Monday, May 6, 2013

It's Giveaway Day!!!

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
Congrats to Stephanie of Quarter Incher
 


Hello all you lovelies from Sew Mama Sew (and those of you that are usually here too). It's giveaway day! Head back over there to check out the hundreds of other giveaways going on around the crafty side of the web this week.


So who am I, I hear you ask? I'm Sarah. I'm in my early twenties and live in the South Island of New Zealand with my relatively newish husband (the shinyness hasn't worn off yet!). Librarian by day, crafty minx by night :-D I have an aversion to showing my face on the internet, so you usually just get to see the ultra-mysterious back of my head. Or in this case, mostly my back.


What do I do here? I started off as a cross stitcher and still do a lot of that. I just finished one of my biggest stitches ever, the glorious Iris in Bloom, for my mum. Not so long ago I quilted MY FIRST EVER quilt. That's right, first ever, though I suspect there will be a few more in future. I also dabble in dressmaking, and bagmaking, like the get-around bag. Occasionally I share our travels, some recipes and review books (before they're released even).


So nice to meet you! I hope you take the time to have a look around. If you'd like to come back again sometime, you can follow me using one of the options in the sidebar over on the right.

Now to the good stuff! What am I giving away? Firstly, because I'm a cross stitcher, two cute patterns from one of my favourite designers, Lizzie Kate.


 I'm also throwing in three lovely fat quarters from my LQS. Because supporting local stores is awesome. Don't you just love the retro ladies?



I'm happy to ship anywhere in the whole wide world. To enter, please just leave one comment telling me one thing you are planning on doing today (besides enter lots of giveaways). You don't have to be a follower to enter. I'll probably be going to spend an hour or so at the swimming pool!

Giveaway will close May 10th at 5pm PST. If you're a no-reply blogger, PLEASE leave a way for me to get in touch with you. 

Thanks for visiting!

Sarah

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  2. Rest up today, I'm not feeling so good.

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  3. I am planning to lie down and read :)

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  4. I've been working and I think I will read a book tonight. Thank you.

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  5. I need to study for a final I have tomorrow. But, I'm also going to take a nap!

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  6. Wonderful fabrics! Tomorrow is trash/recycling/yardwastecomposting pick up day, so after work&dinner I get to spend the evening preparing for that. Emptying the trash, sorting recyclables, cutting branches down to size to fit in the yard waste bin ... I actually enjoy it, as once the cans are at the end of the driveway, I feel justified in being lazy the rest of the evening and watching TV! :)

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  7. Housework today.... unfortunately!

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  8. take the kids for a walk, and finish sewing my Jamie dress!

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  9. Oh gosh I too am a cross stitcher and LOVE Lizzie Kate. And how adorable are those ladies!

    After work our daughter is in a band recital so we'll be spending our evening watching the the entire band play. She's a clarinet and very excited that they'll be playing actual songs that we may recognize (ever heard Funky Town by a high school band? could be interesting).

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  10. What lovely giveaways! I too love a good cross-stitch. You seem to be one clever crafty lady! Sadly today is nearly over for me so I will be off to my bed soon.

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  11. Today I'm going to give our pantry a second coat of paint. It's almost done. Thanks for hosting!

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  12. I was planning to have the day off work and do some sewing ( working on a quilt made out of ties) and doing housework.... but I got the text that it was state inspection time so here I am at work- (taking a break and entering giveaways) :) I love those sewing ladies!!!!

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  13. Oooh fab giveaway. Today is almost over here but I have spend the day looking after an ill little girl. Fingers crossed she will be better tomorrow!

    Alison
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  14. Oh fun! Please enter me! I am going to finish unpacking from vacation today and hopefully stitch some tonight in front of the TV.

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  15. Well, it's the end of the day now, so sleep hopefully! Tomorrow I'll be studying, though :)

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  16. I will be handquilting a baby quilt later tonight.

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  17. I work all day teaching middle schoolers Spanish. Thank you for the chance

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  18. Both of my daughters are home sick today, so I will be fetching drinks and tissues today.

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  19. I'm going to be sewing up a bunch of badges for my daughter's birthday. She loves the movie "Up", so I'm making her a Russel costume. :)

    (And Connie K - I hope your daughters feel better soon!)

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  20. finishing my mothers day bag! ugh its my nemesis and I need to get it done so it can fly its way across the pacific to her!

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  21. Today I scrubbed wood floors and laid a new rug in the living room. Washed all the windows, talked to my realtor, and wished my daughter and her husband a Happy Anniversary. Tired.
    vicmil at aol dot com

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  22. Cook dinner! That's about it!
    dazzlingshorty(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. I am planning to finish my work day, go home, deal with dinner and then maybe get some cross stitching done :)
    Oh and BTW I am an ex Christchurch girl :)

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  24. I plan on getting some quilt work in before bed!

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  25. Nothing fun today. Lots to do at work so I can take Wednesday - Saturday. Then I can do fun stuff. Lots of birthday/anniversary/mother's day events as well.
    While typing this, I am watering flower beds.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. also, today I have been catching up on cleaning up around the house, watching movies, visiting blogs, etc

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  27. I have a sick Miss 9 atm - so we went into town for a chest xray. We are now back home relaxing in front of the TV. I have recently taught her how to knit, so Miss 9 is also currently knitting her first ever scarf whilst I am browsing the net. I am hoping to get to the sewing machine today to make my Mum a bag to go with her Mother's Day present. Hope you have a great day!

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  28. I am planning on catching up on some work today!

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  29. I have spent the better portion of the day weeding through my belongings as I am moving at the end of this month. I had to place my elderly Mother in a nursing home a few weeks ago, after caring for her at home for the past 10 years. It is very difficult to go through all her things and to have to get rid of so much. Entering the giveaways tonight is my little reward to myself for the hard work earlier today,

    I like that you do different crafts. I mostly do papercrafting, though I am interested in all types of crafts. I recently bought a sewing machine and want to learn to see and quilt.

    Thanks for the chance to win. I hope you enjoyed the pool today!

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  30. I took time today to journal outside. Meditated. Reflected on life and made my list of the good things in my life that I am ever so grateful for.

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  31. I will be chained to my computer translating all day today and well into the night. Only three more days of this monster job to go and I will be free. I miss my sewing machine, and I really want to get back to knitting the jumper (sweater) for my son that I started last year, before he gets too big for it.

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  32. I'm at work today, in fact I'm here right now shhhhh

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  33. Thanks for such a fab giveaway! My son turns 5 today so when he's back from pre-school we'll be having some fun and celebrating!

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  34. I am preparing for teaching some English classes tomorrow. Thanks for a lovely giveaway :-)

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  35. I've lessons to prepare and to exams to mark, so there won't be any sewing time today.

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  36. I have a quilt guild board meeting. Afterwards, a program planning session. I'm hoping to have some time to sit on the porch and watch the birds feeding in the feeders. No sewing today. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

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  37. I'm going to sew some blocks for a pillow cover. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  38. I am getting labs run to see if I can go back on chemo. UGH!

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  39. I'm driving down to West Virginia to visit my in laws with my husband.

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  40. I am spending my day signing up for giveaways and taking the puppy out for walks, glad husband is on a business trip so he cannot see the estate of the house! Thanks for the chance to win

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  41. Being outside in our beautiful weather! It snowed here in Iowa, US on Thursday and Friday-ack!

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  42. Thanks for the giveaway :) im finishing up my mothers mothers day quilt today.

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  43. We have appointments this afternoon, so running errands will have to take place. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. I wanted ice cream and I had ice cream. I'm a go-getter, me.

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  45. I'm going to leave the computer shortly (finally!!!) and get some sewing done... then some organizing/sorting time as I'm moving my quilting room this month!

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  46. I'm planning on going to a photography class tonight! Great giveaway!

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  47. One thing I plan on doing is oiling my sewing machine! It stopped working unexpectedly last week and today is the first chance I'll get to oil it!

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  48. Running a bunch of errands today, but one stop is at the LQS!

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  49. I'm planning to buy house groceries later.
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  50. Spending time with the little ones today. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  51. Thanks for the giveaway. I have 5 kiddies all under the age of 6. So I am running today.
    mcintoshsusan@hotmail dot com

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  52. I love the intro! Its amazing how many of us in the library profession stitch and blog!!!

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  53. I'm going to my daughter's double header softball game! Lots of fun and sunshine!!

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  54. HELLO! THANKS FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY!
    TODAY I MADE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  55. Enjoying the glorious sunshine with my kiddos. Thanks for the giveaway and lovely work!

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  56. Unfortunately I am working all day and all night (I did cut some binding strips this morning before I left for work... lol). I'm a librarian too!!!
    Don't do much cross hatching though... I do a lot of quilting!!! I'm following you now on Google, twitter, pinterest etc. Thanks for joining in he fun. Glad to meet you!

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  57. I am planning on finishing the cross-stitch Mother's Day card for my mom, and working on the baby quilt for my friend!

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  58. Seems I'm spending my day entering giveaways!

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  59. If it had been earlier in the day, my plan was to be the recipient of a new washer and dryer, but now I sit and listen as they quietly wash and dry my clothes!!!

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  60. I plan on going to bed at a responsible time - which is about 30 minutes from now!

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  61. Today I went to get my hair cut and colored so I don't look as old as I am. ;)Thanks for the chance to win.

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  62. Tomorrow...because today is almost over, I plan to grocery shop.
    sntbosch(at)me(dot)com

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  63. Oh wow, I have seen a picture of that exact place! My Uncle's great-niece lives there and had her picture in the paper jumping in the air under that arch. It looks like a great place. It is the end of the day, and tomorrow is another work day. I have been having fun with the giveaways.

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  64. Get a chain lock to try to keep the two year old in the house and not in the street!

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  65. A bit of vacuuming, washing and baking (I'm thinking scones for after-school-snack and leek and potato soup for dinner!).

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  66. It's almost 1 in the morning where I'm at right now, so I will be going to sleep! :) atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. A bit under the weather so... rest, hopefully read a bit, and probably some tv. Just keep it low key. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  68. I have a ton of laundry to do....fun fun:)

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  69. I hope cooking some biscuits with my children this afternoon!
    Thanks

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  70. I'm going to do boring paperwork this morning, then go to work this afternoon, not very exciting. More sewing planned this evening though. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  71. THanks for the lovely giveaway! Today I am off to work, which isn't to bad as it involves fabric and sewing...lol!

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  72. I am working right now but I did a quick scoot to get photos of my grand daughter developed! thats my one job off the list today.
    Thanks for sharing a lovely giveaway.

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  73. My daughter had two friends over for a play date after school yesterday so today will mostly be spent cleaning up the debris! Oh and cuddling my other daughter!

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  74. Taking my toddler out to toddler time at a local church.

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  75. I am planning to test a sewin pattern. Thanks for the giveaway. Ana

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  76. I'm planning to get back into my 100 Quilt Blocks Book which I've just received. Thank you for your fab giveaway.

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  77. I have to let you know that it's boring. I will be tiling the floor f my bathroom. I think I will join you in the pool instead.

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  78. I hope to go on a walk after work today. thanks for a chance to win!

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  79. First I am going to bed because I just worked the night shift at the nursing home. When I get up I hope to lay out in the sun for a bit. Thanks for the chance

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  80. I'm planning on cleaning house after a week of grandchildren here ;-)

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  81. I'm still recovering from foot surgery so I will spend some time reading.

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  82. I am planning on reading and going to school later today.. and enter tons of giveaways (there are sooo many!!)

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  83. I am cross-stitching.. LOL a rabbit for my granddaughters toddler room. I love Lizzy and Kate too

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  84. I have some lavender themed sewing to do so I'll try to get back to it. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  85. I am stuck working all day, but tonight I'll hopefully be finishing up some quilting.

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  86. Cleaning, homeschooling and then maybe a cookout..weather is gorgeous out today.

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  87. After I've finished entering giveaways I plan on sewing the binding on a quilt for my sister!

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  88. It´s evening here now and I´m working on a block with hexies. Tomorrow I´ll sew and sew ans sew!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  89. Today I plan to watch American Idol while nursing my baby and watching my husband and preschooler play with action figures!

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  90. Today I am visiting with my dad who has come over from Canada for a visit. Wonderful giveaway - thank you for joining in the fun!!!

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  91. I plan on doing paperwork for work tonight.

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  92. Today, I'm babysitting, so hoping to keep a baby sleeping and happy.

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  93. I really have spent the whole day entering giveaways because tomorrow I will be helping my youngest son pack up his stuff at college. He will graduate on Saturday and will be moving back home for a short while. I love cross stitch and the fabrics are beautiful! Thank you! anglanouette(at)gmail(dot)com

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  94. In about 15 minutes, Iam going to go to my bf's softball game. :)

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  95. It's 1am, so I've really run out of 'today' and should go to bed! Tomorrow I am hopefully going to the yarn shop and hope that my little boy can sit still while I pick out colours!

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  96. Today I am walking my dog through the woods and taking photos of the wildflowers and birds. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  97. Today was a rather special day at work because I was presented with a watch for working with my school board for 25 years!! The Director drove an hour to present it to me (as well as another co-worker), and the entire staff was present and we enjoyed a luncheon prepared by the Parent Council!

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  98. Thank you for the chance to enter such a generous giveaway. mu day is soon to end. It is 8:35 pm here. I will check out a few more giveaways then it is off to bed for me. Long day and worn out now..

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  99. I am getting ready to work on some hand embroidery. It is for a house warming present so I have to keep going so I have it done in time.

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  100. Today's mostly over, but tomorrow I'm planning to walk to the park with my little guy. :)
    peachstateme (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  101. Go for a walk, the weather is starting to be really nice, finally.

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  102. I do love the retro ladies fabric, it has a cool Melody Miller vibe about it. I am entering lots of Sew Mama Sew giveaways, followed by grocery shopping (exciting I know! Not really) & hope fully this evening I'll have time to start cutting the fabrics for my Swoon quilt -- I'm genuinely excited about this, it's been on my must-sew list for most of last year but because it's for me it seems to get pushed to the back of the quilting queue. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  103. It's bedtime...well, tomorrow I hope to transplant some tomatoes into bigger pots. They'll go out into the garden in 2 weeks.

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  104. This was a busy day--I mowed the yard, pulled some weeds, took recycling to the recycling center, baked a pineapple upside down cake, entered giveaways, and went to a retirement dinner for a teacher friend of mine! Busy day! Great giveaway!

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  105. Nothing fun, I went to the doctor!

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  106. I was up early sewing up 2 baby blankets!

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  107. planning to complete sewing eco bag. :)

    waipueyyee@gmail.com

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  108. The cross stitching is cute, and the Retro Ladies fabric, ahhhhhh, it's fabulous, I must have it! lol. Well, it's 3:59AM here, so I hope to go to sleep soon and then later on today, finish off a tunic that I am sewing.

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  109. Great to meet another Kiwi blogger. I was a cross stitcher too before I got hooked into quilting. And I am heading off to bed....

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  110. I will be playing with my baby and hopefully doing some cross stitch or hand quilting later!

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  111. Today, before I go to work, I plan on working in the yard, removing sod to expand my garden area and create my oldest sons garden area.

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  112. I have to go to work, and act as personal taxi to my kids. Thanks for chance to win.

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  113. Heh, I'm at work (I so shouldn't confess that, good thing my boss isn't crafty!) but this evening I'm looking forward to a quiet evening with just my little girl when my husband and son go out mini golfing with the scout troop.

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  114. I plan to do some cleaning, at least the dishes and laundry...yuck!

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  115. I am going for a walk today. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  116. Today, work. Ride my motorcycle. Pick up the first half of my birthday present - brewing supplies!

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  117. taking the kids to their sweeming lessons...
    :)
    thank you for the giveaway. love the retro.

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  118. I'll be making chili for dinner today! Thanks for the chance!

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  119. Working, unfortunately - I'd rather be spending all day going through the giveaways - i'll be sad when my lunch break is over.

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  120. I plan on hiding in my sewing room! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  121. I am sewing a block for a swap partner!
    carin(dot)aschan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  122. I'm planning on cleaning alot. thanks for the chance

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  123. I'm planning on playing in the yard with my kids after school.

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  124. I am planning on making a low carb cheesecake

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  125. I'm planning on making some yummy tacos for dinner. Thanks for participating! :)

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  126. I'm planning on working on my current quilt in progress.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  127. I worked today (I also work at a library!) and this evening I am going to help my daughter unpack - we brought her home from college yesterday for the summer. Then probably many loads of laundry! Thanks for a fun giveaway!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  128. After going to garage sales this morning, I babysat two of my grandsons while my daughter went up to the school. Now tonight i am hopping. Thanks for the chance.

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  129. M going to bed early since after a visit to the ER I have been diagnosed with pneumonia. No time for this LOL

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  130. My day is winding down, but I did some grocery shopping and laundry today. Nothing too exciting :)

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  131. My day is almost over, but I spent a lot of it caring for my poor son who has strep. He just wasn't himself and needed his mom. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  132. Today I went running. Thank you for doing a giveaway.

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  133. Hi, my day is over but, I have a busy day ahead of me.. laundry, and cleaning.

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  134. My day is over as well. I spent it with my 19 month old grandson. We went to a music class and did lots of singing and dancing. VERY FUN

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  135. I will be heading out of town to go to my oldest daughters college graduation. So excited!!

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  136. Aside from give a ways today I have a physio appointment and my daughters swimming lesson, washing to do and some ironing & I guess I should stop entering give a ways long enough to clean the kitchen and make some dinner for hubby :)

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  137. I just had baby cuddles with a 3 day old baby - so cute!! (From a fellow young librarian by day, crafty lass by night!)

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  138. I plan on doing the dishes, going to he gym, and going to my parents for dinner. hadas_a1@yahoo.com

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  139. thank you for the chance to win. well since it is 12am i am planning to go to bed soon...lol

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  140. I am planning to start on my Tardis paper pieced block this evening - as soon as I've fed the masses, I'll be heading off to sew!

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  141. I will definately be playing some Monopoly with the little one today.
    I've promised!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  142. we think to walk but it reiny, so will play at house) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  143. today I will pick up a dog from the vet (after some routine surgery) and then this evening, help my daughter 'kidnap' her husband and drive through a local wildlife refuge....

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  144. Oh, the usual, a little stitching, a little reading, a lot of ignoring the housework...

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  145. We're watching star trek into darkness!!!

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  146. I'm going to start on making tissue pouches for mothers' day goodies! :)

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  147. Honestly, I've had company most of the week. They just left. I'm really tired and plan on a nice satisfying nap this afternoon! (after I enter a few more giveaways! haha)

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  148. It's raining here in Ohio...so laundry it is:) Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  149. I plan on getting some sewing done, and go to the library :)

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  150. Today I have to mail off fabric baskets to my swap partner and vote in city elections. Thanks! wonderlandbyalyce at gmail dot com

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  151. Working, unfortunately. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on a wonderful draw.

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  152. Today I am sewing the bag for my daughter to give to her teacher on the last day of school which is coming up way to fast!

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  153. Jealous re: the pool! Me? I'm going to spend time with family today and take a dying family member to the hospital. Lovely giveaway. I especially love the vintage ladies!

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  154. Going to a baby shower for my sweet 4 week old peanut :)

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  155. Ooh I like you - I'll be back! I'm taking a stab at sugar-free fudge. My diabetic father-in-law keeps asking why I won't make him sugar-free cheesecake etc., and I keep explaining that you can't just take a recipe and replace the sugar with Equal (even the sugar-substitute-for-baking bags either contain half sugar or advise you to use half sugar) - the stores can do it because they have lots of bulkers and chemicals that aren't found in your standard domestic kitchen. So I'm trying Stevia fudge (at least it doesn't have to rise, brown, or fluff, the main issues with baking with sugar substitute alone) - if it fails, at least I can say I tried!

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  156. I have a meeting today I have to go to

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  157. I'm working during the day, then once dinner is over, I plan on doing what I love most - stitching! Thanks for the chance to win this great prize :)

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  158. I've been working most of the day, so this evening I'm trying to finish my current project (long overdue). If you want to see what it is, keep an eye out, it'll be on my blog soon ;-)

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  159. I have been making enough playdough for 75 8year olds! Man, it takes awhile :)

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  160. emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com

    I plan on having a wonderful friday night beer!

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  161. Today is Friday, so I'm going to drink some wine. :)

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  162. Making hexies, drinking wine, watching tv with my daughter!!

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