Wednesday, May 25, 2011

100 is Here GIVEAWAY

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Thanks to all who have participated. 

 I can't believe we've made it to 100 posts. What started out as something for us to share with each other (Quiltpecan and Sydneykatt) has now been shared with a new family of friends online. We have enjoyed the beginning of this journey and hope to continue the fun. As a celebration of our small achievement, we'd like to reward someone with some goodies!!!

Check out the pictures and captions of things that will be in this giveaway. It's a bit of a hodge podge but then so is this blog. It's all the things we love rolled into a page that we share with our friends and followers!!!

You can enter up to 5 times (since we are in the 5th month of the year.) Here's how you can enter:

1. Post a comment. Any comment. You decide. Tell us what you like to sew, or grow or paint, your hobby, or your creative talent!

2. If you have a blog, post your blog webpage address. We love viewing your blogs too!!

3. May 30th is Memorial Day - POST a Thank You, Tribute, Memorial, etc for our Military. My entry would say..... Thank you to my Grandfathers who both served in WWII to protect our country.

4. It's almost summer... time for vacations. Where is your DREAM vacation OR the Vacation Spot you have already visited that you love the most! Post a comment about it!

5. Last way to enter... What state do you live in? Tell us something about your state. State flower, bird, cool tourist attraction, etc.


You have until MIDNIGHT Eastern Standard Time on May 31 to enter. We will pick a winner on June 1st. Be sure and check back for entires, new blog addresses to visit, and the winner of course!!!

Something from Gooseberry Patch... SURPRISE!!!

4 Fat Quarters - From the awesome SEWING STUDIO that I went to in Maitland, FL (Orlando).  Patriotic Fat Quarters to honor our great country.  Donated by Quiltpecan

2 new craft patterns - look at the cool owl :-)

3 new purse patterns


100, all cotton, 4x4 inch quilt squares, donated by Sydneykatt  




125 comments:

  1. Hey you two, CONGratulations!!! On a blog well done :) I am drooling all over the puter and it is all your fault! LOL :) Awesome giveaway, will be back to post some more later.

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  2. I like to sew "stuff". :) Mostly quilts, but I have been having fun with bags too. Sweet that you have 100 posts!

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  3. Thanks for posting my button! I guess that means you have my blog address. :)

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  4. I am currently a transplant Texan, as opposed to a Texas transplant. Which means, as the bumper sticker says, I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could. My BIL is now in CA which makes him a Texas transplant.
    We have fabulous wildflowers all spring! LOVE IT!

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  5. I found you via Harriet Homemaker. And I like what I see. :) A little bit of everything, isn't that what we women are?

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  6. http://sew-what-t.blogspot.com/

    That's my blog. I REALLY need to do more with it.

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  7. I would like to say a HUGE thank you to the families of the military not just the military. These families deal constantly with their loved ones leaving to go into hostile situations and constantly have to say goodbye like it is the last time. It takes a special breed of person. I pray for them all.

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  8. My ideal vacation would probably be to Ireland. Or to New Zealand.

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  9. Great Giveaway! Thank you to my step-son, Aaron. On his second tour in Korea. First tour in Iraq, he received a Purple Heart. God bless our soldiers!! gougeonathome@charter.net (Allison)

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  10. Hmmm, what to post about Kentucky.

    Our state bird is the Cardinal.
    Our state flower is the Goldenrod.
    Our state tree is the Tulip Poplar.
    Our state butterfly is the Viceroy.
    Our state dance is clogging.

    We also have the birthplace memorials for BOTH Civil War Presidents. Abe Lincoln in South Central Kentucky and Jefferson Davis in South Western Kentucky. (Interesting fact here. Both used to have log cabins, however, they were both in disrepair. So they used the good timber from both to recreate Abe Lincoln's.) Hmmm, We have a local Civil War Reenactment every year. It's called the Battle of Sacramento. My cousin plays our ancestor in the battle. He was an officer in the war.

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  11. We bought a flag today to fly for memorial day. I have a cousin and a cousin-in-law and a brother-in-law that are or were in various branches of the military. Thanks guys! Also my husbands grandfather fought in WWII and did some amazing things to preserve freedom, so thanks to him too, though he is not with us here any longer.
    God Bless our troops, wherever they may be.

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  12. My dream vacation? Somewhere warm, but not hot or humid, with a beach and a pool and a cozy bed. And someone who does everything for me.

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  13. I like to sew quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. I blogged about your giveaway http://salliessampler.blogspot.com/2011/05/sew-hows-this-giveaway-celebrating-100.html

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  15. THANK YOU to all past and present military persons and their families!

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  16. I'd love to vacation in Alaska, Canada or Europe!

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  17. Texas - the state motto is "Friendship"

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  18. My dream vacation - a resort in Tucson AZ called Miraval - where am pampered and relaxed and eat delicious good for me food.

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  19. Thank you to my grandfather who served in the War with Mexico and WWI; my decorated uncles from WWII; uncles and cousins who served in Vietnam, the cousins who served through the various Gulf Wars, and those who have/are serving in the awful wars of the last 10 years. I proudly wear a poppy to remember.

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  20. North Florida - the Gulf coast seafood is safe and tastes good and there are no tar balls or messed up coastlines. Tourists should come and visit!

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  21. I am currently working on sewing quilts...it's my latest endeavor...however, I still like sewing handbags too! Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

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  22. You can find my blog here...
    amkreations.blogspot.com =)

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  23. I would like to thank our military, past-present-and future for the freedoms that I can enjoy with my family. My brother is active Army and I am always honored to see someone in uniform, because it makes me remember how much I appreciate all that they do for us! God bless the USA!

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  24. Last year we spent a week in Rehoboth, DE. It was such a beautiful time away as a family. We can't afford to do it again any time soon...but will start saving again and hopefully somewhere down the road we can get away again!

    The beach, the ocean, sunrises, sunsets...I loved it!

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  25. I included your giveaway in my blog today:
    http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2011/05/buzzzzzzzz.html

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  26. I'm from NY, the Empire State. We have an apple that was created at Cornell University, the Empire apple. It's a combination of two apple varieties...and I can't remember which two right now. Anyway...Autumn is amazing here! =)

    Thanks for a lovely giveaway! I actually have that sewing machine cover pattern...one of these days I need to use it! =)

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  27. My blog!

    www.scraps-a-plenty.blogspot.com

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  28. I am a scrap quilter favoring traditional designs

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  29. My favorite vacation spot is a lakeside cabin in Maine. I enjoy going every year that I can!

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  30. Hi, I live in Maine, big time tourist attraction state, and the tourists arrive this weekend, Memorial day w/e. They come for the ocean views and Mountain fresh air.

    I hope the weather remains balmy and no rain!

    Annie
    : )

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  31. Awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. I LOVE to quilt when I'm not enjoying time with my family. Hello summer fun!

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  32. Congrats on blog. You can check mine out at
    http://new2quilting.blogspot.com

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  33. Happy Memorial Day. I would like to thank my dad and uncle (WWII) and both of my grandfathers (WWI) for servicing our country and protecting it keep it free.

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  34. This summer we are planning our first ever FAMILY vacation. My husband's parents and siblings are going camping with us in Salt Fork in Ohio. Should be fun! Come on sun!

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  35. I am from Ohio. A popular landmark very near me is the Canton Football Hall of Fame. I've only been to the gift shop once and never toured the museum. But I have been to several football games and many many parades and events there. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  36. Congratulations on 100 posts! Great accomplishment :-)

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  37. I have a blog too, and I'd love for you to visit.

    http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com

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  38. I do appreciate the military who give of themselves for our country. My FIL was in WWII. I also commend the brave men and women who are currently serving in our military. Thank you for letting us say a word about this.

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  39. I think my dream vacation would be to travel to New Zealand. I've only been out of the country once (well twice if you count Canada), but NZ sounds like a great place to visit.

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  40. I live in the Sunshine State! Florida is a magnet for tourism, but where I live is mostly just a town where we live day to day. But you are a short drive to Disney, SeaWorld and the many beaches that line our shores.

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  41. Congratulations on 100 posts. What lovely things you've chosen to giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  42. Congrats! Isn't it so great to share your thoughts with others.

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  43. Congratulations!!
    I love to sew, cross-stitch, knit and crochet on my spare time :)
    Thanks,
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  44. Thanks to all the military and my dad, who served in the Korean War.
    Thanks,
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  45. My dream vacation is to spend a week in Hawaii!!
    Thanks :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  46. I live in Georgia and there are several museums here around Atlanta to visit :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  47. I love to sew bags! Never met a bag pattern I don't like! I also love quilting. I want to love garment sewing, but I am not proficient at it.

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  48. As my Memorial Day Tribute, I thank all the men and women who protect our land, our seas, and our air! My father and father-in-law were proud veterans! A friend's son is currently serving in the Navy, and I appreciate his service! He is a fine young man.

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  49. 100 posts is a lot. Congratulations!

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  50. my blog: http://cariboucrossingchronicles.blogspot.com

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  51. Memorial Day in Canada (you don't say this is only for the US) is in November. However I always remember my mother, aunt and uncle, who participated in WWII, my mother's first husband who was killed in that war, my husband's cousin who has had three tours in Afghanistan and the families of the brave Canadians who have died in Afghanistan.

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  52. My dream vacation this year is to go to Victoria, B.C. to visit my daughter who was supposed to be staying there for the summer. Last night she informed me that she is coming home instead. Hmmm.

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  53. I live in the Yukon Territory in Canada. Land of big lakes, mountains, forests and cold. The Yukon is bigger in size than the British Isles, and the population of the territory is about 35,000.

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  54. I'm fairly new to quilting, and thus far have only made quilts. I'm loving totes and bags, and would love to try one of them. I'm still suffering from confidence issues, but hopefully will get better at that before too long.

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  55. I have a blog, too, but it's fairly new (only 21 followers). I don't have a personal computer, so use a work-issued laptop which doesn't allow me to download photos. And I don't post on a regular basis. So to me, it's a boring blog. I'm struggling with it, but I'll get there one day. But - in order to get a second entry for your giveaway, I'm providing my blog info. You sneaky thing! :-)

    http://deborah-deborahstestblog.blogspot.com/

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  56. From 1975-2008, I worked for the Army as a civilian at Ft Gordon, GA. Then in 2001, I accepted a position (still as a civilian with the Army) and went to work in Heidleberg, Germany. Talk about feeling patriotic and proud!! Landstuhl Regional Medical Center is where they send the wounded warriors before they can be transferred to hospitals in the States. Landstuhl was about 1-1/2 hours from Heidelberg. Working with the military and visiting Landstuhl truly, truly, truly gave me such a fierce sense of pride for our military. Many of the wounded I saw were young enough to be my children, and it broke my heart to see them in the hospital. But they were so proud to represent our country. And I'm so proud I met them. I was blessed.

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  57. My dream vacation would be to go back to my beloved Europe (see previous post). From the day I first landed in Germany, I felt like I "belonged". I miss Germany so much and would love to go back and visit. For a long visit.

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  58. I'm from the Georgia. Atlanta (where I live) is the capitol of Georgia. Our state nickname: "The Peach State". The state song: Georgia on My Mind. Places to visit: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Underground Atlanta, Zoo Atlanta, Stone Mountain.

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  59. I love to hand quilt. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

    Theresa W

    foleywestrup(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  60. So nice to meet ya'll...looking forward to visiting...

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  61. I live in Texas....need I say more?????

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  62. Dream Vacation is not where I am, it is who I am with...would love to see my entire family at once....all the grandkids would meet, also my children would be able to visit together!

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  63. I bow my head in tribute to all who went before and all who are now....

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  64. My blog address.....welcome....

    http://onemorequilt.blogspot.com/

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  65. I took my granddaughter on a tour of our yard this morning. We have Iris in bloom and some daisies are starting to blossom. Peas are coming up and the broccoli looks like it's survived the snow.

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  66. This winter we went to Hawaii and visited Pearl Harbor. While we were at the Arizona Memorial a navy ship passed by. As a tribute all the crew members line the decks and salute until their ship has passed. It was incredibly moving. My father and father-in-law served in World War II. I have a nephew who will be leaving for his 2nd tour of duty to Afghanistan shortly. I am grateful to all those who have served to keep this country free.

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  67. I love finding new to me blogs.

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  68. Thanks to all who have served to keep us free.

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  69. Dream vacation would be to go to Spain.

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  70. Tennessee, we are the Volunteer State:)

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  71. 100 posts...congrats, thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  72. Here's my blog address
    http://lesliesitchintobestitchin.blogspot.com/

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  73. It's good to have a day that let's us focus on those that keep us free and safe. My dad fought in WW11 for Canada. Wish he was still here with us.

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  74. Love Grand Cayman. My uncle lives there and we go to visit...it's like paradise

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  75. I live in Ontario, which borders NY...we are right near Niagara Falls, which is fabulous to see up close

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  76. I am a scrap quilter and love to donate quilts to various charities - the bags would make great gifts for this Christmas at Sr. Center.

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  77. My dream vacation would be a 2 week trip to Hawaii - oh heck, a month.

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  78. I'm from New York - state flower is the rose and state bird is the robin.

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  79. Hello,
    This time of year I like to work in my gardens.

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  80. For Memorial Day I would like to thank all of our veterans for their service to our country and to my son who is in the military now-he did one tour to Iraq. I would especially like to remember those who gave their all for our freedoms.

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  81. My dream vacation would be either Greece or Hawaii.

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  82. I live in PA, between the Amish in Lancaster and the Civil War historical area of Gettysburg.

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  83. Congrats on the 100 posts -- I was amazed when I hit 100 too. I am a new follower. I love to sew and quilt.

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  84. Yes I blog and I love reading blogs too!

    http://marciascraftysewing.blogspot.com/

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  85. Thank you to my father and uncles for serving so my husband and my children didn't have to serve.

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  86. We camp along the Mississippi River in southwestern Wisconsin. My husband fishes and I sew. I love weekends in the summer! We vacation on the weekends!

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  87. I am from Wisconsin and my favorite flower is our state flower the wood violet.

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  88. Congrats on your 100th post! What a milestone!

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  89. Oddly enough, my favorite vacation spot for holiday weekends, is whereever the family wants to gather -- always at someone's house!

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  90. My Memorial Day tribute is a thank you to all of our brave men who served in Vietnam.

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  91. I live in Florida! In all honesty, we are the 4th worst state for job hunting. We have no state income tax, so we are actually dumb enough to try to run a state without making a provision for income! Thus we also have a mediocre school system -- yes I am horrified.

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  92. I like playing the violin!

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  93. My blog. http://glenysleeng.blogspot.com

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  94. I would like to go to the hills. Fresh air and greenery is what I like most about them.

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  95. Check out my blog at http://www.rocknquilts.blogspot.com

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  96. It's really cool to be you're 100th comment for your 100th post!!!

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  97. I would love to travel back to Europe again this summer, but it will have to wait for 2013. I believe that Switzerland is the most beautiful place on the continent that I've seen so far....

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  98. On Memorial Day, I would like to remember all my relatives, but especially my grandfather who inspired me in sew many ways...quilting, teaching, becoming a musician...he lives on in my heart!

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  99. I have now blogged about your giveaway at:
    http://muchashilachas.blogspot.com/2011/05/dear-jane-saga-continues.html

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  100. I'm just learning to sew. I've made some simple things. I can crochet simple things and I've come to see the iron as a great tool. Who knew? Thanks for the giveaway!

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  101. My blog is http://dayofgracew.blogspot.com/
    It's also a hodge podge, though I've been better about updating it lately.

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  102. My dream vacation is to Schlitterbahn in Galveston. It's close and we always have a good time. I know - not that exciting, but we're simple folks ;)

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  103. And last entry - I live in Texas. It's an awesome state. Miserably hot during the summer, but really, I can't imagine living anywhere else. Galveston is great, Austin is great, Houston has great things. State bird is the mockingbird, state flower is the beautiful bluebonnet.

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  104. Your giveaway is lovely and generous; quilters and stitchers of all kinds are always kind, aren't they? Quilting is my all-time hobby, though I'd love to also get into embroidery. I'm a hand quilter, but someday must work on some simple machine quilting.
    Thanks!

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  105. I am so moved and proud of everyone who has served and is serving now in the military. We need to remember them this week and all year long.
    Thanks very much.

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  106. My dream vacation: That would be to go to England and Ireland. But I'd also like to see more of the US, because I've never traveled a great deal. Our country has so much to offer.
    Thanks for your giveaway.

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  107. I live in the Nutmeg State, Connecticut, in the northwest corner where it is country, with hills and valleys. My small city was greatly populated by immigrants in the 1800s and early 1900s; they came to work in the manufacturing plants. It's a comfortable place to live, away from the "big" highways and interstates.
    Thanks!

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  108. I posted your giveaway on my blog.

    http://tinyurl.com/3dqylsq

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  109. My DREam vacation would be to go to New Zealand and visit for 4 whole weeks!! Some day I WIll :)

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  110. I love to sew lap quilts mostly, and my hobby is traveling/photography/scrapbooking.

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  111. My blog is Mountain Musings located at:
    http://girottifamily.typepad.com. We just celebrated 1600 posts! Congratulations on your 100th post giveaway....keep at it and they'll keep acummulating!

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  112. Thank you to all who have served their country! We don't have any military in our family.

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  113. Last summer for our 30th anniversary we visited PEI--it definitely was a dream come true!

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  114. My state is Virginia--home of the most presidents! I lived in Colonial Williamsburg for almost 10 years...beautiful, and it was so fun to take our guests down to Duke of Gloucester street and buy cookies at the colonial bakery. Now we live in the Shenandoah Valley and we have beautiful mountain views.

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  115. Hi,
    Thank you for all who serve,give and have given for my freedom and yours!!
    Granny Trace
    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  116. I LOVE TO SEW!! Especially with Wool.
    And grow lots of tomatoes.From seed.
    Hugs
    Granny Trace
    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  117. I'm learning to crochet but mostly I enjoy sewing!

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  118. Two of my uncles served in WW2 and my great uncle Jack served in the Boer war - I have his medal.
    Thank you

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  119. We go on holiday to Ireland every year and we're off again in July - fingers crossed for good weather!!

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  120. I'm from Gloucestershire in the UK

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  121. My grandfather,uncle,and son have all served or are serving.
    visit my blog for my tribute.

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