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Monday, 13 May 2013

It's For The Birds and A Giveaway



I know for a fact that I really have good manners and always say please and thank you as I have been taught.  So, I'm going to start my blog hop post with HUGE 
to our hostess, Mary, and to Madame Samm, the overall chief cook and bottle washer for all of these hops.  Thank you so very much I really appreciate all your hard work.

So it's my turn today.  Bet you thought I was going to show you something with a bird on a quilt block or mini quilt.  Well you would be so wrong!  In fact I am terrified of
real live birds and always have been, even as a small child.  I wanted a Parakeet in the worst way and for my 11th birthday my parents bought me one and I was so terrified of it that they gave it away to the little girl of the lady that cleaned for my late mother because she loved it and I so didn't!!!

But I LOVE sewing them with a vengeance.  So now I am going to show you a few of the things I have stitched and made with birds as the main theme and do hope you like them because I love them all.  Some have been made as gifts and some I made for me, so here goes

This was made as what is known as a
Sweet Bag and was actually
12" x 9" and was such a joy to make
and I put the recipients initials on it

Now we go from BIG to really little and it
is a scissor fob
This was a birthday present for
a Friend and her birth year is in
the middle of the birds and it is a pin cushion
This is my most favorite thing of all and
it was designed by Blackbird Designs
and instead of stitching it over 2 threads
I stitched it with one thread of
floss over one thread of 32count linen
It comes out a quarter of the size it should be
Now for the giveaway which has graciously been provided by Julie of Intrepid Thread 
1.  Go to Julies store which you can find the link to her store here <---link> and tell me in a comment on this post what is your most favorite (or favourite) thing that Julie sells and;
2.  Like me on here with Google Friend Connect please because the more likes I get on GFC (that's Google Friend Connect) the more sponsors I get and the more sponsors I get the more giveaways you get so leave me another comment telling me that you follow me please.
This is what Julie is giving to ONE lucky winner.
It is the cool colorway of Bonjour by Amanda Murphy
in Fat Quarters YAY
This giveaway is ending on Saturday May 18, 2013 at NOON because to have it for one day really isn't good enough.

Now please go and visit the other blogs that are taking part in this and they are:

Tuesday, May 14



As Warner Bros would say
THAT'S ALL FOLKS 

but I do hope that you have enjoyed my turn on It's For The Birds and I did tell you I was really polite - just look at all the please's in this one little email!

I hope to see you soon 
Patti xxx 
American by birth and MOUTH 
but British in every other way

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181 comments:

  1. I Like Twenty Three...I have a jelly roll already! So fun.

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  2. Lovin your feathered friends. I follow via GFC.

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  3. I like Textures. Thanks for chance to win.

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  4. Gosto muito do ponto cruz e seus pássaros estão divinos,amei de verdade.Parabéns.Seguidora gfc Obrigada por oferta.

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  5. Sweet birdie projects! I have enjoyed seeing everybody's creations!

    My favorite new fabric is hipster, but I already bought it from her;). I love the colors!

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  6. I love the new Hipster line that Julie is carrying - thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. My current favorite is In My Room - Half Yard Bundle Complete Collection. Gorgeous!

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  8. I could have some fun with Nevermore, I'm an E.A.Poe fan ;D
    Thank you for the chance:)

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  9. Your projects are just lovely, I especially enjoyed the final one. I follow through GFC/Bloglovin :)

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  10. Loving Indian Summer! and Bekko! And Metro...I can't make up my mind...I love them all!

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  11. I'm following you on GFC and +1d you! Best of luck and thanks for the giveaway! I love the fabric selection!

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  12. Your stitchery is sew lovely! Thank you for sharing.

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  13. Julie offers so many lovely designs. One of my favorites is the Daylilies print from Laura Gunn's Cosmos line.

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  14. I follow you via GFC, happily.

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  15. I love Madhuri by the Quilted Fish :-)

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  16. I follow on GFC :-) Love all your creations - so much cross stitch - something I don't have the patience for!

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  17. I love the new Bijou collection offered at the Intrepid Thread. Thanks for the giveaway and for your delightful birdie creations!

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  18. I follow your delightful blog via Google Friend Connect.

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  19. My fav right now is frippery!

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  20. Lovely job. Thank you for sharing with us. :)

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  21. Very cute stitcheries. you are very talented.

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  22. I love blossom festival. Thank you for the chance. I became a new follower

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  23. Lovely projects! By the way, 1948 was a very good year :) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  24. I really like Aspen Frost. Very pretty. A very intesesting site. Will have to check it out when I get back to work.

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  25. Very cute projects....and I really love the new Bijou such a delight...

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  26. Oh and I do follow you on google...

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  27. Indian Summer FQ Bundle is my favorite at The Intrepid Thread. Love your bird projects. Thanks.

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  28. Love your cross stitch pieces. My eyes won't allow me to do this any longer so I really appreciate seeing the work others do.

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  29. I'm already a GFC follower. Thanks again.

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  30. I already follow you on GFC. Good luck with getting some new followers.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  31. I really like the Folk Tale fabric, particularly in the melon colour. Blackbird designs are one of my favourite cross stitch designers too, your work is just beautiful. Thank you for a tweet giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  32. I love Wheels on White!

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  33. Great stitching but I especially love the 1948 pin cushion - Awesome ;)

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  34. :D Beautiful Stitchwork!!! The scissors fob is my favorite!!! As for Julie's shop, I like her half yard bundles,and at the moment totally smitten with the Love and Joy half yard bundle.
    Beulah

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  35. This is a test.....
    The first several tries to post were eaten by cyberspace...if this is a duplicate....please forgive me....the aliens are attacking.

    Your stitchwork is BEAUTIFUL!!!! And your scissors fob is my absolute favorite!! I would wear it as a necklace and my scissors would remain...undressed.. :D

    I really like Julie's half yard bundles and at the moment I am smitten with her Love and Joy half yard bundles.

    Beulah

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  36. I happily follow via GFC!
    And it looks like this time the comment box is actually going to let me submit!!! :)
    No vanishing tricks yet!!! :D
    Beulah

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  37. Your bird stitches are super-cute!
    I'm drooling over Twenty-Three, the line is really cute.

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  38. Love your stitching!! Your birds are adorable!!

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  39. Your stitching is very stunning !

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  40. Your stiching project is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  41. Your stitcheries are amazing! Wow is all I can say.

    Your parakeet story reminded me of one from our household. Like you, we had one when I was 5 or 6 years old, living in an apartment while my dad attended college. For some reason the bird would peck on my year younger brother's ears and fingers. There are pictures of him with gloves and a head scarf on somewhere though he would probably have my head for posting it, should I find it.

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  42. love your project thanks for sharing

    thanks for the giveaway fabric I like is Madrona Road - Farmstead in Robin's Egg


    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  43. gfc follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  44. Your sweet bag is beautiful as are all your stitching projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Your birds are beautiful! I love all of the hand work on them. Julie's shop is wonderful. Her service is just as great. I would choose the Bekko for borders on my x and + quilt!

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  46. I like Tsuru - Cranes in Cerulean. Not sure what I would work it into, but probably a great focus fabric for a quilt!

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  47. I'm a follower on GFC. You do have a way with birds!

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  48. Your stitchery is beautiful!!!!
    I like the Blooma collection on teh Intrepid Thread website.
    I follow by email because it's easier for me to have it directly sent to me:)

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  49. Ok, that is a totally unfair question because there are just too many to choose from! What a wonderful site, thanks for pointing me to it, I've got her bookmarked for further browsing. I'm a faithful follower.

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  50. Oh, and I forgot to leave you my contact info..pbstrand@msn.com

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  51. I think Olive the Ostrich is sooooo cute.

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  52. Amazing stitching! I am already a follower of yours!

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  53. In Julie shop I liked the Landscaping Fat Quarter set. Thanks to you and her for a lovely giveaway.

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  54. Whew, are there hours and hours of stitching in your creations! What beauties and treasures for every!

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  55. You did a beautiful job on all of your embroidery. They are all so pretty. Thank you for being part of this hop.

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  56. 1st... Wonderful Stitcheries!! They are a delight to look at. As for Julies's site.... the Seven Wonders collection took my breathe away. Thank you for sharing your birds with us today and for the chance to win that wondeful collection of the cool colorway of Bonjour. It has a quiet way about it that is beckoning to me.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  57. Ms. Patti.... I have been a GFC follower for a while now but I also added you to my bloglovin' list. Thank you once again the chance to win the faboulous collection from Julies's store.

    Sincerley,
    Tricia

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  58. I like Kate & Birdie's "Winter's Lane". She has a lot of beautiful fabrics on her site!
    hulseybg at gmail com

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  59. I follow you by e-mail and google.
    hulseybg at gmail com

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  60. I love your projects! especially the scissors fob!
    I love Comma!

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  61. I really liked the 23 fat quarter bundles that coordinate with each other. Makes matching and buying easier!!!

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  62. I'm also a follower via bloglovin'

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  63. I love your story about the Parakeet, love your embroidery projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  64. Great projects!
    I'm liking Amy Butler.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  65. Beautiful projects. I really like the reading rainbow fabric, and I am following you on bloglovin.

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  66. I like Happy go Lucky for one-too many to like!

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  67. Very nice stitchery projects. I just bought Happy Go Lucky today!

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  68. I already follow you on GFC. Your bird projects are just beautiful!!! What a great job you did on them1
    !

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  69. So I'm guessing you'd prefer Psycho to The Birds. Love your friendly and tame bird projects. I like Madhuri - Elephant in Blue.

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  70. Really liking the Winters Lane by Kate and Birdie. I also do stichery and it does consume hours of my time but it is so worth it to see the beautiful finished projects. Thanks for the chance to win

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  71. Folk Tale - love it!
    And I follow by email and GFC.

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  72. Your stitching is just beautiful! I love Folk Tale, just too cute!

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  73. I already follow via e-mail. If GFC would pop up, I'll follow you there too.

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  74. I really like the hipster collection. Your projects are really nice, lots of work.

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  75. Awesome stitching! I like Ride by Julia Rothman for Windham.

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  76. I love getting fabrics on sale like "Pagoda Lullaby - Gateway in Grenadine"; it's such an interesting color.
    Love all your stitching. That design you did at 1/4 is amazing! I'd love a scissors fob like the one you made.

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  77. I like the fat quarter collection of Ride.

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  78. Love the "In My Room" fat quarter bundle..in Cool!!

    I have been a GFC follower for quite awhile....and also just put in to follow thru Bloglovin too :)

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  79. I love Intrepid thread! I just bought the crimp fabric. Best part is her shop is only 15 min from me!

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  80. Lovely stitcheries!! I am trying to avoid Julie's store as I like everything there... Right now the Bekko line is my fave.

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  81. I like the Color Me Retro - Half Yard Bundle Complete Collection.
    Color Me Retro - Half Yard Bundle Complete Collection

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  82. gfc follower: nicolesender
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  83. I love the Shelburne Falls - Fat Quarter Bundle in Willow. Thanks fore the chance to win!

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  84. I already follow you thru GFC! Yeah! Thanks!

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  85. My favorite is AGF's Carnaby St. collection. Your handwork is beautiful!

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  86. I love the whole Tsuru range!

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  87. I'm not sure how to do the GFC thing? I follow via Bloglovin and my iPhone and the buttons do t seem to come up?!

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  88. I really like the Hipster line. I love the colors and the fun 60's vibe of the patterns.

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  89. I love Intrepid Thread and I got my eye on Poppy Modern in the Coming Soon section!!

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  90. I am now following you via GFC and Bloglovin' - thanks for the chance!!!

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  91. VISITED JULIE'S+MY FAVORITE IS "HAPPY GO LUCKY"!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  92. FOLLOW>GFC + BLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  93. Julie has great bundles, and Tsuru is my favorite right now.

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  94. There is so much I love from the Intrepid Thread. If I had to pick one range it would be the Madhuri fabrics.

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  95. I signed up with GFC, but I already follow you by email!

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  96. Love your stitched birds. Twenty Three is my fav right now.

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  97. I love the Cosmos - Half Yard Bundle in Yellow collection! Thanks

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  98. It is always so hard to pick one favorite, but I like Indie Chic. Pat Bravo always has some pretty fabrics.

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  99. I am a new follower via google connect. Thanks for the contest.

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  100. I would love to have this Bonjour Mon Ami very much and I know it's coming soon! French is my heritage so this is a must for me. Thank you to you and the Intrepid Thread.

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  101. You are on my google circles and I will write soon. Your handwork is just lovely. I can't do that hand embroidery any more but your is beautiful!!

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  102. I added you to Google and I like Metro Living. Thank you for the giveaway

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  103. My favorite over their curently is the Carnaby Street fabrics and Aspen frost too. Goregous . I also wanted to tell you I like your bird projects. They all look great. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway also.

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  104. I follow via GFC & Bloglovin.

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  105. I love the Stitched Squares fabric. Thanks to you and Intrepid Thread (love them) for the chance to win.

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  106. I love Julie's Essex linen! :)

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  107. Right now I am partial to the Cleo Collection from Dear Stella, that the intrepid thread has in fat quarter or half yard bundles .

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  108. So hard to choose just one favorite from Julie's shop. My current favorite is the Glimma half yard bundle. I love Lotta Jansdotter's designs.

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  109. I am loving the colors on that Folk Tale half yard bundle!

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  110. I like the up an coming soon collection called "Hip Holiday." I know it's not in the store yet, but it looks like fun!

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  111. thanks for this opportunity!
    My fave thing in at the Intrepid thread are her bundles-specifically the Indian summer half yard bundle!

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  112. I love the In From The Cold Xmas fabric. Wonderful needlework - especially love the 1948 as that is my birthday year also.

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  113. I am terrified of birds also! have two hilarious stories of my own, at least they are funny now. I love Happy Go Lucky. Of course, I pretty much love anything by Bonnie and Camille. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  114. I like the fact that she sells half yard bundles. But, I got to tell you that I have gotten to loving Comma. I probably would order 1/2 yard each fabric in that line!

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  115. My favorite is Happy Go Lucky. They are all so pretty it is hard to choose.

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  116. I like Spring House and Textures in her bundles, and I really like the rainbow blender bundles she puts together too.

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  117. My favorite is Happy Go Lucky. They are all so petty it is hard to choose.

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  118. i love this collection: In My Room thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  119. i am now following your blog through google connect.

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  120. Hello!. I love the Color Me Retro-Florette in Saphire. Many thanks for this giveaway!

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  121. Thank you for your generous giveaway. I am loving the new Glimma fabric line in Interpid Thread.
    I love bird projects. Yours are so pretty

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  122. I Love her fat quarter bundles. Right now I want Bijoux!

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  123. I follow on Google, and I love Julie's selection of pre-cuts because this is what I love to use.

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  124. Hi!!! Your little birdies are very pretty!!!

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  125. My favourite is the Love and Joy - Birds in Aqua fabric. Sooooo cute!

    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  126. I follow you via GFC.

    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  127. I love folk tales. It is so cute. thanks for the giveaway.

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  128. I'm loving Hipster right now! Awesome colors and prints! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  129. I already follow via gfc! :)

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  130. What lovely tiny stitches.
    I love Bijoux, such lovely bright colors. Such pretty florals. (i love flowers) Thank you for offering a giveaway.

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  131. I follow on GFC and Bloglovin.

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  132. I love Folk Tale the complete bundle!

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  133. Follow you on GFC as Diana. Thanks!

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  134. I love The Intrepid Thread!! Right now my favorite thing in her store is Bijoux!

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  135. I just followed you on Google Friend Connect, as well as Blog Lovin'!

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  136. Beautiful embroidery!!!

    I LOVE the Hipster range at Intrepid Thread! I just bought me some, but think i need more!

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  137. And I follow you......GFC and flickr! lol

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  138. My favorite thing about Julie's online shop is her selection of fabrics and customer friendly attitude. Though outside my box of typical fabrics I purchase, Glimma is the one that I return to .... today that is my favorite product. mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  139. I love your projects, especially the last one! Beautiful work! Intrepid Thread is a favourite haunt of mine too. I'm loving The Good Life & Bella by Amanda Murphy at the moment. Thanks to you both for the giveaway!

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  140. I'm following via Bloglovin' as well as G+ & Google Friends. Overkill perhaps but until they get it all synced, I'm not taking any chances so I don't miss a thing! :-)

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  141. I Google Friend Connect follow your blog. alternate email is mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  142. I am a new follower via Google Friends Connect.

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  143. I found a cool collection called Carnaby Street, and really love the fabric called Psychedelia in Peridot. I've really been into minty, tealy greens lately.

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  144. I like Indian Summer. Thanks :)

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  145. Also I now follow yo on GFC but you do know they're doing away with it soon don't you? :S

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  146. Hi, I love the woodland tales in nature fabric it is so cute. Thank you
    smjohns63(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  147. So hard to pick! I really like the Madhuri line, and the Woodland Tales are super cute...but there's so many I like! jgemeroy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  148. Now following you with GFC! Thanks for the chance to win!
    jgemeroy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  149. There's nothing that I don't like at Intrepid Thread ... one (or two) yards of everything, please! Your blog is so nice! Thanks for the give away!

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  150. Gummy Bears Custom Fat Quarter Bundle is a great stash bundle for me.. I am a follower and a regular customer to Julie at INTREPID THREADS..

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  151. I really like Winters Lane, so cute :)

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  152. And I'm now following with GFC :)

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  154. I like just about everything Julie sells, but my new favourite is Glimma because I just love Lotta Jansdotter fabric.
    suegribble(at)gmail(dot)com

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  155. I am now a follower on Google Friend Connect.

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I absolutely LOVE it when you leave a comment and I read each and every comment and try to reply to you all.
Patti xxx