Friday, March 8, 2013

Blog Hop Party

Are you tired of winter??  Or do you just want to celebrate with friends for a few days?  Michele at Quilter's Gallery is once again hosting a great blog hop party to help chase away the winter blues.  All my friends know I love winter, but this year we have had no snow; only a few missed opportunities with lots of cold rain.  Pretty common for a NC winter...timing of systems is everything.   So I'm ready to head right into spring and dream of a better winter next year!  The weather will be in the 60s this weekend and I plan to take advantage of it and spend some time outside.  But I will be joining in the party!

Beat the Winter Blues - Quilters' Blog Hop Party


You can find a list of participating blogs here beginning Friday afternoon.   Now for my giveaway!  What is one of the most recognized signs of spring?   Well, here it is the Robin.   I have been seeing them for a couple of weeks now.  I love how God sends us these little signs reminding us that spring is on it's way.  Everything outside sings of new life.  My poor little daffodils have been blooming off and on all winter thanks to warm snaps this winter.   A few days ago, we had a couple of other visitors stop by too.  They actually come every year about this time and stay only a few hours, but they seem to enjoy their stay.   

 The picture is not great.  I was taking it through the kitchen doors and I didn't want to interrupt their frolicking! I would love to know their final destination.  Just glad they always stop by to say hello! 

When I saw Kathy Schmitz's new line for Moda, Round Robin, I knew it would be the perfect giveaway to chase away the winter blues!

 Moda Layer Cake - Round Robin by Kathy Schmitz

To enter my giveaway and have a chance to win this layer cake... all you have to do is leave a comment telling me about a non quilting project you hope to accomplish this spring!  Not spring where you are or you have no projects in mind....share a favorite Easter dessert that your family loves!  I'll choose a winner on Friday, March 15.  Good luck and have fun hopping!   I will ship internationally!

Debbie

242 comments:

  1. Reckon I may be the first comment!Thanks for such a nice giveaway! We are a tad NE of you in Coastal Va. Had about same Winter. We hope to do some painting this Spring! We have robins all Winter so no sign of Spring with them but our jonquils and some bushes are beginning to bloom out. Windy today.
    Lola

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  2. It is snowing like crazy here! I can't wait to throw open the windows and do some Spring cleaning - and some decluttering!

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  3. I am waiting for the warmer weather to start a painting project. I have some furniture that I would love to "makeover" starting with a vintage doll cradle that I think would be so sweet for small quilts.

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  4. A non-quilty project... hmmm... I don't have many of those. The front porch does need painting. I suppose I should tackle that.

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  5. well I'm hoping to get this space I choose to put my supplies in more organized. Thats my project.

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  6. thanks for the giveaway.
    I hope to start crocheting an afghan and starts seeds for the garden.

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  7. This year I would actually like to plant a garden. I'm the world's worst, but I keep trying ... Thanks for the chance to win!

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  8. Hopefully I'll paint our front door- we just need the weather to brighten up here in England!

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  9. I'm finishing a dollhouse. If everything goes according to plan, I'll be done with the roof in a matter of weeks. It's been a great break from quilting but I'm ready to play with fabric again. That Moda cake looks delicious!

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  10. Non-quilting... hmm, like Dawn, I'd like to think I could get a bookcase-to-dollhouse done, but time will tell!

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  11. Thanks for the giveaway! We love Frosty Strawberry Square dessert for Easter.
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup chopped nuts of your choice
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
    2 1/2 cups strawberries, finely chopped
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    1 (16 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    To make the crust: combine flour, nuts, and brown sugar. Add melted butter, tossing to combine the ingredients. Spread the mixture in a 9x13 inch pan.
    Bake the crust at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until lightly browned. Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups crust mixture in a 9x13 inch pan. Reserve the remaining crust mixture.
    Filling: In large bowl combine strawberries, sugar and lemon juice. Fold whipped topping into the mixture. Carefully spoon filling over the crust mixture. Sprinkle the remaining crust mixture on top. Cover and freeze for 6 hours or until firm. (You will need the full 6 hours).

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  12. I'm hoping to get a couple of dog beds sewn. I'm going to be getting a new little puppy in a couple months, and he will need to have a new bed. There's no way my pup Weasley is going to share! :) Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  13. Oh I have a couple...hopefully to get the house organized and we hope to do some new landscaping in the backyard

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  14. Hi Debbie, Not Spring over here in Aus, but I am always the one making cheescakes for our get togethers, just a plain lemony cheescake,i make my Sister who is allergic to wheat, without the base and put it in a lovely oval ramikin and all the others enjoy the lovely biscuit base.
    Thanks for the chance to win this yummy fabric, Cindy Aus.

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  15. I plan to plant a vegetable garden. Thanks for chance to win.

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  16. Got some home improvement projects I want to do this spring. Hopefully!

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  17. I am getting married in a month. Thats my big spring project!

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  18. I am want to plant a garden this year.

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  19. I have a dress I need to make for graduation - all cut out and ready for stitching, I just have to sit down and sew it!

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  20. Hello Debbie,

    We are in Autumn here in West Australia, would love some rain so I can plant some veggies.

    Love the signs of Spring in your part of the world.

    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  21. I love cleaning up and burning stuff in the spring here....as soon as we can get into the garden....getting ready to plant. That's my spring opener, yes indeed.

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  22. I would give you some of our snow in a heartbeat! We've had over 60 inches this winter! I'm so ready for spring. This spring I hope to finish a knit case for my Kindle. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. Ooooh, non-quilting projects... that's a tough one! You know, I'd love to get organized and start meal planning. Does that count? :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  24. What a wonderful fabric for a giveaway! Love love love.... hmmmmm a non-quilt project for spring. Well actually the hubs and I have been talking about doing ALOT of spring cleaning around here - so I guess that works!

    Thanks for the chance to win the pretty fabric.

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  25. Getting my garden in order would be great

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  26. In my part of the UK the sky has been grey for a long while. But the signs of Spring are still about. From my Garden room window i can see some wild primroses and the daffodils are in bud. All we need now is some sunshine!

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  27. Thanks for the giveaway! we just bought new house so it need lot of cleaning around)

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  28. After spring cleaning I plan to refinish a couple pieces of furniture!

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  29. I plan on doing some decluttering. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  30. This spring, I would like to take walks around my neighborhood every few days and take macro photos of the flowers. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  31. Thanks for the chance to win, round robin. There have been a lot of Robins in the yard this week. It is enjoyable listening to the, while I clean up the yard for spring.

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  32. Our favourite easter dessert is hot cross bun bread and butter pudding. Slice the hot cross buns in half and butter them thickly. Put butter side up in large dish and cover completely with a jug full of mixed cream, eggs, and sugar. Bake for approx 40 minutes until golden. Thanks for a cute giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  33. I want to try soapmaking as I have an idea for the Grandkids for Christmas gifts. thanks for the chance to win!lovin this hop-

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  34. I'd love to sew me a skirt. I have already bought fabric, but as I never sewn clothes I'm really afraid that I will just waste te fabric...

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  35. Lovely fabric! I want to attempt Noodlehead's divided bag pattern this spring, which I think will definitely happen. And I am challenging myself to cut into my beautiful and rare viscose fabric by Hilco, to make myself a wrap tunic (dress). I am scared to death that I will ruin the fabric and make something that I don't dare wear---but I can't let it sit on the shelf Any Longer!

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  36. Not spring where I am, but my project is to sort out my recipes - they are scattered in a folder, various books etc and I just want to get them all organised and in one place!

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  37. I need to straighten up my sewing room and organize better. I also need to sell 2 Featherweight machines, a Pfaff 1475 and maybe my Nolting Hobby quilter. I need more room. Too many machines and only 2 arms to sew with. ;-> Toni Anne

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  38. Being from NC I commiserate on the cold rain-yuck! I am hoping to paint my room.

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  39. I am working on a big quilt for my brother.... Needs to be finished tomorrow! I seriously think that quilt is jinxed... murphy's law?
    ipatchandquilt.wordpress.com
    esthersipatchandquilt@yahoo.com

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  40. Paint our living room and dining room, also the hallway.
    There also some skirts that should be sewn.
    wrbontrager at verizon.net

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  41. We need to paint our wooden fence outside. It's very long and high and for the past 2 years we've only managed the outside cuz the weather was always either too hot, too cold or too windy lol!

    Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  42. Spring is right around the corner in Louisiana and I am looking forward to getting my daylily bed's weeded and prepped for the array of blooms they give me. Thanks for being so generous.

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  43. Great giveaway! Planting the garden and painting the chicken coop are some of our chores this spring. Thanks for the cance!

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  44. I need to re-do flower beds, put a sealer on the porch and paint the railings that were built in the fall. Would love the layer cake!

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  45. I need to finish a cross stitch chart I started this winter, and of course start my garden! Cute fabric, Thanks.

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  46. During Sandy we lost 6 60-80" pine trees that border our house. We will be planting more trees and putting up a partial fence.I loved those trees and they protected our house, but it's amazing how much sun we have in the family room now!

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  47. I have a couple of stitchery projects that I hope to have finished this spring.
    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  48. I have just completed the biggest project I wanted to do. It was reorganizeing all of my fabrics in my sewing studio. Yes everthing was refolded, ironed ,organized and is now in sight. So I can use it. It was all a big fat mess before and I had no clue what I had or where. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway. That is gorgeous fabric.

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  49. Come Spring I need to paint my front porch.This harsh winter has taken it's toll. And i would make a new quilt using my new layer cake!

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  50. I need to clean my sewing room,lol...I can't seem to tear away from sewing to do it!!

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  51. I need to get organized for an impending move!
    Thank you for the chance :)

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  52. It time to chase away the winter blues. So, sring cleaning comes to my mind. Gotta be done. Someone has to do it. Might as wel be me - or maybe my DH. Yeah, right. Thank you for joining in the Beat the Winter Blues Blog Hop and giving all of your followers a chance to win that lucious Round Robin layer cake.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  53. I hope to get my house back in order after renovations! Some pictures have been off the walls for a year. Time to get things done. The layer cake is beautiful.

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  54. I've been working on the spare bedroom redecorating, made curtains and pillows, now I've gotta get it painted and make a hope chest cover. Of course it was a quilt that inspired the project! Thanks for a chance to win a lovely layer cake!

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  55. I want to organize my fabric - my hubby doesn't seem to like it in gorgeous piles all over the whole house (even though I told him it really makes me happy to see bits and pieces here and there - ha ha!). That will be the first domino that makes for many more organization projects, I'm sure. Thanks for the great giveaway chance!

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  56. I look forward to getting my garden planted each year. Last year I missed it with a young baby, I am hoping to make up for it this year!

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  57. My non quilting project is getting our backyard back in order. We had tons of grass and now we have a dirt pit. Some of the grass is coming back but I want it as pretty as it was last year! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. Well...we're in the process of moving to Florida and we have way too much stuff. So I'm going to be spending my time sorting and donating TONS of stuff to downsize our stuff. I want to own less and simplify my life.

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  59. thank you for the chance to win. I would like to get all my scrap booking done

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  60. My non-quilting project would be to organise my kitchen... I have tupperware falling down everywhere! LOL

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  61. I plan on planting some vegetables. Thanks for the chance to win

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  62. My non sewing project includes painting trim and doors outside on our house and increasing the size of our vegetable garden, it is now only two small raised beds. Thanks for the chance to win your generous giveaway.

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  63. My biggest non sewing project this year is expanding the vegetable garden. If the snow would just melt, I might be able to find the yard again!
    bandkgram (at) hotmail (dot) ca

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  64. I hope to get my veggie garden planted this spring, and we love rainbow jello as an Easter dessert! Glad to meet you thru the hop and look forward to following. Thanks for a great give away!

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  65. I want to experiment with photography this summer... my DH and I took a one day course last summer and I learned so much!

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  66. I plan to finish my set of Helix quilts and four matching pillow cases for our living-room, and two pillows for my dad's birthday. Lots of sewing ahead.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  67. Hum non quilting I am working on a website to track shows Track My Shows and I would like to improve the site design and the tools available in it. If your talking Jobs around the house my wife has a list of those but I am too busy quilting to do them.

    Richard and Tanya Quilts

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  68. I'm trying to get bucket hats made for my kids.

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  69. My major non-quilting spring project is to do my spring cleaning! Followed closely by getting the veggie garden ready for planting, then cleaning and refurbishing more of my vintage sewing machine herd in preparation for selling a few of them this year. Whew! Great layer cake - I can think of a few projects to make from that one! Thanks,

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  70. I am hoping to make my husband a couple of different ties this spring! :)

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  71. well I totally need to get out in the garden and clear everything away so the new shoots can grow, and this year I want to plant colourful plants that will cheer me up into the summer xxx

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  72. My entire house needs painting! I hope to get at least one room done this Spring.

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  73. Spring Cleaning is on my agenda for when I'm not Quilting. A new garage would be a nice thing too so I could set up my Midarm out of my basement. Thanks for the generous giveaway. I'd love to WIN it!

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  74. I've just taken up embroidery... I don't know how far I'll go but so far I like it! thanks for the chance

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  75. What beautiful fabric. I have several garments from the Smocking Arts Guild of America (SAGA) that are partially finished. I really need to get them done. One is a gorgeous baby blue dress smocked with little bows and flowers with pearl centers.

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  76. Crocheting my granny squares blanket.

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  77. If it's not quilting related; it has to be cleaning!! I need my closets organized and cleaned out....help!! thanks for the chance.

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  78. I am going to learn to crochet. My cousin is going to teach me and I am so excited. Love granny Squares. Thanks

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  79. I started a beaded necklace for my mother's birthday a couple of years ago...here it is 2 years later and I'm still not done! She knows it's coming and is very patient but good grief I need to get that thing finished.

    Thank you for the nice giveaway. :)

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  80. I'm hoping to get my new house completely organized....wish me luck LOL! Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

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  81. I have to paint my front porch, clean, sand and stain my deck too. Oh move the rock wall by the garage too. Ugh, maybe winter should stay awhile longer!

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  82. I really hope to declutter my whole house. With 7 kids around we accumulate a lot of "stuff". It will probably take all spring just to get it accomplished. Thanks for the give away.

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  83. I hope to make some springy and summery outfits for my granddaughters, as they've outgrown all last year's warm weather clothes! I need to get busy!

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  84. I need to get some planting done in the garden or it will be a mess of earth and....well...earth. I also need to get our house painted and ready for our new addition expected in July

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  85. Hi! I'd love to finish clearing the basement of 'stuff', so I can make room to let the grandchildren play do there! BTW I LOVE BIRDS! Love layer cakes and love your blog!

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  86. I am currently learning how to knit socks!

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  87. I'm going to start my annual flowers by seed in another 3-4 weeks. Thanks for the chance to win the layer cake.

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  88. I plan to make two dresses for my grand niece's upcoming birthday. Thanks for this chance to win your generous giveaway. :-D
    back2loghome (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  89. We hope to get some needed renovations done on our house this spring, and maybe an addition started. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  90. I would like to purge out my house so I can have a dedicated fabric room, Thank You!

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  91. I want to finish the strip twist quilt I am working on and then focus on the quilt I am making for my husband.

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  92. I really want to get my mess of paperwork cleaned up. It may take a month :(

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  93. Lovely Giveaway! Most Easter's growing up, we made chocolate covered cream puffs - to die for! Can't wait now that I am thinking about it!

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  94. Hope to get some badly needed painting and sprucing up around the house done.

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  95. My non quilting project is getting my house ready to go on the market. Oh, and knitting some socks!

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  96. I hope to get the back yard finally cleared from winter's debris so I can have a lovely oasis for nice weather.
    Favorite Easter dessert? Hot Cross buns!

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  97. I have a bunch of plans for my apple orchard this spring - including setting up the new addition to the shop that we put in this winter. can't wait! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  98. Hi Debbie! Thank you for your lovely blog and this great giveaway! I'm planning to clean some closets and do some decluttering. My ambition is to make at least three trips to the Goodwill store.

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  99. It is very sunny here in Tel Aviv :) I just completed a spring dresses for my two girls fort he upcoming spring :) Thanks so much for this great giveaway!

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  100. I live in the land of perpetual Spring (and summer), Indonesia, but I am originally from Kentucky. I miss the smells of newness and the warm spring rain. :) We are in the middle of a remodel here.

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  101. I hope to make few fun fresh color jewelry for me and I promised some to my friends as well. Beads combined with felted balls. Thanks.

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  102. A few days ago it was 15 degrees celcius here in the Netherlands , sunny and spring! But now it's cold again and there is even a bit of snow.....brrr. Those loveley fabrics of yours give me a sping feeling and make me smile! I have to make my garden ready for spring, make a new fence to keep my dog in my garden and I really need to do some painitng in my house....
    Thank you for this great give away!

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  103. I want to get the gardens in shape this spring so they will look like gardens this summer instead of fields of weeds. Beautiful fabric thank you for the chance to win it.

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  104. YOU GET BOTH!
    I would like to finish mapping out the plot for my novel.

    Lemon jelly roll
    3 eggs beat 3 minutes, gradually add 1 c sugar beat 52 more minutes. stir in 3 T cold water. combine 1 c flour, 1 t baking soda, 1/4 t salt. fold into eggs. spread into a greased and lined with parchment paper 15 x 10 x 1 pan. bake at 375 for 12-14 minutes. cool for five minutes. dust tea towel with powdered sugar. invert cake onto tea towel..peel off parchment. roll gently-by the short side. cool completely.

    combine 1 cup sugar, 3 T flour, 1 lighly beaten egg, 3/4 C water and 1/4 C lemon juice in small pan. cook on medium intil boils, then on low stirring for 1 minute. remove from heat and cool to room temp.

    unroll the cake, spread with filling evenly and to edges. roll back up. place on serving dish and chioll for 2 hours. 10-12 slices.
    filling

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  105. Painting for me this spring! We've been in this house 18 months, and I still haven't got around to painting the walls by the basement stairs. We made a hole in the drywall, fixed it, but it's never been painted. This Spring for sure! Thanks for the chance!

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  106. I hope to upgrade my landscaping this spring. I don't enjoy doing it, but I do enjoy the results. For Easter dessert I just love strawberry shortcake!

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  107. I hope to move some stones around and make a raised garden out of horse troughs we bought in the Fall. The stones help with drainage and the raised beds save our plants from rabbits and our dog!
    Barb@Witsend

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  108. I just noticed the crocuses bravely popping thru last falls leaves and yesterday's snow. Every time I walk in the house I think, time to clean up the garden and get it ready for planting. Thanks.

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  109. I am currently making up a batch of crocheted dishcloths!

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  110. I plan to increase the daylilies in our yard by thinning them out and planting the resultant extra bulbs so we have lilies all the way down the drive from the porch.

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  111. I am trying to crochet a throw for my bed with the help of four cats!

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  112. Thanks for the great giveaway. As soon as this nasty March weather straightens out, I will be in the garden. I hope to have a good season and grow lots of veggies. I am also planting flowers and some herbs. Now if the rain will cooperate, this may actually work. LOL Also still planning to knit my first pair of socks this year. (grin)

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  113. My non-quilting project is a crocheted blanket that needs about 1 more skein of yarn.

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  114. When I non-quilt, I do counted cross stitch and have a reproduction sampler that NEEDS to be finished this spring. Thanks so much for your giveaway and the chance to win these farics. The colors would be perfect in my recently redecorated living room.

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  115. THE non-quilty UFO that I want to finish up this spring is to reorganize my filing system at work - - I need to be able to put my hands on current projects, and yet not have everything all stacked up all over my desk. This will be the last step in my efforts to be more effective and efficient on the job.

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  116. HI! WHEN I'M NOT QUILTING,I LIKE TO DO REDWORK OR BLUEWORK EMBROIDERY-NEXT IS BIRD BRAINS BLUE WORK OF SNOWMEN>SO NEAT!
    THANKS SO FOR SHARING A BEAUTIFUL+GENEROUS GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  117. Decluttering and cleaning is in store for me this spring. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  118. I like to plant flowers and garden

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  119. getting every thing my husband grows canned and in the freezer

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  120. I plan to add a few more square foot garden boxes and to FINALLY build a tree house with my kids! :) Of course I will have to make a quilt for the tree house.

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  121. I am going to paint my hen house and put a quilt block on it. Easter desert - my husband makes a mean from scratch chocolate cake that is always a request for get togethers!

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  122. I am hoping to make my daughter's Easter dress. I really should get serious about shopping for a pattern and fabric, huh?

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  123. How wonderful to have these two little lovelies stop by in your backyard. So pretty. I am working on a count cross stitch for my son for christmas. I will be a pillow. Black canvas, at the bottom is two white wolves sitting on a brown rock with snow all around and int he sky is "the northern lights" in the shape of a wolf all done in browns and greys. It is looking so cool right now.

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  124. I'm expecting house guests toward the end of the month so my non-quilting project will be a major, thorough house cleaning...can't let them know how we really live!

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  125. My spring project is to plant a garden. My son has us convinced we need to eat better with less chemicals. So this year we will plant a garden of vegetables for healthier living. Thank you for the opportunity. I love your picture of your quilt outside. It is so comforting. God Bless you.

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  126. I want to find some good trees for my woods. I have lost 5 ash trees in the last year and have two really large ones on the way out. I need to find out what to replace them.

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  127. I love Kathy's new line and I just got her book with stitcheries and her new fabric is perfect to border them with. My plans for spring is to make a better bird sanctuary, by adding another feeder and planting in that area to attract different birds and butterflies. I love to sit on the porch and watch them.

    Debbie

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  128. I'm hoping to find a great T-shirt pattern that I can sew for myself. Seems like it would be easy, but they just never seem to fit well. Thanks for sharing with us, and happy spring!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  129. This may not seem like much of a goal, but I want to clean my entire house from top to bottom, de-junking as I go. Actually, that sounds like an awesome goal, now that I see it in print.

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  130. I have a counted cross stitch project that has been waiting for attention for far too long. Time to finish it up and get it on the wall. Thanks for the chance at your wonderful giveaway.

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  131. I have a new raised gardening bed, and I can't wait to plant it. Thanks for a fantastic giveaway!

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  132. My spring project is to redo my bedroom! I want a totally new and fresh look to it so I am looking forward to it. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!!

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  133. My spring project will be to wash walls and windows in a couple of weeks. Would rather be quilting...Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw. bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  134. I am crocheting a sweater for my aunts birthday next month. Which I really need to get busy on!

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  135. I am finishing two quilts for a baby that I don't know the gender so I am doing two and will put the ungifted one in my Nana's hope chest! M

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  136. I would like to learn how to make some jewelry. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  137. I have recipe for s'more pie that my son loves and would love to have for our Easter dinner. I don't make it often because it is a little challenging to make (the recipe is from a local restaurant and they "fancied" it up) and then of course there's the leftovers!

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  138. I want to get my bedroom painted. We've been in our house 2 years and it is the only part of the house that looks as it did when the prior owners inhabited it... Yeah. Dirty beige walls... Yuck!

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  139. Spring Project....Finish up a couple of papers for work. Non work related...we love a pineapple upside down cake around this time of year!

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  140. Es usted afortunada por poder tomar esa foto.Es adorable.
    Me encanta como reciclo su silla mecedora .Ese seria un proyecto que me encantaría.
    Como seguirla por correo electrónico?Cariños

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  141. Gardening is a passion. I can't wait for Spring.

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  142. I am hoping to design and knit a jacket for myself.

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  143. Thanks for a great giveaway ! I want to take up running again ... good for my health ;-))

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  144. I taught myself to crochet a couple of weekends ago and I would love to finish making an afghan (or it could be a doll blanket...lol)I have quite a few granny sqares finished already.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  145. Thanks for a great giveaway!
    I'm hoping to start pottery classes this year!

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  146. We are turning an old building that has been used for storage into a chicken coop.

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  147. I hope to get the flower beds weeded. I keep putting it off. Thanks for the chance!

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  148. I am making yoyos for a beautiful bed runner. Thank you for the chance to win the layer cake.I'm a new follower, too.

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  149. When the weather warms up, I want to clean out my closets and declutter some more things around the house. I also want to clean out my flower beds and maybe expand them some more. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  150. My biggest spring project that won't involve quilting will be "retiring". Now that opens up a whole can of worms for projects I will have time to work on!

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  151. This spring I hope there will be time left for me to replant all my flowers and to grew up seeds I bought last summer!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  152. I've been meaning to do some gardening.... no particular project though :)

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  153. My non quilting projects (I have several) are knitting socks, beading bracelets and weaving a scarf. thanks!

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  154. It's so not glamorous, but this spring's project is to clean up the basement and garage. They're long overdue and need to be done before it gets too hot. Thank you for offering the fabric!

    Andrea
    kmen3035 at hotmail.com

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  155. I'm really hoping to make some Easter crafts (I better hurry & get started) cause mine are in storage. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  156. I read the book Scribbling Women by Martha Jocelyn and was inspired to make a quilt about it. Then life got in the way and I got put aside for two years. I really would like to finish it in the next few months.

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  157. Here in Calgary, Canada, we still have some winter left -- my project before spring is to finish my garden design, so when the snow disappears I can get outside and start planting!

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  158. I would love to plant some coleus plants to brighten up the yard.

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  159. We love Coconut Cake for Easter. I have a recipe that the filling is made 3 days in advance. Yum! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! I'm happy to send you the cake recipe if you need:)

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  160. I am hoping to paint my patio furniture once again...the AZ sun really fades it fast!

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  161. Non quilting....I am making Easter outfits for the grandchildren.

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  162. I am presently working on a Rag rug for my daughter

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  163. I'm hoping to use a bunch of my old clothes and upcycle them into some outfits for my baby daughter this spring. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  164. I plan to sew some garments for my 2 Great granddaughters. Love the fabric. bettyann@carrollfamily.org

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  165. Beautiful fabrics! I hope to transplant a lot of plants in my yard this spring!

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  166. Autumn here in Australia and I am currently teaching myself to make winter PJ pants for my daughter with French seams. The first pair are a miraculous triumph so I am hoping to make several more than appliqué plain shop bought Long sleeve shirts to complete the sets.

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  167. I would really like to work on some landscaping/planting around my yard. THough I have no idea where to start!

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  168. A non quilting project? What is that? Just kidding...I'm actually hoping to set my family up this spring for a summer of camping fun by finding a great deal on a tent trailer on line. But I have to admit that I do sneak in a few hand quilting projects on every trip! That is a great giveaway! Cheers!

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  169. I've just bought some fabric to make my granddaughters new dresses for Easter. Pink and purple, naturally. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity.

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  170. We have plans! A chicken coop, a shed, and an lawn. Also I'd love to make something with that layer cake! Thanks for letting us visit

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  171. Ich nähe im Moment an einem Medaillon Quilt
    Danke für die schöne Verlosung

    Grüße aus Deutschland
    marion

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  172. Thanks for being in this fun blog hop and thanks for the great giveaway. We just moved into this farm house 14 months ago and I would like to put up a white picket fence and plant flowers in front of it.

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  173. I just bought new fabric to make a couple different bunny hats for my 1 yr old Granddaughter and also to make her some pants as well. Her Momma just bought some beautifully bright summer fabrics last night and when they came home she handed those to me. She's thinking little dresses or summer outfits would be cute. I think those would make adorable reversible tops with the rounded back and ruffle lace around the bottom and up the back rounded area along with matching summer hats would be cute.

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  174. This month, we're making a permanent move to our lake house so I'm looking forward to actually having shrubs and flower beds. Since we'll be there full time, I can make sure everything has a little TLC and plenty of water during our hot Oklahoma summers. My new sewing studio is larger than my current one and has a wonderful view of what I hope will be a beautiful garden. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  175. This spring I am GOING to get my vegetable patch/garden up and running so that I can have fresh veges for my children to pick.
    (And now I have posted this in a public forum I guess I have to do it)

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  176. I'd like to sew a nice summer dress for my almost three year daughter, and we're planning to re-new our home so I really hope to start pretty soon, I don't want to miss all the spring and summer waiting for permissions and things like that

    thank you so much for your giveaway

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  177. I would love to sew some simple dresses for my girls for when the weather is warmer!

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  178. My non qulting project will be to organize my flower bed. I have been in the sewing room so much lately that my flower be has gone crazy.

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  179. I am hoping this spring to take the old fence down and do some new plantings and then put up a new fence.

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  180. The kids and I are going to make a kitty house for the outside so we can get a kitten.

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  181. My non-quilting project is to clean up all my old ceramic pots hidden behind the garage. Time to put them to some good use or share with someone.

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  182. My daughter just moved and I picked up a branch from the large tree in the front yard of the old house. I am going to cut up the pink tissue paper I have and swirl it around a pencil then glue my "flowers onto the branches as a gift for my 3 yo grand daughter who is still asking to go home after 6 days in the new home.

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  183. A favorite Easter dessert here is chocolate cheesecake - my daugther makes with an oreo cookie crust . . . yummy!

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  184. Non-quilting project: do some purging. It's not bad but someone could be using these things. Thanks for participating in the Quilters' Blog Hop Party.

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  185. I hope to declutter a few spots around the house and get ready for our spring yard sale. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  186. I have twin sisters who are turning 40 soon and I want to make them each a picnic quilt for the summer to use! thank you!

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  187. A layer cake would be so nice. I will be baking Easter Bun for my family, which reminds me, I have to buy the ingredients.

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  188. My spring project is to change my garden into a flower bed. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

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  189. I'm would like to do some deep spring cleaning. Thanks for the great giveaway! Have a Happy Day! :)

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  190. I am doing some spring cleaning - even though it snowed again today. I'm going through my kids toys and clothes and getting rid of the stuff that is no longer being used. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  191. I have a chest of drawers I want to use a paint effect on - to give it a vintage look (hopefully!)

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  192. Summer is drawing to a close here in South Africa so a Spring project is a long time away. My favourite Easter dessert is Chocolate Eclairs piled up on a beautiful platter! Yum! Thank you for the chance to win this gorgeous fabric.

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  193. I need to repot my rhubarb plant and get a few bulbs in the garden - oh and I need to chit some potatoes!! Wonderful giveaway!! Have a great day.

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  194. I have recently decluttered my cupboards. Wonderful giveaway, thanks for the chance.

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  195. I need to make four Easter dresses for my daughters! EEK! Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

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  196. I have two old milk cans that I want to paint and make into something this spring. I saw a photo on Pinterest with a round table top on top of a milk can. It looked interesting and seemed like something I could accomplish.

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  197. I am preparing for a big garage sale so I can get junk out and have my carpets removed and replaced!!! Thanks for the chance!!!!!

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  198. so many non-quilting projects it's hard to know where to start! I suppose my biggest finish, I hope, is the stained glass window I've been making! I've just got to solder it and cement it and it's finished!

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  199. I Hope to Clear Clutter and Organize! Thanks for this Great Giveaway! I Love the Fabrics!

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  200. I want to crochet an afgan sampler :)

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