20 November 2010

Thanksgiving is coming!

I love me some American Thanksgiving.  Food and football.  And, if I can make it work, a week in Wisconsin.  This year, I extra-'specially made it work and am currently on my first of nine days in my home state.  I'm ready for a whole lot of beer, cheese, and football.  : )

Thanks for your kind comments on the fabric and my toy box doodle. 

If you'd like a screen in this design, it is now available in Lynn's shop
The $5 mini screen is the scale I used on the fabric and mug in the previous post (5.75" x 4").  The $9 option is larger (8" x 5.75").

Lynn was thankful that I spread the thermofax love and she emailed me to say that she'd like to offer a giveaway to my blog readers!  Sound good?

Here's what you can win: one thermofax screen (any size, any design, including your own doodle) and one bottle of Simply Screen paint (any color listed in the shop).

To enter, name one crafty thing you discovered this year that you are thankful for.  I'll pick a winner on Friday.

31 comments:

  1. I'm thankful for my new Juki machine and for a whole new world of machine quilting yet to discover. thanks for the giveaway. And happy thanksgiving to you.

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  2. I'm thankful that this Thanksgiving (a) my children are healthy and (b) I'm not trying to sell a house! (Let's say last thanksgiving was challenging.....)

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  3. A crafty thing I discovered this year was that a tiolet cleaning brush is great to clean threads off of carpet. Not impressive, just useful.

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  4. With all the new knits that came on the market, I finally sprang for a serger & I love it every day-and not just for knits!
    Happy Thanksgiving-have some cheese & beer for me, too!

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  5. This is gonna sound really funny, but I'm thankful for this and the previous blog post where you pointed out Lynn's shop. I've been thinking about making t-shirts for the guys in my family and finding a resource for screen printing is super! I'll have to save up the cash first . . . unless I win?? Thanks for the chance!

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  6. I'm thankful for ColorHue dyes -- something new for me this year. Enjoy your time back in the Badger state. There's plenty of cheese curds to go around, and everybody looks good in blaze orange!

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  7. I'm not so much thankful for a "thing" but rather so happy to have found a crafty/sewing/quilting community. It's something I never knew I craved until I got it. It brings me so much joy to connect with and be inspired by other women. Like you!

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  8. I learned that starch on the BACKING of a quilt can help with machine quilting.

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  9. I discovered Gesso and I'm quite thankful for it.

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  10. I discovered reverse applique and then I evolved my trace 'n' baste technique and it just makes applique so easy!

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  11. Spray basting! I was skeptical but it's so much easier.

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  12. I discovered screen printing! --at a workshop by Pokey Bolton.

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  13. Less than a year ago, I dyed my first fabric with Procion MX dyes--and have been totally addicted since then.

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  14. I am thankful for my lovely family friends and the internet! thanks for the lovely givaway.

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  15. I'm thankful for you. I welcome our discussions and challenges. Enjoy your time off!

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  16. I'm thankful for discovering the quilt blog world. It has given me a much needed boost to work on my own projects and build confidence in my own creativity. And I think your blog was the first one I started following!

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  17. I learned an easy way to take a makeup triangle sponge and twist wrap it with rubber band and instant stamp sponge applicator. Buy your make up sponges at the dollar store. :-) along with your bleach pens.

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  18. You are one interesting lady! I am thankful for having an awesome family to make crafty stuff for. Purely crafty- it would be my sewing machine I bought just before last Thanksgiving. I have never sewed this much before in my life and love it!

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  19. I am thankful that I learn how to hand dye my own fabrics. =)

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  20. You'll practically be my neighbor this Thanksgiving (I am in Chicago) :-)

    I don't know that I have discovered any new object or technique, but I have discovered that gifting the crafting and sewing supplies that I am not using (via IBOLs, freecycle, craigslist, gifting to friends and acquaintances, etc.) I have removed a big drain from my daily life and this has freed me to be incredibly more creative. It was very counter-intuitive for me, as a natural hoarder with MANY crafty loves, but the freedom and fruitful creativity has been unmatched!

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  21. I'm thankful for spring-loaded scissors. They save my hands when doing long snipping jobs!

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  22. This year, I'm thankful for spiderweb quilts.

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  23. I discovered that my sewing machine needle moves [left to right], so that I can create a really close to the edge stitch to finish off my cloth napkins! I absolutely love it!

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  24. This year, I'm thankful that I was laid off from work and discovered how much crafting and QUILTING I could get done. ;-) But will return to work hopefully some day so making quilts as fast as I can....
    Thanks for the blog to help keep the creative juices going!

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  25. I am thankful that I jumped through some kinda high hoops to take Carol Soderlund's class. Knowledge is something you can not replace!

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  26. I'm thankful that quilting as you go actually works! What a great saver of time and frustration:)

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  27. I'm thankful that I am back into sewing again and fixing up/stocking up/organizing my studio after a 15 year hiatus. Yikes!

    Happy Thanksgiving to all.....

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  28. I just tried using Citric Acid instead of vinegar to presoak silk scarves before dyeing them... awesome! My hubby hates the smell of vinegar, so this really keeps the peace at home, and it works beautifully!
    Happy Turkey Day!

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  29. I'm thankful for my spray basting wall in the garage. Works like a dream!

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  30. I'm thankful for Inklingo by Linda Franz...

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  31. Something I discovered it that it is challenging to hand dye pearl cotton by just dunking the skein in the dye and hoping it doesn't get tangled! As Oprah says "Hope is not a plan." Well, it took a little bit of time to unknot and detangle, but the results were great.

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