Friday, March 8, 2013

Beat the Winter Blues - Quilters' Blog Hop Party!!

Michele Foster, at the Quilting Gallery, is hosting a
     “Beat the Winter Blues-
           Blog Hop Party”

blog party hop

           from March 8 - 14!
There are tons of blogs registered to participate in the hop and all are having giveaways, including me!

So, what am I giving away this time?

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Nope…not my sweet Yogiboy!!

How about this awesome new book?

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It is chock full of wonderful felt projects!

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They could be wonderful gifts to give

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or just to keep for yourself!!

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To enter my giveaway, first you must be a follower of my blog, (be sure to then leave a comment and tell me you are a follower!!)

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and then share your favorite way to beat the winter blues!! We can all learn from each other!!

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Also, I will ship internationally!! 
Winner will be randomly chosen on March 14th at 9 pm!

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Click on the Blog Hop Party button above on my side bar to visit the list of participating bloggers!!    Let’s hop!!

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115 comments:

  1. I follow your wonderful blog and the best way to bea the winter blues is to go on vacation to somewhere warm with a beach

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  2. I am a follower, and I beat the winter blues by staying inside where it is warm and working on my crafts..mostly quilting.

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  3. Beating the winter blues? I love to go visit my Mom in FLorida. Jane

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  4. I'm a follower and I enjoy putting on music and dancing to beat the winter blues. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. hello! I'm a follower... the best way to beat the winter blues for me would be going to barcelona to visit my family, but if that can't be done, I'm happy stitching away!

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  6. I'm a follower! We'll be beating the winter blues by visiting our kids in Austin, TX in a few short weeks! Can't wait...but in the meantime, I've been spending time in my sewing room.

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  7. This is a cute book. Thanks for the cance!
    I'm a follower of oyurs, I follow via Blogspot.
    What is winter blues? Sincerely, I don't have it. And as the sun is shining every morning when I leave the house for work already, every day is great anyway.

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  8. Oh come on Polly, Yogi is so cute! The book looks great and I am a follower but what a tease. ;-> Are you sure? ;-> Pet Yogi for me and have a wonderful weekend! Toni Anne

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  9. I "felt" your love Polly. (had to say that, LOL) Yogi would be the BESTEST giveaway! But, I guess you couldn't ship him internationally.
    No winter blues here - just hopeful "heat" around the corner. I know it's there - it's just not ready to shine yet.

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  10. I follow through GFC. Thanks for chance to win. Curling up on the couch under a quilt is my way to beat winter blues.

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  11. Of course I'm a follower...LOL! The best way to beat the winter blues? Move somewhere warmer like I am doing.

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  12. I am a follower. To me the best way to beat the blues is find some sunshine and a big colorful bouquet of flowers.

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  13. Hi - I am a follower and absolutely LOVE your blog.

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  14. The best way for me to beat the winter blues is to sit in front of the blazing fire, with a steaming cup of coffee or tea in my hand, a nice warm quilt wrapped around me and my laptop open to my favorite quilting and crafting blogs. Heavenly...

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  15. I beat the wknter blues by looking for projects on pinterest. I also try to find cratfs and fun ideas to do with my girls. The project with the fox looks pretty simple.

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  16. I'm a follower and I beat the winter blues by keeping busy in my quilting room and surrounding myself with bright happy fabrics.

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  17. I am a follower of yours and the best way to beat the winter blues is to do something for someone else...something totally unexpected!

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  18. I am a follower... and as long as I can have Yogi pictures all the time I am ok with not getting him as the prize LOL...

    Winter blues... making sure to get out on the really sunny days (which also means really cold) because it does your soul good...

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  19. I'm a follower. Beat the winter blues? - stay warm, choose bright spring colored fabrics, make donation quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  20. I'm already a follower and I like your blog. You have a greath book as give away, and the winter blues I'm going to attack with lotf of fabrics!! (lol) Great fun with you give away a lot of visitors.

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  21. of course I am happy follower for time, I love your blog. thank you for this chance. hugs Alessandra

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  22. I am a follower. Reading a good book under a quilt takes care of the winter blues for me.

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  23. GFC follower gibberish (and I subscribe to your emails too)
    I beat the winter blues by spending time sledding with my little grandkids - so many giggles!

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  24. I am a happy follower too. I try to keep super busy to beat the blues~ I have three projects all in varying stages to keep me entertained. LOL Thanks for the fun!

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  25. I beat the winter blues by quilting, sewing, weaving, knitting or beadwork! Thanks

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  26. I include Mocha Almond Fudge ice cream in my diet once a week... works for me. Thanks from Judy C in NC who is a devoted follower.

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  27. I love curling up with all my sewing books. Already following!

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  28. Great looking book. I read blogs about quilts to cheer me up..... Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on a great draw
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  29. I am a follower. Thanks for the opportunity on a great draw
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  30. I follow your blog. I enjoy winter - I just wish I lived somewhere snowy.

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  31. I am beating the winter blues today literally by sewing and quilting a crazy quilt with pictures involved as well. I is turning out beautiful. Hope I win. Thanks

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  32. I love sitting by the fire and sewing while watching old movies. There's nothing better on a cold, wintery day! I'm a follower. Thanks for the lovely giveaway Polly.

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  33. This book looks amazing!! I beat the winter blues by working on quilts when it is very cold... but if it is a nice sunny afternoon, I will go cross country skiing with my dog! He enjoys both!!

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  34. I have signed up to receive your newsletter emails - thanks!

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  35. I'm a follower and the best way to beat the winter blues is to play with fabric!

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  36. thanks for the chance! My favorite way to beat the winter blues is to make something.

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  37. I'm a follower! I love to read and sew to beat the blues!

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  38. I am a follower, and I love to drink hot tea all winter long!

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  39. Fun giveaway Polly! I am a follower and always enjoy your blog. That book looks like so much fun. I had an eye out for it... cute projects inside! I crank up the music, and follow the sun from room to room... keeping my hand sewing with me... and wear my flip flops as much as I can! (inside)

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  40. My first time on your site - I signed up to follow you by email! I try to beat the winter blues by planning our garden, and our summer vacation. Thanks for the giveaway!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  41. I have been following your blog for a long time. I love 'watching' you make things and decorate your house with them. You have such a wonderful way of putting things together. I love winter, especially when it snows, which is not often enough here. I love to spend time in the kitchen in the winter simmering soups and stews and baking bread and cookies. And, of course, sewing!

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  42. I'm a follower, and really don't mind the winter. I would much rather be cool and cozy under a quilt than boiling hot in the summer. At this age, there is just so many clothes you can remove, before people run screaming thru the streets! hahahaha

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  43. I am a follower of your blog and always enjoy visiting. I beat the winter blues by getting cozy in my sewing room and create something. The book looks like a good one.

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  44. I follow your blog by email. My favorite way to beat the winter blues...quilting, of course! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. I'm a happy follower - best way to beat the winter blues is a bit of fabric shopping!

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  46. I am a follower of your blog! My favorite way to beat the winter blues to watch nice movee)

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  47. I am a follower and love to get in my sewing room and watch cheesy movies to beat the winter blues.

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  48. Darn, I would love to have that cutie, Yogi (but I don't think my Lilly would be at all amused, so it's just as well he's not part of the package - LOL!) Luckily, there is a national quilt show held near me in late February/early March every year and I always know I have that to look forward to to beat the winter blues! I'm a follower!

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  49. hello Polly, I am a follower and now I need to tell you how I beat the winter blues which I don't really suffer from because I love winter. On particularly cold winter nights I like to cuddle under a quilt and have my hands wrapped around a steaming cup of hot tea while I watch my favourite movie. Bliss!
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  50. Thank you for the chance to win this lovely prize.

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  51. im a follower and I like to beat the winter blues by cranking up the music and having a good dance around the kitchen while cleaning lol

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  52. These felty thingies in this book are really cute. I'd love to make them.
    I follow you via Blogspot.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  53. I Love working with felt and that looks like a cute book. I'm a new follower by email.

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  54. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  55. Great giveaway Polly...although I would rather have Yogi!!

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  56. I am a follower. We do not have much winter here - so seldom have to deal with not being able to be outside enjoying the sun.. but on rare occassion always retreat to the sewing/crafting room - would be a great time to work on some of the great ideas offered in your giveaway book.. Thanks for the chance.
    MaryLou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

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  57. Looks like a super fun book. Have been looking for ideas on how to use some wool in my stash. This book looks like it has some fun ones.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  58. i beat the winter blues by sewing

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  59. I'm a follower via email...thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  60. My favorite way to beat the winter blues is to spend time working on projects.

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  61. Hello - I am a new follower and I love love felt! Let's see beat the winter blues...... well creating, sewing, crafting, reading and writing about it!

    Your blog is so cheerful... can't wait to see more!

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  62. I will quilting, sewing and crocheting!!! :D

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  63. Great give away - just spent the day felting !!!

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  64. I enjoy your blog and look forward to my visits. I know I will enjoy your book. I would wrap myself in a nice warm cozy quilt and would enjoy this book for myself. This is one way to beat the winter blues. Thank you for the chance to win and for joining in the Beat the Winter Blues blog hop.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net
    Sonora, CA

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  65. To beat those winter blues I love to quilt , hand quilt , so relaxing and good for the soul. Thanks for the chance at your great giveaway. I am a follower.

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  66. Brand new follower through GFC!!!

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  67. I'm a new follower. I enjoy drinking hot peppermint tea and hanging out in my sewing room surrounded by bright pretty fabrics and reading quilt magazines and books and sewing

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  68. What an awesome giveaway!
    I'm a follower of your blog :) To beat the winter blues... well, the best way for me is to head somewhere hot, but, no money honey! lol, so, lots of walks outside to get that Vitamin D pumping :)

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  69. I am now a follower of your great blog.

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  70. I am a new follower! This book looks like it belongs in my house! ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  71. The way I beat the winter blues is cuddling up in a quilt with some coffee and my kindle.

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  72. I'm a follower & love to sew on cold winter days....oh, heck! I love to sew EVERY day!!! Thanks sew much for this chance to win your generous giveaway :-D
    back2loghome (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  73. I'm a follower. I use a full spectrum light. I dont' know if it really works. But I knwo exercise does! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  74. I am a follower by email. What a nice book! A nice cup of coffee and sewing that helps a lot in wintertime ;-)

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  75. I just started collecting felt, my friend makes items for a local children's hospital and I am itching to get started and lend a helping hand..

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  76. Thanks for the chance to win. To beat the winter blues I QUILT! Lately I have been learning how to longarm quilt. I LOVE IT!

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  77. Did you feel the earth move, that was ne jumping for joy...I would love to win the book..I love it,,please oh please pick me...Thanks for the chance to win....LOVE LOVE LOVE IT....
    Follower..

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  78. I'm a follower. I definitely struggled with the winter blues this year. I just kept pushing forward one day at a time. I tried to get some sunshine to help cheer me up. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  79. I'm a follower. i took a cruise at the end of Jan this year. That definitely helped chase the blues away. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw. bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  80. I am a happy follower.
    I beat the winter blues with books and chocolate. LOL And dreaming of spring gardens.

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  81. I am a new follower! I have a bunch of felt and would love ideas to use it.
    I beat the winter blues by quilting, quilting and oh yes, quilting!

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  82. I'm a follower and love to sit by a cozy fire. Looks like a great book. Thanks

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  83. I'm already a follower! :) I like to sit and stitch! :)

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  84. I am a new follower but I have to say I loved looking through your blog.

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  85. I beat the winter blues by keeping busy with sewing and knitting and if the sun is out I go outside to boost my vitamin D. Otherwise I get really sad!

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  86. I beat the winter blues by going through my button stash

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  87. I am a follower. I like working with felt I have about 10 yards of it in my felt box along with scraps.Thanks for a chance.

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  88. I am a follower. A great way to beat the winter blues is a cup of hot chocolate, especially if you're cold from having spent time outdoors.

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  89. love to learn the felting technique

    follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  90. A way to beat the winter blues- plan your spring garden. Thanks for participating in the Quilters' Blog Hop Party.

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  91. To beat the winter blues......I QUILT!

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  92. I follow via GFC.
    My favourite way to beat the winter blues is to start a spring project, either in sewing, quilting or cross-stitch. Nothing like a bunny or 2, and some spring flowers to get out of the doldrums!
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  93. I like to keep on quilting! Thanks I am a follower.

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  94. I am a new follower! I sew bright colors and drink hot tea in my sunroom.
    Thanks for the giveaway chance!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  95. Danke für die tolle Verlosung

    Ich hätte gerne Yogi ;-) lach

    Grüße aus Deutschland von
    marion

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  96. I am a follower through GFC. I love to go to the fabric stores in the winter and look at all the brightly colored fabrics. My second way to beat the winter blues is to sit with a nice stitching project.

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  97. I am a follower! great book!! Thanks!

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  98. I sew & it beats all kinds of blues!

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  99. I am a follower & this book looks like it has all kinds of cute projects. Thanks for offering such a sweet giveaway.

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  100. I'm a Follower. I Like to Beat The Winter Blues by Sewing or Quilting in my Sewing Room. It faces South and is Usually warm and Sunny!

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  101. Thank you, I'm a follower. Hot chocolate and stitching.

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  102. I am a new follower. Looking forward to the winter being over and see signs of spring with new growth in the garden. Winter is a good time to quilt! Thanks.

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  103. I'm a new follower :). Going out for a run or a dog walk helps me fight winter blues. If it's too rainy out to do that I like to go into my light filled art room and create something. Thanks!

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  104. I am a happy follower! I love your pics of sweet Yogi! Sewing with bright fabric always brightens my day! Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win a fun book.

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  105. I am a follower! Great giveaway! I don't have any books on felt, although I have made my own felt, so now I'd be able to use it!

    Be sure to check out my blog hop giveaway too at www.brandylynndesigns.blogspot.com and enter the draw.
    I posted my view on how to beat the winter blues!

    Email: info@explorefibre.com

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  106. Thank you for the great giveaway! The book looks awesome!

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  107. following on GFC-I beat the winter blues by crafting, sewing and reading lots of books

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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 :-)