Thursday, November 21, 2013

Giving Thanks with the Quilting Gallery Blog Hop!


Hello!  Welcome to my little segment of the Quilting Gallery Giving Thanks blog hop.  If you're a regular reader of my blog - thanks so much!  I'm thankful for all of you, your terrific comments, and suggestions.  You make me smile.

 If this is your first time visiting Curlicue Creations, welcome!  Here's a sampling of what I write about on my blog:  One of the subjects I write about is my ever growing vintage sewing collection, like my 1937 and 1951 featherweights (shown above), my iron collection, and other sewing nostalgia I come across in my vintage shopping forays.


We are also in the middle of a Star Block of the Month tutorial series.  Shadow Star block shown above.  To see all the tutorials, click on the Star Block of the Month Tutorials tab at the top of this page.  Join me on December 1st for the next block, Flying Star.


I'm a quilt pattern designer.  I sell my patterns in my online shop, Curlicue Creations.  Get the inside scoop about new patterns here first.  Chickens in the Kitchen Quilted Trivet, shown above.  I'm currently running a special in the shop, ten percent off any purchase of $10.00 or more with coupon code HOLIDAY13 at the checkout.


I also do quilt designs for magazines.  Above is my most recent, Shadow Play, block #713 from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 8.


Which brings me to my giveaway!  I'll be giving away one copy of  Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 8.  I love this issue so much that I'm already busy, sewing some of the blocks by other designers.  Each block is so unique - there is truly something for everyone.

To win a copy, I'd like to know what you are thankful for in your life.  Just leave me a comment below, and I'll choose a winner at random after the blog hop.  Comments will be open through November 26th and I know I have readers from all over the world, so yes, everyone is welcome to enter. Please be sure I have a way to contact you. 

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Click the above icon to return to the Blog Hop Party!

Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

120 comments:

  1. I am thankful for my husband. He is so supportive and he is my friend. Thank you for a chance to win!

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  2. There are so many things to be thankful for. I am thankful for the sweet blessing my hubby is, and for the Lord that brought us together. Thanks!

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  3. I'm thankful for my husband, my family & my friends. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  4. I'm thankful that I have so many wonderful friends and family members in my life! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. Coincidentally, I own featherweights with birth dates close to yours, in 1937 (a Pan Pacific Exhibition special) and 1953. I am thankful for my health, for living in a place I love and for being inspired every day to be creative.

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  6. I am thankful for kind teachers and a sweet husband.

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  7. I'm thankful everything in life even the yukky stuff. My thought is when you step in poo your next step will be out of it! How wonderful is that! Thanks for the give away!

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  8. I'm very thankful for my husband. He makes me feel safe and loved every day.

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  9. I'm thankful for my job, a roof over my head, food on the table, and my husband.

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  10. I'm thankful for my crazy kids. Thanks for the chance!

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  11. I am thankful that I get to spend another holiday season with my very ill husband. Thanks for the giveaway

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  12. Hi! I like your blog, and this is sew much fun! I am thankful for my family!

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  13. I am so thankful for my current husband who was right there with me during my recent illnesses.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  14. I am most thankful for my two sons who gave me two beautiful daughternlaws who gave me four beautiful grand children. Thanks for having a give away. The book looks great.

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  15. I am thankful for my family and friends and grateful that I can see them often.

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  16. Love your featherweights. I have 3/4 one which is considered an industrial size and just love it. I am thankful for my family.

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  17. I am thankful for my husband and two wonderful children. I'm also thankful for pumpkin pie! :) powersjlc at gmail dot com. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine. It looks fun.

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  18. I am thankful for my family, friends, and just being alive to enjoy the wonders of the amazing world.

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  19. I own one featherweight! I saw your Shadow Play block during Quiltmaker's Blog Hop and really liked it. I would love to win a copy of their 100 Blocks Volume 8! I am thankful for many things, but today, I am thankful for being a United States citizen. I love my country. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. I am thankful to be retired now so I have lots of time for my quilting...and still no housework. ;-) Thanks. I am here for the party! crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  21. I'm thankful for my family more than anything!

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  22. I am thankful my family are all healthy and happy and employed

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  23. I am so Thankful for my family & my health. I survived 2 strokes and learned to write (& quilt) and walk again.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. I am thankful for many things. Recently I received a 1937 Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine! I have wanted one for a long time. Actually my husband got it for me for Christmas! I am currently sewing a quilt from 1930's prints as my first project with "Betsy"! Yep, she has a name! Her name comes from the lady I got her from. Thanks for the giveaway!!
    midwayfarms@hughes.net

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  25. I am thankful for my family and quilting and being retired!

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  26. I'm thankful for my wonderful family. I love your Shadow Play block. It is gorgeous. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  27. I'm thankful for family and friends who make my life so great. I have to include authors who feed my reading habit! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  28. Hello - I am so tahnkful that I have a job which means I can buy fabrci so I can sew to keep sane!! I adore your Featherwrights - I hear they sew beautifully! And a copy of the magazine would be PERFECT as I can not find them here in the UK!!

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  29. I am thankful for family and friends and good health! thank you!

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  30. I am thankful that my husband recovered from major health setbacks this year.

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  31. I am thankful for sunshine every day this week (instead of the usual rain) :-)

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  32. I'm thankful for my family and all of the support they give me. Thank you.

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  33. I'm thankful for my family! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  34. I am thankful for my sewing machine! :)

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  35. I am thankful my husband has found a job and that I am also cancer free now and on the mend. And I am extremely thankful for my children that I have been blessed with.

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  36. I'm thankful for my loving family!!! Thanks so much for this great giveaway!

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  37. I am most thankful for our large family.

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  38. I am thankful for my best friend...my husband.

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  39. I'm thankful for my family, including my cats! Love your block for the magazine.

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  40. I am thankful for my family and good health. Thanks

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  41. I'm thankful that my DH enjoys dancing with me.

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  42. I am thankful that I still have my husband with me to share the holiday season as his health is failing and time is so short that we need to appreciate every day we have

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  43. For the house we are in the process of buying!

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  44. I am thankful for my mom visiting me for 2 months. I don't want her to leave.

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  45. I am thankful for my salvation! dfnanney@gmail.com

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  46. Like Dianne, I, too, am thankful for salvation!

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com
    Pink Scissors Design on Etsy

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  47. I'd love to win this magazine/book - I haven't been able to find one. I'm most thankful for my children....all have Master's Degrees now, all are gainfully employed and all have precious families. blessings, marlene

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  48. I am thankful for so many things - each day is a gift! I am especially grateful for family and friends.

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  49. I am thankful for my family and returning good health.
    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  50. Hi! My featherweight is also 1951 (go and see my blog cover!) thanks for the chance to win! And I am thnkful for being alive (I am a cancer survivor) and thankful for beeing American! I know I wouldn't survive if i was then where I was born. Thankful to my husband a lot too!!

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  51. I am thankful for my darling three-year-old granddaughter! Thanks for sharing. You have a delightful blog.

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  52. i'm so thankful that I've been able to 'remove' to this senior living home ... not only do I have a bigger craft room, but don't have to shovel, do the upkeep, or keep up my yardwork. I have much more energy for quilting!

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  53. I am thankful for our first grandchild- a girl- born three months ago. What fun. Thank you for participating in the blog hop.

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  54. I'm thankful for the good friends I have in my life. They are always there for me! Thanks for the giveaway. I love your block Shadow Play. Congratulations for having it in the 100 Blocks Vol 8.
    wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

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  55. I am thankful for my husband and two grown boys. Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  56. I am thankful for such a wonderful quilting community that shares so freely and my husband of 27 years that lets me indulge in not only my fabric and sewing addiction but so many hours on the computer searching for inspiration and adding to the info on the super highway:)

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  57. Thankful for my kids, my husband and my job, that I have a roof over my head food to eat and my animals
    Thanks for that Giveaeay
    Gunda

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  58. I´m thankful for having a nice home and perfect man :)
    mmyheartishere@gmail.com

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  59. I am thankful for warm quilts as our house can be rather chilly, and a husband that never complains no matter how much fabric I buy. Thanks for a great giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  60. I am thankful for my family and friends. I love them all!!!

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  61. I'm thankful for my husband's continuing recovery from surgery.

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  62. Where to start, where to start?? I'm thankful for my family...even the crazy ones (hey, that might be me). I wouldn't be the person I am today without them and the challenges/rewards they provide in my life. It may have taken a few tries to get the best guy out there but not only do I still love my husband completely, I still actually LIKE him more and more each day (come on, you know what I mean). He is the one that has encouraged me to get back into sewing and is worse about buying machines (I now have a 12' quilting machine but no couch in the front room) and loves to see what I have created. I am thankful to wake up on this side of the dirt every day and see what the day holds in store for me.

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  63. I am thankful for all the Lord's blessing in my life, and a healthy happy family.

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  64. I am ever grateful for my Steve and our sons. They are my life and love. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  65. Thankful for my family and life in general. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Sewgirlee@gmail.com

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  66. I'm thankful for remission and my fantastic family (especially my son). ;-> Toni Anne

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  67. Happy thanksgivng
    I'm thankful for all my family and my husband tolerating me doing the CH ANGE!!!

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  68. I am thankful for my new baby granddaughter. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  69. I am thankful for my family. Without their love & support, I would be nothing.
    dana.cargill@gmail.com

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  70. I would love to win this magazine! I am grateful for my family.

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  71. I am thankful I still have my wits with me.

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  72. Thanks for the chance to win. I am grateful for my family's health!

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  73. I am thankful for life, after being diagnosed with cancer in 2011, each year is a blessing.

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  74. I'm thankful for my husband, who is always supportive of my quilting! Thanks for the great Giveaway!

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  75. I am thankful for a warm house and a warm husband.

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  76. I am thankful for my family. I don't know where I would be without them.

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  77. I'm thankful for my awesome grandsons! New Bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  78. I am thankful that my family gives me time and space to be creative and supports me in my crafting pursuits with loads of positive comments. I am also thankful that my children are showing an interest in sewing and craft and want to spend time with me being creative.

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  79. I'm thankful that I move two years ago to the place where my grandson is.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  80. I'm thankful every day for my husband of 18 years. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  81. I am thankful for my family and my job!

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  82. I'm thankful for surviving breast cancer. My wonderful family had a lot to do with that!

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  83. I am thankful for my job right now!

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  84. I am grateful for a loving husband, home and food. And my sewing supplies!
    Thanks to you. LeeAnna Paylor
    leeannaquilts@gmail.com

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  85. I am thankful for the creative outlet of quilting. I would totally be driving my husband crazy if I did not have this distraction (although it is possible I am driving him nuts with my quilting obsession)!

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  86. I'm thankful for my loving family

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  87. I'm thankful for my two young kids and my super supportive husband. Thanks!

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  88. I'm thankful for my wonderful sister. She has helped me through some very difficult times. Thanks!

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  89. I'm most thankful for my family and that I get to spend time with them over the holidays.

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  90. I am thankful for all the inspiration I get from this bloghop! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  91. I am thankful for my health as I am a cancer survivor for 9 years now. Thank you for a chance to win this beautiful book.

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  92. Hi! I'm Mariana from Portugal. I'm thankful for my 3 baby girls, my husband and my wonderfull family.

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  93. I'm thankful for my brother and his family, the only family I have left since both parents have gone. I'm also thankful that I can do crafts even though I have terrible arthritis. Doing crafts makes me happy! I hate to stop teaching, but now that I'm retired, I pray I'll be able to continue to craft for a long long time. Thanks for participating in this blog hop.
    Rae ( nrhaller@aol.com)

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  94. I am thankful for a caring and loving husband.

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  95. I am thankful for my supportive family. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  96. I am thankful for my dear sweet husband. Married two months and five days today. :)

    tgallop@mts.net
    www.willcookforshoes.ca

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  97. I am very thankful for my family and good health to do the things I enjoy... thank you for a great giveaway!

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  98. I am thankful to see Gods love spreading through this holiday season with smiles, greetings, sharing, and kindness to others. I am thankful for my family, my friends and my health. May you all be blessed. Jackie

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  99. I am thankful for my family, and for having grandchildren I see almost every day!

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  100. I'm thankful for my families health and for their support of my "little" quilting hobby... Thanks so much for sharing

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  101. I am thankful for my second chance at life. I am a double lung recipient 14 years out.

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  102. I'm so thankful for finally having a studio space where I can sew to my hearts content.

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  103. I'm thankful for a loving and supportive family.

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  104. I'm thankful for good health, PTL! I'd love to win this book since I entered for it in SO MANY places and still never won. Thanks for the 2nd chance.

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  105. I'm thankful for friends, family and this lovely community of quilters! pbstrand@msn.com

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  106. Love your shadow play #713. I'm grateful I have a loving and wonderful family. thanks for giving me a chance to when that book!

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  107. I'm thankful for my soft, warm, safe bed. I love those magazine issues. ll_gee at hotmail dot com

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  108. I'm thankful for a loving husband and wonderful grown children who have blessed me with awesome grandchildren.
    teeitup1@tampabay.rr.com

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  109. I am thankful that I survived bowel cancer in 2008. Thank you for the chance to win.
    sharoneujones@gmail.com

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  110. I am thankful for my family. In good times and bad they are always there for me and I hope I am there for them too! AND I'M THANKFUL FOR QUILTING AND SEWING BLOGS!!! :) sewingblogsarefun at yahoo dot com

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  111. I am thankful for my family, and for the freedoms that we all enjoy. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  112. I'm thankful for my internet! I have meet so many wonderful people on here and have learned so much. I also keep up with friends and family by internet.

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  113. I am thankful for my salvation in Christ! mrscwatson81@hotmail.com

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  114. I am thankful for the small things that have happened in my life. Together they have made a BIG difference.

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