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Top 10 Things to be Thankful For in the Sewing Room

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Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Sew4Home! It’s a glorious day for family, friends, and food. But if you’re searching for an excuse to sneak out of the room before Uncle Tony starts into his annual holiday re-cap of the new traffic cones he’s added to his already burgeoning collection, why not browse for a bit on Sew4Home? We’ve compiled a few things that raise our “attitude of gratitude” here in the world of sewing and craft. Read on, and leave us a comment about what you’re thankful for! 

We are thankful for...

10. Being able to locate the needle dropped into the carpet on the first try.

9.  The fabric retailer who gives you an extra 3” because the previous cut was crooked and she wants to make sure you can trim a straight edge.

8.  That moment when you turn a bag right side out and see that the seams of your boxed corner are a super-duper perfect match. 

7.  Pretty metal finishes, like grommets and rivets and snaps that allow us to whack something with a hammer… sometimes several times. 

6.  Plaid. Because… well, it’s plaid and plaid is so cool for about a bazillion different things.

5.  Mistakes… yep, mistakes! If we never made mistakes, we’d never learn, and we’d never be as thrilled as we are when things actually go right. 

4.  Mrs. Peterson’s fourth grade math class; she was right, we do use fractions everyday in real life. However, she wasn’t quite as spot on with her prediction that we’d also need to know how to dissect a worm.

3.  The sharpest tool in the shed - needles, scissors, rotary cutter blades, pins, seam rippers - there are a lot of slicey, pointy things that make our projects so much easier.

2.  Fabric - and the designer brains who dream it up. Just when you think there couldn’t possibly be anything more beautiful than that last piece of fabric you bought, you blink and there’s another stack of gorgeousness waiting to be loved.

1.  YOU - because without you, there wouldn’t be a Sew4Home, and then we’d probably have to join Uncle Tony in his traffic cone collection business. 

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Comments (27)

Kathleen Beecher said:
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Wonderful list!  The little things DO matter.  My favorite is #5.  Last year I bought a new Singer (my previous machine is 70 years old - WOW - what a step up).  Anyway, it came with a seam ripper.  A seam ripper!  I've never had one before.  It's my absolute favorite tool.  I just love ripping out seams (I seem to need to do a lot of that.)  What a silly little thing to be grateful for, but I truly am.

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@Kathleen - So glad you enjoyed the list, and yes, the littlest things can make a big difference.

Ellen M said:
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Hi Liz, This is sooo funny! Love them all - but especially number 10! Thanks for making me smile.

We are just as thankful for you!

hugs,

Ellen

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@Ellen -- Thank you! Gotta have a smile after a weekend with all the relatives, right?!?!

https://sewingscoupe.com said:
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I love your blog and will add you to my favorites. Your articles are wonderful

Molly

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@Molly - Thank you! We're so lucky you've chosen to be a S4H follower!

Shirley Caldwell said:
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I will say.....ALL OF THE 10 ABOVE.and a big thank you for being on the other end of my computer!

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@Shirley - And we thank you for being a loyal fan on the other end of our computers!!

ska said:
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What a wonderful & accurate list!  I agree with some of the others - Ya'll are on my thankful list!  Hope you have a terrific year!

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ska - Thanks so much! We're all looking forward to 2017.

G.LaVonne said:
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This was fun. Thank you.  I would add  and for Sew4Home and their inspiration.

Thank you.

Momo said:
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I heartily concur!  Stitchers wouldn't have nearly as much fun, inspiration, or the courage to try new things without Sew4Home!  Thank you for all that you do for us!

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@G.Lavonne and Momo - Thank you so much for such grand compliments. We are thankful to have you as S4H followers!

Linda M Jung said:
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How right you are. If it is ok with you, I would love to print 2 of them, frame it and put one on my sewing room and give one to my sister- <3 -law. I love it, thank you so much Heidi. You get started and forget to stop and think about where you are and what's going on around you.  

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ Linda - What a fun idea! Immortalized in a frame - we feel pretty special!

Coastal Seams said:
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Thank you for this great list! And Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours...

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@Coastal Seams - You are so welcome, glad you enjoyed the fun!

Jane Coombs said:
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Wow, Liz, that was one of the best Top Ten lists. I either laughed or high 5 as the list dropped down. I love how you wrapped number one in the "attitude of gratitude."

Thank you for your great projects. A lot of practicality, creativity, and eye candy accompanied with doable instructions.

Thanks for giving.

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ Jand - Thanks - so glad you enjoyed you, and thanks for such kind words!

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@Betty - Thanks so much - and all the same to you. 

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@Hilary - Thank you - gotta have a bit of fun on Tday, right?!