Wednesday, 28 August 2013

when I was two I was nearly new {thank you giveaway}

*GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED*

This week my blog is two. It has been such an amazing experience to connect with so many cool and interesting people and to share my sewing journey with you. Here's some of what I've made over the past two years:



I'm really just beginning to discover the things I love to sew and my style. All the wonderful patterns, tips and techniques in the blogging world have helped me learn so much. I'm excited to carry on working on my skills and showing you my progress; laughing and making mistakes along the way.

To say thank you to everyone and anyone who reads this blog I have gathered together an amazing bunch of goodies to give away, courtesy of my wonderful sponsors and fabulous companies - all of whom I use and highly recommend. I am truly grateful for their generosity and would encourage you to visit and support these shops and products, without which I wouldn't be able to make such pretty things!

Here is the MEGA haul you could win...


 I use Aurifil in all of my projects and the 50wt is perfect for piecing and quilting, they are gorgeous threads.
The wonderful Alex from Aurifil has sent this incredible box of 50wt threads in beautiful colours for me to giveaway:



You can now buy Aurifil from all of my sponsors!


ChristaQuilts has been selling fabric online since 2003. When Christa's husband quit his job a few years later to help her full-time, he decided if you can't beat 'em - join 'em! Christa's goal is to inspire quilters to find joy in creating their own quilts by providing an eclectic mix of fresh, modern and fun fabrics, effective tools, and easy-to-follow instructions in a warm, friendly atmosphere. You can join Christa on her blog ChristaQuilts.wordpress.com.

Christa Quilts is giving away a $20 gift certificate to spend on anything in the shop:




The Fat Quarter Shop was founded in 2003 by Kimberly Jolly. From the very beginning, she was committed to delivering top-notch service for every single order and customer. As the Fat Quarter Shop's reputation grew, Kimberly decided to make it a full-time operation. Her husband Kevin joined her not long after, and with his help, lots of hard work, and a tireless commitment, the store began to grow. Over the past few years a few more people have joined the staff! As a team, they continue to branch out with the best fabrics, exclusive kits, quilt clubs, BOMs, and more. And they will always be driven by the passion that Kimberly founded the store upon, which is always giving you the best products and service!

The Fat Quarter Shop are giving away a jelly roll of High Street by Lily Ashbury:


Fluffy Sheep Quilting, launched in spring of 2012, is focused on providing fresh, modern fabric for today’s quilter. Take your time and browse the shop. You are bound to find a little creative inspiration or just the right fabric for a project you have in mind. Fluffy Sheep Quilting carries a gorgeous selection of Kona solids, luscious fat quarter bundles, silky Aurifil threads and handmade quilts. Be sure to check back regularly for new arrivals or seasonal sales. Cindy, the energy behind Fluffy Sheep Quilting, started making her own quilts in 2010 and can not seem to stop! Cindy found it difficult to find crisp, fresh, modern quilting fabric in Ireland, so she was inspired to create an online fabric shop.

Fully Sheep Quilting is giving away this gorgeous stack of DMC Perle Threads no.8 in fabulous rainbow colours:




And finally I recently purchased some fabric from Modern Yardage and was so pleased with the excellent quality and great range of prints. A new digital textile fabric manufacturer, Modern Yardage is dedicated to bringing fresh, contemporary, fun fabrics to the modern sewist. Focusing on a high standard of quality at a great price point, Modern Yardage features a curated team of designers to bring you on trend & fun fabrics for sewing quilts, garments, and endless other projects. 
The fabric designs are never discontinued because they print them when they are ordered, all fabric is pre-washed before printed so it won't shrink, and designs are available in 3 scales and multiple colourways. Genius!


Modern Yardage are giving away a $25 gift certificate to spend on fabric in the shop:




Again a huge thank you to the sponsors of my giveaway and please show them your support or go and thank them on Facebook:


  
    



**GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED**

To enter you have 3 chances to win this amazing giveaway (leave 3 separate comments):

1 - Please leave any nice comment that you like.

2 - Be a follower of my blog and leave a separate comment telling me so.

3 - Spread the word about this amazing giveaway; tweet, pin, share it on facebook, blog, whatever and then come back and leave another comment to tell me you did.

MAKE SURE I HAVE A WAY TO CONTACT YOU - 'no reply' bloggers won't win so if you want to win you should leave your email address in the comments.

The giveaway is open internationally, a winner will be chosen by random.org and the winner will be announced on the blog on the 4th September.

Easy peasy!

Thank you lovely readers and good luck!


*please note that although I usually reply to comments I am not able to reply to all the giveaway comments


685 comments:

  1. First to comment?? Yay for you and 2 years!! I love your blog and all your organising of fugly :) Well done - and WOW to your generous sponsors!!!!

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  2. I am a happy Charm About You follower. Congrats on being two :)

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  3. Congrats on being two. What a fabulous giveaway to celebrate, thank you so much to you and your generous sponsors.

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  4. I'm following you on bloglovin

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  5. MASSIVE congratulations on your two year anniversary! X x x

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  6. And of course I follow your blog! (Via Bloglovin')

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  7. congrats to one of my favorite sewists/quilters in the world! what lovelies you've made, lucy. I still love that liberty cushion so much. how cute are your retro gingham embroidered animals?! very!

    what a great haul for your giveaway! couldn't have been given to a better gal. =) I've purchased aurafil lately - need to use it. my experience with fat quarter shop has been top notch. I really like the photo collages they do of fabric lines. you've got some super sponsors.

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  8. Congratulations!! and thanks for an amazing giveaway!

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  9. Congratulations for being two. And really generous sponsors

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  10. and i follow you with google connect and bloglovin

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  11. Congratulations on your blog being two!! And what a wonderful giveaway!

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  12. And I follow your blog through Bloglovin...

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  13. wow! what a generous giveaway- thankyou!

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  14. yes I am a follower and I love your blog :-D

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  15. I can't believe that you have achieved so much in two years. I love all the swaps and the robot quilt is ace.

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  16. Woohoo!Congrats on 2 years! Yours was one of the first blogs I came across when I discovered quilty blogs, and look, I'm still here! Love seeing what you're up to :)

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  17. Happy 2nd birthday Lucy! Have I ever told you I love the name of your blog and where it comes from? Well, I do! It's one of the best names for a blog I know!

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  18. What fabulous prizes. And happy anniversary.

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  19. What a lovely giveaway. I can't believe you are only two years into blogging. When I found you I felt you were so good you must have been here quite a while. Love the title of your post, it's one of my favorite poems.

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  20. I follow you, happily, with bloglovin'

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  21. http://pinterest.com/pin/89086898852175140/
    Pinned it here.

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  22. Congratulations on your 2nd birthday and good luck with the terrible twos :-)

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  23. Happy two birthday to you¡¡¡

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  24. I shared your giveaway on Fb

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  25. Good Morning - Congrats on your 2 year Anniversary :) I enjoyed looking at your montage of projects - like you, I am crafting away, trying different techniques and discovering/honing my style. Please enter me for a chance to win your generous giveaway. I am sure that I am NOT a no-reply blogger, but just in case, my email addy is basketblessed@yahoo.com.
    Thank you <3
    Smiles, DianeM

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  26. Very generous giveaway. Thanks. jennylarking@gmail.com

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  27. I follow you. jennylarking@gmail.com

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  28. Happy blogiversary! I can't believe it's only been two years, it feels like I've been reading your blog forever. Love that poem too :D

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  29. Hello Again :) This is entry #2 for me as I am a follower of your blog.
    Smiles, DianeM
    basketblessed@yahoo.com

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  30. And I'm a very happy follower - thanks for the amazing giveaway.

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  31. That was a wicked quick 2 years was it not? You've made sone really, really lovely things. Your hoops are divine!!

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  32. I follow you thru Bloglovin! And thanks to you and your sponsors for a fab giveaway! !

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  33. Hooley Dooley this is such a mega amazing giveaway!!! And so it should be because its your blog's 2nd anniversary and your blog is the best!!

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  34. You know I'm a happy follower!

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  35. Wowser, you're two?? You're soooooo old! :-). Love your stuff Lucy!

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  36. And I totally follow you, like a little lamb after Mary

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  37. And I'm totally telling the quilty peeps on IG. Are you there? Come find me if you are!

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  38. Happy anniversary! Love your blog and am blown away by this amazing giveaway.

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  39. Am following you on Feedly--does that count?

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  40. And I told Twitter all about it. (Well, the 20 people who follow me, at least).

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  41. Happy Anniversary! Wow, what an awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

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  42. I follow your blog on bloglovin

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  43. Happy 2nd anniversary. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  44. I'm a follower with Bloglovin'. Thanks again.

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  45. Congratulations on a truly charming blog!

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  46. Wow! You certainly have accomplished a lot in such a relatively short amount of time. Congratulations and Happy Birthday! I'm so glad that I found you during your first Fugly party.

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  47. I've followed you for a while now, using Feedly.

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  48. You really DO have awesome sponsors! And your blog is really great too, you're amazingly accomplished for a 2 year old! Keep up the good work, congrats & thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  49. I follow your blog via Bloglovin, thanks.

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  50. Congrats on two wonderful years of blogging! And here's wishing you many more years of creative blogging.

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  51. I'm a follower of your blog.

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  52. Congratulations on your blogaversary!!

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  53. I follow you through Blog Lovin' and like all of your sponsors on FB, too.

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  54. I tweeted about your giveaway!

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  55. Congratulations! I am fairly new at sewing too, it's so exciting to keep finding new things I love to do!

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  56. I am so happy I follow your blog, looking forward to what you will share next :)

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  57. Congratulations on reaching two! And thank you for the great giveaway.

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  58. I am following you through GFC/Bloglovin.

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  59. Wow, this is a great giveaway.

    Congratulations on two years blogging.

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  60. Shared on FB. (user JLVerde)

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  61. Congratulations on such a milestone!

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  62. Wow - 2 years!! I love your blog, and this is a fab giveaway! xx

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  63. And I follow you! Have done since the start of Le Challenge, so it was nice for me to see some of your older 'makes' here! xx

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  64. Happy Blog Birthday and wishing you many more! You do beautiful work- I think the two I love the most are bear paw and retro flowers.

    onehotstove AT gmail DOT com

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  65. Yay! Congrats to you. And thank you so much for this giveaway!

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  66. You have very nice blog. Thank you.

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  67. I´m a follower via blogspot.com

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  68. I also share your post on FB.

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  69. Happy stitching today Lucy!

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  70. I have followed you from the time we met at the small blog link up back in the day. Congrats on your success

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  71. Lovely giveaway.. Congrats on 2 and thanks for the chance to win.
    Shawn

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  72. Congrats on two years! I love your post title by the way. Thanks for sharing all of the great things you do.

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  73. Congrats on reaching this milestone - you've come a long way, baby!

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  74. Congratulations on two years of blogging! I've really enjoyed following your blog and getting to know you a little bit better. Keep up the good work and thanks for an AMAZING giveaway!

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  75. Congratulations on your blog birthday! I love reading it and sure look forward to reading it in the coming year. What a lovely giveaway, thank you and thank you to your sponsors!

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  76. Of course I follow your lovely blog! And I know all your sponsors too and support them when I shop (well except for the last one, I am off to learn more about them today).

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  77. Lucy, I think you are amazing! Thank you for sharing of yourself through this blog. And thank you for being in my first ever bee, which I owe to you!! xx

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  78. Wow congrats on two years. Your blog is so inspiring to read. Keep up the great posts and thanks for sharing your celebration with us.

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  79. I'm a follower of your blog through bloglovin'.

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  80. congrats on your anniversary and here's to many more blog years :)

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  81. https://twitter.com/me0wp00/status/372720333133860865 I tweeted it

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  82. What a lovely giveaway! All of those are amazing, but the Aurifil is always my favorite!

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  83. I've been following you for a long time now...does that sound creepy? Congrats on turning 2!

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  84. Congratulations and here's to many more!

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  85. Off to share the fun on facebook now! Thanks again!!

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  86. Well done on 2 years Lucy. What an amazing giveaway!

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  87. I love your quilts! That's why I follow you! :)

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  88. Wow lost you when google reader changed the blog following option.So happy to find you again!! Congratulations on 2 years. I am a follower...again!

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  89. I follow you on bloglovin

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  90. Congratulations!! Cheers!!

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  91. I am loving your blog and thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  92. Congratulations on your blog turning two. I hope the next two are as great as the first two.

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  93. congrats on two years ....i am also a follower

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  94. Luv the embroidery that you've done! It has a very vintage look!

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  95. Congrats on two years. Loving your blog.

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  96. https://twitter.com/schind67/status/372737207221510145
    I tweeted

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  97. Congratulations, I hope the kids made you a cake!

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  98. I follow you on Bloglovin'

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  99. Your's was one of the first blogs I added to bloglovin x

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  100. Congratulations, I hope the kids made you a cake!

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  101. Congratulations on your 2nd blogiversary. :-) love the montage and your sponsors have been very generous!

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  102. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway, I am so happy to have found your blog!

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  103. CONGRATS ON 2!
    THANKS TO YOU+ALL THE SPONSORS!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  104. HAPPY TO FOLLOW>BLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  105. I just signed up to follow through your newsletter! :)

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  106. Happy Birthday! and what a great giveaway!!

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  107. I'm an email follower and LOVE your blog!

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  108. I follow you through Blog Lovin' :)

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  109. Ooh, I want it all! What an awesome giveaway. You know I love you girl, and I love your blog. I'm so inspired by what you all accomplish with those 3 little ones. Keep it up!

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  110. I follow you through BloglovinG!!!

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  111. Congrats, you have a lovely blog :)

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  112. I follow you through Google. krbtgny @gmail.com

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  113. Congratulations, and thanks for the chance to win!

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  114. Shared your giveaway and blog entry via Facebook!

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  115. I came across your blog from the Aurifil FB page. What a great way to celebrate your blog birthday! Congrats!

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  116. Love your blog, it gives me inspiration. Happy being 2.

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  117. I'm following you via email

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  118. Congratulations to your 2 year birthday! So happy for you. thanks, kathy

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  119. I follow you on my bloglovin feed, thanks, kathy

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  120. I am a new follower of your blog via e-mail and GFC.

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  121. I tweeted. https://twitter.com/katysknitknacks/status/372748110029520896

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  122. I shared on my FB page. thanks, kathy

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  123. I look forward to reading your blog and learning some new tricks. I would love to try the Aurifil; threads, and soon. Shared you on Pinterest also.

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  124. Two years is pretty awesome! Congratulations.

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  125. Wow! Thank you and your sponsors for the awesome giveaway. Congratulations on two years!

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  126. Happy 2nd birthday! What should we expect for the "terrible twos"?

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  127. WOW!!! you are multi talented!! Happy 2 year birthday. I love that you do so many crafty things. Such great sponsors to add to all this. Congrats!! Keep it up, love reading your blog.

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  128. Shared on Facebook, and hope you get tons more followers.

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  129. Happy Birthday. I love the pictures of finished projects.

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  130. Congrats on your 2nd birthday/blogaversary! Time does fly when we have such fun sewing and crafting. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  131. I have been a happy follower.

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  132. Looks like a lot of wonderful prizes to inspire some great quilts! Thank you.

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  133. I shared on FB under my real name, which I'll reveal if this post is chosen.

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  134. Congrats on your 2 year blogoversary. I'm actually new to your blog but look forward to following you!

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  135. I follow by email and by bloglovin'.

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  136. Happy birthday! I looked through your finished quilts and just adore the Baby Bear Paw and the Wing it to Hexagon Park... keep up the good work. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  137. Shared your blog on fb the pinned it on Pinterest! Thanks!

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  138. This is my first visit and I know I'll be back. I really like you blog. Thanks for a chance to win!
    bevwalks at aol dot com

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  139. I just joined through Google to follow you. Can't wait to see what's in store!

    bevwalks at aol dot com

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  140. How fabulous! Congrats on the big 2!!

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  141. I posted on Facebook - hope EVERYONE comes to visit.

    bevwalks at aol dot com

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  142. Thanks for the great giveaway! Love to see your work.

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  143. Oh, my goodness! What a fabulous giveaway! I'd love to win that amazing thread!

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  144. I follow you via bloglovin' :)

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  145. I shared through Facebook.

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  146. I tweeted about this giveaway!

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  147. Thank you for a chance to win these amazing products.

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  148. Congrats on your two years!! What a nice giveaway. Thank you for sharing...

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  149. Congrats on two year anniversary. This is such an amazing giveaway that words fail me.
    strain.marilyn@yahoo.com

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  150. I am a follower of your blog.

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  151. I shared you blog link with my guild members by email.

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