March 8, 2013

Beat the Winter Blues Giveaway!

Don't let the Winter Blues
get you down...
keep your spirits up with the
where you'll have dozens of chances to win prizes
and find new and wonderful blogs!


Yesterday, I wrote a rather lengthy post
I hope you'll pop over to read it and find out
what my blog is all about.

I've been blessed all year to meet
so many readers and bloggers,
and I want to thank everyone
with a giveaway!

The winner will receive this brand-new
springtime juicy fruity
mug rug!

{Yes, I know that teapot is adorable, but I'm keeping that!}


And I had a few minutes to make up this little pincushion,
to sweeten the pot!


International entries are welcome,
and the contest runs until March 14th at midnight
Eastern Daylight Savings time.


To enter...it's so easy...
just leave a comment to tell me what your favorite post
has been during the first year of my blog.


{Just one comment per person, please.}


My blogiversary is officially on March 11.
I would really love to have 50,000 page views by then,
and 100 followers.

Won't you help, by telling your friends about my blog?

{That would make me smile!}


Good luck, everyone!




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138 comments:

  1. Hi Amy - I've loved following your blog and loved all the Zakka you made, which is where I think I found you and your blog...? The blog post with the mug rug swap you did with a girl here in the UK was great :) Keep up the good work!!!

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  2. Congrats again Amy. As I've said before I've loved your Zakka posts as well. But as I'm getting ready to finally finally start cutting out the Anita Vacation Tote bag today I'd have to say that maybe that's one of my favorite. Of course there is always Charmalade that I'm also in the middle of making. YUMMY!

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  3. Goodness, I hate to sound like a broken record, but I too enjoyed all of the Zakka Style posts. However, I also really liked all the different placemats you made (wasn't that in December last year?), your Dresden plates are beautiful, that reader holder that was linen and the Eiffel Tower, and all of those wristlets! Especially those blue ones! You really make beautiful things!

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  4. Do have have to make a decision on which was my favorite? I have to agree with everyone else so far...I LOVED all your Zakka creations. Especially the bread basket!! And I would LOVE to display your beautiful mug rug in my home! :)

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  5. Your mug rug is very sweet and screams spring...does that mean it is coming soon?? I hope so! Anyway, your Zakka posts were most memorable - you are very talented and I love your style!

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  6. What a fun, turning my thoughts to summer mugrug that is! I have not visited you before, so I am looking forward to following!

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  7. I'm new to your blog so this is my favorite...everyone loves a giveaway Ü I'll be taking a look around to read your popular Zakka posts!

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  8. New follower...like your modern style! Now I am going back to poke around your blog!

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  9. Congrats on your one year blogiversary. I am a new follower. So glad I found you!
    I will go back and check out your posts! Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. Hi Amy ! Nice to meet you ! I just found your blog through the Blog Hop .... and I must say everything you make is GORGEOUS !!!!!! WOW !!!! Happy first year blog anniversary !!!! (and thanks for visiting my blog and entering my give away)

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  11. I'm also new to your blog and my favorite post is the one referring me to the Moda Bake Shop for your coasters tutorial.

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  12. Your quilt is beautiful. I think my favorite is the cathedral windows pincushions. Thanks for the chance!

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  13. I'm new here so this post is my favourite!
    Congratulations on your blogiversary - I'm now following you!

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  14. It's a sweet mug rug! I'm a newbie to quilting, so my favorite posts are tutorials.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  15. very nice!! I love giveaways....yay!! But seriously; just seeing what folks make and tutorials are great.

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  16. Hello Amy, Love the mug rug! My favourite post was your tutorial for the pillow on 9 November 2012. I fell in love with that aqua and green pillow the minute I saw it. And yes I left a comment for you then too.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  17. Your zavala posts. I find that way of quilting so unique and beautiful.

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  18. It is so fun visiting others blogs looking at their creations and meeting new quilters! The mug rug is adorable! So is the teapot! :) I am a new follower.

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  19. Ive been bookmarking some of your tuts, especially the pillow, i'm still too scared of zips to properly get to do it though :)

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  20. This is a lovely placemat, I'd love to put it onto my table under my teapot. Thanks for the chance!
    I'm a new follower of yours.

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  21. Your work is just beautiful as is your photography. Happy blogaversary. I signed up to ne a new follower of yours.

    I love the little knitted snowmen, among all of your other projects.

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  22. I am new follower so today I will be checking out your site. What I have seen so far is wonderful. Signed up for your newsletter today so that I dont miss out on anything. Love your placemat.

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  23. I'm a new follower and I love your site! I will definitely be exploring your site more!

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  24. I love your Czech it Out post! Your mug rugs are wonderful! Thank you for giving away this one that has such bright, sunny colors!

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  25. I'm a new follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win the mug rug.

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  26. March 11th is my mom's birthday too! I like your machine binding tutorial best, but love all your photos too!
    I follow on GFC.

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  27. Beautiful mug rug! I just started following so I will have to say this post. How neat!

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  28. I am happy follower from Italy. I love your charm square scarf. Your creations are lovely. hugs Alessandra

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  29. I am a newbie from Arizona - what a beautiful blog..... I read your blog post from yesterday - what a year of accomplishments. Your work is stunning and I am excited to be following you for the next year!

    Your rug mug is ADORABLE and any one of us would be lucky and blessed to place it on our table or desk.

    Thank you and cannot wait to come back.... (I was your 113th follower - so you got to 100! Congrats.... I would love to get 100 followers myself!)

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  30. Happy Anniversary to you. I love your lemon mat. I am new to the quilting world. Come over and visit me too! sandie

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  31. Congratulations on your one year blogiversary! Any time I see a new post from you, I get excited! I guess my favorite one would be the pillow back covered zipper tutorial since I use it all the time! I love your mug rug too and I have a similar tea pot in red. Now I think I should make a mug rug to go with it!

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  32. I'm a new follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win the mug rug.

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  33. i am an old follower but i liked the casserole carriers blog because i was looking for that.

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  34. Ohhhhhhhhh my favorite post that is an easy oneeee! It has to be those adorable minni christmas stockings you made! I absolutely loveeeeeeeee them ! they are the cutest things I have ever seen. and I have subscribed to your blog it is very enlightening, especially now since I have been trying to redue my sewing area you are giving me lots of ideas! thanks so much for all the inspirtation! Linda

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  35. thanks for the chance. I'm a new follower

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  36. I'm a new follower and have been going thru your recent postings - all look wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  37. Happy anniversary. Love the drawing for the mug rug. My favorite would be the Scottie mug rug - just made me smile when I saw it.

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  38. I'm a new follower and my favorite post is your Signature Pillow...it is just so pretty! Thanks for the sweet giveaway.

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  39. Happy blogoversy! ;) It looks like you'll make your goal, and I'm a new follower too!

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  40. I'm new to your blog, so I think my fav post is this one! I love the citrus fabrics. Juicy enough to eat!! Thanks

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  41. Just finding your blog now. I'm sure each and every future post will be a favourite.

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  42. Nice blog, and thanks for the chance to win. Please check out my giveaway also.

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  43. You have a lovely blog Amy and make some wonderful quilts. I really love the dresden plate quilt you made and shared in December. I also love your February mug rug and your sister's camera bag is fabulous.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop. I will look forward to reading more of your posts.
    Regards from Alberta, Canada,
    Anna

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  44. Happy Blogiversary! I am following along from Malaysia. I love your one year blogiversary post.

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  45. I've been poking around and the Zakka posts really intrigue me :)

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  46. I love the winter Dresden quilt that is pretty. I am now in follow and look forward to seeing what else you make.

    Richard and Tanya Quilts

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  47. I have just spent the good part of an hour reading your blog. I got back as far as May 5th 2012... I think it was...... What did I like most of all you ask... holy moly woman there is just way too much...LOL I liked the cute little sock snowmen and the cute Christmas stockings... I also liked all the bags and pouches... plus I liked all the mug rugs. The Dresden plate quilt was gorgeous and the Poinsettia cushion was just stunning. I loved the simplicity of the charm square scarf.....the sewing kits were fantastic.... but my absolute favourite was the cathedral window pin cushion. I am now going to become a follower... just love your blog......
    Cath Ü

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  48. It seems that we all agree about your zavala posts. However, in all fairness, I would say the lst post because it will forever be the first and most memorable. I have never had anybody make me something. My family just doesn't quilt, so I took a quilting class and make quilts for me and for my family. It would be just precious to win your mug rug and pinchusion. It would just make me cry and would always be so precious to me. Thank you for joining the Beat the Winter Blues Blog Hop and making one of us a winner.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net
    Sonora, CA

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  49. I am a new follower. Just found you through The Crafty Quilter. So my favorite post (so far) is this one!! Thanks for the chance to win and CONGRATS on your blogaversary.

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  50. I'm a new follower. Love your mug rug.

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  51. I thanks for a chance to enter a giveaway. I love the bright colors you used in your projects.

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  52. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. After looking around your blog, I have to say I LOVE the Christmas stockings you recently made. They would look adorable on dinner plates with matching napkins sticking out of them.

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  53. I loved the casserole carrier ideas! Happy Anniversary to you also, I really enjoy your blog. (PS: and I am "hooked" on mug rugs! I have made several, but none are as cute as yours.
    Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  54. I guess my favorite post is this one because I just found you today and became a follower.

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  55. I am brand new to your blog. Just found you via theis hop. I will have to go check out your blog. ANd happy blogoversary to you. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.

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  56. what a great mug rug. I hate to say I don't have one yet so this would be my first. I am new to quilting and sewing so I love your tutorials! Can't wait to keep following

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  57. I just love your mug rug. They are so like spring. thanks for the giveaway.

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  58. I love your mugrug and the pincushion! Adorable! I really like your post with the mini stockings. Love the colors!

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  59. I often visited to check out your Zakka posts during the hop last year. Are you going to do Zakka 2 in 2013? Well done on one year.

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  60. Would have to be the covered zipper pillow back; makes it look professional.

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  61. I like your tutorials, especially the coasters. thanks for the chance!

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  62. I just loved your scottie dog mug rug that you did. I have a friend that had a westie that passed and I have thought about doing something like that for her. Thanks.

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  63. I so enjoyed looking through you blog and I am now a follower and look forward to future posts.

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  64. Love your posts about mug rugs. I have also become addicted to making them. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  65. Your cathedral window pin cushions are adorable, but I'm a fan of the Zakka posts. I'd like to make the camera bag,
    Thanks for giveaway.

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  66. Very cheerful mug rug! Enjoy reading your blog via google reader.

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  67. Hubby & I LOVE your Amish Ham Casserole recipe! Thanks sew much for this chance to win your generous giveaway. :-D
    Back2loghome (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  68. Love your giveaway. I poked around a bit and became a follower. Looks like both your goals of followers and views have been met. Congrats.

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  69. Hi. My favorite post is your blogiversary! I'm a new follower and look forward to checking out your blog. Everyone said the Zakka was their favorite :) BEAUTIFUL prize for the giveway. Thanks for the chance to win!

    -karrie

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  70. I like the Zakka posts, too. It's not a style I was familiar with but I've been enjoying seeing them in various blogs. Maybe one day I'll gear up to try it! pbstrand@msn.com

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  71. My favorite post was your tutorial for the covered zipper!

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  72. Very sweet looking mug rug and pincushion! What a great idea for a giveaway. Your quilting is interesting and lovely! Happy Blogaversary!

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  73. guess my favorite is the machine binding tutorial

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  74. I am a brand new follower, so I guess my favourite post is this one, lol! We small bloggers have to stick together, eh?

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  75. I love the Scottie Mug Rug post. So cute. I am also a new follower so I can keep up with all your awesome projects. I love your tutorial on zippered backs for pillows. I need to try that one.

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  76. Tutorial and mug rugs are a hit in all posts and Happy 1st Anniversary to Youuuuuuu..May you have many many more...Sharing is such a joy and you make it even better...Let us all have a cup together....
    selahwoman@gmail.com Sandra B

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  77. What a wonderful giveaway!! I love your mug rug!! My favorite post so far is your heart mug rugs. I just love them. The red ric-rac is the perfect touch. I need to make some like that! I love your blog. I'm a new follower.

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  78. Hi! I've only learned about your blog today due to the blog-hop party. What a great idea! I love your colours and the give-away is great. Keep up the good work.

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  79. What a cute mug rug! The backing fabric is especially nice.

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  80. I am a new follower thanks to the blog hop. I love your giveaway, so spring! I will be reading your blog, when I am not quilting.

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  81. I love your work. I am putting you in my DAILY READS folder. You and I have the same taste in fabrics!

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  82. How bright and cheery! I would love to win. I really enjoyed your charm scarf article.

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  83. Love the mug rug. It is so cute with the pincushion. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw. bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  84. The Amish Ham casserole looked so easy, and sounds delicious!

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  85. Your winter Dresden quilt is beautiful. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  86. Hi Amy your Mug Rugs are the greatest I love them all but the Heart is the best. I am a new follower and I would love to have that mug rug on my table.

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  87. I like your wedding post from July. It was this line that particularly caught my eye... {When I go to an amusement park, I can tuck mine inside my shirt
    for the roller coaster rides!}:)) Lovely mug rug. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

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  88. I liked the Christmas placemats with the ideas for different shaped trees. I follow through google reader.

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  89. I liked the more zakka sewing kits showing many color variations. Thanks for the chance.

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  90. I'm a new follower but have to say I love the Christmas stocking post and all of the mug rugs too! mzlizzie1943(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  91. This is the first time I've read your post, but I'm going to look back and read more.
    Diane

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  92. What a delightful giveaway! I treasure things that others have made by hand. I looked at all your blog posts and you have a whole year of delightful things. If I had to pick a favorite it would be the cathedral window pincushions. Congratulations on your blogaversary.

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  93. What a wonderful give-away. I truely love the post "Afternoon Tea" that describe the wonderful day with your friends and Mother. I have always wanted to visit a real tea house. Thank You for the chance to win this bright & cheer mugrug and pin cushion. Congrats on blogiversary.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  94. Hello from follower #137. Thank you for a chance at your lovely gifties.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  95. Hello,
    I arrived here via The Patchsmith blog and have just joined as a new follower.
    I haven't had time to read all of the previous posts yet but I already saw one that I love and that was the post showcasing the Winter Dresden quilt.
    It's beautiful. I bought an Easy Dresden ruler but so far haven't used it. Now I feel inspired.
    Margaret

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  96. Hello,
    I arrived here via The Patchsmith blog and have just joined as a new follower.
    I haven't had time to read all of the previous posts yet but I already saw one that I love and that was the post showcasing the Winter Dresden quilt.
    It's beautiful. I bought an Easy Dresden ruler but so far haven't used it. Now I feel inspired.
    Margaret

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  97. I think this is the first time I've ever been to your blog, so I have no clue what I'd like best. But, I can tell you that I like free tutorials, and I see you have a few. :-)

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  98. nice and springy fabrics thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  99. This is my first visit, so this'll be my fave post - I'll go exploring tho. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  100. Amy, I love your fun and fresh style!

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  101. What a bright and cheerful mug rug. I have just started reading your blog, and hoping around. I especially like all the project ideas on the v-day posts.

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  102. What a lovely, summery, smile-inducing mug rug! Thanks for the giveaway!
    I look forward to reading more of your blog.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  103. I personally like Aunt Ellie's Casserole Carriers. I need to make those! Thanks. :)

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  104. I love your Cathedral Window pin cushions (one day I will learn to do those) and I love the Grey bag with the zig zag (Chevron) design. You make really beautiful things.

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  105. I love the Spring mug rug! I am new to your blog, and my favorite post would have to be your blogiversary post where you reviewed the whole year, and represented each month with a different photo. That was so neat!

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  106. Ganz tolle Verlosung...vielleicht habe ich ja ein wenig Glück

    Grüße aus Deutschland von
    Marion

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  107. The mugrug is just beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win..

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  108. Very cool mugrug! You've inspired me to try to make some. I'm new to your blog so I don't have a favorite post... yet!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  109. I really enjoyed the valentine's posts. THe little coasters were so very pretty with the ric rac on them. I also liked the flower quilt. I love the feather quilting too and hope to improve my skills with that.

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  110. I'm a brand new Follower...just found you thru this Hop! :)

    Was curious....so looked back to see what Zakka projects were!! I agree with the other comments! Awesome!!! Also...congrats on your One Year Blogaversary too!!!

    Loooove the cheery Mug Rug!!!

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  111. I love your mug rug & your blog!!! My fave post was the coaster you made for the moda bake-shop. I even made 2 sets to give as x-mas gifts last year! Thanks!!!!

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  112. I liked the Zakka posts. olney.gail@gmail.com

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  113. I'm a follower! I Love Your site and your mug rugs!

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  114. I like Free Tutorial...Pillow Backs with a Covered Zipper. I'm about to make my first pillow and this will be used for sure!

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  115. I've been following you from the Zakka Style qal, and I love what you've come up with for those projects-- keep going!

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  116. Just found you! I enjoyed your blogiverszry recap and as a new follower look forward to the next year!

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  117. I love the post about your sewing space. Especially the adorable boxes that hide your sewing supplies :) Am currently trying to do a small remodel to the house we just bought. The woodshop room into a sewing room. But seems that one box is already in the room....Pandora's box :) Build in 1969 it has a lot of issues, but we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel and are glad we found the issues behind the old paneling :) Thank you for participating in the blog hop! What fun!

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  118. You know something? This is my first visit to your blog (I found you through the blog hop) and I'm now a new follower! Your posts are so full of wonderful pictures that I can tell I will really enjoy getting all caught up to date. :)

    I love those bright fabrics you used, thank you so much for the chance to win.

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  119. What a nice giveaway. Thanks for being part of this fun blog hop. I've enjoyed your blog. I'm a new follower so this is my first visit. I'm having a great time finding new interesting people. Love the bright colors of your mug rug.

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  120. I just discovered your blog so I really can't answer your question. However, I will check it out!

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  121. since this is the first time I've been to your blog I have to say THIS one is my favorite. I love these fabrics and I am really into mug rugs so this would make me so happy! I am a new follower so I will be back to search out much more about you.

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  122. This is my first visit to your blog. I love your mug rug! Congratulations on a tear of blogging! I'm a new follower and look forward to reading your blog!

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  123. Your tutorials have been so helpful - with clear instructions and photos!

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  124. I enjoy the Zakka posts, were getting ready to do a Zakka swap in my guild.

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  125. Well, since this is my first visit to your blog (via the Blog Hop), I can't really say what my favorite post has been. But I always enjoy tutorials of any kind. I will have to stay awhile and peruse your blog. Happy Blogiversary, too! Your mug rug is just so springy and beautiful!

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  126. I'm a brand new follower, so this post can only be my favourite! I love the mug rug and the needle cushion is so cute. Great giveaway!

    Be sure to check out my blog hop giveaway too at www.brandylynndesigns.blogspot.com and enter the draw.

    Email: info@explorefibre.com

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  127. I just found you but I am definitely going to use your tutorial for machine binding- I am new follower on GFC-jenniferb

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  128. Just found you but Happy Blogiversary! I love the colors on the mug rug. Thanks for the chance!

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  129. Hello from Alaska! Congratulations on the blogiversary!

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  130. I loved your winter Dresden plate post. A very beautiful quilt.
    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  131. Hi there, I just signed up to follow you by email. I love the mug rug and just found your blog so my favorite post is the only one I have read, which was your one year anniversary post. I enjoyed it so much I signed up to follow this blog.

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  132. Louisiana calling...I love your mug rugs. Thanks for being so generous.

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  133. Aunt Ellie's Casserole Carriers is a post I enjoyed.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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