Monday, December 9, 2013

Giveaway Day + Sewing for all Seasons

It is  Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day! I am super excited to give away a copy of Susan Beal's Sewing for All Seasons and some fabric to make the sewing organizer that I designed for this book.  Just leave me a comment about what you are sewing this winter and a way to get in touch with you if your profile does not link to an email address, and you are officially entered to win! I will draw a name on December 13th at 5pm PST.


Last year Susan asked me if I would be interested in designing a project for a book she was working on. Susan had the vision for a Sewing Organizer project and we collaborated on the details. It is super handy to take to sew days: I use mine often!


I also have a second project in the book: Cozy Wool Slippers. I have designed footwear in my past life and so I took on a slipper project. I will say, this was a challenge! The criteria was to make something pretty that didn't need a pattern. That was a little different than designing shoes for pro-tennis players!


I was thrilled when the slipper project showed up as the cover shot on an Apartment Therapy best books selection. Susan had picked wool for this project and I was talking about it with my friend Stacy at the Pendleton Woolen Mill Store one day. She is one of those folks who has really clever ideas about how to make stuff. For the record, it was her idea to use those shoe inserts you get at the drug store as the interior for this project. Brilliant!


I love how Susan signed my copy of the book. It is such a thrill to work with her and to be a part of such a beautiful publication. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Make sure to visit all the other great giveaways over at SewMamaSew.com



Update! The winner is #157! I plan to reply to comments which will change the numbers, so Congratulations Rhonda D! And thank you everyone for all your terrific comments. I enjoyed reading them! I am inspired by all your creativity!
Happy Holidays!

Michelle

188 comments:

  1. I am currently working on a quilt to give to my mother for Christmas.

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  2. I'm working on quilts this winter

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  3. I am sewing a teddy bear for my baby using a cashmere sweater of mine that got a hole in it. It is going to be so soft and sweet!

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  4. I am working on finishing a quilt for my son.

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  5. I am working on 2 major quilts: an engagement quilt for our son and a wedding quilt for our nephew!

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  6. Great giveaway, thanks! Right now I'm trying to finish up a quilt for a niece heading off to college next fall. I'll hopefully give it to her for Christmas, that is if I can get off the computer and get to work!

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  7. I have two quilts that I have to finish yet. Its only been a year...LOL

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  8. Oh I've been dying to get this book! I'm working on like a million quilts I want to give to family for Christmas, we'll see if we get them all done in time... haha!

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  9. I am sewing pillows this winter! Thank you for this awesome giveaway! :)

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  10. Oh, that book looks fabulous! I recently finished making lots of little Hanukkah gifts for friends and family!

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  11. Mainly I'm working on quilts :)

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  12. Guinea pigs. Yup, Ten little stuffed guinea pigs. My house currently is way over its cute capacity (I hope it doesn't explode!).

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  13. I am working on finishing two quilts for Christmas presents. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  14. i kid you not-i had your project bookmarked! i had to return the book to the library but i put it on my xmas list! i'm doing lots of crochet, but i have a bunch of clothes to sew for my son.

    thanks

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  15. I'm making beaded cross-stitch ornaments this year. They're so pretty and sparkly, and since they're done on perforated paper they're fast and easy! :)

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  16. Right now I'm working on a quilt order for christmas. Unfortunately it just came out of the dryer and is ruined. I have to take it all apart and buy new batting! So sad. But I keep truckin! Thanks for a giveaway! I love that book! It looks so good!

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  17. Working on a dress for my niece's birthday. ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

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  18. I'm working on quilting some of my back log of quilt tops this winter.

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  19. Right now I'm going to get started on some mug rugs for gifts. The rest of the winter I have a quilt to finish and others to start.

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  20. I have a few scrappy quilts on the my list and a handquilting project too. Thanks.

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  21. I am currently working on a quilt for my mom for Christmas.

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  22. Every year my husband and I make our kids something for Christmas. This year will be felt slippers!

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  23. I have 2 quilts that need to be done by Christmas!

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  24. My sewing list never ends, regardless of the season. Right now I'm in gift finishing mode, which includes Christmas pj's for my 3 year old nephew.

    Thank you for the lovely giveaway!

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  25. I love this book! I was just browsing through it recently. I am working on trying to sew a leather purse for my sister. I'm new to leather but trying to make it work.

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway! I am working on a couple of quilts and wrapping up a crocheted afghan.

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  27. I'm working on a quilt project ... put on hold for too long!

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  28. I'm working on some table runners to give as Christmas gifts. Then starting in January my 3 sisters & I will be working on a joint quilt project. Thanks.

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  29. I am working on quilts this winter. Several hopefully!
    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I need to make a sleeve for my new laptop before school starts. Thanks!

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  31. I've not been able to sew this season, due to some major life changes. I'm looking forward to things settling down (they're starting to) and this would be an awesome project for me to get started! How exciting to be included in this book - you must be thrilled. Congrats~

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  32. I'm working on done quilt-as-you-go blocks and I need to make a tree skirt

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  33. I have been eyeing this book since it came out! I'm working on purses and pillows next.

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  34. I'm sewing a quilt for my little girl due this February!

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  35. I'm super excited to sew myself a snuggly new robe this winter! Can't wait!

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  36. I just finished placemat sets for my sisters in law and a quilt for my niece. Now, I'm planning quilts for my cousins twin boys.

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  37. At the moment I'm actually sewing Christmas themed zip pouches to hopefully sell at a craft fair next year. I signed up to do it 2 years in a row and didn't get the work done, and I'm determined to do it right this time!

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  38. Right now I am sewing lots of aprons. As soon as those are done, I have to finish Christmas dresses and pajamas.
    Congratulations on your project in the book. It looks like a wonderful book!

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  39. Not doing any sewing now but I am collecting fabric! Ddebra33 at gmail dot com

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  40. Well, I am frantically working on Christmas ornaments right now for gifts. I have plans for a pillow with some handmade ceramic buttons someone gave me.

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  41. Ive made a few flannel scarves . keeping it toasty! Thanks

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  42. I am working on finishing a huge pile of quilts.

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  43. Short, happy projects are best for me in December, so I am making lots of zippy pouches for teacher gifts.

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  44. Gosh, I try not to think about it too much because I have so much on my plate at the moment. I have a wedding quilt (king-sized) that I need to finish, a baby quilt that I promised a friend (it needs to be quilted and bound), a bag for my niece, a quilt for a friend's son and a couple of bee blocks. I HOPE I can make some progress this week, but since I have to get my muffler replaced on Wednesday, it's not looking as good as it did! :)

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  45. I haven't started a project as I am new to sewing and trying to build up the required needed materials. :) If a beginner can make your organizer then that will be my first project. :)

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  46. My plan is to sew a vest out of neckties.

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  47. I'm working on a quilt for my son

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  48. How wonderful to be in the book! Congrats! I would love to make the organizer - its very needed ! Right now I am working on a quilt for my niece!

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  49. I'm working on a lap quilt, probably should have been a little faster with all this cold weather. It's actually for myself....well for now
    Mylittlefriend67@hotmail.com

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  50. I'm working on a quilt for my son. Hoping for have it done for Christmas!

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  51. This is just the thing I have been needing lately, for cosying up on winter evenings, to hand-sew some EPP liberty hexagons. Thanks for offering such a personal giveaway!

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  52. I am working on a fairly large themed quilt for my mom for Christmas! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  53. Working on … the list is long:
    1. Finish Moda Bakeshop project
    2. STLMQG pillow bomb charity sewing
    3. Big quilt for a friend
    4. Mei tai for friend's baby
    5. Mei tai for sister's baby
    6. MQG Riley Blake challenge project

    There's more. Let's start here. :-P

    em_komiskey@yahoo.com

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  54. I'm working on a queen size quilt made from baby clothes for my sister in law. It will be very special. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. This winter I am sewing lots of little gifts- potholders and mug rugs and things like that. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. Right now I'm finishing a lap quilt for a Christmas present. Thanks for the chance!

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  57. I am trying to finish some table runners and a little table mat too.

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  58. I'm trying to finish up table runners for Christmas gifts and a quilted bag

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  59. The list is too long for here but one of the items is a baby quilt of my own design.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  60. Finishing up a lap quilt and planning to make some new pillows soon!

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  61. I'm planning on making a few more 241 totes for some close friends as gifts

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  62. I have a couple of QAL in my list. Busy 2014! Thanks for the chance to win

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  63. I'm working on doll clothes for my daughter right now!

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  64. After Christmas I am wanting to get to work on a valentines quilt...lots of pinks, reds, purples, hearts and xoxoxo's!

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  65. Presently working on 3 baby quilts.

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  66. I'm sewing a maternity shirt for myself!
    -Julie
    Intrepidtwins at gmail

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  67. Oh man I have to sew a lot! But certainly a few small gifts for some online quilty friends.
    knausallison[at]yahoo.com

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  68. I'm working on Quilts and paper dolls. :) Chiskag at gmail dot com

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  69. I am working on binding a lap quilt for myself. Hand quilting a few wall hangings and piecing a quilt for my husband. Just a few things. ;)

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  70. I'm working on quilts and Christmas gifts (zip pouches and hand warmers)

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  71. I am making ornaments this year!

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  72. I've seen this book around a couple of blogs and it looks wonderful, I'd love to have it -- thank you! I'm sewing two more (out of three) Super Totes for holiday gifts.

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  73. I am working on make up bags/dop kits for my nieces and nephews. We are taking a big family trip next year for my parents' 50th anniversary and I thought they'd be fun.

    Thank you for your kindness and generosity (even if I don't win)!

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  74. Quilts. Always quilts! I'd love to knock out some smaller, more instant-gratification projects but I can't find my cutting table or sewing table because they're covered in QUILTS.

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  75. I am working on a paper pieced quilt!

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  76. Im sewing on 4 baby quilts for family - busy time.
    zluttrell at cox dot net

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  77. I have been working on some small Christmas gifts...mug rugs, pouches, Ipad case, and an arm chair caddy. This book looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  78. I have been making some QAYG mug rugs. Thanks for the giveaway! My email address is jenjeb@juno.com

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  79. I have quite a few friends who are gestating, so I'm busy making more and more baby quilts! (charlottesgraceforacure{at}gmail{dot}com)

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  80. I am a quilter...all the time...every waking moment! yes, obsessed!

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  81. pjs right now but dreaming of the quilts I want and need to finish before January. Thanks.

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  82. I'm mainly working on quilts though I did a brief detour into cushions for a Christmas gift.

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  83. Right now I am working on Christmas presents. I started a purse for my mom tonight.

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  84. I'm sewing lap quilts for a few children I know, and a pillow for their dad. Once I'm done with the last of that though, I'm making myself flannel pj bottoms ..like five pairs!

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  85. I am sewing clothes for my kids right now

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  86. I have made lap quilts and table runners for Christmas gifts, and have a few more to finish. Come January I think I will make something for myself!

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  87. I have this book out from the library it is fantastic!!!!

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  88. I am crafting Christmas presents for my 2 year old baby and a quilt for my husband.

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  89. Right now I'm working on some travel shoe bags to give my mother-in-law for Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  90. I'm working my way through teacher gifts. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  91. I need to finish a table runner. In the new year, I want to learn to make a zippy pouch.

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  92. I'm a newbie, so a dus cover for my machine, a pillow, and as many blocks as I can handle to practice! :)
    fiveninesix@gmail.com

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  93. Hi! I need to finish up a quilt for a Christmas present before the 22nd. Then I have a few other quilts ready to get working on, plus a cross stitch sampler I'm currently stitching and a pair of pj pants plus an apron . . .

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  94. Mostly bags, but I finished up a winter coat for my son a few weeks ago. thanks for the chance to win!

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  95. I am working on a lone start quilt.

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  96. I'm hoping to sew some accessories for my daughter's baby doll for christmas and to get back into quilting, specifically machine.

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  97. I'm sewing clothes for a quickly growing niece!

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  98. I am sewing some scarves this winter! However it is more of a spring scarf, because it isn't very warm. Pabybee (at) gmail (dot) com

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  99. I am sewing quilts and a tree skirt.

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  100. I have been taking a break from crafting hopefully I can start up again in January

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  101. I am sewing cowboy boot stockings for my family this year.

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  102. I am working on a new quilt for my niece!
    amyd14_1999@yahoo.com

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  103. I'm working on herbal/aromatherapy hot packs! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  104. I'm working on a quilt....not sure who it's for yet, though! Maybe me!

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  105. I'm working on a tula pink quilt using her new fabric line.

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  106. I'm working on Christmas presents (placemats and a pillow)

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  107. I'm sewing drawstring bags for gift wrapping this year.

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  108. After the holidays I am finally going to start my Texas Teardrop quilt!

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  109. Quilts, quilts and more quilts. Merry Christmas!
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  110. I am finishing up a hand-quilted baby quilt for my next grandson due in January. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  111. I'm sewing potholders and a quilt.

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  112. sewing kids clothes: they grow quikly!

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  113. I'm sewing a couple of things. The Contessa BOM quilt for my mom and a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt called Celtic Solstice. Thanks!

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  114. Finishing a quilt for my granddaughter

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  115. I am making new pillow covers :)

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  116. I sewed scarves for gifts and once Christmas is over, I'm determined to sew some clothing for myself.

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  117. I am sewing christmas ornaments.

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  118. I making pj's for my girls!

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  119. Awesome book and I love what you contributed! Right ow, I'm making ornaments and some last minute pouches and things for gifts. But we just got a puppy so I have far less time in the sewing room than I'd like!

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  120. I am making a throw quilt this winter. I am happy to follow you on Bloglovin. Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  121. I am getting ready to sew a birthday dress for my baby girl! :)

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  122. Not sewing anything right now - trying to get some knit presents done for Christmas. Then I'm hoping to work on a quilt for my daughter's room

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  123. I've never had a real skirt for my Christmas tree, so that's my current project. Thanks! darbysampson(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  124. A bed quilt, tote bags and a block swap

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  125. I am sewing baby quilt and baby booties. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  126. I just finished sewing a blouse and will wait until after the holidays before I start a new project.

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  127. I am learning how to FMQ my first quilt. Thanks for the chance to win! ksmith8@emich.edu

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  128. I am crocheting as fast as I can to finish up a scarf for my daughter for Christmas!

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  129. I am sewing quilts mostly this winter. Thank you for a chance to win that lovely book!

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  130. I have been sewing lots of gloves from felted sweaters!

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  131. Believe it or not, I am making walking jackets for my cat.

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  132. I am busy finishing up 2 Christmas lap quilts for my home - can't wait to cuddle up underneath them!

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  133. I'm sewing two baby quilts this winter! One is 8 months late!

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  134. I am about to start my very first quilt!

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  135. I'm stitching up matching quilts for my daughter and her cousin!

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  136. Quilts! I have a twin sized one for my daughter to finish, two baby quilts and a ghastlies quilt for my brother's birthday in March. Phew!

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  137. I am working on my newest daughter's stocking and then a king size, chevron-pattern quilt for my bed :)

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  138. I am sewing up some pj's for my kids

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  139. Winter clothes for my daughter.

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  140. I'm making a table runner for our neighbors and the charm pack just arrived in the mail today. Must hurry!

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  141. I have been making bags and christmas presents. Need to ake something for myself soon

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  142. I am working on a king sized quilt for my bed. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  143. Nice! I'm working on burlap stockings. Cute so far!

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  144. I am about to put the binding on my pinwheel quilt. Thank you for the giveaway. I would love to make this.

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  145. I am working on a Swoon and a Penny Patch. What a wonderful prize. Thank you for participating in the Giveaway Day.

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  146. I am finishing my first-ever quilt! Sewing the binding on. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  147. Stuffed toys for Christmas gifts! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  148. I am working on a few baby quilts, chair covers, and a table runner.

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  149. I am trying to ger some Christmas stockings done

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  150. I have just finished my Christmas gifts: three fleece blankets, two large elephant pillows and a table runner. thanks for the chance to
    win!h

    wigglypup2 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Congratulations! You are the lucky winner! Yay! I will send you an email so we can connect. Happy Holidays!

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  151. I'm sewing Christmas Ornaments for my Etsy shop.

    Michigan Address Ready

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com
    Pink Scissors Design on Etsy

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  152. I am working on quilts. midwayfarms@hughes.net

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  153. I'm working on my first stocking.

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  154. I'm working on the courage to start my first quilt! thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  155. Working on pajamas bottoms for the little one. Great giveaway thanks for the chance to participate!
    knittingmad(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  156. I am sewing a knitting bag for a friend and I will probably make a few project bags while I am at it.

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  157. I'm working on a quilt for my son.

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  158. I am working on a quilt for my daughter but this winter I hope to make the wool tunic I designed for myself.

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  159. I am working on a small quilt for my grandson.

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  160. I'm new to quilting so I'm making some coasters for my mom for Christmas.

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  161. I;m quilting up a storm this winter! Gotta stay warm!!

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  162. I am finishing up a table runner (as a Christmas gift) and then I have a French Press cozy to make too.

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  163. I am working on some baby quilts now for Christmas

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  164. I am finishing Christmas gifts. 2 quilts, sunglass cases and ornaments. mrscwatson81@hotmail.com

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  165. Congratulations on being part of the book! It looks like a wonderful resource! Right now I'm sewing quilted cosmetic bags.

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  166. You're immortal now! I'm sewing a few mini quilts for upcoming swaps and a pillow for someone special.

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  167. Right now I'm not sewing anything. I'm just enjoying the holidays. I"m excited to start a quilt in the new year.

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  168. I'm finishing off Christmas presents, then starting on my kids' summer clothes! Thanks!

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  169. I am sewing Disney princess dresses and quilts!

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  170. I am sewing my son a quilt

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  171. I'm sewing (trying to finish) a T-shirt quilt, 1UP mushroom throw pillows, and a sling bag.

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  172. not much sewing, but a lot of yarning this winter! thanks!
    emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  173. I'm working on a commissioned quilt that needs to be done by Christmas. Thanks!

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  174. I'm working on Christmas presents! quilts and pillows :)

    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  175. Winter is definitely quilting season for me (it's nice to hand-bind a quilt while snuggling under it at the same time ;) ). Next up I have a string quilt for my mom and a Mod Pop for my nephew. Thanks so much for the chance to win your giveaway!

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  176. I am trying to get a quilt sewn for my bed, but I have to keep putting it aside to work on other people's quilts! LOL
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  177. So lovely! :)
    Greetings from Finland!
    Hugs, Ulla

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