Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Giveaway! CLOSED!



At long last. Sorry for the delay. I had hoped to post this Sunday but unfortunately had to whip up to New Plymouth with the family for a funeral.

So... a long time ago I promised a giveaway in celebration of 100 posts. Today's post marks 141. I've just not been able to find anything super exciting to giveaway - until Denyse released her new line through Joann's.

Up for grabs is a FQ bundle of 14 prints of the Picnic and Fairgrounds Fabric Collection (another print is on it's way). I will also be giving away another FQ bundle of some of the prints just being released here in NZ and Australia (when they arrive). So there will be 2 winners. Winner number 1 will be able to choose which bundle they'd love.


How to enter - there's a few opportunities to get more entries (6 entries total if you do all 3):

1) Leave me a comment telling me the best Mother's Day gift you've given or received.

2) Become a follower - if you aren't already - followers will get an extra 2 entries.

3) Mention the giveaway on your blog and comment telling me you have and you'll get a further 3 entries :)

May has always been my favourite month. It's my birthday month. Mother's Day. Autumn. And it means we're nearly halfway through the year - although that bit scares me a little!!! The giveaway will close on Sunday 15th May.

***Edit - Giveaway is now closed. Thank you.***

178 comments:

  1. I love this fabric! I'm so excited that Joanns is getting some nice, quality choices for the masses. You know ... me!

    I love all my Mother's Days but last year my youngest son helped me in my garden all day, including shopping and carrying heavy bags of mulch. It was a fun day and he worked without complaining once. A great memory!

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  2. I'm a follower already. Love your blog and all your projects.

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  3. I did a double take when you mentioned New Plymouth, sorry you had to visit it for a funeral though! Next time you are visiting the 'Naki' perhaps we can catch up for a coffee! The best 'Mother's Day' present would have to be... just the simple things, a handmade card, freshly picked flowers, a cuppa tea in bed.

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  4. Beautiful fabrics! Great giveaway! Pleasr count me in! Every year, my son gives me a bouquet of flowers. Are the most beautiful flowers in the world!

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  5. I put your giveaway on my sidebar.

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  6. I don't know if your giveaway extends to the uk but I follow on Google reader.

    My favorite Mothers day gifts are the ones my children have made themselves, the cards they make at school and sneak home in their bags. This year my oldest even made me breakfast in bed (her dad had to help but the intent was there).

    Mothers day isn't in May in the uk but all the best people have their birthdays in May :)

    sarah.bowyer@ntlworld.com

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  7. My best Mother's Day gift was an unexpected overtime cheque from my huband's work and strict instructions from my hubby to go buy a serger :)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. My best mother's day gift is my wonderful children.

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  9. Very nice giveaway, Lara! My best Mother's Day present was a clothes umbrella to dry my clothes outside. We aren't the jewelry, extravagant holiday type people and I really wanted one. I got one that year and it was a big, strong one that should last me many, many years.

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  10. I'm a follower already, Lara!

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  11. Mine haven't arrived yet, so I will enter and maybe have 2 bundles! :-)
    Mother's Day...hmmm...the kids always come home with something interesting from school or preschool. Funny little wonky handmade creations must surely be the best kind of present.

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  12. Have been following for YEARS you know! ;-) (but my blog died of neglect, so I won't enter that way...)

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  13. A rose bush, the best gift ever! Love the fabrics.

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  14. Oooh such a generous giveaway! I can't wait till the fabric arrives in stores here is Australia. I got a great Mother's Day gift last year - a pasta machine - yummy food that I can make with the help of the kids!

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  15. Well, I'd tell you about a great Mother's Day gift if I could, but I have a shocking memory, so right now I'm drawing a blank. It will probably come to me later. I don't usually do much for my Mum except maybe dinner, but make a fuss of her birthday instead in a couple of weeks. I do always get breakfast in bed :-)

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  16. I'm a follower :-) (or is that stalker?)

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  17. Posted about it on my blog. Have a fun giveaway.

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  18. What an awesome giveaway!

    My best Mothers day present was breakfast in bed from my 10 month old with the help of her daddy and the cutest card with her little handprints :)
    Looking forward to the same this year but now have a 7 month old too! Daddy better not disappoint :)

    I'm a follower and have posted on my Facebook page(does that count?)

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  19. Can't wait for these fabrics to go on sale here!
    I think my favourite Mother's day gift was some unexpected flowers from husband who had organised them to be delivered to me when we were at a cafe.

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  20. I LOVE May too! Its my birthday too (21st) & Mothers Day. My favourite Mothers Day moment happened today. its my son's first year at school and they had a Mothers Day stall at school today. As we were walking home from school he told me he just knew when he saw the gift he bought that I would love it. Gorgeous. Fab giveaway. can't wait for the fabrics to arrive in the stores.

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  21. My son makes me a homemade card everyyear I love it Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. I made my Mum a special quilt for Mother's Day a few years ago! that was pretty special!

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  23. What a great giveaway! My best mothers day present was a handmade card made by my daughter, a lie in and a cup of tea in bed :-)

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  24. My best mother's day gift was the birth of my daughter...she was born just days after mother's day and 2 days before my anniverary, so she's was doubly good:)

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  25. My best Mother's Day gift was 3 years ago when it was my first. My daughter was only 4 weeks old and I cherished every minute of it. I've started following your lovely blog too :)

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  26. Hmm my best mother's day gift was a bead for my pandora bracelet. So much better than some of the manky gifts I have received!! This year I"m aiming for red slippers (very specific). I follow you too of course!!

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  27. Those fabrics look yummy enough to inspire me to take up quilting! As this will be my first mother's day, I'm hoping for something very simple. Like a full night's sleep with no interruptions. Ha.

    Oh and very good timing as I was about to mention you on my blog anyway - so now I'll mention your giveaway.

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  28. My best mother's day gift was the first one. My LO was 9 months old and daycare made me a picture using his hand and footprints. It was such a surprise.

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  29. oh .. and I'm a new follower

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  30. Im now a follower and the best gift I ever got was an apron made by my little boy in school

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  31. my favourite mothers day pressie was a sleep in and a visit from my 3 year old who presented me with a bottle of water and said it was my cup of tea because he it to little to make a real one .. so cute

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  32. Best Mother's Day gift? Hands down still having my mom with us to celebrate the day with!

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  33. I am...the ever faithful...follower.

    Love the flowers on your blog background!

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  34. i dont know how to become a following, because i am technically challenged... however i have added you to my fav's because your site looks beautiful. i have been directed here from the lovely blogger highway cottage. i would love to go in the draw, my favourite mothers day (i have had just one) was a sleep in. my baby was just 3 weeks old :-)

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  35. I have just started to get into quilting and found your blog :) I have become a follower and posted on my blog :)

    The best pressie I have recieved happens to be this year. My Son worked so hard on making it at school this week its a wee basket made of paper with a wee note in his hand writting saying a Basket full of love <3 I couldn't ask for anything better from my handsome little man :)

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  36. I love DS fabric - I wish we had Joanns in the UK!
    I always loved receiving handmade cards and gifts from my children when they were little - sadly those days are gone!

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  37. My best mother's day gift is just taking a family picture each year. We have four generations and are never sure how long my parents will be with us, so it's extra special.

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  38. My favorite Mother's Day gift that I gave to my Mom was dinner out at a steakhouse. We both enjoyed it, AND the quilts of a friend were displayed throughout the restaurant. My Mom was comfortable in her surroundings and thoroughly enjoyed herself. This was her first Mother's Day without my father so that was a blessing. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  39. Te best gifts are those from my kids telling me they love me :o)

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  40. I think the best mother's day gift is when you get the chores done for you, especially the vacuuming! Love the ds prints.

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  41. thanks for the giveaway! Since I've only been a mom for a year the best gift I received was this year from my husband - he gave me an afternoon to get out and visit the farmers market and a craft fair.

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  42. What a cool range of fabrics. I can see the possibilities already!
    The best gift I have ever received has been the same for the last couple of years - now the children are slightly older ... no sibling squabbles for the morning ;) (we are still working on it lasting all day, they are only 4,6,and 9!)
    Happy Mum's Day! :)

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  43. Oh - and I'm a follower too!

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  44. I hope the best mother's day gift I've given is this year's—I am making scarves like these for all of the mother figures in my life (four of 'em, between my mother and my partner's mother and our respective stepmothers). They'll be late because I am a terrible planner, but they'll be awesome.

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  45. Oh! And I am a new follower. Pleased to meet you!

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  46. I dont have kids so I never received a gift but I'm redoing my mom's bedroom for her this year!

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  47. I'm a new follower and happy to be one!

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  48. I blogged about your giveaway here: http://itsmelealee.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

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  49. I think the best mother's day gift I have received or given is the gift of time with my kids and my mom.

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  50. Thanks for the giveaway! I have only had two mothers days so my best Present has been flowers.

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  51. I'm not a mother but I had a fabulous "girl's day" crafting with my mom today for mother's day :) Best gift I can ask for and she was pretty happy too!

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  52. I'm a new follower! :) Thanks for the great giveaway chance.

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  53. The best Mother's Day gift I received was last year when I became a grandmother for the first time!

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  54. Please count me in. I've added you to my google reader (does that count as following?). :)

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  55. The best mother's day gift I have ever received would have to be when all four of my grown sons and their families arranged to be with me and planned a picnic at the park. That was last year and it was great.

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  56. Hi - best mother's day give I've given was telling mine we were expecting our first child, her first grandchild!

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  57. I've just started following, c/o Lily's Quilts.
    (Small world - I am in the UK, my sister lives in Hataitai!).

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  58. I have blogged about your giveaway this morning:
    http://flyingblindonarocketcycle.blogspot.com/2011/05/fabric-galore.html

    Thank you for this brilliant opportunity!

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  59. Thats weird I posted the other day and my comment is not there??? Anyway the best gift I have is the first card my daughter made for me by herself at almost 2yo still have it in the top drawer of my dresser. Following, shout out on FB and sent over from Highway cottage :)

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  60. One year my girls got me tulips when they were little.

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  61. The best gift I've gotten is a little poem with hand prints on it from my 4 yr old this year. It's corny but those little hand prints get me every time!! Thanks for the chance!

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  62. I've just jumped over from Hadley's "flying blind..." and love the blog! New follower here!

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  63. The best mothers day gift was probably one of the handmade bits we'd make at Brownies when I was little. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  64. I blogged about your giveaway here: http://mown-erica.blogspot.com/

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  65. The best Mother's Day gift I ever received was when my DD#1 showed up on my doorstep - she lives out of state - and I didn't know she was coming :)

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  66. I am a new follower to your blog.

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  67. I am a follower, and my best mother´s day gift to my mom was that I ran the Mother Day´s classic for her! And I hate running!

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  68. I had my first Mother's Day gift this year - my 3 year old gave me a soft padded 'I love you mummy' heart that nursery had taken her out to buy :)
    Thanks for this fantastic giveaway of such delicious fabric!

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  69. I'm a new follower of your blog. Thanks for the chances to win this yummy prize!

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  70. Hi! Thanks for the chance to win this great prize. I'm not a mom, so I guess the best gift I've given is a homemade pie--my mom's favourite.

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  71. I mentioned the giveaway on my blog :)

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  72. I included your giveaway in my blog today:
    http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2011/05/squishies-questions-and-action.html

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  73. Mother's Day this year was wonderful. Both my sons spent the day with us. Just spending time together was a gift!

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  74. I am a new follower to your blog. Love your background:)

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  75. Best Mother's Day gift, besides the birth of both my girls, was when my girls were still in diapers. For Mother's Day, I did not have to change ANY diapers. My hubby had to do them all. Since my oldest was not trained until she was 4, I had 4 Mother's Days of this. Loved it.

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  76. I am a new follower and happy to read all the info
    Gina

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  77. Well the best present I have been given I suppose would be from my mother.
    I am here because of her.
    I do not have children so don't get any prezies at all -- snif, snif!
    Gina

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  78. Posted about your fantastic giveaway on my blog (sidebar)
    Gina

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  79. This Mother's Day was quite wonderful.. it lasted the whole weekend.. I started on Saturday with a trip to the movies with my 19yo son.. then dinner at the Chinese buffet.. then Sunday all day in bed dining watching chick flicks.. LAZY!!! I havn't had a day lazy like that unless I was sick! LOL Strange.. but nice.

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  80. A couple of years ago my children gave me an iTouch for Mother's Day. I've so enjoyed having this little thing. It's not a phone, but I can check email, and it does all kinds of cool things (some of which I don't know how to do :-) Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

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  81. My best Mother's Day gift is any time I am able to be with my mother and my 3 children.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win your exciting giveaway.

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  82. I am now a follower of your blog and am off to blog about your giveaway.

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  83. I loved giving my mom coupons when I was little. :)

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  84. I have been lucky to have received many gifts for mothers' day over the years and one of my favorites is when my children dressed up and had their portrait taken. I just love it.

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  85. Hmmm - I guess that would be a lovely bouquet of gorgeous flowers that my daughter bought me last year. She moved far away, but had them delivered for me and it was so sweet.

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  86. I'm a new follower of your blog - Entry #1. :)

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  87. I'm a new follower of your blog - Entry #2.

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  88. Just blogged about your giveaway: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/2011/05/giveaway-at-sew-many-stitches-later.html

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  89. Blogged about your giveaway: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/2011/05/giveaway-at-sew-many-stitches-later.html

    Entry #2

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  90. 3rd Entry for Blogging: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/2011/05/giveaway-at-sew-many-stitches-later.html

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  91. My best Mother's day gift was yesterday. My guys grilled steaks for lunch, then weeded the flower beds for me and did other yard work that really needed to be done. This saves me tons of work (and I hate to garden, but, enjoy looking at the flowers). Steaks and flowers, yipee!! (and I got to watch, LOL).

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  92. My husband bought me flowers, that is the best mother's day gift ever because before now, I wasn't allowed to have them (my cat used to destroy nice flower arrangements)

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  93. My favorite Mother's Day gift is the handprints they draw on the Mother's Day cards every year.

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  94. I blogged about your giveaway at http://salliessampler.blogspot.com/2011/05/sew-many-stitches-giveaway.html

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  95. I love flowers for Mother's Day but last year was the best yet - my son brought me a TREE!! A weeping willow tree - something I've always wanted! It's growing great down near the swamp. I named her Mathilda!

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  96. I am a new follower. Congratulations on 141 posts! And thanks for the chance to win some lovely fabric!

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  97. The best Mother's Day gift I received was kisses and hugs from my children.

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  98. I follow your blog, Congrats on over 100 posts!!

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  99. Hello, this is my first visit! I love your taste in fabric. I have only had 2 Mother's Days so far. The first one was a bit of a blur but this year my husband helped my one-year-old to make a drawing around her hand and foot! Gorgeous gift that I will keep forever!! X anna (at copyqueen. co. uk)

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  100. The best Mother's Day gifts are the one's made by hand - cards and crafts... I keep them all!

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  101. I am a 'new' follower and look forward to your future posts!

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  102. My best present this year were the homemade decorations joyfully scrawled by my son. (And the cheerful announcement by him this morning that today --Monday-- is the second day of Mother's Day.)

    winterwrens at gmail dot com

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  103. My best Mother's Day gift was EQ6 given to me a few years ago. Then I got EQ7 last Mother's Day. I love just playing around with it. Great giveaway you are having.

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  104. Best Mother's Day gift? Definitely the cards. This year my brown hair was compared to chocolate and my brown eyes to foxes. I was laughing and tearing up at the same time!

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  105. Love the fabric! I'm quite proud of myself this year as I gave my mom a table runner that I quilted myself.... Just learned how so I was happy & she loves it! :)

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  106. I have blogged about your giveaway at:
    http://muchashilachas.blogspot.com/2011/05/back-in-dusty-windy-west-texas.html

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  107. Best Mothers Day gift was this year, My son took me out to my favourite Opp Shop and i found a ready cut out quilt kit with pattern, and some of it sewn. Having not done a proper quilt before i found it to be fantastic!

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  108. I have blogged about it too. Coll stuff indeed. Congrats on your blogging happiness.

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  109. Awesome giveaway! I just became a follower and can't wait to explore your blog.

    Chelsea
    Pinsandbobbins.blogspot.com

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  110. I'm not a mum, but the best mothers day gift I ever gave was a gorgeous tree peony. My mum loves it!

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  111. I don't have the best memory in the world, and many things from 10 years ago and older have completely been purged. And now my girls are older, and generally don't even give me a gift. I'm lucky if I get a card. I'm just happy if my family is all together.

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  112. I follow you! gougeonathome@charter.net (Allison)

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  113. The best Mother's Day gift was my son (18)telling me I was a great Mom and giving me a kiss!

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  114. My best gift this year was a bag of all my favorite candies from my son.

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  115. my best mother's day? this one was pretty great. i told my kids to memorize or write a poem they liked and "perform" it for me. loved this!! also, time drinking coffee in the morning and no work in the kitchen. !@!

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  116. Best Mother's Day - this last one because my mom's still with us. Thanks very much for a chance.

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  117. The best gifts I ever got for mother's day were the homemade cards from my stepson! thanks for the giveaway!

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  118. The best Mothers Day gift I ever received was when one on my daughters asked me if I was going to wish her a Happy Mother's Day

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  119. This could have been difficult for me to answer because, I am not a mother and my Mum has been gone for quite a few years now... but this year I received a Mother's Day Card from a younger friend who I had helped when she had some problems in her family life... she said that she wanted me to know that she was thinking about me on this special day.... it was one of the nicest things anyone has said to me.

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  120. My best mother's day present was this year when I could have some of my family around, after living interstate for 32 years and being too far away for visits. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

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  121. I just became one of your followers!

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  122. Best Mother's Day gift: My husband and I were headed to my mom's a few years ago with our 3 adult children who were still living at home. My oldest son was in college and not with us...well, until we pulled into a MacDonald's (why I wondered when we hadn't been long left home?). Anyway, there was my son sitting there in his truck waiting for us! He got into our vehicle and really surprised me for Mother's Day. We all continued on to my mom's. That was my favorite Mother's Day gift to have all my children with me on that day.

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  123. I guess the best Mother's day gift I ever received was my favorite necklace. It's a heart...shaped like a couple with two children on the base. I wear it all the time. It represents my beautiful family!

    Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

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  124. I'm a new follower! Thanks again!

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  125. I blogged about your giveaway!
    http://amkreations.blogspot.com/2011/05/baby-go-giveaway-check-it-out.html
    Thanks again!

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  126. Hi, great givwaway, thx :o) My best mothers day present was last year, my hubby brought some plant pots and the kids painted and planted them up for me.

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  127. I'm trying to be a new follower of yours but blogger is playing up with 'blogs i follow' at the mo, so as soon as I navigate away from your page I might be lost :o(

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  128. This year my boys got me a very nice orchid that I love!!

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  129. I am a brand new follower, THANKS!

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  130. One of my favorite Mother's Day moments was when my stepson sent me a text and said Happy Mother's Day. His mom is still alive and all, it just touched me that he was so thoughtful. What a sweety.

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  131. Blogging about your giveaway here: http://ilovescruffydog.blogspot.com/p/giveaway-galore.html

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  132. The best present I had for Mothering Sunday was a hand drawn voucher from my children for 30 cups of tea. Whenever I wanted them to make me a nice cup of tea they would and then cross off one box on the voucher. Excellent.
    I've herded all my blogs together in one place so please pop over and see me at http://piecenpeace.blogspot.com

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  133. My best was my ds #2, he was due Mother's Day but decided to come three weeks early :o)

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  134. FOLLOWING YOU HAPPILY!
    LOVE YOUR BLOG!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  135. My Best Mother's Day was this year when I learned that my Mom had survived an awful auto accident! Thanks so for sharing!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  136. MY BEST MOTHER'S DAY WAS THIS YEAR WHEN I LEARNED MY MOM HAD SURVIVED AN AWFUL AUTO ACCIDENT! THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  137. My best Mother's Day present? Came this year, a pair of warm winter boots, I haven't taken them off (other than at bed time) since Sunday!! Also, I only had to hint once!!

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  138. Best Mother's Day present:
    Spending the day with my sons, their dad my mom and stepdad. I twas a beautiful day and I couldn't ask for a better family :-)

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  139. My 13 year old son baked me a cake this year.
    It was a white cake but he added coffee instead of water - because he had heard me say that you
    should add coffee to cake instead of plain water. (the part he forgot was that this was for chocolate cakes only:)) But it was delicious and meant so much that "he really does listen to me"!!!!!!

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