January 20, 2011

Sew Cool- A Cabbages and Roses Giveaway


This week I finally busted out my sewing machine. The 'ol girl hasn't seen the light of day in over a year. For some reason, the longer you don't do something, the harder it is to finally do it again. Did that make sense? It did in my head. The point I'm trying to make is I sewed something! And, I had really, really good incentive to do it. You see, I was the lucky beneficiary of a meter of Cabbages and Roses fabric. Those kind folks let me choose a project out of the above book to share with all of you. Believe me when I say, it was hard to choose.


I decided to make the fabric gift bag and used their lavender heart project as inspiration to make a pretty tag to go on it. Now before you go and get jealous of my good fortune, let me tell you that I don't even get to keep the book. Nope. The book is for you. And, it gets better. You also get a meter of the fabric I used for the bag for yourself. Who's jealous now?


Just leave your name and email address here by Monday January 24th at midnight Eastern and if I draw your name, you will be the lucky winner of the giveaway.

While you wait please go check out the Cabbages and Roses website and blog. Be prepared for inspiration overload.

128 comments:

  1. I cant believe i am the 1st person to get to comment!! usually I am way too late and there are like hundred of comments, so i end up forgetting about it!! Would just love to be in the draw!
    lauracurrie@yahoo.co.uk
    laura currie x

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  2. This looks like my kind of book! And fabric too? Yum!
    kathyscottage@yahoo.com

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  3. Lucky number three right here!

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  4. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Teresa
    plumwatercottage@gmail.com

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  5. That fabric looks yummy beautiful. So happy to have a chance to win it and the book!! LindaSonia (baddabinda@yahoo.com)

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  6. YES..thank you..just send it to ME...:))

    marbora@online.no

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  7. The fabric is beautiful! I would love to win

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  8. Yummy is all I can say!

    Denise C
    plpurses@yahoo.com

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  9. love your blog and this fabric!

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  10. I want to flip through those pages! Put me in that drawing for sure! Shanon.....shan7395@yahoo.com

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  11. My sewing machine hasn't seen the light of day for at least a year either.
    Count me in, JJ!

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  12. my goodness how i would love to win this!! thank you for the opportunity, jen!
    karamhebert@gmail.com
    kara hebert
    lots of love!!

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  13. Can't wait for Monday!!
    Emily
    emilylaurenhatch@yahoo.com

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  14. I know just what you mean, it is difficult to pick something up after a long while. You did a great job on that bag though, love the fabric!
    ~Michelle

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  15. Love the bag, but love the fabric and book even more! I would love to get those goodies in my mailbox! Thanks so much for the chance! Becky G. in GA

    lifeatcamelliacottage@gmail.com

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  16. Thanks for the lovely chance.

    afraenia@hotmail.com

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  17. Oh my, I forgot my email in all the excitement!
    shellyannh1970@yahoo.com

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  18. Looks like a very nice book - thanks for the chance to win it. :)

    arjanz at xplornet dot com

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  19. It turned out beautiful. Gorgeous fabric and that book...I'd love to win it.

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  20. You did a great job on that bag, Jen! I love that fabric and I'm a big fan of Cabbages and Roses.

    xo
    Claudia

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  21. My sewing machine is rather dusty too! What a lovely giveaway.

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  22. I love what you made! Please enter me in this great giveaway....
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  23. What a beautiful project and gorgeous book!
    I wold love it!!
    *Leisa*

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  24. Gorgeous fabric and would love to get my hands on this book!

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  25. That fabric looks amazing :)
    ryansmom627@sbcglobal.net

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  26. What a great giveaway! As I was reading your post I decided I needed to check this book out... and you're giving one away!! Yipee.

    Sometimes the getting started is the hardest part... I find myself doing this too.

    ~Chris

    PS - I hope you have time to check out my latest post... I passed on an award to you (I understand if you don't accept blog awards) but since you were the first blog I followed, well including you in the list was a must :)

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  27. Please throw my name in the hat for the giveaway. Just found your blog. :)

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  28. Oh wow I didnt even know that book excisted,,very cool..yes please enter my name,,,thanks
    Devon
    hanna_563@msn.com

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  29. oh, please please choose me, you beautiful woman!

    Lorie Yoder
    blyoder@bnin.net

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  30. I have one of their books and LOVE it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. :) yes please.
    beth joy -ejoyalways@gmail.com

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  32. beautiful!
    love it!
    sign me up,
    friend!

    happy day!

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  33. What a lovely giveaway! Pick me, pick me!!! memartin99[at]comcast[dot]net

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  34. oh my...beautiful for sure. i would love this!! Pick ME!

    melody
    melbalina@aol.com

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  35. I love it, love it. I will keep my fingers crossed!

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  36. Please enter my name. This is "sew" cool indeed.
    serenite_50@hotmail.com

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  37. Their blog and items are so beautiful! What a great item to win :)
    Shyfly40@msn.com

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  38. love to be in the draw! Looks like a fun book!! Full on inspiration.

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  39. lovely, lovely, lovely...it looks fabulous...here's hoping I win ...:)
    have a great day!

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  40. Would just love this! Count me in.
    Kim:)

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  41. ok, next week is my birthday, so I think you should randomly 'choose me'. I miss you. I was supposed to be eating soup with you right now.

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  42. love the book!! and good for you getting your sewing machine out, it turned out gorgeous!!!!

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  43. Lovely. I would treasure it always! Fees74@yahoo.com

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  44. pick me pick me i would love the book! thanks ina dvance diane from vintage-tickled-pink

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  45. Please enter my name. I'd love to have this book. Thanks.


    grammypetals@yahoo.com

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  46. would love to win! It would brighten my winter!

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  47. Love the fabric!!
    love the bag!!
    would love even better if the bag were mine..
    Make me the winner, please!
    warmest sandy hugs..
    laughing smiles too..
    Loui♥

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  48. OOOh I love that fabric and that book too! I would love a chance.

    -Danielle

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  49. Omg it looks so exciting! PS the bag is Super cute!
    Shannon
    elven_fairy@hotmail.com

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  50. Time for me to get out my machine too - this would be such an inspiration!

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  51. I feel lucky I feel lucky, yeah
    No Professor Doom
    gonna stand in my way
    Mmmmmm I feel lucky today!

    aamjs@yahoo.com

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  52. That little bag is so sweet! I love, love it!

    shellyhectic@yahoo.com

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  53. Sew CoollllllllllGiveaAway!!!!!!

    shannonphelps@mac.com

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  54. Pretty!
    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  55. I adore the bag, the blue and the lavender. Good luck to me for the giveaway!

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  56. ooh la la! please count me in!

    xo
    elyse

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  57. Oh pick me pick me! please!
    milkweedmama@verizon.net

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  58. What a beautiful giveaway! I have been enjoying your blog for a while now. Your bag looks lovely! thanks for the opportunity.

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  59. Love the fabric and the bag, the heart tag adds the perfect touch. I would for sure have to pull my sewing machine out in a hurry if I got my hands on that book and a bit of pretty material!

    whitespindles@gmail.com

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  60. I NEED to take out my sewing machine too. It will help cure the mid-winter blahs.

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  61. Oh pick me, pretty please!
    sewnwithgrace@yahoo.com

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  62. loooove it!! please pick me. thank you!!

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  63. This looks fun!

    Christi....christi.wilson@hotmail.com

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  64. Wow! Thanks for the tip, I've never heard of Cabbages and Roses, but they look fabulous & I'd love to win the book! Steph twolittles@hotmail.com

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  65. Ok, I don't know if this contest is open to international readers, I'm in Australia, but I'm going to enter anyway. I have just won Amy's (maison decor) giveaway so I might be second time lucky!!!!!!! take care, Maryann

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  66. Wow such a gorgeous giveaway..i would love to enter..thanks ~ Kym X

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  67. A whole year ... REALLY?! Now that is just not right :) But you're right. What a great reason to get sewing again! And your bag is absolutely adorable. Please enter me in your giveaway. I absolutely love their fabric and their books!!

    hmmm... maybe we should do a sewing project when I come visit.

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  68. I would love to win this prize. It would give me something to do while I am snowed in (Missouri).

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  69. Wow, the book and fabric that would match my new decorating theme after I move! That would be purely awesome! Love your bag & tag!! So pretty! Good job!

    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  70. Jen, please include me in the drawing. Congrats on getting out the sewing machine - starting is always the hardest part!

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  71. You can sign me up...I love fabric...all fabric...any fabric..but Cabbages and Roses..OH MY! Hugs- Diana

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  72. Beautiful gift bag and tag!! Good on ya for pulling out the sewing machine again too! Good luck to everyone!!

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  73. Found you through my pal Amy at Into Vintage - thanks for offering a giveaway! I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog.

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  74. lovely!
    laylasolms@hotmail.com
    will it help my chances to say that i will sew with my 10 year old daughter? :)

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  75. Fingers crossed :)
    mysweethome09@yahoo.com

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  76. I'm here!!!!!!Loving it all....Love your little bag..fingers and toes are crossed..xx

    themavins@optusnet.com.au

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  77. What an awesome giveaway! Thank you. I have been sewing for a few months now and this seems like the perfect book. Plus, what gorgeous fabric

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  78. That book looks amazing! Nice work sewing the gift bag too, I love the heart tag! danielle.tampier@gmail.com

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  79. Is my face red for that bogus email address printed above??? Yes!! Should be....
    maryreadsit@gmail.com

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  80. I just read about your giveaway on the C & R blog. Don't they have to most wonderful things? I'd love to enter too. Thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway :-)
    Blessings,
    Marcia
    blessedmom6x@aol.com

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  81. I sooooo get what you are saying. I finally washed and cut some fabric to make pillow covers...and there it sits. I am going to TRY to make them this weekend.

    Would love to be entered in your giveaway. I love Cabbages and Roses!
    Sheila (Soleil)

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  82. loooooove this fabric!! it would make an amazing toss pillow (i am unfortunately not terribly adventurous in my sewing)!!

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  83. Oh wow! THANK you for a chance to win something so fabulous! I love the bag, and the fabric you chose. Great job. So enjoy your blog, keep up the good work.

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  84. The fabric, blog and book are beautiful and inspiring...just what I need to maybe get my sewing "mojo" back! It's been lost somewhere in my garage for over a year!
    jaslines@comcast.net
    xo
    Jackie

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  85. what a gorgeous book! Thanks for sharing,
    Jessica
    jessica.r.griffith@gmail.com

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  86. Jen,

    Your project turned out so beautifully! I love to sew. That book is on my list, so how nice of you to give a chance to win it. Thanks, Kim

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  87. Your bag and heart are adorable...and anything Cabbages & Roses makes me swoon. Thanks so much for the chance.

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  88. ooooohhhh, looks like fun!
    joelnkelly@hotmail.com

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  89. I adore these kinds of books!! Winter here gets downright cold, and projects at home are always the best way to pass the days!

    jaclyn.hicks@laverne.edu

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  90. Love your creations, please count me in....:

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  91. You might just get me sewing again too!
    aoife@aoifecassidy.net
    Aoife Cassidy

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  92. I need to get my sewing machine out again too. What an inspiration that book would be;-)

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  93. I have been on a mission to have Cabbages and Roses fabric in my cottage home. You would put me over the moon with happiness should I be the recipient of this fantastic giveaway.
    bevromas@telus.net

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  94. ps

    got interrupted while commenting last time and want to tell you that what you made is fabulous!!!

    xo

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  95. I recently found your blog and I Love it!! Will you include me in your draw please? debzou@yahoo.com

    Thanks!! Deb Zoulias

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  96. Please include my name in the drawing!!
    Carol in Georgia

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  97. Thanks for the giveaway!
    -Julia
    coenobita54[at]gmail[dot]com

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  98. Oh what fun!! Please enter my name in this wonderful giveaway!!

    Blessings,
    Robin
    franciscusandelizabeth@gmail.com

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  99. oooh, i'd love to enter!! thanks so much for the contest!

    Carrie
    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

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  100. Hi Jen! I've been drooling over C&R fabric for months and I'd love to be entered!! My email address is: allthatjazzvintage@gmail.com
    Have a happy weekend!
    ~michelle~

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  101. Oh my, what an awesome giveaway. throw my name in the hat. I would love to have the book.

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  102. For years I told people my sewing machine was more important than my stove. Now I find I only sew in the summer when I do the big projects like new slipcovers. The Cabbage and Roses book would definitely get me motivated.

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  103. Also need motivation and a chance to use the new-to-me vintage 1944 State Sewing Machine I thrifted recently. I'll throw my name into the hat!
    Ginastjoe at aol dot com.
    hugs,
    Gina

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  104. Oh, Jen, I see the competition is tough. Fingers are crossed for my sewing machine to get some attention.

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  105. Fun giveaway! Like what you did with that fabric!
    Jill Flory

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  106. oh my goodness...so beautiful. thanks for the opportunity.
    Wendy
    sims4god@cox.net

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  107. What a wonderful and generous giveaway! Please count me in as I would be thrilled to win such gorgeous fabric and that beautiful book!
    *smiles*
    Carol

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  108. I came here via the Cabbage & Rose blog. I too am a lover of anything vintage & cottage. That fabric & bag are beautiful! Would love to get my hands on this book ANd that fabric. lol
    Great giveaway and so happy Cabbage & rose refered your site.

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  109. What a fun giveaway. I'll toss my name in the hat and keep my fingers crossed!

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  110. Just the cover of that book makes me swoon! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  111. beautifully inspiring! hoping i get chosen...

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  112. What a lovely giveaway-thanks so much
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  113. Throw another Currie into the mix for this fabulous prize. I am so ready to be inspired.

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  114. Charming gift bag - lovely fabric. I can only begin to imagine what inspiration I will find between the pages of this book! Please count me in for the drawing.

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  115. Monday morning, more snow in Indiana!! Thanks for the chance, Polly at pabsmith@comcast.net

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  116. This time of year always makes me want to do something homespun and creative! I would love to win! Please put my name in the cabbages and roses "hat".

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  117. Great idea! I love that

    Giuliana
    giulianamafrica@tin.it

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  118. Wow, what a fantastic book. My style all the way!

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  119. This looks like a wonderful giveaway. I love to visit your blog and would be thrilled to win such a lovely gift.

    Thanks for all of your inspiring posts. My contact info is bwrawling at gmail.com.

    Blessings to you!

    Beth

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  120. Would love an excuse to get out my machine. It's been tucked away about as long as yours! Love the fabric and enjoy your blog. Contact at klb0426 at verizon.net

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