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Monday, February 7, 2011

Think Spring (& Giveaway)

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It's been beautiful in Virginia the last few days, and we're starting to feel like spring might arrive soon after all {I know a lot of people are still in the throws of winter...I was in northern New York last winter and completely understand!}. As seasons change so do clothes and handbags, so we thought we'd help someone with the transition.


We're giving away a Brooklyn bag sewing pattern today, along with a Fandango {by Kate Spain for Moda} charm pack and yardage {the print is shown, but I just ordered it today!} to help you make it!


To enter all you need to do is leave a comment and let us know what you're most looking forward to this spring. Here's an example:

I'm most looking forward to spending more time outside with my little boy. I cannot wait to see him run around the yard and really explore the outdoors on his own for the first time!

For a bonus entry, follow our blog and leave a second comment to let us know you do. {You must either have your e-mail in your profile or leave it in your comment to be eligible to win.  Click here for details.} You have until next Monday, February 14, at midnight EDT to enter, and then we'll draw a winner. And, on the 15th will be our next Stash Project link up and giveaway, so make sure you've been using your stash so you can join in the fun. Good luck!

Update: For another chance to win, head over to the Sew Lux Fabric & Gifts blog!

207 comments:

  1. i am really looking forward to a morning jog. would love to get more active. and i miss the afternoon walks with the kids around the ponds...and so so so looking forward to being done with winter coats!!

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  2. I am looking forward to planting a garden this spring. I haven't had one for a number of years and can't wait to have one again.

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  3. I am probably most looking forward to leaving my windows open and enjoying that fresh air kind of smell! Also can't wait to run outside again - treadmill running is kind of getting old.

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  4. Light mornings, waking up hearing the birds singing, sunshine and warmth, hanging my washing outside to dry oh there are so many things I look forward to. Being able to have the back door open all the time so the dogs can come and go as they please without me having to get up to open the door for them!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. I'm looking forward to blue skies and gentle breezes! not the grey skies and windy weather we've got here at the moment!

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  6. I live 30 minutes from the beach so i am most looking forward to starting my weekend trips!! Its so spoiling!!
    Mugirl113@gmail.com

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  7. I too am also a follower already!!
    Mugirl113@gmail.com

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  8. You are certainly right about ready for spring...looking forward to warmer temperatures and getting all those snow pants & boots out of my entry way!

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  9. I'm looking forward to taking walks outside!

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  10. I am looking forward to getting outside and walking. It is so hard to walk in the winter because not everyone clears their walks.

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  11. I am looking forward to spend time again in our garden. Spring is just such a wonderful time, to see all things to come alive again! Thanks so much for the give away!

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  12. Thanks for a second chance! I am already a follower!

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  13. I'm looking forward to getting my herb garden growing!

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  14. I am really looking forward to working in the yard and building a garden - we haven't done much of that in the past few years and we're making plans!

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  15. I've been a follower for awhile - thanks for a second chance to win! (I love Fandango!)

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  16. First, I am looking forward to opening the windows and letting in a little fresh air. Ahhh, that will be so nice. Then I am looking forward to getting outside and walking more. Exercise.. I need that!

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  17. Up here in Canada our winters are soooo long. I'm looking forward to my daffodils to come up all over our property and to spending time in my gardens. Thanks very much for a chance.

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  18. I am a follower on your blog. New, but I am following :)

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  19. I am most looking forward to playing in my garden! Watermelons, black-eyed peas, tomatoes, peppers, okra, rosemary, lavender.... woo hoo! I love to get my hands dirty while the sun shines on my face. Bring it on, springtime!

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  20. I'm looking forward to not having to bundle up every time we step outside. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  21. I am so looking forward to the colorful spring flowers!!!

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  22. I can't wait to see the sidewalks all cleared off so that I can take my new sweet baby out and get some exercise! Good-bye to my baby fat!

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  23. My two year old is a much more confident walker now than she was last Spring and my almost one year old is getting her land legs as well! After this rough winter I can not *wait* to get some more time outdoors with them! I also love with the lilacs bloom!
    radharas at yahoo dot com

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  24. I follow and really enjoy your blog!!
    (Still thinking about joining the Pay It Forward game.. just want to be sure I feel I can commit my time and attention to it properly!)
    Thank you!
    radharas at yahoo dot com

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  25. I am looking forward to Spring and the ability for my littlest to run around, climb trees and throw dirt in the air, some of his favorite activities, while mom digs in dirt and plants pretty flowers.

    Lovely giveaway!

    plnewhou(at)juno(dot)com

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  26. I am a google reader follower.

    plnewhou(at)juno(dot)com

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  27. I am most looking forward to the new spring lines of fabric that are coming out soon. I can't wait to grab up some yummy patterns and create bright quilts!

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  28. I can't wait to play in the dirt. Planting flowers, veggies, and herbs. LOOOOVE playing in the dirt.

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  29. I always look forward to the first sign of spring....the snowdrops that come up sometimes even when they're still a little snow!

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  30. What I'm looking forward to most for the spring?!?! Sitting on the back deck while my kids eat their after school snack sitting all around me! We can laze around there for hours and eventually have a pile of cushions and blankets and books and giggles shared! It's my favourite!

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  31. I'm looking forwad to the yummy smelling tulips & hyacinths! And I love the spring garden planting time!

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  32. I'm looking forward to running outside on the Nickel Plate Trail, planting flowers in our yard, and being able to take a walk and not fall on ice!

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  33. I follow your blog, too. It's one of my many reads throughout the day.

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  34. Maybe there will be a couple of days I can open my windows before the humidity set in.....smile.

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  35. I am looking forward to spring - although it's another 6 or so months away for us yet! I'm looking forawrd to the crisp clear morning to walk the children to school, and the new growth in my fruit and vege garden. It's still the hot of summer now - and a little hard to get my head around the cold that is to come all too soon!

    footmj(at)xtra(dot)co(dot)nz

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  37. And I'm a follower!

    footmj(at)xtra(dot)co(dot)nz

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  38. I'm kinda in love with everything Kate Spain, and that bag is adorable! :D

    This spring I'm looking forward to it getting dark later! So much I want to do outside when I get home but it's already dark. :(

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  39. I'm a follower of your blog already. Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

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  40. I love Fandango and that pattern is adorable...a new spring bag would just make me smile!

    I love that my daughter was born on the first day of spring! There's nothing more beautiful that having new life in your arms...and that was a memory that I'll obviously cherish forever!

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  41. I follow your blog! Thank you for two chances to win!

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  42. Wow, what a great give-away...I love Kate Spain. I'm most looking forward to the birth of my third baby in April. What could be better for spring than a new baby?

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  43. Sandals! I want my feet free! That would my biggest spring dream. Happy quilting!

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  44. I'm looking forward to walking the dog outside. My little puggle is now nicknamed Count FATula!

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  45. yeah, I'm a f♥ll♥wer! thanks for this generous giveaway!!

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  46. I am looking forward to long walks with my daughter and granddaughter. I am looking forward to the return of outdoor recess at school. I am looking forward to the snow melting!

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  47. I'm looking forward to seeing our 4 month old continue to grow and develop. :)

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  48. I am really looking forward to being able to take walks outside again this spring with my other mom friends and our kids. I am also looking forward to getting to see my son run around outside with the dog once the snow melts off.

    Laura

    tylerlauragates@yahoo.com

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  49. Love your blog! I have two sweet little boys who have birthdays in the Spring - 1 in March and the other in April. So spring is a time of fun and parties at our house!

    Lorie
    ll_allen at yahoo dot com

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  50. I follow your fabulous blog! :)

    Lorie
    ll_allen at yahoo dot com

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  51. It's been a mild winter where I am so I've been outside a lot and I'm looking forward to even more outdoor time come spring!

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  52. I'm a follower. Love your blog!

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  53. What I look forward to most is no more snow!! We've had at least 6 snows this winter. The most we've ever had!

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  54. I am looking forward to spring bringing back the longer daylight hours and green grass.
    heidig@gmail.com

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  55. I am a longtime follower of this blog :)
    heidig@gmail.com

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  56. i'm looking forward to nicer weather and thiner clothes.

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  57. I am looking forward to nicer weather for walks outside with my little girl.

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  58. Im still looking for more snow!

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  59. I'm looking forward to green grass and spring rains. Love the rain. Thanks for the great givewaway (I love Fandango)!

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  60. I am so looking forward to digging in the dirt again, and watching the plants awaken from their slumber just to show off in my yard. OH and I am looking forward to a yard sale which means the garage will once again be clear and I can set up my studio, after the remodel..

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  61. I love how everything turns from sad brown to happy green!

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  62. Ah, spring--I love working outside, planting the garden and fussing in the yard with the chickens clucking around; watching for flowers and first chicks; short sleeves and long days...

    ...wearing spring colors in all the fabrics!

    Dot
    dminshall67@yahoo.com

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  63. Oh, and I follow your blog on My Yahoo! Love it, so please keep up the great work!

    Dot
    dminshall67@yahoo.com

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  64. This spring I am most looking forward to watching the ice go off the lake! It is my most favorite time of the year!!

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  65. I am looking forward to planting veggies in the garden. It will unfortunately be a long time wait however, as there is a foot of snow on the ground!

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  66. Thanks for the springy reminder! I am most looking forward to putting away my snow boots and digging out my flip flops this spring. :)

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  67. I am also a follower! Here's hoping spring comes sooner than we think...

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  68. what i'm most looking forward this spring is my baby boy starting to crawl.
    :)

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  69. Since we don't have the four seasons, it's like we are already in spring/summer :)
    Thank you for the chance!

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  70. This Spring I'm looking forward to not wearing a coat, and not being as white as the fog!

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  71. This spring I'm looking forward to seeing beautiful cherry blossoms bloom and welcoming the end of dry winter air! :)

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  72. We dont have spring, just summer and winter- right now it is blazing hot.Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  73. I am most looking forward to playing tennis in the warm sun without wearing bulky layers! I also can't wait to sit on the deck and watch the kids play in the backyard after school.

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  74. I'm a follower of your blog. I LOVE Kate Spain and don't have any Fandango so I'm excited about your giveaway! I also love making bags but haven't made one for myself yet :-)

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  75. I´m looking forward to wear NO warm jacket, to sit outside and drink my coffee .... to hear all those birds singing ...and sun, sun and blue sky!

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  76. I'm looking forward to warmer temperatures, longer daylight hours, and beautiful flowers!

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  77. I just became a follower. Thanks for the chance to win. I love all of your bags.

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  78. I'm looking forward to spring and the return of all the birds to my yard. The feeders are waiting and I hope I get a great assortment this year!

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  79. I'm looking forward to spring with my 7 month old so we can get out of the house in decent clothes and soak up the sun and beautiful weather.

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  80. I LOVE Fandango! I'm looking forward to spring mostly because it brings Spring Break! I will get an entire week off school! I think we teachers are more excited for it than the kiddos we teach! :)

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  81. I'm most looking forward to my garden since last week's all-time record lows wiped out everything, including the pansies and African daisies that were blooming.
    thanks!

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  82. I am looking forward to seeing the flowers and trees coming out. All the new life!!

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  83. I am looking most forawrd to park days. Sitting under a tree reading a book while the monkeys play...sigh

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  84. I've been a reader of your blog for awhile, now I'm a follower :)

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  85. I am looking forward to not having to bundle everyone up in order to go outside!

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  86. Hi Jenny, I'm looking forward to getting outside and walking and taking pictures of the snowy mountains. It's just too cold to do any of that now.

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  87. I am a follower of your lovely blog.

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  88. I think I'm most looking forward to seeing some green again - well, that and my spring wardrobe. I love sweaters, but I'm getting pretty sick of snow boots (and the accompanying snow)!

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  89. I'm in Virginia, too, and we're having a blustery windy day today (Tues) over in the Valley, but I'm looking forward to painting my picket fence white this spring. Thanks for the chance to win some Kate Spain, my favorite!

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  90. NO MORE SNOW!!! heehee, we were snowed in all last week and are expecting more snow tonight. i am so ready for spring!! i have giveaways going on at my blog too, come by and enter!!

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  91. i am looking forward to walks outside and no more snow!!!!

    great giveaway!

    bess :)

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  92. Well I'm British so this year we're looking forward to the Royal Wedding (and the extra day off of work!!).

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  93. I love to be outdoors - even in winter, just not too long. With spring I enjoy walking my dog around the neighborhood and seeing all the signs of spring, the birds nesting, the plants putting out new growth - just the daily changes that occur as MN wakes up from a long winters nap.

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  94. I look forward to longer, sunnier days that can be spent outdoors, gardening or pottering about and longer evenings of extra daylight.

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  95. I'm looking forward to Easter with all of my children & grandchildren here to celebrate! I can't wait to plant my tomatoes & basil, too!

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  96. I'm already a follower of your blog & enjoy it very much! :-)

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  97. I'm looking forward to it being warm enough to take my daughter for some fun bike rides :)
    Thanks so much for this lovely giveaway!

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  98. I'm now following your delightful blog.

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  99. I'm looking forward to seeing my daffodils bloom and finding out if the butterfly bush survived being transplanted to a different part of the yard.

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  100. I am most DEFINTELY looking for some spring right about now! I'm most excited for the farmer's market to reopen, but the beginning of baseball season is a close second (and will happen sooner!!!)

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  101. Love that bag! I'm looking forward to not being COLD anymore! LOL!

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  102. I am looking forward to spring break. We are going on a crusie this year!

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  103. I am looking forward to being outside more, with longer days!

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  104. i am so looking forward to the smell of my beautiful roses coming through my front screen door!

    bek_brown@hotmail.com

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  105. I'm looking forward to planting my garden--maybe this year I'll actually remember to water it all summer??

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  106. What I'm most looking forward about spring is being able to open up my windows and let the fresh sweet smell in. And being able to hang my sheets on the line.....I LOVE sleeping on sheets after they've been hanging outside to dry.

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  107. I now follow your blog.....thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  108. We are looking forward to resuming our nature hikes with our kids!

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  109. I'm so ooking forward to going to the playground with the kids. It's hard to find things to do in the winter!

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  110. Morning all, I am really looking forward to "the sun", its heat beating down on the newly tilled soil. I love spring and being rejuvenated, after a long winter in Maine, by spurts of growth from all around me.. Gardening and sewing (creating with fiber), creating something new and nurturing it until it blossoms...THINK SPRING!!!!!

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  111. I have recently become a follower and a joiner!!! Join us as we "Pay it forward."....Thanks

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  112. I love gardening and am really looking forward to getting back into the garden after a long miserable winter. I've spent the last few years renovating the garden and this springs phase is going to be some raised beds for vegetable gardening.

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  113. I have always loved Spring. I enjoy seeing the bright colors popping up among the dreary winter colors. When the Easter lilies start showing up is a favorite time of mine.

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  114. Baseball season!! Can't wait for it :)

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  115. I'm most looking forward to walking on campus and not freezing my butt off! And wearing dresses, and riding my bike.

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  116. I'm in VA, too (Lexington) and I enjoyed going for a walk outside yesterday, but this morning is FRIGID! I am thinking spring as hard as I can. I am looking forward to less hassle getting my kids out the door in the morning, as there won't be hats, gloves, coats to locate and put on. I'm also looking forward to spending more time on my porch, reading, stitching, or just taking in the gloriousness of the Shenandoah Valley.

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  117. I am looking forward to warmer days. Even though we live in Florida, we have had a bitter cold winter and spring is always the perfect Paradise time of year. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

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  118. I am looking forward to going outside without a big winter coat and hat and gloves. Having cool breezes, instead of gusty freezing ones. Using spring colors in my quilting instead of the wintery things I am making now. Thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway.

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  120. I am a new follower. Looking forward to reading your posts.

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  121. I'm looking forward to working in my garden; though we do not have snow where I live, the cold days make me want to stay inside but I have some planting to do as soon as days become warmer. Here's a funny coincidence: I live in Portugal in a region called Ribatejo, which typical music is called Fandango! :)
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  122. I follow your blog!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  123. My daughter would flip for this bag with this fabric! Spring brings the aboundance of flowers. Flowering trees, flowering beds that offer splendour to the yards and as cuttings in the house.

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  124. What I am looking forward to this Spring? Definitely a warmer weather!! I need it. I am so sick and tired of wearing my "bags;" that is what my husband and I call my winter clothes. Anyway, thanks for the chance, love the fabric line, it is lovely! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  125. This spring I'm looking forward to planting some more flowers, laundry on the line and playing with my son outside before it gets too hot to breathe. :)

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  126. I'm a follower of your blog. :)

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  127. I just blogged your giveaway.

    http://quiltikitty.blogspot.com/

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  128. I am most looking forward to no more snow. I am so ready for sunny days and pretty flowers :)

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  130. What a lovely give away! What I am looking most forward to this spring is getting my horses back from the boarding stable and into my own barn out back. I love to get them all prettied up and clipped after having their long fuzzy hair all winter!!!

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  131. What a fun giveaway! Very springy. I am looking forward to taking my girls back to the park! They've been missing it thanks to the dismal Seattle weather : )

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  132. I'm looking forward to visiting my daughter in Indianapolis and beginning wedding plans.

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  133. When spring comes, will be glad for the warmer weather so can work outside more - and spruce up the yard.

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  134. I am now a follower of your blog, which I really enjoyed looking through just now.

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  135. Oh Spring, how I love your fresh air smell. Thanks to some great friends I now do get out and plant flowers and enjoy being outdoors.

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  136. I love taking long walks during Springtime with my doggie friend, Rusty. I love seeing the flowerinig trees, the sprouting flowers and the birds. Absolutely love the pattern and Fandango fabric. Thanks for the thoughts of Spring! We're expecting snow during the middle of the night, but I'll be dreaming of my walks:)

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  137. I am a new follower! Many thanks!

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  138. I love most flowering trees and tulips in the spring. very cute bag . thank you so much for a chance to win. Janita

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  139. I am a new follower. looking forward to getting to know you:)
    Janita

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  140. I'm going to enjoy spending time outside with my grandchildren. We can ride bicycles, search for ladybugs, catch lightning bugs at night, water slide, oh, all the things we can do! dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  141. I'm a follower via GFC dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  142. I am looking forward to being able to garden again! And have my morning coffee on the porch without it freezing in my cup! :)

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  143. It's snowing right now in GA and my children will probably be out of school again tomorrow - I am looking forward to some consistency in schedule and sunshine!

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  144. Spring is the time to enjoy planting and watching all the flowers bloom! My favourite season!
    sandangels1945@hotmail.com

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  145. I am a new follower. :)
    sandangels1945@hotmail.com

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  146. I am looking forward to flowers and warmer weather, so I can dress lighter Great give-away! Greetings from Seoul.

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  147. The lovely weather and playing outside :)
    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  148. Follow with GFC
    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  149. I'm looking forward to this winter, to sew more comfortable.
    Winter + quilting= perfect match.
    Tks fr the chance! xo

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  150. I am looking forward to not wearing socks! I would rather walk around barefoot. Hurry spring!

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  151. I am a follower. Love the blog. Not my socks.

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  152. I'm looking forward to walking with my head up instead of dodging the wind and looking for ice!

    caitlindevlin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  153. And I am a follower :)



    caitlindevlin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  154. I am looking forward to my bulbs popping up and blooming! Nothing says spring like tulips, daffodils and hyacinths!

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  155. Oh yay! I thought I went off to have a baby and missed a great giveaway. haha! Glad I caught it, as I'm not spending much time online. Though Jacob is napping on my chest while I'm on the laptop right now.

    I most looking forward to some outside time with the kids this spring. I've been sick with this pregnancy so long and now will be healed up by the time the warm weather rolls around and I'm itching to get outside.

    Thanks for the sweet giveaway!!

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  156. And I already follow your blog. :-)

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  157. I am really looking forward to being able to do more hiking with my family without the snowshoes!
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  158. Oh, I am so looking forward to the change of seasons when I first begin to see the crocuses (sp? :) ) come up, the weeds by the side of the roads, even the skunk cabbage on one of my favorite country roads.
    And I'm looking forward to bring and Springy fabrics like the ones you've chosen for the bag. Thanks very much.

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  159. I'm also a follower; thanks for sharing with your readers.

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  160. I'm looking forward to the bright colors arriving in the stores!

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  161. I'm looking forward to getting the fruit & veg garden going this year and growing more of our food for ourselves. I'm especially excited about growing saffron for the first time!

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  162. I love that first warm day when you can open up the house and air it out. Seems to help get rid of the flu season too. We are sooo done with colds and flu this winter. At the first sign of spring, may we all dance the Fandango! :)
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  163. I am a follower :)
    Have a great Valentine's day!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot ocm

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