Thursday, November 21, 2013

What I've been working on and blog hop giveaway

Today is a big day...
Not only is it the start of the Give Thanks Blog Hop Party organized by Quilting Gallery,


Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

It's also my birthday! Do you think Michele from Quilting Gallery planned the party and balloons just for me? :) Anyway, it seemed like the perfect time to join the party and give some fabric away (so I can go out and buy more!!!)

If this is your first time visiting my blog, welcome! I use my blog to hold myself accountable for the various projects I'm working on (5 and counting before Christmas...yikes!), and to create and share tutorials in between those. If we've been online friends for a while, welcome back! 

Before the giveaway details, I wanted to share a little peek at what I've been working on.

I finished piecing the quilt top for my friends' new baby boy. You can read more about it here. These blocks went together so quickly--I figured out I could sew 5 blocks in half an hour. 

And here's my other current project, a chevron tree skirt (actually 2, though I'm only piecing one for this year! I'll save the leftover pieces for next year). You can see my original post on this here
 Which one do you like best? 

 And here's my giveaway: a charm pack of Sunnyside by Kate Spain for Moda. To enter to win it, leave a comment telling me your favorite thing to do on your birthday. Signing up to follow my blog is not a requirement, but I'd love it if you did! Make sure I have a way to reach you if you are the winner (in other words, don't be a no-reply blogger!). The giveaway is open through November 26 at 11:59 EST and is open to international winners and I'll use random number generator to pick a winner, announce the name here and email her/him on November 27th.

Find the entire list of bloggers participating in the giveaway here.

Have a great day! 


202 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!! Your quilt is beautiful. Love the fabrics you chose. On my birthday I love to be traveling. Doesn't have to be far, just somewhere to relax and enjoy a change of scenery.

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  2. Happy Birthday! So nice of Michelle to have a party for you! That's what I'd like for my Birthday next year a big ole kiddy party, balloons, cake, and lots of friends. Thanks for the fun!

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  3. Happy Birthday! Glad I could stop in on your big day. I am happy to get a piece of cake on my day. Love you blog, I follow on gfc.

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  4. I love to go out to eat and order dessert!! Happy Birthday!

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  5. On my birthday I like to eat homemade ice cream with my family! I like option 1 in your tree skirt, it is beautiful!

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  6. I am so loving all these great giveaway opportunities. THANK YOU! I do already follow your blog .... and on my bday I like to just get away for the day. Sometimes to the beach, sometimes to the city, just me and a little time for myself. :-)

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  7. The baby quilt turned out great! I like option 1 of the tree skirt. Also looking great!
    My best birthdays are spent at the lake with my daughters and grandsons!

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  8. I love the red on the outside edge best - it looks so festive! Happy birthday and happy blog giveaway! I follow by GFC.

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  9. Happy Birthday, Ellie. On my birthday, I just like to enjoy the day. I like the tree skirt that has the red on the outside the best. Thank you for the giveaway.I follow you through GFC.

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  10. Happy |Birthday....of course this party is for you!!!! I like to sleep in on my birthday; you know breakfast made for me....hmmmmmmmm

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  11. Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a wonderful day.I enjoy going out for breakfast on my birthday. It's a treat for me :-)

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  12. Happy Birthday! What a great gift to have it fall on a day that you will make so many new friends. I rarely do anything special on my birthday but there is sometimes a little fabric purchasing!

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  13. My favourite thing to do is to have a full day of uninterrupted sewing!

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  14. It always seems like I am working on my birthday. But I do enjoy my oldest grand daughter's birthday. We always take a day and go to the beach for a walk and there is this little shop on Prince Edward Island that we go to every year. It has a very unique gift shop that we enjoy broucing around and then we go out back and walk around the flower beds and sit on the unique furnisher that this guy makes and last year we did lunch. It is a little fancy and pricey but we had a great day. It is called The Dunes. Very nice

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  15. I love to have my husband cook me a nice meal. He's much better in the kitchen than I am!

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  16. Happy Birthday. My favorite way to spend my birthday is to spend some time in a beautiful place and reflect on life, looking back and looking forward and to end the day with a good meal with friends.

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  17. Happy Birthday!!I love cooking to my family and go shopping.

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  18. I love to kick back and relax. Take the day off from work if I can and just enjoy life.

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  19. My favorite thing to do on my birthday is sleep. LOL

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  20. A very happy birthday to you. I love to have family call or visit. It's ok if we all have dinner together too. Thanks.

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  21. My favorite thing to do on my birthday is just have a quiet day with it going by unnoticed. I get really embarrassed by the attention and fuss.

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  22. My fave thing is to just go out to dinner with my family! thanks! email in profile.

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  23. Wow, I love the chevron tree skirt! I'll definitely be checking out your post on that.

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  24. The chevron tree skirt is very cool! I made a spiral one once that was a lot of fun. :) My favorite thing to do on my birthday is to have a family dinner with my parents, my sister and her family, me and my guy... all together talking about anything but work!

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  25. Happy Birthday!! And that tree skirt is going to be stunning! I love going out to eat somewhere completely new with just my husband. We tend to be creatures of habit, but on my birthday we branch out!

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  26. Love the tree skirt! Happy Birthday! Today is also the birthday of one of my employees. We had Mickey Mouse show up with baloons and sing to her. Hope yours was just as fun!

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  27. Love your projects. Happy birthday On my birthday I just enjoy being with the family.

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  28. love your quilts!! my favorite thing to do is random acts of kindness. thank you for a great giveaway babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  29. Happy Birthday. I really enjoy the nice dinner out on my birthday.

    For your tree skirts I like the top one better.

    New follower via Bloglovin

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  31. Happy Birthday to you!
    I like to go out to dinner with my husband and daughters (if they are able to come to town) on my birthday.
    Thank you for the chance at the giveaway.

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  32. Happy Birthday! I like celebrating by being surprised some how, but rarely does it happen that way. My husband likes to plan out ahead a time, but last year I was surprised when an old friend called me the day before my Birthday and she was in town all the way from Spokane-I am in San Diego-It was the best birthday!
    By the way-I also like the top tree skirt color way.

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  33. Happy Birthday , just think of all the quilters who are celebrating with you ! On my birthday I love to go out and enjoy a nice meal with dessert , thanks for the chance.

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  34. Happy Birthday :) Mine is in July, so an outside BarBQ party is the way I like it!
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  35. Happy birthday. I like to spend time with my family on my birthday. It is also fun to go someplace fun that is new to us.

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  36. Happy Happy Birthday! I love going out for dinner for my birthday which is less than a month away now so I guess I had better decide where I want to go! Great giveaway!

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  37. Happy Birthday! Nice for Michele to plan a party for you! I have an August birthday so sometimes we're on vacation then, so that's a nice way to spend a birthday. Your tree skirts will be amazing! I like the top one best because it has bigger pieces of the polka dot fabrics and I love polka dots. Love Kate Spain fabrics, thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. Happy birthday! I hope you have a grt one. My favorite thing to do on my birthday is to have dinner out

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  39. Happy birthday! My birthday is in January, so it is always cold. I usually just have a nice dinner out with my husband. powersjlc at gmail dot com. Thanks for the awesome charm pack giveaway. It looks really fun.

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  40. Happy birthday. Having my grown children visit completes my day.

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  41. Happy Birthday! Family and cake are the best Bday things!
    Thank you for the chance:)

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  42. Happy Birthday!! I like the 2nd better. I like to go out to dinner with my husband's family on my birthday! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. Happy Birthday! On my birthday, I just want to relax and do nothing. I know it may be boring, but I run around everything so on my birthday I just want to stay home and get spoiled.

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  44. Happy Birthday and I love the baby quilt... I'm going over to read about it

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  45. Happy Birthday! I like the second example best. New follower on blog lovin. Thanks. I am here for the party! crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  46. Happy Birthday! We always go to Red Lobster on my birthday. Love it.

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  47. Happy Birthday! I like to go out to a nice lunch with my sisters and then spend the evenings watching movies and cuddling with my hubby!. I love the chevron designs. The first one is my favorite. The colors seems bolder and that orange really pops out under that dark green.

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  48. Happy Birthday! I love taking the day off, getting a mani/pedi and relaxing. We normally head out to dinner in the evening.

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  49. I like the second version slightly better but they are both lovely. A Happy Birthday to you and a Happy Birthday to me( November 22) LOL
    I like to spend time with my husband enjoying dinner and good music - I also like to spend time with family ( our son is here visiting from PEI so this is a special year)
    Thanks for participating in the hop. Regards from Alberta, Canada,
    Anna

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  50. I enjoy doing absolutely nothing on my birthday. I give myself the whole day off and just go with whatever I feel like doing at the moment. Thanks for the chance. Happy Birthday.

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  51. Happy Birthday! I love to go out for dinner!

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  52. Happy Birthday! I hope it was wonderful!!!
    My favorite way to spend my birthday is to take that day off work (If my birthday falls on a work day) and then sleep in a little, get up have a couple of delicious cups of coffee and then go out and shop my favorite stores. (Usually quilt shops) Then if there is time, take my dogs to the beach and come home take a nice hot shower and go out to dinner with my kids.

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  53. I luv luv luv that baby boy quilt! great colors!
    On the big day i like to go out for a sushi dinner!

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  54. I love that tree skirt, I like the one with the gold at the larger end.

    sara_stetson at yahoo.com

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  55. Happy Birthday to you. A November baby like me. I had my birthday at the beach last week with a BBQ, beach games and most important FRIENDS! Karen

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  56. Happy Birthday. On my big day I just want to craft and not admit to my real age. I also like the tree skirt. Happy Birthday again and have a great day.

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  57. Happy BIrthday. I enjoy eating out with family for my birthday. I hope you had a good one! I love the moda fabric! midwayfarms@hughes.net

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  58. Happy Birthday! Your quilt is awesome! I prefer to just have a nice dinner for my birthday :)

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  59. Happy birthday, Ellie! I usually get together with whoever family members are available to celebrate with me. Always lots of fun! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  60. Thanks for chance to win. I am a follower.

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  61. My favorite thing to do on my birthday is go to the beach with my family and just have fun. My son loves Birthday so I rarely celebrate mine and dedicate it to him, feels like it's his birthday.
    thirtythree80@gmail.com

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  62. Happy Birthday! The past two years (well, I'm planning this year, it's not my birthday til a month today) I've gone to an ice hockey game :)

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  63. Happy Birthday. I normally don't do anything different. Maybe this next year will be special it is a biggie! Love the one with the green on the outside. I can't wait to see how these look when they are finished.

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  64. Happy Birthday! I usually am traveling on my birthday -always fun (it conference time for my husband in Oct!) He goes to classes and I get to have fun! Hope you have a great time! thank you for the Sunny giveaway!

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  65. Happy birthday! My favorite thing for my birthday is to be with whatever family can be around as most live out of town. Your boy's quilt is super and you are making progress on that tree skirt, I can see. I don't need any fabrics btw!

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  66. Happy birthday. My favourite thing for my birthday would be to have the entire family home for dinner

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  67. Happy birthday Ellie! I have been following your blog for a while now. I love the stuff you do. It is my birthday tomorrow, and I am going to my quilting group meet! What could be better! Thank you for the opportunity to be in the birthday draw! Very appropriate!

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  68. I just like to be surrounded by my family and friends and take a long, nice walk with my dog.

    Thanks for the chance on these goodies!

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  69. Happy Birthday! Honestly not a fan of my own birthday, so my favorite thing to do is ignore it. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

    gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

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  70. Yay Happy Birthday! Hope you have had a lovely day. I always love to eat cake with my family on my birthday. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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  71. Happy birthday...I always like a restaurant visit with the family on mine :)

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  72. Happy Birthday! I usually go shopping and get something I have been wanting but the price is too much just to buy, ya know what I mean. This year I needed a new cutting mat and rotary cutter. I went to my LQS where I work part-time and picked them out but when I went to pay they wouldn't let me. I have the best bosses in the world.

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  73. Happy Birthday! I always ask for "a day" for my birthday. A day with my family out and doing something together, the together part is the gift.

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  74. wow you are having a large birthday party aren't you...hope you win some gifts...i like to think about all the days a spent as a child on my birthday

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  75. I like the top one best. And Happy Birthday. My favorite thing to do is get away...out of the house...away from things that need to be done and spend time with my family. Doesn't often happen, but I like it. =)

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  76. My favorite thing to do on my birthday is win a lottery jackpot. Actually, I haven't done that yet but I'm sure it would be my favorite thing. Thanks for the giveaway! I've added it to my weekly link up.

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  77. Happy Birthday!
    One of the things I enjoy doing on my birthday is exploring art museums!

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  78. Happy birthday! Thanks for sharing.

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  79. Happy Birthday Ellie. Love the chevron tree skirt you are working on. So nice and vibrant. I love to celebrate with cake and ice cream on my birthday..lol...Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.

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  80. Happy belated birthday. Eating birthday cake & ice cream has always been my favorite thing to do. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  81. Happy birthday! Your tree skirt is looking fabulous. I would love a birthday with lots of sewing time.

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  82. Happy birthday. Spending time with my family and having a special meal.

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  83. hope you had a wonderful birthday. What do I want to do on my birthday. No cooking. My birthday was on the 7th. My husband bought donuts for breakfast, chinese for lunch and took me to Red Lobster for supper. Can't get much better than that.

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  84. Happy Birthday Ellie. My favorite thing is to be with family. Of course, not just on my birthday.

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  85. Happy birthday! My favorite thing is to get away with my husband on my birthday.

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  86. A dinner with my husband, and then the surprise party the kids always think I don't know about...

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  87. Happy birthday. Love the chevron tree skirt. I like to stay at home and relax on my b-day.

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  88. Happy Birthday to you!!!! I love going out to dinner on my birthday. Thank you for participating in this blog hop!

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  89. happy birthday, yes i think this hop is just for you too. lol on my day i like to do nothing, nothing at all, no cleaning, no making dinner, no dishes......lol

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  90. Happy Birthday! I like to go out for dinner on my birthday. Thanks.

    dbelliott@outlook.com

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  91. Happy Birthday to you. Your Christmas tree skirts are really nice and my favorite would be #2. On my birthday I like to go to my favorite Mexican restaurant with my hubby.

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  92. Favorite thing to do on my birthday...go to Gold Class to see a movie with my husband!

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com
    Pink Scissors Design on Etsy

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  93. Go out to eat so I don't have to plan or clean up after dinner. My favorite place to go? My mom's house. MMMMMMMM....

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  94. Happy Birthday! I like to go out to eat with either my family or my girlfriends to celebrate my birthday. (or both, on separate evenings-ha!)

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  95. Happy birthday. I like the second of the two Christmas tree skirts the best. When I was a kid, my favorite birthday thing to do was getting to choose what we would have for dinner. I also usually got to choose what kind of cake. As an adult, I guess I would say go out to dinner at a place of my choosing.

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  96. Happy Birthday to you! My favorite thing to do on my birthday is eat cake! (It's pretty much the only day of the year that I do!) I like the first tree skirt best, btw.

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  97. hooray for birthdays! i love taking the day off of work for my birthday so i can fully enjoy my day!

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  98. I love to go out to eat on my birthday, and get Dairy Queen ice cream cake!
    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  99. HELLO, WHAT A SWEET GIVEAWAY! THANKS FOR SHARING! I LOVE TO GO OUT TO SHOP+DINE WITH MY HUSBAND ON MY BIRTHDAY!
    BLESSINGS ON THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  100. I like your second tree skirt arrangement best, with the skinnier strips towards the center. As for birthdays, I don't care what I do as long as I don't have to make dinner or do the dishes. :)

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  101. Happy Birthday!! My birthday is on New Years Day so there is always something happening... but this coming year I will be turning 50, so I would like to celebrate at home with family and close friends... simple and sweet ;-)

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  102. Happy Birthday, girl! I just turned fifty! Not bad, you can live with it! Here's my hug to you!

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  103. Happy birthday. Visit my son who lives toooooo far away!

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  104. I love to spend time with my family. Thanks so much for sharing

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  105. Happy birthday! I love going to dinner with the family... (Kind of a tradition - we each pick a restaurant on our birthday and we all go!)

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  106. Happy Birthday! I enjoy spending the day with my husband.

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  107. Happy birthday!! Spending time with my kids. They are in Brooklyn and that is so cool.

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  108. Happy birthday! And thanks for your lovely blog. I follow on Bloglovin. As for my birthday, my husband cooks my favorite food - enchiladas - for my birthday and we have a nice dinner at home.

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  109. Happy Birthday, I used to love to go to the casino for my birthday, but since we moved 2 years ago we are not close to a casino so my second favorite thing is to go out to eat. Thanks for the fun blog.

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  110. I like to go shop and buy my own birthday present (usually fabric). Hope your birthday is full of your kind of fun! Thanks for the chance to win. rosesabey@yahoo.com

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  111. Happy Birthday to YOU! I like to pamper myself...mani-pedicure, massage, and out for dinner!

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  112. Happy Birthday! I love to eat cake on my birthday. Your baby quilt is beautiful and I like the first ( the one with the dark green border) tree skirt the most. Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  113. Happy Birthday! I love to have my loved ones around me to have time to talk, time is the best gift. Thanks for the chance!

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  114. My favorite thing to do on my birthday is to go out to eat with my husband and six-year-old son. My husband does not like "people", so getting him to go out to eat at a place that has metal forks is a big deal. Thanks for the chance to win. I LOVE Kate Spain!!!

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  115. Happy Birthday!!! On my birthday I love to have a lazy day, enjoying me. I really love it when my hubby takes me out to dinner.

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  116. Happy Birthday! :) I love to go bowling on my b-day :)
    mmyheartishere@gmail.com

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  117. Happy belated birthday. I like to have a day off and relax, maybe sewing or reading. I also like to eat nice food as we always have treats here all day on birthdays. Thanks for a pretty giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  118. Happy Birthday!
    I love your wonky crosses quilt!
    On my birthday I like to go out for a meal with my husband and children!

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  119. My favorite thing to do on my birthday is get calls from all my family and friends

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  120. Happy Birthday Ellie! Thank you for a lovely give away! Your tree skirt will be fantastic! On my birthday i like to have a nice dinner with hb and coffee party with my friends. x Teje
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  121. Happy I guess late birthday! I just like having cake and I will admit the little fuss that is made about it being your birthday. It is nice to be appreciated!

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  122. My favorite thing to do on my birthday is get together with family & friends. We usually go out for dinner to celebrate birthdays. It is nice to be pampered & appreciated on your birthday. Happy Birthday to you. Mine is coming up in 11 days.

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  123. I like not working and where I work they give you your birthday off

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  124. I do what I want on my birthday, I don't let anyone interfere with my plans. Happy Birthday to YOU!! thanks for a nice giveaway.

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  125. Happy Birthday! On my birthday. - celebrate with chocolate cake and a glass if bubbly.

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  126. Love your tree skirts, especially the 1st one! Thanks for sharing fabric on your Birthday!!

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  127. I like spending time with my family and eating what I want for dinner. :)

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  128. I like going out with my hubby for my Birthday. Love it more when the boys come! I am following you on GFC! What an awesome giveaway!

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  129. My goodness, we should be sending you gifts for your birthday. Hope it was happy. My friends & family know how I LOVE to get birthday cards, so I get a lot! And some come many days before my birthday. My favorite thing is to stay up until midnight playing soft music so at 12:01 I can open all my birthday cards & enjoy each one!

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  130. Happy Birthday! My favourite thing to do on my birthday is chilling with family, having some pizza, and Black Forest Cake for dessert!!
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  131. Birthday greetings! My favorite birthday things are fabric acquiring, patchwork sewing and eating something I didn't cook! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  132. Happy birthday. My favorite birthday thing is having my children call. They all live far away and it is nice to hear from them on that day!

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  133. My favorite thing to do on my birthday is go somewhere to watch kids - you see, my birthday is Oct. 31st & seeing kids in costume is a fun thing to do.

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  134. Great giveaway! I usually just spend my birthday with family!

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  135. On my birthday, I love to go out to dinner with my family and receive extra love and hugs from my kids. Thanks!

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  136. I love Moda fabrics, so you giveaway is great.

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  137. I like your first tree skirt best. My favorite thing on my birthday is a weekend with my sisters

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  138. I love spending time with friends or my family. Really just quiet time with them. This particular collection is my favorite. I want my guest room to be yellows and greys.

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  139. I love to find a small way to spoil myself. It isn't always feasible to take the day off or do anything too exotic but I make sure to have a special treat around and take time out of the day just to feel indulgent!

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  140. I hope you had a happy birthday! My favorite birthday activities are sleeping a little later in the morning AND eating chocolate cake with my family. Thanks for participating in the giveaway. I love the fabrics you're offering.

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  141. Great giveaway! Happy Birthday! My birthday is in January. I love spending time with my husband, & having a fun getaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  142. Happy belated b-day! I hope it was a great one. My favorite thing to do on my birthday is remind everyone it is my b-day. I am a summer b-day so I haven't had very many celebrations with friends, so I just remind my love ones that it is my birthday! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  143. thank you for the chance to win. I like going out for supper for my b-day or just making a special supper at home

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  144. Happy birthday! I like having supper on mine with all of my family members. lia.vandenbrand@live.nl

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  145. Love the tree skirt! I like to relax at home on my birthday & let someone else do the cooking.

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  146. I just want to have my family all together round the table to eat a delicious meal.
    Than you for the chance to win.

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  147. Happy Birthday! Do you like having your special day around the holidays? On my day, I really just want time with my family. i'd much rather do something with them than worry about gifts. svonfumetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  148. Happy Birthday, hope you had a wonderful day. I love spending my birthday with the little ones, they are always so happy and excited birthdays are always time for cake. Thanks for the chance to win. samlbutrim@gmail.com

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  149. On my birthday I always like to quilt. Your quilt is looking great and I like the second tree skirt better. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  150. This year for my birthday I tried to see how many free things I could get. Its amazing how many places offer deals on your bday.

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  151. I love to go to the beach on my birthday. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  152. I enjoy spending time with my family on my birthday!

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  153. On my birthday I want to sleep in and hangout with my family. Thanks!!

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  154. Today is my birthday, and we did my favorite thing- we went out for breakfast. Hope you had a happy day!

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  155. My favourite thing to do on my birthday is to go out for a meal with my family

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  156. Happy, happy, happy! I absolutely love your wonky cross quilt! And, yes, adding the green was perfect. I will be using this idea for a quilt for my grandson. His favorite color is orange, orange anything,, so I have been collecting orange fabric without any idea what I would do with it. Now I know! On my birthday I like to get a massage!

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  157. Wow, I love the baby quilt. I love to go on a long walk for my bday. It's like my New Years. Thanks!

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  158. Happy birthday! I like to spend mine in a yarn/quilt/bead store!

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  159. Happy birthday! I like to spend some time sewing and then eat chocolate cake!

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  160. For my birthday I love not doing anything! really - having a day off is the best!! :D

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  161. Picnic! I've got a July birthday so it begs a picnic.

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  162. I love pampering myself and all to do lists go on hold. Along with going out to eat. Thanks for the give away.

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  163. It's not something I do every year, but this upcoming year, I get to go on a quilting retreat on my birthday. I think that's a pretty good plan!

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  164. Chocolate cake! thanks for the chance to win!

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  165. Happy birthday! Oh I love both of your tree skirts, beautiful colors. I love to be treated to a lovely tea with special friends, actually a surprise tea is what I love! Thank you for a chance to win your cute charm pack.

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  166. I love the chevron tree skirt! As for birthday celebrations, I've always loved celebrating my birthday for at least a week. Usually go out to dinner with friends, different nights for different friends. Then the weekend after my actual birthday my brother has everyone in the family to his house to celebrate our birthday. He'll make our favorite dinner for each of us. My favorite is Mom's barbecued spare ribs. The BEST! Of course with creamy mashed potatoes and whatever else he has on hand. Mom's spare ribs are my niece's favorite too, but she wants rice with it when it's her birthday. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Rae (nrhaller@aol.com)

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  167. Happy belated birthday!
    I love to cook a wonder ful dinner on my birthday.

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  168. I like the first one. I like to have a special dinner at home with my fam. THanks for the chance to win! I do follow on BL-karrie smith

    ksmith8@emich.edu

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  169. I love to eat lunch with friends on my birthday.

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  170. What pretty projects! Your chevron tree skirt looks like a fun one to make. I enjoy a dinner out with my family to celebrate. Thanks for your giveaway!

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  171. My favourite thing to do on my birthday is pretty much nothing at all. I'm not a big birthday celebrator (for myself)... I like to lay low. :)

    tgallop@mts.net
    www.willcookforshoes.ca

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  172. We celebrate birthdays with dinner out! Less work for me. LOL I've made several tree skirts like that. I'm having a Tree Skirt Linky Party the week before Christmas it would be great for you to link up! www.quiltinglines.com

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  173. I like to spend as much time sleeping and sewing as I can :)

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  174. My favorite thing to do on my birthday is to go out to dinner with my family. I really like your chevron tree skirt!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  175. ripping wrapping off presents ...

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  176. I enjoy eating dinner out and then having a yummy chocolate dessert.

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  177. Happy Birthday!!! My mom and sister take me out to lunch for my birthday ; it is always fun being with them. I don't cook at all on my birthday i think that is my gift to me lol..i like both tree skirt but the first one really shows that beautiful dark green material off, thx for the blog hop

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  178. I prefer to be out of town on my birthday - one favorite was Disney world - I figured if I had to turn 40 I was going to do it with Mickey Mouse!

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  179. My favorite thing to do on my birthday (it's Halloween!) is to give out candy to the kids. Thanks for the chance!

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  180. Happy Birhtday! I always try to make sure I am not working on my birthday.

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  181. The favourite part of my birthday is eating cake! Chocolate of course.

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  182. Favorite thing is eat chocolate cheesecake and shop for fabric.

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  183. I like to go out for dinner on my birthday and include a decadent high calorie dessert. I like the first tree skirt best. The colors are great.

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  184. Happy belated birthday! My favorite thing for my birthday is eating cake! PS On the chevron tree skirt, I like the first one. Denise

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  185. My favorite thing for my birthday is for my husband to take off work and take me out to lunch! :)

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  186. I always take myself fabric shopping for my birthday! pbstrand@msn.com

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  187. My favorite thing to do on my birthday is sleep in and go to Dairy Queen for ice cream. ll_gee at hotmail dot com

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  188. Happy belated birthday. I love being surprised! My DH cooked steak & lobster, set the dinning room table with fine china and flowers and when I came home I was blown away by his thoughtfulness.
    teeitup1@tampabay.rr.com

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  189. I like the second picture of the tree skirt. Which reminds me... I think I need a new skirt this year because two years ago mine was destroyed. Last year we didn't get the Christmas stuff out we just bought a few dollar store decorations since were traveled most of December.

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  190. Happy Birthday. On my birthday, I like to sew, and maybe a sleep in, but usually am working.

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  191. I almost never get to do it, but I would love to take a day trip for my birthday. If I do, I have to plan it myself mostly but every once in a while hubby surprises me! sewingblogsarefun at yahoo.dot com

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  192. Happy Birthday, for me I like to do nothing or go shopping.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  193. love the tree skirt, you've inspired me!

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  194. On my birthday I like heading out for Chinese or Japanese food.

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  195. My favorite thing to do on my birthday? Hummm, I would say ...quilt!

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  196. Whatever I want to, not what others say to do. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  197. I'd love to spend my birthday at the seashore quilting. I'm a new follower.

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  198. I just do my favorite things, go out for a special coffee, by myself some new quilting ruler or book. Eat out with friends.
    Thanks for the giveaway. Your tree skirt is going to look amazing under the tree.

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