Monday, September 19, 2011

Followers Giveaway

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Starting out a new blog and breaking yourself into a new community, is just like being in school all over again.  You hope that the kids will like you, that people won't make fun of you, that people won't do that eye-roll -you know the one!  My 11-year old step-daughter does this regularly now.  

What I've found in this community is all love.

I talk on twitter constantly with two amazing artists Jenna and Bonnie

I've been featured on Follower Spotlight with Jennifer over at Ellison Lane Quilts

I was sent a precious piece of fabric from one of my favorite bee-mates, tutorial writer, and amazing blogger Erin

I've been sent pearl cotton for FREE from over the sea from the lovely Liz. ♥

I even hooked up with the kindhearted Sheridan that lives in Australia. She's my supplier of the AZ exclusive prints of DS Quilts fabrics.  She's an amazing peddler of this fabric.  She put down some serious cash before she got any buyers.  ♥

There are many more! ♥

I've met some amazing people through my many a bee - I'm in 9 now.  Le'sigh
But when you find cool people it is like an addiction.  You want more.

So what does this all mean? Well I hit 60 (+)  followers {at least one is a fake follower cuz my fella does follow me but he rarely reads, it's okay because I rarely read his writing that he does for a living}

And since I stalk others blogs, I stalk how many hits I get a day, I stalk my flickr bee discussions - How about a giveaway for my wonderful stalkers followers.

I have three items up for grabs.
The first giveaway item is a some DS Quilts fabric.  This fabric makes me soooo happy every time I see it.   Half yard of each fabric shown.  This is a total of 2 yards between the four fabrics.



The second giveaway item is "Square it Up" a pattern by Sew Happy Geek.  This is her newest pattern she's selling over at Fat Quarter Shop and her Etsy shop.

photo by Jenna from here Etsy shop


The third giveaway item is a $25 gift certificate at the Intrepid Thread. Go visit Julie at her blog or her etsy shop.  I adore Julie. Look at the order I got from her just a few day's after I picked out some fabric. It's like a present!  Well it was. . to me. :)


Please leave a comment through September 23, 2011 and you'll be entered to win.

This giveaway is now closed 

♥ ♥

You all are so grand!

The fine print.
As this is a followers giveaway therefore you must be a follower. Via google friend connect, google reader, or via email.
All followers are welcome to enter {aka internationals welcome}.
Mr. Random will be used to choose the winners.  The numbers chosen will be gifted in order as above.
I must be able to contact you in some fashion.  If you are a no-reply blogger {check here} or unable to leave info (so sorry WordPress peeps) please leave me an email address in your comment.  I will blog the winners and provide 72 hours for a response.  If I don't hear from you, I'll let Mr. Random choose another winner and it starts all over again.
One comment per person. Your comment may not show up right away as I'll still approve each of them for spam purposes (and deleting duplicate comments)
Giveaway is open from the publishing of this post until 9.23.11 @ 22:00 PST
This is NOT a sponsored giveaway . I'm just sharing the love :) Okay maybe Quasi sponsored giveaway as Jenna is being super generous but she'll get a package from me soon enough. ♥

145 comments:

  1. Oh such a wonderful post, I'm smiling so big from reading and what a lovely giveaway! I can't help but feel exactly the same way you do about the online quilting community, it's been such a wonderful experience to me to - as I'm pretty sure I'm the only quilter in Malta, it'd get very lonely to have no one to "talk" quilting with =)

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  2. It is SO like school!! I have a small blog but thoroughly enjoying getting to know so many nice folk and the support is amazing! Getting advice and encouragement from seasoned quilters and newbies alike is what's keeping me going :)
    Thanks for the great giveaway
    xx

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  3. This is a very generous give away, thank you. I am happy to follow your lovely blog and I agree, it is fun to participate in the international blogging community!

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  4. Oh, I sooooo have to win one of these! Thanks for a great giveaway :) So fun!!

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  5. I'm a happy follower! (And truthfully, I only started really blogging after I joined up on your bee on flickr.) Thank you for helping me find this community and share in the love. I already won!

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  6. I was directed over here from Julie's blog. Am now a new follower! Looking forward to blog-stalking :)

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  7. What a lovely giveaway, all three are great prizes. Thanks for this opportunity.
    I am a follower.
    lanybleu@gmail.com

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  8. I am follower #73 and thank you for the opportunity to win the giveaway :)

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  9. Shanna--great giveaway! WOW!
    Your fine print is so fine, my poor middle aged eyes can't read it, and I can't remember how to adjust the monitor to make is bigger, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'm meeting the requirements!

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  10. I'm with you - for years I was a stalker, and just read blogs and left comments (rarely), but earlier this year, a blogger helped set up my blog account, and I've been dipping my feet in the waters and posted some. My problem is I'm so enthused with all of your endeavors, my postings are rare. Ha! Usually, I read the word "rare" and thing of collectible books, but that's not the meaning that should be attributed to my blog posts. I'm a new follower, and can't wait to ride on your coattails with all of your creations.

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  11. Hello! Julie directed me to you, and I am your new stalker :)

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  12. I'm a follower of yours! You hit it right on the nose about the quilting community. I'm a new blogger also and have found lots of love here. Thanks for the giveaway! Have a marvelous day! :)

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  13. SENDING YOU LOTS OF ♥ TOO!
    THANKS SO FOR A SWEET GIVEAWAY!
    HAPPY QUILTING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  14. I'm a new follower. Can't wait to see what you're up to. Thanks for the chance to win some great giveaways.

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  15. Oh how exciting! Wonderful goodies. I am a follower of yours now, and I follow over at Intrepid Thread which is how I found you. YAY!

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  16. I am now a follower. Those are wonderful giveaways. Thanks for the chance!

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  17. Beautiful and fun giveaways! Thank you for hosting! :) Love your blog too!

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  18. I am now a follower. How sweet of you to giveaway three prizes.

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  19. I've been following you since I started quilting and blogging! :) Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  20. I sense your positive energy!! Wow! Nice prizes too - thanks for the chance.

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  21. I'm here to via Intrepid, but I like what I see. It's always nice to find a new blog. You've started out smartly to join the bees - great way to meet new people.

    I'm following you now in my Google Reader.

    Thx for the nice giveaway.

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  22. I am a new follower that came over through The Intrepid Thread. Thanks for such a great giveaway! :)

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  23. Just became a follower, love all your bright colours.

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  24. I added you to my Google Reader. Julie sent me your way.

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  25. I am now a follower. I love the colors you choose for your quilts. Fan4may at aol dot com

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  26. Yay! Another great blog for me to follow! (Thanks Julie) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. Hi there, I'm a new follower. I agree about starting a blog--I haven't had the guts yet. Congrats on getting yours going!

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  28. adding you to my google reader... really enjoying this glimpse of your blog, looking forward to future posts.

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  29. What a great giveaway. And I agree about Julie, she is sweet and ordering from her is like buying yourself an awesome birthday present! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  30. What a nice giveaway! Thank you!

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  31. You're so sweet! I can hardly read the fine print, but I follow! =) LOL...you're brave to be in so many bee's! I just dropped out of one that I was so behind on...it discouraged me!

    I'm still in the Orange you Glad one though! =)

    Thanks so much for a fun giveaway!

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  32. I found you through Julie. Such a fun blog and I totally agree with your post!

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  33. Such a generous giveaway- thanks for the chance my friend! :) xo

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  34. charlotte.baldwin@yahoo.co.ukSeptember 19, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Those fabrics are lovely, I'm new to quilting and your stuff looks really nice. Now following by email!

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  35. Great lineup of prizes! I love the online community of quilters and sewers too :) I follow you!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. Congratulations on your 60+ followers! :)

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  37. Of course I'm following my favorite Queen Bee! Such a lovely giveaway,thank you! xo Lindsey

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  38. I'm so happy to find your blog! I just signed up to follow you. Thanks for your generous giveaway. I'm a novice and also started quilting in 2010. If not for the blogs I wouldn't have the knowledge or passion. Thanks for sharing!

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  39. I'm a new follower but I'm amazed I haven't joined already. We're both doing Skill Builder and Embroidery 101. Headed to flickr now to check out your stuff!

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  40. I am a new follower. I wish I had more time to spend on my blog-I feel it is so neglected.

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  41. Hi there! I am a new follower to your blog. I appreciate the giveaway not because of the free stuff (although it is fantastic stuff), but because I get a new blog to follow. Thank you for that, and for the giveaway. I look forward to your posts :)

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  42. I just became a follower....how I would love to win!!!

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  43. I came from Julie's blog and am a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. I am now a follower and I always learn something from the several blogs I follow - so your time won't be wasted on me! And thank you for the generous prizes - to some lucky winner!

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  45. I'm a new follower of yours. Thanks for the giveaway. I'll look for you on flickr.
    Thx

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  46. I am a new follower coming over from Julie's blog and would love to enter your wonderful giveaway!
    Thanks :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  47. I've come over from Julie's blog!
    Thanks for a great giveaway (and links to lots of new blogs!!)
    I'm now a follower!

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  48. I found you over at Intrepid Threads... count me in as a new follower. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D

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  49. I am a new follower - Julie from The Intrepid Thread sent me! Love those fabrics!

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  50. great giveaway-i love D.S.!! that quilt is adorable, and well, julie's shop (and blog)is fantastic. and i'm a follower of yours-hope the number continues to grow. thanks!

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  51. I wandered over from Intrepid Thread, love that shop. I agree, the quilting/blogging community is fantastic. So helpful, caring and informative.
    Thanks for being part of it.

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  52. A great giveaway! I'm a new follower and a lucky one, I hope :-)

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  53. I hope I'm as lucky in your give away as I was in Erin's!
    Happy post!

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  54. I am a new follower and made my over via The Intrepid Thread blog. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your fantastic giveaway :)

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  55. I`m a new lucky follower and come over The intrepid Thread blog.Thanks for the chance!!

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  56. Hi I'm a new follower! I follow Julie and have just won on her blog! Fingers crossed for yours. Linda

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  57. Thank you for the nice post - and the great giveaway. The subscribe via email gave me server errors, and the gfc didn't work either, so now I follow you in my google reader. I'm here via The Intrepid Thread blog. alternate email mlwright 29(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  58. I popped over from Julie's blog and am now a follower of yours too. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  59. Congrats on the 60 followers! Don't worry, my dad follows me, and has no idea how to do it! :)

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  60. Such a generous giveaway, I'm feeling the love already. Thanks hon x

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  61. I've come from Julie's blog also. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  62. You are so right! The quilting community is the best.! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  63. What a generous giveaway!! I came to visit from Intrepid Thread. Thanks for sharing the love.

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  64. Wow three chances to win some great fabric and/or patterns. I found you via The Intrepid Thread and now I follow you as well.

    Thank you for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. Intrepid Thread "sent" me over and I signed up to be a follower! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  66. I'm a new follower!! LOVE your Blog!!

    Thanks for chance to win some Cooooool things!!
    I too absolutely LOVE HAPPY FABRICS!!
    Have a SUPER week!!
    Hugs from Ohio!!! :)

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  67. Woee, what great prizes! I am a new follower via my google RSS feed subscriber thingy... okay, I don't know what it's called but it sure WORKS!

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  68. I came over from Julie's too! Love your blog, new follower!!

    Nice giveaway!

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  69. I am a new follower and am very excited about your giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Linda
    http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com

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  70. Welcome to the blog world. I came over from The Intrepid Thread. I'm sure you'll find all sorts of help and new friends and hey, you're already one step ahead of me - YOU have your blog started. I'm still not to that point yet. Good job and GOOD LUCK!

    I am going to become one of your followers as soon as I post this. Congratulations on your blog! Have fun.

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  71. I came over from Julie's too. I'm a new follower and I'm looking forward to getting to know you. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  72. So happy to have found you from Julie. Look forward to your upcoming posts. :)

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  73. I just popped over from the intrepid thread. I am now a follower! Wow! Way to grow your blog!

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  74. New follower of your blog and will stay tuned for further musings and writings. don't you just love Julie from The Intrepid Thread? I know I do

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  75. Isn't in nice how we meet so many great people on the blogs. Love your work! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  76. I am a new follower! I would love it if you would follow me back: http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com! I launched by blog today so I completely know what you are talking about being new to a community :)

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  77. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway. I'm a new follower.

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  78. I was directed here from Julie's blog. I'm a new follower! Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

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  79. I'm a new follower. I love finding new blogs to follow.

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  80. I came over from The Intrepid Thread and now follow you. Fingers crossed I win something, love fabric!

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  81. Thanks for a chance to win, Shanna. I have enjoyed following you and learning from you along the way.

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  82. Count me in please. I do need some fabric.

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  83. What a nice giveaway! The online quilting community is so nice, welcoming and generous!

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  84. I'm a new follower (here from the Lily's Quilts flickr group)Your blog looks great, off to read some more.

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  85. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm one of your newest followers!

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  86. What a lovely giveaway! I have been following you for a while and just love it!!

    Mary
    iammaryburke @ gmail.com

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  87. Just became a follower! Looking forward to reading your blog :)

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  88. Oh what a cool post on your blog! I am not great at blogging I admit! Great giveaway too ;-)

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  89. This really is a LOVELY community, isn't it? A beautiful place to make friends and foster creativity. Welcome and enjoy! (And, yes, I am a follower via Google Reader.)

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  90. Hello,
    Great blog. Thanks for the give away chance. I too love the new DS fabric for Joannes. Happy blogging!

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  91. Thanks for such a generous giveaway and a great blog! I'm now a new follower! :)

    Also, Julie is in my quilt guild, and she is just the sweetest, silliest person in real life too!

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  92. I follow you with GFC and by email. Thanks for sharing the love!

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  93. I am a serious blog "stalker"!:) And you are brave to start one, It's great! I'm a new follower. Found you from the DS flicker group!

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  94. I'm a new follower!!! Found you through flickr. I live in the middle of nowhere new Mexico so I totally understand the flickr connections!
    Thanks for the giveaway!! Imoff to explore your blog more.

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  95. I'm a new follower. Even more significant, I think, is that I now follow you in my feed reader. That means I REALLY want to be one of your stalkers.

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  96. Hi! Julie sent me over (from the intrepid thread). I do like a good giveaway, but I like finding great crafty peeps blogs even better! So anyhoo, I'm one of your brand new followers, ready to sift through your posts to get some inspiration! If you'd like to check out my blog, I'm doing a giveaway, too! http://cadamscreations.blogspot.com/2011/09/mug-rug-review-giveaway.html

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  97. I am a new follower - thanks for the chance!

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  98. What a great giveaway! Came here from Intrepid Thread.

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  99. Thanks for the giveaway! I love that the quilting community is so friendly.

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  100. Ah, don't you just adore DS. You are way ahead of me with getting exclusive Aussie prints. And if you are addicted to checking your blog stats, you must get Google Analytics. I just did, and it is great!!
    Thanks for the giveaway! I am a new follower. #130!

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  101. I'm a new follower and I look forward to reading your posts on your blog. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  102. I'm a follower and love your generous give-away!

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  103. Oh, what a wonderful giveaway. I love Julie at the Intrepid Thread

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  104. Great blog. I was directed here by Intrepid Thread and I am totally going to follow your blog now. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  105. So cute! I'm your newest follower! Thanks!

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  106. I Love your inspirational writing, I am new to blogging and your little tales gave me joy :)
    Lets hope one day I make it to 60 followers(that would be a miracle!)

    Emilyx (emilylevey@yahoo.co.uk)

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  107. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a new follower through RSS feed :)

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  108. What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity. I'm so happy I stumbled across another great blog for my list!

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  109. I always love to find a new blog (thanks go to Jenna for the heads up!), and I totally agree about the online quilting community- I just kind of got my feet wet recently, and I've already met some really cool people! :D

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  110. I'm a follower...thanks for a chance to win!

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  111. I'm a new follower! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  112. I just found you via Sew Happy Geek and by the look of things yours will be another lovely blog I'll enjoy reading from now on. Awesome giveaway, too, of course. Thx for the chances! :)

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  113. I am a new follower and enjoyed reading your blog! thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  114. As a new blogger, I know how you feel. I just found you from Sew Happy Geek's post and became a follower.

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  115. How lovely to be here - Jenna sent me, and I'm now following and have been enjoying reading back through old posts!
    thanks for a super giveaway

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  116. Such a nice giveaway. I don't have a blog but read many of them and have such a good time. I feel like these people are my friends now and I enjoy reading about their quilts and families and trips. SUch fun.

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  117. You are such a sweetheart!
    I did giggle, it is like school, I've met some wonderful women though the online quilting community and your one of them :)

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  118. Found you from a link at Jenna's! :) What a very nice giveaway you are hosting! Thanks! And I agree about having lovely blog friends....so thankful for the connections!

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  119. I'm not a blogger, but I read a ton of them. For the most part it's a wonderful experience to see folks from all over the world and their contributions. It's a happy place for me. thanks for sharing!

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  120. I'm a new follower.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  121. I follow you in google reader. Love your mug rugs. This is a lovely giveaway.
    mhairia77(at)gmail(dot)com

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  122. Heehee.. I'm a stalker. Ooops I meant follower! I give you credit.. blogging and getting your name out there is hard work. I can't even keep up with the first part, so no way am I gonna attempt the latter!

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  123. Lovely giveaway!! I found your blog from Jenna's blog..now I am a follower :)

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  124. Found you on Flickr :-) So fun!
    Lovely giveaway too! I never turn down the DS Quilts fabric... so pretty! Thanks!

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  125. Love your blog and your mug rug!!Stunning.
    Yes,I follow you.

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  126. 150th Follower :D
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  127. I have loved visiting your blog ever since we "bumped" into each other during the Sunday Stash Report! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! You are too generous!

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  128. Nice giveaway! I'm now following by e-mail.

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  129. What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  130. What an awesome giveaway! Thanks so much!!!

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  131. Ran across your blog and am now a follower thru google. Thank you for the chance to win one of the prizes.
    happy stitching.
    maggie

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  132. I'm now a follower via email. Thanks for sharing the love!

    Wolnhausen@comcast.net

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  133. I would love to win any of your prizes! I just signed up to follow. debgiro at wildblue dot net

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  134. I found you through Happy Quilting on Facebook who took me too Intrepid Threads who sent me here so at 6:09 am, I've been on quite a trip, beautiful fabrics and a very fun website. I'm not really good at following blogs, I sign up for them and then can never figure out how too get back too them but good luck, loved reading your blog, Happy Friday! Bj in Arizona.

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  135. I am a follower, and glad I caught up on my reader after travelling, or I would have missed your giveaway!

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  136. BTW, I just figured out how to follow you! Glad I learned that skill, finally!

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  137. I'm so glad you're enjoying your new community! Thanks for the fun giveaway chance.

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  138. Congrats on your new blog! I'll follow on Reader! Good luck to you!

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