Friday, March 8, 2013

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? It's Finally Open! And A Giveaway!!


Hi, all!

It's Friday again, and boy, am I ready to WHOOP IT UP!!  I hope you are too!!

Why am I whooping, you ask?  Well, while we're at the top of the blogpost, let's look at the simplest one....  take a look at the header of the blog.  Nice picture, right?  Notice anything missing from the last time you saw it?  Like a huge telephone pole and three bright yellow guy wires in the background?  That's been bugging me ever since I posted that picture, but until recently, I didn't know how to get them out of there.  Thanks to Photoshop Elements, now I do - and they're gone!!  Just in case you don't remember the previous version, here it is...



It's so much nicer without them, isn't it?  Okay, so that's my little whoop.

And now for the BIG WHOOP - - - my Etsy shop is finally open!!!



You can find me at FabricAddictQuilts.etsy.com, or just click the button at the top right of the blog.  It's not a huge shop, but certainly a start, with... 

...a few quilts...


...design journal covers large and small...


...some pincushions...


...and computer sleeves!


Some fun little things I've enjoyed making and hope to be able to sell!  I'm hoping to add a quilter's apron to the mix - a little design that's been rolling around in my head, but I haven't had time to get made up yet.  I'm looking forward to having an apron to keep the "marks of my trade" - the little bits of thread - from sticking to my clothes!

And now, to celebrate the opening of my shop, I'm going to have a little giveaway!!  You can win your choice of a pincushion like the one pictured above in your choice of colors, or a design journal very similar to the one pictured above, with three graph paper journals to fill it with!  International participants are welcome, too!

How can you join in the fun?  It's simple - join in the fun!  

For one entry, link up your own Friday whoop whoop below.  For newbies, it doesn't have to be a finish - just something you're proud of accomplishing this week!

For a second entry, visit my shop, then come back here and leave a comment telling me your favorite item in the shop, or a suggestion for something you'd like to see there.

For a third entry, pin your favorite item in the shop to Pinterest, then come back here and let me know you did!

For a fourth entry, let me know you're a follower of my blog!

Leave a separate comment for each thing you choose to do (except linking up - your link will be your entry for that option!)

And if you don't like to jump through hoops, and don't want to link up with the whoop whoop party, just leave a comment telling me what types of things you like to buy handmade....

Please be sure that you aren't a "no-reply" blogger!  
If I don't respond to your comment, it's because 
there's no e-mail contact for you - so leave an 
e-mail address in your comment 
if you have any doubt about it!

Simple!  I'll pick a winner next Thursday, March 14th, and announce it on next Friday's Whoop Whoop post!!

This giveaway is also linked up with the Beat The Winter Blues Quilter's Blog Hop Party...

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Hop over there and join in the fun!

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And now it's your turn!

What are you whooping about this week?

What has you dancing the happy dance?


Inquiring minds want to know - we want to join in the dance!

So link up to the party - it's easy!

The party will remain open until Thursday, March 14th.
(A little longer this week because of the giveaway!)

Be there or be square!!

Hugs!

Sarah


Linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story!  Go check it out!!

167 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your shop opening! You've got some lovely things in there so I hope it does well. I like your journal covers and also your pin cushions. What about adding some glasses cases or maybe some little purses? All the best.

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  2. I'm a blog follower - very clever to photoshop out your electric poles (even though I hadn't noticed them before!).

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  3. I am a happy follower :)
    Susanne

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  4. I like your yellow iPhone sleeve. I think those little cute items sell better than big ones.
    Susanne

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  5. Just pinned the iPhone pouch :)
    Susanne

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  6. And of course I linked my Whoop whoop project.
    Susanne

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  7. I follow your wonderful blog

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  8. I follow you, BTW, I had two posts I entered for a whoop whoop this week, so you can count them as one entry not two.
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  9. What's not to like? I love your pin cushions, and the laptop sleeve is a great idea!

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  10. I "pinned" your pin cushion! LOL

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  11. Congratulations on your shop - I love your criss-cross baby quilt!

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  12. Congratulations on your shop!

    Love the picture without the telephone lines - it's the perfect setting now!

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  13. Modern Rainbow Baby Quilt is my fave :)

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  14. Congrats on your shop opening and for figuring out how to remove the pole and wires. Two great accomplishments this week!!

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  15. It was a hard choice, but I think I like the Modern Rainbow Baby Quilt best. Something about those colors just struck me. All beautiful items, though! :-)

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  16. I'm a follower and love your blog.

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  17. I love and pinned your pincushion from your shop.

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  18. Good for you on both fronts - photo-shopping and etsy shop! I really like the 1930's pincushion.

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  19. Congratulations! I like the Ric Rac Rabbit baby quilt and the baby quilt using Kate Spain fabrics best. Especially Ric Rac. They are absolutely gorgeous! Beautifully quilted!
    When someone has a baby, they NEED baby quilts, blankets, receiving blankets. "Must Have" items. And they need several. When invited to a shower, I have found that those are TRULY appreciated gifts, especially hand made ones :D

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  20. How wonderful Sarah! I wish you all the best and great success in your shop!

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  21. I pinned your Modern Rainbow Baby Quilt to Pinterest :*)

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  22. Enjoy following your blog and having the opportunity to link up and see what other quilters have accomplished. Thanks! Congratulations on your new shop!

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  23. I'm a follower of your blog. Congratulations on opening your shop.

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  24. I've looked around your new shop and I love the rainbow baby quilt.

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  25. You have so many wonderful quilts on your blog that I'm sure would sell in your shop.

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  26. Nice Etsy shop! I really like the pincushion in 30's fabrics!!

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  27. I just love the pin cushions at the shop.

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  28. I've been checking into your blog every day, but now I'm a follower on Google.

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  29. I really like your hexie love pincushion!
    I linked up this week before I released what was going on but thanks for such a great giveaway and congratulations on your shop!

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  30. Congrats on the shop, I am a follower!

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  31. Love your etsy shop. The pin cushions are adorable.

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  32. Whoop! Whoop! on opening your shop! I will be going to look at your pretty creations!

    I have linked up again today and thank you for running this lovely linky party. I added the pillow I finished for a blog hop.

    The new header picture is much nicer ... although I really only saw the pretty quilt in the old one, so I never noticed the telephone pole in the green leafy background. I shall have to try some photo editing like this ... thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  33. I really like the small journal cover with the graph paper. Great idea!

    I like to mostly sew quilts. I rarely make bags or small items for holding things like Ipods and phones so I do occasionally buy these as gifts. I have looked at phone caddies for my daughter's smart phone online and have not really found one I liked. I think it would have to have a closed pocket and an arm strap and a place to tuck in her IDs securely, as she is a runner ... just an idea, since you asked for ideas, and are sew creative and crafty ... :) Pat

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  34. I am a happy follower ... :) Pat

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  35. Linked up a Whoop Whoop - thanks for the party!

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  36. I never noticed the pole and wires until now, lol. Nice that you could edit them out though. Hooray for your etsy shop! I'm going to poke around over there right after this.

    Things I like to buy handmade. Little things, pouches, etc. I really need a new eyeglass case at the moment.

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  37. Love your shoppe! I do have a suggestion though. I think you should show the whole quilt, and some of the back, as well. I wouldn't want to buy anything that I hadn't at lease seen.
    I wish you lots of sales... I'm going to suggest your shop to some of my family who always want me to make them another quilt - like they are the only people in my family.
    Hugs

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  38. Ooh, I like the pin cushion pair in your shop!

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  39. Hey, Sarah, I love the "fixed" picture. Someday I will get photoshop, too. Good job! I am already a follower.

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  40. Whoop whoop for eliminating that phone pole and another whoop whoop for opening your etsy store!
    Oh and just for the record: I'm a follower :o)

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  41. I came to visit your blog after checking out your new etsy shop. I didn't notice the quilting at the etsy shop but I did here and all I could think was "BEAUTIFUL!" and "My aunt did that!" :) Congrats on the store! I'm going to share a link of Facebook now.

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  42. Just been to your shop - I love the journal cover!

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  43. I really love the pincushion in
    the 30s repro fabric! Thanks for
    the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. I am a follower via GFC.

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. I just pinned about your pincushion
    http://pinterest.com/pin/227431849904505792/

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. The Hexie Love pincushion is a-dorable.

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  47. I just linked up my Aurifil blocks. Thanks for this giveaway.

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  48. I like the fabric design journal cover.

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  49. I am a follower and love the journal cover in your shop!

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  50. HAPPY TO FOLLOW >GFC

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  51. HI! LOVE THESE PIN CUSHIONS>ESPECIALLY THE HEXIE ONE!
    CONGRATS ON YOUR ETSY SHOP!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  52. Your shop looks great. My favorite thing there is Criss-Cross Baby Quilt.

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  53. I follow your blog. hugs Alessandra

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  54. Lovely shop. Love the pincushions :D

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  55. That is a brilliant photo..... I am whooping that I finished my boxy pouches which have been sitting around for a while needing finishing. hey if you like making aprons, why don't you check out this swap I've just signed up for

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/craftycooksapronswap/

    xx

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  56. I love the criss cross baby quilt - CONGRATS on the shop! :)

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  57. love the criss cross quilt!
    Do you have a pattern?

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  58. Love the pincushions! Great quilts in the shop.

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  59. Congratulations on opening your shop. You have many lovely things, but I REALLY like the pocket design journal. Thanks for a chance to win.

    dezertsuz at gmail

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  60. I really like the rainbow baby quilt....such a fresh, modern look! Hope your shop is very successful!!

    Happy Quilting!

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  61. Congratulations! Opening your own shop is a big achievement! I love your pincushions and a firm believer that a sewist cannot have too many of those! But your journal covers are sweet too. If I happen to win, you can surprise me!

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  62. Now following your blog via email.

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  63. WHOOP WHOOP - Congradulations on the opening of your Etsy shop and fixing your home picture. I have finished making a blue pinwheel baby quilt for a shower on March 16th. Thank you for being a part of the Beat the Winter Blues Blog Hop and giving all of us, your followers, a chance to win. How about a blue pinchusion for me.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net
    Sonora, CA

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  64. Yeah I am going to follow you through emails.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  65. I really like the Modern Rainbow Baby Quilt. I just made a blue pinwheel myself, so I guess that's why. It was really hard just to pick one pattern.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  66. Whoop Whoop - I am actually excited that I finished my very first tutorial.... so I posted that one.

    What a great giveaway! I LOVE the journal cover!

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  67. I am a long time follower! CONGRATS on opening your Etsey Shop!

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  68. Love Love the fabric computer sleeve! Job well done!

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  69. I'm feelin' the love for your Hexie Love Pincushion...it's sew fantastical !!! Thanks sew much for this chance to win your generous giveaway :-D
    back2loghome (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  70. ...and I'm a newbie follower, too :-D

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  71. ...and I'm a newbie follower, too :-D

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  72. Congratulations on opening your Etsy shop. I love your pin cushions and the baby quilts. The girl pirate one is special :)

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  73. I pinned the hexie pin cushion. Pinning a pinnie, tee hee :)

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  74. I thought I was a follower, but apparently not. I am now!

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  75. Congrat on your shop opening. I like the journal cover.

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  76. I like to buy handbags or small purses.

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  77. My favorite in your shop is the Girly Pirate Quilt. I love the triangle shapes. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  78. I linked up my friday finish

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  79. I like the journal covers, I prob wouldnt buy a quilt or pincushion cos I can make them myself lol

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  80. congrats on the the shop opening! I pinned the little quilt.
    I'm a follower! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  81. Lots of whooping going on, improved picture, opening your Etsy shop and all the others joining in! I am a follower!

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  82. Visited your Etsy shop and love love love the hexie pin cushion!

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  83. Pinned the hexie pincushion under my pincushion board on Pinterest!

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  84. I like the 1930s repro pincushion! It is my favorite of your shop items.

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  85. I pinned my fav to my board Creative Ideas:

    http://pinterest.com/pin/69383650481729557/

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  86. I linked my baseball t-shirt quilt top that I just finished. Whooping it up!

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  87. I love the love pincushion and the crisscross baby quilt.

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  88. I just finished some window seat cushions for some friends. Now am starting some curtains that will match.

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  89. Cute pincushion Sarah- I would have liked to add something to your linky but thing I am whoop whooping about is finishing the paperwork at school that has been piled high the last few weeks.
    Perhaps I will have something new to write about by the end of the week.. My quilting time has slowed down to a dribble.. VBS
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop and congratulations on the opening of your shop.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  90. I have followed your blog for quite awhile now. I always enjoy visiting with you- it feels like I have come to have coffee with a friend.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  91. I love the journal cover, that would be perfect for me!
    I love having a notebook in my tote bag at all times , you never know when inspiration is going to hit and you need to draw it or write it down!
    thanks for visiting my blog and leaving comments your a no reply blogger so I can write back!
    Kathie

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  93. congrats on opening the shop and YES I have been a follower for a while now.
    Kathie

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  94. Congratulations on your Etsy shop! I'm a follower. That babyquilt is adorable and the quilting on it is gorgeous. And I love your pincushion. The only whoop whoop I have this week is managing to keep our driveway shoveled out. It has snowed almost every day!

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  95. Wow, Wonderful giveaway. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on a great draw. bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  96. A journal cover would be perfect for me! I went to your Etsy shop to take a closer look at how you made it - - are those your quilting lines in the pink fabric, or is that a print. If it's a print, do you remember the name of that fabric??? I think it's terrific!

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  97. I'm crazy about your pincushions! I like to buy handmade and have purchased jewelry and toy items on etsy. I wish you the best! You have such a nice variety of pretty things.

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  98. entry #1
    - posted my quilt I'm working on in the linky

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  99. gfc follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  100. love ric rac rabbit quilt

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  101. You have a very nice web site. I am a new follower and will be back! But I need time to sew! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  102. I love the hexi-love pincushion! So cute!

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  103. Hello neighbor! Love the little pincushion from '30s prints. Pincushions are one of my favorite things to collect, and when you pair them with my favorite fabrics...all's right with the world. Congrats on the new shop! Hope it goes well for you.

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  104. I like the pretty pair of pincushions on your blog, and the criss cross baby quilt!

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  105. i pinned
    http://pinterest.com/pin/101471797826586721/

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  106. and i follow on gfc.

    congrats on the photoshopping too!

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  107. Love Love Love your Baby Girl Pirate quilt. I love Sarah Jane fabrics especially the one with the little Pirate girls - if you look at the girls one of them is called Amelia (which is my daughters name. I have a piece of it saved for something special for her. Congratulations on the new shop.

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  108. The Girlie Pirates catch my eye. I love equal opportunity pirates! The colours are so pretty too.

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  109. I pinned your Girlie Pirate quilt

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  110. I love rick rack Rabbit. Rick rack is so whimsical. olney.gail@gmail.com

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  111. I am now following your blog. olney.gail@gmail.com and i did the pinterest on my page titles Sewing Quilts

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  112. I Love Your Ric Rac Rabbit Quilt! Thanks for this Giveaway!

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  113. I love all of your pin cushions on the Etsy site, and the Criss Cross baby quilt is sew cute! I'm a little late to the 'party'. Trying to play catch up with my blog reading.

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  114. Yes, I'm a follower, sorry, I don't 'Pin'

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  115. I pinned the modern rainbow quilt....

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  116. Congratulations, I love your modern rainbow baby quilt, very pretty.

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  117. I am a follower of your blog!

    Susie
    legato198@aol.com

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  118. I love your pincushions!

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  119. Happy new blog follower. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  120. Love your blog and it's feeling of freshness. Thanks Dian

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  121. I do love all your items but the Modern Rainbow Quilt is unique. Great colors for children. Dian

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  122. I do love all your items but the Modern Rainbow Quilt is unique. Great colors for children. Dian

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  123. I like the Hexie Love Pincushion! A lot!

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  124. I collect pin cushions - your is simply adorable!

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  125. Congratulations on your shop opening! I hope you have lots of success! I like to buy handmade pouches, bags, scarfs and hats. I'm sure there are more that I can't think of now.

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

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  126. I visited your shop. I love pincushions and I adore your Hexie Love Pincushion.

    Thanks again for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  127. I Pinned your Hexie Love Pincushion.

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

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  128. I'm a happy follower!

    Thanks again for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  129. Wow, that is a wonderful giveaway gift. Thanks for being in the blog hop and for the fun. I like to buy bags.

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  130. Ich finde den Rainbow Baby Quilt toll... würde ich gerne für mein erstes Enkelkind nachnähen

    Grüße aus Deutschland von
    Marion

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  131. Hi from your shop I like your journal cover.

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  132. Congrats on your shop - that is awesome. My accomplishment this week. not sure! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  133. The gear in your shop is fabulous.I think you have great taste and love the prints and colours in that pincushion..but they are really all fresh and delightful!:)grace55(at)hushmail(dot)com

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