It’s Thanksgiving! Since I grew up in Australia, this is a tradition that I never grew up with, but have semi-embraced over the last 13 years in the USA. I say semi-embraced because we usually never celebrate it with our extended family (my husband didn’t grow up celebrating it either), and then if we’re home just by ourselves, our meal will be just whatever we happen to have. This year however, we’re enroute to NYC because my mother in law’s birthday happens to be TODAY, so we’ll be celebrating it with her for the first time since I’ve known her!
As I reflect on this past year, some of the things I’m thankful for are:
My family – my youngest sister was diagnosed with breast cancer this year, at the age of just 27! Unfortunately given that I live in the USA and she’s in Australia, I haven’t been able to spend any time with her, but she has stayed strong and positive, and praise God, she’s been responding well to the chemo treatment.
My church – I love the ethnic diversity represented in the church I attend! Our congregation has people from every single inhabited continent in the world, and I just love that!
My homeschooling community – I love being able to see my children learn and grow and I love having opportunities to learn from other mamas each week in our local co-op.
My husband – He’s the rock in our family, helping to keep me grounded. He’s also cool with me exploring my hobbies and I appreciate that! ❤
Lastly, I’m thankful for the gift of sewing and the sewing community!! Below, you’ll find a roundup of my favorite Black Friday 2018 sewing deals!
(Note: list below may include affiliate links)
Most of these deals end on Monday, but some end earlier.
Sewing Deals in the DMV
Bergers (Manassas, VA) – 30% off fashion fabric. Quilting fabric: Buy 2 Yards get 3rd free. Fat quarter bundles – buy 2, get 1 free.
Finch (Leesburg, VA) – Friday: 25% off 9am – 10:30am, 20% off until 12pm, 15% off rest of weekend.
G Street Fabrics (Rockville, MD) – 25% off fabric, notions, buttons, trims. Extra discounts on sewing machines. Extra coupons too!
Oh Sew Persnickety (Haymarket VA) – Buy one yard, get next yard half off. Patterns and notions 20% off.
Craftsy – $15 classes!
Bluprint – $7.99 p/month AND get 50% off all craftsy.com classes and supplies through December 31st (ends 11/26)
Creativebug – get 3 months for just $1!
Fabric & Supplies
D+H Fabrics Co – 40% off storewide with code BFEASALE40 (ends 11/25)
Fabric Fairy – 25% off clearance with code blackfriday
KAM Snaps – 10% off any order – coupon THANKS10, 15% off any order $100+ – coupon THANKS15, 20% off any order $350+ – coupon THANKS20, 30% off any order $1000+ – coupon THANKS30
MK*Designs – 40% off with code BLKFR40 (11/22 only), 50% off with code BLKFR50 (11/23 only)
Peekaboo Fabric Shop – 15% off fabric with code SLEIGH15
Simply By Ti – 30% off storewide, doorbusters, PLUS extras for newsletter subscribers with coupon code.
5 out of 4 Patterns – 40% off
Alina & Co – 30% off with code THANKS18 (ends 11/26)
BurdaStyle – 50% off with code BFBS2018 (ends 11/27)
Closet Case Patterns – 20% off patterns til 11/25 with code THANKSGIVER18
DIBY Club – BOGO Free
Duchess & Hare – 40% off all patterns (Check out their new releases on Friday!!)
Elegance and Elephants – 20% off
Halla Patterns – 40% off with code (found in their FB group ends 11/26)
Itch to Stitch – 25% off, get 30% off when you spend $30
Jalie -new pattern coming on Friday!!
Mamma Can Do It – 50% off with code BLK50
Misusu – 25% off (ends 11/26). Extra discount available to newsletter subscribers!
Oliver + S – 40% off Liesl + Co., Oliver + S, Straight Stitch Society with code HOLIDAY2018 (ends 11/23)
Ottobre Magazine – Free shipping worldwide on all back issues.
Peekaboo Pattern Shop – 30% off with code SLEIGH30
Petite Stitchery & Co – 40% off
PixieFaire – 30% off shoe patterns, 50% off shoe sole precuts (ends 11/22). Spend $15 save 20% (SAVE20), Spend $30 save 25% (SAVE25), Spend $50 save 30% (SAVE30) – valid 11/23 – 11/26/
Rad Patterns – 50% off with code BF2018
Sinclair Patterns – discounts storewide
Swoon – 30% off with code blackfriday2018
Thread Theory – 50% off
True Bias – 25% off with code THANKS2018
UpCraft Club – 40% off patterns with code THANKS18
Wardrobe By Me – 35% off with code BFCM2018 (ends 11/26)