Thursday, March 15, 2012

Quilter’s Blog Hop & Givaway!

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Come join us for a fun spring Quilter’s Blog Hop & Givaway!  The list of bloggers participating in the Blog Hop Party and their links will be made available HERE Saturday morning, March 17th, shortly after midnight, Eastern time, so be sure to go there and use the list to go to each blog and enter their individual givaways!!

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So, what am I giving away for the Quilter’s Blog Hop?

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Two awesome quilting books!!  I will ship internationally, so please DO enter my givaway!

How you say??? 

Become a follower, then leave me a comment telling me that you are a follower and what your favorite spring ritual is…

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making Irish soda Bread? planting bulbs?  dying eggs?  drinking green beer on St. Paddy’s Day?  strolling amongst the cherry blossoms?

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watching robins building their nests?   flying a kite?  making a big bouquet of pussy willows?

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Yogi and I can’t wait to hear your Spring favs!!  Smile

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Check back to see if you won on Saturday, March 24th!!  

Good Luck!!

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119 comments:

  1. Empinar pipas é sempre uma diversão à parte,eu adoro,obrigada pela chance.

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  2. OH, I would love to win!!! I am a follower....and let's see, what is my favorite Spring ritual??? I am a bird nerd, and I love to see all of the birds nesting and taking care of their young. As well as getting my yards and garden ready for summer and warmer weather!
    : )

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  3. Yes, I'm a follower and my favorite Spring ritual is watching how my bulbs turn into wonderful daffodils and tulips.
    Thanks for opportunity to win

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  4. I'm already a follower of yours. I would love to win as the books look amazing. Thanks for the chance.
    My favourite spring ritual planting all my seeds for summer bedding plants and getting the garden all cleaned up for summer coming.

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  5. I'm a follower already, I love books and would be thrilled to win, Im getting ready to plan my holidays in the motorhome, the first trip out is always the most exciting and usually first week in April :) once spring has properly started

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  6. Thank you for including International. Mine is gardening, digging the old stuff out and putting the new stuff in, then waiting for the colours to appear... love the Spring and Summer. I already follow you.

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  7. I love taking a hike in the Spring and hearing the Spring Peepers and seeing the birds migrating back to MI. thanks! I am a follower!

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  8. I can't wait for the ferns to start popping up. That means it is almost time for mama deer to hang out in our yard and see the newest baby, last year it was two!

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  9. I am a follower. My Spring ritual is to get outside and start walking again. It!s been a long winter!

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  10. I'm a follower! My Spring thing is to enjoy Spring Break from school. As a teacher, I'm sure you understand. Not always the same thing, but something fun! This year I am going away to visit my daughter and son in law in Austin!

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  11. I'm a follower!
    I love planting seeds and hatching eggs in my incubator!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  12. I love walking in the springtime and cleaning up the flower beds. Thank you for the generous giveaway. I am a follower and I enjoy your blog.

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  13. My favorite spring ritual is setting out my rocking chair on the deck...when it's warm enough to sit out and rock, I KNOW it's spring :) Already a follower!

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  14. I'm a follower! I love to watch all the birds building nests. I often leave some cotton out to help them. :)

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  15. I'm now following your lovely blog and my favourite spring ritual is getting out to the garden to plant my sweet peas. Love those flowers and their fabulous scent.

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  16. I'm following you! :) My favorite spring ritual is getting my flower garden ready for the season! I love working out there and watching things come alive after a cold, snowy winter! Thank you for participating in this blog hop and giving me an opportunity to win such a great giveaway!!! The covers on those quilt books look like there's some darling quilts inside just waiting to be made and cuddled with!!! :)

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  17. I'm a long time follower and I love preparing the flower beds for planting. So fun to dig in the dirt and look forward to summer blooms. Thanks for the chance on your giveaway!

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  18. i am a long time follower and i love to plant the garden and put up the stuff i gather

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  19. I am a follower for a while now. Love to read your blog. Spring is here when I can get into my camper and get it ready for that first camping trip of the year. We are cleaning it up this weekend and hope to go camping the first part of April. Very unusual for northern Michigan. Ususally it is the middle of May before we can get it ready.

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  20. I'm a follower. My favorite ritual is dressing up the front porch for spring.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  21. Well I already follow you (and Yogi) My favorite is dewinterizing the camper!! LOL! I guess we kind of cheat by taking it to the dealership, but it means we get to go camping!! aahhh camping!!!

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  22. I am a follower of your blog. My favorite spring ritual is getting the garden planted. That is such a happy time for us. We already have a few things planted. Great giveaway.

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  23. I'm a follower to your blog. Well, I waited for a Sakura blooming on this spring, so I can take some photo of it.

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  24. My favorite thing is to buy new annuals and plant in pots for instant color

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  25. I planted 100 daffodil bulbs last fall and I'm looking forward to them blooming this spring. I love to garden and look forward to my spring blooms every year!

    Thank you for the chance to win and happy quilting,
    Cindy

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  26. I'm a follower! Love when the hosta buds pop up!

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  27. I'm a follower of your fun blog! Spring time means cutting down all my ornamental grasses and getting the flower beds ready! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  28. I am a new follower. I don't do any thing special per say for spring/ green day. But taking kids to a st patty's day thing at the community garden today and if weather is good maybe look at the garden at home and get something ready in it.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
    http:// my1pictureaday.blogspot.com/

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  29. I am a new follower. I love spring and everything about it, including storms as long as no one or their property is damaged. Living in the heart of the USA we see lots of weather varieties. Spring is all about turning the earth and planting the seeds, bulbs, flowers, etc. I love the smell of fresh turned earth. I love to see the new calves in the fields. I love to see the tulip trees, the pear trees, the plum trees any flowing tree and smell the essence of goodness from them. Today we plant potatoes and eat our traditional Irish meal of Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes and Carrots. It is on the stove cooking slowly as we blog hop. Thanks for the op to win.

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  30. Am a new follower. Thank you for the chance to win.
    Don't have a spring ritual. Love seeing all the flowers come up but am allergic to so many.

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  31. When the weather is warmer, I will plant a garden again. I love the greens of spring.

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  32. I am a new follower! I love planting tomato seeds in spring! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. Every Spring we usually plant herbs - either seeds or plants or sometimes both! (I am a happy regular GFC follower.)

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  34. I am already a follower.
    My favorite spring ritual is opening the windows to allow those fresh breezes through the house.

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  35. I love clearing out the garden ready for the new season. Also, its time to get the brighter, lighter quilts on the beds!

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  36. Sorry, I forgot to tell you I'm a follower!

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  37. I don't really have any spring rituals. Last year I made springtime curtains and dish towels for my kitchen. I still need to make the potholders. I decided I want to try to make seasonal kitchen decorations instead of having the same boring stuff all the time. I did get some more gladiolas planted. Love it when the flowers start blooming.

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  38. My favorite spring ritual is getting the garden beds ready, cleaning out the old and making room for some new. And then watching the transformation. Nature is marvelous. I am a follower. Thanks for a chance.

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  39. I am a new follower. My Spring ritual is cleaning up my flower beds and getting them ready to plant more flowers. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    ccarter13@windstream.net

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  40. I am a new follower and my favorite spring ritual is watching the daffodils come up and eventually bloom. Thanks for having a giveaway.

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  41. I am already follower. I love planting bulbs and working in the garden with my lovely dogs. hugs from Italy

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  42. I am a new follower. On our farm spring is the time we all work outside as a family. My favorite ritual is planting the garden!! Thanks for the give away!!

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  43. I'm a new follower. My favourite spring ritual is to take a walk wth my husband. Cheers, Karen

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  44. I am a regular follower. My favorite spring ritual is being able to bring in flowers cut from my garden. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway.

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  45. Yogi is such a doll!! I'm a regular follower also, and my favorite Spring thing is going for walks and seeing all of the blooms and buds starting to come out. :o)
    xo

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  46. I am a happy follower:) One of my favorite spring rituals is sitting on our back porch watching the birds feed and make their nests. Happy Quilting Day! Take care!

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  47. Hi Polly, I am a follower and Spring thing is fill up all the bird feeders because the birds need extra food because they are nesting. I also fill a mesh bag with small thin scraps of fabric and thick threat peices for them to pad there nest. Thank you for the giveaway and a chance to win.

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  48. I am a follower. We celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the traditional corned beef, cabbage dinner with the works.

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  49. I am a new follower! I am a new blogger and MUST do a giveaway myself so I can have more than my sad 4 followers! lol.. My favorite spring ritual is planting my bulbs to bloom in spring and summer! I just love seeing all the beautiful colors blooming and growing. I like to add new flowers to the mix of my perennials. It is by far my favorite part!

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  50. I'm a brand new follower and looking forward to your posts. I love going out in my garden and looking and all the new growth. I then get excited to the start of warmer weather. Thanks for the chance.

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  52. My spring ritual is cleaning out the flower beds so I can see the daffodils that bloom out along the stone wall in our backyard.

    Oops! I deleted my first comment because I forgot to add that I am a new follower.

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  53. I follow you via email. My favorite spring ritual is spending the day in early spring wandering throught the perrenial garden and weeding and checking to see what is growing. It has been too cold to do this so far.

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  54. I am a new follower of your blog! :-) One Spring ritual that I do every year is buying a few new plants for my yard, and having fun deciding on the perfect spot to plant them.. This year, I bought two lavender azaleas and a bright orange Native Azalea!! :-) Thank you so much for the chance to win these books-- they look wonderful! :-)

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  55. My favorite spring activity is spring Cleaning. Inside and out. I love to clean to cobwebs and clear out the the garden to make room for the new. Especaill those beautiful daffodils.

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  56. Oops forgot to tell you I am now a follower. I really enjoyed discovering your site. Elizabeth

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  57. I am a follower, our fav spring ritual must be planting out the seedlings in the flower beds.
    Best Wishes from England.

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  58. I am a follower and Spring ritual is usually Spring cleaning!

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  59. Follower .. my most unfavourite ritual is spring cleaning, my most favourite ritual is get out seed-catalogues and gardenign books after the spring cleaning ...
    Thanks for the chance!

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  60. This is the first time I have read your blog and in the spring I love to watch the plants bloom and my world come back to life. I enjoyed reading your blog. Thanks

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  61. I am a new follower. I love to take my kids to the park as much as possible in the spring because the weather is PERFECT! Not too hot or too cold!

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  62. Guess What? You now have another new follower added to your blog. You are going to have a lot more new followers by the end of this week. Good for you. It is snowing again here in Sonora, CA so I am going to keep myself safe, warm and busy entering all the giveways on the Blog Hop Party. Who knows - I just might win one. You picked 2 great quilting books to give away. They always make great gifts.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  63. I am a follower. Love to walk out in the nice cool sun! Thanks, Lyn

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  64. I am already a follewer of your blog. Our spring ritual is the first ride in the convertable with the top down and the stereo on and the wind in our hair! Thanks for the give away!

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  65. I'm a happy follower, and believe it of not, I can't wait for spring and the weather is warm enough to wash the winter grim off the windows. Here in Michigan we are having some exceptionally warm weather and Mr QnQ and I washed windows yesterday...middle of March and clean windows...you gotta luv it. Thanks, Polly, for the chance to win the quilting books...I would luv to win them...they are 2 that I do not have....bonus!!

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  66. I'm now a follower. My favorite spring ritual is going to my husband's baseball games. He has been a high school varsity coach for 32 years.

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  67. I'm a follower of your blog! My favorite Spring ritual is starting my seeds indoors. I just love watching the seedlings pop up out of the dirt and grow. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  68. I am a follower and love spring cleaning.

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  69. I am a follower and love your blog. My favorite spring ritual is to go through ALL my fabric and refold and rethink about the possibilities for it.

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  70. I'm a follower and I love it when I can have my coffee outside in the sun!

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  71. GEE! YOGI IS CUTE!
    HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU VIA GFC!

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  72. My favorite thing is planting containers with a variety of spring bulbs. I'm a new follower. Thanks for joining the Blog Hop Party.

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  73. yes, I am a follower. And when spring rolls around, I'm always thinking something needs a new coat of paint. I love painting, furniture, pans, tubs, stools. Paint frees me and brightens my day! But quilting....is my love.

    gloria g. Hemingway, SC

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  74. Working in the garden. I can't wait for it to warm up enough so I can get started. I am a new follower of your wonderful blog. Thankyou for the chance to win such a generous giveaway.

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  75. I love listening to all the birds, as you watch the world around you wake up from the winter that has lost its battle to the warm spring sun. The grass starts to turn green, the trees are budding, the spring bulbs are blooming, and inevitably, spirits around the house are improving as well! Thank you for the opportunity to give these books a loving home :-) Oh, I am a follower of your blog lol

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  76. I am a new follower via e-mail. thanks for the
    chance to win!


    wigglypup2@yahoo.com

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  77. I guess my spring ritual would be cleaning off
    the patio, and planting in my flower boxes.
    I live in an apartment, and that's all the room that I have......lots of container gardening.

    wigglypup2@yahoo.com

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  78. New follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  79. Spring ritual would be helping my hubby with his greenhouse business. We like to sell as many plants and baskets as we can this season, so all that work keeps me hopping! Thanks.

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  80. My Spring ritual is cleaning the garden planting folwers and take my garden chairs to enjoy everything that grous and blooms. I am also a followers of your blog.Hugs from the Netherlands

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  81. Hi from New Zealand :-) Great to be able to join you today. I just love to stitch and sew (patchwork of course) my poor hubby has to wait for ages to get his trousers and jeans taken up because of corse my quilting and stitch are much more fun :-) I don't have time for gardens so get a gardener in to do mine as I really like them to look as nice as they can :-). Have a wonderful day and thanks for allowing me to blog with you :-)

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  82. I am a new follower and would love to win these books. Here's hoping...... My favourite spring ritual is to start some garden seeds indoors to plant later in the spring. Nothing feels quite like getting your hands in the dirt to make you think of spring...

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  83. I'm a new follower. My favorite spring ritual is to get out my bike and go for a ride!

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  84. Hi Polly, I'm a follower and I love to open up all the windows in the house and let the fresh spring air blow all the stale winter out of the house! Today might be the day!

    Please come on over and enter my giveaway too!

    MGM

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  85. I follow via email. My favorite ritual is admiring my "Star of Bethlehem" blooms. A very dear family friend gave me the plants from her garden long ago. The exquisite blooms remind me of her.

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  86. I am a follower...My spring ritual seems to be the battle of the chick weed...And it seems to be winning! Great books. Thanks for the chance to win

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  87. I am a new follower...and my spring ritual is to sit on my deck listening to the song birds! What a beautiful chorus

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  88. Its Autumn here however in Spring I love planting out new seedlings and enjoy new growth, bird song, nature waking up.
    I'm a new follower.

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  89. Every spring I get ready for company from up north who want to enjoy the beach, the pool, and the beautiful warm weather.

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  90. I'm a new follower,
    My Spring ritual is planting flower seeds in my window boxes.

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  91. I am a follower.
    Every spring I like to make a little surprise for the grandkids that has a treat and a homemade gift for them to wear.

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  92. I'm a follower. My spring thing is to pull weeds so my pretty bulbs will not be hampered with breaking throug. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  93. I am a follower Spring time is time to get into my garden

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  94. Of course I am a follower! I have no Spring rituals. I just enjoy it.

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  95. Love your patterns, what a delight giveaway! My favorite ritual is watching the birds at their feeder with a cup of coffee in hand first thing in the morning.

    Thank you so much for the chance to win :)

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  96. My favorite spring ritual is opening up all the windows in the house, airing it out from all the winter germs (yuck!) and doing some spring cleaning! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  97. Hi,
    I'm a new follower. Thanks for doing the blog hop this is my 1st time ever trying this. Lets see my favorite spring thing is to watch for the Robins to come back to WI too! I get so excited when I see my first one! Last year I was blessed to have a nest right outside my window by my computer.

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  98. Hi Polly
    My favorite Spring ritual is to walk around the garden and see what survived the winter and is starting to come to life.
    Thanks for the great books for a giveaway.
    Sandy

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  99. Gosh, your sewing room looks so neat...complete with your very own Westie! I'm a new follower. I love Virginia though I've only been there once. My family is from there in the 1700's....Orange County and the Germanna Colony of Old Culpeper County...Boughans, Walls and Fewells. My favorite spring ritual is raking out and uncovering the perennials after the winter's sojourn...seeing if the herbs made it through okay and watching for the earliest crocuses and robins. It's a great time. Do you read Gladys Taber at all?

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  100. Your sewing room is an inspiration! Thanks for showing it to us. My favorite spring "routine" is to get out in my garden and cleanup, plant, and dream. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance for the great books.

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  101. I am already a follower and big fan of Yogi!! Love, Cami

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  102. I am a follower of you and big Yogi! Our spring ritual is to gather the gear and the 4 yr old son over to his grandma and grandpa's house for an egg hunt. Lesson learned last year. Write down all locations, as sometimes grandma and grandpa need help remembering where the eggs were hidden. (At least they are plastic and not hard-boiled). You need to do that only once, and realize there is a funky smell by the shoe closet, that isn't a shoe. Found the hardboiled egg in my boot (had fallen off the shelf in the hunt). It had been in there from april till November. Yikes!

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  103. I love to spring clean. The smell of the house being all clean!! I sound like my mother, she would like that!! Thanks for the give away!!

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  104. Our Spring Ritual would be pulling out the camper and getting ready for our family summer fun!

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  105. I think spring is whole year at my country.I will do some cleaning on my garden and planting some vegetables.

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  106. I'm a new follower. And I look forward to planting the garden every spring and nurturing the plants to harvest. It's always a good feeling knowing that you're growing the food without chemicals and providing for your family in a healthy way.

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  107. We lived for years across the road from a lake and every spring the ritual of watching the baby swans (I know they are called cygnets but "swanlings" sounds so much more romantic, don't you think?) These little cutties appeared with their severe and very present parents overseeing their every move. I never once got the chance to pick one up and cuddle..not even close! The wide flaring nostrils (well it looked flaring) and big red beaks were enough to keep my hands well out of reach. I saw others chased off the grounds with loud honks and huge flashes of black and white wings so those little puff balls were safe from my clutches. I had to be content to stroke them with my eyeballs instead!
    Toni-Anne:) grace(at)amnet(dot)net(dot)au

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  108. Oopsy Daisy, forgot to tell you that I am a new follower!
    Toni-Anne:) grace(at)amnet(dot)net(dot)au

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  109. I'm already a follower. Great giveaway books. I guess my spring thing is spring cleaning. Well not really but... hehe. I do love when the house is clean though and the windows are open and lots of fresh air.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  110. I always look for the Canadian geese to be flying north. It isn't spring until I've seen the geese. I'm a new follower. Thank you for the giveaway

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  111. I am a new follower and spring is wonderful! Would love to win your giveaway!

    Quilter forever!

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Thank you sooooooo very much for taking the time to leave a comment! I am always happy to know that someone is reading my ramblings!! Polly :-)