Thursday, October 7, 2010

Run For the Cure and Another Give Away!!!

Before we get to the GIVE AWAY, I’d like to share a couple of pictures of the Run For the Cure which was last Sunday in Nanaimo.  I met my daughter and her boyfriend, Toby, along with Toby’s Mom, Liz and his sister,Lucy on the fields of Beban Park…where there were thousands of people ready to warm-up for the race.  It was a lovely 5 K. walk/run through wooded paths surrounding the Park and was a fun way to raise money for cancer!

  Left to right- Maggie, Lucy, Liz and Toby.

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Liz is wearing a pink shirt because she is a breast cancer survivor!  What an inspiration!  While she was going through her cancer ordeal she wrote a daily blog, journaling her life and what she was going through.  Since then she has turned the pages of her blogging journal into a soft cover book, which should be out by Christmas.  100% of the proceeds from the sale of her book will go to the Cancer Lodge and Cancer Society.  Her goal is to help and give comfort to others who may be going through the same frightening experiences.  Now that’s what I call turning a Lemon into Lemonade!!  Way to go, Liz~ you are an inspiration to us all!

 

NOW ONTO SOME QUILTING GOODNESS AND A GIVE AWAY!!

Yesterday my blog reached 600 followers!!  YAHOO!  Come on all 600 of you…I’m putting on the music…get up off your seat…it’s Chicken Dance time!!  Da da dahdah da da da…OK…OK…I seem to be the only one in the chicken stance…the story of my life!!  :o) So how about a Give away instead…!  I’ll make if fast, simple and painless… 

What’s up for grabs~ How about this pile of fabric?  And…P1100237

…a copy of the Fall issue of the Canadian magazine Quilter’s Connection…which I really want to talk about but I will save that for another day! 

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Sew help me celebrate…we want it simple…leave a comment for an entry to this Give Away.  Please leave it on this post…and don’t confuse it with the Fall into Fall Give Away…which I am also in!  You can find that Give Away HERE.  Yikes…two Give Aways at once!  This one is going to be a quickie…I will randomly pick a winner on Saturday morning, that’s Oct. 9th.

Good luck and thanks so much for being a part of my blogging family!

Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Quilting!~P

136 comments:

  1. Morning, what a nice giveaway. Please count me in! Lizzie

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  2. Wow congrats on 600 followers!!! That is awesome. And what an awesome giveaway. Thanks for being so generous.

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  3. Beautiful giveaway! I love following your blog! Would love so much to win!

    emilliepeters(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. Congratulations. What a wonderful giveaway too

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  5. Way to go...600 followers is amazing!! Cindy

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  6. They add up fast, don't they? Good for you! Nice giveaway too!

    MGM

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  7. Congratulations! Beautiful fabric.

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  8. Good morning and congrats on the 600-wow! I love your blog and read you at least once a week.
    count me in, I would love to win this lovely giveaway

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  9. Wow 600 followers that is a milestone! Love reading your blog, it is always a treat to see what you are creating! Endless inspiration, thanks Sharonj.

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  10. 600? WOW!!! Congratulations! Wonderful giveaway and I would love to be entered. Thank you so much. Blessings, Londa gypsyluv1010@gmail.com

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  11. Wow 600 followers! I love stopping by at your blog. Please count me in for the giveaway.

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  12. Exciting! I would love to win that wonderful stash of goodies! Add my name.

    Myrtlesgirl
    berglindada@loretel.net

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  13. Oh that fabric is beautiful! However, I think I'd love the fall magazine even more!!! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  14. ooohhh choose me, Me ME, please.

    Lovely fabrics and I'd really love to see that magazine, it looks great.

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  15. Congrats on 600 followers!!! Thanks for sharing these great gifts with us.

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  16. 600 Followers!? Amazing! What beautiful fabric you are giving away too, I would love to win them

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  17. Gorgeous fabrics - I'd love to win that pile! And congrats on 600 followers. :)

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  18. 600 followers - way to go!!! I'd follow you anywhere - in a conga line, doing the chicken dance, etc. LOL

    Liz is definitely an inspiration to many!

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  19. Count me in aswell please because I love the look of that fabric and magazine

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

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  20. I just discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago & enjoy it immensely. What a nice giveaway.

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  21. 600! WOW!! I always love reading your blog. Congratulations!

    The blue fabric is lovely. Happy quilting.

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  22. Congratulations! Would love the fabrics and the magazine looks terrific.

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  23. How awesome and congratulations. Love your blog and please count me in. Have a great day.

    Sandy

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  24. Congratulations on having so many followers! I love the group of fabrics you have selected for your giveaway.

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  25. yay Miss Paulette for 600 followers! We all love you!

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  26. congrats on reaching 600! Has the other hop helped to make it over that goal? Hops bring so much traffic.
    Love those greens...my favorite color.

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  27. What a milestone-you done your Momma proud! Congratulations and may the number rise. Your pile of fabric looks alot better than chicken feed I'm sure! Great magazine too by the way.

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  28. Wow! 600 followers! That is awesome! :)

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  29. Congratulations! Lovely fabric! Thanks for the chance to win it! :0)

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  30. Hi Paulette!
    congratulations!
    Thanks for the give away.
    I also participated in the Walk for a Cure, here in my own community. I am on a Dragon Boat team with breast cancer survivors and supporters (I am a supporter). It was a great day to walk here too.
    Does Liz have a link to her blog? We are doing something similar with our team and it may be helpful to them as well.
    Thanks, take care, Leslie

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  31. Lord, how do you keep all this organized? Two giveaways at one time? Wow! I'd hate to be inside your brain right now. Love the fabrics - yet another great giveaway. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  32. Congratulations on 600 followers. I broke 100 yesterday. :) So many nice giveaways in blogland!!!

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  33. Gorgeous giveaway! Congrats on 600 followers.

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  34. That is wonderful to do the walk/run.

    Congratulations on the 600 followers!
    Love that pattern on the front cover. I think it was that magazine, that I wrote a tip for and they used it. Never did hear back from them or get a copy, think it was the green issue.

    Debbie

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  35. Woo Hoo 600 that is awesome!

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  36. Congrats on you 600th follower. Thanks for celebrating with this colorful giveaway.

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  37. I'm a rather new follower. Maybe a couple of months. But I love reading blogs. I've learned so much. Thanks.

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  38. WoooHoo 600 folowers!It is a celebration and I will join in for the chicken dance. Such a fun dance too. Congratulations!
    And a giveaway!! You are just to good. Fabulous fabric and the magazine looks interesting.
    Paula

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  39. Paulette, congrats on 600 followers, sure would love to win your give away. Hoping the magazine will be available in the USA soon.

    Marie in Oregon

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  40. CONGRATS!
    WHAT A SWEET GIVEAWAY!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!
    LOVE,LINDA

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  41. are you serious 600 followers? that is amazing, how did you do that? congrats by the way. lovely fabrics to giveaway. fingers crossed!!

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  42. Congratulations on 600! Wow! I was chicken dancing too. ;-) I love the fabrics and would love to read the magazine! Thanks for the chance!

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  43. So great! I love to read your posts. Thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win such goodies!

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  44. I'm dancing Sweet P - grew up in Manitoba, second thing we learned after walking! Thanks for a chance!

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  45. Please enter me in your give-away! Your prizes are wonderful, and I'd love to win.

    Synthia (with an S)

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  46. I had a cancer run last weekend = for oral cancer awareness. Hope yours was as good as mine. Thanks for the giveaway. Kathie L in Allentown

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  47. Congrats! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. WOW 600 follows that is wonderful. I would love to win your giva a way!! Jannis S.

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  49. Congrats on 600 followers! I'd love to see that magazine. Thanks for a great giveaway. FYI - My husband is a cancer survivor - 12 yrs.

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  50. Great--thanks for the chance to enter your give away. I'm in the mood for the chicken dance too!

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  51. Wow! Congrats on 600 followers.

    Thanks for the giveaways

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  52. Hi Paulette,

    you know I couldn't miss your 600th followers giveaway. I feel we are joined with wool!

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  53. Congratulations on 600 followers!!! I would love to win this great giveaway. I bet there are some Halloween projects in the magazine with my name all over them!

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  54. Congrats!! And great fabric selection ~ they would make a beautiful table topper for my Mom!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  55. HI. Congratulations - on the walk and on reaching 600 followers. I am one of the newies but it is good to know I am among such a great crowd. Thanks for the giveaway chance. C
    carolinehemsley@btinternet.com

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  56. Liz's story is so inspirational! I wish her goodluck with her book!Thanks for sharing!
    Congratulations on 600 followers!
    The fabric is wonderful!
    Thanks for a chance to win!

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  57. Oh for Pete's sake, I can always use more fabric.

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  58. 600 followers! That's awesome! Love the colors of this fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  59. Oooh, I love the colors in that fabric!!! And 600 followers!! WOW!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!

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  60. Wow!! 600 followers! That is amazing :o) Congratulations and I would love to be included in your drawing... great fabrics!

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  61. Wowsers! 600 followers! I joined in too!! Thanks for giving away some beautiful fabric.

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  62. Wonderful colors
    the blue are heavenly :^)
    Six hundred followers are in the know

    Hugs
    Gerry

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  63. Congratulations on 600 followers. I was really happy to break 100 this week. Great giveaway. Have a good day. Winona

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  64. 600 - WOW! When I started reading your blog you were just reaching 100. Your blog is so fun to read, with the !!!!!!'s. No wonder so many people follow you.

    Love to win the fabric.

    See you soon

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  65. Wow!600 followers, you are amazing. I am glad to be one,congratulations on being so entertaining. Love reading about your adventures, hope to share many more.

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  66. congrats on the 602!! Thanks for the fun giveaway!!

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  67. Congratulations! 600!!! wow! I have only found your blog, somewhat recently. I enjoy it very much- thanks for all that you share!

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  68. Cluck! Cluck! Yay for the Chicken Dance! And for 600 followers! You're so good at answering comments, I would never have thought you had that many followers! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  69. I love your blog! It is easy to see why you have 600 followers!

    Debby

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  70. Awesome! Congrats on reaching 600! :-D

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  71. clap, clap, clap, I was doing it with you, German style wineries are aboudant in this area. Along with lotsa German decendents so that song gets played a lot, at dances, parties etc. Congratulations now I know why I've gotten so many of your wonderful friends stopping by my blog too, you have a LOT!!!!!! and you deserves everyone of them. huggies from me!!!

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  72. congratulations! and thanks for the giveaway!
    songyueyu at gmail

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  73. Congrats on hitting 600 followers, and having a wonderful giveaway.

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  74. I have so enjoyed reading your blog and you've been generously sharing stories of your quilting, your travels and your family. I am enjoying your retirement adventures nearly as much as you. 600 like-minded souls is a great achievement.

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  75. your chicken dance comment made me laugh! (don't include me in the giveaway)

    By the way you can promote your giveaway (both if you like) on the new Quilty Giveaways site I created (it's easy and free!)
    http://quiltygiveaways.blogspot.com

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  76. I watched the movie "Terry" the other day - the story of Terry Fox's attempted run across Canada. He was a very inspiring young man. Thanks for a chance at your lovely giveaway. Congratulations on 600 followers. I don't know if I could handle that many!

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  77. Gorgeous fabric Paulette! Congratulations on more than 600 followers - now there's a reason to celebrate for sure.

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  78. Would love to win this adorable fabric! :0)

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  79. Please enter me in your giveaway. I would love to be your winner.

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  80. Congratulations on 600!!!
    Will be checking out that Winnebago link I saw on your sidebar... nice to meet you, fellow westcoast Canadian!!!
    Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the magazine... might that be something to put on a new quilter's Christmas wish list?

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  81. Big congrats on the 600 followers!
    Great prizes, thanks for the chance!

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  82. Thanks for the great giveaway...I look forward to reading your blog every day:)

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  83. A quilting magazine, a quilting magazine what I wouldn't give for a quilting magazine.....

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  84. 600 followers, that is really something - congratulations! You are being very generous. Would love the magazine, and the fabric is scrumptious.

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  85. 600 followers calls for a celebration. I love seeing all the great quilt shows you share with us. So much inspiration.

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  86. Sweet fabric...would love to win it. I have never seen that magazine...thanks for sharing and congrats on your 600 followers. (which is actually 605 as I type this...;o)

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  87. Congratulations! That is quite an accomplishment! I love magazines and fabric. Thanks for adding to the giveaway fun!

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  88. Are you sure living dangerously with 2 giveaways going at one time. Stay safe!

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  89. Congrats for your 600 followers, way to go!!!!!, I'd love to be entered in the drawing, I'm a magazine addict, since we don't have enough here..., also love the fabric..., please pick me :D

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  90. 600 followers. Wow, I have 5, LOL!!! Good job! Thank you for the chance to win. That fabric is so beautiful. Congrats on the run/walk. That story is so inspiring.

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  91. Purples and greens oh my!! Beautiful assortment:) Are you in the magazine perhaps?!!

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  92. Wow! Amazing milestone to reach on followers. Thank you for sharing the celebration with an awesome giveaway. Of course I want to enter your drawing. Best wishes!

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  93. Congratulations to you, what a milestone. And congratulations to Liz, both on the run and surviving. I'm a 7 year survivor and appreciative of every extra minute.

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  94. Love the giveaway items! Thanks for the chance to win them!
    Congrats on having 600 followers. That is amazing! Please count me in on the drawing. And yes, I was singing the Chicken dance song along as I was reading your blog :)

    Sandy A

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  95. that is sooo many followers... tell us how u did it?

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  96. Congratulations! Can't wait to hear more about the magazine. Never have seen that one before and we usually get Quilter's mags from all over the world at B & N.

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  97. The fabric is so dreamy!! Thanks for the chance of just maybe winning it!

    Congrats on your success.

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  98. WOW!! I'm just lovin' that table runner (or whatever) on the front of the magazine..might hafta see if I can track it down if I don't win! LOL Thanks for the giveaway.

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  99. 600 followers? I'm jealous! blessings,marlene

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  100. Congrats on your 600 followers!! And that's a seriously pretty stack of fabrics for your celebration giveaway! If I do the chicken dance does that give me an extra entry to win it??? :)

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  101. What a nice milestone to celebrate - congrats and count me in!

    Janet
    jfquilts@gmail.com

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  102. 600 followers!!..WOW..and as for the 105 comments..double WOW...count me in on your giveaway!!!
    good job on the run!!

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  103. I would love to win that wonderful stash of goodies! You've racked up quite a following, good for you. Great blog, I'm glad I follow you.

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  104. Phyllis says: Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks so much. rpshand(AT)ns(DOT)sympatico(DOT)ca

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  105. Congrats on your 600 followers! Really great fabrics with all the blues and greens. Would be great for a project to work on in the dead of winter when there is no spring color around anywhere!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  106. So did you run? *G* Congrats to Liz! What a great testimony. I wish her success with her book!

    Lovely give-away, Paulette!

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  107. I think I already have a couple of those fabrics, so if I win it will add to an already great looking quilt-in-the-making! Thanks for the opportunity and congrats on 600!

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  108. What lovely fabrics for a giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Also, congrats on over 600 followers. You have a great blog.

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  109. Congratulations! I remember when you were hoping to reach the limit of 100 followers, and that wasn't so very long ago!

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  110. Wow! 600 followers...the caravan when you go down to Arizona must be really long. hehehe Thanks for having such a great giveaway!

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  111. Congratulations on having 600 followers & what a nice give-away
    Hugs Janice

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  112. Congrats!! Thanks so much for sharing. I follow your blog everyday. Get my cup of coffee and sit down to see what you are making and to see all the places you go. Wow! what a life.

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  113. Congrats!! Thanks so much for sharing. I follow your blog everyday. Get my cup of coffee and sit down to see what you are making and to see all the places you go. Wow! what a life.

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  114. Love the colors in the fabric you've chosen for the give-away Paulette.

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  115. Congrats on 600 followers. That is exciting. Sounds like you had fun and the Race for the Cure. Thank you for this great give-away. I love the colors you picked. Take care and God bless, Cory

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  116. Congrats on 600 followers (actually 606 as of this time)! Great giveaway!

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  117. Congratulations Paulette.....just think how we have all come together over the past year....wow...the places I have seen and things I wanna make....all because of you ......

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  118. Congrats ! Wow .. 606 now!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  119. Awesome!! Thanks for the giveaway! Love that magazine and those yummy fabrics.

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  120. What agreat giveaway, please put my name in the hat.
    Greetings from France

    Here is my giveaway

    http://busybeefree.blogspot.com/2010/10/bloctoberfest-and-giveaway.html

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  121. Congrats, that is alot of followers....and what a fun giveaway. Enjoyed the pictures of the race for a cure.

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  122. Hey Paulette - a lot of people like to read what you have to say! Congratulations on 600 followers. I read about Quilter's Connection magazine on your next post and can't wait to get my entry in on this give away!

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  123. Congrats on reaching 600 followers! And, thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

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  124. what a great giveaway, wow 600 followers that is huge.
    Have popped over from Kaaren's blog.
    lovely.

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  125. 607 followers- wow!

    However, once the word gets out that you've done the chicken dance I'm sure your number will increase even more!

    Please add me to your giveaway and I'll join the chicken dance lineup!

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  126. Kudos on the 600 followers! I'm in as I'd love to get my hands on that magazine!

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  127. Always happy to join a give away. Thanks

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  128. What a great giveaway!!! Love it!

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  129. What an awesome post, and a giveaway to boot!!

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  130. I consider myself to be a magazinaholic. This is the first I've heard of the new magazine, and I would love to get a copy.
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  131. IT happens so fast.. right before your eyes... Congrats. I love your way of promoting what you like and dislike! WTG...
    Thanks for sharing your giveaway..

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  132. Congratulations on having 600 followers, Paulette! Love your blog. Please include me in on the draw.

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  133. Great giveaway....yummy fabric and a great looking magazine. If I don't win it I will be picking it up the next time I go back to Canada to visit family. Hope I'm not too late to enter. Thanks for the chance.

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