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Giving Thanks (Spin Artiste Giveaway #1 & Weekend SALE code!)

Here beings the biggest shopping weekend of the year- “Black Friday”, “Small Business Saturday” and “Cyber Monday” But not only is this a time for great shopping, it’s also a time of reflection and appreciation for what we have.

I’m so very thankful for my friends and family! We are by no means “rich” in terms of hard cash, but we are overwhelmingly wealthy when it comes to the love and support we have of our friends and family .  I’m so very blessed to have become good friends with some amazing fiber folks in the last year.  I’m so thankful for the week I had of inspiration and creative exploration at the Pluckyfluff studio. I’m incredibly thankful for my amazing loyal customers, without whom I couldn’t be doing what I love so much! And most of all, I’m thankful for each beautiful sunset I get to spend with my husband.

SO to celebrate this weekend of shopping and giving thanks- I want to know what YOU’RE thankful for!! Post in the comments below (please include your email) and on Tuesday morning I will draw a winner, for a $10 Gift Certificate to use in the shop (and a free goodie included with your order)! Also, from NOW thru Monday at midnight use “THX2011” and get 10% off your entire order in the shop! This INCLUDES Textile Couture, wearable finished items that are ready to give as gifts!!

I hope everyone has a fun shopping weekend and I really appreciate you buying handmade and supporting my small business this holiday season!! Be sure to stop by Spin Artiste tomorrow (Small Business Saturday) for a chance to win an awesome Swag bag to celebrate 1200 likes on facebook, and then swing back by here on Monday for one more “Cyber Monday” giveaway!   And if you haven’t seen my Spin Artiste Interview, you can check it out here!  I can’t thank Arlene enough for taking the time to interview me!

Happy Holidays everyone- may it be the beginning of a wonderful season! Now let’s see some SNOW!

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  1. Jenny Kuhl #

    I am thankful for so much. My family and friends, my wonderful child who is so beautiful, healthy, smart and happy. I am thankful for my house, my education, my marriage, and having enough money to put good food on the table. I am thankful for all of the things in my life that make my life, well, mine.

    November 25, 2011
  2. Esther, thank you for both sharing your list of things you are grateful for, and inviting us to share ours! I’m so glad to hear that your life is so full of awesome. 🙂

    I’m grateful for my Mom, who is giving me a place to live while I get back on my feet this year, and my guy, who bought me a new wheel so that I can spin without my knee hurting. I’m incredibly grateful for my friends, who make me smile every day, and for my business, which makes me happier than I can say. I feel super blessed!

    November 25, 2011
  3. Rob Lescalleet #

    I am grateful for the most wonderful girl a buy could ever have in his life. ❤

    November 25, 2011
  4. carol mauriello #

    Thanksgiving is always my favorite time of year-Family and friends eat and drink all night.Thanks for your skills -I watched your you tube vids before a new it was you….
    I hope to take a weaving class with you sometime soon-See you
    at VKL,

    November 25, 2011
  5. carol mauriello #

    Hope you had a Happy T Day..Batts off to you!!!

    November 25, 2011
  6. Jenny Stringer #

    So very thankful for my children Jillian and Jacob and the time that I had with my son, Jarod, before he passed away. Also, so thankful for my DH, Scott and the fact that he “puts-up-with” my crafting without too much grumbling (is that a word?)!! Doing what I love helps me to keep it all together!

    November 25, 2011
  7. I am most thankful for the wonderful upbringing that my mom, dad, grandpa, & grandma provided for me. They were always there for me and loved me unconditionally. They taught me to always treat others the awy that I want to be treated. They forced me to make my own decisions once I reached 18. I would get SO aggravated when they would not tell me what they would do. They would simply say “I am not you, so it doesn’t matter what I would do. Decide what is best for you.” That taught me to look at all problems and decisions from many different angles. I love and miss them so much. I only wish that I could thank them for making me who I am.

    November 25, 2011
  8. I am so thankful that I met you in California! You are a huge inspiration to me and you are such a wonderful, kind, creative and beautiful fibre friend!

    November 25, 2011
  9. Thankful for all the wonderful people that spinning and knitting has brought into my life! Seriously some of the most kind, funny, talented people on the planet and they all enrich my life in so many ways.

    November 25, 2011
  10. Stacy #

    I’m thankful for my family. Time is so precious.

    November 25, 2011
  11. I am so thankful for Ravelry!!! Jess and Casey….my life would not be the same without you and your ideas and follow through. The site has made me a better artist, knitter, spinner, and made me so many friends!! I can’t imagine my life without Brittany…Esther….Shannon…the list goes on 🙂

    November 25, 2011
  12. This year I am thankful for so many things! I am thankful that my dad is still cancer free and that my mom is no longer working 80 hours a week at age 60 an running herself into the ground. I am thankful that after $5000 of surgery/treatment my dog is finally recovered and was given the green light to play again. I am thankful for my husband and the new job he starts next week that will move us closer to family. I am also thankful for my business, and look forward to devoting more time to it in the coming year.

    November 25, 2011
  13. I am thankful for the ability to create with wool, and my friends who share in that creative energy and the wonderful ideas we give and take from each other.

    November 25, 2011
  14. I’m thankful for my amazing husband who supports my yarnie habit! 😀 and all my yarnie friends who inspire me to try new fun techniques.

    November 25, 2011
  15. yay! im thankful for being happy…and that could be because i just ordered my first spindle 🙂

    November 25, 2011
  16. Robyn Story #

    I am thankful for the people God blessed my life with, and His faithful providence for my needs and more.

    November 25, 2011
  17. I am thankful for my beautiful, healthy family and for allowing myself to create without doubt or fear.

    November 25, 2011
  18. Meredith Wood #

    I am thankful for the freedom to practice my religion. To all those who are not I honor your courage to stand up, speak out and demand freedom! I am thankful that I am not subjected to gender crimes simply for being female. To those that are I will help you to speak until your voice is heard and your bodies are your own! I am thankful for having a roof over my head, clean water to drink and bathe with and food in my cupboards. If you are undomiciled, hungry and feel Invisible; I see you and you do matter! I am thankful for the conditional love of my family. Wishing all of you peace, happiness and love!

    November 25, 2011
  19. Meredith Wood #

    I am thankful for the freedom to practice my religion. To all those who are not I honor your courage to stand up, speak out and demand freedom! I am thankful that I am not subjected to gender crimes simply for being female. To those that are I will help you to speak until your voice is heard and your bodies are your own! I am thankful for having a roof over my head, clean water to drink and bathe with and food in my cupboards. If you are undomiciled, hungry and feel Invisible; I see you and you do matter. I am thankful for the unconditional love of my family. Wishing you all peace, happiness and love!

    November 25, 2011
  20. Sam #

    I am thankful for all the amazing friends I’ve made this year and opportunities that have been afforded me. Who know I’d go from woodworking to fiber arts in such a short amount of time? I’m looking forward to another great year!

    November 25, 2011
  21. This is my favorite holiday because it gives me time to pause and think about all the good things in my life. I have a mental list of things I am grateful for. But I will highlight a few.
    First and most important, thankful for a God who loves me with all my faults!
    I am thankful for my husband of 28 years , my best friend and lover.
    I am thankful for all of my children and grand children.
    I am thankful for living in such a beautiful place where I get to be blessed with the most amazing sunsets!
    I am grateful for meeting such amazing fiber artists, who so graciuosly share their knowledge and experience with everyone, so that we can pass it on to the next person.
    And last but not least , for all my dogs and my cats…and my furry bunnies. 🙂
    Thanks Esther!

    November 26, 2011
  22. i am thankful for the use both my hands to nit, crochet, and spin with. and i am extremely grateful for the sheep that provide the wool to create beautiful yarns with.

    November 26, 2011
    • ok, that’s supposed to be knit, not nit. 🙂

      November 26, 2011
  23. I am thankful for my family and friends. Their support in all of my fiber ventures. (

    November 26, 2011
  24. I am thankful for family and friends who love me, and for spinning and knitting and a little business that keep me in fiber to spin and knit with. I’m thankful for the beauty and softness that fiber art brings into my life, and for all the animals who share their fiber with me.

    November 26, 2011
  25. I am thankful for more than I can really list. Family, health, freedom – and the chance to win a gift certificate 🙂

    November 26, 2011
  26. Lara #

    I am thankful for my sister who has included me fully as her business partner ❤
    I am thankful for my fiance who loves me and trades my interest in his music and recording with his interest in my fiber arts.
    And I am thankful for my Dachshund who snuggles next to me each night and even lets me dress him in my garish knits 🙂

    November 26, 2011
  27. KathyC #

    I am thankful that I have found fiber which gives me an opportunity to be creative. I am also at the end of my first year with an empty nest and I am proud and grateful for my adult children!

    November 27, 2011
  28. I’m thankful for my best friend and hubby of 22 years, my two daughters, and my adorable grandson. I’m thankful for my mother for passing on her creative genes to me and teaching me so much before she passed. I’m thankful for my all the fuzzy creatures in my life… those in the house and in the pasture. I’m thankful for all the incredible friendships life has spun for me.

    November 27, 2011
  29. Terrill #

    I am thankful for …so many things I would go over limit here! Thankful for my husband who encourages me (and scoops poop) in my alpaca business and loves me as I am for 25 yrs. For my girls who are married to good men and the laughter love and joy of family and friends…oh..and the random daily things that make me realize how blessed I am.

    November 28, 2011
  30. I’m thankful for family and friends, spinning, sheep and bunnehs, Ravelry and the holiday season (aka an excuse to eat anything I want!).

    November 28, 2011
  31. It’s been a rough year with two deads in the family and lots of stress and ignorance. A lot of heartbreak and tears.

    I’m thankful to have known Pa and Ruth! I’m thankful that Pa is now with Ma and doesn’t suffer anymore. I’m thankful for my family, my parents and my sister and her great husband. Without them my husband and I would have had a much more difficult time than we had and sometimes still have. Even 500km apart our bond and love is strong!

    I’m thankful for two couples, who are the best friends you can wish for! And their adorable kids.

    I’m thankful for all the new people I met! And I’m looking forward to meet more!
    I’m thankful that we are as healthy as we are.

    And I’m thankful for so much more.

    November 28, 2011
  32. Tal #

    I am thankful to have balance in my life and that my family has enabled it to be this way. They are my biggest cheering section.

    November 28, 2011

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