Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thankful for...Artyarns giveaways!

As Thanksgiving's epic post-feast glaze settles over us, we couldn't help but take a moment to reflect on how fortunate we've been over the last year. Here at Jimmy Beans Wool, the Beans have lots to share!

"I am very thankful not to have a stuffy nose so far this holiday season. More importantly, I am thankful for my ridiculously awesome family, the amazing workplace I get to go to every day, and my spectacularly fantastical co-workers who also happen to be some of my bestest friends. I am also thankful for ruffle yarn.... but that is least important." - Leanne


"I’m thankful that my 2 year old has transitioned from screaming all of the time to talking and singing all of the time!!! (and that he is potty trained. It makes all of us much, much happier!)"- Laura

"I'm thankful beyond words for all the wonderful people I have in my life this year! Especially all the super fantastic people I work with, the new friends I've made this year, my family including the grandbaby soon to be and the awesome man in my life. There are no words to express how I feel, as I tried to find some I found only tears of gratitude."-Terry


Shawl for All Seasons Kit
"I am thankful for my family's good health which is most important of all. I am also grateful to my supportive husband and best friend, Elliot, and my 2 wonderful boys, actually men now, who I love and treasure more than anything else in this world.

I am also thankful for the opportunity to work at something I am super-passionate about. On a daily basis I try to spread the word how using luxury yarn such as Artyarns in hand knitting produces optimal results. My goal is to inspire knitters of all levels to try their hand at the craft and not to give up, and I believe if they use beautiful yarn that has lovely hand and drape, they will be encouraged to continue. And their friends will follow in their footsteps....and the cycle will continue.

I am thankful to Laura, Bethany, and the rest of the staff at Jimmy Beans for their incredible support of our brand, and the way they share our passion in making our yarns available to knitters around the world." - Iris, Artyarns


And we couldn't be more grateful to Iris for creating such fantastic yarn! To celebrate the holiday, we are giving away on of her precious Shawl for All Seasons kits in one of the new colors, either Red Carpet or Purple Velvet! Each kit includes a large skein of Silk Rhapsody Glitter Light and 4 small skeins of the Beaded Silk & Sequins Light, and calls for size US 9 needles for the knit pattern, or US I for the crochet version. It includes directions for both crochet and knit versions.


For a chance to win this kit, please leave a comment here telling us what you are thankful for this year by Tuesday, November 29th at 6pm PST. (Only one per person please!) We will announce the winner on Wednesday November 30th.

Thank you, as always, for reading our blog and being such an important part of our lives. We Beans have the best job ever and it's all because of you!


Happy Turkey eating!

Bethany



PS- What am I thankful for this year? I'm thankful for my wonderful husband (just married in August) and for our new bundle of joy that will be here this spring!


PPS- I'm also thankful to be a part of the Beans for Brains 2012 Scholarship Program! Don't just apply- Donate! JBW and 9 other sponsors will be matching YOUR donations dollar for dollar during the month of November (each sponsor will be matching up to $1,000 each, for a total of $10,000) to the Beans for Brains Scholarship fund. We will be accepting donations here and in our retail store with the targeted goal of raising $10,000 from all of YOU for a total of $20,000 in awards!! Together, we can help Craft a Higher Education! Track your donations on our Beans for Brains Facebook page!!


101 comments:

  1. I am thankful for my petite partner who loves to have things knit for her. She wears things so well, and is so grateful, it adds more joy to knitting.

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  2. I'm thankful to be alive, as I was in a pretty bad place a month ago.

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  3. Grateful For family friends and most of all health. For JBW and yarn.For the chance to win the Artyarns shawl kit in red.And the new little boy that will probably be born as we sit down to dinner.

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  4. I was taught "if you have your health, you have wealth" -- I am always thankful for the good health of my family and me

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  5. I'm thankful for my two boys, the are the sweetest two boys on earth! I thank God everyday for making me their mother.

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  6. I am thankful for my dear husband, our children and their partners and children, our siblings and their families, our friends and colleges, and the wealth of love we all have for each other. I'm grateful beyond all things for all our health.
    Sherryl

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  7. I am thankful for my son & my two grandgirls,they make me so happy.
    rinebird@gmail.com

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  8. I'm thankful I was able to use knitting as therapy for the strokes I've had. I used my skill to help me and also make awesome gifts for my children I encourage people learn a skill that will keep you interested throughout your life.

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  9. I am thankful for my beautiful family. No surprise there I guess, but really, there is nothing I treasure more.

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  10. I am thankful for everyone who loves me.

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  11. I am thankful for my husband who remains cheerful and loving despite enormous health challenges - I treasure every day we share.

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  12. I am thankful for good friends that got me knitting with good yarn.

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  13. I am thankful that my daughter isn't in Hershey Med having surgery like we were last year at this time. I'm so thankful for the health of all those close to me!

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  14. I am thankful for friends and family near and far.

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  15. I am thankful for my loving MC, for the good health of my family, for my super cute and playful cat, and for being gainfully employed in this economy.

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  16. I am thankful for my two young sons who make everyday a party.

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  17. I am thankful for all that this country offers and that we have men and women will to fight for our freedom. I am thankful that I will be able to spend the holiday with my family while those heroes are fighting.

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  18. I am thankful to all the brave people who like Michael J. Fox and Mohammed Ali, who put a face on the disease of Parkinsons. This past January, my husband received the diagnosis of Parkinsons but what was once a downhill slide through a short and limited life, is now something manageable with medication and therapy. I am so grateful to all the doctors and scientists who drastically changed the impact on my husband and family.

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  19. I am thankful for my children, and for the fact I have a job. I am also thankful that knitting relieves my stress while giving me some wonderful gifts to give my loved ones for Christmas. Thank you for the chance to win that beautiful shawl!

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  20. I am so thankful for the many blessings of love,health, and happiness I share with my family and friends. For my dearest husband and daughter who lift me up daily. For all my knitting buddies and the laughter and love of fine yarn we share. Blessings and peace to all. Everyone needs a little artyarns in their life!

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  21. I'm thankful for a husband who loves and spoils me, my dad still being here after many scares, my furchildren (especially my blue boy who has helped heal my heart after losing my red boy) , my sister/best friend and her family, my friends, and yarn.

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  22. Hi
    This year I am especially grateful that my husband was cured of prostate cancer, he has had surgery and now he is healthy. They are worth any amount of money.
    They are much more to be thankful for, but there are those that matter most to me.
    May the good
    Eva..

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  23. I am thankful for a husband that doesn't mind my overflowing yarn stash and always wants me to knit things for him. I am thankful for a job that pays the bills, classes that feed my mind, and a hobby that inspires me daily.

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  24. I am thankful for my grand mother still being alive. She got a severe lung infection earlier this month and felt into a coma 10 days ago. The doctors were extremely pessimistic and... she miraculously woke up yesterday! Her birthday is on Saturday and she will be able to celebrate it with the rest of the family (unfortunately I'm living 8000 miles away from them).

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  25. I am thankful for my family, as well as all those daily little blessings that are so easy to ignore, but enrich life immensely if you take the time to notice

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  26. I am thankful for a family that supports me in everything I do.

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  27. I am thankful for the lady who taught me to knit, my friend Mary (who just happens to frequent your store!). I can't imagine not knitting now, not being able to create beautiful hand-knitted items with beautiful yarns. I'm also thankful for gainful employment that allows me to indulge in my knitting hobby. So I'm thankful for knitting and the beautiful yarns to knit with!

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  28. I'm thankful to have the ability to still knit. I feel my hands growing tired at my young age, and know that I can't knit forever -- but I will seize the moment and knit wonderful gives for those I love, and even those I don't even know.

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  29. I am truly grateful for my wonderful family. My children , their spouses, my 3 terrific grandchildren & most of all my husband who has had the stamina and courage to stay with me for 42 years. And for the ability to enjoy them all and still find time to knit. Robsdolls1

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  30. I am so thankful for my soldier son, who is 6000 miles away from me serving his country. It is so tough on my two grandchildren and My daughter-in-love when he is deployed. God bless our troops who sacrifice so much for us!

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  31. I'm thankful for the roof over my head, health insurance, job...

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  32. I am thankful that I still have my health, that I still have some wealth, and that I can still be happy. :) I am most thankful for my husband and son who make my life a joy every day! They have rescued me from a dark place and make each day a reason to keep going. I am a better person because of them and I try to be that person to others so that I can spread the love of life. Fiber crafting allows me to express that love and share it with others in a concrete and lasting way. Yay for yarn!

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  33. I am thankful that my children are healthy, and also that I will graduate from college in 3 weeks.

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  34. I am thankful for my family. I am also thankful for my yarn and would love to win this kit. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in May and am still going through chemo. I knit when I'm getting my treatment and it is calming to me. This shawl is beautiful and I would love to have the kit to make it.

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  35. I am thankful that I am vertical and smiling at all the beautiful fiber around us

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  36. I am so thankful to be an 8 year lymphoma survivor.

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  37. I am so thankful for my big, unique family!

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  38. I am very thankful for my large and wonderful family!

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  39. I am thankful that God has blessed us with a child and my husband and I will be celebrating Thanksgiving this year as a family of three.

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  40. I am thankful for yarn! And also all the wonderful people in my life, of course :o)

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  41. I am thankful for family, friends, church family and the people who help me stay well. My sons are in their twenties now, I am so glad that they have grown up to be loving, caring, and productive people, despite all the things I think I should have done better for them.

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  42. I am grateful and thankful for Jimmy Beans Wool with great service and products! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  43. julie taranto@internode.on.netNovember 23, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    I am thankful to have four beautiful loving children, one whom has a mental illness. She is such trooper,she battles every day. Im blessed to have her as a daughter and we have greet times together. I am thankful to be "just a mother". thank you for this opportunity to tell you how I feel
    julie from australia

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  44. I'm thankful ~ and oh so grateful ~ that I have hot and cold running water, dishes to wash, pots to clean ~ means I have food, and family and friends to share it with!

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  45. I'm thankful everyone in my family is healthy this year and we have another year of blessings ahead of us.

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  46. I am thankful for many things!! Thankful to spend the holiday with all my in-laws and really thankful I don't have to cook!!

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  47. I am most thankful for my friends who are always there for me when I need them.

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  48. I am thankful for so many things...mostly I am thankful to be surrounded by Love of friends and family that sustains me and inspires me. May you all have more blessings than you can count!

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  49. I'm thankful that my brother, whom I haven't seen in almost 4 years, has accepted my invitation to our family Thanksgiving.

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  50. I am thankful for my family where ever they are this year. I am grateful for all the blessings I have received, a warm house,food on the table,and a good husband and children who actually like me, and the best, my grandson.

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  51. I'm thankful that I've got a job, a roof over my head, food to eat, and people who love me. The fact that I get to knit on top of that is all kinds of awesome. :-)

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  52. I'm thankful to spend Thanksgiving with my husband and daughter. Also thankful for business that have these types of giveaways!

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  53. I'm thankful for the opportunities I've had and for my lovely family, including my tiny black cat.

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  54. I'm thankful that God loved us so that He sent His Son to die for all our sins, so that we would be free.

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  55. I am thankful for so many things, including my health, my family and friend's well-being, my puppy dog, and my financial stability. Lastly, I am thankful for the joy and satisfaction knitting gives me. Life is good and I pinch myself everyday!

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  56. I am thankful for my husband, my sons, daughter-in-law and grandson and that we are all healthy. I am also thankful for beautiful yarns and interesting patterns.

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  57. I'm thankful for my family and learning how to knit this year!

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  58. I'm thankful for my family and friends who have helped me through hard times.

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  59. I'm grateful for the wonderful family and friends I have. For being healthy, and able to give my loved ones something handmade

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  60. I'm thankful to have both of my kids and grandchild together for Thanksgiving this year. It's a true blessing!

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  61. I am the queen of complain, but I really am grateful for all the blessings in my life. I have so much to be thankful for: my wonderful family, friends and co-workers and pretty good health. I am so thankful that I have a job to go to, a house to clean and a dog to walk and take care of. When I have one of those days of whine and ranting, all I have to do is go to work at the hospital and see what others are going through. God has a way of humbling me at times.

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  62. I'm thankful to the man and his famuly who donated a kidney to me. There's no way to repay the gift of life but to constantly let people know how generous others have been.

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  63. I am thankful for my happy, healthy son.

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  64. I'm thankful for a healthy, happy baby girl and a wonderful husband who is a great father.

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  65. I enjoy Artyarns, and am grateful for that, among many other things in life, but Artyarns has taught me so much that I may not have come across. thank you for the experience.

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  66. I am thankful for my wonderful family!
    Thanks :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  67. I am thankful for my family, my friends, and of course for living close enough to JBW to be able shop there.

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  68. I'm thankful for my family, especially that I have this last holiday with my hubby who has terminal cancer.

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  69. I am thankful for for my wonderful family and my new healthy grandson born just last week.

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  70. I am thankful for my family, health, home, and our newest member of the family from the animal shelter...Cooper, the dog!

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  71. So thankful to have a loving family, our health and to be free to choose (to knit, or crochet, or weave, etc.)!
    Thanks to God, and our military for keeping us free.

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  72. I am thankful for my family's good health, and that we can all be together at the table this year.

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  73. I'm thankful for the chance to be thankful for all the good things I have in this life. I'm also thankful to my grandmother for teaching me to knit and to my friend Mary Elizabeth for teaching me advanced techniques in knitting.

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  74. I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends as well as my good health. I am thankful for the opportunity I have to teach sixth graders to knit!

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  75. i am eternally thankful that my third healthy son was born quickly and safely at home this July, and that my mother finished treatment for breast cancer earlier this month.

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  77. I am thankful for my family and friends and most thankful for my little boy who just turned one! He always models his mama's knits so well!!

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  78. I'm thankful I can knit!
    knitfrau

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  79. I am thankful for everything that I can do for myself, my loved ones, and the people I work with.

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  80. Thankful for family and friends, being employed, and my fiber hobby which keeps me calm:)

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  81. I am thankful for the two doggies that limitlessly enrich my life, a husband who loves me so much that he would accompany me to every knitting event even though he'd rather be at a basketball game or something, and my family's health. And of course, having a job that enables me to buy more and more yarn. :)

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  82. I'm thankful for my new grandson - he brings such joy to our lives.

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  84. I am Thankful for an opportunity to maybe winsome of this beautiful fiber from my LYS, JBW. Thank you.

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  85. I am thankful for a great family (even though I didn't get to see them all this holiday), a weekend full of wonderful leftovers, and a month to finish my Christmas knitting! :-)
    allisonlane on rav

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  86. I'm thankful for my family, they are my world. I don't know what I'd do with out them.

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  87. I am so thankful that I have a new little grandson due in March!!! Perfect knitting season!! And I'm thankful that my new daughter-in-law is so excited to receive hand knitted baby items - my other daughter in laws weren't too interested so it took all the fun out of it. I also just taught her how to crochet and she has just about finished her 1st baby blanket.....a new yarn lover is born!!!

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  88. I'm thankful for my husband, family, friends and that are healthy!!!

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  89. I am thankful for my family-my 2 children and my dear husband-and for the time they let me knit. Besides them, it is my passion.

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  90. I am thankful for my family. I am a luck woman!

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  91. With three family members in the hospital in the last six months, this Holiday Season more than ever we are thankful for health! And, the distraction that fiber provides during trying times and long hospital visits....

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  92. I am thankful for my friends. I have had a lot of mobility problems this year culminating in surgery on my ankle that is keeping me confined to the house for s couple of months. My friends have really come through for me, visiting, keeping me stocked with patterns and yarn. We have had so many wonderful visits, fiiled with laughter, love and fun. When I look back on the year I won't remember the pain and inconvience, I'll remember my friends and all the help they vacet me and all the Golgotha times we shared.

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  93. I am so grateful to have my health, such as it is, for another year to enjoy my children and of course KNIT. Thanks for all that you Ladies do to maintain such a successful business for the rest of us to enjoy.

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  94. I am of course super grateful for loving family, supportive friends, a warm home in winter, pretty yarn, etc.....but thinking a little bigger, I am thankful for the gift of sentience that lets us ponder the universe and gives us the ability to wonder "what if?", to dream, to share, and together change the world around us in ways limited ultimately only by our imagination :)

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  95. This year, I am thankful that my husband is finally in remission from his cancer. I love him and our children so much!

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  96. I'm thankful for my husband, brother, a few good friends, health, yarn and JBW

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  97. I'm thankful for my knitting, spinning, lacemaking friends who make me feel cool BECAUSE of my crazy hobbies, not DESPITE them.

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  98. I may be too late to enter this giveaway, but I wanted to say that I am so grateful to still have my eyesight. My mother used to knit, crochet, and sew, but she has lost her sight due to macular degeneration. I am just praying that I don't suffer the same thing. Meanwhile, I'm grateful to be able to see to knit.

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