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Sew Thankful Sunday – 12-30-2012

Sew Thankful Sunday at The Crafty QuilterI love the “pay it forward” notion and Sew Thankful Sunday is my way to highlight the beautiful things others are doing in the blog world and perhaps to share a few things that I am grateful for personally.

So let’s start with Alyssa at Pile ‘O Fabric.  If that name sounds familiar, it’s because I mentioned her last week too!  She is hosting a free Skill Builder Block of the Month and will introduce two new blocks each month which will emphasize a different piecing technique or quilting skill.

To get you geared up, Alyssa gives you a great color theory lesson in her recent post, Fabric and Color Choice.

Color Palette from Pile O’ Fabric 

I think this will be a great opportunity to learn some new techniques and Alyssa will be using the “quilt as you go” method – something I have been wanting to try.  I hope you join in the fun!

Since it’s almost the beginning of a new year, I have been searching for a new daily planner.  There are lots of free printable options on the internet and to make your search easier, Judy at Contented at Home gives you ten to check out.

10 More Free Printable Daily Planners

Her original post of “10 Free Printable Daily Planners” gives you even more options!  I am so grateful that Judy has put all of this information in one place (or two)!

Another option which I’m considering is to customize your own planner.  Kyla at Kyla Roma has a great post on Making a Custom Day Planner that you should check out.


make your own custom planner
Make Your Own Custom Planner at Kyla Roma 

Kyla also provides some free printables for monthly and weekly pages that you can print and customize to suit your needs.

And if you’re a blogger, Jolanthe from Homeschool Creations has put together a beautiful blog planner here.  This totally looks like me – love the colors and the butterflies!

Printable Blog Planner
Printable Blog Planner from Homeschool Creations 

If anyone can recommend a good computer program to make your own calendar/planning pages, I’d love to hear about it.  I’m a little challenged in that department!

If you’re still looking for some good end-of-the-year shopping deals, here are a few to check out:

Hundreds of items marked down at Fat Quarter Shop’s end of year sale!

Fat Quarter Shop's End of Year Sale!

From December 25 thru January 5 use Mad About Patchwork’s coupon 12DAYS to save an additional 12% on your entire order (includes Kona cotton, Kaffe Fasset Collective, batiks, polka dot basics, fleece, books & patterns, perle cotton and rulers).

12 Days of Christmas Sale at Mad About Patchwork! 

And at Hancock’s of Paducah you can still save 20% on your purchase until January 1st, 2013.

Shop 20% Off
Hancock’s of Paducah Sale 


And since 2013 is right around the corner, I found a lovely New Year’s resolution printable at Sara Dawn Designs:


New Year’s Resolution at Sarah Dawn Designs 

This is going on my desk/wall for sure!  I think Sarah has captured some positive goals beautifully.  While you’re visiting her blog, you should check out her other crafty ideas and be inspired!

I think I’ll end today’s post with that.  I wish you all a beautiful and safe New Year’s Eve and a happy and healthy 2013!



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