Friday, August 24, 2012

Back to School /Celebration Blog Hop with Give-Aways

****THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED****

Yep, I know it's a "Back to School" Blog Hop, but I prefer to call it a "Celebration Blog Hop" since I don't have any kids heading back to school. Quilting Gallery is hosting a Back to School Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways, and I thought it would be a perfect time to do my very first give-away since it's my birthday month AND I just celebrated five years of being cancer-free! Woot!!  

My giveaway will include FIVE items to celebrate my five years, NOT 48 items to celebrate my 48 years!  :D  I've been celebrating all month long - stopping by Starbucks A LOT, buying fabric, going on a mini vacation with my hubby, buying fabric, falling off a bike, buying fabric,  going shopping with friends, buying a Macbook Air. Oh wait.....I didn't get a Macbook Air....yet  ;) It sure would make blogging a lot easier, though....don't you think? 

Oh.....I should get back on track with this whole give-away deal, huh? 

My list of goodies includes: Pellon Fusible Fleece, an Easy Dresden Ruler by Darlene Zimmerman, Fons & Porter Triangle Trimmers, a spool of White Gutermann Thread (100% polyester), and a Half Yard of Hallmark Damask Ornaments 100% cotton fabric. I absolutely LOVE this fabric!  




Hopefully, these items will get you started on a fun little project!  All you need to do to be entered to win these lovely little gifts is to leave ONE comment letting me know that you're a follower of my blog.....that's it! It can't get much easier than that!! If you want, go ahead and let me know in that same comment how you like to celebrate special events or how you like to celebrate "back to school" time. 

The blog hop will start on Sunday (shortly after midnight Saturday) and will be open until September 3rd. My blog give-away is definitely open to all of my International Friends----sharing the love all over the world.  Be sure to go to the Quilting Gallery or just click on the cute little button in my sidebar to check out all the other participating blogs. Good luck!!

147 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! Have to agree the ornament fabric is neat.

    Mina

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  2. Follower but infrequent commenter~ congratulations on your five-year anniversary!

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  3. I am a new follower and I would love you forever if I won, I am so desperate to try Pellon fuseable fleece! I don't like the 'back-to-school' name - I am a teacher so it makes me go boooo hissssss!

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  4. I am a new follower :) Congrats on being cancer-free, I think you deserve that Macbook Air pronto LOL! I celebrate by going tp The Works, a burger joint in town :)

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  5. I'm a new follower! Congrats on being Cancer-free for FIVE YEARS. That is SO awesome!

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  6. I'm a new follower. It's a lot of work but I like how back-to-school forces me to get organized in the house.

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  7. I am a new follower in Google Reader. I have just Grandkids going back to school. Congrats on the Cancer free for 5 yrs!!!!!

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  8. I'm a new follower. Congratulations on being cancer free for five years! That is a great milestone. I like to celebrate with food, usually ice cream or a fancy dinner out (depending on the level of celebrating required:). This is a lovely giveaway package and I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog!

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  9. I'm a new follower! I love that ornament fabric!

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  10. WOW!!! Congratulations on both fronts! That's awesome!
    I'm a new follower and will be back to take a leisurely stroll through your blog.
    Thank you for the chance

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  11. Great prize pack. Congrats on the 5 years! I just passed 1 year myself.

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  12. Congrats and thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. No problem signing up to follow you....I like your blog. Happy Birthday and congratulations on 5 years cancer free...that is wonderful, wonderful news. I would put all those little goodies to use, especially the dresden plate template...I have been on the lookout for one of those for a while. Fingers are crossed.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  14. I'm a new follower! Congrats on being cancer free for 5 years. That's fantastic! Thanks for giveaway, and happy birthday as well :)

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  15. My Birthday month too! I am also cancer free, 7 years for me! I am a new follower. Fantastic giveaway.

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  16. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway. Congrats on your 5 year mark.

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  17. I'm a new follower too. Congratulations to your birthday as well as the 5 year of NED. I've celebrated 10 years earlier this year. Thanks for a great give away.

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  18. I am a new follower! I've been wanting those triangle trimmers. Hope this is a lucky entry!

    Congrats on your recovery and your birthday! Those are definitely worth celebrating!!

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  19. I am so glad to find your blog through the giveaway.
    Definitely a follower of yours now.
    What a lovely post and such a great reason to celebrate.
    I would love to win that fusible fleece. Its a rarity in the UK. I can never find it anywhere.

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  20. Parabéns por seu aniversário elouvores a Deus por sua cura.Sou seguidora nova GFC.Placa de dresden na minha cidade não tem,então ficarei na torcida.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  21. With love from Russia! I am a follower! Thank you!

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  22. New follower here :)
    Congrats on your 5-year victory!

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  23. I am a new follower! Huge congratulations on the 5 years and also for your birthday :)
    Great giveaway!

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  24. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance! I'm a follower! Have a Happy Day! :)

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  25.  Thank you for the chance to win such a great prize. I follow



     

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  26. I followed. Love the name of your blog! I do not celebrate back to school. My oldest is in first grade and I miss her so much during the day.

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  27. Thanks so much! I am looking foward to read more as a follower!

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  28. Wow congrats on being 5 years cancer free - that is such great news so I'm celebrating with you for sure!! I am now a follower and look forward to seeing what you sew and get up to (no more falling off that bike!!). Delicious fabric and great giveaway package :)

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  29. Can't believe it's been 5 years! Woo-hoo! :)

    You fell off a BIKE? OUCH! Been there, done that, and my career as an elbow model has been tragically ended as a result. ;)

    We celebrate back to school (grand-kids) with a nice dinner out at the eldest's favorite restaurant, "the enchiwada pwace". ;)

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  30. I'm a new follower. We go out to dinner to celebrate. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  31. I am now a happy follower. Thanks. I'm like you I celebrate my B'day all month long, but I was born in Feb. so I have the shortest month to have fun. LOL Woot Woot on your 5 years free of cancer. I hate that word cancer. You put together a great gift package.

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  32. I'm a new follower! Yahoo on your 5 years cancer free!!! We celebrate special events by a great meal either by going out to eat or preparing a special meal at home. Thanks for a chance to win this great giveaway! :)

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  33. I'm a new follower who thanks you for the opportunity to win your nice giveaway.

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  34. That is certainly a reason to celebrate. Congratulations. I think I would celebrate with a night out for dinner.

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  35. I'm a new follower. What a generous giveaway!

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  36. I'm a follower.. this looks like great fun. I celebrated back to school THIS year by going out and getting a new baby puppy to keep me company.. oooooh boy oh boy.. I must be nutz!

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  37. I'm newly following your blog. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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  38. Congratulations and thanks for a great giveaway!
    I'm a new follower!

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  39. I am a new follower. What a fun giveaway!

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  40. wow 5 years C free, Congrats and huge hugs to you x
    Lost my Father a few years ago to C, I know just how it can damage a family not just kill one person x
    I am a follower and when I get a reason to celebrate like you, fabric additions are my poison ;-)... think we will be needing a larger home soon x J x

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  41. Awesome to be c free. Congratulations! Your fabric is way cool

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  42. I'm a follower. I've always celebrated back to school by getting super organized, a tradition I'm sure I'll continue with my own children.

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  43. I am a new follower and want to congratulate you for being 5 years free!! Happy to celebrate this with you!! I work in the school setting so back to school is not something I jump for joy about... but I do love my job!!

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  44. I'm a new Follower! Happy, Happy Birthday! & Congratulations!!! on your Win over cancer...I am still in the fight, but almost home free! PATHOLOGY REPORT SAYS all gone!! AMEN!!!

    Thanks for chance to win your Awesome Give-a-way! :)

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  45. I am happy follower from Italy. hugs Alessandra

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  46. Happy birthmonth! And CONGRATULATIONS on the five years of being cancer-free!! :-) Definitely cause for much celebration!!

    To celebrate a special event in our family, we always have a big pot-luck type meal, and just enjoy visiting with one another. We are lucky in that all our family members live close by and so we can get together easily and often. :-)

    Oh, and I am a new follower-- thanks so much!

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  47. What a wonderfully generous giveaway! I am a happy new follower.

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  48. YAY!!! 5 years! I too celebrated my 5 year BC free back in July. Isn't it a great feeling? Congratulations!! Starbucks is always good, so is buying fabric ; ). Not so sure about falling off the bike, sure hope no damage was done! Thank you for the chance to win such great prizes!

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  49. Wow! I like to celebrate with a decadent dessert or a shopping trip.

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  50. New follower! Could really use the fleece and the thread right now..today! No kidding, what a great collection of give away goodness.
    Back to School for me means wandering in stores wondering why we didn't have all this cool stuff when I was a student.

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  51. First and formost! Congrats on your 5 years cancer free! May you have many, many more!
    Thanks for the giveaway goodies. I'm a new follower!

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  52. I'm a follower. I like to celebr ate with pancakes for breakfast!

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  53. G'Day from Australia! Thank you for including me in your giveaway. I am a new blog follower. I like to celebrate everything with chocolate!

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  54. Hello. I'm a new follower. Five years cancer free is BIG! Woo hoo for you! Oh, and Happy Birthday. I like to celebrate with a trip to Dunkin Donuts. I love their iced coffee.

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  55. Congratulations on your 5 years cancer free. I don't have any little ones going back to school but my daughter is a teacher so we still have a back to school tea. I am a new follower.

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  56. Congratulations on being 5 years cancer free. That is wonderful. I am a new follower. Great giveaway.

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  57. Congrats on five cancer-free years! I celebrate back to school by sniffling a bit as I drop them off, then going home and doing a happy dance. I'm such a bad mommy! Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

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  58. What a fabulous giveaway! I love each item, but that fabric is GORGEOUS! Seriously, GORGEOUS. I'm a new follower and looking forward to your great posts.

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  59. Wonderful, sure could use all those gifts. I follow you.
    I want to try that fusible Pellon, and dresden template. Thanks

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  60. I follow you via GFC as gibberish.
    Congrats on your 5 years - and your 48 too!
    bandkgram at hotmail dot ca

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  61. Congratulations on a wonderful milestone!! I'm a new follower :)

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  62. I'm a follower and I'd love to win. Thanks!

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  63. Oh wow! Pick me please!:) i just became a follower:)

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  64. Congrats on the 5 years! I'm a new follower, thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  65. I just signed up to follow you on Twitter. I love your blog. I work as a school secretary and I am looking forward to the school year. We like to celebrate anything with homemade a homemade cake.

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  66. I'm a new follower to your blog!

    I don't celebrate "back to school" so much as I dread it. I work for a University so when the students come back it's quite annoying (traffic and such).

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  67. CELEBRATE!!!!
    AWESOME news 5 years cancer free!!!
    I rejoice and give thanks that you are cancer free and may the cancer never return or threaten your health ever again!!

    sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  68. congratulations!
    and thanks for the giveaway!

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  69. Congratulations, that really is cause for celebration! Thanks for the great bundle as giveaway!

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  70. I am now a follower of your blog. Such a fun giveaway you have. I enjoyed scanning down through your blog and now have it marked as a favorite.

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  71. I am a follower, Love your blog name :-) , and a big WooHoo!! for 5 yrs cancer free

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  72. Congratulations to you on your 5 year anniversary. You really have a lot to celebrate!

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  73. I like to "celebrate" by picking up some new books. With the kiddo in school, I can actually get a little reading done! I am a follower!

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  74. I'm a follower! Great giveaway - thanks for the opportunity!!! That fabric is yummy! Congratulations on 5 years - that's super!!!!! I usually celebrate by adding fabric to my collection.

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  75. Congratulations on Year 5!!! Love the way you celebrate! I love celebrating special events with a special meal, always cooked by someone else:)

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  76. Congrats on 5 years cancer free!! What an amazing milestone! I'm a new follower and I'd love to win the giveaway - I'm so smitten with that Hallmark fabric. Thanks for the chance. OH! And to celebrate my 3 boys going back-to-school this year I am going to start a new quilt...more sewing time for me...yipee!!

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  77. Congratulations on five years cancer free ,that is awesome . I am anew follower ,thanks for the chance to win.

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  79. Congratulations on your Five Year free. The first 5-year free I celebrated was taking my friend to dinner, then we did a 10-year free dinner, then I moved and she is still free (20+years).
    I love to celebrate with a chocolate dessert, and a meal that someone else cooks.

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  80. Yippee and congratulations on 5 years........I am at 13 years cancer free....birthdays are great too bad they cause us to get older.... Thanks for the giveaway.

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  81. Congratulations on your 5 years posting! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your give-away. From northern Iowa . . . .

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  82. My birthday this month also! I'm a new follower.

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  83. I am a new follower. Congratulations being cancer-free for 5 years. Great giveaway. We usually celebrate by going out for a meal.

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  84. I'm a new follower. Congrats on your celebrating all your milestones, especially your five years cancer free. Carpe Deim!!!

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  86. I am a new follower. Happy Birthday and Congratulations on being cancer free for 5 years!!

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  87. That is great to have been doing this 5 years. I am at about 9 months quilting now. I am also now your 100th follower congrats for hitting the 100 mark.

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  88. I am new to your blog, but am now a follower, YEAH! How I celebrate School Starting....I Quilt!!

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  89. congrats on the anniversary!! That's awesome! I follow you in my google reader. We don't really celebrate back to school but I love Christmas and my favorite way to initiate the season is to go up into the mountains and cut down a Christmas tree! I love the ornament fabric!

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  90. I'm a new follower. Congratulations on your anniversary. My first granddaughter started kindergarten yesterday. I find that both exciting and little sad. It seems like only yesterday her mom was doing the same think, sigh. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  91. I'm a new follower! Congrats on being well for 5 years.

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  92. I'm a GFC follower as Szappanbubi

    porcukorborso at gmail dot com

    Thanks*

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  93. Great giveaway. I'm a follower. Thanks for the opportunity and good luck to all the particpants
    bonnielarson582gmail.com

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  94. I am a new follower and for Back to school we buy school supplies for the grand kids.

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  95. Hi, I am a new follower, I am so happy for you that you have been cancer free for 5 years ! Truly a blessing.
    I celebrate back to school by getting together with my bff and having a girl day , we sew, laugh and enjoy "our time " together.

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  96. new follower, dont have kids at home. But I love Fall, I hate all the school zones.

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  97. I am a follower! I celebrate special occasions with dinner or baking something special - for my birthday I made myself an apple pie ;)

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  98. And congratulations on being cancer free - what a blessing that is! And much deserving of celebration!

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  99. im a new follower, thanks for the chance and great news on the 5 years :)

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  100. Love your blog...am a happy follower. Congratulations on your birthday. Love the giveaway and thank you a chance to win.

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  101. I am your new GFC follower, and I'd like very much to win this prize!
    I am happy for your cancer free 5th birthday, please always remember to take your controls every year for the next 50 to come! okay? =)

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  102. I am a new follower via email. congrats on being cancer free, hopefully will be smooth sailong from here babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  103. Congratulations on being cancer free!!! And happy birthday too. Celebrate, Celebrate, Celebrate. You have much to be thankful for :)

    I'm a new follower.

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  104. too much bad news lately, it's good to hear some good news :) I am a new follower :)

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  105. I'm a new follower.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  106. Thanks for a chance to win.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  107. Congratulations on your five year anniversary and may there be many more. I'm following.

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  108. What a generous giveaway! To celebrate back to school, I take the five cherubs that I babysit to the beach for a fun-filled day of swimming, sand and a bbq! awolk at rogers dot com

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  109. I am a new follower. I was diagnosed last Sept. so far cancer free since Nov. Celebrating birthday and such is so different now, just simply spending time with the one's I love is what I want to do.

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  110. I am a follower and thanks for such a great giveaway and congrats on the 5 years! How wonderful!

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  111. Great giveaway - congratulations on all of your accomplishments. Sounds like you deserve the Macbook Air.....hope all your wishes come true!

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  112. Hi ! I'm a follower and I like celebrating special occasions with something nice to eat...

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  113. I'm a new follower! Congrats on your birthday and being cancer free too! OH, and I love your name! :)

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  114. WOW 1st Congrats on your 5 cancer free years.

    I'm a new follower and for me back to school was the lead for my favorite season ... FALL!!!

    Thank you for the chance to win that great package of goodies that you are offering for us. As a newbie I would love to learn how to use these great products.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  115. I'm a follower. Congrats on your 5 years. I'm an avid fundraiser for the ACS

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  116. I'm your newest follower. Thanks for the great giveaway and congrats on your 5 year anniversary. Awesome!

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  117. follower

    love celebrating special events with special meals

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  118. I'm new to quilting and would love to win the cute holiday fabric to make a simple project. I love back-to-school because it means fall is almost here and it's my favorite time of the year.

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  119. I sew bags for the Lydia Project(we provide bags for breast cancer patients). So happy you are doing well!! I love the fabric!!!
    Thanks

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  120. I have started following your blog and this year my kids are starting school so I am going to celebrate and do some crafty stuff!

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  121. Huge congratulations on your 5th birthday. I celebrated my 3rd birthday this summer (although not cancer related). I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  122. I'm your follower and for special events I just love love love cake (especially chocolate cake :))!

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  123. Good for you. My husband has had a tumor recoved from his throad; had part of his colon removed and has had 2 surgeries for his bladder. So far, so good. I found a cancer quilt on line called What Cancer Cannot Do Quilt Pattern and thinking about making the quilt for his birthday in November or maybe for Christmas. You are having a good birthday and you choose to give all of your followers a chance to win so many goodies. My gosh this is so nice of you to share so much. Thank you for joining in the Blog Hop.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  124. Congratulations on your five year anniversary! I'm a new follower!

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  125. Congrats on being cancer-free for five years! Hurray for you! And happy birthday, too.

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  126. A new follower! Congratulations on 5 years!!!

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  127. Congratulations and Happy Birthday!!
    I hope the macbook air arrives soon.I am a new follower. Thank you for the chance to win all those lovely goodies.

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  128. Happy Birthday and congrats on your 5 year milestone. Thanks for the opportunity to win that lovely fabric. I am a new follower.

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  129. Congratulations Lisa - I wish you all the very best

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  130. Hi, Lisa Lisa! :o) I finally made it to the L's! lol Many, many congrats to you on that five year milestone, and all the other stuff too. You know I would follow you anywhere! ;) You are right! That fabric is GORGEOUS. Love it. What a generous giveaway, thanks for the chance! xoxo

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  131. Congratulations on your 5yr anniv and also Happy Birthday. I'd love to be included in your giveaway.

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  132. I usually would celebrate back to school by welcoming my students :-). Now that I'm retired, looking forward to my husband starting school (he's also a teacher) so I can sit and just sew!!

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  133. Congratulations on being cancer free for 5 years!!!

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  134. Congratulations! I'm a new follower. I'm really enjoying all the new blogs I am discovering for the Blog Hop Party :)

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  135. I have been a follower for awhile now .fall means that school begins - I am a busy teacher in the fall getting to know my new students and getting back into the routine of school.
    Thanks for the chance to win your lovely giveaways.
    Regards from western Canada,
    Anna

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  136. How Kiknd thoughtful and wonderful to hear that you have been free from cancer for 5 years..what a wonderful thing to hear.

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  137. New follower, and congrats on being cancer free for 5 yrs! Awesome milestone.

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  138. Congratulations on everything! Cancer free for 5 yrs - yeah! And I am sure you should have a a mac air book ;) thank you for the giveaway!

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  139. I am a new follower. Congrats on your anniversary!

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  140. new follower thanks! I love back to school, because it means silence in my house!

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  141. i am a follower...thanks for the opportunity!

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  142. i am now a follower. debbie73521@yahoo.com

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