Good evening friends, before I announce the winner of "Give Thanks", I want to take a moment and express my appreciation to all of you who take the time to visit my blog and comment. I have met so many wonderful stitchers through blogging and I have really enjoyed reading your blogs as well, you are all so inspiring on so many different levels.
With Thanksgiving drawing near, I find myself looking forward to sharing time with loved ones and reminiscing about memories I hold dear from earlier years. My family is shrinking, when it should be growing. I have lost all my grandparents and parents, but I do have a wonderful mother-in-law who is 82 though. This year our family gathering will be small, but we'll make it memorable.
I am thankful, so thankful, for so many things and thought that it would be nice to hear what you are thankful for, so what I have planned for this weeks giveaway is simple. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post stating three things you are thankful for. Sounds easy, right? This week there will be four (4) winners. I have posted pictures of all 4 prizes within this post and as always, they will include the threads, you will only need to supply the fabric. The mystery twist to this round is that each of the four winners won't know which one they have won until they receive their prize package. If you would like a second chance, post about this giveaway on your blog and let me know when you have done so. You may enter until midnight Wednesday, October 28th and I will announce the winner on Thursday, October 29th. Good luck to you all!
I found a very touching poem that really makes you think about some things we may not think of being grateful for and I wanted to enlighten you:
Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary, because it means you've made a difference.
It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive. Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.
~~ Author Unknown ~~
This weeks winner is "Deep Fried Cupcake" of which Andrea is the lucky winner of Glendon Place's, "Give Thanks". Andrea, please email me as to where I should send you your prize. And for those of you that don't know Andrea, take a minute to stop by and visit her blog, you'll be glad you did. She has a wonderful blog.
The "Mystery Prize" winner is Blyn of My Busy Needle blog. Congrats to Miss Busy Needle, please email me so I can obtain your address for your "Mystery Prize".
I appreciate all your warm and heartfelt comments and remember:
Without you as my friend,
Life would be a bore;
Having your friendship in my life
Is what I’m thankful for.
P.S. Don't forget to enter "Missy's 13 Days of Halloween Giveaway", you can click the link to her site on the top of my sidebar.