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December 02, 2008



I am thankful for so much...the health of my family, the blogisphere, and giveaways:)


I saw the feature in the new issue- so exciting! Hope it brings more and more attention to your biz and other natural dyers.
This year I am especially thankful for all my wonderful friends and family who supported me through my cancer related surgery and months of chemo. So many of us know we have people who love us, but unknowingly, lose sight of it. I use naturally dyed silk in my work life, and every so often, when I couldn't work and really felt awful, I took it out of the closet and the colors made me feel better- thanks to all the dyers out there too!


Oh how nice! I'm Thankful I have my sanity, for without it, I don't know how functionable I would be. Seriously, the fact that Im sane in these days and age, means a lot to me!


I'm thankful that I finally have safe, reliable daycare for my son so that Hubby and I don't have to trade off workdays and never see each other...
I'm thankful that my S-I-L is having a girl this spring so I can finally knit with the pink in my stash...
I'm thankful for pretty purple yarn, because I find I like purple more and more these days (even if it is mooshed together with some yellow)...
and, I'm thankful for the gorgeous photos of fiber in the Tactile store, because I'm now thinking I need to take up spinning ;-)

Donna B

I'm thankful for my husband...he's made my life better in so many ways...


I saw the feature, and your ad got good placement too! Very exciting! I am thankful I finally figured out what my fiber niche was supposed to be - I am thankful for hats! And thankful that you and Brooke have given me the shove I needed to get going. Glad the good karma is coming back to reward you!


I am so grateful for my two kids. There was a time when I wasn't sure I'd be able to get pregnant, and now I have a 3 and 5 year old who amaze, delight and frustrate me, in turns, and who are so loving and FUN that I'm eternally surprised by what they'll do or say next.


I am thankful for time spent with loved ones. My boyfriend, who is in the Navy, will be deploying to Japan in February, and we will be apart for 1-2 years. Every time I see him, we treasure our minimal time together, since I know he will be gone soon. My parents and siblings live scattered across the country, and though I don't get to visit very often, I make an effort to do so, and really spend quality time together when we can. :)


I love contests! And congrats on making it into the magazine; funny how when something is in print, it seems more "real."

And I will definitely be making a large contribution to the Marin Food Bank in memory of my brother, who died this year. I am so thankful for friends and family and colleagues who've seen me through this difficult time.


I am so thankful for so many things this season. A healthy family, the ability to stay home with my son and see him grow, my beautiful stash, well-written patterns, projects that just *work*. :)

Congratulations on the Spin Off mention! Exciting!!

Laura Coleman

I am thankful that I have a home and a good job that helps support our family and that I have never had to experience what it is like not to have a home to live in. I usually do a lot of charity knitting year round, esp for the babies at our local hospital. Our company encourages its employees to give to different causes by allowing us blocks of time off work (with pay) to go and help out. Next week we are spending afternoons packing hampers for the Salvation Army.


Congratulations! Good to see good work paying off.

I'm thankful for a lot, when I take the time to think of it, which I should. Just now, I'm thankful for the daily drive to the kid's school. I pass Lake Merritt twice a day and get to watch the water and sky reflect each other. A few moments of breathing and wonder before I continue the daily rush.

maxfun (Cindy)

Oh, I saw that mention and thought, "I met her and have some of that fiber!" Congrats!

There are too many things to be thankful for, most of which are grand scale like I have employment, I'm relatively healthy, I have friends and stuff like that.

But I'm also thankful that I am finally getting the hang of this spinning thing and making acceptable yarn! I was waiting for that to happen before spinning your lovely fibers. :)


I'm grateful so many things - including good friends who taught me how to spin last month!

I'm donating to the local food bank this year instead of buying holiday gifts - my friends are very happy with the idea.


Congrats!! That is so great. I'm thankful for lots this year. e is pretty terrific. I met the two of you and had a great time at OFFF. I have so many good friends. I get to spin and knit and be crafty. I'm healthy, if only slightly tired. I have friends from all walks of life via blogland. Pretty amazing


I'm thankful for having a sense of humor. It's helped me more than I can say, and often is the only reason I use my words instead of hitting!!


Oh, so many things to be thankful for! I'm thankful for my stash - the closer I get to paying back student loans, the more I see it as an investment instead of an ill-afforded luxury. I'm thankful for friends who are generous with their time whenever I need help - knitting or otherwise! I'm thankful for my crazy, messed-up, certifiable family; some people have no one, and despite the insanity factor, I always know I have people to count on - even if I can only count on the fact that I'll never be alone at the sanitarium.


I am thankful for the ability to create beautiful things with my hands . . . spinning, knitting and dreaming of all the wonderful things to come.

Gretchen (brownbear on rav)

yay Maia! Happy 200th.
I am thankful for my boyfriend, Graham, who helps me stay sane and focused while I am so stressed out. I am also thankful for my family and wish them good health, especially my aunt. I am thankful that Winter break is coming soon and that next semester will be easier. And I am thankful that you are having a contest for Tactile.


How exciting for you!! Congrats!
I'm thankful for the internet and blogs! Also that I still have a job in this crazy economic time, my family is well and a new year is right around the corner.
Take care.

Erin Lucido

I am so thankful this year for my family's good health and relative stability in this economy.

Happy 200th!


That's fantastic! My copy hasn't arrived yet, but I'm really looking forward to it now.

I'm thankful for my amazing family, I truely don't know what I'd do without their support.

For some gifts this year, I'm buying a Christmas lunch at the Aussie version of a soup kitchen, they'll give you a little certificate that you can put into a card. It's great for secret santas and things like that.


I'm thankful for being blessed with the ability to work at home and make a decent living. It sounds so self centered when I put it in writing, but that really isn't how it is meant. It's just that I really love what I do and it's nice to be able to be home doing it.

I tried to do an online donation to our local food bank; but, I'm going to have to stop by in person. I won't be going in to town until Saturday, but I will drop off a check then.


I'm thankful for my daughter--for her health, her intelligence, and her sense of humor!

Sharon Rose

I'm so thankful for everything in my life: I have a great job, a wonderful husband, terrific family, funny cats, etc. I am grateful every day that I was born in this time and place, allowing me to make my own .choices and be myself. Nobody's shooting at me, I have a safe place to sleep, I won't starve to death or die from AIDS after being raped because I wasn't allowed to say "No."

Every winter I make scarves and hats for the homeless, with little tags so they know someone cares - that's my donation.

Thanks for a great contest - Another benefit of my super-lucky life is that I have the luxury of spinning and knitting for fun instead of survival. And I loves me some Tactile fibers! :)


I'm thankful for my family. My grandfather died on Wednesday, but the whole family was already together for Thanksgiving and it was really good to be with them. He lived a long and happy life, and I hope his enthusiasm continues with us all.


I am thankful for my husband, who had the Majacraft Rose almost in the car while I was still dithering about the price.

And I am thankful for an awesome karate instructor.


Congratulations on 200 posts!

I'm thankful for my friends, just because they're fun people (and although I'm also thankful that I'll be done school soon, I'm going to miss them).


Happy 200 th post!! And huge congrats on the magazine mention! I need to go check out your goodies as i am not familiar with your company!!!

I am thankful of so much, but one thing is of my wonderful family. My 16 year old daughter started college full time this fall and is doing so well, also her driving. She has been very mature and responsible about both without mom having to harp to her! My hubby who is my better half and in this economy has a good secure job (as mine is very seasonal)
I just donated a turkey to a needy family of 7 for thanksgiving and this friday our day spa is having it's holiday open house?party and are collecting food goods for donation and offering a discount if people bring in donations! I figure every little bit helps. Good luck, off to peek around your site!


I'm thankful I had the opportunity to learn to spin. A whole new world of fiber and friends have enriched my life in ways I never even knew existed previously.


Congratulations!! Your fiber is gorgeous!

I am thankful for my knitting group. In the past year, I learned about Ravelry...through which I met a local knitting group...and made wonderful friends and joined a very supportive environment. They've truly made a difference in my year!


I am thankful for spinnable fluff of all sorts, friends who overlook flakiness, my functioning car, and my beloved cats.

(Oh, and for food banks... I gave at the office; does that count? ;)


I am thankful that the fiber industry lets us meet our heros (like you) in person at fiber gatherings. And I am thankful that our local food bank does such a good job in our low income state, they really help. We gave and always give every year.


I'm thankful for husband & family, my job, a roof over my head, and enough to eat.
I've not only contributed to our local food bank, the place I work is matching contributions and really pushing us to raise as much as possible! Yay!


Thrilled to see your ad in Spin-Off - and I'm thankful that spinning and knitting give me such peace and relaxation (as well as knitted items!!) which helps to offset stresses in other areas of my life.


I am SO thankful for being able to live in the same city with both my DD's and their families. (Within 15 blocks)Means I have all 9 grands close by!! I will do as I often do and buy inexpensive personal care items and stuff them in warm wooly (purchased) work-type socks. Travel size soap, shampoo, razors, washcloth rolled up, etc. That is my annual thing to do for people who don't have the blessings I am fortunate to have.


There are so many things to be thankful for this year! I am thankful for my family, friends, and all of our health, and that is just for starters. Sounds very cliche, I know, but when you're like me and have been in the hospital a ton, you tend to be thankful for such things. ;)

Oh, and I recently made a donation to the local food pantry, as well as my church's local "food mission".

Thanks for the contest! Congrats on the Spin-off mention!


This fall, I am thankful for my wonderful friends and family, delicious holiday meals, the color blue, the smell of dying fiber, our fireplace, my new slippers, and my special little bowl.

This Thanksgiving I made paper leaves and had people write what they were thankful for on the back and hang them on a “tree” (branch in a vase). It was so much fun and the tree looks adorable.

We gave to Access. They can feed a family of four on one dollar, which is better than we could ever do.

Oh, and I’m also thankful for this contest!


I am thankful that my family and friends were blessed with more family this year (lots of babies!!) and that my husband and I are able to pursue our dreams and support one another. There is so much more that I can't begin to express. Thank you for the great contest and beautiful yarn!! Congrats on your spin-off shining moment!

pat martin

I am thankful that there are so many opportunities to do charity knitting - Red Scarf project, knitting for the troops (I have done 1/2 dozen helmet liners) and for the wonderful people who make sure that our items get to the right people (especially in Iraq and Afghanistan.)
I reworked the HOPE pattern from the Eclectic Sole to work toe up and knit a pair of pink socks for our hospital holiday fundraising auction. In case you didn't know it, cancer patients often love to have handmade socks to wear during chemo and radiation treatments. I have made several pairs for close friends.
Thank you for mentioning working at food banks and the like. We have Community House on Broadway which is a homeless recovery center and I have been blessed to be on the BOD since 1987. We had a wonderful turn out and plenty of donated food for our Community Thanksgiving dinner which is held at Community House.
Sat. Dec. 6 the entire county turns out for Walk n Knock. My Rotary Club puts large paper bags in the Thursday daily newspaper. People fill them with non perishable food items and service club members drive around the county and pick them up from people's doorsteps and take them to the central food bank (Help Food Warehouse) for sorting and distribution.
We are blessed to be able to help the poor in our area.
Pat in WA


I am thankful for my dog, who really helped me see beyond myself when I was suffering from a period of severe depression. She's the best companion!


I'm thankful for God who is good all the time.


I'm thankful for my family and my health. :)


I have to say, that this year I am thankful to have been able to get together with all 17 of my immediate family.
Seeing as my sister is struggling with cancer of the bile ducts, and my father had a heart attack in October, just getting everyone together in one place was a wonderful thing.


I'm thankful for the health and happiness of my newly formed family. The newest addition is just 10 weeks old :)


Iam thankful to be here and be getting the surgeries I need so I can take care of my 2 toddlers and enjoy my husband and family and friends.Hugs Darcy

La Verna

I am thankful that my family is healthy,well fed and warm.


Congrats! That is so exciting!

I'm thankful for good health, family and friends, and that we all got through another year (almost).

I've donated crocheted hats to the local shelters... does that count?


I am thankful that after 20-plus years of self-employment I got my first-ever "real job" this summer, and I love it.

And I am thankful for my wonderful husband, who is being very sporting about the fact that my job is in another city.


Congrats on 200! I'm thankful for my health, family, friends, and all the fun things that happen that make life interesting.

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