Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thank You Blog Hop Party and Giveaway


Welcome to the Blog Hop Party... and Give-Away!
                                                 
go to Quilting Gallery  for the list of blogs in the party

Welcome to Susie's Sunroom.  If you are visiting me for the first time, this is...


Where I sew....in  Susie's Sunroom

My assistant and design consultant:  Whiskers
Whiskers... she often sits right beside my machine  AND hops on to my chair if I get up!

The Thanksgiving holiday is nearly here, and is a perfect time to reflect upon things that we are thankful for.   Blogging  about my adventures in sewing and quilting for a little over a year now has given me more pleasure than I can even describe .I am especially thankful for all of my readers and  friends I have made in the quilting and blogging community!    And for all of the tutorials and patterns and information  that so many quilters share with us all.  (I learn so much from you all!)

The  timing of this  THANK YOU  Blog Hop Party With Giveways,  organized by Michele at Quilting Gallery, is perfect! 

Quilting Gallery  has a huge list of blogs  that have giveways when you visit them!!
Click  HERE to go directly to  Quilting Gallery for  the list of all the blogs that are participating in this fun blog hop! ( There are a lot of blogs to visit !!)

Let's check in to see what I have been working on in Susie's Sunroom ...and then I'll tell you about what you will have a chance to win from me in this blog hop.

Purse:   customized for my sister-in-law

Pattern:                     ps026  Mini Bow Tucks Tote   by Penny Sturges  
                                         {available at Quilt Illustrations. com}
Mini Bow Tucks bag  @ QuiltsIllustrated.com
My SIL  prefers: 
  •     no ties (no tucks) 
  • 38 inch long handles
  • a magnetic snap closure 
  •  2 outer pockets
  •  specific pocket sizes in those  2 handy, slip pocket rows inside.  

I also tried something different this time, because she wanted the purse to be stiffer . The pattern calls for  Pellon Fusible Fleece 987 on the outer pieces and the lining.   I added a piece of Pellon Peltex 71F to the front and back piece ( cut 1/2  inch smaller  on the sides).Then I ironed on  the FF987  on top of the Peltex.  Both  layers fuse to the back of the fabric and are sewable.  I just left a bigger turning opening in the lining.  It didn't turn out to be any harder to pull it through this larger opening.

Fabric:   Simon + Kabuki   Eandl Design 2011  Quilting Treausures.com

              Iron  Gray  Kona Cotton



The customized mini bow tucks

Inside lining  ,  with the 2 rows of pockets and magnet snap
           



The top view   and  a key fob to match
 


I hope she likes it!  (If she doesn't, I 'll use it!)

Now, time for the giveaway! The Giveaway is now closed.                 


The Giveaway prize :     Spa  charm pack    by Deb Strain for Moda    and
                                    1 1/4 yd  Moda Marbles fabric     powder blue color


Spa Charm pack  and 1 1/4 yd Moda Marbles
Dates to enter:      Thursday, Nov. 21 -   Tuesday Nov. 26, 2013  11:00 pm EST
Who can enter:     Everyone!  International entries are welcome
How to enter:    Leave me a comment.     Simple  :)
                      { If you need a starter...  tell me something that you are thankful for.}
          I am thankful for all the people who continually encourage me to sew and quilt.
                (And for my husband not complaining when I buy fabric!!)

Mr. Random Number Generator will pick out a comment number, and I will email you .

**If you are a no-reply blogger, for comments, you must leave me your email address.  I contact the winner by email.  If I can't reach you,  I will have to draw another number. **

Good luck to everyone!
And thanks for stopping by to see what is going on at Susie's Sunroom!
I'm off to my sewing room!










"I KNOW I saw that tonal white on white dots back in here somewhere...."







169 comments:

  1. Love you pics of Whiskers - what a cutie. Compliments on your beautiful header, too. I'm thankful for my health and loving family.

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  2. Thank you so much for this giveaway! Some more blues would really do my stash some good :)
    And I love the bag, it's beautiful! x

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  3. Thankful for family and friends! Love the fabric. tnthomeschool@yahoo.com

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  4. Sweet cat. I love charm packs. Thanks so much for hosting a giveaway. I've added it to my weekly link up.

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  5. What a delightful blog you have! And I like your kitty companion too. I am grateful for my furry critters, as well as family and friends. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  6. Gorgeous bag - she will love it! And wow to your giveaway! I am thankful I have a job.

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  7. I just finished a blue and white quilt and it turned out so well that I might have to make another. Your giveaway fabrics would be perfect, thanks for the chance. I am thankful for my family and for my generally good life.

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  8. Whiskers would totally get along with my kitty. I am thankful for my husband and pets that make me laugh.

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  9. Hello Susie,

    Just like you, I am thankful for a lovely husband who lets me sew to my heart's content. Also I am thankful for the chance to win those beautiful blue fabrics.

    Love from England,
    Muv

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  10. Oh, I love your sewing room, what beautiful natural light! Your helper reminds me very much of one of my own helpers. ;)

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  11. I am thankful for my loving family and the chance to win Moda Spa. I love Moda fabrics!

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  12. I am so very thankful for a second chance at love.

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  13. I'm thankful that I'm getting to see my wonderful 14 yr old son grow-up. Also for my supportive and loving family. I couldn't ask for more!

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  14. I am so thankful for my family, my husband and sons, and our wonderful friends. Thank you for sharing with us!

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  15. Your sunroom looks like a fabulous place to sew. And no quilting space is complete without a pet (preferably a cat!)

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  16. It was fun to see some photos of your sunroom and the new bag for your sil! Very pretty bag and I want to try out one of those magnetic closures soon. Loved seeing that little tail sticking out from below the door. I am also thankful for so many things and have also really enjoyed blogging and meeting new blogging friends like you!

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  17. I'm thankful for the rain we received today!

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  18. Spa was love at first sight, but I could not find it for sale anywhere. How lucky you were to find some! And how generous to be willing to part with it! Your tote bag is just awesome!

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  19. I love your helper! I am grateful for being healthy and having a wonderful loving sister.

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  20. My cat(s) stays in my sewing room too! I am grateful for my returning health.

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  21. My black dog likes that same white on white fabric :)

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway! I am thankful for my family's health.

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  23. Great giveaway! I am thankful for my family & health. I survived 2 strokes, and learned to write (& quilt)
    and walk again.

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  24. What great fabrics! I'm thankful I have so many wonderful friends and family in my life! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  25. I like that purse and it looks quite roomy. I am thankful for my health and thankful that I am retired so I can sew all day. Thank you for inspiring us to keep on sewing and quilting.

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  26. Cats make such good sewing companions... as long as they will share the fabric and the best spots. :)
    The bag looks good too, she is bound to like it.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  27. I am thankful for passing my Microsoft exams today.
    thirtythree80@gmail.com

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  28. The bag is lovely! And your assistant is very funny ;)
    Thanks for the opportunity, I really like the prize that you choose to offer!!

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  29. Your purse project turned out perfectly!!! Very nice!

    tgallop@mts.net
    www.willcookforshoes.ca

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  30. I am thankful that it is autumn here and the weather is cooler! Summer and Florida spell heat!!!

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  31. for retirement to enjoy my lifelong love of sewing and learning to quilt!

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  32. I am thankful for the beautiful new granddaughter that my son and his wife are adopting. Such a wonderful blessing!

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  33. I'm really grateful for a husband that looks the other way when I come in with bags loaded with fabric, that built more shelves for my stash and let me take over another bedroom, took out the closet and painted so I could have a large enough space for a long arm he was OK with me buying. What a man! Thanks.

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  34. I'm carrying a purse in that pattern. =) Yours looks lovely.

    I'm thankful for my family. They are a blessing.

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  35. It would be great to get this prize!
    I'm thankful for having a lovely family,

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  36. I want a Spa quilt for my holidays .... they would probably be extra relaxing....

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  37. Lovely sun room to sew in. Your cat is adorable. I had a orange striped tabby male named Butterscotch. Who is the love of our lives and a little Dachshund named Daisy whom we all adore as well. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway. I am always thankful for the wonderful family I have been blessed with. And this year I am extremely thankful to now be cancer free and on the mend; and also very thankful my husband has found a new job.

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  38. I am thankful for my sweet supportive husband who does not mind helping when I get stuckon a project. (His opinions are usually spot on and help me decide)

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  39. I am so happy to have discovered your blog as part of the Blog Hop. I am thankful for my health and to be living in a place I love.

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  40. Love that purse! I'll take it! :)

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  41. I am thankful that my husband has never complained about quilting habit & is really supportive even when we have to eat takeout. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  42. I am thankful that both my mother and my daughter share my love of quilting. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  43. I am thankful for my sewing machine!

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  44. I am thankful for my family and for freetime.

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  45. i am thankful for being able to make charity quilts to share the love with others. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  46. I am loving retirement and really enjoying living in the woods with my hubby-where we enjoy all the wildlife that come to visit-pretty fabric thank you for the chance
    Kathy

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  47. Well, no wonder it's called the Sunroom, the natural light is great in there! I am thankful for being able to stay at home this year to start a creative business.

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  48. What a bright and wonderfully sunny room for crafting in. I am glad to have found your blog through this hop

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  49. Bwahaahaa! That last picture is hilarious! I bookmarked (I know, old school) the tutorials page. Love the totes. LeeAnna Paylor
    leeannaquilts@gmail.com
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  50. I love that little cat! You look like an expert tote seamstress...very professional details. svonfumetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. I am thankful to be able to enjoy Thanksgiving this year with both of my grown children.

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  52. I am thankful that this year I am flying back home for Christmas to spend it with my family.

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  53. I love your sewing room and companion. I am thankful to spend the holidays with my family

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  54. Thanks for a chance to win the fabric. I'm thankful for my family!

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  55. The bags are so nice. I am thankful for family.

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  56. I'm thankful for the online quilting community. Such nice people! And thanks for the chance to win.

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  57. Always thankful to family and friends.

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  58. Your sunny sewing room and helper are both beautiful. I am thankful for my family, friends, my health and for blog hops like this. Jackie

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  59. Your sewing room looks sooo cheery - love it! I am thankful for my health.

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  60. Love your design consultant. I have two myself.

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  61. Hi, there I have made the bow tucks purse pattern too! It's a great pattern. Thanks for the chance to win some fabric.

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  62. I am thankful for my husband not complaining when I buy fabric too. And my two kids, of course. Thanks!

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  63. I am thankful that when we were fixing up our house and adding on a bit, I was able to tuck a dedicated sewing room off my bedroom. I love it. I'm also thankful that my husband is so supportive of my habit!

    Those fabrics are absolutely gorgeous -- I would love to work with those.

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  64. I am thankful for my wonderful husband that always comes into my sewing room and tells how much he likes anything I am working in.

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  65. I like your SIL's bag and I'm sure she will too!
    I'm thankful for my husband's continuing recovery from surgery

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  66. I'm sure your SIL will love the bag. I have enjoyed reading your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win an adorable charm pack and yardage too. I'm thankful for my family, they are the best. I'm also thankful for the internet, I love reading all these blogs about quilting and sewing. Thanks.
    Rae ( nrhaller@aol.com)

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  67. Thanks so much for this great giveaway! And the bag is beautiful!!

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  68. You have a very entertaining blog! I am thankful for time to stitch...

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  69. First of all, I want to thank you for the wonderful giveaway. That fabric is very cute. Love. Second, I want to say that your cat is beautiful. I love the picture with the tail sticking out from under the door. Too cute! Third, I am thankful for my husband and two children. They are my world and make me a better person. Also, I am thankful for pumpkin pie. :) I also followed you. Your blog looks like such fun.

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  70. Just stunning bag - she will love it! I am thankful my father is better!

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  71. Thank you for a lovely giveaway. I am thankful for a husband that does not complain when I buy fabric.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  72. I'm thankful for all the wonderful bloggers who inspire me! Thanks for the giveaway and I love your assistant...when I use our downstairs restroom, I often see a similar view of one grey and white paw slipping under the door! pbstrand@msn.com

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  73. I'm thankful for this life in all it's phases and for being able to live it with the hope of going home, eventually, having made enough right choices to qualify for a place in heaven! Aren't cats just the best quilt testers? Mine always examine the stitches and colors carefully before settling down to test the "nap" quality. Please come by Prairie Cottage Corner for a visit when you have a minute. We can chat cats and quilts. Thank you for letting us stop by.

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  74. I´m thankful for having my husband :)
    mmyheartishere@gmail.com

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  75. I am thankful for a healthy family

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  76. Your bag is really lovely. I am most thankful for our big family.

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  77. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway. I am thankful for my family and friends.

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  78. I am thankful that my sons will be able to come home for Thanksgiving this year. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  79. HELLO,HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU!
    SO THANKFUL FOR OUR LOVED ONES GOOD HEALTH+HAPPINESS!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  80. I'm thanful I can sew. And I like it so much.
    Thank you for the chance to win those beautiful fabrics.

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  81. What a beautiful room you have for sewing. I am jealous!

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  82. I am thankful to my daughters for making me smile every day!

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  83. I am thankful for my wonderful, loving hubby.

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  84. I am thankful for family and friends. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  85. I am thankful for the love, support and inspiration I receive from my family and friends. I really like your banner and Whiskers is one good looking cat!

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  86. I am thankful for my daughters and grandchildren.
    Thanks for your giveaway

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  87. I am thankful for all my good quilting friends. You keep me inspired!

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  88. Fabulous bag! I am sure it will be loved! thank you for the lovely giveaway!

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  89. Beautiful bag. I am thankful to be retired now so I can spend more time with my husband and quilt during football season. New quilter in Oklahoma, USA. I am here for the party. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  90. That tail under the door is sooo cute!!! I am thankful for the amazing blogging and sewing world I am part of.

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  91. Thanks for having a giveaway.

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  92. love the tail under the door! I'm thankful for my family :)

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  93. I'm thankful for my family. I like all the pictures about your making the tote.
    THanks for the giveaway.

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  94. I am a cat lover too. My comfort cat is Moses. He is 13 years old and my best friend! I love charm packs! Thank you for the give away participation!!! midwayfarms@hughes.net

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  95. I'm thankful for the time that I'll get to spend with family in the upcoming week.

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  96. I'm thankful that our whole family will be here for Thanksgiving dinner

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  97. I am thankful that I get to sew whenever I want on whatever I want.

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  98. I am thankful that my brother found me.

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  99. I am thankful for the time I have to sew and for the space to sew and be creative. And for blogs and people around the world who share my passion and are happy to share their creations and continually inspire me to do more.

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  100. I am most thankful for my husband. He is the best! Thank you.

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  101. Whiskers is adorable.. thank you for a lovely giveaway!

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  102. Your kitty is adorable!!! I am thankful for my family - they make my life complete and interesting!!!

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  103. I'm thankful for my family and my job! Thanks!

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  104. I am thankful for my husband, he is a better shopper then I am,, thats how I have such a huge fabric stash...

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  105. I'm thankful for my hardworking dh and my beautiful kids. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  106. I'm thankful for all you wonderful bloggers willing to share everything. I've learned and seen so many things. Have also met so many awesome people. Thank you for the beautiful giveaway and chance to win.

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  107. I'm thankful for my family. Thanks for sharing.

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  108. I am thankful for family! Without all of them, nothing else would quite matter!

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  109. What a great prize. I am thankful for our new granddaughter, born three months ago and the fact that she lives about 25 minutes from me. She is so sweet. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

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  110. Great prize! I am also lucky to have a husband who doesn't complain about my purchases :)

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  111. I am thankful for being gainfully employed!

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  112. I'm thankful for my hubby and three sweet children. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  113. Whiskers is so cute! My kitties dot the same thing...they are always right there with me when I sew and jump into my chair when I get up. The bag you made for your SIL is beautiful. I was wondering if you have tried ByAnnie's Soft and Stable. It is a great product that gives a lot a support to bags. You can get it from her website "byAnnie dot com" (she has some great videos too) or on Superior Threads website. Thank you for sharing and the beautiful fabric giveaway! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  114. Love your site - and thanks for the giveaways...
    Barbmo

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  115. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
    I am thankful for my new baby grand-daughter.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  116. I love your kitty cat. I am thankful that my 92 year old Mum will be with me this Christmas and for her good health - and mine too! Thank you for your fab giveaway.

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  117. Your cat is very cute, I sew in a sun room too but we call it a Carolina room. I am thankful for my mother coming to visit me for 2 months.

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  118. Neat purse, I have the patten just haven't made it yet!! Great giveaway too!

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  119. You have such a cute helper in Whiskers! I have a few feline helpers of my own and they make sewing so much more enjoyable (when they're not stealing my pins!). Thanks for the giveaway!

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  120. I am Thankful for people like you who are so willing to share your talent. I have been all over looking at your blog,Very nice.
    Like your little assistant. I have one of those to.

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  121. I am thankful for chocolate! and family

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  122. What a beautiful bag. I am thankful for my family.

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  123. blue is my favorite color! Happy holidays....

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  124. oh your bag is delightful. Thank you for a chance to win those cheery charms

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  125. I am thankful for my family, especially my husband.

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  126. Whiskas is very cute. Lovely adaption of the bag pattern for your sister - I am sure she will love it

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  127. Hi Susie! I am thankful for quilts and all my wonderful quilt friends:) None better.

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  128. Love the bag! What a nice price, love the blue! Thanks for the chance!

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  129. I am thankful for my family and our good health - thank you for a lovely giveaway (such a pretty fabric line!). Deb

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  130. I'm thankful for a warm home! Thanks for the chance!

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  131. I am thankful for all you bloggers that share all your exciting stuff with us.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  132. Love your cat!
    I'm thankful for a caring and a loving husband :)

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  133. I'm thankful for good health and many other things, including the wonderful hobby of quilting!

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  134. I am thankful that my mom is with us this Thanksgiving, in spite of cancer! Your giveaway looks wonderful.

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  135. I am thankful for my family and being able to visit with them over the holidays.

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  136. Fun giveaway! I am thankful for my family. :)

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  137. I am thankful for the best 2 kids a mom could have!

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  138. I am thankful for my family and our health.

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  139. I have similar feline assistants... I call them my seat warmers :-) and when they're not keeping me company, I've got two little kiddos who also hop I to my seat! So, I guess, I'm thankful for lots of company when I sew!

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  140. I am thankful I thought of a gift for my sister in law today. (Tickets to the Zoo for a Mommy & ME day with her 1 year old). ll_gee at hotmail dot com

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  141. Very nice purse! I am thankful that my dog is sleeping on my feet right now and keeping me warm. :)

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  142. I love seeing a picture of your cat assistant, Whiskers! I'm thankful for me own quilting cat assistants - they are always ready and willing to offer design advice!

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  143. I love your cat, Whiskers. My ragdoll cat, Charlie, will sit as close as she can to my sewing machine when I am quilting. I am grateful she is part of our life.

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  144. If your sister does't like her gift I would be happy to have it. Since my husband's illness I am thankful for everyday together and family. Grateful for family & friends. Thank you for a chance to win. Happy Quilting:)

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  145. I am so thankful for family!
    dana.cargill@gmail.com

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  146. Love that powder blue color! I've enjoyed the hop; thank you. I'm thankful this year for my good health.

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  147. Thanks for a great prize and you already know I love your blog!!! I'm thankful for all my friends I've met through these blogs!!

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  148. Love all the windows in your room. My studio is my basement with only one window and one door but lots of space. Nice bag!

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  149. I am thankful for all the bloggers out there who are constantly giving me new ideas, directions, help on items or techniques! Blog on!

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  150. I'm thankful for my supportive family. they are the best!

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  151. I am thankful for my healthy and happy family

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  152. I am thankful my family supports this little habit of mine..... Thanks so much for sharing

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  153. I'm thankful my friend came through heart surgery today. Just wish they were able to wave a magic wand and make it all better for her.

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  154. I am thankful to be feeling great today, for finding your blog, and a chance to win that gorgeous fabric.

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  155. I love the photo of the closed door with (I assume) Whiskers' tail showing. So cute! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway -- I love charms!

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  156. You have a very friendly website. Easy to see projects and easy to comment. Ute cat pictures and great sewing room

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  157. I love the bag you made for your sister. I f she does not like it, I know someone that would be glad to accept it! I am thankful that my husband of 49 years is still alive after a diagnosis of stage 4 cancer 2 1/2 years ago. God is so good!

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  158. I'm so grateful for my great grandsons!

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  159. I am grateful for all of the blessings that have come my way all these years.

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  160. I am thankful for my mother-in-law. She is the person who introduced me to quilting & made my very first quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  161. I'm your newest GFC follower!!! I'm surprised we haven't come across eachother's blogs sooner! I welcome you to stop by and if you are inspired by what ya see....follow too. I also have a weekly Tuesday linky that has been fun...you linky archived posts under a weekly theme. Nice to meet ya and hope ya stop by! myplvl.blogspot.com

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