"...for we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Friday, November 6, 2009

My First "Blogiversary" And A Giveaway!

One year ago today I started my quilt blog! I started it for a couple reasons: to meet other quilting bloggers, and to give myself a place to show off my projects. I have met so many amazingly wonderful people through this blog- I am inspired each and every day by the blogs I read, and I am so thankful for all my creative bloggy friends!

To show how much I love you all, I'm doing a giveaway!!!
Isn't this just the cutest thing? It's a pincushion/thread catcher that was designed by Nan, a woman who works at Tammy Tadd Designs. If you have the fall 2009 Quilt Sampler magazine, look on page 6- they featured it along with several other cute pincushion patterns!!
I made this one with "Flutterby" fabrics by Tula Pink for Moda. The pincushion has waterproof sterile sand in it.

Also for the giveaway, charm packs and "Taddles"! There are charm packs from "Birdie", "Love U" and "Wonderland", all from Moda. The box contains 13 "Taddles" of "Be Merry" by Riley Blake- "Taddles" are 11" squares that they cut and sell down at Tammy Tadd Designs.

One person gets all this!!
How to enter:

Leave me a comment! Tell me where you're from! Wish me a happy blogiversary :) That gets you one entry into the giveaway.

Become a follower! Leave me a separate comment that you've become a follower, and that gets you another entry! If you are already a follower, leave that in a separate comment so you get a second entry too.

Blog about my blog/giveaway! Leave another (separate) comment that you've done this, and you get a third entry :)

I'll be picking from the total number of comments, so be sure to leave separate comments about following and blogging to get your extra entries!

I will pick a winner on Wednesday, November 11 at 12pm (noon) Central Standard Time (US).

I am really looking forward to another year with all my bloggy friends!!
11/13/09 Edit: The prize was awarded on 11/11/09- thank you so much for stopping by my blog!!

192 comments:

  1. It's been fun chatting with a fellow Chicago-land quilter! Have a great time this weekend, and congrats on one year!

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  2. Happy Blogaversary! I enjoy reading your posts!

    Diane

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  3. happy first anniversary..... love your giveaway!

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  4. congratulations on your anniversary!

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  5. Congrats on reaching this great milestone, Jennie!

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  6. Happy Happy Blogiversary! I like your banner, too!

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  7. I am from Tupelo, Mississippi. Birthplace of the "King". My sister graduated from Wheaton. How far are you from there?
    Happy blogaversary to you, happy blogaversary to you. . .Everyone sing along now. :D

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  8. I am a follower of your blog.
    (sweetteamom on flickr)

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  9. Wow great give away....got here from the red barn quilt along. Congrats on the anniversary. I am just too busy reading other blogs to do my own.

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  10. Happy Anniversary! Your owl blocks are adorable!

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  11. Happy blogaversary! I'm Niki, from Arizona :)

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  12. Wow great give away....got here from the red barn quilt along. Congrats on the anniversary. I am Pam from Alabama

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  13. Happy Blogiversary! Here's to another great year of posts :)
    laurie

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  14. Hi again :) Already a follower!
    laurie

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  15. Happy Anniversary!! Saw your post on ORBCO and so glad i had time to come check you out! What a great give away too! Will be blogging and following :)

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  16. I'm your past swap partner from Salt Lake City, congrats on your anniversary!

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  17. I just signed up to follow your blog! Love your work it will be fun to follow what you are doing!

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  18. Wow! What a nice and generous giveaway! Happy blogiversary!

    Best wishes from Russia
    Tatyana

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  19. And I'm your follower now :)

    Tatyana

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  20. Oh, what cute and fun things, thanks for the chances to win!

    Susan/FlossieBlossoms

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  21. I am NOW a follower, not not a follower! Sheesh. Sorry.

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  22. ooh k and i blogged for ya! woohoo hope i win! lol

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  23. Jennie

    What a generous giveaway! I'd love to win these things. Happy Blogiversary! You've done well!

    Denny
    denny1600(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Happy Blogiversary! Looks like you've had a terrific year, you are very productive! I live in New England in a teensy town on the Connecticut River.

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  25. Jennie ~ Congrats on your Blogiversary! Your items are adorable and I would love to win!! Hope your next year is just as great!

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  26. Hello! i have become a follower!

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  27. I have posted about your give-away on my blog and copied your picture.

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  28. Hi Jennie

    Congrats on your blog anniversary. I am from Canada

    Thanks for the chance to win your generous giveaway. I love the online quilting community.

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  29. Happy Anniversary!! I'm from St. Louis and would love to win!! Cute, Cute, Cute fabric!

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  30. Happy Happy Blogversary! What a fun giveaway. That pincushion/threadcatcher is great. And I love the fabrics!

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  31. I'm also a follower of your blog!

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  32. Hi there Sunflower....fantastic giveaway but most important...you need to go look at my flickr pictures! I have a set called "The Great Sunflower Project" where we counted honey bees this year and there are some cute sunflower photos. One sunflower looks like it is being shy and saying "Oh My"!:) Then you can look at other members of that groups photos. Some really neat stuff.
    Oh....I almost forgot....Congrats on your first year....did you see the giveaway on my blog for ORBC Round 4?:)

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  33. I would love to win.....I am from American Samoa....US shipping rates....

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  34. You will find my post on my left sidebar...thanks for this opportunity.

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  35. Congratulations on your blogiversary! I live in Ohio. Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

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  36. I've just become a follower too! :0)

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  37. What a gorgeous giveaway! You are too kind! Congratulations on one year of blogging and wishing you many more to come :)

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  38. congrats on your blogiversary! I am from California :)

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  39. I follow you in my RSS Reader :)

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  40. Hi I'm also from Illinois I live West of Chicago. Happy one year anniversary!

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  41. I've been following your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. Congratulations! I'm one of your scraptastic bee buddies. I'm having a giveaway too. If you've ever thought of doing a tutorial, get it done and enter!!!

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  43. Happy Blog anniversary. This is my first visit, but won't be my last. I'm a new quilter.

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  44. I just became a follower, came over from Pumpkin Country.

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  45. Happy Blogiversary!
    I'm in Southern California, right next to Disneyland:-)

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  46. Happy Blogaversary! How lovely to be one year old. It's a good age. :)

    I'm from Southern Ontario, Canada.

    Congrats!

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  47. Hello Jennie, happy blogversary, wish you have more than 10000000000 days of fun!!!, I'm from Costa Rica, I love blogland and meet new people across the globe, please count me in your giveaway
    hugs!

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  48. I'm your follower! yay!, I'll blog about it later on, promise!

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  49. Congrats on your 1st blogiversary! May you have many, many more!

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  50. Just posted a blog about your blogiversary giveaway! http://sugarstarsbaby.blogspot.com/2009/11/quickie-post.html

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  51. Congrats!!!! What an awesome giveaway...I've been searching like crazy for the Love U charm pack.

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  52. I've signed up to follow as well!

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  53. happy blogiversary from Julie in maryland. I'm going to follow you too!

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  54. Happy Blogiversary from Cape COral, Florida!

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  55. I'm from Rochester, but you already know that :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. I don't follow, but I do subscribe, does that count?

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  57. Congratulations on your anniversary. I am relatively new to reading your blog. I really look forward to reading your entries. I live in Sydney, Australia.
    Karen

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  58. I am now officially following you :)

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  59. Congrats!!
    I'm Margaret from Maine :-)

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  60. It has been fun checking out your blog - congrats on the one year mark!
    OH -I'm from Ohio by the way :)

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  61. Best of all I have you in my Google Reader so I don't miss thing. Karen (Sydney, Australia)

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  62. Happy Bloggerversary!Great giveaway! This is Susan from Maryland.

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  63. Happy Anniversary to you! What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win such nice gifts.

    MGM from Leominster, Massachusetts

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  64. Barb, Great giveaway. Sure hope I win. I'm planning my first giveaway as I am new to blogging. Love seeing everyone's creativity. www.quiltinginsouthcarolina.blogspot.com
    shelia

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  65. Happy Blogaversary! I live in Utah and hope I'm your lucky winner!

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  66. Congraduations Jennie. Happy Blogiversay! I have posted your giveaway on my blog and can't wait to win that pincushion/thread catcher. Thanks!

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  67. Happy Blogaversary from a Northeast Indiana Hoosier!! I was just thinking of how I could make something like that for all those little pieces of thread. What fun it would be to win one already made. And its so cute!
    Judy

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  68. I've become a new follower!
    Judy

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  69. I will post your giveaway on my blog. Come on over & take a peek at my giveaway!
    Judy

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  70. Happy blogiversary from Iowa!!

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  71. Yeah, I'm a follower now too!

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  72. Happpy Blogiversary!!!Great blog!!

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  73. I posted a link to your awesome giveaway!! Thank you!!!
    Wendi
    www.justkeepstitching.blogspot.com

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  74. Happy Blogaversary! My name is Lynn and I am from Massachusetts. Thank you for a great giveaway!

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  75. I have also become a follower of your blog!

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  76. I have also blogged about your blogaversary and giveaway at www.aplusquiltshop.blogspot.com

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  77. Hi Happy Blogiversary from Allentown, PA

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  78. Geez, it's crowded here, I already blogged about your giveaway, I like to keep my word, as I said :), http://arlette0521.blogspot.com/2009/11/sunflower-quilt-is-reaching-her-first.html

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  79. congrats! and happy blogiversary
    i am in illinois, like you, but you know that!!
    great giveaway

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  80. Happy Blogoversary!
    Thank you for celebrating with such a wonderful crafty giveaway.
    hugs from ON, Canada
    Heidi
    heidig@gmail.com

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  81. I am a blog follower :)

    heidig@gmail.com

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  82. Happy anniversary I am from Michigan what at great give away.

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  83. Hi Jennie These charms would be fun to have and I can never have enough pincushions

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  84. I am also following you now

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  85. I became a follower today! This is great!

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  86. Congratulations on your blogiversary! Yeah! This is a great giveaway too--thanks for the chance!

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  87. I am blogging about your giveaway and linking back to you! Thanks for another chance to win!

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  88. Congrats on blogging for a year! I know that time flies so quickly when having fun.

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  89. Happy Blogiversary, Jennie. I came over here from Arlette in Costa Rica, and I'm glad I did.

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  90. I am now a follower! I love your blog and the sunflowers, my favorite. The owls are so adorable, I know I'm going to enjoy visiting you every day.

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  91. Happy Bloggiversary! Fantastic giveaway!!

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  92. I have reluctantly posted about your giveaway. I wanted to be greedy, but that is not the spirit of these giveaways, so you are up and going.

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  93. Congrats! I'm from Canada and I've been reading your blog for awhile now. I think I found through the Doll Quilt Swap. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  94. Happy Blogiversary! I'm from Georgia, thanks for a great giveaway!
    kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

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  95. I'm following, Thanks!
    kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

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  96. Wow1..i thought i would never get to the bottom of your list here, jennie!
    Congrats on your blog anniversary!...
    and the lovely giveaway,,,beautiful and useful!
    gypsy

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  97. Ok, i have placed your giveaway button on my side bar...i will post about it tomorrow..
    gypsy

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  98. I am now a follower!..wheee...
    gypsy

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  99. Happy Bloggiversary! How kewl to have a give away for it. Love all the items in the giveaway. I'm going to post it on Facebook too! WOOT WOOT!
    margi

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  100. Happy Happy Blogiversary! I just learned about your blog from my FB friend Margi, and I will definitely become a follower! Hope to win, but just in case I'll look for the pattern to make my own Tammy Tadd pincushion/thread catcher. . .

    Question for you. . .
    Where do you find waterproof, sterile sand???

    Happy Happy!
    Carol

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  101. Happy Blogiversary!! Congratulations on 1 year! I live in Minnesota- just outside of Minneapolis. Where I am from is so much more complicated than where I live. :)

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  102. Great giveaway! Happy Blog Birthday! Isn't blogging so great? I'm from Idaho,I live in the western part of the state, BUT was raised in the eastern side! Thanks.

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  103. Happy blogoversery! I am from Maine, where we had a 90 degree day in April this year, and on Thursday got several inches of snow that haven't melted off yet. I love it! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  104. I follow you (where every you may go you know the song??hehe)anyways
    Congrats on the BIG "ONE" birthday.!!

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  105. O~K~
    here's my "comment" great blog!!
    I am now from Tennessee, nashville area that is...
    I really don't have a blog abut will up it up on my facebook page.:)

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  106. Happy Blogaversary!!! What fun....lots of beautiful fabrics but most of all I love your pin cushion.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  107. HI, I am from Alabama, USA and I want to wish you a most happy and joyful blogiversary.

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  108. Happy Blog anniversary! I have enojed your blog! I am from Utah!

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  109. I have added to your follow blog...I am now following you

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  110. I have also posted a comment about your blog on my blog.... hendrixville.blogspot.com

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  111. Congrats on your blogiversary!
    Keep Smiling...
    edyB from New Mexico USA

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  112. oh goosh I need 3 thread catchers. If I do not win please post a tutorial. I would just love to make these.
    Quiltingfiesta in just barely cooling off Florida.

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  113. From Texas here saying congrats on one year of blogging. What cute things you have in your giveaway, which I wouldn't mind winning at all!

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  114. Happy blogaversary! from St.Charles, IL!!!
    Thank you for this chance!

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  115. Happy anniversary from Bella Vista, California. Or I should say, as they call it around here, the "mythical state of Jefferson."

    Love your giveaway. Thanks.

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  116. Hola amiga, Feliz Blogoversario, que sean muchos años más para seguir disfrutando sus trabajos.

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  117. hE PUBLICADO EN EL LUGAR DESTINADO A LOS SORTEOS EN MI BLOG EL ENLACE A SU REGALO

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  118. Soy una seguidora y aunque no es una condicion para participar en el sorteo he añadido su blog a mi listado de blogs de patchwork porque no perdere la oportunidad de aprender de usted.
    Gracias por compartir

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  119. Happy anniversary! Love your giveaway! I am from Romania.

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  120. I put your giveaway on my sidebar.

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  121. add me to your list...I'm going to be a follower too...love that little thread catcher

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  122. Hi Jennie, I'm Sharon from the Northwest suburbs of Chicago Illinois.
    Congratulations on your 1st blogiversary!!

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  123. I will love being your following friend

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  124. Happy Blogiversary!!! I am now following your blog too!! Thanks for this chance to win!

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  125. I'm from OHIO and it is my pleasure to wish you a Happy Blog Anniversary.

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  126. I'm from Toronto, Canada -- Happy Blogging Anniversary!

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  127. Happy Blog-Anniversary!
    I am from IL also - Wauconda!

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  128. I also just became a follower...

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  129. Happy Blog Anniversary! I am from E TN.

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  130. I posted on my blog about your giveaway!

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  131. Very cute pincushion. I live in Washington state.

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  132. Happy blogiversary!
    I found you blog thanks to the blogiversary anouncement in twitter :)

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  133. Hi Jennie! Happy Blogaversary!! I'm in Boston. Thanks for the generous giveaway!!

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  134. Happy Blogiversary!! What a great giveaway!

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  135. I am now one of you bloggers...glad I found you :-)

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  136. Happy blogversary! It's my blogversary too - my giveaway is at http://www.siblingcraftery.com/2009/11/one-year-blogversary-giveaway/! :)

    Grats on your success!

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  137. Happy Blogiversary from CT!

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  138. I'm also now a follower. :)

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  139. A very happy blogoversary from me and may you have many many more to come. I live in Sri Lanka opposite you on the globe! I think your design is very cute and congratulations on your success.

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  140. Congratulations on your blogiversary! I'm originally from Long Island, New York but now live in Florida and love it.

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  141. Congratulations!Thanks for a chance in your giveaway your prizes are wonderful! What a pretty blog.
    Ontario Canada

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  142. Greetings from Albany, Western Australia and congratulations. Would love to win this prize. Sam

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  143. Congratulations on your first Blogiversary!. I am reading your blog from the great state of South Carolina. I would love to win the great prizes you are offering. Thanks for including me in your giveaway.

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  144. please include me in your drawing! http://melindasfabrcfancies.blogspot.com

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  145. I also am now a follower......melinda

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  146. YAY for blogiverrsaies(however ya wanna spell it)
    I am so excited for you and love your work. so hope I WIN!

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  147. Misty castagno follower from UTAH

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  148. Misty Castagno -- Blogged about your giveaway!

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  149. first of all:
    happy blogiversary !!!!

    and i love yellow and i love sunflowers! what a great color!!!

    and i am from israel!

    thanks for this giveaway!!!

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  150. and i bacame a follower!
    thanks!

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  151. and also- yes!! i blogged about your greatgiveaway!
    thanks!

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  152. You are very generous--this is a great give-away. Thanks! I would love to win!

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  153. Happy Anniversary to you! I'm from Virginia and would love to win your giveaway.

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  154. I just became a follower!

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  155. Congratulations on your 1 year blogiversary. **sigh** it does fly by doesn't it. Thanks also for hosting such a generous giveaway...beautiful treasures, I DO love sunflowers. I'm going to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving and I hope the day will overflow with joy. Of course, now that I've found your blog, I will most certainly be back before Thanksgiving. It's a wonderful place to explore! Good Luck Everyone!

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  156. I have become a follower and added you to my favorites so that I can pop in each morning while I sip my tea. Sorry, I don't have a blog to give you a shout out on but I will be emailing my quilting friends and family. Have wonderful blessed day. Thanks again for your generosity.

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  157. Congratulations on your anniversary. Please enter me in your give away.

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  158. Hi Jennie! I'm visiting you from Kansas City--Happy Blogaversary to you!!

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  159. Happy Anniversary! Please enter me too :-)

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  160. Hey Jennie--I just signed up to follow your blog too:) I love finding fun blogs like yours!!

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  161. Oh and I'm now a follower too!~ I love sunflowers! :-)

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  162. Hi,
    I'm from Sweden and found this giveaway through a blog I was looking at.
    Happy blogaversiry!!
    Lotta in Sweden

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  163. Happy anniversary! I'm in PA,USA

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  164. Hi! Happy 1 year of blogging! I'm a Florida girl living in Austin, TX!

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