Friday, July 20, 2012

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Time For A Giveaway!!

Hi, all!

I'm definitely ready to get my whoop whoop on today - for several reasons!!!  Vacation starts today, and in order to get ready for vacation, I finished three quilts...




...and quilted eight more that some other good folks have taken to bind and finish....









I'll tell more about these quilts in the next quilt ministry update, but these quilts will bring our total this year to 100 so far!  Whoop whoop!!


AND - - - I've hit 700 followers!!!!

Because this event can't go by unnoticed, or uncelebrated, we've got a great giveaway!!!  The wonderful Julie of The Intrepid Thread is offering up a fat quarter bundle of Amy Butler's new line, Cameo, in the Tall Stories color way!


Isn't it gorgeous?  Here's all you've got to do to have a chance at petting all that glorious color...  

1.  Leave a comment.  Tell me your favorite vacation spot...

2.  Jump over to Julie's shop and then come back and leave a comment telling me your favorite new line of fabric.

3.  If you're a follower, leave a comment telling me so! (Thanks so much, too!  You all brighten up my life!!)

4.  Link up to the linky party and show off what you're whooping about this week - then leave me a comment saying you've done so!!

Four ways to enter - be sure to leave a separate comment for each!!  I'll draw a winner next Thursday and post the winner's name on next Friday's Whoop Whoop post!!  (Be sure that I have a way to contact you - if I don't email you back from your comment(s), you are probably a no-reply blogger!)

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And now it's linky party time!

What have you been doing the happy dance about this week?

Share!! We want to cheer you on!

The linky party will remain open until 
next WEDNESDAY night - - -

In honor of the giveaway!!

Join in the fun!!

Be sure to give all your fellow linkers a little whoop whoop!!

Hugs!

Sarah


666 comments:

  1. My favorite vacation spot is Ettal, Germany. It is nestled in the Alps close to many fairy tale castles with a beautiful abbey in town. Some beautiful and peaceful - heaven on earth!

    Congrats on 700 followers!!!

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  2. I am a happy follower of your blog - thanks for the chance to win this wonderful bundle of fabric!

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  3. My favorite collection at The Intrepid Thread right now (which means today) is Kona Modern Quilts. I think it has so many possibilities!

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  4. Any beach, any where will do! I linked up with exciting news!

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  5. My favorite vacation spot is Hawaii.

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  6. I follow your blog. Congrats on 700 followers!

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  7. You have been so busy! I would have to stay up every night for weeks to catch up! Awesome quilts... My favorite vacation spot is Maui!

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  8. ... and Serenade in Sienna and Cocoa is gorgeous!

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  9. My fav vacation spot is somewhere on the high seas, wherever the cruise shi[ will take me!

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  10. I freely admit to being one of your 700 followers

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  11. Congratulations!! ... And thanks for the giveaway Sarah!!
    ... My fav vacation spot would have to be heading down south to Adelaide (Australia) to visit with my grandparents - LOVE to see my daughter with them!! SO special!!

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  12. My favourite new fabric line would have to be Serenade ... those butterflies and leaves had me at hello!!!

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  13. I am also a proud follower!!

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  14. First favorite is Las Vegas..my husband and I have been there 4 times and I'd love to go back again.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  15. My favorite new line is the Birds and The Bees in Sunset

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  16. I'm a new follower
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  17. I haven't vacationed in a long time - but as a kid, we vactioned in the Adirondack Mts. near Old Forge NY every summer (July) - their fireworks on the lake were spectacular and the local rodeo a must!

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  18. I love the beach. So my favorite spot is Algarve.

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  19. Linked up my doll quilts for the Mrs. Claus project - that really excites me.

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  20. I'm a follower. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  21. I love Pretty Little Things in the cool colorway! The tree print in this line in any of the hues is just lovely!

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  22. COngrats on 700 followers. That is very impressive and you make a lot of people happy :)

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  23. I am a follower and forgot to tell you my favourite vacation spot -- I would have to say a 'spa' ANYWHEE. I would love to have a whole week away and be pampered the whole time. Great giveaway!!

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  24. Been ove to Intrepid Thread and love teh Serenade by Kate Spain. I have a charm pack of these fabrics already and NEED to get some yardage!! Yum!

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  25. My favourite holiday spot is Scotland UK

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  26. Favourite line at the moment happens to be Cameo as well as Tula Pink's Birds and Bees.

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  27. Congrats on reaching such a milestone, Sarah! I always love your posts.

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  28. You know I am a follower...

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  29. Having just got back from Hawaii, it is now my new fav holiday spot. Am already saving to go back again!!!

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  30. Lovng Birds and the Bees by Tula Pink, but then I am a fan of all her ranges.

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  31. My favourite holiday spot is Lisbon in Portugal!

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  32. I love Riley Blake's Chevron prints!

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  33. Given that I've just moved to Japan, I'm still enjoying pretending to be on vacation here, lol!! And you've well and truly earnt your's - what a busy lady!

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  34. Linked up my finished table runner this week, whoop whoop!!

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  35. Happy 700!! Happy to have helped you reach that awesome number!!

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  36. I don't have a favorite vacation spot, but as long as I am outdoors with nature, I am happy! Especially if I am camping too.

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  37. I'm currently crushing on Pretty Little Things By Dena Designs - so sweet!

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  38. THe birds and the bees in turquoise and purple, oh my!
    Cameo, did you see all that turquoise? They have it in Voile too! More turquoise in La Dee Da, and Pretty little things too! I could go bankrupt on that site, for sure!

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  39. I love to go to Italy! Venice and the coast nearby is great. But since I had been in Tuscany - maybe my favorite spot in Italy is there:-) Erika/ehellmich@yahoo.com

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  40. Hard to decide which fabric is No 1 - but feeling the pistol on my breast: La Dee Da in aqua or coral ...:-)Erika/ehellmich@yahoo.com

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  41. My favourite holiday spot is the Vendee in France, because it has gorgeous sandy beaches that are also full of waves that are brilliantly jumpable which was a favourite holiday hobby of mine growing up, we'd go back there every 3 or 4 years.

    Congrats on all your followers!

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  42. My favorite vacation spot is central Maine. I go every year and it is so relaxing!

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  43. Hawaii is an awesome vacation spot. We only had a short time there when we went many years ago and would love to go back someday.

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  44. My favorite vacation spot is anywhere I can relax with my family! We're heading out this Saturday for our vacation!! Woohoo!!

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  45. I checked out Julie's just arrived page and my favorite collection is The Birds and The Bees.

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  46. As to favorites...I love orange, so Bukhara is looking good!!! =)

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  47. I'm a follower, thanks for a lovely giveaway!

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  48. I follow your blog. Thanks for offering this great giveaway and congrats on your followers milestone.

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  49. Love the Gulf Coast beaches--especially in the winter! Have a great vacation.

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  50. Loving It's a Shore Thing--those sunglasses just crack me up!

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  51. Vacationing anywhere there is the ocean is perfect for me. Mostly at Ocean City NJ....the boardwalk, the bubble tea and my BFF who lives nearby. Pure heaven.

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  52. I'm loving Bukhara the most at IT.

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  53. I've been a follower of yours for a while now.

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  54. In Julie's shop I like the new Bukhara - Half Yard Bundle Complete Collection... cheery!

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  55. I am a follower, of course! Congrats on reaching 700 of us.

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  56. My favorite vacation spot is Myrtle Beach in December. My Sweetie and I can still be on the beach with our sweatshirts and not have to worry about the crowd. Oceanside rooms are cheap cheap cheap.

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  57. I'm Linky #8. I finished the first week of the Tetris QA. All my blocks are cut for the whole quilt. It's not alot, or a huge finish, but with summer vacation and school not in session sewing time is very very limited. There's still time to join the Tetris QA with Melissa at Happy quilting.

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  58. Gratz on 700 followers! Since I live close to the beach, I have to pick the mountains as my favorite Vacation spot. Love finding water falls while hiking.

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  59. Moab, UT is a vacation spot we keep returning to. We used to live there, so the return to visit is always fun and there's plenty of pretty scenery there too!

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  60. Pretty Things is a great line, but all are amazing!

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  61. Now I'm an official follower! I thought I was, but the button on my blog leading me here, just made it an easy "go to!"

    Congrats on over 700 followers!

    Love all the fun, fun quilts! Glad you get a vacation and give your machine a rest!

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  62. I dont usually go on vacations. My favorite spot is my sewing chair

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  63. I know its old but its still new to me because I've never had a chance to buy some, a walk in the woods

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  64. My favorite vacation spot is anywhere with a beach and a breeze.

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  65. Anywhere with the family is a great vacation spot! Hawaii wouldn't hurt;)

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  66. Birds and Bees Meteor Shower for me!

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  67. I am planning on making a quilt with this exact fabric!! Woohoo!

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  68. Way to go, Girl!!
    Anywhere with woods and nature...water is a bonus!
    Great job on all the quilts!
    Heading over to the other website.
    pam

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  69. Thanks for the chance to win!

    My favorite vacation spot so far is Oak Island, North Carolina. It isn't commercialized and I can rent a house reasonably and be on the beach by 6:30 most mornings.

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  70. I like the Birds & the Bees fabric! Hard to pick...so many good choices.

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  71. I love the It's a Shore Thing. I want the beach so badly right now!

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  72. I am a follower :) Unfortunately, I don't have a finish to share today...maybe next Friday!!

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  73. My favorite vacation spot is Gruber's Retreat Center in MN. Three whole days of quilting with my sister and great quilty/blogger friends. Thanks again for the chance to win!!

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  74. I love It's a Shore Thing...fun, fun, fun fabric :-)

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  75. Whoop Whoop for 700 followers! My favorite vacation spot is Vermont. Specifically Addison. Its located right on Lake Champlain, and is almost smack in the middle of Burlington and Middlebury. We have friends that have a home there on the lake and it is so beautiful and peaceful.

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  76. Posted my link for my weekly Whoop! hehe I finished my 2nd ever quilt top! I am so proud of it! Now on to the scary part of making the sandwich.

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  77. Im a follower! Love your blog :)

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  78. Good golly - you NEED a vacation after finishing up all of those quilts! I do not actually have a favorite vacation spot. I'm seriously lacking in experience in that department. Until then, I'll just take others' suggestions :)

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  79. Favorite vacation spot is Hilton Head Island. Beautiful island, something for everyone. Sun, surf, recreation, wildlife habitats, etc...all gorgeous!

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  80. The Smokies; thanks for the chance! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  81. I love going to Bermuda for vacation.

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  82. Love It's a Shore Thing! So cute and so summer!

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  83. Am a follower; thanks! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  84. Looking forward to Madrona Road at Intrepid Thread; thanks! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  85. My favorite vacation spot has to be the mountains of North Carolina. We live in flat land Florida, so the cool mountain breezes are always refreshing.

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  86. No finish this week, but I am a follower :-)

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  87. Congratulations on reaching 700 followers. Definitely worthy of a whoop whoop (as are the quilts you completed/quilted this week)!

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  88. I've been following your blog for quite a while! I love seeing how much you accomplish.

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  89. Oh, my favorite place to vacation is East TN and I love to be able to stay at a friend's cabin near Cumberland Gap.

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  90. Love Colorado, the scenery is incredible.

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  91. Favorite vacation shop is Yellowstone. Have been there 6 or 8 times, lost track...

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  92. I have several favorite collections from Julie's site...the Cameo, Birds and Bees, Marmalade and others! I'm also a follower of Julie's.

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  93. I am a follower! Thanks for the chance, have a great vacation.

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  94. My favorite Intrepid Thread fabrics, for today, at least, are those from the Flying Free Line.
    (I'll have to wait until later to show what I'm working on!)

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  95. My favorite new line at Intrepid Fabric is "The Birds and the Bees"

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  96. My favorite vacation spot is anywhere away from home. There are so many new and wonderful places to explore, I don't want to go to the same place over and over.

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  97. I have been a follower for awhile now. You inspire me with the beautiful and numerous quilts you complete every week.

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  98. Fave vacation spot - anywhere that my family is! We did disneyland last summer and that was awesome, then this summer we were about 25minutes from our front door with my parents and sister and her family, and that was equally good!!

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  99. Josephine's "Bouquet in Ink" is fabulous on Intrepid Thread.

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  100. I love the islands, Block Island, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard.

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  101. Already following you and Sarah!

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  102. #15 on your linky collection.

    Thanks for hosting a linky party (I added your button to my blog)

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  103. I love the "It's a Shore Thing" collection.

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  104. Favorite vacation? I like roadtrips where you pick random things to go see.

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  105. I love to vacation at the beach!
    Mrs.Hearts

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  106. I ♥ the LillyBelle line of fabric at The Intrepid Thread.
    Mrs.Hearts

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  107. I am a regular follower of your blog - part of the 700! ♥
    Mrs.Hearts

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  108. I linked up to today's Linky Party - thanks for hosting the fun!
    Mrs.Hearts

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  109. FOLLOWING YOU VIA GFC+BLOG LOVIN'!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher19948@yahoo.com

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  110. HELLO! VISITED JULIE/I'D SELECT THE MARMALADE FABRICS! THANK YOU!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  111. My favorite vacation spot is Old Forge, NY in the beautiful Adirondack mountains.

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  112. I am a happy regular follower of your blog!

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  113. I am currently coveting some Joy by Kate Spain - such bright colors to go with several ongoing projects. Would love to win some of this Cameo though

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  114. HELLO! MY FAVORITE VACATION SPOT:THE ROCKY MTS! THANK YOU!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  115. I just signed up as a follower -

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  116. My favorite vacation spot is Cuba..Veredero!!

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  117. I am liking Julies Pretty Little Things/Sophia right now.

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  118. hummm my favorite vacation spot? It has been so long since I have had a vacation - I really don't have any one spot to declare - where would I want to go on a fabulous vacation? I am wishing to go to Amsterdam during the spring as I love tulips and related spring bulbs!

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  119. I am a new follower of your blog...found you through Julie...you have great things going on here...thanks for this chance.

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  120. My favorite new line of fabric at Intrepid Threads is Pretty Little Things, especially those gorgeous paisleys!

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  121. I've been to Ireland once but I would go again in a heartbeat!
    pnconverse(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  122. I've linked up to your linky party...thanks again....

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  123. My favorite vacation spot is a trip to the mountains- Jasper Alberta Canada to be precise- It is always beautiful there- whatever the season. It is a great place just to go and relax.
    Congratulations on 700 followers.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  124. My new favorite vacation spot is Belize!!

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  125. I am lucky to say that I feel like I'm on vacation every day now that we are retired but I do lone the Kananaskis country.

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  126. We went to Curacao in the Caribbean this past Winter - most gorgeous beach ever!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  127. I really like the looks of Starflakes and Glitter.

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  128. My favorite vacation spot is Key West. That's where we went on our honeymoon and it was fabulous.

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  129. My favorite new line at The Intrepid Thread is Tula Pink's The Birds and The Bees. It's so pretty!

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  130. Congrats on your 700 followers! My favourite vacation spot is the family cottage!

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  131. My favourite new fabric line is Amy Butler's Cameo, of course!

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  132. Beautiful quilts, as always! Enjoy your vacation! My favorite vacation spot is the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

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  133. I am a proud follower! :-)

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  134. Mu favorite vacation spot is Hawaii. But, if I can't be at a beach somewhere, I just want to be in my quilt room!

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  135. Congrats on hitting 700 Followers and climbing!!!! My fave vacation spot is heading down south (Toronto Ontario Canada) and hitting all of the play and theme parks for the kids! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  136. I linked up my Whoop Whoop for the week! Thanks for the party!

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  137. I'm a follower and subscriber to your blog!

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  138. I am so in live with the birds and bees. Just bought a bunch from Julie.

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  139. My favorite vacation spot is the Outer Banks, NC. I've gone there many times so I have great family vacation memories (growing up), plus new vacation memories made more recently! Congrats on 700 and thanks for the giveaway!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  140. at Julie's Shop I like the LillyBelle Line.

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  141. I have become a follower. Your quilts are lovely!

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  142. I love the Intrepid Thread and shop with Julie very regularly! I'm in love with Cameo and the new Birds & Bees collections!

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  143. It was a tough decision, but I think "It's A Shore Thing" is my favorite line. I live in Florida so anything with sunglasses is right up my alley.

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  144. My favorite new line of fabric at Julie's shop is definitely Lillybelle! Your quilts are gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  145. My favorite vacation spot is Bermuda.

    Congrats on 700+ followers!

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  146. I follow via email :o) Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  147. Your quilts are beautiful!

    My favorite new line is Alpine Wonderland.

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  148. My favorite vacation was at Lily bay beach in WI.

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  149. My favorite vacation spot is Cape Cod!

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  150. My favorite vacation spot - Alaska. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  151. La Dee Da is a favorite in the new arrivals section!

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  152. My favorite vacation spot is on a beach in Mexico!

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  153. My favorite vacation spot depends on what we're doing, but if I could pick a place to go right now, it would be Bonaire and scuba diving.

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  154. My fave new fabric line is LillyBelle

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  155. I'm a follower! Congrats on 700!!! Thanks for the chances to win!!

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  156. I really like Pretty Little Things.

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  157. I like Pretty Little Things. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  158. It's A Shore Thing is the collection I like the most!

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  159. What a fabulous collection of colours in your giveaway. Fav place for a vacation - almost anyplace here in Colorado. Tomorrow we go to the mountains to leave behind the 3 digit temps in our town. 69* sounds mighty good to me today. WaaHoo! Anne

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  160. I am a new follower :) You sure have been one busy quilter!! I just love looking at everyone's work for some inspiration so, thanks for sharing! My favorite vacation place is where I grew up--Moose Lake, MN. I live in Idaho. I miss my family and friends tons everyday and I can't wait until we get to go visit again :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Enjoy your vacation!! Good luck, Everyone!!

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  161. La Dee Da in Aqua is my new favorite.

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  162. What a great giveaway! I'm a happy follower and hoping I'll win those gorgeous fabrics :*)

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  163. My favorite vacation place is Catalina Island off the Los Angeles coast. Oh my, Calgon take me away!!!

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  164. My favorite vacation spot is the Bend, Oregon, and the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

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  165. Love Pretty Little Things - especially Ella in Orange - YUM!!!

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  166. My favorite vacation spot is to see my kids twice a year in Dallas but my favorite bucket list spot is South Dakota to visit Mt. Rushmore......thanks for a lovely giveaway and a chance to win it!

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  167. I'm a follower now but have visited often before......

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  168. I love San Francisco, my hubby is taking me there for my birthday this weekend.

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  169. I believe I mentioned this in my vacation spot comment but, here it is separately, I am a new follower :)

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  170. My favorite new line of fabric is Pretty Little Things.

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  171. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the La Dee Da line! I see some very wonderful Dresden flowers growing in there! :)

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