Friday, January 24, 2014

GROW YOUR BLOG and a GIVEAWAY!

This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you for stopping by!


Hello everyone!  
My name is Kathy and I am sew pleased to meet you.  
If you have been hanging out with me...thank you!
If you are new to my blog, I hope you will poke around and see what I'm all about.

Along with kwilting, you will find fun and easy tutorials, 
gardening pics, and whatever else
that  races from my mind to my fingertips!

Kwilty Pleasures was born in the Fall of 2011 due to 3 things. 
I love kwilting, writing and technology!

Two years later, I have not run out of things to blog about!

A Kwilty Pleasure, by my definition,
 is anything fabric or fiber in the 
kwilting world that puts a smile on your face 
and fills your creative soul with pleasure. 

Enuf talk...let me show you some of my work.

MODERN KWILTS

BABY KWILTS
 MORE BABY KWILTS



BAGS & TOTES


GHASTLIES!!!


KWILTS FROM MY "TRADITIONAL ERA"
which began some 20 years ago!
1. Aussie prints - My Boomerang Won't Come Back  2. Amy Butler-Turning 20 pattern 3. Mystery Kwilt
4. Friendship Signature Kwilt 5. Strips and Curves  6. Pumpkins Gone Wild-Layer Cake Desgin
7. Holiday Bargello  8. Halloween Twister 9. Turning Twenty design in batiks

click here to read my sewing space post. 


 PROUD MEMBER of


 VOLUNTEER at
The James Stitching Sisters 
making kwilts for cancer patients

Thanks to SewCalGal who sent me lots of pink ribbon blocks
I made this kwilt but there are more!
Click here to see a featured post about it over at SewCalGal!


I also love to Garden 
Come take a stroll with me...

OHIO STATE  BUCKEYES FAN
(College Football)

SOMETHING
people will be surprised to know about me...

Many, many "Egyptian Moons" ago 
belly dancing was my creative outlet.  
I danced for 15 years, taught it for 13 years.

Meet....Raheja, Middle Eastern Dancer
Yes that is a real sword and a Greek band playing music
at The Agean Supper Club, where I danced.
Agean Supper Club, 1978, Live Greek Music and Raheja performing a sword dance)

AND FINALLY MY GIVE AWAY!

Many thanks to Aurifil for sponsoring this giveaway
with a sampler of their yummy threads
  • Mako Cotton 12 wt, color 3770 (variagated)
  • Mako Cotton 50 wt, color 2888
  • Mako Cotton 28 wt, color 2830 
  • Wool 12 wt, color 8255

 


Giveaway is open to everyone.
You don't have to be a follower
but I'd be thrilled if you were!


Random draw on February 15!

Just leave me a comment and tell me
one thing people would be surprised to know about you!


Thanks to Vicky over at 2 Bags Full 
for coordinating this HUGE effort!


LINK BACK
TO THE BLOG LIST

beginning Sat. January 25th.


119 comments:

  1. People are always surprised to learn I am a beekeeper

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  2. I am def. a follower of yours,but nice to learn so much more about you. People wouldn't know that I grew up on a farm...and used to raise animals myself.

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  3. I've been a follower of your blog for some time and I love your modern quilts. Most people don't know that I worked for several years as a bank teller.

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  4. I've been following you for awhile now and this is an awesome hop to learn more about you!! Some people would be surprised to know that I have a University degree!

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  5. I am a follower and I was trained as a classical pianist.

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  6. I am a follower, I like to collect rocks

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  7. Kathy, I have been following you for quite awhile! I enjoy your blog. You are very talented and inspiring! Actually, I find that people are surprised that I quilt! Thanks for the giveaway offer!

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  8. I think people would be surprised to know that I don't like talking on the phone...since that is what I do all day for work.

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  9. Vielen Dank für die schöne Verlosung. Ich mag deinen Blog sehr und schaue immer wieder gerne bei dir vorbei.

    Manche Menschen wären erstaunt darüber wenn sie wüssten wie ängstlich ich eigentlich bin.

    Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland
    Marion

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  10. I played guitar and sang in my preteen years to small groups.
    Now I am very uncomfortable getting up in front of my guild !

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  11. Most people don't know that I play video games. (i'm a follower)

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  12. I have been following for about a year now. Most people don't know that I married my husband after knowing each other only 6 months. We are now married 36 years.

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  13. I love following you and you always inspire me! I dabble in genealogy.

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  14. I started following your inspiring blog during one of Madam Samm's blog hops. Thanks for all the inspiration! People are sometimes surprised to learn that both my parents and four cats and two dogs live with my husband and me.

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  15. When I am working on my family history...I love to check out old cemeteries and photograph the headstones of our kin. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  16. so many wonderful things you have created and your garden looks a haven of peacefulness

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  17. I've been a follower for a long time! Love your work! Thanks for the giveaway. I'm having one too. This hop is lots. Of fun! Cheery wave! Bev

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  18. I am a happy follower :) Your kwilts are super and I adore all of your bags - wow!!! Me? I can read upside down (the book's upside down, not me!!).

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  19. Love all of your projects and always enjoy visiting your blog! I'm an organized pack rat... collecting just about everything.

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  20. Hi, I'm Linda aka Crafty Gardener and I'm one of the volunteer helpers of the Grow Your Own Blog event.
    We're stopping by to see that links and comments work fine.
    Your site looks great and I hope you get lots of new visitors and followers.

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  21. I'd love to be entered into your give away for the threads. I love the quilts and bags that you create.

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  22. Kathy, I'm already a follower of your blog. =)

    One thing people would be surprised to know about me... I have a black belt in karate.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  23. I am an open book. I think everyone knows everything about me. Love your quilts. Thanks for the give away.

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  24. You have really made a lot of great quilts, and I loved the bags, I am a making bag - lover! But something people don't know about me? My secret must be that I like to play booble games on the computer ;)

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  25. Hi Kathy
    Most people would be surprised to know that I can trace my family history back to the English throne!!

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  26. Hi Kathy,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is nice to meet you. You are very talented! I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

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  27. I like fantasy books. Been following for awhile.
    24Tangent@gmail.com

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  28. Hi Kathy - one thing people would be surprised to know about me is that I lived north of 60 for many years. I've slept in teepees and eaten caribou stew on the marge of Lake Labarge! Thank you for the chance to win some beautiful Aurifil threads. I've been itching to try them out so I've got my fingers and toes crossed!
    Karen H
    http://faeriesandfibres.blogspot.ca/

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  29. You do excellent work. One thing about me . . . I became an aunt when I was 22 months old. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this. You know how much I love Aurifil and I so want to try their heaviest weights.

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  30. old follower, aways loved your blog

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  31. pramuditahandaristi @ gmail . com

    Hi! It's nice to have found your blog!
    I think people would be surprise that I really like math and physics!

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  32. I'm a follower and I love power tools which seems to surprise a lot of people

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  33. You are so talented! I love the vibrancy of your quilts! Thanks for stopping by!

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  34. I love following you to see what you are up to! Hope your enjoying the hop as much as I am,

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  35. like to bake

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  36. I'm an accountant but I tend to keep that well hidden and prefer to focus on quilting!

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  37. Love your blog! I am an open book although I do not look my age.

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  38. People are always surprised to hear I don't have a driver's license!

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  39. People are always surprised to learn I paint landscapes

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  40. I lost 60lbs a year ago, and have kept it off! Great post.

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  41. In December, I went to Vegas for the National Finals Rodeo. The fact that I am a rodeo fan took quite a few of my co-workers off-guard.

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  42. People are always surprised that I have the patience to cut out and sew together and then quilt a quilt. Thanks for the give away!

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  43. You are very productive!

    Something to know about me? That I know how to milk cows by hand..

    jachelno(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. People would be surprised that I am a Hospice volunteer. I don't tell many people.
    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  45. I was a state champion in track and went to college on a track scholarship. Since my husband still runs everyday it seems like that would be his story!

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  46. hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party. ( :
    elizardbreathspeaks@gmail.com

    one thing folks would be surprised to know about me : i am super shy unless you know me or i get to know you very well. just my nature.

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  47. Love all of your projects and I love to walk and I'll walk everywhere so some people are surprised that I have a driving license.

    Of course I do follow.

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  48. I am visiting from the party. people might be surprised that I love being a hermit in my home in the woods-If I never had to go and go food shopping that would be awesome-lol
    Kathy

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  49. People might be surprised to know that I saw the Beatles in concert. Thanks - I'm a follower.

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  50. Long time follower of your blog, I love your work. I quit school at 16 and began apprenticing with my Dad,
    I'm a goldsmith by trade.
    My fingers are crossed :)

    hugs

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  51. Well, my kids are always surprised to learn that I had a LBC - Life Before Children. Guess they just think I magically became a mom, lol! Nice to meet you in this promotion!

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  52. People would likely be surprised that I am a nurse in my past . I am a follower and your work is beautiful .

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  53. Hello,

    Nice to meet you.:)
    I would like to participate in your giveaway.
    petitearmoire2@gmail.com

    Greetings.

    Bernadett

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  54. People in the sewing and quilting world are surprised to know that I am a freshman in college!

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  55. People who don't know me are actually surprised to know that I am a quilter !! I am very amazed at all of your comments and what people have actually accomplished in their lives. Great going!!

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  56. Most people don't know that I have been teaching myself Latin and Italian. I took a break from this about seven years ago and recently started up again.

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  57. Most people dont know that I used Cloth diapers with my kids. My kids are 8 and 6 now, so not many people actually know about cloth diapers here in Valencia, Spain. Great giveaway! I sure need those threads! Thanks!

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  58. Hm. Lots of people are surprised when they find out I am a quilter, does that count? I guess it has to do with the fact that I'm in my twenties...
    People are also surprised when I tell them I've read the entire Wheel of Time series twice.

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  59. Hi - most people I know would be surprised to hear that my husband and I got married at Walt Disney World - not a huge wedding - just the two of us! Love your wonky log cabin Santa quilt - and thanks for the give away! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

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  60. I think most people would be surprised to learn that I have 2 cats! I was never a cat lover until 2 stray kittens came my way at different times.

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  61. I think people are always surprised that I have tow grown children! Which isn't a bad thing!

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  62. Love your quilts. lots of color! I am afraid that there is nothing about me that would be of interest to anyone that would be a "surprise" to know about me! I am so generic! But I love crafting and quilting! I am a Grow Your Blog follower from
    www.fabricandmemories.blogspot.com

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  63. I've been a follower for quite awhile now. People are always surprised to know we have seven Kiddo's...and six Grankiddo's & what my age really is...lol...nice huh? Tickles me to see the looks I get. ( & I do tell right age...soon to be 66)

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  64. I enjoy your blog and I like your modern quilts. Many people would be surprised to know I've been married for 63 years.

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  65. some who know me would be surprised to know that I love to eat fresh coffee grounds.

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  66. I have been a follower of yours for a while now - but it was lovely to learn a little more about you.
    People are always surprised when I tell them that I am a Curtain Maker by trade since I have worked in the Administration area for the past 15 years.

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  67. Here is 2 things I love Shakespeare and I am a crazy Ornithologist.

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  68. Gosh, I can't think of anything that people would be surprised about! However, I've been told that I have a very sexy phone voice and when people finally meet me they look surprised because I guess I don't look anything like I sound! LOL LOL I'm fluffy (fat), disabled with arthritis and can't even stand up straight so I'm sure that's a surprise! LOL LOL
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  69. I was a highly competitive sailor. My favorite types if racing were long distances (300 miles or more).

    Thanks!

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  70. Thanks for a great giveaway. Most people would be surprised to know that I went to the most famous and best university in England, I am cleverer than I look!

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  71. HI,that I'm a hoarder of just about everything!!! Thanks for sharing!

    cobaltt16@yahoo.com

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  72. I love your work!! People would be surprised to know that I have a Civil Engineering degree.

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  73. I used to teach country two step, polka and swing. I am a follower but didn't know you were a belly dancer. I've heard it is very good medicine for your insides.

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  74. people are always surprised when I tell them I am an RN at a childrens hospital emergency room.

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  75. I think the blogger world might be surprised to know that I worked at a wildlife park for 8 years--I was a volunteer zookeeper for most of that, animals included black bear, mountain lion, elk, deer, raccoon, fox, coyote, mexican grey wolves, javelinas (my favorite!), bobcats...I had a bitter departure/disagreement with the director, and don't really talk about it much. It was another life!

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  76. Most people don't know I have a form of synesthesia.

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  77. I love to sing (most people don't like to listen). aargh!

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  78. Most people don't know one of my first jobs was as a tire changer in a garage.

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  79. I used to deliver newspapers as a kid. Hated to do it but loved the money.

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  80. Nice blog. I´m a Formula One enthusiast

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  81. I love to bake bread! New bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender!

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  82. People are surprised I have a public-speaking phobia that really limits me sometimes. Thanks for sharing more about you!

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  83. Hi Kathy. I am already a follower of your blog and enjoy it very much. People are always surprised to see that I am much older than I sound. I still have a little girl's voice. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  84. Another new follower from the Grow Your Blog hop.

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  85. Hi Kathy! I'm a follower of your blog. Guess the one thing people might not know about me is that I'm a long time Doctor Who fan!

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  86. that I have a ukelele & autoharp i still enjoy playing!

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  87. that I have a ukelele & autoharp i still enjoy playing!

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  88. I think people would be suprised to learn I used to drive a race car.

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  89. That I used to play the violin and was a majorette!

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  90. I've been a follower for abit. Great quilts and love the Ghastlies! Something about me, I grew up on 40 acres in Alaska, a farm where I milked cows, collected eggs, slopped the pigs and all that goes with growing up on a farm. I also belonged to a small group that twirlled the baton and even marched in a few small town parades. Thanks for this walk down memory lane, hehe.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  91. Wowsers! What beautiful quilts! I especially love your wonky crosses!

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  92. Your quilts are beautiful! :) I am a newbie, having only finished one quilt so far. People would be surprised to know that I used to drive a school bus.
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  93. You sound like you have enjoyed your life in many different and fun ways. I'm pretty much an open book so everyone knows all!

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  94. Wow! Lovely! I've always wanted to belly dance; but, I just can't make my body move like that! I always admired those who could!

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  95. Enjoyed your blog post. I did some sewing for the movie"Witness".

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  96. Most people are surprised to know I quilt. And quilty people are surprised to know that I am a wildlife biologist.

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  97. People are always surprised (though I have no clue why) that I'm a jack of all trades, but master of none. I hold an MBA and have sat on corporate meetings with Fortune 500 presidents, but I can also quilt, craft and bake!

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  98. People are surprised to know I was born in Switzerland...and no, I don't ski! LOL.
    :o)

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  99. Pretty quilts. People are surprised to find out that I was a ballroom dance competitor in college. In a similar vein, people are often surprised that I'm old enough to have graduated college. A sentiment quickly followed by "you'll be happy for that someday." Thanks for the chance to win.

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  100. I got bit by a dog on my face when I was five. That's random, anyway, It's nice to meet you. :)

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  101. This is hard....hmmmm.....I have a skinny lady in me that wants OUT....giggle.

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  102. I am a Navy wife and mom of three girls!

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  103. I think people would be surprised to hear that i love cars, I love driving, my car is one of my pride and joys. It has to be clean and looked after. My children are not allowed to eat or drink in it, or near it. If they want to do that they have to go in daddy's car!

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  104. Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Very nice to meet you. Love your work. Thanks for sharing.

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  105. People are always surprised to find out that I sew,crochet and crochet. They even more surprised to find out that making garments for other people as a second source of income.

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  106. People are surprised that I love sports.

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  107. I like all things creative n thrifty and I found you from the GYB party.
    I don’t have a lot of blog time in for I just started blogging when I joined the blog party it was my New Year resolution. 600 entries and I am Reading my 404 blog and more to go. Whew a lot of good read and great giveaways too. My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/and contact info is ovr_brd@yahoo.com I believe inspiration comes from all facets of life even knowing the great people out there with wisdom and knowledge the do's and don'ts and even the wonders of life from a personal point of view. And loving the crafting networks.
    Oh thanks for letting me part of your giveaway.

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  109. Hmmm, nobody would guess I can play the trumpet and piano :)

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  110. Usually people are surprised that I went skydiving once at the beach! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  111. I'm a two-time childhood cancer survivor! And my optometry school roommate was also a belly dancer :) Nice to meet you!

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  112. I love your quilts - The photos of your garden are beautiful as well. And I do love belly dance - especially the jewellery. All in all your blog is a great place to visit - thanks for sharing.

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  113. That I don't really like beaches even though I go to beaches quite often. Lol

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  114. Wow you are one prolific quilter! People don't know I used to be a singer in a country band. Ages ago!!

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