Monday, 21 May 2012

Hooray for a GIVEAWAY!



***THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED - see who won HERE!***



I'm hoping to spend the rest of the day turning this embroidery (by Imagine Gnats) into a sewing bag, courtesy of this great tutorial


I couldn't wait to show you because I think the girl is pretty kick ass but the bag is on pause while I join the giveaway madness and offer you a chance to win!

Unfortunately I haven't had the time to make anything (try not to feel too disappointed!), so instead I'm giving away some yummy fabric


These are 3 fat quarters (actually they are slightly larger!) of Hex Box from Prince Charming by Tula Pink for Westminster/Free Spirit; Empire Weave from Heirloom by Joel Dewberry for Westminster/Free Spirit; and Daylight Urchin Forest from Marine by Dan Stiles for Birch Organic Fabrics.


I'm also including a few small(ish) scraps, yes there's some bits of Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt in there, as well as other lovelies.



** All you have to do to win is leave me one comment telling me what is making you smile today!**

** If you are a follower please leave me a second comment telling me so for another chance to win**


PLEASE MAKE SURE I CAN CONTACT YOU in case you WIN!! Some people LOTS OF PEOPLE are no reply bloggers, which means I have no way to contact you if you win and you won't know you've won if you're not a follower! - please check I can see your email in your profile and if you're not sure include your email address in the comment!

The giveaway is open internationally and will close on Friday 25th May at 11pm (UK time) the winner will be chosen by Mr random generator (not sure why it's not Mrs?!) on Saturday 26th May.


Of course we'll all be checking out the other fun giveaways at Sew Mama Sew!






***THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED - see who won HERE!***



edited to add: I wasn't quite expecting such a great response! It's wonderful but unfortunately means I just can't keep up and have to give in trying to reply to everyone that comments. So sorry!

822 comments:

  1. Nevermind about not making anything to give away, most of us are also delighted with the chance of free fabric! What's making me smile? Well with the threat of chickenpox hanging over us, too much work to do it has to be Etsy sales! 2 this morning can't be bad! thanks for a superb giveaway, I'm having one myself, come on over.

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  2. I am volunteering in my daughter's kindergarten class today, so that is making me smile! Fun!

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  3. I'm smiling because it's still cool early in the morning (I'm in South Texas for work this week).

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  4. And I'm a follower, too! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. I'm smilling because it's suppose to be 84 degrees today !
    I love hot weather :)

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  6. I'm smiling because it's a holiday here and my sister, BIL and niece are visiting! Thanks for the giveaway, Lucy!

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  7. I'm also a follower! :)

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  8. Today is my 38th Birthday so this is making me smile - and so is the thought of winning these fabrics!!! Thanks for the chance.

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  9. I am also a follower :) Fingers crossed for me!!!!

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  10. Oh yes please Lu-dog! Count me in!

    I'm smiling because I just said (typed) Lu-dog. And it made me feel a little bit gangsta ;-)

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  11. That is lush fabric! I smiled at how nice my boss was this morning when I begged to go home, and because peace and quiet and paracetemol are doing a good job on this headache.

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  12. Oh this goodies would go so well with my other Prince charming fabric.
    What makes me smile; I'm soon going home and beginning with a new project called Star of Africa. I'll soon post so you won't be left in the dark:-)

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  13. I'm a follower too - baaaa!

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  14. And what made me smile today...? We're more than halfway through the school term! Yippee!

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  15. Right now a piece of toast with peanut butter and a nice cup of tea is making me smile, what will make my husband smile is when I pick up my quilt blocks arranged on the living room carpet!!!!

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  16. I'm sure no one else will ahve a comment like this one....today I am smiling because today is day 1 of the no more pullups during the day for my daughter, pretty panties it is. Hopefully I will be smiling even more at the end of the day if this works. Keep your fingers crossed for both of us.

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  17. Knowing that its a 4 day work week this week is making me smile!! yummy fabrics, thanks for sharing!

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  18. I'm smiling at Mack chasing the chickens! That's chasing, not choking.

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  19. I am smiling today because I have a chance to win this lovely fabric. Also because my son graduated from college yesterday :)

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  20. I have been visiting for a while and am now officially a follower.

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  21. It's pretty early so my peanut butter cheerios are the first thing to make me smile today ;)

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  22. Of course I follow you, silly!

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  23. I have just made these pancakes for the kids - they are delicious and very happy-making! Juliex
    http://www.gypsyforest.com/welcome_to_gypsy_forest/2012/05/thrive-peanut-butter-banana-pancakes.html

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  24. Today, the birds singing is making me happy. Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

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  25. Giveaway day is making me smile & also my favourite music in the background. Thanks for the lovely & generous giveaway.

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  26. I'm a happy follower, thanks!

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  27. My four month old puppy, Henry, is making me smile today. He's all rugged up in his cute new sweater, made from the left sleeve of a child's school sweater! Hehe.

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  28. Finding wonderful new to me blogs on giveaway day is making me smile! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. you so know I am a follower (and my boobs are following you too ;-)!!!)

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  30. All the lovely giveaways are making me smile, what is not is my toddler lack of nap meaning I cannot go crazy entering the all!

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  31. I went to see my handsome doctor today and that's making me smile.

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  32. It;s Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!! What's not to smile about :)

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  33. How can I not smile - my daughter sent me some pics of my 1.5 yr old granddaughter eating popcorn - too cute

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  34. I have quilt guild tonight and it's the first time I've been able to go in 3 months! We've had baseball/modern dance/hubby working late problems for the past few months and I haven't been able to go.

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  35. I have an interview today which is making me smile :)

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  36. I follow! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your embroidery girl!

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  37. The ombre cake that I made today is making me smile. :)

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  38. I am smiling today because its giveaway day, my husband started a new job today that we had been praying for. Also I went for a run which I hadn't don it a few weeks.

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  39. Thank you for the chance. My nephews and my puppy made me smile today - actually they make me smile everyday.

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  40. I am smiling because it is giveaway day, and because my baby is still sleeping, and because I don't have to work!

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  41. I'm smiling because it's my Friday at work (bring on the weekend) and a great fabric giveaway opportunity! Thanks! Mary mdeeter@hotmail.com

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  42. Great giveaway Lucy! Your embroidery made me smile. Chocolate cake made me smile. Kids away for five days is mostly making me smile (though I suspect I might miss them a great deal too, though not willing to admit it out loud).

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  43. Of course I follow you and a very generous giveaway. Thank you!

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  44. Im smiling because I had an amazing day yesterday at a bridal show and im still pumped.!! in addition this great giveaway!

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  45. You make me smile every time I read your blog!

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  46. And you know I'm a follower! :) Thanks Lucy for a great giveaway!

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  47. Giveaway day is making me smile - I am participating also for the first time :) Thanks for the chance to win the fabric!

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  48. I'm smiling because I have the day off work and get to play around with giveaways all day :)

    Julia @ Stars & Sunshine
    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  49. I'm also a follower - can't wait to see that sewing bag!

    Julia @ Stars & Sunshine
    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  50. Enjoying fresh muffins for breakfast. :-)

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  51. So early in the morning...only thing making me smile is coffee. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  52. I'm picking up my finished quilt from my quilter!

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  53. The thought of a 3-day weekend coming up is making me smile. :)

    Mary
    iammaryburke@gmail.com

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  54. I am a follower

    Mary
    iammaryburke@gmail.com

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  55. I'm smiling because it's giveaway day & I'll be able to spend a good portion of the day online entering giveaways :)

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  56. My cat being a total spaz this morning is making me smile. :)

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  57. It's raining today and I don't have to go anywhere = SMIIIIIILLE!!!
    Thanks!!

    Francine
    (mochawildchild@gmail.com)

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  58. The SUN is making me smile today here in Cheltenham; it finally seems to have its hat on!

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  59. Thanks for the chance to win, Lucy! A stroll through my garden in the sunshine always makes me smile...

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  60. The Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day is making me smile, as well as my cheddar cheese toasted bagel I'm eating while reading the giveaways! x

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  61. The beautiful day here in Wisconsin :)

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  62. I've just been out in the garden blowing bubbles for my two yr old daughter. Seeing her running around popping them makes me smile.

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  63. I'm a (new) follower :-)

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  64. Giveaway day is making me smile! thanks for chance to win! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  65. I'm smiling Because I'm snuggling with my daughter. 😍

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  66. Today I am smiling at my baby girl staring at me from her crib while I enter giveaways, lol :)

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  67. My daughter is making me smile today :) She is just such a sweet girl! And-- if I win, the fabric will undoubtedly go towards something for her :)

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  68. blog follower

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  69. Giveaway day is making me smile, of course!

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  70. Thank you for the chance to win - I love the fabrics you are giving away! Today I am smiling because it is my day to work from home, so I'm still in my sweatpants even though the work day has officially already started! (oh, and I'm entering give-aways... even though the work day has officially already started!)

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  71. what's making me smile is that this morning it looks like I'm winning the battle with snails in my garden

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  72. I'm smiling because my neighbours have finally taken their turn at cutting the front grass (for the first time since October!) - I think I may need some help ;o)

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  73. Your embroidery is making me smile! I am so glad we had a chance to chat about this earlier. :) It looks fantastic! Her headband and bow are absolutely perfect. I love this version of the design better than the original actually. Thanks for the giveaway too. :)

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  74. I am a new follower! I am looking forward to exploring your blog.

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  75. I'm smiling because I am counting down the days until I get the office all to myself!

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  76. Ooh, I love those yellow prints!
    What makes me smmile today is the fact that for once my daughter was happy to go to school, normally she makes all kinds of excuses...

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  77. I'm smiling because it's Victoria Day here, so I'm at home with a cuppa and my little ones, enjoying a day off!

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  78. I'm smiling because my entire family all got up early and there hasn't been a bit of grumping! Oh, and hubby is knitting me a muffler.. he might actually get it done before winter gets here in 5 months. :D

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  79. Class and how much I have to study.

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  80. I am also a new follower. :D

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  81. my 4 year old making pancakes!
    thanks

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  82. What makes me happy? Watching my 13 year old granddaughter eat her breakfast at my table and look at the computer at the same time!

    Dona
    sewingmilesofsmiles.blogspot.com

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  83. I'm a new follower!

    Dona
    sewingmilesofsmiles.blogspot.com

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  84. A Skype call from my little Grand daughter this morning made me smile.

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  85. My teenage daughter actually hugged me goodbye!!!!!!!!!!! Fab giveaway. Thank you.
    ks.eyles@yahoo.co.uk

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  86. Lovely fabrics!
    My chidren laughing downstairs on the first day of summer break! Delight!

    myyearinhaiku at gmail dot com

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  87. I'm smiling this morning because it's the first day of the last week of school for my kids! Yay! I love the summertime and spending the days with them! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  88. My girls really made me smile this morning. They were too cute and just wanted to stay in bed and snuggle. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Erin
    emstone28@gmail.com

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  89. My cutie pie kids are making me smile today. :) Thanks for the chance to win, Lucy!

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  90. Sitting in the sunshine is making me smile today - May weather has been terrible up til this week!

    I'm enjoying finding so many new blogs through the giveaway, brilliant!

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  91. I'm smiling because the sun is shining! It's a beautiful day.

    trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

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  92. getting through everything on my to do list!

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  93. The sun, my kids, an email !
    Have a nice day.
    kaeferchen17 at yahoo.de

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  94. Today is my last 5.5 hour anatomy exam of first year of vet school. So close to the end of the year!

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  95. Today I'm smiling about a scrappy baby quilt I'm working on. The colors are bright and cheerful!

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  96. Picking up my wedding photos this afternoon!

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  97. I'm smiling about a secret I have :-)
    hannah dot kitching at hotmail dot co dot uk

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  98. I'm going to meet a friend for coffee this morning! That makes me smile!

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  99. I am a smiling follower of your blog!

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  100. All the beautiful spring flower out there have made me smile in the morning when I got up. Lots of other things have made me smile today, my sons, my pupils at work, the bright sun, etc.

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  101. And now I'm a simling follower of your blog. :-)

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  102. Today watching the birds coming to our birdfeeder makes me smile!

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  103. You in spot number 1 on the SMS linky made me smile :)

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  104. I'm a faithful follower, too!

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  105. I'm smiling because the sun is shining and it's going to be a beautiful day!

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  106. Cooler weather is making me smile today! :)

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  107. Thanks for the giveaway! SMS Giveaway Day is making me smile!

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  108. I've just become a follower, too :) It's nice to find interesting UK quilt blogs!

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  109. My husband's sisters are coming over to play with my son and hang out with me later today and I'm super excited!

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  110. Thanks for the give away. We all love fabric!!! I am smiling because I just feel happy today...no reason in particular!!! 8-D !!!!

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  111. Thanks for the giveaway. The sun is making me smile today!

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  112. i'm smiling today because i got to switch all the kids clothes over to mostly summer clothes now! it feels great to put away the bulky sweaters!! yea for sun!

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  113. a very nice giveaway.
    what makes me smile is the nice cool morning we are having. I have my windows open at this time.

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  114. That Thread girl is fantastic! I can't wait to see your finished bag!

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  115. i'm smiling today now that I've sent some mail out to my friends in other states! love getting/sending mail.

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  116. what makes me smile? listening to my sweet baby girls "chatter" as I click through giveaway day!

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  117. This "Giveaway Week" is absolutely making me smile. Thanks for the opportunity to win "your" generous giveaway.

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  118. Fun fabrics! I'm smiling today because it's giveaway day-I love all that generosity flying around the internet!

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  119. the weather makes me smile today! very bright and beautiful. the best way to spend a canadian day off.

    you can reach me at supersharmie at gmail dot com :)

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  120. My nieces are her visiting,that always makes me smile! Thanks for posting the giveaway!

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  121. Fantastic fabrics, thanks!

    I'm smiling because tonight my husband and I are taking my parents through the house we want to buy, and if their expertise doesn't catch any problems, we'll make an offer and be a giant step closer to moving to the town we want to live in. Fingers crossed!

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  122. What a sweet question! I'm smiling today because I work with very supportive people.

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  123. I'm smiling at all the lovely giveaways today. Thanks for the chance to win,

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  124. Giveaways make me smile!! Oh yeah and my adorable daughter!

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  125. My silly husband - and a Victoria Day holiday, are making me smile today. (the pretty fabric goes without saying!)

    Sarah

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  126. The sunshine coming back is making me smile!

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  127. My baby is asleep, my big kids are with their Grandparents, I have a cup of coffee, the sun is shining and it is GiveAway Day, what am i not smiling about. :)
    kirkwood0419(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  128. Oh I'm so in the same boat as Had! Smiling like a cheshire at the beautiful sunshine! jxo

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  129. And of course I'm a follower too! Jxo

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  130. What's making me smile? My 2 year old running around the house in Hawaiian shorts, tank top, cowboy hat, and a big grin... yee haw!

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  131. All the new blogs I'm getting to find today is making me smile :)

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  132. Thanks for having the great fabric giveaway! I'm smiling this morning because my 3 year old daughter keeps saying "I love you Mommy." :)

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  133. I'm smiling because I'm finding so many new blogs to follow!

    knightmom03@gmail.com

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  134. I'm a follower!

    knightmom03@gmail.com

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  135. I'm smiling today, because it is so nice I can sit on my porch and watch the kids play super heroes in the garden.

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  136. I'm smiling that I just finished my very first quilt saturday...and started cutting for my next the next day! :)
    meg.r.stringer@gmail.com

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  137. Staying home with my 4 year old today is making me smile.

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  138. I'm smiling because I have my hubby and daughter at home today!

    kimwebb80@gmail.com

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  139. Ok, this is probably a bit selfish, but I'm smiling about the fact that I have the time today to sit and enter all these lovely Sew Mama Sew Giveaways!
    Thank you for the great fabric giveaway.

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  140. I'm smiling because I had a good weekend and have a long weekend approaching! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  141. My kids are making me smile today. They're in great moods, which always helps. ;)

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  142. AND!! I'm totally following you. :D

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  143. All the great giveaways are making me smile on this dreary Monday.

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  144. I have left over pizza for lunch and it's making me smile!!

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  145. I have left over pizza for lunch and it's making me smile!!

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  146. My kids! Today is a holiday for my daughter. Her and her brother were up early to go on the slip and slide. They make me smile!

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  147. My babies hugs and kisses are making me smile today! :) Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  148. The news of our car is ready to be pick up from the workshop makes me smile today... Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  149. My children make me simle. i love them so much.

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  150. Today my kitten is making me smile.

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  151. I am on the phone with my mom bloghopping:)

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  152. That my husband is cooking for me so that I can respond to blogs. Am doing this with help from daughter by phone.

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  153. What's making me smile today is the rain! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ravensrascals (at) gmail (dot) com

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  154. My wonderful husband makes me smile! He is the best EVER!!!

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  155. Well, since our holiday weekend is overcast and cool, I guess I'm smiling about Sew Mama Sew Giveaway day. Then I'll go work in the garden for awhile.

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  156. I'm smiling because I found out about all of these AMAZING giveaways today :)

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  157. I'm a follower of your blog!

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  158. Strangely, what is making me smile today is the fruit snacks I'm saving for my afternoon snack LOL! Kind of pathetic. :P

    Bethany
    makemeaquilt at gmail dot com

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  159. PS I am a follower :)

    Bethany
    makemeaquilt at gmail dot com

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  160. I am off today! That is making me smile. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  161. I'm smiling because I'm done with the dr office this morning! Yay!

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  162. That embroidery pattern is making me smile at the moment, thanks for sharing, and the chance to win these fun fabrics!

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  163. I am smiling today because I am babysitting my 6 month old grandson! :)

    kmartz81@yahoo.com

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  164. Thank you for your generous giveaway! I'm on a business trip with my hubby. We are at the beach. Seeing the water, hearing the waves, walking on the beach - that makes me smile:) Have a great day!

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  165. Knowing there are only 4 more days of school left ( I'm a teacher) is making me smile today. :)

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  166. The lovely weather outside is making me smile today. :)

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  167. I follow your blog on my Google Reader!

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  168. my kids are making me smile--love them to bits!

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  169. I got a giant hug from my little niece :)

    mail.suboo@gmail.com

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