Friday, December 19, 2014

We Bought a COW!!!!

Yep. You read that right! :)
We bought a COW!!!!
Read More HERE!
If you've been around here for a bit, you probably remember me sharing that my oldest daughter was fundraising for 2014 with the goal of purchasing a cow for a family in need through Samaritan's Purse. I'm very excited and proud to share that she exceeded her goal and a family will indeed be receiving this gift! 
What a blessing it has been to watch her work throughout the year with a diligent heart for others and her goal. Thank you to each and everyone that supported and shared the effort! Looking forward to what's ahead!

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

#TBT - Gift Wrap Alternatives

Check out this past post for some clever gift wrap alternatives to help get all those last minute gifts wrapped in unique style!


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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

HUGE MILESTONE for our FLUFF Project!!!!!!

I'm beyond THRILLED to get to share this news with you!
Yesterday I made another delivery of stuffed toys for children in foster care. The 73 stuffed friends delivered helped us reach a VERY SPECIAL and VERY SIGNIFICANT goal......

I am giddy with excitement and truly can't say THANK YOU enough for all of your support and participation to make this possible! Thank you for trusting me with your generous gifts and allowing my family the blessing of getting to deliver them. It's such a treat! :)

Learn  more about our on-going FLUFF Project and how you can be a part HERE.

Here's to many more 1,000s to come I hope!!!! 
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Monday, December 8, 2014

A Favorite Things Giveaway - SMS Giveaway Day!!!


I've been wanting to say "THANK YOU!!!" for all of your support and participation this year, and have been gathering items with this in mind, so what better way than a GIVEAWAY!!! I figured the SMS Giveaway Day was the perfect opportunity to do so! 

I'm putting together a FABULOUS surprise bundle of some of my favorite things....some sewing....some just special treats! I'll update this post throughout the week with some pictures of fun things I've found to include in the bundle, so be sure and stop back by and take a peek! :)

Ok....here's that peek!

  • A Laura Ashley pencil box perfect for storing little notions and such.
  • Post-It Notes....can't hardly imagine life without them!
  • A roll of my favorite RED Scotch tape.....the only tape for PDF pattern assembly!
  • Jelly Belly goodness
  • Sewing patterns
  • Thread pack with threader and thimble
  • Fabric (OF COURSE!!!)
  • Woven labels to personalize your handmade items
  • A unique pattern coloring book......and more!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My giveaway is open for US shipping. HOWEVER....if you are an international participant of our projects and have sent items in support of any of our 2014 projects, then you are also invited to enter!  I appreciate you all so very much and know the added expense that shipping can be!

OK.
Here's how to enter.....
Have fun and Happy Giveaway MADNESS!!! 
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Friday, December 5, 2014

Snug Little Snowman - Pattern Preview!

 It's been a good while since I've done any pattern testing, but when this little guy showed up in my email, I knew I couldn't resist! This is the upcoming Snug Little Snowman pattern by Sweetbriar Sisters. He does indeed melt my heart and goes perfectly with the special cross-stitch gift my neighbor made me several years ago. 

 He's a delightfully festive little fella that was a joy to make! From picking my fabric to tying his scarf in place was less than 2 hours, making him a fun decoration or perfect last minute gift for someone special this year. 

He would also make a darling stocking stuffer!

The pattern comes in 2 sizes and made the larger. I would image the smaller one could make a really sweet ornament or of course you could sew a family of snowmen to match your own family!

This was my first time sewing a Sweetbriar Sisters pattern, and I was so pleased with how clearly the directions were written making it very easy to follow. I look forward to sewing more from their collection in the future. 

Be sure and keep watch on the Sweetbriar Sisters shop or social media outlets for his release....should be very soon!
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Monday, December 1, 2014

December at Hopeful Threads

As is tradition around here, the month of December is reserved for family time, rest and reflection. I love this time of year and soaking every bit of it with my starry eyed little ones....who ask daily how many more days until Christmas! ;)

I'll still be sewing of course....I mean come on! 
I have a long list of items to work on and hopefully finish for family. Stockings, PJs and LOTS of baking ahead! I'll share here as I have time, but I also invite you to follow along on Instagram here where I enjoy easily sharing peeks of everyday life in the Hopeful Threads home.  


As a quick reminder, for those participating in our 4th Quarter Project for Children's Hospital, today is the day to get those donations shipped! :) You can get the shipping address and any further info on the POST HERE. Thank you all for giving back the way you do! Every. Stitch. Matters.
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