Thursday, December 8, 2011

Who loves a Giveaway?!?

Blog Hop Party with Give-AwaysToday I am joining with over 200 other quilting bloggers in a GIANT Blog PARTY! This Party is being thrown by QuiltingGallery.Com. I don't know about you but I am going to hop all over blogland to try to win prizes!

Lets get this party started!!!



Have you had a chance these past few months to check out The Fat Quarter Shops Designer Select FQ Club Kit? I hope so, I know I enjoy these FQ kits. By being in this club I make sure I get a bit of some of the best new fabric lines right when they come out. I have to be honest, at first I wasn't sure that I would use every kit, but I love them all! One reason is that they are so different, and it keeps my quilts all looking different.

The past few months the kits have included fabric from Bunny Hill Designs, Blackbird Designs, Fig Tree, and Pam Kitty Morning.





The upcoming kits are just as wonderful and include Sandy Gervais, Parson Gray, Jenn Ski and Lily Ashbury and that's just the first few months of 2012.

And to celebrate the end of 2011 The Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a $50 gift certificate!!! I might also have some other goodies to give away from some of the designers, you'll just have to check back next week to see.


So how do you win this awesome prize?

Note - you must be a follower of Craizee Corners but you do not get an entry for it, it's just a prerequisite.
For your first entry tell me something that you have planned for next year that you are excited about.

There will be 1 more way to enter, but you will have to wait till this weekend to get that entry. Here's the link for the second way.

That's all, as usual no jumping thru hoops...just 2 simple ways to enter.
Comments close at midnight on Dec 17th CST.
The winner will be chosen on Dec 18th by Mr. Random.

Good luck and Happy Holidays!



210 comments:

  1. =) Im having a baby. And Im getting excited!!!

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  2. A trip to Sisters, Oregon for the Sister's Annual Outdoor Quilt Show. It is sooo awesome!! Can hardly wait until July!!

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  3. We're planning a lot of travel next year! Probably a couple of short/nearby trips to visit friends, a longer visit to family and an even longer visit to the UK!

    Of course, there's also my planning to buy a lot more fabric.....this GC would be a lot of fun! Thanks for a terrific giveaway!

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  4. My hubs & I have a big birthday this year and have several activities planned to celebrate!

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  5. Oh my gosh. I can't think of anything out of the ordinary that's going on in 2012 that I'm overly excited about. Dd will be in kindergarten in fall which means no more stopping in middle of day to go pick her up.

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  6. I have an applique dragon quilt planned!

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  7. Yikes....I too have nothing really planned for next year. I'm hoping to go to Disney but not sure. I'd love to make some more beautiful quilts! I'd love to win tho!

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  8. I'm excited about starting my own embroidery patterns. It's something I've really gotten into!

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  9. I'm running my first marathon next year. I'm so excited, I've been counting down until registration- 22 days! Then 9.5 months of training, then hopefully less than 4.5 hours of running and I'll heave kicked off my goal of 50 marathons before I turn 50. I think that's a good way to commit to being fit for life! Happy Friday, and thanks for the chance to win!

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  10. We have a big house reno to do next year! and I get to make quilts for it :-)

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  11. I am going to be participating in the FMQ QAL at SewCalGal. It is time to learn how to do FMQ properly!

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  12. I plan to finally execute the whole cloth quilt I have been plotting for the last two years!

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  13. 10 year anniversary trip to Disney World!! And I got a new sewing machine for Christmas, so I am excited to get some projects finished!

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  14. I plan to learn how to use my longarm machine this year. I'm excited about finally learning it and hopefully getting more larger quilts done.

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  15. This coming year 2012 I am hoping to finish 5 large UFO's that have been bugging me. In 2011 I finished 3 so now I will bump it up to 5!

    Have a "pieceful"2012 Sharon, thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. I am planning a trip to see my bestie and go home for the first time in two years! I am very excited! :) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  17. Next year I hope to finish lots of charity quilts -- I have the quilt blocks, and the batting, just need to pick out the backing fabrics and put them together!

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  18. I actually have planned to start quilting next year, so I am pretty excited about it :)

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  19. My daughter and I are going to see taylor swift in concert here in New Zealand. Tickets bought accomodation booked...only have to decide whether to fly or drive the 6 hrs to get there. Duaghter might have a trampoline competition up in Auckland yet so have to wait

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  20. I have a quilting retreat in Sweden planned for one week in th summer that I'm already super excited about, the last few years have been a blast and I can't wait to go this year either =)

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  21. I plan to do a 1930's quilt.I collected some fabric for the quilt this year but still need to buy some more. EEeks! I'm excited!! Thanks for chance to win such a awesome prize!!!!

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  22. I'm looking forward to learning how to free motion quilt with SewCalGal's FMQ Challenge!

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  23. I have a new grandbaby coming in April and I'm so hoping it'll be a girl! Once the holidays are over, it's time to thread the machine for some baby stuff yeah!

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  24. My sister will be having her baby next year and i'm so excited about it!
    Thanks for the chance :D

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  25. I am going to design a new quilt for my best friend with fabrics she has picked out, this should be a lot of fun! Great giveaway!

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  26. A slew of great prizes is
    "All I want for Christmas"

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  27. I'm a new follower and hmm what do I have planned for next year?? well MORE quilting!! I want to design quilts and I'm slowly getting pattern testers so that's one step.... I have lots of quilts planned for different things too

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  28. Love this give away! I am a follwer now. What am I exhited about for next year to happen? I think my youngest child is leaving home too next year, to live on her own....no more kids in the house, that will be empty..... but I know (for our two son are gone already) that you get used to it soon and it is party when they come home again!
    I am busy blog hopping already and I am a participant as well! So much fun! Kind greetings from the Netherlands!

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  29. Hmmm, I'm pretty excited about this new quilt I'm making next year!

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  30. I am off to the International Quilt Show in Ireland next year and am excited about it.

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  31. I'm excited on the Tokyo quilt festival on January. I posted a mini quilt for that show.

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  32. A high school I went to in Japan is having an all year reunion next year and I am really excited about going!

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  33. I plan to plant a garden at our new house and I am so excited!!

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  34. I'm excited for a ski trip we have planned next month! Thanks for the chance!

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  35. Hubby and I will be off to Vegas next summer for a business convention... but its a trip away from home and I can go fabric shopping while he's in meetings. Thanks for a chance to win this awesome giveaway! :)

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  36. I a, planning a visit west to visit my son and our grandchildren in 2012, I am a new follower . Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway.

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  37. To open another shop on Etsy, this time with kids' stuff. Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  38. I'm having my 4th baby and 2nd daughter in 2 months.

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  39. Newest member via google connect.

    I am really looking forward to an applique BoM that starts Jan.

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  40. I'm hoping to finish a lot of my PHD's ( that's projects half done) LOL, and hope also to have a long awaited holiday with my hubby. :)

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  41. Sha,
    I have been a follower for awhile- I am not sure what the new year will bring- perhaps travel to the east coast, perhaps a wedding or more quilting or just a great year of fun creating.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  42. I am going to see my cousin who I haven't seen in more than 40 years! She has lots of family heirlooms to show my sister and I.

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  43. We're going to Ireland - we were supposed to be going this year but had to cancel because of my husband's illness so we're all really looking forward to it!

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  44. I am supposed to be getting a landscaper to help me re do my landscaping next year

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  45. A trip to the east coast to see my son DIL and grands

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  46. i'm planning opening an etsy shop!

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  47. Been waiting 8 years for grand baby due in April.

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  48. I am now a follower. I am planning a big new garden next year and I am really excited.

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  49. After 21 years I'm off the School Board in January. I went off my local board last January but had this year to serve at the State level. I did more quilting and time in my sewing room last year and loved every minute. I'm excited to do it even more.

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  50. I am a new follower. I'm looking forward to finishing the rail fence quilt I started before our move to a new state, and putting in the garden so I can have homegrown tomatoes again!

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  51. For the upcoming year I would love to get an embroidery machine.

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  52. Guess I'm excited my DH and I still have some time left on this earth....grin.

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  53. My niece is getting married, destination wedding at the beach in Florida -- should be a really fun trip.

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  54. I am planning to retire this year and then I will have time to finish some quilts and start new ones. Plus I am going to take up photography. Yeah.

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  55. Seeing my oldest daughter that I've not seen since April.

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  56. I'm following on GFC, but having icon issues, it will either be crayons or a boot :-)

    Let's see next year we are going to try for our 2nd ever family vacation, but it depends on hubby's health.

    Thanks!

    kelly (at) mysimplewalk (dot) com

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  57. I'm excited to make quilts for my two daughters. I'm also really looking forward to going, for the very first time, to the 2012 Sewing & Stitchery Expo at the Puyallup Fair in WA. I think it'll be like going to heaven :)

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  58. I going to make a Bottled Rainbows quilt!

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  59. I am hosting a small quilting retreat right here in my home in June and I cannot wait!!

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  60. I don't have a lot pre-planned for 2012. We do have some renovations we want to do, but it all depends on funds. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!!

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  61. Excited about making a quilt using a new pattern. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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  62. I'm a new follower. I'm not sure about next year. I'm in college finishing up some prerequisites so I can enroll in a nursing program. Just need two more classes! Thank you for a great giveaway.

    missmoozie/at/gmail/dot/com

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  63. I am going to join a quilt group this coming spring. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Holiday to You and Yours.

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  64. Let's see. I am excited about leading a new pilot program in my school district. I think it is going to be a lot of fun to work with a group of teachers on integrating technology into the classroom.

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  65. I'm a follower - as for next year, I don't have anything planned, after this year planning two vacations and a charity quilt auction in the last six months. I'm on a planning hiaitus!

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  66. Hi Sha.. Wow, great question. I'm going to say I'm looking forward to when my son will return from being deployed in Afghanistan. He is in the Marine Corp and will be leaving in April next year. We are not sure how long he'll be gone but hopefully he'll be home before the end of next year. So I'm looking forward to him getting home before he leaves. hehe. I'm also looking forward to finishing up some WIPs. This year "Life" was in the way too many times!!

    Thanks Sha for a great giveaway and a chance to win. I'd Love to get one of the Designer Bundles.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. We are headed to Hawaii in Jan! Hopefully we will be buying a house in the beginning of the year and finally paying off the car at the end of the year ;)

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  68. I'm excited about all the quilting projects I have planned for the new year! :)

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  69. My daughter is sitting her baccalaureate and we'll be biting our finger nails down to the quick during June. I'm also looking forward to January when I'll be reading all the quilting books I got for Christmas!

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  70. I'm going on a road trip with my family to Wellington, a city that I just adore. The kids have never been there, so we decided today to head off there for a week in April. There's so much to see and do there.

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  71. We have 2 weddings next year (our twin girls) 8 weeks apart - so exciting. Thanks for the chance, Dianne

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  72. Looking forward to...in January having my kitchen cabinets re-done and in May celebrating our son's college graduation. Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

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  73. Hubby has just retired recently and was given a "cruise voucher" so we'll be planning one in the new year - would like to go to Scandinavia or Baltic area! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  74. I'm a new follower as WeimerMom. I'm looking forward to the Sketchbook Challenge, SewCalGal's Free-Motion Quilt Challenge, and doing more designing. Thanks for a great giveaway! Kd of www.KdQuilts.com

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  75. We are looking forward to adding two more grandbabies to our family in the new year.

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  76. Looking forward to a family vacation to visit my brother who recently moved to Las Vegas :) Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  77. Looking forward to seeing my new grand baby in Florida! and.... lots of quilting time!

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  78. We're planning to go to Garner (State Park) in early June! And, it's going to be a reunion of a sorts! I'm SO looking forward to it! :-)

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  79. We had to have a stay-cation last year so we're planning a get away vacation for 2012.

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  80. Oh, there is a quilt along over at insights from sew co gal and it is all about FMQ!! I am new sew I think this will be a great learning tool!! I CAN NOT WAIT!!!!

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  81. What a wonderful giveaway Sharon. Yumm.

    My plans for the coming year are to continue to work on improving my free-motion quilting skills, but I also want to start working on becoming a more precise piecer. Definitely want to take a precision quilting class.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  82. Wonderful giveaway. Love that blackbird collection. Next year I plan on First finisheing up all my UFO's. I'm almost there. : ) Then most of all, starting new projects which include once again, going out of my comfort zone. I learned so much this year by doing more challenging things. Thanks for the opportunity to enter. I am a follower.

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  83. Next year, I'm hope to take a flat pattern drafting class.

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  84. I have a retreat planned with a friend and I plan to improve my FMQ skills. My husband and I will also be going to spend some time in a quiet spot in the mountains.

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  85. Fantastic giveaway Sharon!
    My plans for 2012 are too work on my free-motion quilting skills where I have signed up at Sew Cal Gals Blog for starters.

    What are your plans? Have a wonderful holiday, Kim C

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  86. I'm excited that my daughter will be getting old enough to bake and craft with me next year!

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  87. I'm moving back where I grew up!!! SO excited!!!

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  88. I'm getting married on 10/7/12!!!

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  89. It's so fun to read what others are planning for 2012. I am determined to learn to knit socks. I'm forming a small knitting group to support each other in the process. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

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  90. I've signed up to go to 2 different retreats next year and I'm looking forward to both of them.

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  91. What a very fun giveaway Sharon. My hope is to finish up my numerous UFO's. We moved last year and I discovered many of them hiding in plastic containers. Thanks for your fabulous giveaway. I am a new follower.

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  92. I'll get married to my wonderful partner on our fifth anniversary of officially dating! :D

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  93. I'm hoping to enjoy more fun time with my grandson, maybe learn I have a new grandbaby on the way...(wishing) and working on Christmas things all through the year. This is a great giveaway!!

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  94. I am a new follower, Thanks for the chance to win and Merry Christmas

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  95. ho-ho! at my age, i just plan on being around during the year, doing what i can, enjoying what i do!

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  96. Going to Hawaii in March for our anniversary

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  97. I will have a bill that will be paid in full next year and that will give me an extra #3745.00 more to live on and to enjoy life more. What an awesome gift to receive - $50.00 gift certificte. I see more fabric and patterns in my life. Thank you and Merry Christmas.


    Sandi T.
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  98. I hope to move from KY to WI. I also want to get back into quilting full time, designing more patterns. Plus I want to start using my loom.

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  99. 2012 is the year of Finishes for me. I am hosting a Finish A Long on my blog and am very excited about it.

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  100. My husband and I are planning a trip to Disneyworld with our son. We are very excited!

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  101. I'm hoping to try out free motion quilting for the first time. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  102. Am following. I want to do more mixed media work next year.

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  103. OUR OLDEST GRANDDAUGHTER IS BEING MARRIED! A NEW WEDDING QUILT MAY BE COMING UP! THANKS FOR SHARING SUCH A NICE+GENEROUS GIVEAWAY!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS ♥

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  104. First Sharon, thank you for participating with all of us other bloggers through the Quilting Gallery, fun isn't it?
    I am a follower, and as I said a fellow blogger as well. I plan to do next year what it was I did this year, 2 months in Holland with my best friend and quilting buddie. I have my sewing corner set up over there and all I need to do is get there, LOL! I am saving again and August 2012 cannot come soon enough.

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  105. I love this giveaway! And, I follow your blog. This year I would like to attempt FMQ on my domestic machine, and applique, for the first time. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  106. I've just heard about the Fat Quarterly Community Retreat in London, UK next June. I am hoping I can get there, it would be so exciting!
    I've not been able to keep up with all my blogs lately - hope you're feeling better Sha :)

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  107. My husband and I will be visiting Italy. It's not very well planned yet, but Rome is definitely on the itinerary.

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  108. I'm planning on doing my first quilt-a-long... the 366 mini houses one...

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  109. I plan on making a quilt for my own bed!

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  110. We are expecting our first grandson, due Dec 26th. So we are excited about spending time loving and cuddling him! Thanks for the giveaway chance!
    Linda
    http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com/

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  111. My family and I are going on a "Family Reunion Cruise" to meet up with my husbands side of the family from Lima, Peru. I'm soooo excited because I've never been on a cruise!

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  112. I am planning on finishing 2 UFO thimbleberries BOM House and Garden & 3's company

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  113. My plan for next year to is do "A Year of Schnibbles" with a couple of the bloggers I like. What a great giveaway you are having, and so glad you are still blogging. For some reason your updates were not showing up in my Reader!

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  114. I heading to Germany next year for about a month to visit our son and his family. He's in the Army and stationed there. I've never been to Europe, so I'm really looking forwar to it. Quilting-wise I'm planning on making quilts for all the grands since they've all moved to big girl/boy beds.

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  115. I'm planning on being a full time stay at home mom and not work 60 hour weeks during tax season. I am so excited!

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  116. new follower, also from Texas. I plan on a visit to the hill country this spring for some much needed stress relief.

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  117. My husband and I are talking about taking a cruise! Usually our vacations are spent doing home renovation projects, so this would be a relaxing change.

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  118. New follower, just right now ...
    This give away is a wonderful opportunity to discover new places. Thanks to Michelle.
    Happy to enter your give away

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  119. Thanks for the giveaway, Sharon. I am a follower -- boy did you have a TON of posts today! I am looking forward to showing off some of my casual quilts this summer during our family camping outing. My husband's WHOLE family goes. It will be fun whichever Ohio campground they choose.

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  120. I'm hoping to do a free motion quilting class!

    Thanks for the giveaway. I'm a follower :)

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  121. I am doing a quilt series on Under Indiana skies for 2012
    Mary Ann Van Soest
    mavs@netnitco.net

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  122. i'm hoping to get all of my completed quilt tops quilted! shocking, i know.

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  123. My son will graduate from college in May, and I am so proud of him. It's an exciting milestone. He already has an amazing job waiting for him, too. :-)

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  124. I am looking forward to entering my first quilt show put on by our local guild at the end of January. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!!

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  125. I am looking forward to training for a big big bike ride next summer, and I have a great group of ladies to train with! this may cut into my quilting time however...

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  126. Plan for a holiday trip to Taiwan :)

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  127. We have planned to renovate our kitchen.

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  128. 2012 brings lots of exciting new ideas! I lead a group of senior citizens once a month and some have never sewn before. We have been working on basics for 4 months now. In January we will start a quilt that we will add to each month. I can't wait for us to get started.

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  129. In 2012, I will be organizing and volunteering at our local Boys & Girls Club, teaching them to sew and quilt. I have been gathering donated fabrics and sewing machines to make this happen. We have no funds and no budget, so we have to rely on donated items. Wish us luck and your blog is awesome.

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  130. My 3rd venture in 2012 is to teach a group of homeschooled kiddos how to sew. My doctor asked me to help with this project and I am delighted that we can teach them a skill that could open the doors to so many possibilities. We're working on setting this up, all kiddos are getting acquainted with sewing machines, so we can start sewing in January. I taught sewing and cooking to 4H kids for 10 years and it was such a reward when their projects when finished. All of us were happy! Reading lots of tutorials for great ideas.

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  131. In 2012 I plan to finish up a bunch of projects and start some new ones. Thanks so much for the chance to win. I am a new follower

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  132. I don't have anything too big planned, but I am going to try and make quilts for both of my boys' big boy beds... I have until May to make 2 twin sized quilts.. yikes!

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  133. I'm planning on finishing some house renovations that have been "in limbo" for far too long. Creatively, I'm planning on making use of my entire garden bed and making a list of quilting techniques to try once a month.

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  134. I'm planning to learn how to machine quilt better- my attempts so far have been pretty blah.

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  135. I am visiting Barrow Alaska again, and taking my quilting sista with me to experience it. Nothing beats standing on the furthest northern most point of North America and seeing those polar bears up close and personal. It's a rather humbling experience and truly back to nature!

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  136. I have new followers. I collect materials from around the world. Thank you for the game. Greetings from Hungary.

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  137. I hope to change my job. I dream to quit it forever, but I couldn't. hugs

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  138. My family is going to vacation in Rome this spring. It is my second time in that city but first time I was only 10 years old.

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  139. we are taking our Autistic son to Alaska....we took a cruise in 2010 and promised to take him with us the next time we wen

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  140. We are planing a couple of trips win friends. Looking forward to that and for sure will be quilting through out the new year:)

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  141. going to see my son and grand children in PA

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  142. I am excited about getting my Etsy Shop up and running and collaborating with my sponsors on what will be happening in 2012. Also very excited for market in KC in 2012

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  143. I'm a brand new quilter and I'm going to sew my 3rd quilt (ever!) in January with a different pattern than the other two I did.
    Thank you for your generosity.
    rhaubejoi@yahoo.com

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  144. I've set 2012 as the year I will learn to FMQ- there's two quilt-a-longs set to start in January to learn all the necessary skills.

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  145. Machine quilting hands on classes at Road to California. Woo hoo, I can't wait for January.

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  146. My hubby and I are hoping to go to England and see Oxford where his brother went to school in the 1950's. Sure would love to win some PKM! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  147. I can't wait to do my uni course... sounds weird I know, but it's 3 whole days of adult conversation and company while hubby looks after the kids!!

    contactATblossomheartblog.com

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  149. This coming year I want to make a quilt for each of my 5 grandchildren. I love the FQS and would absolutely love to win $50 gift certificate. Thanks.

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  150. new gfc follower: nicolesender
    this coming year my husband & I are remodeling our basement to make a craft room. I can hardly wait!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  151. I received a Santa Secret gift in the mail just yesterday. It is a paper piecing pattern for Jinny Beyer's Mariner' Star. The quilt is gorgeous! Well that in one of many things I am excited about this year. I am also looking forward to our annual trip to our favorite spot at Carolina Beach this summer.

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  152. I am retiring next year and I am so excited that I will have more time to spend quilting and with my two new grandies.

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  153. Going to Colorado for granddaughter's graduation. Thanks for this opportunity. New follower. Judy C

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  154. Next year I plan to finish my Swoon quilt!
    Terrific giveaway! Thanks for sharing.

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  155. We're planning for a new grandson in Jan, very excited!!

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  156. My most exciting plan for next year is to get a new horse and go camping with my friends!

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  157. We're planning to add on some space to our house, which means I'll have a dedicated sewing area. Yea! I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  158. We are planning on a family trip for the whole family which is harder to do now that the kids are all on their own.

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  159. We moved into a new home last year, and during the coming year, I look forward to landscaping our new yard . I love working in the dirt--- planting trees, shrubs and flowers--- designing the layout, etc! Excited and ready for some warm weather again! :-)
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

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  160. I'm going to learn to paper piece..

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  161. I have been cleaning my storage area and going through my stash. I've got a pile of UFOs and I'm going to finish my projects.

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  162. I'm going to finish lots of UFO's!!!

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  163. I have an "adopted" grandchild coming next year and I am so excited...can't wait to make baby quilts, stockings, decorations, clothes...everything. I also bought a beautiful quilt kit in Houston that is a combination of embroidery and piecing that I want to concentrate...this one will be mine when I finish with it and probably take me the whole year. Thanks for being so generous. Have a Merry Christmas.

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  164. I'm excited to sew my fierst ever quilt for y daughters big girl bed. Have the sophie charm - now I just need to get white charm packs1

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  165. The boyfriend and I have discovered just how much we like to travel together so are planning at least a couple of trips together. Houston? and Seattle? I'm thinking I'd like to go somewhere overseas too.

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  166. A trip to Snoqualmie Falls next year with the grandchildren. It will be filled with camping and fun!
    compassionate quilter at rocket mail dot com

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  167. I have recently cut way back at work and am looking forward to my first step into retirement.

    So my biggest plans are to sleep more every night and go to the gym at least 5 times a week

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  168. Next February I've signed up to start the Rainbow Dear Jane BOM. I'm really excited to see if I'll have enough patience and time to get all the blocks that are scheduled each month.

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  169. Planning our summer vacation to the East Coast of Canada. It will be a fun trip with lots to see.

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  170. I'm taking my math competition kids to Boston next summer! I'm really excited because I've never been there!

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  171. I plan to get in shape in 2012. In fact, rather than wait, I joined a gym yesterday. Super giveaway, thanks!

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  172. I am a new follower. Thank you for this opportunity for the gift certificate! Very generous of you.
    I am excited to finally get my sewing room to myself; sharing with my daughter too. It has been the catch-all overflow room every time my builder/ husband has decided to remodel our house in the last 15 years. We have put on a 2nd floor, moved walls, added stairs, replaced whole outside walls from sliding glass doors to windows, etc. It's finally done, & no more furniture & boxes piled in my way. Hooray!

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  173. I'm now following you! :) I am joining a UFO club and looking forward to finishing up some UFO's!!!! ;)

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  174. I'm exited or rather scared or both of quilting my first big quilt ... I only ever did small stuff..

    Thanks for the chance!

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  175. On the quilting front, I'm planning to do more handwork, in the coming year. So far I'm strictly a petal to the metal girl. ;-> Merry! Merry!

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  176. I'm a follower!

    Excitement in the new year? I am going to start a Master's program, I don't know if that's very exciting, but it will be VERY time consuming!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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  177. First, I'm going to make at least 6 large quilts and second, I'm going to learn to quilt them on my newer longarm that my sister gave to me. I'm excited and looking forward to this.

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  178. I'm going to try finish 4 UFO this year.
    Thank you for the great giveaway

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  179. I plan on sending out a bunch of quilt tops to be quilted so they are no longer just sitting folded in a pile--and I'm splurging to pay for binding service too!

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  180. I've just found out that my friends at my workplace are going to start a craft group! I am so looking forward to share my craft with them!

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  181. My hubby will be turning 60 yrs so I guess I will be planning a party for him.

    lsandes@comcast.net

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  182. Our oldest daughter is getting married in Maui next September. We are so excited. I'm a follower.

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  183. Hi Sha, In the quilting vein, it is my first major sized quilt.. It feel a bit like drowning even now but it has been incubating for long enough and it's time to peel this egg back and see what comes out!

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  184. I plan to make some dolls next year. I have been away from dollmaking and just now coming back to it is very energizing.

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  185. I'm excited about the new year because my son, who has had dependency problems for a long time, is in a half-way house, has a good job, is going to AA, and seems to be finally finding a way to deal with his addiction in a positive way. The new year is looking good for him, and for me too.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net
    http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com

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  186. I'm a follower-thanks for a chance to win.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net
    http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com

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  187. I am a follower. Thank you for the giveaway. I am hoping to do more quilts in the new year.

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  188. I am looking forward to moving forward with a crafting business next year! thanks for a great giveaway

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  189. i am excited about being with my sister in the new year. She is coming home from being deployed in South Korea, because she is in the army. After being gone for a year, it will be great to see her in person, and laugh with her. lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

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  190. Your designer focuses have been so wonderful, Sha—a great addition to my reader.

    I am very excited to head 'home' to MO for my youngest sister’s high school graduation in May (and to find out where she decided to go to college… she is still waffling). But of course, I look forward to so many other things as well, like continuing to quilt, learning new things, maybe even having my unlucky streak change.

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  191. Ok ok ok I'll enter ;)

    I am not only excited but totally thrilled for Sewing Summit this year :D

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  192. I'm not one for making plans in advance. I think the only thing that I'm planning is the in(RL) retreat.

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  193. I took the quiz. I didn't know where to find the answers...but I haven't had my coffee yet either.

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  194. potty training with my son and getting him out of diapers! yay!

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  195. B D C A D
    i think i may have failed...

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  196. Looking forward to the birth of our son next year!!!

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  197. I'm looking forward to finishing off a lot of some days, I'm trying to make that day sooner then later!

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  198. I'm excited about getting out to my sewing room and getting it sorted out. It was supposed to happen this year, but between my knee surgery and the rickety old stairs, and four kids to take care of, I didn't manage to pull it off.

    Still got the kids and the stairs, but I'm hoping at least my knee will cooperate!

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