Tuesday, April 14, 2009

GIVE AWAY

Ok, people, I get it.


About 100 of you stopped by yesterday, browsed, and left!
One lonely comment! SO,



Since I am going away this weekend with three of my friends for a GIRLS WEEKEND, I figured I'd also, treat you all too, & give you guys what you want.

No more blathering about color and inspiration and trying new things.

Let's just go back to what we ALL want.

FREE STUFF.



:-)

Got Comments?

Leave me one

and you might take get this lovely reversible shopping bag,
loaded with lots of
FABRICS
to take home and play with!

You have til Friday the 17th, 5pm.

Then I will post the winner. Easy peasy!


Say Hi, I wanna know whose out there!


Hello?

Anybody out there?

OH, oh!

ALL YOU NO REPLY COMMENTORS!!

PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESSES!!! THANKS!!

134 comments:

  1. As one of your lurkers, I love reading what you've been up to, the inspirational pep talk on going outside the comfort zone has made me think about projects already on the go, and in my head. Maybe, just maybe, I might make that bag I've been thinking about for some time. A mixture of Chubby Mummy meets Tonya!

    Keep doing what you do, its great, I love the colours of your blocks. Have a great girls weekend! And good luck to everyone else too!

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  2. I lurk regularly and enjoy your blog and your quilting so much!
    Andrea, Minnesota

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  3. What fun! I hope i've got this working right, i keep getting my comment sent back to me and not showing on the comments page. why oh why do I think i can do this with 4 teenagers whining, complaining, pleading and otherwise p--ing me off? Love your blog, i visit often and love the freespirited way in which you come up with a 'plan' for a quilt.
    ann

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  4. I visit daily. Like the above writer though most time I leave comments on blogs I dont see them again. Likely because I really don't know what I'm doing and not yet ready to have a blog of my own. I love how you work with colours and what is around you. I love that your daughter is right along side. And so today I am not a lurker but don't know if my words will come through.

    Linda P. from winnipeg -- and yes, there are floods but we are dry. lindap@mts.net

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  5. I'll enter -- mostly because I don't want you to give up posting!

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  6. Just surfing around and found your blogpost. Funny. But I never win anything, but I have to try :-)
    Love your fabrics and I'm addicted to fabrics....

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  7. Just found your blog and have to get in on the giveaway. Please enter me!

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  8. Sorry - Don't always have time to leave comments. I just read but I'm here!

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  9. OK! Sign me up! I visit regularly, but don't always leave comments!

    Have a great Girls Weekend!

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  10. I'll be honest here....only just found your blog through the Quilter Blogs update that I too just learned about a few short days ago! But now that I found ya...I can keep an eye on ya. Enjoy your weekend away with the gal pals....boy I wish for that!!

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  11. I just found your blog! I am always up for free fabric and/or the bag. Love your choices.
    Diane in Tampa, FL
    lvbabyboomer@yahoo.com

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  12. (perk-perk) life's little pleasures is a tote full of fabrics. pick me! pick me!
    (mauh) Liz
    erzebatbat@aol.com

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  13. You are cracking me up!!! I leave you comments :) Have a Great girls weekend

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  14. Hi. Yesterday was my first visit to your blog. I loved the idea of having each generation design a quilt block! I will be stopping by more regularly to see how that one turns out! Julie in WA
    prjule@gmail.com

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  15. Sorry for lurking! I love your blog and read it regularly!

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  16. If I comment regularly - do I still count? 'Cause that there is some fine looking fabric... um, yes please!

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  17. I leave comment regularly but I did look yesterday and didn't write. Still consider me really interested in what you are doing!

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  18. I'm very jealous of your girls weekend! I'd love something like that. Or frankly, even a complete weekend alone. Just me and my knitting, my sewing machine, and my pups. Hmmmm...maybe I can work something out with that?

    Enjoy it and we want to see pictures!

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  19. oh goodness. I am sorry. you have a great blog and are so inspirational. I am commenting, not because of the contest, but because I've had the same thing happen with my blog.

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  20. This is my first time seeing your blog. It's great. I found it on Quilter Blogs. Would love to entered in your giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. What fun fabrics! The shopping bag is great. Did you use a pattern to make it or did you just wing it?

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  22. Unlurk! I LOVE that bunny rabbit fabric! I actually said OMG look at that fabric when I saw it. Please pick me, I've entered dozens of contests and never won anything!!!
    Wendy

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  23. Those fabrics are so yummy and springy looking, I could only hope to win. Thanks for the chance. I do like to stop by as you are always working on something interesting, Victoria....have fun this weekend!

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  24. Great giveaway. Have a great girlfriend weekend.

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  25. I am a new quilter. I got hooked really fast looking at all the beautiful fabrics in the quilting stores. Oh my goodness, to have just a little bit of all the colors. Just this evening I found the quilters blogs and there you were. Maybe I too will have a blog for you to read one day. Thanks for posting.

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  26. Well, I admit I am one of those 100 lurkers ;-) and I don't have any good excuse at hand for not commenting.... But of course I cannot resist to comment on a give-away post!

    Always love to read your inspirational posts!!

    Have a wonderful girls weekend!!!
    Dagmar

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  27. I read your blog quite a lot but seldom post. (Sorry about that!) I don't want to enter the giveaway as I already have a lifetime stash here. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  28. I am new to these Blogs. Lots of times I try to leave comments and they don't go thru. Love reading all the posts though. You are very generous to have this giveaway. Now let's see if this makes it thru!!

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  29. I tend to read and not leave comments. I have enjoyed reading your blog and the only thing that keeps me from it is time with my granddaughter. You could have asked for comments without a giveaway and I would have responded. I love to see the line and color in your photos and to see just what project you will come up with next.

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  30. What a way to celebrate being a liberated quilter! Love the bag.

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  31. oh what fun it would be to make a quilt using your fabrics!!!
    oh sorry I do visit your blog all the time, somedays I just read and don't comment, sorry
    will do better :)
    I really enjoy reading your blog and enjoy seeing your work, Love that you work outside the box!
    I would love to more of that , keep it up!
    your blog inspires me
    Kathie

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  32. I love the ideas on quilting. Thanks for the great ideas.

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  33. Are you happy? A lot of comment today! ;-)....yes, because the women are practical people!
    nichi

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  34. ACK! one can never have too much fabric. Thanks for sharing! have a fun weekend!

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  35. Your blog is awesome and I consider it my morning coffee! Keep on being your inspiring self please! Loved yesterday's post. I usually make quilts from my own calculations - not necessarily original blocks, but I'm not a pattern buyer. Instead I get inspired by something, a picture, a fabric or idea. Have a great weekend!

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  36. Forgive me for being one of the lurkers! I read your posts over at Quilter Blogs and pop in when the title or opening sentences interest me...I love pictures and organization ideas; recipes and gardening besides quilting. So those are things that will draw me like a moth to a flame! LOL. You are being read....

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  37. Ok, ok, so I lurk. Pictures draw me in to read the text. If there's a lot of text with no pictures, I'm less likely to read the whole thing. Well, now I've probably lost out on the freebies by being so open. Good luck!

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  38. Cute bag - beautiful fabric. I just found your blog last week and have been checking in every day to see what's up.

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  39. Well, heck. I thought I left a comment yesterday. I think you sent me off to Amy and I forgot to come back and comment. What I wanted to say was that I love the colors in the family quilt. Fabulous.

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  40. Busted. I totally need to work on my leaving comments mojo. Hello! I love your blog. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  41. Pretty! What is the yellow floral on the far end from?

    amaryllis_wings@yahoo.ca

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  42. I don't lurk, I comment - when I get to stop by! It's hard sometimes to keep up with all our blog friends, but I love your blog and your work! Keep it! And I can't wait to hear details of your girls weekend! Have fun!

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  43. Hello, my name is Tina and I'm a lurker. That's the first step, right? I really liked the 4 blocks in the last post. I totally would have paper-pieced your niece's block. That's how I roll. I haven't attempted any free-piecing yet.
    Have a great weekend!

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  44. Seriously, this is hilarious! You know I love and follow you religously...

    My browser doesn't like opening your site (I read it in Google Reader). It took me about ten minutes to leave this comment. Maybe it's the music in the blog? Not sure, 'cause some I have no problem opening, others my browser just doesn't like!

    I do know how frustrating the no comment thing can get though. And, hey, being a former design and art history student, I love the posts about color and inspiration!

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  45. You'll get plenty of comments today! Thanks for the chance for the lovely giveaway.

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  46. Well you know me, I always visit, always comment and know the importance of it. I've been quilting for a year and I just had my first giveaway to my friends in quilting blog land who have been there to inspire and encourage me for the past year. I never knew it would be so much fun to visit everyone and how much we love having someone comment to our blog efforts.
    You have a great girl weekend....
    Your stuff looks really appealing

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  47. I will confess I am a lurker. Love the bag, fabulous give away.

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  48. I visit, and I comment, and that is a cool give-away. Enjoy your girls' time away!

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  49. Nothing like a give away to bring the lurkers out! *blush* I've been thinking for days about your working outside the box post - wondering what to give a go. Maybe I should follow the advice of the post I just read and stop thinking about it so much and just do!

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  50. I'm also a lurker that loves your site. Have a great trip. Love your give away.

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  51. i am a housewife who does little but quilt while my wonderful, handsome husband goes off to work. i would absolutely love more fabric to keep me busy.

    crysbuehler@mac.com

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  52. Hi, I always read but don't always comment! Sorry - you write about 2 of my favorite things - quilts and NYC. Don't want this to be too long because I tend to get carried away on comments, but did you get to see the Dear Jane quilt that was raffled by Empire Quilters? I almost made the trip from VA just to see that quilt! Thanks for all of the inspirations and fun your blog provides! I will comment much more often! Debbie

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  53. I don't get here (your blog) as often as I want and don't usually leave a comment. But, I do like your blog and your quilts. Your creativity is amazing! It keeps me coming back.

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  54. I like the Matisse quilt -- very warm and vibrant. thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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  55. I'm sorry for lurking, can you ever forgive me? I promise to say hi when I stop by from now on :)

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  56. Hi, I just found your blog and its def going onto my bookmark list! oh, and i love freebies too ;-)

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  57. also guilty of reading and not leaving a comment mostly because I have been playing with new quilting ideas for about 18 months now..I did appreciate reading your post however!
    have a fabulous get away with your girlfriends

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  58. you know i am a reader! i comment when i can : ) ps. thanks so much for the cool card ... i have it hanging above my machine and love that i can point out the blocks i made. i'd love to be entered into your giveaway ... my email address should be available via blogger. have a great day!

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  59. Oh wow, what a fun giveaway. Would you include me? I love some of your ideas. Also fun to see peaks of NYC. I don't have a blog but I do have an e-mail address.

    Thanks, Patti (a habitual lurker)

    kayak_cliff@yahoo.com

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  60. I love giveaways! I love YOUR giveaways, because YOU have cool stuff! But I love all your posts because inspiration is one of the things I get the most out of blogging and bloggers ~ community is nice too!
    Cheers,
    Dionne
    (Who is NOT no-reply)

    PS - Word Verification: Bogis... Mmmm...

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  61. Hi, I'm glad I found your blog. I love reading them and am trying to start one. But I guess I didn't think about always leaving comments. Your fabric is wonderful!! Think Spring.
    paweis@yahoo.com

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  62. Hey V ~ I'm posting a comment just so you know I'm still here and so glad you are a faithful blogger. I love your blog and your quilts and your artistic vision.

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  63. I am a regular follower of your blog...and I just love it....your quilts are beautiful and so is your daughter!!!! I would adore working with these fabrics. I'm stepping out of the box to try to make more modern quilts....so far so good.

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  64. PS: I linked to you today, too!

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  65. Just discovered this blog. I've just started quilting, but I can see how all of your ideas will become quite inspiring in my future!

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  66. I love your blog, and you have the cutest daughter ever!

    Thanks so much and enjoy your weekend out!

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  67. Just discovered your blog, but will definitely be following you!

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  68. This is Sue from Niagara Falls, NY and free fabric always brings me out of the lurking shadows. You are the bestest for sharing such goodies with us.


    Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

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  69. so this is the first time i've been to your blog. now that i've come across it, i'll have to check back more often. :)

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  70. I being checking your blog almost daily for a few weeks now, and I LOVE it. Your quilts are so fab, and all the inspirational pep talk is great. I'd love to make more quilts, but I don't have a sewing machine (yet!) and have to do it all by hand : ( so I'm quite slow! But watch this space!
    xx

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  71. I am on a no buy spree right now, trying to use up some of what I have but FREE fabric sure would be welcome!! :D Have a fun getaway!

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  72. Well, this is my very first visit to your blog - so its a lovely surprise to find a giveaway!!! I know how you feel about the visits without the comments - me too! Even just one comment on a post makes me a warm and smiley :o)

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  73. This is my visit,but I bet it will not be my last!! Thank you for the chnace to win this wonderful giveaway!!

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  74. How generous thank you for the great giveaway

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  75. Delurking to say I love your blog!

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  76. I love your blog! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  77. Girls weekend sounds fun. We're going to Hood River Gorge this weekend. It has been about a year since I went anywhere (we've got a 3 year old and a 9 month old), so this is super exciting!
    Winning fabric would be pretty cool, too. :)

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  78. I love to find a new blog to follow in Reader! I'm looking forward to your future posts, and would love to win your giveaway!

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  79. you asked for it, now you get 82 comments!lol

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  80. Hi - This is my first time visiting your blog sooo - I commented right away ! I do love your banner and the fabric for the GA is awesome. BTW - no one ever comments on my blog either. :-)Thanks !

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  81. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    maumauisginger(at)gmail(dot)com

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  82. This is my first visit to your blog and now I have to do some snooping around! Count me in! -Allison cluckclucksew@gmail.com

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  83. My first visit too - I love a giveaway - but I've added you to my reader. Thanks!

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  84. He he I like this post... I feel like that sometimes too on my blog. Hey to give you some love... I will add you to my rss feeds so I can keep up with you whether I win something or not because I like your blog.

    Thanks for having such a great giveaway!

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  85. I had to leave a comment...now I've become a lurker! :) Thanks for the giveaway!
    holly_may88@hotmail.com

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  86. OMG! How generous of you! This is fabulous! I would love to win. Hope your girl gathering is just as wonderful as this giveaway.

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  87. I just found your blog. Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous giveaway! Off to go look around.

    =) melanie
    http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  88. Great giveaway! Got lots of comments! Have a great girls weekend!

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  89. Love your blog....very inspirational! I've been quilting for a few years & I'm torn between traditional patterns & art quilts. I think it's so cool to see quilters merging the lines between the two camps. Have a great girls weekend!

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  90. Hi there! Fabric Shopper sent me! I thoroughly enjoyed reading through your blog! I added you to my reader so you will hear from me again! Thanks for the giveaway too. I have considered doing one myself for the very same reason! Good Luck!

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  91. Love your ideas on your blog! It's so happy and uplifting the way you write. I've added you to my list to visit again... What a great giveaway!
    -Andrea

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  92. Hi there, it's me. I came to visit. Nice Giveaway for whoever wins. You are downright generous.

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  93. I'm out here! I actually just found your blog via the fabric shopper blog, but I will be back. Thanks for the fun giveaway!
    millkara [at] gmail.com

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  94. Hiya Bumble Beans, I just found your blog by a rather circuitous route. I was actually searching for the Stitches and Craft Fair site on google, and for some crazy reason can't seem to find it. Anyway, I found "The Fabric Shoppper" blog, and being addicted to fabric, I just had to go and have a look, and I found your blog there! So, now that I'm here, "Hello!" I hope you have a fab girly weekend away, and I hope I win your lovely bag and some extra fabric for my stash (not that I really need it, but what's NEED got to do with it, right?) :-)

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  95. I am browsing your website together with my two angels. All of us loves your fabrics designs and the bags! I hope i win your fabrics freebies and the bags tooo... choose me, choose me please... : )

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  96. I've just discovered your blog but have added you to my reader and am looking forward to exploring your fab quilts. I've just started my first ever quilt so any tips and inspiration are always appreciated!

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  97. I am very much a beginner when it comes to sewing and quilting, and so rarely comment anywhere. However, I love to read your blog, and am gaining knowledge and confidence, so will try to comment more in future.

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  98. I heart fabric and you've got a great thing going on here! Hope you enjoy your weekend! :)

    hope.september[at]gmail.com

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  99. Thanks for the chance to win. I have just started sewing so I am slowly adding to my fabric stash.

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  100. maria__Berglund@hotmail.comApril 17, 2009 at 6:26 AM

    I am new to your blog, but it would be wonderful to win on my first visit!!!

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  101. Lovely blog - and thanks for the giveaway!

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  102. I am new to your blog & have been reading & catching up a bit. Lovely quilts! Thank you for the giveaway.

    clair.shearar(at)gmail.com

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  103. oooh. another lovely fabric and quilting blog? adding you to my google reader.

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  104. I feel your pain - sorry to have been lurking! ;) I love your blog, though. Have a good weekend with the girls!

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  105. Okay, I admit it. I'm a lurker, too! I'm back to quilting after about 8 years and I love to get inspiration from you--not to mention I enjoy your sense of humor. Love the giveaway. Hope to win!

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  106. After arriving today via a blog that announced your giveaway, I realized that I had indeed been here once before. Evidently I didn't bookmark your site...at that time. I love fabric and would love to win the giveaway. I'm going to check out more of your blog now. Have a good time away.

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  107. I'm the shy type, but not when it comes to fabric. Enjoy your weekend off!

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  108. I was here yesterday and lurked, then felt guilty about it--it wasn't about the giveaway, and I love when people leave comments on my blog. That being said, I am now a follower because I love your stuff!

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  109. Ok, I'm guilty of being a lurker... you know that the possibility of winning fabric will get us commenting! Enjoy your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  110. What a great giveaway! Please enter me, thanks!
    paula_lemos at vodafone dot pt

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  111. Thank you for the great giveaway :)

    mggoncalves@mail.telepac.pt

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  112. Delurking to say hello and thanks for the giveaway! I really enjoy your blog. bookgeekgirl at gmail dot com

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  113. I just found your blog today.. will be bookmarking and visiting often!

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  114. I really enjoy reading your blog, so I guess I should come out and say it and thanks for the giveaway!

    nforgue(at)gmail(dot)com

    http://www.onestraypea.com/shes-crafty

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  115. My e-mail address is pattynubs@gmail.com. I left an earlier comment.

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  116. hey this is my first time here, im adding you to my reader.
    beautiful fabrics, my mail is natysvega@gmail.com

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  117. Just found your blog today via turning*turning. It's great. Keep up the good work! I think you've hit on a brilliant plan here - not only do you meet your lurkers you meet brand newbies too! I might have to try this on my blog...

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  118. I just found your site...thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  119. The Fabric Shopper blog led me here today, but I will come back and read more often now! I'm Amy from Ark.

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  120. I arrived via The Fabric Shopper but I promise I will return! Love your blog.

    Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway!

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  121. What a kewl give away and the fabrics are just so yummy!

    Margi
    mborck@charter.net

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  122. came from fabric shopper, too. cute stuff here, dear! have a great weekend with your friends!

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  123. I just found your blog through Fabric Shopper. Thanks for the chance of the giveaway. The fabrics are super cute and just in time for some great spring projects.
    shellymcr@sbcglobal.net

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  124. I love reading blogs and seeing all the new and exciting colors in quilts.

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  125. Thank you for this giveaway!!!!

    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  126. Thanks for the giveaway. Have been lurking!

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  127. I'm fairly new to the blogging world and one of these days I hope to win a giveaway. Have wanted to start a blog but have NO clue how to do that. Anyway, thank you for the giveaway.

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  128. Just love your blog...so glad I found it!

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  129. Just found you! Great giveaway...bookmarking this blog!

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