Wednesday, May 27, 2009

May Giveaway Day - May 27, 2009

May Giveaway Day
May 27, 2009

Ok, I admit it. I am going to turn into a blogging giveaway junkie. This is just a whole lot of fun for me. It's great to have readers come by and leave their comments and I love checking out all of the participating blogs out there. It is amazing how many super talented people are out in cyberspace just waiting for us to come across their blog and share a bit of their world. The fact that there are prizes to be won floating around in all of this is just icing on the cake!

This fun event is being hosted by SewMamaSew. They will be posting a list today with the links to all of the bloggers participating in this great Giveaway. Click here:May Giveaway Day to go to their page and start surfing some awesome and creative blogs.

Entering my drawing is extremely easy. Just leave a comment on this blog entry telling me a memorable crafting/sewing/creative moment or event in your life. I'm using my tried & true old cowgirl hat to draw the number randomly, what you write won't count for the drawing - it's solely for me because I like to hear other people's stories and inspirations. Please be sure that there is a way for me to contact you if you are a winner. The drawing closes at midnight on May 31st. I will draw my winner the next day and post it here. Good luck and happy blog surfing!

I guess I should tell you what I'm giving away. It will be a surprise package full of crafting/sewing supplies & goodies. I haven't really finished throwing together the box so it a surprise to me what will be in it as well! I have quite the stash that would love a new home with someone who is feeling creative..

BTW, if you want an extra entry into my drawing...become a follower or sign up for my email feeds. Then post another comment on this blog and I will give you another chance to win this unknown surprise box!

359 comments:

  1. oooh the first to leave a comment! My favourite crafting memory is when I was little and my nana teaching me to crochet. I wish she could have been here to teach my daughter too, but I will pass the love on for her ;)

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  2. My memorable creative moments generally happen at some ungodly hour. I still haven't quite worked out if they are genuine creative victories or if the whole excitement is just an extreme case of sleep deprivation!

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  3. Consider yourself followed! Well, hang on - you know what I mean...

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  4. You have a beautiful blog.Hope I'm your winner I love suprises!

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  5. I have just begun to follow your journey...sounds like an interesting one too!
    Please enter me in you unknown ! draw I love the unknown!
    Miriam...Australia

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  6. I love giveaways especially of the crafty kind so would be nuts not to enter this giveaway!

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  7. Also following via email ;-)

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  8. I'm building great memories right now sewing with my 8 year old daughter and 6 year old son. My daughter has her own sewing blog and features her little brother on there as well. It's www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

    mine is www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  9. Well since I am posting first I would like to wish everyone Goodluck.. My memory would be of my mum sewing all bits and pieces over the years.. nothing inparticular stands out.

    Thanks for your great giveaway.

    Micky
    mickyndan(at)optusnet(dot)com(dot)au

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  10. I made a quilt using the Red Flowering Gum in my Back yard as Inspiration. Dyed the fabric and machine quilted the gum flowers as a 70th Birthday Present for my Mum. Before I gave it to her I entered it into the Quile show and won a prize :-) Made my Day

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  11. One one the most important crafting or should I say sewing experience was to discover the sewing blogosphere, It really transformed my life
    I subsribed your blog
    I am participating too
    http://lamachinacoudre.blogspot.com/

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  12. I am loving giveaways too! My favorite crafting moment, hmm. I think my favorite memory right now is from Easter this year, dying eggs with my kiddos. This was the first time we did it, and they were so excited! Got some great pics too.

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  13. The most memorable sewing moment in my life would be the first thing that I made: a makeup bag.
    It was not great but the first we can never forget.
    Thanks a lot for this great giveaway!!!

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  14. My most memorable crafting moment was teaching my best friend to knit over the phone, and believe it or not since then she has made countless sweaters, mittens, and blankets! It is so wonderful being able to teach someone to create.

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  15. I guess the best thing about crafting is getting to know people all around the world. They share the same passion, are very creative & often become really good friends :)

    Thank you for the giveaway! Please include me in the drawing.

    stitchsavesnine (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  16. I have two sewing machines, both found for free. One came from the basement of my husband's old apartment building -it's a beautiful old portable Featherweight. The other is a hardworking Kenmore, found on the side of the road, in need of just a few missing pieces.
    If only I could find all my fabric on the side of the road :-)

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  17. I'm already a follower and enjoy myself every time I visit.
    A favorite memory is when a woman up the valley asked if I'd like to learn to quilt. This coming November makes three years and all of my family, a goodly number of friends and many I'll never meet have been the, hopefully happy, recipients of my hand made quilts.

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  18. I haven't been sewing for very long, so I don't have too much to go on, but the biggest moment for me so far has been the day I finished my first garment. I was so happy!

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  19. this is my best-ever crafty moment: http://pinkpetunias.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/05/little-pillow-and-doll-quilt.html
    we were home because she was sick and she was so happy to sit on my lap while i crafted for her.

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  20. It would be when I made my first piece of clothing on commission. It was that outside validation that what I did for fun, for me, was good enough to please someone else.

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  21. Grab bags are great! My senior year of high school my friend and I made Halloween costumes as Ariel and Caliban from the Tempest. The pictures still make me smile.

    I'm doing a giveaway as well and hosting a fabric swap. Come and check it out :)

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  22. And I've signed up as a follower.

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  23. I guess my most memorable sewing experience was making my wedding gown and veil with my mom's help.

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  24. My favourite crafting memory right now is teaching my daughter to sew. I love it when you see the "I get it" look in the eyes after you've been try to explain and help with practicing. She made pj pants for her brothers and 2 cousins for Christmas and was so proud of herself. She even wants to do handmade Christmas again this year!

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  25. My favorite craft memory was when my mom taught me and my sister to crochet as a kid during the Winter Olympics. While we watched Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding, we crocheted doll blankets and munched on Three Musketeers. My mother is my crafting inspiration.

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  26. My favorite sewing memory is the quilt I helped my mom make for my son when I was pregnant.

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  27. my fave memory is teaching my 5 year old how to quilt.

    red_murray2@yahoo.com

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  28. My favourite sewing moment was when I realized that if I dragged my dog's bed into my sewing room, she would happily snore beside me for hours while I crafted. :) She now sews with me all the time!

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  29. I lvoe surprises! My most memorable moment is sewing a bag wrong side out in middle school - yikes! Things have improved since then!
    millkara [at] gmail.com

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  30. my most memorable crafting experience is finishing my first skirt in college. my teacher was very picky and it took a while to complete but it felt so good when it was done and it was perfect!

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  31. Great give-away, I love surprises!

    My favorite crafting memory is making gingerbread houses with my mom & sister during the holidays as a kid! That got my creative juices flowing & I haven't stopped since.

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  32. My favorite crafting memory is from not too long ago, but still a favorite just the same-- sewing alongside my mom who has her own alterations shop, her doing work and me doing my own beginner's project. That time won't come around again because I've moved so it's a good memory to have.

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  33. I love surprises! I remember the maternity shirt that I sewed for my mother in 7th grade when she was pregnant with my little brother. I was devastated when I realized she hadn't saved it.

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  34. Oh I love surprises!

    My favorite memory - was when I was kicked out of music class cause I couldn't sing - and my 6th grade teacher took us aside = she taught the girls to embroider and the boys to carve soap...

    She was the best teacher in the world! And, I still remember her kindness at 63!

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  35. Ooh how exciting. Fistly - love your blog and love what you do!

    My fave sewing/crafting moment has been finishing my first ever quilt - a mish mash of cut up old favourite clothes made for my little boy. Every time I look at it I think of how much love I put into it and how much love I have for my son...

    Jx

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  36. My triumphant crafting moment: finishing my cousin's king-sized wedding quilt in the car en route to her rehearsal dinner.

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  37. I love surprises! My most memorable crafting moments would have to be anytime my 6-year-old son joins me. I sew alone most of the time, so he usually wants to do something else. Last night we made stamps out of foam and stamped paper together. I love bonding with him over an art project or craft. It reminds me of when I was young and my mom would do those things with me.

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  38. My favorite memories are of sewing with my Grandma, whether it was as a young girl making doll clothes or last summer as I had her teach me some more advanced moves!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  39. This last Easter I attempted to make my son a stuffed fleece chick, I still don't know what happened, but it did not turn out right. I was so disappointed! I'm going to try again next Easter! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  40. I once made a felt hat for a bride at a bachelorette party -- it was several tiers of white felt decorated with pearls, ric-rac, ribbon and roses. It was really fun to make and it was easy to follow her around all evening with that hat on her head!

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  41. My church just started a knitting group this year, and the quiet energy of crafting with friends is amazing!

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  42. I actually remember creating when I was very young! I remember being at our vacation home in Maine and I was making all kinds of creations from paper plates, pipe cleaners, paint, crayons, and whatever else I could get my hands on! I then gathered all my treasures, laid them out on a table in the dining room and SOLD them to my parents! LOL! I made a KILLING! LOL!

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  43. Ooh, I love surprises!
    My grandmother gave me some potholders she had crocheted. They are not very intricate, but I love them none the less, because she made them. :)

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  44. Oh - I like this question! My favorite crafting moment was when I bought my first sewing machine (just 1 1/2 yrs ago at age 40) and learned how to thread it. That always sounded so intimidating to me! And then of course, sewing my first straight line a few days later. The giveaway sounds awesome!

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  45. I think a surprise could be lots of fun!

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  46. I love a surprise giveaway, too fun! My favorite crafting memory would have to be making button bracelets from the huge jar of buttons in my grandmother's sewing room.

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  47. My most memorable sewing moment was when I walked into home ec class in grade seven wearing the demin skirt I made in class and the matching jacket I made at home. The home ec teacher asked if I made it myself and I was so proud to tell her that yes, I did. I made matching pants from the same pattern but never got the legs sewn right. Twice I sewed it wrong and I got frustrated. My mom finally came to my rescue and I do believe I only wore those pants once. I did get an A+ in home ec.

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  48. Thanks!
    rae_sunshine4 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  49. Two memorable crafting events in my life were when I learned to knit - once when I was eight and my grandma came to visit (I didn't get very far with it that time, but it was fun), and once, more recently, when I tried it again. I like all sorts of crafts (sewing, origami, even a bit of woodworking), but knitting is the one that's become more than a hobby for me.

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  50. surprises are the best, my best memory is sitting at my moms feet while she was at the sewing machine, I would pick up all her sraps and sew barbie clothes with them. i can still see the sun shining through the windows.

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  51. One of my favorite sewing memories is being very little, 5 or so, and learning to embroider on small scraps of fabric my mother would give me. She still has those scraps today.

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  52. Just for fun I made a pillow with an applique of Rachael Ray's dog Isaboo on it and sent it to her. I hadn't sewn since jr. high and this was one of my first projects since that time. She put me in her magazine and this past New Year's Eve she had my pillow on a segment on her show!

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  53. My moment was pretty recent. I had the idea forever of doing an orange and yellow quilt. My husband kept telling me the fabrics were too bright or just plain ugly. I kept going and even he admits the finished product is lovely.

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  54. My favorite crafting moment is when I was like 10 or 11 I tried to secretly mend a dress that I had ripped but ended up sewing it to my pants - freaking out and confessing everything to my Mom. It was totally embarassing at the time, but now totally hysterical!

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  55. I would have to say teaching my daughter to knit. :)

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  56. The best part of Giveaway Day is finding so many wonderful new blogs to read! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  57. Surprise giveaway...interesting. :-) Thanks so much!

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  58. Memorable, creative moments? My mom showing me how to embroider, sew and cook! She is the only person who instilled those talents in me :)

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  59. I think one of my most memorable moments was realizing that I didn't need a pattern to make something. I'm a rule-follower, so figuring that out was big for me. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  60. I have fond memories of learning to sew with my grandma and mom! I'm excited for this giveaway!!! Thanks so much!

    Also, I'm now following!

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  61. My favorite crafting moment was when my mother-inlaw taught me how to crochet.I then learned how to make my very first afghan, I was so proud,LOL.Count me in please!

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  62. My favorite crafting moment is my first (and only) two sewing lessons for me and two friends from one of their mothers in law. Snacks, chocolate, girl talk and sewing... so much fun! And I came out with a baby bib, burp cloth, and tote bag to show for it all!

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  63. Thank you for being part of the giveaway!
    A memorable creative moment? When I finally decided, over a year after piecing/sandwiching my first quilt, that I would start the quilting. It was much more fun than I expected!

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  64. One of my first crafting memories is trying to make barbie clothes. I didn't start with the simple stuff.

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  65. Lovely blog! Thanks for the giveaway!:)

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  66. most memorable for creativeness would be my pillow case I designed and made with no pattern. I just love to create!

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  67. I love surprises! Seems like I have a lot of memories of frustration. But if I stick with it I usually end up with something great!

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  68. I'm a follower now! Woohoo! :)

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  69. I'm not sure I have a most memorable moment.. crafts/art have been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember!

    surprises are always fun..thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  70. I love sewing, quilting, knitting. I think my favorite memory is the first time I delivered chemo hats to patients at a local hospital. There were lots of smiles, but the biggest one was mine.

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  71. My most memorable crafting moment came when I was teaching my daughter and grand-daughter to use a sewing machine for the first time. Pure bliss.

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  72. I don't really have any memorable moments with sewing since I've just started but I would still love to win!

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  73. I would love to be entered into this giveaway too please - I love a surprise package and one filled with crafty goodness would be the best sort :) I'm a UK resident though so only add me if you are able to post out to here.

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  74. My favorite experience was making my first quilt at age 15 with tons of help from my mom. We made it for me to take with me to camp over the summer. My mom designed the pattern and we used all gingham fabrics. I still have that quilt and still love it!

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  75. This is probably my big crafting moment, this year. I made the decision to make ALL handmade gifts this year and so far I've stuck to it! I'm also blogging about the experience at The Handmade Experience. Check it out and thanks for the giveaway!

    flip_em8@hotmail.com

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  76. I just finished an adorable little summer dress for my daughter... and it fit perfectly. for a beginner sewer like myself, this was pretty memorable!

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  77. ooh... surprises!

    memorable crafting moment? the first time i saw my daughter wearing a completed outfit i made for her.

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  78. i'll always remember my nana teaching me to knit as a young girl. she was fantastic at it, me not so good, but i'll never forget! thanks for the giveaway!

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  79. A memorable moment for me was my first quilt guild meeting more than 10 years ago. thanks for the chance.

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  80. My favorite crafting moments are always the moments when my DD get to try on something that I've made for her. She gets so excited.

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  81. Thanks for your giveaway! Recently I had a great time sewing (or trying to sew) a baby blankie made from some leftover 101 Dalmations fabric (with little puppy images on it) while one of my cats laid on top of it. I'm not sure what she was trying to tell me - that it was a comfy blanket or that I was wasting my time working on anything dog-related :-).
    jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

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  82. I love surprises!

    Some of my best memories I guess are of sewing quilts for my kids. I have now made each one a quilt, the first one being when I was brand new to sewing and now I'm on my third child and many years of sewing. Each time I look at their quilts I remember being pregnant with my children along with the memories of sewing their quilts.

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  83. I don't know what great crafting moments I have had... but the most bizarre thing that I have made was a patchwork dog-shaped pillow for my friend in high school. It certainly made her laugh.

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  84. I have a great memory of a quilt that I just finished. It was a quilt for my grandma, but she passed away before i got it finished. So I was finishing it for my mom. All I had left was to hand stitch the binding on, and I injured my right index finger. I spent 2 days sewing with my thumb and ring finger, but got it to my mom.

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  85. I love surprises. They are the best!

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  86. I love surprises. I love surprises.

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  87. My fondest memory is sewing barbie doll clothes for my barbies. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway.

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  88. I am making great memories now teaching "junior Quilter".

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  89. I always liked the idea of quilting, and did some little projects, but I was really inspired when I saw the quilts made by my husband's grandma, Marie Glenn. She made amazing quilts and her hand quilting was second to none. After seeing her quilts I quit a lot of other crafts and concentrated on quilting.

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  90. My most memorable sewing moment was receiving an email from the pattern/book writer after she somehow saw the quilt on my blog made using HER pattern! She asked to use the photo on her website!

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  91. i hand-pieced and hand-quilted a large quilt during six months through europe; the first half working in a casino in ireland, and the second half studying in oviedo, spain. that is certainly the fastets i've EVER made a quilt - it was a christmas present for my bf, so it was on deadline. it came with me through five airports, a bunch of busses, three different homes...
    certainly memorable.

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  92. My favorite crafting memory was finishing a cross stitch sampler that my grandmom had started and never finished. I was able ot give it to my mom about a year after my grandmom passed away. It now hangs on a wall with samplers from all the other women in the family.

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  93. I love taking something old/discarded/unwanted, and turning it into a treasure! I got my outdoor porch iron furniture (love seat, swivel rocker and chair) out of my neighbors trash!! A cleaning, about 3 cans of primer and 6 cans of spray paint and it was good as new! I love it I spend many an hour there watching the kids play, playing checkers with my hubby, sharing stories and drinks with friends - one of my favorite places!

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  94. I am a cat lover (I do have a small dog as well -- he was my daughter's doggie until the first time I took him to the vet; he looked around the table at all the people there, the vet, techs, my girl and me, and promptly ran over and hid behind me!:) We have three cats and the little dog (two of the cats weigh more than he does:)

    Linda
    quilter at lhsdesigns dot com

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  95. Thanks for entering my draw, I wish you good luck!
    I would love a surprise too;)

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  96. My favorite crafting memory is knitting a hat for my baby girl. I've made her many things in the past year, but I'll always remember looking at the little orange hat I knit knowing it would be keeping my baby's head warm that winter.

    www.wordsandwool.wordpress.com

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  97. My favorite crafty memories involve my sis-in-law and I both hauling our sewing machines to my mother-in-law's over Christmas vacation so the three of us can sew together.

    addyforrest(at)gmail(dot)com

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  98. My most memorable crafting moment is making candle wax drips on waxed paper with my mother and then stringing them for necklaces. Thanks for offering a surprise package (my all time favorite)

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  99. Learning to knit is one of my favourite crafting memories, something that has stayed with me for years!

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  100. Thank you for the giveaway! i like to share the story of my early crafting days.... back in jr high is when i started my crafting- one of my first sewing projects was adding lepord print fun fur to a pair of mens dress pants bought from goodwill! thank goodness we are over that trend!

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  101. my first learn sewing machine when i was in middle school and i made pillow and gave to my mom :)

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  102. Most memorable crafting moment- my mom teaching me to knit!

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  103. Well, it's particularly memorable that I learned to sew on my Mom's sewing machine. And, now that I understand more about sewing and quilting, I can think back to all those years of my great grandmothers sewing and embroidering with me at their feet.

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  104. One of my favorite memories is my Mom teaching me how to use her sewing machine, I still remember what she taught me.

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  105. A surprise prize - I love it! My quilting memory that will never leave is the very first quilt I made. It was for my boyfriend - I gave it to him on Christmas and he broke up with me a week later - and he kept the quilt! Oh well - young love!!
    Thanks for a chance to win :)
    Laurie

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  106. What a lovely blog and a super generous giveaway. I've got my fingers crossed.
    lucy(at)alittlebitofsugar(dot)com

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  107. This is the first give-away with no pictures and I LOVE that. What a great surprise it will be to get your package in the mail!!!
    nancy_mc@live.com

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  108. I have lots of sewing memories, some good ones are doing the wool contest in high school and sewing my wedding dress with my mom's help, just over 12 years ago.

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  109. and I just added you to my reader. Your blog looks interesting. :)

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  110. My first big sewing victory was a tote bag from Sew Fast, Sew Easy. I used fabric I'd bought nearly 4 years earlier to make a dress for my then-newborn daughter! I was ridiculously pleased with myself :D

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  111. I remember distinctly when I finished knitting my first scarf. It was not pretty and I wasn't even a teenager, but I was so proud that I had finished it and it was usable and useful.

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  112. I remember when I finished up my very first quilt. I had wrestled with it for quite a while, and it's not the prettiest thing, but it felt so good to have it done!

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  113. I loved making easter eggs with my kids this year - they were finally old enough to help and it was a blast. The little things, you know?

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  114. my most memorable crafting moment actually happened right before christmas. i had no money so buy gifts was out of the question. i scraped together some change and bought embroidery floss and tore apart an old shirt for fabric. everyones gifts this past year were handmade. and i haven't stopped crafting since. it's totally sen for me :D

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  115. Surprises are wonderful, count me in. My two cats Fergie & Jordie love to help me when I quilting. They are there from the start when I pick fabrics, to cutting, piecing, quilting and the final hand sewing. You can see a picture of them on my blog header if you wish.

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  116. Oh I love a surprise. My favorite crafting memory is making the crib set for my first daughter with my mother and grandmother. Eleven years later my youngest daughter is still using that quilt.

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  117. OOH, a surprise pkg of sewing goodies, can't beat that ;-)

    A memorable crafting experience.... I was about 15 and was sewing something at home,I fed the fabric w/ my thumb too close to the needle and the needle went straight through my thumb, my initial reaction was to jerk away from the machine, which of course I did which in turn meant the needle snapped off in my thumb, I went out hollering to my Mum (who was a dress designer and professional seamstress)and instead of sympathy she told me "Well, you're a true seamsress now." I didn't touch a sewing machine for any length of time until 2 years ago... 25 years later.

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  118. It's definately a good memory even though I remember burning my finger on the hot glue gun making a wreath with my mom! (she never really crafted and since that was the only time it's still a good memory!) thanks for the giveaway!

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  119. I was taught to sew by a lovely lady who is a retired home economics teacher. I don't really have one particular moment that stands out, but over the course of a year of spending Thursday afternoons with her, I learned a lot about sewing and became addicted. She did not charge me one cent to teach me and I hope to one day pay it forward by teaching someone else this wonderful craft.

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  120. Oh I love a surprise! I think my favorite moments are always putting the last stitch in and realizing that I have accomplished what I wanted to do.

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  121. Memorable sewing moment- I was attempting to make my first dress ever, for my little baby- without a pattern! It turned out completely adorable but when I went to try it on her it wouldn't even go over her head...poor thing couldn't figure out what in the world I was doing to her. Maybe it would fit a doll.... :) Next time I'll use a pattern..and measure correctly!

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  122. One of my earliest sewing projects (I think I was around 12?) was a little spaghetti-strap tanktop that my mom helped me sew. The fabric was white with a really dainty lavender rose print, and my mom let me use a bit of the lace that was leftover from her wedding dress. I loved that shirt!

    By the way, I love your doggie pictures! We have a cattle dog too (all red). They are such good dogs. Quirky, but good!

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  123. my favorite crafting memory is the look on my daughter's face when I made her halloween costume (4 sizes too big). Needless to say she really wasn't feeling it!!

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  124. My most memorable crafty moment is still a wip --- I'm learning to knit, and I can actually do it! How cool is that??

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  125. I would happily be a new home for some of your stash!! Thanks :)

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  126. My grandma tried to teach me to crochet when I was in jr. high. She tried so hard, but I am left handed so she finally gave up. But it was so neat spending time with her and seeing how she made her afghans. She was so good. Grab bags are so much fun. Thanks for the chance!

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  127. Hmm, most memorable moment would have to be my mum, grandma and great grandma all together, teaching each other various skills/methods etc.

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  128. When I made the first thing that I loved - a pretty blouse made of soft flowery fabric(which was far from the the first thing I made) I was so proud. I wore that blouse for years.
    Thanks for participating in the giveaway.
    kareno369(@)hotmail(dot)com

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  129. My best crafting moment lately was making an owl bag for my son. not an bag with an owl on it...but one for him to carry his best friend owly in (stuffed animal, of course!) he loves it. he picked out the fabric himself and he is so proud to tell everyone we made it together (he is five)
    making stuff for kids is the best!

    poohza@comcast.net
    poohza.tyepad.com

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  130. My best memory of crafting is when I took my daughter to a quilt shop with me to pick out some fabric and she was so excited to see all the fabrics and she told me all the ones she liked and why she liked them. She was just so thrilled to be doing this with me. She sat with me, while I worked on my project. I'm teaching her how to do some hand stitching. It has really brought us closer.

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  131. Ahh hmm memorable sewing... I love getting together with my girlfriends (two in particular) and sew. I haul my machine and my basket of goodies to their houses and we sew and chat and drink tea. Wow I sound sorta old!! Hehe. Can't wait to see the surprise giveaway!

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  132. When I was 7 or so, I made my first stuffed animal, or stuffed blob. I didn't know that you were supposed to turn things inside out while sewing. I remember when I came to this realization, how amazed I was at the cleverness of it all, how someone had that idea to make the edges so nice and smooth.

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  133. Oh - I have a goodie! In grade 9, I decided to sew a hoodie for my home ec project. My mother would check all my sewing and if it wasn't to her liking (ie. the top stitching looked awful) she would make me pick it out and do it over. When I handed it in, my teacher didn't believe that I sewed it by myself! My mother came to the school and tried to tell her, but my teacher still didn't believe me! The teacher ended up making me sew a pencil case in front of her (without my mother around). Luckily after I was done she believed me!

    All that picking out as a kid forces me to do the same now! If the seam isn't straight - I pick it out. Sometimes it makes for very long projects :)

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  134. My daughter is 4 and wants to help me sew but of course, it's a little too complicated for her but i let her cut off the hanging threads from the quilt I'm making and it was memorable and we both had a good time!

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  135. Please add me to the drawing!

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  136. How exciting, thank you for the give away. I love crafting and creating just about anything with my BFF of over 20 years who lives 3000 miles away. Our conversations are inspirational and she actually taught me to knit over the phone. Creating things across the miles has kept our relationship as strong as sisters. Blessings.

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  137. My favorite creative moment was fairly recently. I am a relatively new sewer and have not done anything too difficult. I recently completed Amy Butler's Betty Shopper. It was certainly the most challenging project I have done and made me feel like I might get the hang of this!

    Shawna

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  138. im a follower 2!
    and creating with my doghter is a good creating memory!!

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  139. Thanks for including me in the draw - surprises are such good fun!

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  140. Oh, a surprise - I love a good surprise!

    My most inspired crafting moment was watching Brothers & Sisters and thinking - "that logo would work on my sister's wedding invites" (which I was helping her design and make at the time)! I do lots of other crafts but tend to be the "follow the pattern" kind of crafter.

    Here's hoping this little Tasmanian will find luck in your cowgirl hat!

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  141. Hi,
    It's so great of you to participate in this giveaway!
    I guess what I remember most if my first wearable sewing project - a simple red shirred dress for my girl. I was so happy with it!

    Thanks for the chance of winning!
    Michal

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  142. I'm a big fan of the "mystery bags". Thanks for participating. I guess my most memorable moment was staying up until 3? 4? in the morning to finish my first quilt. I was a senior in highschool at the time.

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  143. And, I'll follow your blog for a second entry. thanks!

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  144. I remember getting a group together to help tie a quilt for charity, then going to bind it and finding a machine that wouldn't work. It took so long to get it fixed that when I got it back, I forgot about the quilt and didn't get it finished for YEARS! I still feel bad about that, but luckily I could find a place for it that I feel good about.

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  145. My favorite creative moment so far was when we moved into our current home, and I made my dining room curtains. When my husband told me they look like I bought them, I was so thrilled! They are still hanging - 6 years later! Hmmmm, I think it might be time for a change.

    Thanks for the great giveaway, I heart surprises!

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  146. I follow along with you, too!

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  147. Thanks for participating! A memory I have is when my mom, sister (who doesn't sew), and I all worked together to hand quilt the first quilt my mom ever made. I remember sitting on the couch with the hoop between us, while the snow fell outside.

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  148. My mom would always be sewing when I was younger and I never understood why. Last year was the first sewing project I started and now I see why.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  149. I really enjoy the Stich and Btch we have at my work place. A bunch of us twenty something's sitting around on couches at 4pm on tuesday knitting/crocheting and chatting. It is a lot of fun.

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  150. my mom and me crafting together when I was little - we made ceramics :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  151. I love surprise packages! It's funny, but I've never considered myself a creative person, but I always have had this need to craft: sew, knit, cross stitch, embroider. Maybe I'll have to reevaluate my self image ...

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  152. And....*click* I'm a follower!

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  153. I've loved learning to make things for new mommies. Something handcrafted for a new one is just so special!

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  154. I love surprises!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    www.craftyheidi.wordpress.com

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  155. My memory is kind of sad, but I was really into cross stitching when I was in my early 20's. I made lots of gifts then. A few years ago my mom passed away and I had the task of cleaning out her house with my brother and sister. I was amazed that my mom kept everything I every made her. Now those treasures are back in my house. My favorite that I hadn't seen in years was a christmas embroidery wall hanging. :)

    Thanks for a chance to win! :)

    hootie364@gmail.com

    Come visit my blog sometime! www.hootieshappenings.blogspot,com

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  156. I am now regularly visiting a knitting group and it has inspired me in soooo many ways to see other people works!
    You can contact me via a comment on my blog or the email provided there.

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  157. my most memorable crafting moment had to have been when I gifted a hand knit lace shawl to a friend. I used yarn that I spun from from her sheep. She loved it so much she cryed.
    merlin the cat at gmail.com

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  158. I just finished making my first purse, and it was so cool to see oh, so that's how you make it so the inside has no visible seams! I finished the hand sewing in the car on my way out of town for a vacation and have been proudly using it all week.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  159. matching clothes with my sisters...and making my t-shirt quilt with my Grandma

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  160. My favorite memory was of making doll quilts with my grandma. She had these great fabric scraps that we loved!! Thanks for the chance!

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  161. I love suprises, especially the sewing kind! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  162. The most memorable sewing moment for me is staying up all night long trying to finish my sewing project for 4-H. I accidentally cut a hole in the fabric while sewing a flat felt seem and things took a little longer than I had planned. I finished it though, and got first place even!!

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  163. My favorite crafting memory is that my Mom used to give me burlap, yarn and a big plastic needle and I would embroider while she sewed. It's one of my very earliest memories. She still has one of the pieces I made for Mother's Day.

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  164. I think my most memorable sewing moments are with my Grandmother. She is the one who taught me how to sew and just sitting with her stitching or learning how to work the machine will always be some of my best memories. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

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  165. Yes, that is the fun of having a big stash so when you need to combine a bundle such as this, you can just browse and select what to put in. Quite recently when I was stippling my parent's Bistro king size quilt, I did it so easily that I was thinking wow - even in the middle of a giant 100x100 inch square quilt it felt like nothing. should try it again LOLZ

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  166. When I was younger, I made a Minnie Mouse halloween costume with my mom. I still remember how much fun it was to work with her on the project!

    Jennifer
    jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

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  167. I am a follower, now, too!

    Jennifer
    jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

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  168. funny, i ended up here again. have a great day. i would hate to repeat my story again. :)

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  169. I love love love refashioning thrifted clothing. Just turned a men's dress shirt into a summery blouse.

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  170. One of my recent memorable crafting moments was finishing my daughter's birthday quilt. I felt so connected with my own mother, who died when I was 21, because she once made me a beautiful quilt for my birthday.

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  171. Would love to win the surprise. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  172. A memorable moment for me was when I took a quilt that was not working out for me, created my own pattern and came out with something absolutely beautiful.

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  173. I've been sewing for years but I think the last dress I made for my granddaughter was the most fun! It was full of ruffles and done in pink and green...her favorite colors. She loves it which makes it extra special!

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  174. I love surprises!!! I have enjoyed teaching my daughter how to sew. Hopefully that will be a great memory for her!

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  175. A favorite crafting moment, seeing my gramma make such beautiful and intricate quilts when I was a young girl, and her actually allowing me to use the needle and thread and do a little quilting too.

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  176. Thanks for a great giveaway. I'm following you! :)

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  177. I love surprises! My most memorable sewing was when I made a quilt with my grandma. She's passed on now, so I have precious memories of all those hours we worked together and talked.

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