Sew Thankful Sunday, 12.15.2013

Welcome to Sew Thankful Sunday, my way of “tipping my hat” to the creative community we share in cyberspace.

Sew Thankful Sunday at The Crafty Quilter(Remember, you can click on any of the images in this post and it will open up a new tab to the associated link).

Here are 11 things I am sew thankful for today!

1.  Amy at Diary of a Quilter has come up with a list of 17 gift ideas for quilters.  She has some really good ideas, even if you want to supplement your own tool box!

Gifts-for-quilters @ Diary of a Quilter2.  For a quick DIY gift bag, check out Shannon’s idea at Madigan Made.  It’s so easy and cute too!

easy-duck-tape-gift-bag-craft-3.  There’s a wonderful tutorial for Christmas Stockings by the girls at Clover & Violet.  I love how scrappy these are and the button adds just the right amount of cuteness!

Scrappy stockings @ Clover & Violet4.  If you’re still looking for ideas for quick gifts to sew, check out Melissa’s list at Polka Dot Chair.  There is something for everyone here!

25-Gifts-to-Sew5.  Are you looking for cookie recipes for the holidays?  Try these Peppermint Kahlua Oreo Cookie Balls from My Baking Addiction.  Yes, all of that in one cookie!

Oreo Cookie Balls @ My Baking Addiction
Peppermint Kahlua Oreo Cookie Balls @ My Baking Addiction

6.  I love log cabin quilts, and this Log Cabin Wreath by Christa at Christa Quilts would make a beautiful wall hanging for the holidays!  Christa is guest posting at Quilt Story where you can find the full tutorial.

Log Cabin Wreath by Christa Watson
Log Cabin Wreath by Christa Watson

7.  I just discovered a new-to-me blog, Lolly Jane, that is full of DIY ideas and lots more.  They recently posted a Christmas Extravaganza linky party and 16 Fabulous Ideas for Christmas.  You will find so much inspiration there!

Christmas-Extravaganza @ Lolly Jane
Christmas Extravaganza @ Lolly Jane

8.  Dana at This Silly Girl’s Life has an awesome roundup of Winter Wonderland Home Decor Ideas that will really inspire you for the holidays!  There is still time to incorporate a few of these ideas into your home.

winter decor roundup

9.  Camila at Titi Crafty has done all of the research for you with a roundup of 15 Christmas Wrapping and Gift Tag Ideas.  The packaging alone is a gift!


10.  There’s nothing like a cookie exchange during the holidays and you can enjoy a virtual one at A Handful of Everything.  Krista has also included a linky so that you can add your own favorite recipes, too!

Cookie Exchange @ A Handful of Everything

11.  One of the things I love about the blogging community is the exchange of ideas and information.  Wendy at Ivory Spring recently demonstrated this beautifully with a tip for accurate piecing.  You can follow the “discussion” by reading the comment section, too.

Accurate Piecing Tip @ Ivory Spring
Accurate Piecing Tip @ Ivory Spring


That’s a lot to be thankful for today, and I appreciate all of the featured blogs sew much!

December is moving quickly and I’ll have a few announcements to share later this week that I’m really excited about.  Enjoy the rest of your day!

Julie Siggy-1

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  1. Hi Julie, I’m sitting outside enjoying the sun here in Sunnyvale while I check out all your great blogs. Lots of good ideas, sew many crafty people like yourself out there!
    Enjoy your day 🙂

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