July 5, 2010

Christmas in July

Last week, I had a group of books for my Summer Reading Giveaway. Yup, this is my second post of the day. The random number generator gave #10 as a winner! This was Carla from Sew It Up.

Carla said...

This is an amazing giveaway! I sure need some summer reading and projects to make for Christmas too. Thanks!!
July 1, 2010 7:54 AM

But don't be sad since there is another giveaway today. The trick with this is you'll have to do some work and then wait. I can't announce the winner next Monday. I am going to take some family time the last few weeks of July. I'll might schedule a post or two after this weekend and you might not think I am gone from my blog!

I won a giveaway from Rachel at psiquilt a few weeks back that had some super cute holiday fabric, 12 Days of Christmas, from Moda. I was 1 out of 1200 or more. I couldn't believe I was that lucky!  Burgundy Buttons was her sponsor and Leah let me graciously let me order some more goodies to stuff the box. She does have some amazing prices and lots of great fabric. (Burgundy Buttons and ps i quilt are not sponsoring my giveaway. It just my way of saying thanks  for winning a giveaway from these super people and for having awesome readers like yourself.) So now you can win a charm pack that I ordered just for fun.


To make the wait sweeter, I am also giving away a long quarter yard, along the selvage, of Greet the Day in Aqua and Red of the Early Bird collection from Cosmo Cricket. This gives you a more than a couple repeats of each design. I can't believe my local quilt store has it! I love the little toasters. Talk about super cute.


Plus, you get to pick which pincushion you want made by me! You can see the original post here.


I have been making scrap happy things for em's scrappy summer challenge and having too much fun with it.


To earn a total of 5 entries leave 5 separate comments ( I can't keep track of it any other way):
1: leave me a comment about where you are going and what you are doing for summer vacation. It would be fun to have a geography lesson with the kids. (Stay-cations count too.)
2: Tell me which raw edged pin cushion you like the best.
3: Follow my blog or remind me you do.
4: Follow Leah's blog at Burgundy Buttons or tell me what your favorite item is in her shop.
5: Write about the giveaway via twitter, facebook or your blog.
Winner announced the last week of July.

Happy Christmas in July!

133 comments:

  1. No real vacation planned, but will probably be traveling with my cousin and her 2 kids plus my son to Oklahoma to visit family. It should be about as much fun as it was last year...
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/F3QzthoCe7wBya1qby6uqsK4Kb4j7pNlcPM-mSnAZvQ?feat=directlink

    LOL

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  2. I best like the pin cushion with the bicycle. So cute!

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  3. I am going to Hebgen Lake, MT this summer! We love it there!

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  4. I like the apples pin cushion!

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  5. This summer we stayed at home and did the local sites. It was fun! Each family member picked a day to do what they wanted. It worked like a charm.

    Can I still enter even though I won the last one? ;oD

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  6. The yellow with bicycle reminds me of summer and would be the best as a pin cushion!

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  7. Just a reminder I follow your blog :oD

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  8. I follower her blog too! Lots of lovely things.

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  9. Just finished adding the info to a post on my blog. (Crossing my fingers)

    By the way, thank you very much for the chance to win those pattern books. I'm really looking forward to making something from them. Enjoy your vacation!!

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  11. 1. If I go anywhere this summer, it will probably just be a short jaunt to Vegas.

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  12. 2. I like the strawberry pincushion the best.

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  13. 4. I'll start following Burgundy Buttons (will do so right after I finish this comment).

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  14. 5. I will announce your giveaway on my blog.

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  15. How many of these can I do? I'm a follower of you, and Burgundy Buttons; We went on our trip this summer to Nebraska, and got into a big family reunion-yea!; and I like every one of your pincushions! I guess I would choose the tree, or the owl :-}
    Oh, yes, Burgundy Buttons carries Breath of Avignon, it is a favorite of mine~
    Thanks! pokey

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  16. How many of these can I do? I'm a follower of you...

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  17. ...and Burgundy Buttons...

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  18. We went on our trip this summer to Nebraska, and got into a big family reunion-yea!

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  19. I like every one of your pincushions! I guess I would choose the tree, or the owl :-}

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  20. Oh, yes, Burgundy Buttons carries Breath of Avignon, it is a favorite of mine~
    Thanks! pokey

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  21. My family and I went to Vermont for our summer vacation. A nice break from the Alabama heat!

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  22. The owl pincushion is my favorite.

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  23. What a nice giveaway, Kristen!

    No big summer vacation plans, just probably a short getaway within driving distance of home Maybe Galena, IL? Maybe Door County, WI?

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  24. All the pincushions are cute, but I'd say for me it's a toss-up between the owls and the bike!

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  25. My favorite item at Burgundy Buttons is Robert Kaufman's Glam Garden Spring FQ bundle.

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  26. We're in Melbourne Aus, It is currently school holidays here. half way through their two week break. Not much planned, My nephew is here for a few days to see how much mischief he and his cousin can get into together! We are jealous of your great looking weather!!!

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  27. I LOVE your little Owl pincushion! That is so adorable!

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  28. I'm a happy little follower! : )

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  29. I am also a follower of Leahs already.

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  30. I do not have a clear plan for vacation. Anyway I will remain in Romania, probably will go to the Black Sea.

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  31. I best like the pin cushion with the strawberry.

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  32. I follow the BB blog too. I like the Wildflower Batiks.

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  33. I put your giveaway on my sidebar.

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  34. My summer is being spent basically at home with my 9yo grandson. We go swimming, family gathers, library functions, and of course his lego club and lego camp. Connor lives with me so every day is a fun day.
    Elaine

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  35. I want everything in Burgundy buttons shop.
    I like the strawberry pincushion.
    Elaine

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  36. I posted a link on my blog about your give away.
    I am having a problem with all my posts showing, so if you come by and don't see it click on show all posts.
    Elaine

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  37. hello! what a great giveaway! i'm having one myself, to celebrate my blog's anniversary and you are very welcomed there (but hurry because it's almost closing).
    my plans for the summer don't vary much from previous years. my husband and i don't have children yet, but we have two big dogs so we have limited options (we never leave them behind). we always end up going to my parent's beach house, because of course i'm allowed to take my dogs there, as opposed to a hotel or something like that. it's in Algarve, the south region of Portugal. the thing is, because we will have our holidays in august, it will be very crowded and we won't be able to take the dogs to the beach. that's too bad because they are usually the reason why i go to the beach, they love it more than i do.
    i'm talking my husband into letting me take the sewing machine with me, because i know he will be sleeping late every day and that way i would keep busy. i'll also take lots of books with me and read them outside on the balcony (i never get to do that back home because i live in a flat).

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  38. just to let you know that i'm a follower!

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  39. i love all your pincushions. i love the bicycle one because it's so original, i love the strawberry one because it's my favourite fruit and it has polka dots too, i love the pink one because the fabric in the middle is one of my favourites ever... i mean, i love all of them for different reasons, please don't make me choose :)

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  40. Will stay around home to sew as much as possible this summer with little trips to Cape Cod!

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  41. Love the pincushion with the trees! Great giveaway! Thanks!

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  42. I am a new follower to your blog!

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  43. already a fannish follower!

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  44. the bike is my favorite, hands down!

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  45. we're going to Gulf Shores! lol I know, I know. We're going with KT from KTquiltsforfun and her family for the week. even if there is oil, we will have a blast!

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  46. We are moving to a new house this summer, so that is going to be the big event! Yeah, we are all so excited to get into more space.

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  47. I also follow Burgundy Buttons blog. I love
    Moda Lumiere de Noel Fat Quarters.

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  48. We took our vacation at the end of May with a trip to SD, CO and NE (3900 miles!) in our fifth wheel camper. We saw lot of friends and family:)

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  49. I'm already a follower of Leah's blog:)

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  50. We just got back from the beach!

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  51. I enjoy following your blog.

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  52. I am not sure what we will get up to for summer vacation. It's still six months away for us. lol

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  53. I like your "tree" raw edge pin cushion the best! Your earlier post about them was very contagious and I caught the bug and had some fun making a few too! A lot of your blog posts are contagious and I get the itch to try them often!! lol

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  54. Yes!! I am one of your stalkers.......oops I mean followers!!!

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  55. Blogged about your awesome giveaway on my blog!

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  56. We are usually so busy in the summer. The next thing we are doing (one of my daughters and I) is going to Canada for a wedding.
    My fave pincushion top is the bicycle for sure.
    And you bet i am a follower.
    Great giveaway.

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  57. We will be heading off to Washington DC this summer and then a stop in Gettysburg. We've been before, but there is soooo much to see there! Thanks for the chance at your great giveaway.

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  58. I just love that cushion with the little owls!

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  59. Second entry, my fave pincushio is the bicycle.

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  60. Third entry, you bet I am a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  61. Staycation here in Winnipeg for the summer!

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  62. 2nd: the owl pincushion is my fav!

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  63. We vacationed at Hunting Island campground in SC. It was lovely!

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  64. I like the bike pin cushion best, but the FFA one was a close 2nd.

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  65. I'm not sure, but hopefully I plan on going on a houseboat holiday next summer...tis winter here at the moment....brrrrrr too cold to think about being near water right now! Hugs Naomi

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  66. I love the owl raw edge pincushion the best....hoot hoot! Hugs Naomi

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  67. I'm now following your blog. Hugs Naomi

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  68. I already followed Burgundy Buttons (makes mental note to self...instead of finding new blogs to follow, try and keep up with the HUGE mountainous list you already follow...quality not quantity!) Hugs Naomi

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  69. I've just posted a link about your 'charm'ing giveaway on my blog sidebar. Hugs Naomi

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  70. We are going to upstate NY and the outer banks in NC this summer - yay!

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  71. I like the apple pincushion best.

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  72. I follow the Burgundy Buttons blog.

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  73. I've shared insights about your Christmas in July giveaway on my blog page where I am sharing insights on giveaways & contests: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  74. My stay cation is in Sandy Spring, MD. For the kids, Maryland is for crabs! We are about 3 hours from the ocean, 30 mins from the Baltimore Inner Harbor, and 20 mins from the Smithsonian...this is a great place for childern all year round and this concludes my first entry for Christmas in July! Sandy in MD

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  75. I'm a pincushion/needlebook freak...I love your strawberry pincushion- they are all adorable though! Sandy in MD

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  76. I now "officially" follow your blog (not just bookmarked, LOL ) Sandy in MD

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  77. I love the blossom creek BOM in Leah's shop..am doing the Baltimore Halloween BOM right now, these BOMs are addictive! Sandy in MD

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  78. Hi Happy Summer to you!
    We're not vacationing,just enjoying Summer!
    Thanks so for sharing,Love,Linda

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  79. Your pin cushions are cute!
    I''d choose the strawberry one!
    Thanks for sharing,love,Linda

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  80. I'm a Follower of Leah-Burgundy Buttons!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  81. No summer vacation planned, Hubby has to save his time in case of Days off due to Hurricane closing the base. We are on the Gulf Coast area near Pensacola for the lesson. more for the lesson, I am from Lancaster, PA (Amish & Pennsylvania Dutch Country) and Hubby is from Lancaster, Ohio (settled by people from Lancaster county PA.

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  82. As for the Pin Cushion, since I don't see red roses, then it would be the red strawberries as my choice

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  83. I follow the Burgundy Button blog.

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  84. From North Central Florida - we are going to have a stay-cation with day trips to nearby relatives.

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  85. My favorite raw edge pincushion is the bicycle and the second favorite is the owls. Thank you for this giveaway.

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  86. #1 We went on our family vacation already to Jekyll Island, Georgia. It is an island that is left 65% untouched. We play on the beach, we walk nature trails, we look for birds, and we relax. It's a great place to go for families!

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  87. #2 I love the strawberry pincushion the most! It is cheerful and makes me think of summer time.

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  88. #3 I am now a follower of your blog!

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  89. #4. I am now a follower of the Burgundy Buttons blog. I also love the Pure fabric line that she talks about.

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  90. #5. I posted about your giveaway in my Facebook Status. You can find me as Jan Purdy Hatchett

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  91. My daughter and I just returned from a camping trip on San Juan Island, WA! You can see pics and read about it on my blog... http://imkeepingbusy.blogspot.com/2010/07/camping.html

    And in another ten days we are headed to Edgerton, Minnesota for three weeks, followed by five days in Salmon Arm, BC, Canada. Yes, it is a busy summer for travel!!!

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  92. As for the pin cushion, there is nothing so cute as those owls!

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  93. for the summer we have alot of trips in plan
    tomorrow we are going to the zoo
    we went and we will go again to the museum of science
    and i just posted about it on my blog
    its alot of fun! thanks!

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  94. i lovethe bicycle and the pink trees
    thanks!

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  95. and i follow leah's blog to
    thanks!

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  96. and i blogged about it
    thanks!

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  97. We took our summer vacation already a couple of weeks ago. We went to a lake called Iron Gate. It is about 1/2hr north of Yreka, California.

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  98. All of the pincushions are adorable! I can't decide between the owls and the pink trees. If I'm lucky enough to win, I'll let you choose.=)

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  99. My favorite item in her shop is the Film Strip kit. Would definitly love to have it.

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  100. My summer vacation was in Egypt. I stayed there for nearly 3 month. I visited the pyramids , museums, sharm elshekh beach , and marsa matrooh beach. I ate there food, spoke the language ,and I loved every bit of it. Actually I came back to the US 3 weeks ago with a killer tan.
    As for the pincushions I love all of them .I will settle for anyone of them.
    My favorite item in the shop is the Film Strip Kit.
    Thank you so much.
    You can read all about in my blog. my link will take you there.
    _ Samya

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  101. Actually , I am following your blog from now till infinity and beyond-!!

    -samya

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  102. we're going on a 40th anniversary vacation to westport washington--in late summer. can't wait!!

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  103. definitely would love the red apple one--i live on red apple road!! have a great day

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  104. i am now a follower--i know what you mean about comments--love them at my blog, too!!

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  105. I am a follower of your blog

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  106. I am a follower of Burgundy Buttons blog

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  107. I love OWLS so that my choice of pincushions

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  108. We hope to go to the Lost Colony play at Manteo NC before summer's end.

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  109. I added the giveaway on my blog
    www.jayteespatchworkplace.blogspot.com

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  110. I like the red apple one the best. I added your give-away to my side bar too!

    Happy Quilting.
    Stacey

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  111. Cute stuff...what a lovely giveaway...Khris

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  112. Hello from Frederick, Maryland. We are vacation in the fall when the weather is cooler. We have wonderful national parks in the area and the temps are great for camping. Ok, kiddos, get out your maps....we are near Washington Dc, Baltimore, Maryland, Gettysburg, PA , and Harpers Ferry, WvA. A history nuts dream come true to visit here and take day trips to the surronding areas.
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  113. We follow your blog even during the earthquake. Yep, more geography trivia for the kiddos. We had an earthquake two weeks-ish ago. No damage, just thought my stomach was growling.
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  114. We follow Burgundy Buttons blog. I love their "coming soon" jelly roll of the month program in their store. Like dessert of the month without all the calories!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  115. Love love the strawberry pincushion!!! It'll be great for those long winter quilting days when we dream of (yikes) warmer weather!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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