6.24.2010

365 in a flash - and a giveaway!

How is it possible that I've been blogging here for 1 year!? Time flies! My life has changed in SO many ways - both good and bad. My crafting, especially my quilting, has come really far and I continue to love it. Here's to another many years of craftiness and fun!

Because it's my 1 year blog-iversary TODAY, I'm hosting a GIVEAWAY! Over the past year, I've been fortunate enough to learn a lot about fabric and accumulate a pretty decent stash. Here's what you get: one ziplock bag (the big storage size) STUFFED with usable scraps from my collection. Could be some Amy Butler, Kaffe Fasset, Tina Givens, Laura Gunn, and even Heather Ross! I'm currently in the process of putting the bag together so no pictures yet. But you all like surprises anyway, right? And I guarantee, it's a yummy bunch of fabric goodness.
Here's how you enter:

1. Leave a comment - anything! Your favorite book, summer vacation plans, inventive ice cream flavor, etc.
2. Become a follower - and leave a comment letting me know you're a follower of my blog! (If you already follow my blog, you can leave a comment to let me that.)
3. Follow me on Twitter - and leave a comment here letting me know you're following me there! (If you're already following me there, you can leave a comment to let me know that too.)

So that's 3 separate chances to win! I'll keep the giveaway open through 12 pm EST next Thursday, July 1st. You have a whole week! Make sure you leave a way to contact you when you comment (email is best). I'll use Random Integer Generator and pick a winner next Thursday or Friday! :)

To celebrate with myself, here's what I'm up to: new library books (these are just a handful - you should see the stack on my desk!) iced coffee South African style (with ICE CREAM instead of ice), and awesome fruit salad. Off to do some crafting and hide from the heat (which is approaching 100 degrees - yikes!). Psyched to work on some new baby quilts (pics soon!), the present quilt, and listen to Lush Life (hurray for free downloads).

Stay cool all - and thanks to those who've become my bloggy friends in this crazy large world of internets. You rock!



Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in the magic will never find it! ~ Roald Dahl

158 comments:

  1. Happy blogiversary! Crazy how fast time flies when you are having fun!

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  2. One of our family's favorite traditions is making homemade ice cream once a year on the fourth of July. rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  3. I'm following as rsg on GFC.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

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  4. congratulations on 1 year blogging.
    Im sure your scrap bag is too good for words! no vacation plans for us this year...but if the rest of the summer is like this week has been...lots of pool time at my sisters house with the kids!

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  5. Congrats on the year of blogging! One of these days I may take the plunge.
    Scraps are my favorite medium. I'd rather work with scraps than my yardage and I save even the crumbs. I have an apple core I want to begin and also a triple irish chain...so these scraps are slated for those projects.
    I've been putting some crumbs togehter to make basket blocks for the lotto that I am in (check my profile). This lotto is a great scrap user too.
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

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  6. Oh, a giveaway. I love it. Would love to see what fabrics you have been using in your quilts.

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  7. Congratulations on a whole year of blogging. That is fantastic, and I so appreciate all the bloggers who create them so I can read them. Thank you.

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  8. Just became a follower. Where are you standing in your picture?

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  9. my favorite kind of pizza is pepperoni, ham, mushroom and onion! im leaving you a note! congratulations on one year of blogging. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

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  10. I just read Barry Eisler's new book, Inside Out, which is a great summer thriller read if you're into mysteries and such...

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  11. Hi Ruth! Congrats on your one year of bloggy goodness! Such a wonderful giveaway! I'm certain I'll drool over whatever scraps you put together! :)

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  12. And I just became a follower!

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  13. I am a follower through my reader. Love the look of your books - I've got a week off work and am hoping to divide my time between sewing and reading. Love your blog!

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  14. I think I should have left a seperate comment to say I follow you ... hmmm so here it is!

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  15. Happy Blogiversary! We are moving, so that is the BIG plans for the summer :-) Thanks for the sweet giveaway.

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  16. Hey quilting buddy! Happy Blogiversary! My sister and neice are coming up from AZ for a week, yay!!!

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  17. Congrats on one year!

    My summer will be spent with hand-quilting projects and other things that aren't too hot, including lots of homemade ice cream.

    Looking forward to more pics of your dog, and I hope to see you in the fall at the next modern quilt guild meeting!

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  18. Congrats & thank you!
    I love Mango Ice Cream!

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  19. I follow on twitter @thepeachrainbow

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  20. Congratulations on your anniversary! My stash is lacking - I'd love some of yours! This summer the kids and I are going to San Diego. I will be relaxing; they will be enjoying surf camp. Can't wait.

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  21. I follow you on Google reader (it's the only way I can with Wordpress). Thanks for offering the contest!

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  22. I am now a follower of yours on Twitter. I'm sad the USA is out too...

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  23. Happy 1 year! I'm completely overwhelmed with summer right now. Not in a bad way, but in that 'oh my goodness is it really almost July?' kind of way. So much has been going on I'm just holding on for the ride and I love it! :0)

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  24. Oh, and I'm a follower, too! I also have a link to your blog from mine - meatballandroxy.blogspot

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  25. I love scraps. Oh, how I love scraps! I have my fingers crossed.

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  26. happy blogiversary... and thanks for a chance at your give-a-way.

    I am looking forward to family coming in on Thursday to stay a few days.. gotta love that.

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  27. I'm looking to really enjoying the summer with my son....at this time last year, he was only about a month old so we didn't do anything. Now we can venture to the park and try the swings....he's not a big fan right now :-(

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  28. Happy blogiversary!!! I always say that my fellow blogger friends encourage my addiction to fabrics.

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  29. Happy Blogiversary! I would LOVE scraps, as I'm currently taking all of my scraps and either separating them int a pile of strips that are around 1 inch wide, or I'm cutting my scraps into 1.5" squares for a project someday when I have enough squares.

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  30. I'm now a follower too.. number 27!

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  31. Congratulations! And thanks for the chance to win. I'm addicted to scraps - it is so fun to root through and see what is inside.

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  32. Happy Blogaversary! I love surprises!

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  33. Congrats! I am a follower (via Google Reader) and also follow you on Twitter, but I will limit myself to one entry ;-)

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  34. Happy Anniversary. We love scraps around here. Happy Summer!

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  35. Happy anniversary! I love hearing about what Louie is up to!

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  36. Congratulations on year one! I'm spending some of the summer sewing blocks for 2 Quilts of Valor. This giveaway would help
    to inject some gorgeous variety into the quilts.

    Carolyn

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  37. Hello! I love patchwork and quilt books! Happy Summer!

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  38. I am now a google reader follower! Yayy!!

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  39. Congrats to you !!!! Time does fly doesn't it ??!! Only plan this summer is to stay out of the heat :)!!!
    email:terrie7365@msn.com

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  40. Congrats! I love summer....even the heat in eastern NC can't get me down

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  41. Congrats on the blog-aversary!!

    I'd love to let you know what book I'm reading but about the only reading I do is blog reading. I don't think I've read a book in YEARS. Crazy.

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  42. And I now follow your blog via Google Reader. :)

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  43. Happy bloggaversary!! Love your scrap collection, thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  44. I'm following your blog on Google Reader!

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  45. Congratulations on a year of blogging! Isn't it fun!!!

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  46. Lovin' this summer weather...

    Doris
    auntiedart(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. Happy blogiversary! I love to read in the summer.

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  48. Oh my gosh - it would be so great to have those wonderful scraps of fabric!!!!

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  49. Already a follower! Congrats on one year!
    We already took a small vacation. You can see it on my blog!
    http://toosoonerlatethanbetter1.blogspot.com/

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  50. And now I'm a Twitter follower! Yippeee!!

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  51. I will be doing college tours, as my daughter will be off to college next year.

    Congrats on one year!

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  52. Happy blogiversary! :) This summer, we're just taking it easy with some swim lessons and leaving the rest open for impromptu trips! :)

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  53. hmm... cake batter cookie dough is the best ice cream ever.

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  54. Oh what a great giveaway. I am a new quilter so my stash is low, and I would love to try a spiderweb quilt. thanks for the chance to win.
    lbroadstreet@tds.net

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  55. I love scraps, whatever they are, but sounds like these would be great ones! Thanks for the chance. Happy 1-yr!

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  56. Congrats on blogging for a whole year!

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  57. Congrats on your blogiversary.

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  58. Hooray! Happy blogiversary. I love scraps!

    My summer vacation plans include a week at the lake with great friends. Can't wait!

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  59. I'm a follower now, too. Found your giveaway via jaybird quilts.

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  60. Happy Anniversary! What a fun giveaway!!

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  61. Happy Blogiversary! I'm just starting my blog and my stash. Found you from jaybird.

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  62. I'm now following you with my google reader!

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  63. I would love some heather ross scraps! I got into sewing too late to get any of her older fabrics. But I did get some fat quarters of ffa2 & that makes me very happy!

    Congrats on your blogiversary & thanks for the chance to win!

    Angelina S.

    figure8angel[AT]gmail[DOT]com

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  64. Happy Anniversary! I just started sewing last November, so I'm trying to learn a little from folks like you, so thanks for blogging! :)

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  65. Happy blog-iversary! I've just started my blog yesterday, I hope in a year I will have had as much success with it as you!

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  66. You are the most wonderful year ! Happy One Year - and I would die for your scraps !

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  67. Oh, goodness, I would love to get this bag. Congratulations on a year of blogging.

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  68. Congratulations!! A whole year of blogging is quite a feat (I know this...seems to be about a year BETWEEN my blog posts, lol!)

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  69. happy blogaversary!!! i know how it feels to hit the milestone...i was amazed when i did it.

    i would love to win your scraps - i'm planning a string quilt for a Quilt of Valor (QOV). this would be perfect to add to my stash!

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  70. Great giveaway and congratulations on your year anniversary! My summer plans consist of traveling for work all month BUT I get to take 10 days off at the end of July for a reunion in Copenhagen, Denmark and we're going to spend a few days in Iceland on our way there. Yippee!

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  71. I am already a follower of yours.

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  72. And I'm now following you on Twitter!

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  73. Congratulations on your year of blogging. I have yet to test those waters. Thank you for the giveaway. I'm a fabric scrapaholic (my quilt series is nicknamed leftovers and I'm up to "Leftovers III") and would use your prize should random-gen pick my number. I love the summer with heat and sun showers, and watermelon in the afternoon and pulling weeds in the flower beds. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  74. Following you on Twitter now, too :)

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  75. I am now following. I love the name of your blog :-)

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  76. It's wonderful you are celebrating yourself!! What a fantastic give-away, Hope I am one of the lucky winners.
    Trish www.quilttalesandcattails.com

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  77. My daughter just told me that she had sweet corn ice cream in a cone this week!

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  78. Mmmm coffee with ice cream sounds divine! Must try that some morning :)

    Happy 1 year, time flies when you're having fun :)

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  79. I'm an iced green tea kind of girl myself, but ice cream and coffee sounds mighty good in this wickedly hot and humid summer!

    Thanks for hosting a cool giveaway for your bloggiversary--those are some sexy scraps!

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  80. I'm also a follower, but only two entries for me--I'm a Twitter boycotter!

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  81. I adore scraps! When I add someone else's scraps to my own it adds a whole new dimension to my projects. My first Amy Butler showed up in a scrap swap!

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  82. we're going on vacation soon! yea!!! :)

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  83. Happy blog anniversary. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  84. Found you on Flickr...I'm now a follower and my comment is that this summer I am starting my Christmas gift sewing!

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  85. my current summer plans include making window treatments and painting our new home :0)

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  86. Happy Blogaversary - it's addictive isn't it?! Thanks for the giveaway. Do I count? (I'm in NZ).

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  87. Congrats on 1 year blogging!!

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  88. Summer plans are lots of beach trips with the family....yay, tan! :)

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  89. Every summer I go to Lancaster, PA for a good dose of inspiration.

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  90. Happy Blogiversary!!

    Thank you for the great give away, I LOVE scraps :)

    I am reading Dewey, the Library Cat right now..... nice book for the summer

    SheilaC

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  91. Happy blog-iversary...your personal celebration sounds perfect--yummy treats and fabulous books--congratulations!
    And who doesn't love a bag full of wonderful fabric scraps?! Thanks!

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  92. Love your blog--I'm now a follower :)

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  93. It's raining here. I'm eating scallops and salad from my garden and sipping a glass of red wine. Ah summer...

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  94. happy anniversary :D
    i saw the pretty little potholders book in the bookstore and really liked the projects in it, the new whipup mini quilt book looks awesome too. i tried salted caramel and balsamic strawberry flavored ice cream and i like them.

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  95. Happy Birthday, Blog! Thank you for the giveaway!

    I am leaving for yellowstone tomorrow! Yay for summer!

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  96. and I follow your adorable blog! Thank you!

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  97. what a fabulous giveaway! Happy Blog-aversary! :)

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  98. Oooh I'm new to quilting and would LOVE some scraps!! knit1purljill (at) gmail (dot) com

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  99. Happy one year blogging. I love your site. Thanks for the chance to win some lovelies. Colleen

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  100. I am also a follower! Colleen

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  101. Congrats on your one year!
    I am looking forward to a slower pace this summer. Hope to learn more about quilting. I'm a newbie!

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  102. Happy Blogiversary! So much scrappy goodness!

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  103. and now i'm a follower so i can come back all the time!!!
    thanks again for the opportunity to win such a wonderful giveawa (fabrics.. yummy!!!)

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  104. Happy blogoversary!! A year passes quickly here!

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  105. Congratulations on your milestone! I'd love to play with your fabric scraps.

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  106. I've added your site to my Bloglines, too.

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  107. I need to tell someone my dream from last night; I was competing on Top Chef but Gordon Ramsey was running it and we were outside in a giant tent, and I burned myself very badly...on my foot. But he didn't yell at me because I didn't hide it, I immediately went to the medic. I had to hobble around for the rest of the competition but it distracted people from the fact that I can't cook (this is true in real life.) There was more but I can't remember all of it; I have such bizarre dreams!
    Thanks so much for the chance at your giveaway---I love working with scraps!

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  108. Have you even had rose ice cream? At an Indian festival I attended they had rose and saffron ice cream. Very interesting. Kathie L in Allentown

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  109. I've just become one of your followers. Kathie L in Allentown

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  110. I love the picture at the top of your blog--beautiful!

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  111. Congratulations on your bloggiversary! (I became a blog follower.)

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  112. going to Lake Powell this weekend. Lots of fun!

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  113. Oh! I love scraps. Currently trying to build up my stash as I am somewhat of a newbie on a quilting budget. Happy 1 year blogiversary!

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  114. I'm now a follower. Can't believe I just found you. Great blog!

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  115. Beautiful scraps! I love scraps. They always cheer me and I really could use some cheering right now.

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  116. I love scraps from other quilters. I am currently working on a scrap quilt that a couple of my friends have thrown in their scrap strips into my bucket. Their scraps have added to the loveliness of my quilt. I hope your scraps come my way to help with this quilt.

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  117. congrats on one year! My summer plans include giving birth! What better plans are there than that? My first little one is due September 15th.

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  118. Congrats on the first year. My summer is full of visiting family and swimming with kids

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  119. Congrats on 1 year of blogging! We're going to make fresh peach ice cream this weekend - the first time we've had the ice cream maker out this summer. While not inventive, it's so good. Yum!

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  120. Congrats on your blogiversary! My summer plans include planning for our 30th anniversary trip in August. I'd love to be entered for your giveaway!

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  121. I just became a follower.

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  122. Happy first birthday! And hooray for your giveaway, too - thank you for celebrating with all of us!

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