed with two beautiful girls.

sandandstarfish said...

I'm blessed because even though I had a very successful job and could have "moved up the ladder" quickly, I left to be a stay at home mom and my husband supports my decision. It's such a blessing, beyond a blessing, to be able to stay home and just soak in everything my daughter throws at me.
Great post. :)

songsiren said...

What a great giveaway! I am truly blessed to have my family-my husband & children.

Tammi
songsiren1@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am blessed by a new job, a fantastic husband, healing, and kids that are so easy to love. Today they surprised me with a "sneak attack of love." I am soooo blessed.

dfrazzled {at} gmail {dot} com

Merry Christmas and thank you for the giveaway!

All Things Beautiful said...

I blessed with a husband who cherishes me, who adores his children and want to raise them up. I am blessed with a daughter who has a love for reading and a son with the most compassionate heart I have ever known. I am blessed with a healthy, so far, high risk pregnancy. God is good and even if I did not have all these blessings, God is still good.

Bethany said...

I have four healthy children and wonderful loving husband...a warm loving home, parents who love each other and me...I am a super blessed women.

Heidi said...

I'm blessed to have a sweet new baby girl and a toddler. I also have a very supportive husband.
heidikittelson (at) gmail (dot) com

amy said...

awesome giveaway! i am blessed to be one day closer to meeting our new baby who should be born any. day. now.

Shana said...

I am blessed with a wonderful husband I have been with for 17 years. Exactly half my life. I am also blessed with a beautiful, amazing son named Blaze whom we tried to have for 12 years.

Star Sonam said...

It's so nice to meet this beautiful blog, Im blessed just to be here, to be alive and breathing, to have love, and give love... I must remember this always.

momto5 said...

oh my. i am so very blessed. i am blessed with a very hard working man, which because of his hard work i am able to stay home with our 6 children. we have a home, we have enough to eat, we all have our health and we have an amazingly wonderful homeschooling community. and every single day i have time to knit! :)

Sis-O said...

I am blessed b/c I have a loving husband who provides for me. I am blessed b/c I have a savior who died for me. I am blessed to sit all day and visit all of these blogs and enter give aways. I am blessed to have a working sewing machine and new rotary cutter blades. Too much blessing to contain.

skowens (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Debra said...

I'm blessedbeacuse I have enough to share with others!

Sue said...

I am blessed that I have health insurance to help with the medical expenses that have piled up this year, a job that has let me be on leave of absence for 10 months and counthing, that I paid to have long term disability insurance, that my remaining children are healthy and happy, that my mom is healthy, that knitting has helped me maintain what little sanity I have.

Rain said...

I'm blessed with a husband I love more 18 years in.
I'm blessed to be forty with a baby.
I'm blessed to be home with all 6 of my children.
I'm blessed to have a warm cozy house.

Marfa said...

What a wonderful giveaway...that book looks amazing! I like to sew, but need something to get me really going.
I'm blessed to have 2 chickens...and one is now laying eggs!

Paskiaq said...

I'm blessed with an amazing family!

Betsy betsy1963@gmail.com said...

I'm blessed in too many ways to list, but just being able to recognize that I am blessed is, in itself, the greatest blessing for me.

Thanks for your generosity and the chance to win!

Linda E in AZ said...

I'm blessed with health, a wonderful husband of 47 years, and enough money to live comfortably. My husband puts up graciously with my quilting/fabric/thread addiction, so what more could I ask for?
I try to reciprocate by making a lot of community quilts for our guild so that those in pain or need can have a warm quilt to wrap up in. One of our recipients called them "quilts of love."

Chiska said...

I'm blessed with two great kids and a wonderful husband. We have a home to keep us warm and vehicles to get us around. We have ways of communicating with those we love far away. That is truly a great blessing.

Sallie said...

I'm blessed with the true meaning of Christmas - God's salvation through Jesus Christ. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

Jenny said...

I am blessed with 4 beautiful, healthy children who love me despite my mommy mistakes and make my life ever so joyful. :)
thanks for the chance to win!
okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

enbartlett said...

I'm blessed to have a great husband and 3 wonderful kids. We're also blessed to have both my parents and in-laws live close and glad to help with the kids and house projects. :)

quiltsbyjessica said...

I love this idea! What a great giveaway! Lets see...
I am blessed to have a husband who, after 8 years, still wants to be with me as much as he did on the first date.
I am blessed to have a 5yr old dog who, I feel, loves me more every day.
I am blessed to have been able to spend 29 years with 2 grandfathers who both passed away this month.
I am blessed to be healthy, be able to pay my bills every month, and most importantly to be happy.
Is it bad that I could keep going...lol :-)
mugirl113 at gmail dot com

Cat said...

I am blessed to have a happy, healthy baby boy to spend Christmas with!

Lobela said...

I'm blessed in so many ways! I have a stable job that supports me and my home. My family is healthy and happy. I have a great little pug that I love to pieces!

Lindsay said...

I am blessed with amazing friends and family who support my decision to go to school to be come a veterinarian. I am also blessed with some pretty neat pets who make my life sunny and bright.

Judi said...

Great question! I'm blessed to know the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. I'm blessed with a family who loves me - including 5 wonderful kids. I'm blessed to have a pediatrician who is knowledgable and is helping our littlest new blessing deal with some health issues. I could go on forever about how blessed I am. Thanks for the reminder to focus on that!

Proud Mama said...

I am blessed with an amazing family that loves me for me.

Needled Mom said...

I am blessed with a loving husband, five wonderful children with five fabulous in-laws and going on 25 grandchildren.

Christie S. said...

Wow! I'd be really, really blessed if I won your giveaway. But I am blessed to have a wonderful husband, two great sons, and a great extended family. I can not think of anything I'm not thankful for.

Bethany said...

I saw your link on Ginny's yarn along :-)
Today I'm blessed because my kids are happy and heathy, my hubby just finished his finals and now we're ready for Christmas break and I'm blessed because I get to have my family from out of state at my house Christmas!

deserae said...

I am blessed to be the Aunt to 3 little girls and 2 little boys! I love them so much!

Shelly said...

So many blessings...a great God who loves me dearly, a husband who is so gentle and patient with me, 4 dear sons, plenty of food, a warm house, a sewing machine, the greatest friends a person could ever have, a computer, phone, skype and other such things that help to be able to keep in touch with so many dear people around the world...really I could go on and on, we are so blessed!

B Greene said...

I am blessed to have a family that loves and supports its members unconditionally! Thanks for the great giveaway!

mframe said...

I am blessed because I have a wonderful husband who has been through my breast cancer journey right beside me without blinking an eye. He has been my rock!
mframe00@gmail.com

Mike and Jackie said...

I am blessed to stay at home with my kids, I am blessed that my husband has a job . I am blessed with good health. I am blessed with a family who loves me.

tara said...

I am a glass alf full kind of gal but i sure am blessed to be alive

Sangeetha said...

i am blessed to have an awesome family

Jen said...

I love that you are pointing out that counting our blessings is an important part of the holidays! I am blessed to have a wonderfully supportive husband and a beautiful son who I love more each day.

Terry said...

I'm blessed in having a wonderful family, and even though we're all living thousands of miles apart, we keep in touch constantly.

Kylie said...

I'm blessed to live close to my family, to not work by choice, to have enough food to eat, and to be in good health. Thank you for a lovely giveaway. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

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Connie said...

What a wonderful idea! I am blessed with a husband who doesn't mind my obsession with quilting/blogging and he is a wonderful cook! Thanks for a great giveaway

Jessica said...

Love those fabrics - and the idea for these comments.
I'm blessed that I've been able to get such a great education. I'm blessed because I have a family, friends, and a fantastic fiance who love me. Even though I'm super stressed out about final exams right now, I know there's a light at the end of the tunnel!

Holly U said...

Wonderful giveaway! I love the name of your blog too! Adding your blog to my reader.

My blessings are so many. A wonderful husband and son, parents nearby, good health for everyone I care about. My husband and I both have decent jobs with benefits which provide enough money for all our needs and some wants. I know many creative people who fuel and encourage me, and have time for creating. And more and more!

Kristin PG said...

I'm blessed because God continues to provide for my family, even when times are hard.

Quilter in the Gap said...

OWLS!!!!! I can't tell you how happy owls make me!! But that is not how I am blessed. I am blessed beyond words. I have the most amazing family. Two wonderful children, an amazing husband, and a new granddaughter, and one gracious Lord & Saviour. Seriously there are not words to describe how blessed I am. Thank you for a great giveaway.

Lisa said...

What beautiful fabric! I've also linked up my I'm Blessed post (it said to comment after linking). Thanks for the giveaway and hosting the link. I enjoy your blog a lot! :-)

I had forgotten to put my blessing so I deleted my comment above! I'm blessed because God has given me a wonderful family! Both extended and immediate!

marth225 said...

I was thinking about this the other day.
I have a great husband(#2)
Two smart and beautiful daughters
6 grandbabies
My mother is still alive
A house
A job
All the toys I need to play with
These are just the basics - I could probably make this list a lot longer. It's amazing what we have and sometimes don't see

Kristi said...

I am blessed to be a stay at home mommy to a fabulous 2 yr old little boy.
mindfulhome at gmail dot com

C. said...

Blessed to have two healthy little boys (and a healthy big boy, ahem, husband) and a roof over our heads! christina112358 at gmail dot com

baboatman said...

i am blessed to have a family that is helping me to return to school at the age of 42...and to have my sister stay with me for 4 straight months while she was job transitioning...that was a real blessing...we have not been able to spend that much time together since we were teenagers...so much love and fun!
thank you for a wonderful offer!

OrangeBlossom said...

I am blessed to have a wonderful husband who cooks and makes me laugh.
I am blessed to have five healthy children; four are girls.
I am blessed to be able to stay at home.
I am blessed to be able to homeschool.
I am blessed to be expecting another blessing in June.

lorraine said...

im blessed because my family is happy and healthy :) raineoc@yahoo.com

pbs.seams said...

I am so blessed with my family.

Sarita said...

Great giveaway and great question! I am blessed because I have amazing family and friends!

Mama Bear said...

I'm blessed because I have the two sweetest little boys and the most wonderful husband in the world.

Thanks for the giveaway; I am dying to win! I will definitely pin your blog so I can come back and spend some more time here!

bitty said...

I'm blessed daily anew.
Today it's:
the end of a semester of school
one job nearly complete
shopping done, so now can concentrate, on Jesus' birthday, family and relaxing.

Anya said...

I'm blessed because I have loving family and friends. Thanks for the chance!

Laurel09 said...

I'm blessed with good health, a strong marriage, a teenage step-son who is getting good grades and growing into a young man I enjoy to be around (most of the time - he is 13, after all!), and our baby girl who was born healthy and is growing like a weed. In other words, I am VERY blessed!

Terri Sue said...

i'm blessed that my son is finally home for good from iraq, and is going to be spending Christmas with us. i'm blessed that my dauhgter and son-in-law live only 6 blocks away so i am able to see my two grandchildren easily. i'm blessed to have been married to my best friend for 31+ years. but mostly i'm blessed because of my relationship with my Lord Jesus Christ.

CMEH said...

as a social worker I know I am blessed simply because I can cover everything I need to cover and not struggle for basics.. thanks for a great giveaway!

Ramona said...

I am blessed with a home and food. I am blessed with 4 young adults who are my family. I am blessed with a wonderful church family and friends.
ramona_murray(at)comcast(dot)net

Meghan said...

I'm blessed with a great husband and 3 wonderful fur-pups.

SS said...

I'm blessed to be married to my best friend in the word, to have a wonderful extended family, and to be employed.

Victoria said...

I am blessed to have six healthy grandchildren.
I am blessed to have the best daughter in the world.
I am blessed that my youngest son who was not supposed to live is now 22 and living on his own.
I am blessed to have the very best friend in the world who has helped me make it through this very difficult year.
I am blessed to have found this opportunity to remember what I have to be grateful for.

Binks said...

I am blessed that I have a family that can stand my nagging while I'm unemployed. Very grateful!

Those little owls are adorable. Cute fabric.


binkiege(at)gmail(dot)com

Cricket said...

I am blessed to have two amazing, incorrigible, brilliant daughters.

I am blessed to be married to my best friend who puts up with all my nonsense.

I am blessed to have an extra best friend - my sister - who I will be giving this book to if I win.

Mindy said...

I am soo blessed, and couldn't possibly tell you all the ways, but here are a few: I have been blessed from birth with a fabulous family from top to bottom! I love them all and even like them most days (wink). I can see and hear and smell and taste, yes, I taste too much, but that's a different story! I am blessed with a wonderful place to live, great food to eat, I'm warm, dry, safe, and loved. There is so much more, but that is the basics, and yes, all the praise and glory go to God from whom ALL blessings flow! Merry Christmas, and thank you for the giveaway.

Mom C said...

Earlier this week I was wishing we could get our BIL home for Christmas. He has been in a hospital in another state following surgery. He has been in the ICU for 5 weeks and finally last week was moved to not as intensive care ward. We are truly blessed because he began to make major health strides, the doctor said he might be able to come home by ambulance (10 hour trip) and we were able to arrange for a private plane to go get him. My hubby was able to accompany him home and he is safe in a care center here. he lost 50 lbs and is still healing but he's where family is and we are so grateful.

kimmysue said...

What a lovely idea. I am blessed to have a roof over my head, food on the table (or at least in the fridge), a job that I enjoy doing, and family and friends whom I love.

Whitney said...

I'm blessed to have two wonderful children who despite ongoing health issues are doing really well right now. We're praying for healthy ears in 2012!

Whitney said...

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Michael and Rachelle said...

I'm blessed because I have a husband who loves me for me, I have six healthy beautiful children, I am breathing with no help from a machine, I am not in the hospital, I have a car that works, a church family that supports me, ... wow thanks for this question. What a great reminder of how blessed we really are.

anne said...

Count your blessings not your sheep. I am blessed everyday. I have a wonderful family and it is my kids who keep me grounded. They are the ones excited about an awesome sunset (Grandma's painting in heaven again mom!), the ones who giggle at the giant caterpillar trying to make its way across our path and the ones who just want to cuddle and love on you. Thanks for reminding us all that it is about blessings not things. Have a wonderful holiday.

thehappycrochetchic said...

I am blessed to have four healthy children and be in a solid marriage, to have a warm house and good food, a loving family and people who love me and whom I love

Heather H said...

I'm blessed to have wonderful friends and family.

ruth said...

Well, after two very challenging pregnancies I have been blessed with two beautiful healthy little girls. Thank you for giving me the reminder to reflect and be thankful!

OhioMomPatriot said...

I'm blessed to have a family that is peaceful, joyful and likes to spend time with each other. Thank you for the great giveaway!

Lori said...

Great giveaway--thanks for the chance! I'm blessed that Emma, Ben, Josh, Lydia and Afton all call me MOM. :)

Laura said...

I'm blessed that today is my 11th Anniversary and I am married to the most wonderful man!

Kathy said...

Beautiful giveaway; thanks for offering it! I'm blessed to have a wonderful family and work that keeps me challenged.

Hope Zoll said...

WOW what a great giveaway :) I am totally blessed to have my two healthy and happy children and my faith in the lord. Merry Christmas!!!

hopezoll@yahoo.com

sandyandcosmo said...

I am blessed with good health and a loving family. And two little dogs who keep me on my toes!

sandy(dot)hardman(at)gmail(dot)com

nikkipeachy said...

I am blessed because I am alive and I have 2 amazing children, and a husband who loves me. Last year at this time I was 7 1/2 months pregnant with our daughter and the doctors didn't expect either or us to live. The fact that we are both here and relatively healthy is the biggest blessing I could ask for.

debbiekl said...

I'm blessed to have a great husband and three happy and healthy kids!

Angie said...

I am blessed to care for two of the most goofy and inquisitive creatures God has created

Vanessa at Rescued Goods said...

I love the idea of this. It is a good reminder for everyone. I am blessed with my health and that of my family, a safe and happy home, and many friends who I adore. Thanks so much!

Andi said...

I'm blessed with a loving family and a roof over our heads!

Cheryl said...

I am blessed with a wonderful husband and 4 very special children!