Thursday, December 16, 2010

*CLOSED* falalalafabric giveaway: Indigo Icicles FQ Stack from Alewives!

UPDATED: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! THANKS EVERYONE FOR ENTERING!!!

Our winner is Megan who said: "I'm looking forward to going to NYC to my sister and her family for Christmas (and getting to see all the amazing lights in Manhattan)!"

Look for my email Megan! Congratulations!!!


Today you are the Luckiest of Readers because Alewives Fabrics is giving away a stack of TEN gorgeous fat quarters! WOOT! Keep reading for more details...

Last summer at Weekend Sewing in Vermont we had a wonderful cocktail hour with wine and cheese on the most lovely grassy knoll overlooking the mountains. Heather had set up the Orla Kiely teepee and everyone sat and talked and took in the view. I still remember meeting Rhea of Alewives Fabrics; she had her adorable fiance Oliver in tow and they had driven down from Maine to hang out for the evening. She was also wearing this amazing tunic she had made from the Anna Maria Horner Museum Tunic tutorial and that gorgeous paneled voile and I remember thinking it looked even better in person than it did online. In addition to having mad style and good taste in fabrics, Rhea is one of the nicest people you can imagine and I was lucky enough to sit across from them later at dinner and hear about the store and their wedding plans, although I'm pretty sure I mostly just yammered her ear off. Actually, come to think of it, Heather was sitting with us too and did quite a bit of yammering herself. It was great! So I'm especially pleased today to be able to introduce you to Rhea and Alewives Fabrics, her lovely fabric shop in Maine and on the web.



A BIT ABOUT ALEWIVES
Alewives Fabrics has been in business for 35 years, but for the past 6 years has been owned by Barbara Neeson and her daughter Rhea Butler. Barbara is a former high school art teacher and Rhea is a former graphic designer.  The fabrics in their shop reflect both their ages and attitudes! You can read more about the shop and its history here.

 

Alewive's website is filled with warm colors and lots of deliciously yummy pictures of fabric, it's sure to become a place you love to go and hang out and "practice filling your cart" like I do. In addition to fabric they carry patterns and books and yarns (Amy Butler yarns, YUM!) and a whole slew of other stuff, so it's sure to keep you occupied for a good long time. Here are some of my favorites at Alewives right now:


and my favorite Hope Valley print from Denyse Schmidt

GIVEAWAY DETAILS
So today Alewives Fabrics is pleased to be giving away an "Indigo Icicles" fat quarter set, which was pulled together specially for Made by Rae's readers!  The set contains 10 different fat quarters in cool shades of lavender, icy blue, royal purple, turquoise, and of course indigo blue.  The fabrics included in this bundle were designed by the likes of Amy Butler, William Morris, Denyse Schmidt, Anna Maria Horner and Liberty of London. All of the fat quarters are 100% cotton in quilting weight and would be perfect for any patchwork projects.  The giveaway includes shipping and can be shipped internationally. 


Here's another peek at the fabrics on the bolt:

Lovely! Thanks so much to Alewives for offering such a fantastic prize! I LOVE these icy blue colors, so perfect for winter. And doesn't Rhea have a knack for picking out the most fabulous combinations?

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY 
  • Please leave a comment on this post telling me what you're looking forward to right now. Something fun over Christmas break? An upcoming vacation? Seeing a special family member or friend? Tell me!
  • Include your email address so we can get ahold of you if you win.
  • One comment per person ONLY! If you forget to include your email, please DELETE your first comment and leave another one. Thanks!
This giveaway will be open until Saturday evening. Comments will be closed and a random number generator or toddler will be used to determine the winner. Winner will be contacted via email.


ALEWIVES EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS
Alewives will be having a Virtual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 19th.
Please check Rhea's blog for more details and to stay in the loop for other upcoming events!

Alewives Fabrics would like to offer all of Rae's readers 10% off their entire order (excluding shipping) through December 31st.  To receive the discount, please enter the code "madebyrae" into the promotional code field at checkout.  Please note: the discount will be adjusted manually by the staff here at the shop after we receive your order, so don't freak out if you don't see it right away. (Rae added the part about freaking out as she may or may not have experience in that department)

What are you waiting for? Click comments to enter this fabulous giveaway!

489 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to my mom getting out of the hospital by Christmas!
    knspears@gmail.com

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  2. I am looking forward to seeing my sister's face when I give her all this fantastic fabric that I won in a give-away!! ; )

    rachaelkconnor AT gmail DOT com

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  3. I am looking forward to school being out for 2 weeks and my hubs being off the same time! Hoorah! larmenti@bellsouth.net Happy Holidays!

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  4. Oh my! I'm looking forward to so much right now! My friend visiting from Guam! My husband hopefully having a great interview and getting a job (his Congressman got canned...so the whole office does too. :( ), and spending my winter break SEWING! :) Crossing my fingers: ahibbie at gmail dot com

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  5. I WAS looking forward to my niece being born at Christmas, but she surprised us and came 2 weeks early!! Now I'm looking forward to spending a relaxed Christmas here in town and our church program this weekend!

    thesoutherninstitute at yahoo dot com

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  6. I am looking forward to meeting my new nephew (due last Tuesday) if he ever decides to make an appearance!

    lucy_spot@hotmail.com

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  7. I'm looking forward to having more time to make clothes for my baby which is due in February.

    stashavalanche[at]gmail[dot]com

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  8. I'm looking forward to my kids coming home for Christmas and spending some time with them. The tree is decorated, my gifts have been sewn, now all I have to do is make cookies and look at fabric on the internet. Love your stuff Rae.

    maplespooner@gmail.com

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  9. I'm looking forward to finishing Christmas presents so that I have time to relax and let me brain settle before my first two quilting bees start in January. Thanks for another great giveaway!

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  10. I can't wait to go skiing some day during the holidays and these lovely fabrics make me think of heaps of snow outside, yipee!

    nezna.v(at)gmail.com

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  11. I would absolutely LOVE to win this, thank you (and thanks Alewives for shipping internationally)
    I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone open their home made presents from me this year. Especially my sister, who I've made a handbag from her favourite childhood pillowcase hehe, should be worth giggle!!

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  12. i'm just looking forward to being with family - we own a tax practice and tax season is coming upon us soon! i want to enjoy all the time i can with my husband...before i feel like a single mom for three months again! :)
    julie28richardson@hotmail.com

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  13. I'm looking forward to getting my final paper in this semester so that I can enjoy the little break I have...and only one more semester to go and I will finally graduate with my masters, hurray!

    kayecprince (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. I am looking forward to 10 days off and enjoying Christmas with our new granddaughter and wonderful kids. We are very blessed this season!

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  15. I am looking forward for all my family being together for Christmas. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  16. I am looking forward to my children being finished school tomorrow. Then we have 2 weeks of relaxing, playing,cooking, sewing, watching movies together(including one of my favourites-The Princess Bride) etc.
    gpglasgow1@gmail.com

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  17. I'm looking forward to making stollen and lebkuchen on Saturday! Yeah for baking! And a bigger yeah for eating! Thanks for the giveaway. That stack is gorgeous.
    Mjensenthackery at gmail dot com

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  18. I looking forward to playing board games with my family Christmas Eve and then going to Midnight Mass with the beautiful candles and carols. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

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  19. Lookingforward to using that discount code at Alewives! andersen DOT sally AT gmail DOT com

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  20. I'm looking forward to going to NYC to my sister and her family for Christmas (and getting to see all the amazing lights in Manhattan)!

    Megan
    mokruhlik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I'm looking forward to spending Christmas with my first grandchild and her parents. School vacation starts tomorrow and I'll be sewing up a storm for my Mia.

    martykilroy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. My husband has been working so hard getting his business up and running lately, so I'm looking forward to him taking some needed days off during Christmas and being able to relax and us all enjoying being together as a family!
    katierebecca(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. I am looking forward to finishing my handmade waldorf dolls to give to my nieces for Christmas!

    shanamb2@uwm.edu

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  24. I'm looking forward to all the family gathering the day after Christmas and our 5 day old grandniece's first Christmas! mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  25. I am looking forward to seeing everyone open their gifts that I made them, especially my younger sister. I made her a purple star quilt.

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  26. Well - being 9 months pregnant (still 17 days from our due date) it is pretty obvious what we are looking forward to here :) We are hoping Miss 3 makes her entrance in time to ring in the new year with us!


    emily(at)thudin(dot)com

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  27. I am looking forward to seeing my family and taking the kids on their first ski trip!!!
    benjiandkyla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. Beautiful bundle of colours!

    I'll be looking forward to some quiet time with the family, and like above my sons first christmas.

    h_collocott(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. I'm looking forward to a little post-holiday child-free wine country girls getaway! December is ridiculously busy and I had to go and throw another birthday into the mix - my youngest daughter has her first birthday two days before Christmas! So after all the birthday madness ends Christmas will just be starting...I'm tired already! Only a few more days...only a few more days...only a few more days :)

    xcwgrlupx[at]gmail[dot]com

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  30. I am looking forward to see my boys in the pj sets I made them for Christmas Eve! Seriously. :)
    MaleahBliss@msn.com

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  31. I'm not sure what I'm looking forward to more....seeing my family at Christmas or all the delicious food that we'll have!

    lscott02 at gmail dot com

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  32. definitely looking forward to my baby experiencing her very first Christmas!

    karen

    nerakcho at yahoo dot com

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  33. I am looking forward to tomorrow/Friday because I'm taking my step-dad shopping for my mom's present from him, which is always something big, so I still get to go shopping but someone else gets to spend the money! Plus he gets to spend some extra time with his grandkids :)
    sweetwatercloth at gmail dot com

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  34. Christmas! WOO HOO! :)

    Amanda
    amandaandandy@yahoo.com

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  35. I'm looking forward to finally getting a Christmas tree and seeing some of the loveliest friends I have! They are arriving on Monday!!!!

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  36. Hi, I'm looking forward to so much right now. In a week the house will for the first time be filled with both mine and my boyfriends family for the holidays, outside we got a beautiful Norwegian winter, with minus 5-20C and beautiful snow, so also looking forward to take a walk tomorrow after my last day of work before the holidays just to breath the fresh air and look at all the beautiful shades og white and blue and green in nature :) My email is stinelie(a)gmail.com

    Holiday greetings from Norway

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  37. I'm looking forward to spending christmas with my mother in law who lives at the otger side of brazil after many years, it will be very special as it's been 3 years since we went there last time as a family anf our son is 4,5 now, hopefully he'll be able to have some really qualitytime with his grandma! my email is mel_m78 at hotmail dot com

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  38. I'm looking forward to Christmas morning. I love the easy going time with just my hubby and daughter before we meet up with extended family and things get crazy. Fun, but crazy.

    bonniemichelle.7 at gmail dot com

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  39. I'm looking forward to my Son's first Christmas. He will be one month old on Christmas! It will be the first Christmas my older son understands (he is 2) and the first one his brother ever has!

    Jenn(at)thislittlepiggyslife(dot)com

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  40. What a beautiful bundle of fabric! I'm looking forward to taking my three month old daughter home to the UK (we live in NY) to meet her four month old cousin :)

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  41. I am looking forward to my outstation family members coming to stay with me for Christmas.

    Thank you for a great giveaway.

    sertyan@yahoo.com

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  42. I'm looking forward to Christmas with my husband, new baby boy and 2yr old daughter. How fun! virginiamae(at)gmail.com

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  43. finishing up as many pretty little gifts for my family and friends before i collapse on xmas! maxiepines at gmail dot com.

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  44. I am looking forward to new beginnings of the New Year to come.
    mukweto @ gmail.com

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  45. I'm looking forward to closing on our first home next week!

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  46. I'm looking forward to finishing my Christmas sewing so I can get back to my quilts!

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  47. I'm looking forward to being with family members we only get to see this time of year, watching my kids wake up on Christmas Morning and relaxing knowing all the hustle and bustle of Christmas is over.

    Amber
    maar04@comcast.net

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  48. I'm looking forward to watching the expression on my son's face when he realizes "Santa came", and also surprising my husband with a ski trip for his 40th birthday!
    nursetrig(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. I am excited about my son's first birthday on Christmas Eve and to watch him open all of his presents for the first time! :) Yay!

    little bird pics at gmail dot com.

    Thanks! :)

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  50. I'm looking forward to spending time with my husband's family over Christmas!

    mrstammys *at* hotmail *d0t* com

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  51. looking forward to telling family that we're having a baby!

    jv212703 (at) ohio (dot) edu

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  52. I'm looking forward to being off from work and having 10 whole days with my son and husband. I'm also looking forward to lots of good holiday food! Thanks for offering the giveaway.

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  53. I'm a teacher so I'm looking forward to winter break! Three school days left.

    Rebe476@yahoo.com

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  54. Can't wait to see family open the handmade gifts this year. Several of your lovely bags are gifts:) Love the choices in the fabric bundle giveaway!
    Lynn
    heykathylynn(at)netzero(dot)com

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  55. I'm looking forward to having my entire family together for the first time in seventeen years. All of us! TOGETHER!

    amyorizzo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. my plans include over indulging with my family and my inlaws and then packing up and driving to florida for some warm weather (hopefully!) and recharge before the new year.
    merry christmas!
    girlphriend (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  57. I'm looking forward to getting a new sewing table and redoing my sewing room over Christmas break!

    hallinquotes (at) gmail (dot) com

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  58. my brother and girlfriend just had a baby. can't wait to celebrate baby's first christmas and take lots of pictures!
    jennifer.e.chung@gmail.com

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  59. My husband and I live away from our families. We are so looking forward to flying in on christmas day and seeing all of our loved ones!

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  60. I'm looking foward to seeing my 2 gorgeous girls faces light up on Christmas morning - elder one when she sees her bike, and younger one when she sees how much paper there will be for her to play with! And also hopefully her little bike lol... And then I'm looking forward to going up the coast to spend a week with my dad and step-mum, who haven't seen the kids for almost a year... and I'm looking forward to relaxing at the beach!!
    blondelizzard(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  61. Looking forward to news from my mom's doctor telling me her cancer is gone and she's in good health!

    sherbear3321(at)comcast(dot)net

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  62. I am looking forward to not having to drive kids to and from school for 2 weeks...maybe I can knock out some of the mending on my table when I have more than 45-minute blocks of time and kids who entertain each other instead of depending on me!
    monique@thefrugalfarm.com

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  63. Christmas break starts at 3pm tomorrow!

    elizabeth.aravena at gmail dot com

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  64. I am looking forward to hubby getting home after 4 days away with work - a newborn and 2 dogs is way to much for me to handle by myself!!!

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  65. I'm looking forward to a pot luck dinner with friends tomorrow night.

    hmtuuta@slingshot.co.nz

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  66. I am looking forward to going to my in-laws house! Crazy I know! Their house is just a retreat for me - my MIL helps a ton with the kids, I don't have to think about cleaning or cooking and we just have fun! Can't wait!

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  67. we're moving out of state in a few days & will be in transit during christmas, so i'm most looking forward to the first night in our new home!

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  68. Those are some of my favorite colors! I was definitely drooling over the fabric in their children's section. I am looking forward to baking more cookies with my son and the joy of present assembly in secret on Christmas eve. I know my kids will love their presents, but what were we thinking to get things requiring so much time to put together!

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  69. Alewives is such a great shop! I'm really looking forward to the weekend. I have a cold and I'm ready to spend some time wrapped up in a blanket with a bowl of soup. (Not that that's likely to happen this weekend, but I can dream.)

    alisharusher at gmail

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  70. Definitely seeing my mum for xmas, not long now!

    lynstratton@gmail.com

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  71. I'd like to say something profound, but honestly, I'm looking forward to the box of chocolates my friend is bringing me tomorrow. Creams! Caramels! All mine!

    Oh, and all the wonder and glory of Christmas, of course. :)

    bennetthp(at)gmail(dot)dom

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  72. Wow, what a great shop!!That fat quarter bundle is awesome!I really, really am dreaming about winning this one. I could see the greatest quilt made out of those.
    I am looking forward to getting my Christmas gifts finished and wrapped. After that, I am looking forward to seeing the looks on the faces of the recipients when they get a quilt made with love.=)
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    explabgirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  73. What an awesome giveaway! I can't wait for my parents to come visit for Christmas. Christmas is so much more with family around!
    geobrimtall at yahoo dot com

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  74. I am looking forward to family game and puzzle time with no place else to be.

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  75. I'm looking forward to seeing the look on my daughter's face when she opens her presents.

    sewmemine@comcast.net

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  76. Wow, these are really gorgeous! I am looking forward to a Thailand holiday with my family in January

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  77. I am looking forward to moving into our new house we are buying. We are suppose to close any day now. It will be a great start of the new yr!
    cherryblsm425@aol.com

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  78. I'm looking forward to time off, friends and family, and crafting.

    aesprouse(at)gmail(dot)com

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  79. i am looking forward to visiting my Father, Mother & Sisters down in South Carolina - with my 6 children - but especially with my new baby son - Nathan Levi. I live in VA & havent seen them since March because of the precarious pregnancy.
    Thanks for the chance to win gorgeous fabrics. If I dont win I have decided to order some because they are beautiful & I want to start a better fabric collection & quilting more.

    Wendy
    sims4god(at)cox(dot)net

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  80. I definitely looking forward to relaxing and hanging out with family next week. rothyx at gmail dot com

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  81. I'm looking forward to having all the kids home from school and doing some crafts, baking, playing games etc...
    csvandyk(at)gmail(dot)com

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  82. I'm looking forward to my two sweet kiddos enjoying Christmas. They are getting older (2 and 3) so they are able to understand it more :)

    ereaper01 @ gmail.com

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  83. i am looking most forward to spending time with my two boys over the vacation. and chinese dinner on christmas day!!! neeleymartin(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  84. I'm looking forward to planning our vacations for next year and enjoying giftmas with my preschooler.

    Indigo Icicles?? -- c'mon, pick meeeeeeeeeee!

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  85. I'm looking forward to driving across the country (coast to coast) in January with my middle daughter and my dad to take her to school. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  86. I'm looking forward to meeting my newest niece in a couple days and catching up with family we haven't seen in a long time!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  87. I'm looking forward to Christmas morning and seeing my two year old rip up his presents. I anticipate a huge smile that morning.
    caraschnoor at gmail. com

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  88. I am looking forward to seeing what will happen with this certain cute guy that I have been getting to know :)

    juliecf27 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  89. Looking forward to my shopping day on Monday! camiandavis at gmail dot com

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  90. I work at a school so I am looking forward to two weeks of Christmas vacation that will be spent at home with my two daughters and husband who will also be home with us. Oh, and working on many sewing projects.

    abenismith@yahoo.com

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  91. Looking forward to another batch of Peppermint bark (this time to actually share though)

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  92. I'm looking forward to my brother and sister in law coming to visit on Sunday!!!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  93. I'm looking forward to a visit from my baby sister!

    amyveggie@yahoo.com

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  94. Ha ha, I am looking forward to bed tonight!! My 2 yr old was up an hour later than usual, oh the holidays!! Momma's tired :)
    bethmunns@yahoo.com

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  95. I'm looking forward to simple evenings enjoying family and friends (and lots of desserts!)

    threepumpkinslittle@gmail.com

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  96. Cooler weather! While some people might be envious of our average high of about 70 degrees lately here in South Texas, it certainly does not feel very Christmas-ish! And how I would love it to feel more like Christmas for our daughter's first one!

    rkrigsby@gmail.com

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  97. I'm looking forward to my daughter's Christmas program at church. She can sing over everyone. It's a hoot.
    tjberggren@q.com

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  98. I am looking forwards to getting settled in to our new place. We just need to finish getting organized then I can settle in my sewing table !

    brigitte.pilon.brunet at gmail.com

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  99. Looking forward to our son's wedding tomorrow(Dec. 18th) then having all the family together on Christmas Day.

    kathbritt@bigpond.com

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  100. I'm looking forward til tomorrow when my husband gets off work for holidays and we get to spend time together with our two girls, ages 3.5 and almost 2. (I need some company and some help!) =) Thanks!
    Heather dot Luchkow at gmail.com

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  101. My husband and I are going to see our daughter and her family the first week of January. They live in Georgia, her husband is in the army and safely back from his 5th deployment, and we live in Missouri, so we don't get to see them too often. Anyway, very excited for our trip!!! I have been sewing a lot of clothes for the grandbabies:)

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  102. I'm looking forward to a real family vacation in January! cailamurphy (at) me (d0t) com

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  103. First of all, thanks for the great giveaway. My husband and I are looking forward to a big holiday where we are reuniting with his siblings halfway around the world from us. I hope I can get through Christmas holidays without doing something stupid like forgetting to thaw out the turkey, etc.
    jmclean at mts dot net

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  104. I'm looking forward to my first quiltbee this morning and to spend a week with family and friends during this Christmas season.

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  105. I'm looking forward to solstice. It is dark here in winter and right now it is the darkest of the year - so that the light starts seeping back and spring coming - is my favorite time of year and what I am looking forward to!

    Hugs from Kirsten in Norway!

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  106. Such beautiful fabrics!
    I'm looking forward to going fabric shopping with my mom and my aunt at Stone Mountain and Daughter in Berkley over Christmas! I don't have any fabric stores where I live, so I always stock up when I visit my family.
    kara.ohlinger@gmail.com

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  107. I'm looking forward to spending time with my nieces over the xmas holiday. We live so far apart so we don't see eachother very often, so this will be great.

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  108. I'm looking forward to our mini family reunion after Christmas. I haven't seen my sister and her family in almost 5 years.
    julie at ohbabyredding dot com

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  109. Tomorrow I am having a Christmas tea with my closest friends. So looking forward to it;)
    jmierandco (at) gmail (dot) com

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  110. I am looking forward to preparing for Christmas (and sewing) which I did not have time for because of school, to having some free time finally (and husband as well!), to skiing, to finally moving appartments in January, to best fried having their first baby (she will have my name!)...that is it for now I guess8)
    Lenka lienocka.s@gmail.com

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  111. Christmas, of course. But more than Christmas? Vacation in January to Florida! We're going to Disney and Universal and I'm the biggest Harry Potter geek so I'm uber excited!!
    saraleavitt@hotmail.com

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  112. Right now I'd like to just get some sleep like more then e few hrs.All my gifts are complete...so why the stress? I'm sure a new project will fix me right up...(marysewwhat@yahoo.com)

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  113. I'm looking forward to loosing some weight!
    I'm going to TRY to be a good girl and keep to my healthy eating plan as I'm determined to loose the weight I seem to have accumulated over the last 11 years (marriage, moving to a new continent, two babies...)
    x candice x
    mailmoomi(at)gmail(dot)com

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  114. I'm looking forward to another great day by the beach :)

    shasrine(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  115. I'm looking forward to starting some new family traditions for my daughter's first Christmas.

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  116. Right now, my husband is on his way back from Afghanistan because of a death in the family. Its a crappy situation but I am so excited to see him on Saturday!

    mercer.hilary@gmail.com

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  117. Going sliding with my girls :)

    momtokx2@gmail.com

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  118. I'm looking forward to giving out the gifts I've been making, then replenishing my stash and making some clothes for me!

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  119. I am totally looking forward to family and Christmas, I am also looking forward to some down time after to get some sewing done!!

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  120. I am looking forward to my nephew coming to stay with us for 2 weeks over Christmas...we have so many fun Christmas plans with him & my neices...its like being a kid again!

    ksimm@maine.rr.com

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  121. I am looking forward to spending time with my family.

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  122. I'm SO and i really do mean so exited to be spending my first christmas of many to come with my 4 month old baby daughter :) I love the fact that she's so special to me and i can bring so much happiness to her and will be able to buy she really special things that she hopefully treasure for a longtime to come.
    liliofthevalley91@gmail.com

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  123. Looking forward to spending time with family at Christmas!
    tanya_coffey@yahoo.com

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  124. Awesome! That is a great looking FQ bundle. Rhea does a great job picking out matching bundles of fat quarters. If anyone is ever in Maine, you need to stop at Alewives. It's an amazing shop! I am very much looking forward to my inlaws arriving for the holidays on Monday. We love to have Grandma and Grandpa visit!!

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  125. I am looking forward to next week...a week of baking and sewing and spending time with family. clotheslinechronicles@gmail.com

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  126. We're spending over a week with family which is a real treat for us since we don't have family nearby. I also get to have dinner with my best friend!

    jmsvwoodsgr@att.net

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  127. This is the first Christmas the kids will have family other than mum and dad to celebrate with. Oohhh and perhaps a little babysitting while they're here if we are lucky.

    leannethamilton@bigpond.com

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  129. I am looking forward to spending quality time with my hubby and children, perhaps even a little bit of rest and relaxation. Definately some sewing to be explored. Thanks, Toni

    tmdumas(at)bigpond(dot)net(dot)au

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  130. I ' m looking forward to some quiet time where I can sew in peace. Hope Santa can drop them into my Xmas sock :). Tks for the giveaway

    j_yeong@yahoo.com

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  131. What gorgeous fabrics!

    I am looking forward to our first Christmas with a baby! Our girl will be 4 months exactly on Christmas Eve, and we've come to Europe so we can spend her first Christmas with my parents (also the first time they saw their grandchild in person!)

    miet DOT vanderheyden AT gmail DOT com

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  132. My kids opening their presents. Also getting over this awful cold I have.
    shelleeyounkin@yahoo.com

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  133. I am looking forward to Christmas day to spend it with all the family together. It's not the gifts but the family.

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  134. I'm looking forward to a simple small Christmas... The first in our very own home:) and I'm looking forward to my boys opening gifts... Oh I love seeing the joy in their faces!
    krystalschriner@hotmail.com

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  135. I am looking forward to my daughter dancing around in her fairie wings on Christmas morning

    aeomacha at gmail.com

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  136. To the excitement of my kiddos when they see their cousins for Christmas and opening their gifts. What wonderful chaos!
    lwtjmom at att dot net

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  137. I lost my mom to breast cancer in August, so the holidays are a little more bitter-sweet this year. Although, I am blessed with 3 adorable children and another one coming in March. :) My daughter is the oldest and I decided to make her a quilt for her twin size bed...I have been slowly collecting fabrics that I like in...you guessed it - purples, blues and grays! So this would be an great addition to help me get started. So I am definitely looking forward to making it for her, completing it and seeing it in her room. :)
    Thanks.
    christinejohnson77@gmail.com

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  138. I'm looking ofrward to spending some time over christmas with my sister,whos here to visit!

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  139. I am looking forward to having my grandchildren here for Christmas! It will go by too fast though!

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  140. I think I need a good old nap right about now. I have three weeks off from work and I intend to perfect the art of napping.

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  141. I am looking forward to some time off to do some sewing!! ....and some time off to see family ;-) which means, I probably won't have as much time to sew. I love the fabric giveaways! I plan on checking out their shop. I love these color combinations....I would especially LOVE to win this one!

    becwesten@gmail.com

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  142. I'm looking forward to my daughters reaction to her gifts on Christmas morning.
    jaayimee@yahoo.com

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  143. We have been visiting family for awhile and I am eager and looking forward to getting back home so that I can sew Christmas PJ's and just enjoy my own house!
    leah_ayers at hotmail.com

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  144. Looking forward to celebrating my son's first christmas (he's 6 month old).

    Jess (kehjlm@comcast.net)

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  145. Wow, that shop looks amazing! I am looking forward to the next week and a half off work to organise my house, life, children, etc for a fresh start in the new year. And sewing, time to actually sit down and really involved in a new project!
    Sara.May78@yahoo.co.uk

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  146. Oooh! I'm looking forward to making pinecone elves and cranberry muffins with my daughter. I'm on VACATION!!!

    brenan9612@comcast.net

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  147. I'm really looking forward to seeing my family for Christmas this year. We weren't able to visit last year during the holidays, so this year will be twice as special! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    melissa (at) melissamcallister (dot) com

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  148. i'm looking forward to some significant snow. come on, denver!!!

    kandyce (dot) pinckney (at) gmail (dot) com

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  149. I'm looking forward to watching my almost 3 year old truly enjoy Christmas this year. She is really getting into the spirit for the first time and I love watching her enjoy it! I'm also looking forward to my special surprise from my husband, which I hope is sewing related!!! Merry Christmas!
    chellflaugh@gmail.com

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  150. I am looking forward to getting and decorating our Christmas tree this weekend. My daughter will turn 2 on New Year's Eve and I am so looking forward to watching her enjoy the decorations and lights this year! Happy Christmas to you!

    jyjach(at)gmail(dot)com

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  151. I'm looking forward to having two days off in a row (I've been working six days a week for a couple of months now).

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  152. I'm looking forward to hanging out with my 7-y.o. daughter for 2 weeks. We'll go ice skating and to a few museums and, of course, we'll see The Nutcracker ballet. Love this combination of fabrics. I'm so bad at putting fabrics together unless they're from the same collection--it's nice to have somebody do it for me, and give them away to boot!

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  153. I am looking forward to seeing the reaction on people's faces when they get some homemade presents. I made those wonderful laminate bags from the free pattern from Alewives! They are a great universal bag and I am sure the receivers are going to love them!

    Lindseyjewett (at)gmail.com

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  154. count me in!

    rose.postma@yahoo.com

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  155. I can't wait for my children's faces, especially the two year old, it's still so new for him.

    ceinwyn13@hotmail.com

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  156. I am looking forward to having some back-up in town so I can finally get a haircut! Hurrah for Nanas and Papas!
    angela.l.cataldo@gmail.com

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  157. I'm a teacher and am really looking forward to time off with my kids. I've been teaching my daughter to sew and am thinking about some projects we can do together. I'm also hoping to finish machine quilting a quilt top that we've been using even though it's not fully quilted and isn't bound!

    awamom at yahoo dot com

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  158. Yay! I'm a huge fan of Alewives!

    I'm looking forward to the look on my husband's face on Xmas morning when he gets his very own quilt--and realizes he's not the shoemaker's child anymore!

    meg_norrell(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  159. I am looking forward to the week between Christmas and New Years. Sleeping in and sewing. Hmmm too bad I can't sew in my sleep!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  160. I'm looking forward to a sunny vacation in January!

    sandhya (dot) parkash (at) gmail (dot)(com)

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  161. I will be excited to get my daughter home from U of M she just had major surgery. I am missing my other 5 kids soooo much.

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  162. I am looking forward to Mexican dinner for Christmas Eve at my sister-in-laws house. She is an amazing cook!
    Thanks for the fantastic give-a-way.
    asclay@aol.com

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  163. My big sister is having twin girls & I get to drive to NC to see them next week! & Spend Christmas with my family! :)

    wehrlybirdy@yahoo.com

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  164. I am looking forward to warmer weather! I'm a southern girl for a reason! Merry Christmas!
    grovesabk at comcast dot net

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  165. Looking forward to all the family time!

    katherinepettrey(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  166. I'm looking forward to my baby's first Christmas!

    pamela.pilon@ gmail.com

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  167. I wish we had an upcoming vacation. No, my husband works in dairy so he will be working working working. He does however have Christmas day off, so we can go to church together!

    deannawierenga at yahoo dot ca

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  168. I am looking forward to SNOW! We are located in Florida and we are on our way to Michigan for Christmas. My kids can't wait to play in the cold wet snow. Michele(at)novecosky(dot)ca

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  169. Definitely looking forward to a quiet, long weekend.

    taliastravelblog (at) gmail.

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  170. I'm looking forward to watching my son play basketball tomorrow - he's a sophomore on the varsity team! I am so proud. Also looking forward to getting all of my Christmas sewing done. Whew!

    cannons@gmavt.net

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  171. i can't wait for chirstmas morning...my husband gets more excited than the kids do!!

    sing4me3@hotmail.com

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  172. great giveaway - I love the colours! Thanks for the chance

    mouellette80(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  173. I am looking forward to seeing my family for Christmas!!! Just hope we can survive the plane ride!

    krissa.bloom@gmail.com

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  174. We are looking forward to a nice break from school. We are taking some time to relax and enjoy our family. This is a wonderful time of year. bennekal (at) msn (dot) com

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  175. Total fabric gorgeousness! I'm looking forward to the week between Christmas and New Years, when we go up to the cottage to get some R&R and enjoy the QUIET!! Thanks for the chance to win.
    susanne(dot)ruder(at)gmail(dot)com

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  176. i'm looking forward to finally getting around to making some purple corduroy trousers, and finishing my first quilt! and hopefullt starting another (: i love this fabric it would be perfect for a wintery quilt!

    koolkatbubble@hotmail.com

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  177. What I'm looking forward to? I love when everything is finished... and I take my kitty cat and go to my mom and dad's and get to do nothing except look at the Christmas tree, eat, play games and enjoy spending the holiday time with my family.

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  178. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous fabric. Can you tell I like it? I'm looking forward to seeing my mom at Christmas this year. quiltingbarbie30(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  179. I'm looking forward to a week away with family!
    jessij3@hotmail.com

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  181. I'm looking forward to seeing my parents! It's been too long!
    rashooray(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  182. I'm looking forward to having 11 days off for the holidays and spending it with my hubby. I'm looking forward to my sisters and their fams coming up for Christmas. And I'm looking forward to getting my new sewing machine for Christmas!

    ktbbc01 at aol dot com

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  183. I'm looking forward to spending time with my oldest friend in her new house! And, to be truly honest, trying out her new Viking - a big step up from my home machine - that's Christmas-y, right?

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  184. Looking forward to finishing Christmas shopping this weekend with my husband!

    klineca AT gmail DOT com

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  186. What a terrific fabric combo! Right now I'm looking forward to baking cookies with my best friend from high school -- tomorrow is our 17th annual Christmas cookie party!
    margaretgracemills at gmail dot com!

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  187. I'm looking forward to my daughters 2nd birthday party tomorrow!
    pbjmama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  188. I am looking forward to New Years Day, my favorite of all holidays. Why? Because I get to sit and do nothing. There are no expectations for that day and nothing is open so you can't go anywhere even if you want to. I love just hanging out and watching my kids play with their Christmas loot and I can maybe sneak in a little sewing or embroidery. Love.

    greenbagladyteresa (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

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  189. what a great giveaway!!!ooohhh yeee!!!
    I am looking forward to 2011. new year, new job, and maybe some peace for our area...

    ronakapu@gmail.com

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  190. I'm excited for Christmas day with my husband and daughter, and then New Year's of course!

    meglutenfree at gmail dot com

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  191. I'm looking forward to my daughter and I opening adn putting to user her FIRST real sewing machine!!! Christmas always makes me feel like a kid again.. adnthis is going to be AWSOME THIS YEAR!!!

    hurd_crystal_l@yahoo.com

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  192. I'm looking forward to celebrating my daughter's first Christmas.

    tricotin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  193. I'm looking forward to seeing my son and daughter-in-law for Christmas!

    sandyandcosmo(at)yahoo(dot)con

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  194. I'm looking forward to being able to choose wether we go away at the last minute, no attachments like work ect.
    PLease contact me via my blog if I win.

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  195. I am looking forward to my man coming home for Christmas and New Years from the army!!!

    jen.rundle(at)gmail(dot)com

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  196. I'm looking forward to getting together with ALL of my kids for Christmas! (We tried to do this a few days ago, but a HUGE winter storm in s.w. Ontario kept DD#2 and her hubby from reaching us). With 2 kids working in retail, finding a day that works for everyone is pretty tough - unless we want to open Christmas gifts in February!

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  197. HI,
    I'm looking forward to having more time to make clothes for my grandouthers which I love so much.

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  198. I am so excited that starting today...no school for 2 weeks!
    bdavi295(at)gmail(dot)com

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  199. Among the obvious (Christmas related things), I am looking forward to completing a dress for a friend's little girl. They are so pumped up about it and I can't wait to deliver the finished product. :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    prncessd@yahoo.com

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  200. As I get to spend very little time doing the crafts I dream about all year, I would like to spend my holiday time crafting with my daughters. I dream in bright fabrics, embroideries, homemade baked cakes and pies, beautiful buttons, haberdashery, seed beads, crochet flowers, and patchwork. This is how I would spend the holidays with my girls.

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