Friday, April 15, 2011

Another Friday - Another Giveaway!


It's hard to believe, I know, but it's Friday again - the 3rd Friday in my Blogiversary month. I'm having a blast with this giveaway.  First of all, I have gained lots of new friends - followers on my blog and new blogs I have discovered, both from comments, and from visiting the blogs of the followers and commenters.  I have really enjoyed it!   And reading the comments has been so much fun - and so informative.  I learned how to number the comments, thanks to a comment by H2OGirl.  And that gave me the motivation to find a random number generator on the net and generate a random number for the Week 2 Giveaway (this week I didn't have to wake up WH to ask him to "pick a number between one and..."  I'm sure he appreciated that consideration LOL!)

So the winner of the tote bag and the Sunkissed Charm pack was comment #6, which was Quilting Mom, who said, "Congratulations on your blogiversary!!" So, Quilting Mom, if you will email me your address, I will get your charm pack and Jelly Roll Market Tote in the mail.



Thanks Quilting Mom, and to everyone who visited my blog and left a comment.  I especially enjoyed blog-hopping this week to the blogs you suggested.  I've discovered a lot of talented quilters and crafters, and learned a couple of new things.



And now for the Week 3 Giveaway!  There is a wonderful new line of beautiful fabrics by Denyse Schmidt at Joann's of all places.  The colors are gorgeous - so summery and fresh, and the fabric has such a nice hand.  I haven't been able to accumulate all of it yet, and I hope I am in time, because it's going like crazy.  I think they just got it in and my Joann's is already out of several of the prints.  Nevertheless, this week's giveaway is 7 fat quarters from the DS Quilts Picnic and Fairgrounds collection (I can't really decide what it's called, but you know the fabric I'm talking about, I hope). There are 2 reds, two aquas, two greens, and the gold.  This fabric is so yummy, it makes me want to head right to the sewing machine.  Yummmmm.  I hope you like it as much as I do.

So what do you have to do to win all of this fabric deliciousness?

1.  Leave a comment on my blog and tell me what creative thing you are working on.  I'd love to get a glimpse of what people are doing creatively.  If you're not working on anything right now, tell me the last thing you sewed, quilted or created or your favorite fabric at the moment.

2.  Be a follower, of course, and leave a comment to tell me so.

3.  Blog about my blogiversary giveaway and leave a link in a comment so I can come check out your blog.

4.  And new for me this week, LIKE my FB post here about this giveaway, and leave a comment to tell me you did.  (Let me know if this doesn't work....  I've never tried a FB link before)
EDIT:  OK, the FB thing isn't working out very well. If you've tried to LIKE on FB and not been able to, just leave a comment here.  

Thanks, everyone.  Here's to a creative week!

127 comments:

  1. Today I have been working on a block that Lilys Quilts is showing us how to make. It is paper pieced and I am using my favourite colour combo at the moment which is purple and grey.

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  2. I am a follower and I am so bummed that I didn't win last week because I really wanted the Sunkissed charm pack! LOL maybe this week!

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  3. I just started an over the door organizer for my daughter in her new color faze, purple and green. She picked the pattern out and got to experience the joy of unfolding and refolding pattern paper...LOL!

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  4. I have been working on pouches and totes lately for my swaps. I love adding bright colors to linens and other neutrals.

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  5. My blog is http://fatchickquilts.blogspot.com/ and I would love to create something with these beautiful prints. I love most of what DS does and this is great, so I hope I win. Thanks for doing this giveaway.

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  6. 1) I'm working on blocks for the 3x6 Block Swap, and also laying out my plan of attack from the Blockwork Orange swap. I want to turn it into a quilt for my 4 year old's new "Big Boy Bed".

    2. I'm a follower!

    3. http://TheCraftyBlackbird.blogspot.com (I'm going to blog about this is just a minute!)

    4. Went to like your FB comment, but you have to accept me as a friend first. :)

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  7. I am almost finished with the planning stage of my rocking-chair redux. I have the paint (very light sky blue). Now I just need the perfect fabric!

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  8. I just got back from the post office to mail my MMM Swap creation (a sewing machine cover). Next up, I've been commissioned to make a Where the Wild Things Are wall hanging quilt.
    I'm going to have to call my JoAnn's to see if they are carrying this fabric - you know, in case I don't win it. :-)

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  9. Hi Wendi! Congratulations on your anniversary. I would love to win these-in fact, I was planning on going to JoAnn's on my lunch break today in search of them. I'm working on a sashiko stitched pouch for the pretty pouch swap and am hoping to get a start on a bag this weekend.

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  10. I'm a follower via google reader. I've been stalking you since I learned you were my MMM partner.

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  11. What a great find! Right now I am working on an I Spy quilt for my very soon to be 4year old. His birthday is in 11 days and right after that I need to get my sewing machine cover finished for sewn spaces. So in the spare time away from my machine I am designing partners cover.

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  12. At the moment I am working on a couple of things, one is a sundress with a patchwork top, and the other is a table centre. I love the idea of your blogiversary, and congrats.

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  13. Oh I have joined you as a blog follower

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  14. I am SO a follower. And Yeah for #'s!

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  15. I just picked up the few fabrics of this line at my JoAnn's. There are some you are giving away that were not at my store. So I hope random # generator likes ME. When I get all of these, this will be going into my Single Girl Quilt. I'm so excited! But I'll share a project I just finished. I just made a 241 tote from Noodlehead. It was a one day project and SO fun. Next will be the blocks for my on-line bees. So much fun!

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  16. Now I want to go to my JoAnn's and see if they have this fabric! I am making pillows for my couch and these fabrics would be perfect!

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  17. working on my pouch for the pretty little pouch swap and a quilt for the kona no prints allowed challenge :)

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  18. Ugh, we don't have this yet~ Hope I win it! Working on a birdie wall hanging, a pillow, mod bento box swap quilt....

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  19. I just finished quilting the top of a quilt (took me 4 months and not because it was difficult). I will have photos once I get the binding on at
    http://www.spontaneousthreads.blogspot.com

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  20. Love these fabrics! So jealous we don't have Joann's LOL... I am working on a million swaps, and as well, I just started figuring the fabric out for my first non-swap, real size quilt :)

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  21. I have a dilemma as to which of my WIP to tackle next -- design decisions need to be made for setting triangles, sashing, et al. During think time, I'm basting hexies for a grandmother's flower garden quilt. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. Hi! I pulled up your FB page and it had the "request for friend" yet no "like" and no way to leave a comment. Sent the request for friend to you with a message. Margaret and Marcia.

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  23. ok, I couldn't stand it anymore, you were about the fifth person to blog about those fabrics from Joanns so I called my neighbor/sewing pal & off we went this morning.... bought all of the blue & green line & split each peice in half. Now what to make, what to make...

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  24. I LOVE that fabric! I wish there was a Joanns near me - so jealous!
    I am working on many projects - plush birds, an artsy pillow, a shabby chic patchwork witch hat made with reclaimed vintage linens (gift for a friend), and soon I will be starting on my Jamie by Sis Boom dress.
    heidig@gmail.com

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  25. I am a follower :)
    heidig@gmail.com

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  26. I sent a request on FB to friend you as that is your personal page. I will Like your post as soon as you friend me back :)
    heidig@gmail.com

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  27. I'm working on the Supernova Quiltalong. We're almost done!

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  28. I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. New follower! Great giveaway!

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  30. I am working on an Easter dress for my daughter. Almost done!

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  31. I've been catching up on bee blocks and cutting out fabric for some new pajamas! These fabrics are gorgeous and would be fun to work with--thanks for the giveaway.

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  32. I'm working on some pillows with baseball themed fabric for the president of our school's baseball booster club. Great give-away.

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  33. I sure am a new follower. Your blog is really great.

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  34. Finishing up a butterfly quilt for my new niece Averie. Shes such a sweetie.

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  35. I have been working on blocks for my 3 x 6 bee thanks for the chance to win.

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  36. I really want to make a strip quilt in these fabrics. Unfortunately, my Joann's doesn't have them yet! www.paperstarfish.prettyposies.com

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  37. Hoping to get working on my Bottled Rainbows quilt today. :0) Almost halfway!

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  38. I added your giveaway to my blog at http://www.craftbuds.com/giveaway-roundup/

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  39. The latest creative things I have done are a new table runner with my own drawing of a flower, and using 2 jelly rolls for an odd nine patch top.

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  40. I am a follower of your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  41. Wendy, I "liked" you on Facebook, left a comment, but did not see any place to click to tell you that I "liked" you!

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  42. I'm working on my first real quilt! Check it here: junebugworld.blogspot.com

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  43. Happy blogiversary indeed! Thanks so much for the giveaway -- I'm only catching on to the hype via Flickr, because we don't have Jo Ann's stores in Canada:(

    I'm juggling a number of projects: two quilts (one sawtooth star and one wonky string quilt) and a blouse for myself. There's no time!:)

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  44. I'm working on getting another UFO onto my finished list!

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  45. Tried to "like", but I think you have to make yourself more public, or something like that! Anyway, thanks for the chance!

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  46. It was so nice to read about you and your daughter's time together!!

    The giveaway is so very generous - I just learned about this line yesterday and it looks awesome.

    I am working on an apron from some quilt blocks I got in a swap, a dresden circle from a Kona dark solids charm pack for our Modern Quilt Guild challenge, a dresden circle for an online quilt along, quilting a table runner, and washing a zig zag twin size quilt for my 11 year old that it finally done and I really, really need to tidy my sewing room - it looks like a hoarders cache.

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  47. Hi there, I'm working on a doll quilt for The Down Under Doll Quilt Swap, hand quilting a queen size quilt, I have to bind and put hanging sleeves onto 3 quilts I've entered into a quilt show. Lots of finishing projects! Those DS fabrics are so beautiful! We don't have a Joannes in Australia so I feel like I'm missing out on the fun. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

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  48. Happy Monday! I'm working on some wide scarves for a charity group. One side is pieced layer cake squares and the other pre-quilted fabric, also working on tote bag for the PP7 swap. It's a really fun swap.

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  49. Follower - yes I am! Thanks for the chance to win some.

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  50. Hope you had a great weekend and got a lot accomplished. I'm currently working on some hexies. I've never done them before, and I"m having a blast. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

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  51. Wendi, I visited you on facebook, and sent you a friend request. My bff is originally from Kent too. :)

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  52. I blogged about your giveaway.

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  53. Quilts and a bike basket for my daughter!

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  54. Hi! I'm working on some embroidery, perhaps for a pillow. It's the first time I've tried embroidering and I'm enjoying it. :)
    maryjowyse@yahoo.com

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  55. thanks for the giveaway...at the moment I'm trying my hand on hexagon paper piecing...and totally agree about being addicted to it ;-)

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  56. Today I worked on sewing a bag for the front of my bike - to store a few small items in. And my son picked out some fabric for me to make him one too... Thanks for a chance to win your great giveaway - love that fabric!!

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  57. I'm a new follower of your blog!

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  58. I tried to like your comment on Facebook, but I would have to send a friend request first as your page is locked.

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  59. great giveaway...i love making bunting at the mo...xxx

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  60. now a follower...cheers...xxx

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  61. Oooh, love this fabric and I live in a Joanns-less country. I'm always working on loads of different things. I've just finished sewing a bag and crocheting another washcloth. I've got a knitted wire bracelet on the go, a sewn hat, a pair of slippers and a crochet hat!

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  62. I'm a new follower, loving your blog!

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  63. I am working on 4 (!!!) Easter dresses right now. Nothing like a deadline to motivate! :)

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  64. I'm working on hand quilting my log cabin quilt I just finished and getting ready to start two new baby girl quilts. I think I'm doing a modified bento box for those .... subject to change along with my whims!

    I'd love to win these fat quarters! I called my local Joann's to see if they had the Denyse Schmidt fabric in stock and no one there had EVER HEARD OF THEM!!! Unbelieveable!

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  65. I'm knee deep in making pillows right now. I've got a large order I'm working on and it's killing me, because there's new stuff I want to make but can't until I finish! :)

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  66. Right now I'm dreaming up a pouch for the pretty {little} pouch swap!

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  67. I'm finishing up a postage stamp quilt along (need to quilt and bind it) and also working on the Waiting for Spring quilt along.

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  68. I visited your FB but would have to send a friend request rather than "like".

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  69. I love the spots fabric! And crafty wise.. not actually doing anything of such lately as we have just moved house interstate & my 4mth old isn't settling into it too well!

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  70. Stalled in the middle of making a quilt for my daughter. Just haven't been in the mood lately. :(

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  71. Tried to like on FB - looks like a friend request button is there instead.

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  72. pretty, pretty! i am working on baby stuff at the moment... and very slowly, cause my enormous belly is making everything happen at a waddling pace!

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  73. Happy Blogiversary!
    I have just finished piecing my single girl quilt. phew!
    Love this fabric, we dont have Joanns so I am very jealous!!! :)

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  74. I am now following your blog and can;t wait to see what else you make! :)

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  75. I'm working on a few flickr swaps, such as the pretty little pouch swap, sewn spaces swap, mug rug adventure, and a few flickr bees...oh and trying to scavenge fabric from my stash to trade for the new DS fabrics. I don't live by any JAF's :( double crossing all fingers, toes, and any other body part that crosses to win! Thank you!

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  76. I had to send a friend request to like your facebook post. You are from a town close to where I live now!

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  77. I blogged over here: http://cottonaddiction.blogspot.com/2011/04/more-denyse-schmidt-giveaways.html

    Thanks again!

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  78. Lovely giveaway, i am working on a lot of UFO;s or to make it sound better - PHD's ( projects half done) LOL

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  79. I'm finishing up a baby quilt and gathering fabric for my next gift quilt. A wedding!

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  80. My LQS is having a challenge....we are to make a project using a panel. I have never done that before, never even bought a panel before. So, I found one that I loved, chopped it up into pieces, and designed a quilt. The top is done and I need to piece a back and start quilting it. I incorporated pieced areas as well as my new favorite...wool appique. Winner is chosen by viewers choice, as it hangs in the shop for a month. Wish me luck! Thx for the givaway!

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  81. You chose a very pretty stack! I've been working on gift quilts for the preschool teachers. I can't wait to surprise them!

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  82. I just finished the quilting on a quilt for a friend who has cancer and going into the hospital - a comfort quilt for him as my hug since I am in the US and he is in australia

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  83. I tried to LIKE you on FB but I do not see that option available on your page

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  84. I'm *supposed* to be working on my wedding quilt, but there have been much delay. I'm hoping to get back into sewing mode this weekend =P You can take a peek at what I'm working on here: http://tingtongandthings.blogspot.com/2011/02/weekend-dreaming.html

    Thanks for the giveaway and happy bloggaversary!!

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  85. I'm a new follower via Google Reader!

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  86. just posted the giveaway on my blog under fabrics fabrics! Thanks again!

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  87. I am a follower. Would love to receive these fabrics. Last things I have sewn were 2 Just one Star for moda and finished a cross over quit. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carolyn
    wheezer@bellsouth.net
    http://carolynswbeeit.blogspot.com/

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  88. Happy Blogiversary! I saw your comment on Heather's Olive and Ollie giveaway post and came on over! What a lovely blog you have here :)
    I'd love a chance to win these gorgeous DS fabrics - particularly as I'm in the UK and we don't have Joann's stores here so no way of getting my paws on this treasure :)
    I'm currently working on Lily's Quilts massive Dresden plates quiltalong - great fun!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  89. I'm happy to be your 60th follower :)

    Thanks again for such a lovely giveaway!

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  90. Great fabrics. I have not been able to find them locally. I hope to win. Congratulations

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  91. I tried to like you on fb. :(

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  92. I am working on a baby quilt done in pinks called "Learning Curve" from American Patchwork & Quilting. (Aug. 2006)

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  93. Love your generous spirit! I am currently working on a zigzag rainbow quilt - queen size - should be done by summer (hopefully this one).

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  94. Hi, I'm currently working on a rememberance blanket for my mom made from my fathers shirts, just finished a crocheted baby blanket for a friend due next month and I love the opportinity you're offering, thank you!

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  95. Right now I'm working on a black and white bed cover for my guest room...it's taking forever! But I love it, so it's fun to do. Thanks for hosting a giveaway of these great fabrics! My Joann's was already sold out of the prints I wanted by the time I got there!

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  96. I signed up to follow you.

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  97. Right now I've got two things going up on my design wall. One is a table runner I'm calling "Soul Crushing" for a swap. The other is a wonky star baby quilt that my friend commissioned from me.

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  98. And I've been following since I started stalking you.

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  99. Right now I'm working on some blocks for a block swap I'm doing in the Amish diamond design and also some Easter items. Don't you just love the Denyse Schmidt's Picnic & Fairgrounds?! I do too!

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  100. I tried to "like" on FB, but as you know it doesn't work. Thanks

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  101. I'm working on my latest blocks for do. Good Stitches' Faith Circle. That's just a little something though and about all I can handle in the massive onslaught of to dos that accumulate after a week of vacation. I'm not complaining though! Thanks for offering this giveaway.

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  102. I'm finishing up a wedding quilt for friends that got married last winter, I know shame on me! and am desperately needing some of the DS quilts fabric goodness...our local JoAnn has not got them yet....hrmpf!

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  103. I'm working on little pants for cute kiddos! Thanks for the great giveaway, I'm happy I found your blog. bugruder (at) gmail (d0t) com

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  104. Last I worked on a personalized mug rug for my toddler.
    Leena

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  105. I am working on my Son's boy story quilt and making good progress!!!
    Cheers Geniene

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  106. I just became a follower
    Cheers Geniene

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