Monday, December 5, 2011

Blog Hop Party and Giveaway


This giveaway is now closed. Winners will be announce later today.

 Blog 
Hop Party with Give-Aways

I'm thinking that this is just the thing I need to help get me back into blogging on a more regular basis. Who doesn't love a giveaway? We all like to win, but really, it's even more fun to host a giveaway. It's so great having all of you stopping by to visit my blog.

The Quilting Gallery is helping out a lot by organizing a list of those of us quilting bloggers who like to give away things. The giveaways on the list of Blog Hop Party participants will be open through midnight of December 17. So, get hopping!

This is the fourth year in a row that I am lucky to have this great prize to offer you. When a member of The Quilt Show subscribes for another year of great shows and fun, they also get gift certificates to give to their friends. 

I'll be giving away three prizes: 
1. A gift certificate for $24.95 good for a six month membership to The Quilt Show. You must not currently be a Star (paid) member of The Quilt Show to qualify for this certificate.

2. A gift certificate for $19.95 for The Quilt Show. You can use this Gift Certificate to choose 1 Past Online Series for FREE (Not the DVD). This gift certificate can only be used for purchasing a Past Series. 

3. I am giving away two items that I received as part of giveaways that I won from other people. One is a Shnibbles pattern that was included in a whole bunch of goodies in a giveaway that I won from Gerry of GerryART. The other is a little kit of a Bean Bag Critter. I received several of these kits in a giveaway from Mary Ann of Sewing and Beyond. I'm also going to add in a bunch of five inch charms from my batik stash. No picture of charms yet, though. 




The Blog Hop Party giveaways are running until December 17th. Please leave a comment with something interesting for me to read! No 'I wanna win' or 'Great giveaway', etc. I want this to be fun! :)

I will be choosing the three winners from the comments left through midnight at the end of December 17th. That is, all comments except for the ones that have no way of being reached. If you are a no-reply blogger, please leave your email address within your comment. If you'd like to check if you are a no-reply blogger or change that, and you have a google account, Karen has good instructions at Sew Many Ways.

Have fun and Good luck!

Debbie




  


78 comments:

  1. Something interesting? Well... I dreamed I was making a pot of applesauce for a "Latke and Vodka" party I'm going to next week, but my ingredients were apples, carrots, onions and sage. I'm glad it was a dream because I'm not sure I want to taste that!

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  2. Since Miss Mary brought the subject up of dreams.... This isnt actually a dream but I've been doing the occupy your sewing room challenge this week. The other morning at 2:30AM I woke up wide awake thinking I had miss read my pattern instructions and only cut out half of my Hearts Desire applique vines and leaves. I was wrong, I had cut all I needed --- must have been a nightmare. LOL

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  3. What a great giveaway. I have followed you for a while now and I don't know what the weather is like where you are but at the moment it is snowing here in Toronto. Not big flakes and they melt as soon as they hit the sidewalk. Some of it is staying on the grass. I love a nice big snowfall. I like shovelling it and it just makes the whole outside so much brighter and crisper and somehow, more peaceful.

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  4. Hi Debbie..This is my first international blog that I'm following. I love that you also have a clock on your page that shows the time where you are.You're getting up and I'm about to hit the sack. lol. I'm 24yr., actually my birthday was yesterday. I'm new to quilting and a college student finishing up classes so I can enroll in a nursing program. Oh, and I live in California, USA. Thanks for your giveaway as well and I'm also a new follower. Enjoy your weekend.

    missmoozie/at/gmail/dot/com

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  5. Ho Debbie, so hard to be interesting in a comment !
    But I think that this give away is a fantastic occasion to discover quilters from all over the world. You are my first (web) visit to Israël !!!

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  6. Pressure's on - I have to be interesting. Well hmmm. I love your beautiful blog header. I've seen it before but just this time realized it is thread painted. I thought it was an oil painting before....duh. I think it is so wonderful that there is a quilter in Israel who we get to check out and talk to. Thanks for a chance at your giveaway too.

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  7. Hard to be interesting in the middle of the night. Awake again due to menopause induced insomnia, there that's something you have to look forward to. I've been quilting for over 30 years and still learning new stuff every day.

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  8. Hi Debbie
    Your's is the first blog I have found from Israel! Part of the fun of a blog hop is discovering new blogs and especially ones from different parts of the world
    Thank you!

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  9. Hmmm.. something interesting? I hope this is interesting.

    I had two grandmothers who made quilts. I did not learn to quilt from either of them. Instead I learned to quilt from a co-worker and a bunch of wonderful bloggers. Quilting seriously slowed down the painting (art) that was consuming a lot of my time. Now I am starting to use some of those paints to embellish some of the art quilts I am starting to make.

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  10. I love reading the other comments, esp. those re thread painting and paint embellished art quilts. I've thought many a time of using fabric paint on some of my quilts when the colors ended up in the wrong places or I needed more pizzaz. I visited Isreal many years ago and spent time around the Kibbitz's. Wonderful people, wonderful memories.

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  11. Thanks for this give away I 'll like to give it a chnage. I am quilting many years now and always love to collect fabric! I am busy blog hopping already and I am a participant as well! So much fun! Kind greetings from the Netherlands!

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  12. I love quilts with lots of pieces. The more the better. Right now I'm finishing an Ocean Waves quilt with 1,200 HST's and close to 3,000 pieces. The most pieces I've done would have to be my postage stamp quilt that has almost 6,000 pieces.

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  13. Since my birthday is Dec.16 I'd love to win one of your prizes as a birthday gift :-) Thanks for the chance .

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  14. I've been sewing for almost 10 years now and about 7 of that have been sewing quilts. Most of my life now is spent on sewing and stitching of one form or another. I think it's funny though because I took home economics in high school and told everyone I was never going to touch a sewing machine again. I guess I ate my words on that one. :)

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  15. thank you for a great I love the quilt on your blog header....

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  16. new follower here and great give away!

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  17. I'd be interested in the Schnibbles pattern and the beanie kit. Thanks for participating in this fun event!

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  18. That crab is too cute! Copunt me in!

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  19. Hmm..let me introduce myself. I'm from Malaysia and loves making bag.
    Nice to meet you.
    Thx for the chance to win ^^v

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  20. I love the stipulation about interesting comments, I enjoyed reading them. Now where to start, I could entertain you all day with stories, & my grandfather is known for his story telling & my grandmother was known for her crafts. She taught crafting and sewing at the Kentucky Extension Office as I was growing up. I was her shadow during my Summers on the farm. I learned everything from quilting to basket weaving during those summers. I did not realize that not everyone knows how to thread a sewing machine till I was in my 20's and teaching my hairdresser how to sew. What an eye opening experience. I don't remember learning, I just do - so I had to reset and break it down. Funny, how experiences like these teach you more about yourself than the art of what you are teaching.

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  21. Thanks for participating in the blog party, this is fun.....

    Merry Christmas!

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  22. Here's an interesting fact about me: I like to collect things that I find along the road (you know, like bungee cords, tire irons, clothes...) yesterday I picked up two loaves of new bread. No, I didn't eat them, but my 4-year old loves to tear them up and feed the birds by our kitchen window. Happy holidays! Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  23. Well I do crochet, knitting, cross stitch, embroidery, machine embroidery, digitizing, applique, paper peiced, sewing and quilting. All of which were basically self taught. Am good and ferreting out info on the web to aid me.

    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  24. I love this Party Hop and to meet people and get new friends. it is so amazing that we are so many, addicted of fabrics and threads. internet let us near. thank you for the chance to win.

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  25. Debbie,
    I haven't been back to your blog in awhile but I am delighted to find you and your blog again.
    Something interesting to read- In my day to day life, I am a full day kindergarten teacher in a school that offers Cree as a second language. I have been a teacher for a long time and love to read, bead, blog and quilt in my free time. We have one grown son who has moved across the country from us which is a long way in Canada.
    I love quilts and reading quilt blogs- people's stories are the best part of blogging.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  26. I just love that machine work on the top of your blog! You do lovely work!

    Judy
    www.goldendogquilting.com
    www.birchbaydyedfabric.com

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  27. Okay.....I am blog hopping and also sewing 5.5 inch red strings blocks kind of at the same time....I wonder which I will finish first. Your header is beautiful and I've got to say....Great giveaway!

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  28. Happy Holidays to you! I'm sitting on the couch with my warm dog. We're watching the Green Bay Packers game and reading blogs. DH is smoking a pork roast and neighbors are joining us for dinner. It's a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays with friends. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!!!! Merry Christmas!

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  29. When I saw the name of your blog. It took me back to my childhood when I learned the song Jersualem in church. We took turns standing in from of the church singing a verse or maybe it was a partial verse. I can't carry a tune now or then, but I still sing it in the shower.

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  30. Thanks for the chance in your giveaway. Something interesting? I grew up on a farm and feel a comfort when I smell the fresh cut hay to this day.

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  31. I am so big on multi-tasking but this evening my poor little Cassie (long white hair Lhasa Apso) was under the effects of this! Hubby and I like to eat in front of the tv which is in our 2nd floor bonus room. Every evening I run the dirty dishes downstairs, put Cassie out to do what she needs to do while I wash and clean up the dishes. Then I grab dessert and take it to my husband. Tonight I forgot to let her in. About 1 hour later we hear her yipping (we could hear her now because DH muted the tv). Cassie has gained hubby's sympathy. Fortunately, it is not below freezing. She just sneezed though! I hope that doesn't mean a trip to the vets.

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  32. Those fireworks are amazing!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    kelly (at) mysimplewalk (dot) com

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  33. I love that you live in the country where I was married. I even have a marriage certificate in Hebrew. Yet I am American all the way, and I have always lived in America. I would love to visit Israel again but maybe in the New Jerusalem. Shalom

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  34. Let see... my husband currently thinks that cleaning our house is more important than blog hopping. HA! Let's see who is going to win that argument :)

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  35. I have never been out oif the United States but would love to go to Israel to visit. It is on my bucket list anyway. Thanks for sharing! Happy sewing!
    Angie

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  36. Thanks for a giveaway, would love to win it.
    Interesting? So far I have 78 answers to my blog hop and only 1 (one) from my own country-Croatia
    Sad, too

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  37. It is summer, and rather hot here in Australia (which I love,) but I think one white Christmas in my life would be so amazing. It would be so good to sit and enjoy a hot cooked Christmas meal. But the rest of the time I LOVE summer, even Christmas in summer.

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  38. Hmmm, interesting, huh? How about I just hatched out 8 French Black Copper Maran chicks and 25 bantam bearded Silkie chicks and they are living in plastic storage boxes in my closet right now. LOL. I show the Silkies when time allows and the Marans are going to be my personal egg layers so I can do lots of baking.

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  39. Great blog and I am on holiday to enjoy this blog hop. Thanks! I am no longer a member of quilt show although I loved it and hope to win that.

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  40. Go read my niece's travel blog. It's the most interesting blog I have ever read, plus there are photos of my adorable 3-year-old great-niece!

    http://travels.goodman-wilson.com/

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  41. Something nice to read: what about a dip recipe: I package of cream cheese, softened; jar of homemade chili sauce (can purchase at grocery store) and 1 can of tiny shrimp; put cream cheese on bottom of small oblong dish; wash shrimp and add to chil sauce; put this over the cream cheese and you have a dip to die for.

    Your gifts are amazing. Thank you and I hope that you find a lot of new friends and a lot of activiy on your blog. Merry Christmas.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  42. Thanks for the great giveaway. Something interesting? I have four more work days and I am off for two weeks during the holiday season.
    Laura
    laura.leahj@gmail dot com

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  43. I'm a quilter, memory teddy bear maker, a renewed knitter (just made my first pair of socks after over 30 years)and any creative endeavor that excites me. A recent blogger, also. Check mine out if you find the time. Thanks for the giveaway

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  44. I'm a quilter and live on an island off the north coast of Scotland. We've just had the worst recorded storm since 1986. Average wind speeds were 90+mph with gusts up to 136mph. One of the fisherman's boats sank in the harbour. We only lost one slate off the roof! Good fun, but scary as well.

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  45. Thanks for the chance to win. It is always interesting to read what others are doing.

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  46. I love the work in the header of your blog!

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  47. Wow, what is that comment before me all about cigarettes - not sure they have anything to do with sewing, quilting or needlework - maybe it's a spam thing. It's a cold evening here in Georgia, finally it helps to feel a little more like Christmas is coming and I just had a peanut butter and fluffernutter sandwich (marshmallow creme) brought me back to my early adolescent days. That's about as interesting as it gets at 10:43 p.m.! Your giveaway is beyond generous (had to say it sorry)

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  48. Hi Deb and thank you for a chance to win. Happy Holiday to You and Yours.

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  49. I live in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks on a 20 acre farm. We have chickens, ducks, horses, cows, dogs, cats and soon to be goats. We have raised pigs as well. We also have an embroidery business. I love sewing, quilting, knitting and reading. We raise a big garden in the summertime and I can a lot of what we harvest. Thanks!

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  50. Something interesting about me... I love the block lotto to. I help my neice each month in picking the colors of her blocks. I don't usually participate because I am new to blogging. I may when they start up again -- hopefully.
    Big_dog_max at yahoo dot com

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  51. I'll tell you my favorite corny joke.

    What do you call a bird that flies into a screen window?

    Shredded tweet!!

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  52. Hi I just joined you as a follower and can't wait to see what is coming from Israel, how exciting. What a great giveaway, hope I qualify.
    Thanks

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  53. Hi! I am so disappointed because I need to go to work tomorrow after a year of maternity leave!, the worst is that I still have a tonne of blogs to visit and no free internet access at work!, Life is not fair!, ha, ha. Thank you for the chance!.

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  54. Love the give away! Thanks for participating.

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  55. I always have interesting dreams... in one a couple of weeks ago I was having a discussion with a miniature cows. She was telling me that the grass was actually very dry and that I should try it sometimes to see!

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  56. How 'bout some interesting books to read? :)
    Hunger Games trilogy, if you haven't already.
    Time Travelers Wife
    Outlander (you have to meet Jamie....swoon)

    :)

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  57. 27 years ago I went into labor during a huge snowstorm in Minnesota. I went to the hospital in a big truck with a snow plow attached to the front. I was very scared at the time, but now often laugh at the memory. My daughter, has always had a pretty hot temper so we have a nickname for her which goes back to the day she was born....STORMY!

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  58. Great giveaway--thanks for the chance.

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  59. I learned to quilt about 15 years ago by a lovely traditional quilter who is now 71 years old. She is just as spry today as the day I started learning from her. Quilting has taught me SO MUCH more than just how to select, cut and sew fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  60. Interesting.....hmmmm.....I think it's defined as "winter in South Dakota"! Within a couple days we've gone from negative windchills to a balmy 38 degrees & believe me, in the middle of December that is definitely balmy. :)
    This is my first international blog follow. Have a great holiday season.

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  61. It still hasn't snowed in WA state, USA yet. And I don't think it will until February...it is around 30 degrees, which for us, is cold. Not like those S. Dakota folk above me, though. -grin- I am in awe of their cold-surviving skills. It gets down to 50-something in my apartment and I feel like I'm freezing to death.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    kessilari(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. My grandson would love for me to sew the bean bag critter. Write something interesting? Let's see, I have been working on setting up a new sewing corner. This Blog Hop has inspired me.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  63. Thank you for sharing nice giveaways!

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  64. Did you know some fish can change from being vegetarian to being meat eaters depending on where in the world they live? Yep. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  65. Did you know that a frog is a very progressive being? It can't hop backwards! Did that make you smile? I hope so....an oncology doctor told me that during a treatment one day.
    mamahen02@msn.com

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  66. I always find it interesting to see where everyone is from, so I'll tell you about where I live. We are in the Rocky Mountains - a little town in Wyoming. It is snowy and very cold here. We had our first snow of the year on October 6th and it is fairly normal to have some snow through the end of June.

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  67. My brother sometimes goes to Israel on business, though I have never been. I wonder what sort of fabric stores you have and where you go to get sewing supplies.

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  68. Thanks for a very nice giveaway. I have been going thru the blogs for almost a week now, and have seen too many interesting things. I am originally from Holland, and learned to knit and sew at a very early age. I am now a seamstress with my own alterations business.

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  69. thanks for a great giveaway! I love the pattern... I am a crafter and novice blogger in new orleans!

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  70. Love your fireworks quilt at the top of your blog. Ever notice how you will collect fabric with a certain theme for a quilt, make the quilt, and keep right on collecting more of that fabric? :-)

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  71. Thanks for the generous giveaway and a chance to win!

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  72. Fireworks! WOW - bright and fun!
    A fun comment - hmmm - what is interesting?
    Well - here's a joke I saw the other day. I saw it because it was a cartoon but I'll try to be descriptive.
    There is a cat sitting in a litter box in the foreground. Next you see a dog looking out an open door into his yard. In the yard is a man stuggling with a Christmas tree. Doggie looks back at cat and say's - Goody - Goody - Guess who's getting an indoor bathroom too!
    Well - hope it got a giggle.
    Laughter is good for the soul.
    I hope you have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! :)
    Thank you for the opportunity to win such a nice giveaway.
    Cathy Byrd
    byrd@gulftel.com

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  73. Wow, you are my first blog trip to Jerusalem. Your header is quite amazing and I 'snipped' it, I hope you don't mind? It is quite inspiring and I would like to study your technique! How is the weather treating you there..we have had quite unseasonal summer where I live in Australia. Twice in the past couple of weeks we have had unheard of, day-long thunderstorms (which means no internet, oh dear..but more time to sew..at least) Of course the other benefit is rather well-watered gardens!!

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  74. What a fun giveaway. Thanks so much, I love the Quilt show but am not a member, only catch it occasionally when my mom is playing it.

    Okay, now for something interesting. I work as a research scientist studying macular degeneration. We use mouse models, and have really ingenious ways to tell whether they can see. The mice are very sweet and usually calm, although sometimes they are very very bouncy.

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  75. Hello from Maryland, USA. I live near Baltimore, MD where they are known for their crabs (hint hint). I have a 4 yr old son who would love to keep that crab away from our family dog. I also know a family dog who would love to keep that crab away from the family 4 yr old :) We are hoping for a white Christmas this year, but it doesn't look like that will happen. We got our white Christmas snow this year in October. Our trick or treating night in the neighborhood was postponed a week because of the snow! Bizarre.
    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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  76. Hi Debbie,
    You're my first overseas blog to follow.
    I enjoyed reading all the comments from this post. They are more interesting than any blog responses I've read...so you put the question right.
    One thing that caught my attention was one lady who mentioned how she loved the smell of fresh-cut hay. I too love memories brought up by scents. I am a keeper of many old pieces from my elders, they all bring back not only memories of that person, but the lessons they may have taught me when in the presence of that item. My mother thinks I keep these things for the want of possessions, but to me they are a daily reminder of those I held dear. Two things I have of my grandmothers are the old black iron that was my great-grandma's from the 1890's & the old tea-kettle she used to wash our feet before we were allowed to come in from playing outside. These don't have great antique value, but I love them both, and are valuable to me. I like to make quilts with bits & pieces to jog memories too.
    Best wishes & stay safe.

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