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I’m Thankful for Today

 

I love having a specific day to say thanks.  It helps me remember to think about what I have. 

 

And that makes me happy. 

 

Right now, I am together with family.  And it’s comfortable.  I love chatting and laughing and reminiscing and, of course, eating good food.  And yeah, I don’t even mind the teasing and the old embarrassing stories that are shared.  And believe me, there are plenty to be told amongst all 7 of us siblings. 

 

I wasn’t going to hop on the computer at all today.  But I just had to for one second.  And say thanks.

 

Blogging has been such a great outlet for me.  And such a nice way to release some of these pent up ideas…….and share them.  Sometimes they’re crazy ideas and sometimes they seriously fail.  But you have all been so kind.  And so encouraging.  And many of you have even become friends of mine.  I know I say this a lot……but I seriously wish I could lasso you all in, cram you inside my family room, and craft/sew with you in person.  And talk and laugh and, well, of course eat treats!  ;)  (It may drive my husband crazy to have that much estrogen all in our house at the same time…..haha.)  But the closest way I can think of to have you all come over and work on a project together…….is to give away some of my patterns from my little pattern shop.  And then this Saturday at 3:17 p.m., we can all work on the same thing over Skype.  Haha……just kidding.  But we can pretend.

 

Anyway, the first 30 people (Sorry….the first 30 were already chosen)to leave a comment on this post (with their email address), can choose whatever pattern they want from my pattern shop here

And then I will send you the PDF file right to your email inbox.

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If I had a shop full of pre-made items……I’d send some of those too.  But I don’t.  Darn.

 

But I just wanted to somehow say an extra great big thank you

 

And I hope those of you who celebrate, had a wonderful Thanksgiving today.

 

!!!!!!Giveaway Closed!!!!!

30 winners were notified

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Sarah says:

    Happy thanksgiving. Thanks for inspiring us crafters.

  2. Kylee Duff says:

    Hi, Happy Thanksgiving. I would love a pattern! I would love either the little boy’s tie pattern or the darla purse.

  3. Amy says:

    Oh, you are a creative genius! I love all your ideas and wish I had more time to make things!

  4. Sandra says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Love your blog!

  5. Melody Benschoter says:

    You are so sweet! AND, I think you’re close enough that we COULD get together and craft sometime! Thank you!

  6. Denise says:

    Thanks so much for the giveaway. I love the inspiration to create for my kids from your blog. Iappreciate the creativeness you share. Thanks!

  7. Ms Kate says:

    Aww I missed out :(

  8. fabi says:

    i love your patterns! thanks for your blog too, I love it!!

  9. Jenny Riddle says:

    Oh, here’s my email address: jennyruth414@gmail.com

    1. Jenny Riddle says:

      I love the Darla purse! So cute!

  10. Amy says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. Jaclyn says:

    Your patterns are all gorgeous! Thanks for sharing so many tutorials with all of us – my novice sewing skills have really benefited from your posts!

  12. Amy says:

    Thank you for putting this give away on! I love all of your patterns, but I really like the Darla purse

    Have a good day!

  13. Whitney Hathaway says:

    Happy thanksgiving! love all of your patterns!

  14. Jennifer says:

    Thank you for the giveaway love reading your blog! Happy Thanksgiving! Wonderful day to live in Colorado!

  15. Amy says:

    Im thankful for your blog!!! Thank you for always sharing :)

    amydconover at gmail

  16. shirley elizabeth says:

    Oh I love your patterns! Happy day!

  17. Lexi says:

    I love your patterns!! I bought 2 already and can’t wait to have another!! Thanks!!

  18. Jenny Riddle says:

    Your blog is my favorite to read. Thanks for all the sharing!

    1. Ashley says:

      Jenny,

      Let me know which pattern you’d like from my shop (https://makeitandloveitshop.bigcartel.com/) and I’ll send the files to your email.

      Hope you enjoy!

      Ashley

    2. Jenny Riddle says:

      Thanks, Ashley!! I didn’t catch onto the reply feature in the comments until too late! Ah! It’s a hard choice, but I’d love the Darla purse. Thank you so much! You’re incredibly sweet and generous!

    3. Ashley says:

      Jenny,

      Fantastic……go and check your email!

      Ashley

  19. Kelly says:

    Thank you for blogging! :D (and thank you for the giveaway)

    1. Kelly says:

      Oh and I forgot to say I like the Darla purse!

    2. Ashley says:

      Kelly,

      Fantastic……go and check your email!

      Ashley

  20. Elizabeth says:

    I’m thankful for your inspiration!!! Love your blog.

    1. Ashley says:

      Elizabeth,

      Let me know which pattern you’d like from my shop (https://makeitandloveitshop.bigcartel.com/) and I’ll send the files to your email.

      Hope you enjoy!

      Ashley

    2. Ashley says:

      I just got your email and sent your pattern over to your email.

      Thanks and enjoy!

      Ashley

  21. rach says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! I love the little guy tie tutorial.

    1. rach says:

      oh, and my email is youngrachelanne at gmail dot com

    2. Ashley says:

      Fantastic………go and check your email!

      Ashley

  22. Jen Kennedy says:

    I love your darla purse, I’d love to make it!

    1. Jen Kennedy says:

      I entered my email in the form but just in case, jennkenn10@gmail.com

    2. Ashley says:

      Jen,

      Fantastic……go and check your email! And enjoy!

      Ashley

  23. shirley elizabeth says:

    Oh I love your patterns! Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Ashley says:

      Shirley,

      Let me know which pattern you’d like from my shop (https://makeitandloveitshop.bigcartel.com/) and I’ll send the files to your email.

      Hope you enjoy!

      Ashley

    2. shirley elizabeth says:

      I would love the Darla Purse pattern. So cute!

    3. Ashley says:

      Shirley,

      Fantastic……go and check your email!

      Ashley

  24. Kerry says:

    Hi, Happy Thanksgiving! I think you’re a genius. I love everything that you do. You’ve inspired me to start crafting/sewing again, so Thank You!

    1. Kerry says:

      Little Guy Tie please, so cute!

    2. Ashley says:

      You’re so welcome! I’m so glad you’re finding everything so useful! Now go and check your email!

      Ashley

  25. shelley says:

    what a fun idea! love your website!

    1. Ashley says:

      Shelley,

      Let me know which pattern you’d like from my shop (https://makeitandloveitshop.bigcartel.com/) and I’ll send the files to your email.

      Hope you enjoy!

      Ashley

  26. Barbara says:

    Oh, you sweet thing! I am so excited! I love the little Abigail booties because I’m expecting my first granddaughter after a lifetime of only boys! Thank you so much! Hugs!!!

    sweetsandals@gmail dot com

    1. Ashley says:

      Oh yay……congrats on the new granddaughter on the way!! :)

      Now go and check your email!

      Ashley

    2. Barbara says:

      EEEEK! I’m really excited about this! Thank you SO, SO much! These will soon be little pink princess slippers with pink Swarovski rhinestones on them, in a newborn size! I can’t wait!

  27. Anna W. says:

    How awesome! I love your blog!!!

    1. Ashley says:

      Anna,

      Let me know which pattern you’d like from my shop (https://makeitandloveitshop.bigcartel.com/) and I’ll send the files to your email.

      Hope you enjoy!

      Ashley

    2. Anna W. says:

      I would like the little guy tie!

      Thank you!!!

    3. Ashley says:

      Anna,

      Fantastic……go and check your email!

      Ashley

  28. Cyndie call says:

    Happy thanksgiving!

    1. Cyndie call says:

      I’d love the tie pattern. So cute!
      Cyndiedg@gmail.com

    2. Ashley says:

      Cyndie,

      Fantastic……go and check your email!

      Ashley

  29. emali says:

    I LOVE your patterns! THANK YOU!!!

    1. emali says:

      wasn’t sure if you needed me to write out my e-mail: e mollenhauer (at) g mail (dot) com

      I just found out I’m expecting a BOY (we have 3 girls currently) so I want the little guy tie pattern!

    2. Ashley says:

      Oh yay…..this pattern will be perfect for him!

      Go and check your email!

      Ashley

  30. leigh7911 says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, indeed! I’m so thankful for my little family of three. Even if the youngest of us refuses to nap. :)

    The Darla Purse is amazing looking! How have I not noticed it before?!

    1. leigh7911 says:

      Looks like you wanted the email actually put IN the comment, and not just left with it in the form. Ah well. Thanks for the chance anyway!

    2. Ashley says:

      Oh no Leigh, you did it perfectly! :) I can see the emails that aren’t showing for everyone else to see. It just took me a few days to respond. But go and check your email……I just sent your pattern!

      Enjoy!

      Ashley

  31. Sheena A. says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, I love your blog and all the great tips and ideas!

    1. Ashley says:

      Sheena,

      Let me know which pattern you’d like from my shop (https://makeitandloveitshop.bigcartel.com/) and I’ll send the files to your email.

      Hope you enjoy!

      Ashley

    2. Sheena A. says:

      I would love to have the Abigal booties pattern! Thank you so much, you made my day!

    3. Ashley says:

      Sheena,

      Fantastic……go and check your email!

      Ashley

  32. Marie says:

    Thanks for sharing your crafting talents with us! I love your tutorials. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Ashley says:

      Marie,

      Let me know which pattern you’d like from my shop (https://makeitandloveitshop.bigcartel.com/) and I’ll send the files to your email.

      Hope you enjoy!

      Ashley

    2. Marie says:

      I would love the maddy dress. ( I already have your lily skirt and tie patterns- they are great!)
      Thanks again!

    3. Ashley says:

      Marie,

      Fantastic……go and check your email!

      Ashley

  33. Faith says:

    I enjoy your blog very much! Hope your thanksgiving was wonderful! Your patterns are so cute. Especially love the Abigail booties :)

    Walkwithmebyfaith at gmail.

    1. Ashley says:

      Faith,

      Fantastic……go and check your email!

      Ashley

  34. April @ Red-Dirt-Mama says:

    What a beautiful blog post. I’m thankful for YOU, too. You’re reinspired a love for sewing and creating – and the confidence to do it!

    1. April @ Red-Dirt-Mama says:

      Oh, and I LOVE all your patterns, but the Abigail booties are calling my name. :)

    2. April @ Red-Dirt-Mama says:

      Since we enter our email address in the form, do you have to physically write the email address on the comment? If so, aprilcmcgrew(at)gmail(dot)com. :)

    3. Ashley says:

      April

      Nope, it shows up perfectly for me. Go and check your email…….I just sent over your pattern!

      Ashley

  35. DeeDee says:

    thank you soooo much :) i have a bunch of little friends’ babies on the way. your thankfulness will go a long way to making other people happy :)

    1. DeeDee says:

      could i get the abigail booties please :)

    2. DeeDee says:

      i left my email addy in this comment form… did you need it actually typed out in the comment?

    3. Ashley says:

      DeeDee,

      Nope, it shows up perfectly for me. Go and check your email…….I just sent over your pattern!

      Ashley

  36. Diana says:

    Oh how nice! Thank you for your blog, too! I’d love a pattern!! Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Ashley says:

      Diana,

      Let me know which pattern you’d like from my shop (https://makeitandloveitshop.bigcartel.com/) and I’ll send the files to your email.

      Hope you enjoy!

      Ashley

  37. Kim B. says:

    How wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving to you!!!

    1. Kim B. says:

      I would love the abigail pattern.

    2. Ashley says:

      Kim,

      Fantastic……go and check your email!

      Ashley

  38. CoDele Lurker says:

    I love the Darla purse! And I especially love this website. Great patterns, Great ideas and Great blogging!

  39. Becky says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Keep up your creative spirit!

    1. Becky says:

      I’d love the Little Guy Tie. So many cute boys to make those for! :)

    2. Ashley says:

      Becky,

      Fantastic……go and check your email!

      Ashley

  40. Jen M says:

    Thanks for the giveaway

    1. Jen M says:

      could I get the little guy tie? My son would look so cute in them!

    2. Ashley says:

      Jen,

      Fantastic……go and check your email!

      Ashley

  41. Eva Scott says:

    Your blog is such an inspiration! I got the potty party idea from you and it worked! ;-) happy thanksgiving!

    1. Eva Scott says:

      Can I get the Maddie dress please? :)

    2. Ashley says:

      Eva,

      Fantastic……go and check your email!

      Ashley

  42. Neta says:

    What a great way to say thank you! I am thankful for you and all the other bloggers who so kindly offer up their ideas and knowledge to inspire the rest of us to create wonderful things for our babies!

    1. Ashley says:

      Neta,

      Let me know which pattern you’d like from my shop (https://makeitandloveitshop.bigcartel.com/) and I’ll send the files to your email.

      Hope you enjoy!

      Ashley

    2. Neta says:

      I would love the Lily skirt! I have been a bit nervous to try the technique.

    3. Ashley says:

      Neta,

      Fantastic……go and check your email!

      Ashley

  43. Lindsey says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    1. Ashley says:

      Lindsey,

      Let me know which pattern you’d like from my shop (https://makeitandloveitshop.bigcartel.com/) and I’ll send the files to your email.

      Hope you enjoy!

      Ashley

  44. Chris L. says:

    What???? Thanks for the giveaway!!

    1. Ashley says:

      Chris,

      Let me know which pattern you’d like from my shop (https://makeitandloveitshop.bigcartel.com/) and I’ll send the files to your email.

      Hope you enjoy!

      Ashley

  45. whitney says:

    How generous! I love your thoughtfulness & talent. Today I am thankful for family as well. And health!

    1. Ashley says:

      Let me know which pattern you’d like from my shop (https://makeitandloveitshop.bigcartel.com/) and I’ll send the files to your email.

      Hope you enjoy!

      Ashley

    2. whitney says:

      Thank you!!! I would love the Maddy dress:)

    3. Ashley says:

      Whitney,

      Fantastic……go and check your email!

      Ashley

  46. Jodie R. says:

    Thanks for the pattern giveaway! And Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Jodie R. says:

      By the way, I’d like the little boy tie :) Thanks again!

    2. Ashley says:

      Fantastic……go and check your email!

      Ashley

  47. Kari S says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    1. Ashley says:

      Kari,

      Let me know which pattern you’d like from my shop (https://makeitandloveitshop.bigcartel.com/) and I’ll send the files to your email.

      Hope you enjoy!

      Ashley

    2. Kari S says:

      Thanks Ashley!! I would love to have the Maddy dress pattern please

    3. Ashley says:

      Kari,

      Fantastic……go and check your email!

      Ashley

  48. percilla says:

    I am checking in late, but hoping to get a free pattern. If not thanks for the chance.

    1. percilla says:

      percillasdeals at hotmail dot com

    2. Ashley says:

      Let me know which pattern you’d like from my shop (https://makeitandloveitshop.bigcartel.com/) and I’ll send the files to your email.

      Hope you enjoy!

      Ashley

    3. percilla says:

      Thank you so much. I would love the pattern to the bradley booties. This is first time I have won anything from a blog that I follow!!!!!! I love your site and enjoy reading it daily!!

    4. Ashley says:

      Percilla,

      Fantastic……go and check your email!

      Ashley

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