Tuesday, December 13, 2011

December Giveaway

A week ago Saturday, I erroneously mentioned that I was going to have a giveaway for SewMamaSew giveawaypalooza. Except I got my dates wrong. Yeah, sounds like me. :) Well it gave me time to think and to change my mind, slightly. I am not going to link up to SMS (although I highly recommend stopping by - there is great loot!) because I would rather have this giveaway go to all of you who make a trip to stop by on a regular basis. Thank you so much for coming to visit me.

So for you I put together a bunch of goodies including an I-spy Charm pack and quilt pattern.  This will be the grand prize for the first winner chosen, but I will also pick 5 others and send you one of my patterns (your choice.) So if you'd like to enter feel free to leave a comment. Giveaway goes until Friday, Dec 16 at midnight MST.  GIVEAWAY CLOSED.  Winners listed at the bottom of the post.

Homemade Christmas Crackers for sharing with the 2nd grade class about "Christmas in England" 

I may be a little bit scarce this week - we've got a full slate of Christmas hoopla going on (Orchestra performance, dance recital, elementary school Christmas sing, piano performance, 2nd grade class party, husband's office party . . .  and somewhere in there I need to find time to finish all the Christmas shopping before the kids get out for Christmas vacation on Friday. Whew!) I'm still waiting for the "all is calm" part of Christmas to show up, but I'll take the craziness too.

Grand prize winner: Jennie!

Pattern winners: Elle, mjb, Cassandra, Christie S. & Theresa

502 comments:

  1. Thank you for your generosity. What a great way to spread some Christmas cheer. I hear you on the "waiting for the calm" but trying to enjoy the busyness. Happy holidays to all!

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  2. Lovely give away, hope everything calms down for you soon.

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  3. I stop by here often! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  4. What a lovely prize! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  5. What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!
    megromeo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Thanks for the chance, Amy!

    Homemade crackers? Wonderful! Although, whenever I see Christmas crackers I think of Mr. Bean and the one he gave to his distressed girlfriend...

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  7. Have a wonderful holiday with your family-don't worry, we'll all still be here when you get time after all of the holiday madness is over & calm prevails once again-yeah right, like that ever really happens. LOL.

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  8. What a great give=a=way. Thanks so much!

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  9. I love your blog and I love your patterns. I would for sure put the winnings to great use!!! Thanks Amy!

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  10. Let me try this again. Christmas presents for me! Happy Holidays! Busy, busy , busy!

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  11. The calm comes on December 25th after the kids go to bed. Enjoy the chaos!

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  12. I'm a follower. Thanks for your giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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  13. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  14. Thanks for the chance to win! I already know which pattern I want if that is what I win! Have a great day!

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  15. Good luck putting together your Christmas plans!

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  16. What a terrific giveaway. This week is crush time here too. I've just come from my 4th school concert in 8 days.

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  17. I love that you made homemade Christmas Crackers!! My mother used to make those for us every Christmas. She was born in England and I love those big British Christmas Eve dinners wearing fun crazy crowns :)

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  18. awww! you are very generous! if it makes you feel any better...I probably would have gotten mixed up on the dates too...I am like that!
    have fun and enjoy all the craziness! I am trying to remember that for myself!

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  19. Love your blog and the chance to win, too! chantiebelnap@msn.com

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  20. The holidays are a crazy busy time but thanks for taking a moment to offer us this great giveaway :)

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  21. all these giveaways--so fun!! thanx for the opportunity.

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  22. Wow... good stuff. I love your blog and check on it every day! Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

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  23. Would love to win one of your prizes. And Merry Christmas!

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  24. Looks like some awesome goodies you are offering and wow sounds like you have a super busy season. Merry Christmas!

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  25. Would love to win it all!! Thanks for such a great giveaway!!:)

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  26. What a generous give away. Good luck on finding the "all is calm"- it doesn't really seems to happen at my house until Christmas morning while the kids are playing with their new toys. For me the closest I come to calm is acceptance of the crazy!

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  27. Enjoy your week Amy! Love your eye spy charms.

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  28. Ooh, me please! I hope I'm lucky enough to win again! It was fun meeting you in person at Sewing Summit!!

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  29. What a nice giveaway! I would love to win! I love your blog and patterns!

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  30. I love to read your posts daily. Thanks for eagerly sharing.

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  31. I would love to win something! That is very kind of you, thank you- I love your blog!

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  32. Great giveaway! Don't wear yourself out!

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  33. What a lovely giveaway - so sweet of you to share with us!

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  34. Great giveaway - thanks. KatheGTH at aol dot com

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  35. The first prize or a pattern is so generous I would love either one. Thanks for all of your inspiring ideas.

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  36. I would love love love to win. Thanks for the giveaway, lexilucas@gmail.com

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  37. thanks so much. Great prizes : )

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  38. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

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  39. thanks for the giveaway. merry christmas to you.
    ivyworis(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. Great goodies! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! :)

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  41. LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog. Thanks for a bit of fun and insperation on quilting!

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  42. Would love to win! Thanks so much! I am too also waiting for the christmas calm!

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  43. Awww thanks for the giveaway just for us! And I am waiting for the "all is calm" too, but then again, it would probably just be the "calm before the storm."

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  44. Really enjoy your blog. As a novice quilter, the inspiration is awesome! Thanks!

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  45. Yummy giveaway. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Enjoy.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  46. What a great giveaway...i'm a new sewer I've done a baby quilt and your breastfeeding cover..thanks for leading my off into a new path of creativity.

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  47. You are awesome! Have a Happy Christmas! -Nancy

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  48. Every year we say we're going to go a little more low key but everything is still crazy. I guess we just embrace the friends and family it brings us to and enjoy the holidays!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Jamie @ Ever Sew Clever

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  49. Thank you for the giveaway - so generous! Seems like we're all going through the December crunch right now - good luck!

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  50. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  51. Thanks so much for the give away! Yes it is a full time and not easy to find the calm. Hope you still can enjoy. Be blessed!

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  52. What a great giveaway.those items are fantastic.
    Have a wonderful vacation.
    Merry Christmas!

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  53. thanks for the chance to win! I wish you 'fijne feestdagen' as we say in Dutch:-)

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  54. Love the Christmas countdown Quilt! Will you be making up a pattern for it? Just wanted to add that we make Christmas crackers in Sweden too. Yesterday was Lucia, and the Lucia girls walked in the schools with candle crowns on their haeads, singing Lucia carols. So pretty when it is so dark in the mornings now.

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  55. I love I Spy quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. Ooh, what a love give away, thanks so much for the chance to win!! Good luck with Christmas in 'Blighty'!

    S x

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  57. What a terrific giveaway! It doesn't say if its open to international visitors, if it's not and I'm so lucky to win just draw another number. Happy to comment! Merry Xmas.

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  58. Wow, thanks for the giveaway.

    karen

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  59. What a lovely collection of stuff! Thanks for the chance! December is so manic, but I love it, especially knowing that winter will drag on for sooo long and everything will slow down infinitely!

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  60. What a great giveaway. I love your I spy quilts. Love those crackers too!

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  61. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Merry Christmas!

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  62. What a bundle of goodies!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    lauramdd(at)terra(dot)es

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  63. Merry Christmas, good luck with all your Christmas outings.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  64. Yay! Count me in. I'd love to win (:

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  65. mmmmmm - I thought crackers were Universal???

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  66. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway. Hope you get to enjoy a calm Christmas soon.

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  67. So generous! Would love to win this amazing giveaway! Happy Holidays!

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  68. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

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  69. Great give away! I love your quilts!

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  70. Absolutly LOVE reading your blog, it's the highlight of my days at many times, sure beats work! Have a wonderful xmas!

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  71. What a great giveaway! I totally understand what you mean, somehow I'd also feel much better if I'd had everything already sorted for Christmas, but on the other hand the preparations are a big part of the fun! :-) I always try not to stress too much about the details and that works out ok most of the time. ;-)

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  72. What a great giveaway! Thanks for saving it for us. I did enter some of the SMS giveaways, but I always feel a tad bit guilty commenting on a blog that I don't normally follow.

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  73. I am still waiting for the "all is calm" part too! This is my first year with both my kids in school; there is always something to do or donate there! It's all fun though :)

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  74. Hope things calm down soon. Thank you for the great giveaway.
    Happy Holidays!

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  75. Love the crackers, as a former first grade teacher I taught about Boxing Day for the Celebrations Around the World and we did include English Crackers in the Social Studies segment. Seeing those brought back great memories for me! Thanks!

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  76. I would so love to win. You have a wonderful blog and great tutorials. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  77. This certainly is a busy time of year. What a lovely giveaway, I'd love to win. I hope to make an I Spy quilt someday, It is on my list, and I've been collecting fabrics for it. I think it would be such fun for my grandchildren someday.

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  78. Thanks for the giveaway! Hey, you can't remember everything! :)
    Would love to win!

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  79. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Thanks for all you do to inspire the rest of us :)

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  80. Thjanks for the giveaway. You are soooo generous!!!!

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  81. Looks like a fun giveaway! Good luck getting your Christmas shopping done!

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  82. I love making baby quilts from charm packs--thanks for the giveaway!

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  83. What a great giveaway for the holidays. Thanks!

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  84. Thanks for sharing so much with the rest of us - love your creativity! Enjoy all the Christmas busyness this week!

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  85. Love your blog! Merry Christmas :)

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  86. I love your Brickyard Quilt! And the Lattice Quilt too, though having only made one baby quilt in my very short career I'm not sure I'm up to diamonds yet. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  87. Oh wow! I would love a chance to win and boost my Christmas spirit even more!

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  88. I always enjoy visiting your blog.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  89. I love the fabric you have in the picture. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  90. I'm a new reader, and I love your blog! It would be a wonderful holiday surprise to win your giveaway!

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  91. What an awesome giveaway. Merry Christmas! Curlyoz19(at)gmail(dot)com

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  92. Wowsers Miss Amy, not linked up and already 302 comments :) You rock! I'd go nuts over the charm for the i spy quilt~ thanks so much and hoping your "calm" arrives soon!

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  93. Awesome! Thanks for doing such a great giveaway!

    cwhelan@williamwoods.edu

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  94. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  95. Thank you for the giveaway! Happy Christmas!

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  96. As one new to the world of quilting, your blog always inspires and motivates me. Keep up what you do... I'd love to win your contest.

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  97. Love the homemade Christmas crackers!

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  98. What a great giveaway. Thanks and Merry Christmas. lynnegibson32@gmail.com

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  99. Ooooh great giveaway - thanks for the chance :-)

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  100. What a lovely idea - I might do the same next week, or just after Christmas. I love the SMS giveaway, but I'd rather reward the few who are always around to read my little blog.

    Your week sounds like great fun, even if it is busy. Have a wonderful time!

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  101. What a Sweety!! Thanks for thinking of us, hope your days goes really well!

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  102. Oh, I can totally relate to that "waiting for the 'all is calm'" part. This year has been the hardest that way...Thanks for your bright web spot, it always makes my day.

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  103. id love to win, thanks so much - I'm a regular reader of yours!

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  104. The holidays are such a busy time, aren't they?! Good luck getting through all of the events and Christmas shopping, and thank you for the giveaway.

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  105. The holidays are such a busy time, aren't they?! Good luck getting through all of the events and Christmas shopping, and thank you for the giveaway.

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  106. Love the Christmas crackers! That reminds me to make some myself!

    Thank you for hosting such a sweet giveaway.

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  107. Thanks for your generosity in sharing your Christmas cheer.

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  108. I love some Christmas craziness!
    Great giveaway, fingers and toes are crossed ;)

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  109. what a great give away, at a giving time of year thanks and Merry Christmas

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  110. Thanks for the giveaway! Good luck with your busy week!

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  111. Thank you so much for the chance to win such a lovely group of things..

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  112. Thanks for sharing all year long on your blog - you are always an inspiration! Hope you have time to enjoy the holidays once you get through this 'marathon" of a week! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  113. Me apunto......sería un bonito regalo de navidad...gracias.....mibebeleroy26@gmail.com....

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  114. What an amazing giveaway!! Thanks for the chance and Merry Christmas!

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  115. I love your quilts! Merry Christmas!

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  116. Good luck on the Christmas shopping. I always say I'm going to start earlier next year, but I never do. Something always comes up. Thanks so much for your generous giveaway. All those goodies look wonderful.

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  117. Well why the heck not :) Thanks for the giveaway!! I will have my fingers crossed. Michelleleejensen at live.com

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  118. I've always wanted to make an I-Spy quilt! Thanks for having the giveaway!!

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  119. What wonderful stuff. I've just started following you from Hampshire, UK

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  120. Hi there, thanks for the great giveaway!

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  121. I came here via an email I received from Accuquilt with you as a blogger Spotlight feature!
    Loved the article on Not All Triangles are Created Equal!
    Thanks for such a great give away and I will follow your blog!

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  122. I would love to enter your give away. Thanks!

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  123. You have NO IDEA how much I'd LOVE to win....pretty please!!!! With sugar on top!

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  124. You are so generous! Enjoy all the Christmas craziness!

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  125. I hope your calm comes soon! Mine won't be here until Christmas break is over (and it hasn't even started yet!!). It's all worth the craziness though ;) Thanks for the chance at your fabulous giveaway. I have collecting prints for an I Spy Quilt and these would be a perfect addition. Oh, and congrats on your Blogger Spotlight with Accuquilt! Smiles~Beth

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  126. Lovely giveaway! Happy Holidays :-D

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  127. Your bundle of goodies would make anyone happy to be a winner. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  128. That looks like a fun quilt to make, I have 4 grandchildren that would love to have one.
    As far as waiting for the 'all is calm' not sure any of us are patient enough to get all the way there. My all is calm time is when I sit down to my machine and no one wants me to do something for them. Doesn't happen often, but is heaven when it does.

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  129. calm? What is that? Let me know if you find it. Love the countdown quilt and would love to win some of your goodies. Thanks for the offering.

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  130. Ah yes, the Christmas madness... The Twelve Days of Christmas seem to have turned into the 24 days of crafty (happy) panic. Still, my 2 little ones are having a great time each morning using their advent calendars to learn to count. "Mum, is it a one and a four this morning?". Thanks for the seasonal giveaway.

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  131. Such a generous giveaway. Thanks for your great blog and the chance to win.

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  132. wow! very generous! Merry Christmas!

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  133. Thank so much for being so generous to all your loyal readers. I think the calm part comes when the kids are gone, so enjoy it now!

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  134. Love your blog. Happy Holidays.

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  135. Great giveaway - I LOVE your patterns! Merry Christmas!

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  136. Merry Christmas! And thank you for the chance to win fabulous prizes! Hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family.

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  137. Love the giveaways!! Love your site, you give me so much inspiration!

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  139. Wow thank you for having this giveaway!! I always love checking in on your blog.
    h_freund@hotmail.com

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  140. i would love to win!, i love christmas crackers and wearing the silly paper hat through dinner!

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  141. Thank you for the opportunity to win some "fun" this Christmas season. Hope you enjoy it!
    Susan
    Sb6hope@gmail.com

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  142. You sound very busy - I hope you find the calm eventually - have a fantastic week!

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  143. How thoughtful of you!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  144. That's very nice! I hope you make it through the week and can enjoy the holiday! I've done absolutely nothing to get ready yet, which is fine (no little ones yet), but I hope to get to my holiday baking soon. That's my favorite part, I think!

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  145. Thanks for the giveaway. And the link to the Christmas Crackers. I love learning about Christmas traditions!
    And hopefully you'll get your "all is calm" at least on 12/26.

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  147. Merry Christmas!!! Love your pattern and the grand prize, wow!

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  148. I'd love to win - yours is my favorite of the many quilty / crafty blogs, and I was delighted to get one of the sets of pennants from your shop. Now to get to the sewing!

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  149. I didn't realise crackers were only a UK thing - the rest of you are missing out! Enjoy the Christmas hoopla, sounds like fun (and a lot of running around!) and thank you for the giveaway!

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  150. Enjoy all your Christmas festivities! Thanks for the chance to win some great Christmas cheer!

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  151. What a great giveaway! Thank you!
    I'm in the UK so I'm curious to know what you teach about 'Christmas in England'!!

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  152. I am the best at getting dates mixed up! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  153. Such inspiring ideas here, my dear! Thanks for sharing yourself with us! Happiest of Holidays yet!

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  154. Nice of you to have a give away. I'd love to enter

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  155. This would be lovely to win! Love your blog too :) x

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  156. How sweet of you!! Thanks for putting this great giveaway together.

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  157. Happy Holidays... Thank you for a lovely giveaway before xmas.

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  158. What a lovely giveaway! Best of luck getting through your Christmas hoopla!!

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  159. What a fab giveaway. Happy Christmas :)

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  160. Thank you for the giveaway! And yes...calm??? What is that?

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  161. This is very sweet of you! I stop by frequently and get serious quilt-envy every time that I do. Happy Holidays!

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  162. Sounds like a fun give away. Thanks.

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  163. I would definitely make a quilt with my son. He's been begging me to make one with him. I think he sees my sewing machine as another electronic toy to play with. Always a good read amy!

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  164. fun giveaway! thanks for the chance to win. :)

    bess

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  165. Great giveaway. They are so beautiful.

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  166. I had to smile...at your 391 comments and all without linking up to SMS...but the with over 2000 followers, I can see why you have so many. =)

    I've had a busy week too...and it's not over yet. I hope you're able to breath. Merry Christmas and thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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  167. Love your blog and love the secret gift pack! Good luck juggling all the school events. Even though it seems like a hectic time great memories are being made that are priceless!
    Merry Christmas to all!

    Beth

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  168. Thanks for the giveaway! Such goodies!

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  169. #397....Well, I just wanted to say I much prefer giveaways to regular readers so thank you. And I hope you have a wonderful, and calm, Christmas.

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  170. You can count me in. Very busy around my house too. Merry Christmas.

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  171. Would love to win! Sherrell

    Tnthomas1@att.net

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