Monday, December 12, 2011

SMS Giveaway Day!



It's Giveaway Day, hosted by Sew, Mama, Sew!  I didn't participate last year, but I'm so happy to be a part of it this year.

I have this "Orange Slice" pillow that I made earlier in the year to give away.  I'm not only giving away the pillow cover, but the insert that goes along with it!  If you'd like to read the story behind it, check it out here.



Also included in this giveaway are two bags of scraps.  If you haven't read my previous blog post, I mentioned that I was trying to organize my new craft room, and realized I had way too many scraps.  Then I realized it was almost Giveaway Day, so I thought what better way to rid myself of some of these scraps without throwing them out (I can't bear to throw out decent scraps), than to include them in a giveaway! 

One bag is a rainbow assortment of scraps - some good, some bad (they're mostly good), but all free to a good home! 


The other bag is an assortment of Christmas fabrics.  I've just finished making a Christmas quilt, plus a few other Christmasy things, and I had Christmas scraps coming out of my ears!  Just please, if you're the one who wins this giveaway, don't laugh at how small some of the scraps are.  Like I said, I really hate throwing out decent scraps, and sometimes what I define as decent is pretty small.  But don't worry, there are very generous sized scraps, too. 


All you have to do to enter my giveaway is leave a comment.  Specifically, tell me what sewing-related project you're currently working on. 

Right now, I'm working on finishing up a quilt for my oldest daughter.  A few weeks ago, I picked it up after it had been neglected for almost a year, and felt really confident that I'd finish it quickly.  However, I'm finding it very hard to finish it right now!  Lots and lots and lots of straight line quilting.

The giveaway will be open until 5:00 pm PST, Friday, December 16, and I'll announce the winner sometime after that.

Good luck and make sure to check out all the other fantastic giveaways!

Edited:  My giveaway is only open to people in the States.

Also, Make sure I have a way to contact you!  I'm getting a lot of "no reply" comments!

106 comments:

  1. I'm such a scrap person :) Right now I'm working on making some soft color books several friends of mine who have little babies. Scraps are the best for that! And I'm also working on making more ruffle bags.
    That pillow is gorgeous! It would look amazing here in our beach home!
    Thank you for hosting!

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  2. Am I really allowed to enter (since I won your other srap bag giveaway)?? I love your pillow!! and those scraps are wonderful too!

    Right now I'm working on a ton of tiny, little projects - good for that sense of completion, but not good for getting through the shear volume: I'm making dish soap aprons (why? I don't know - I saw them on Camille R.'s site and they are just too cute I couldn't help myself!), some crayon rolls for nephews, and a stuffed elephant. I've never made anything stuffed before, so we'll see how that little project turn out! ;)

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  3. Love it! I'm officially entering. I'm still figuring out how to quilt, but I have taught myself how to applique, and scraps would be great for that!

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  4. I love scrap bags!! I could use them to make tiny blocks for the dolly quilt I'm making my daughter!

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  5. I spy some very cool prints in that Christmas scrap bag!!! The pillow is gorgeous, of course. I'm up to my ears in holdiay projects right now! First priority (as in, must finish tonight) are a couple reusable sandwich bags for a swap partner...

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  6. What a great giveaway! I too hoard scraps even the smallest ones! I currently just finished sewing for a holiday swap but next up on the agenda is my string quilt top.

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  7. I am not working on anything now, but thanks for the giveaway! Lilsis_75@hotmail.com

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  8. I am just binding a red and white Christmas quilt made of bee swap blocks!

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  9. I currently have 4-5 (I've lost count) scrappy quilts in progress so I'd love to add your scraps to my collection.
    rivervujc@comcast.net

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  10. I'm actually in between sewing projects right now...working on a crochet blanket. I want to sew some skirts soon, though.

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  11. I'm working on finishing a New Wave quilt!

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  12. i am finishing a number of quilts... a t shirt quilt, a baby quilt, city news, and a flying geese quilt... among others...

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  13. I'm working on binding a Christmas quilt for my mom, and quilting two other quilts, and making 3 sets of memory fabric squares for some one year olds I know.

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  14. LOVE the pillow (and I love scraps) :) Thanks for the chance! I'm working on my rainbow dresden wedding quilt and some commission t shirt quilts!

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  15. I'm not working on a lot of sewing projects now, but one is making some boyish doll clothes. My son has decided to take over my daughter's unwanted doll, and it needs to be a bit more masculine. :P Thanks for the nice giveaway, and Happy Holidays!

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  16. I don't have ANY sewing related projects going - I need to start getting back to my dolls, though!
    jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  17. Love the pillow and the scraps. I am working on a felted advent tree calendar (I know that advent has already started...but I vow to be finished by the new year!)

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  18. I am making pillowcases for Christmas gifts. Thanks for the giveaway! robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I'm working on a flannel quilt for my new nephew. I love fabric scraps of all shapes and sizes!

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  20. I recently moved and will set up my machine in the next couple of weeks to start curtains!

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  21. I love the pillow. Grey and orange are a great color combination. I really need to make some pillows. But, first I need to finish up the driver's caps I've got cut for my kids' Christmas gifts.
    kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  22. That pillow is fantastic! I'm working on mug rugs for my office mates, and number bean bags for my grandson as gifts.

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  23. I'm working on little ornaments and handbags right now. Well, as soon as I get off the computer. :p

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  24. Such a beautiful pillow! When I get home tonight I hope to get a cross stitch for my dad finished up. Then this week will be spent making crayon roll-ups for children in the family and figuring out what to make my brother and future BIL. Thanks for the chance!

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  25. I'm finishing up a Lola Apron for my dear friend for Christmas.

    (That pillow is So. Perfect.)

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  26. I'm working on the tutorial for my quilted tree. Then I've got to make 2 infinity scarves for teacher gifts. Then I've got to make a bee block for do.Good Stitches. Then I've got to...aww, heck. I don't even know. :)

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  27. I'm working on a couple gifts - felt food for my niece and a stuffed dragon for my son.

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  28. Right now I'm working on hand quilting some small baby quilts for my grandmother. She doesn't see very well anymore and wants to have them finished.

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  29. Beautiful pillow! I am currently working on some headbands for my niece and sisters for Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win!
    okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

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  30. Right now I am finishing up a paperback fabric cover for a Christmas present for my dad's girlfriend. She likes to carry around books in her purse, and they always seem a little worn after that so hopefully this cover will help protect the books :)

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  31. Right now I'm working on wall hangings for my SIL, and my sister.

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  32. I'm starting my ECMQG project tonight!

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  33. I'm working on a winter jacket for my DD. I'm procrastinating because I love the fabric so much and I'm afraid I'm going to screw it up!

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  34. I am working on: a yoga mat bag for my sis-in-law, buttercup bags for friends and a cousin, fleece boot socks, quilted nesting blocks for my daughter, and I just finished another bag for my sis-in-law...yeah, such is my life during the holidays! And that's not including the baking and knitting projects!

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  35. I am working on a set of quilts for twin baby girls. Thanks for the chance to win I just adore the pillow!

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  36. I'm working on sewing curtains - we moved into our house almost 2 years ago and I still don't have all of the windows covered. Good thing we live in the woods!

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  37. I'm working on a quilt for my oldest son Evan. I've got all the fabrics cut, all I need is to find some time to finish the top.

    We miss you at the LAMQG meetings Kelly!

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  38. I am working on a tumbler quilt for my sister!
    I love scraps and thanks for the nice giveaway.

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  39. I'm currently working on Christmas gifts of all sorts. I've made some Mermaiden dolls, peek-a-boo toy sacks, dish drying mats, embellished dish towels. I currently have a stack of pocket tissue covers to sew. I'm a traveling teacher and I like to give the secretaries in the buildings I go to a little something (spend 4 hours last night helping my friend cut and sew up a whole pile for her gift giving). I also still want to make a variety of bags! I foresee a bunch of late nights :)

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  40. I'm working on a lap quilt for Christmas. I hope I gwt it done. :)

    Dannabug at gmail dot com

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  41. My current sewing project is to learn to quilt!

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  42. I'm working on a Winnie the Pooh quilt for my granddaughter. Thanks for the giveaway, no scrap is too small to save!

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  43. I am working on American Girl doll dresses for my daughters and niece! And I would NEVER laugh at a small scrap, everything can be used!

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  44. I'm working on a Star of the Magi quilt for my friends, the Magi :-) I don't think they realize they have a quilt block named after them... but they will come Christmas!

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  45. This pillow is amazing!

    I am working on a test dress for my daughter. It's a pattern for a blogger who's blog I love :) Then, I also have a few fabric baskets, a doll carrier, and an explorer vest cut out and waiting :)

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  46. Today I finished two quilts for grand-nieces. I then made a neck scarf. Then I picked out fabric to try and make a couch pillow for my aunt as a Christmas gift. I haven't gone beyond fabric selection but hope to get back to it tomorrow. I am real excited about your give away (especially the scraps!).

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  47. I've got several quilts that are WIP at the moment . . . and I've got a few stuffed toys as gifts to my kids I need to start ASAP!

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  48. i'm stitching the rows together on a vintage sheet quilt, and i just finished all blocks for the across the sea quiltalong. i'm hoping to get both tops completed this week.

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  49. I am currently finishing a memory quilt. It's taken me a while to figure out the quilt design I want on it. parthena@wollen.com

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  50. I'm making a Christmas tree skirt for my sister! carrie dot hare @gmail.com

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  51. I'm currently in the process of sewing coverlets for my kids' beds. And throw pillows. And finishing up a Christmas throw. And I have three knitting projects going as well. I know it sounds like a lot, but I can't work on everything at all times of the day because the little people peek since I do not have a sewing room.

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  52. I'm crocheting a hooded cowl, ran out of yarn and have yet to remember to buy more!

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  53. lol I'm quilting Christmas gifts, well a couple of them actually! Finally finishing 2 quilts I have had for far too long and the third you will have to wait and see on Friday :)

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  54. I am currently crocheting an Afghan for my second oldest daughter and making a hedgehog plushy for my youngest.

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  55. I just finished making an apron for a gift and currently I'm working on bibs for newborns in need. I like the cheerful orange on the pillow and love the Christmas scraps of fabric!

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  56. Um. Yeah. My scrap stash is overflowing too, but my two girls love sorting through the giant box! I am currently trying to finish a Christmas quilt for my in-laws. It may not get done and have to be saved for next years holiday! I don't believe in stressful quilting! Anyway, I love the pillow. Same color as my living room!

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  57. I have been working on fairy dolls for my girls. Thanks for the great giveaways!

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  58. I am currently working on several small cross stitch projects that are the perfect size for gift tags! And I love your pillow. One of my favorite colors is orange!

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  59. Ooh, scraps are my FAVORITE prize ever!!

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  60. I'm currently working on a quilt for my daughter...just need to quilt and bind it.
    sntbosch@msn.com

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  61. I just started a craft business so all my crafts are show related... headbands are the order of the day right now.... Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  62. Seriously adorable! I'm working on about 6,000 different things right now (it's a bad habit that I'm not even going to try to break), but first on my list is finishing a custom stocking for a very special client. Lots of sequins and beads and applique and trims and on and on and on...
    beckymac1 at hotmail dot com
    keeping my fingers crossed on this one!

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  63. I am making bunk bed book holders for my boys. Thanks for the giveaway. I love the pillow.

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  64. I'm waiting on my fabric to get here (supposed to be delivered today) to make my husband a cloak for Christmas. I know its a weird thing to make, but that's what he wants!
    mindfulhome at gmail dot com

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  65. Loved reading how your pillow came to be. I haven't started my Christmas crafts yet, too busy procrastinating!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Katina
    kjkoukla(athotmail...

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  66. I am working on a tumbler quilt for my sister!

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  67. I'm currently working on some top-secret christmas presents for my boyfriend's family. I would share, but I'm well-followed on the internet, so who knows what people will find.

    As always though, I'm working on my little zip bags: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thechimes/6405966889/in/set-72157619732263674

    [ which would be even more fun with some new scraps to play with ... ]

    Thanks!

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  68. im not sewing anything right now..im trying to finish up some christmas knitting then i would like to make a few mini quilts to use as wall hangings in my studio :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  69. I am working on christmas gift bags

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  70. That pillow is amazing! Thank you for a chance to win. I'll be sewing the binding on a quilt and also making an angel costume this week for a Christmas play.

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  71. My birthday is Saturday, so this would be such a great birthday present!

    I'm working on a scrappy quilt right now

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  72. Oh boy! That is the cutest orange slice pillow ever! this is why I blog--every once in a while I come across a real gem and am floored by the creativity. thanks for giving me that today!!
    I am working on a few more peek-a-boo bags I need to make for Christmas gifts (oh, but it's hard to walk away from the computer!)

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  73. My newest started project is at toddler tumbler quilt

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  74. Love the pillow & the scraps:) Current projects-there are so many! Working on rice packs for teachers, and lots of gingerbread baking too!

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  75. I may, or may not, be working on about five aprons and two quilts. Oh, and my drapes that are almost done. What a great pillow! I do the same and see inspiration in so many things like a fence post, scribbles or photos.

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  76. i'm currently working on a patchwork apron...it'll be my first, as i am just getting started.
    i love the cushion cover...so bright and happy!
    thanks for the opportunity; have a lovely day!

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  77. I am currently finishing up a baby quilt for my sister in law who had a baby at the end of october - I am a little late :-p.

    This pillow is lovely! I think my couch wants to snuggle it, me too :)

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  78. Hello, Beautiful pillow. I'm currently working on flannel pj bottoms for my nephews and nieces. Thanks for the chance to win. Linda

    rodlindafansler (at) gmail (dot) com

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  79. I'm in the middle of sewing a bunch of new clothes for our newest little family member and his older sister!

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  80. Oh how I love scraps! I especially like AH christmas prints poking out of the pile. Love the pillow too and since my living room is at this very moment being painted gray, it would be amazing in that room. I am about to make pillowcases for six grands which will contain Christmas Eve PJ's.

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  81. i'm working on some stuffed fabric houses from Scandinavian Stitches book-adorable...and some infinity scarves a la AMH.

    thanks for the great giveaway!

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  82. love this pillow and the colors esp! and scraps are always welcome here!
    i am working on quilting a little apples string block quilt for my mom for christmas- i am finishing this weekend for sure!

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  83. What a darling pillow! I'm working on Lemon Squares by Fresh Lemons.

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  84. i'm in the middle of three quilts :)

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  85. what a gorgeous pillow! love the colors you chose. right now, i don't have much time for sewing. i'm very busy making custom necklaces for my etsy shop. but, hopefully, next month, i can spend some time at my sewing machine. :)

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  86. Your pillow is perfect and I love getting scraps from people, it's so fun! My current sewing related project is sashing for some cross stitched Christmas pictures I did to make it a wall quilt.

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  87. Yeah someone who saves small scraps! I'm finishing up a quilt and then I have a neck pillow and two pillow cases to make before Christmas. I the pillow! It's drab and dreary here for quilt a long bit of the winter and I love everything citrus and bright to get me through. Thanks for the chance!

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  88. I am going to be working on a lap quilt for my Mom.

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  89. I'm with you...I save any scrap more than two threads wide. And I use them, too! Other people's scraps are even more fun. I'm in the middle of about four quilts right now (all with scraps). Love the pillow. Merry Christmas!

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  90. I'm working on a mug rug and potato bags and baby quilt.

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  91. this is fabulous, thanks - I'm working on a quilt for my parents currently.

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  92. I am working on PJ's for the kids!! Fun fun!

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  93. I am working on stockings for Christmas!

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  94. I'm working on blocks for my quilting bee...got a little behind with my new baby here.

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  95. only one? no way, lol...I'm working on a flower petal pillow for my daughter, a quilt for my mom, a boatload of pot holders for (it seems like) everyone I know, and sets of matching coasters for everyone I really like ;). Also, it's not sewy, but I'm cooking cheesecakes while doing all this, for teachers gifts tomorrow. And I'm doing it at night, after work. Which I need to leave right now, hahaha.

    barzi10091(at)aol[dot]com

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  96. I'm finishing up a purse for my mother-in-law- hopefully tonight!

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  97. I am working on some cupcakes that open up to be storage containers and some cupcake wall hangings for my dd room (theme here :) Plus i am knee deep in crochet hooks!!!

    jULIA c.

    THEHAPPYCROCHETCHIC@YAHOO.COM

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  98. I am working on a few quilts - I have on that just needs to be quilted and is sitting in my sewing room begging me to quilt it I just haven't seem to be able to find the motivation to do it yet. Thanks for your generous giveaway though! =)

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  99. I'm in the same boat! I am working on finishing a quilt for my son that's been mostly done forever, but all the straight line quilting is taking FOREVER! I love the look but come on! That pillow is awesome, and those scraps - I'm drooling! I have been needing Christmas scraps...Thanks for the chance!

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  100. I'm not working on a sewing project yet, but after Christmas I may start doing pillows or stuffed toys with my daughter, she is wanting a new stuffed animal everywhere we go.

    hwcutie@hotmail.com

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  101. I'm working on a baby quilt for a baby due in January...better get busy!

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  102. Right now I'm decorating some onesies for my son - appliqueing on a big tie dye heart!

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  103. I'm making Zippy Strippy bags for friends and family members.

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  104. Scraps are such fun! I love to see what others are using to make wonderful things.
    Right now I'm trying to finish up the Christmas ornaments for my adult children. This year I am paper piecing, and it is kind of slow going.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

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  105. Love this! Would go sooo well in my living room! Currently I am finishing up a table runner for my mom to give to her best friend for her Christmas birthday!

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