I wish Thanksgiving was a holiday we celebrated in the UK, I would love to sit and talk about what we are thankful for in my house. It's easy to lose sight of the big picture and get caught up on little details that aren't so great. I'm thankful for so much. It's a difficult time in the world right now and everyone seems to be affected by the poor economy. I'm thankful we still have a roof over our head and food to eat, even though we might not be able to pay our bills as regularly as we would like to, or go away on trips.
I'm thankful we have our health. I'm thankful for a husband that is working 7 day weeks to make his new business a success, although it is unlikely to make us rich. I'm thankful for the brother in law and sister in law that live next door to us that I can rely on unconditionally for help with childcare and everything else they do for us.
I'm thankful for our children, who frustrate me no end sometimes, but can put a smile on my face even when I am ready to explode and turn my mood right around. I'm thankful for the teenager that is sensible, yet ditsy and talks to me about everything, and for the little ginger one that is every teacher's favourite, but still bit cheeky.
I'm thankful for my work, which doesn't pay me enough to live off but enough to continue doing it!
And I'm thankful for each and every one of you that visits here and takes the time to read what I say and even more thankful to those that leave comments. You really do make me happy.
So happy Thanksgiving to you all - whether you celebrate or not, take a moment to think about what you are thankful for today, because even when things are darkly miserable and you feel about as low as you can get, I promise you, there is always something that can make you feel better.
Now, onto the sales, which have become as much of a part of Thanksgiving as the turkey (I don't know if I like that idea so much, but it's fact of life, so let's make the most of it!)
Pink Castle Fabrics have a sale that is on through the holiday weekend.
Kokka (including Ellen Luckett Baker's new collection Stamped and the new glittery Melody Miller Ruby Star Sparkle)
25% off Liberty Lifestyle
25% off all precuts and bundles (there's a whole heap new stuff in this section too!)
(handle with care)
Plus there are new lines added to the regular sale section, so check those out and stock up!
For those planning ahead to the Holidays and gift giving, there are gift certificates and gift memberships too.
Sew Me A Song has a shipping special from today through Sunday. Flate rate shipping will be $2.50 for US orders, $6.50 for Canada and $8.50 for elsewhere. Enter the coupon code THANKYOU12 in notes to seller at checkout and the difference will be refunded via paypal.
Might be a good time to stock up on those text prints I need, don't you think?
Starting Monday Fat Quarter Shop have a great little pinterest contest going on. Visit the blog for more details and Santa Kimberly could be adding a little something to your stocking this year!
Fat Quarter Shop are also having a Black Friday sale - so keep an eye on their sale section for some unbelievable bargains and use the coupon code jingle for 25% off all orders until Thursday 29th. I have had so much great stuff thanks to their annual Black Friday or Christmas sales.
Over in the UK Kate from M is for Make is getting into the thanksgiving spirit with 20% off all orders using the code BlackFriday at checkout, after paypal (running from Friday until Sunday)
That's 20% off anything, including already discounted fabrics.
Kate has a nice range of essex linen in stock, and with 20% off it works out really really well priced. She also has a few of the Anna Maria Horner LouLouthi flannels still in stock (and already in the sale section) so if you liked my quilt the other day maybe you should pick up a little bit whilst you can!
I'm going to get a bit of this laminated cotton (yep, I got the last of it - sorry!) to make a few pouches using Anna/Noodlehead's tutorial, for Christmas gifts. It'd look lovely lined with the blue leopard print from Field Study, don't you think?
Simply Solids is also having a thanksgiving weekend sale - with 15% off any order using the code turkey on checkout, from tomorrow (friday) through monday.
Also - a heads up Annie at Village Haberdashery has Liberty Lifestyle Stile in stock now...but it seems it wasn't entirely supposed to turn up just yet (release is officially March). If you want to be ahead of the pack (and before she's made to stop selling it!) stock up now!