Tuesday, 26 May 2009

May Giveaway Day and Other Excitement

Here are three things I'm very excited about:

1. An early and totally wonderful birthday present from my sister - a quilt handmade by her, called 'The Rich Tapestry of Life' and filled with fabrics that relate to places I have lived or things I've done in my lifetime so far. How fabulous is that? It's going to live in my sewing room, which can get a bit chilly and will be just perfect on my chair, when I need a bit of something to cosy under.


2 . Our wee raised bed is doing really well! Or rather the plants in it are...and today we cut the first leaves for a homegrown salad. A small thing, I know, but it was deeply satisfying.


3. And taaa-daaa! Today is May Giveaway Day!! I'm going to be giving away a goodie bag of crafty yumminess - mainly fabric, including some Scottish Tweed, as well as ribbon, buttons and all sorts of things you might use to whip up a sweet something with. I will also be adding 4 Featherglen postcards to the bag, and maybe some other little treats too..

It's my surprise to you, whoever you are and wherever you are in the world. My only request is - please send me back a postcard from wherever you live.


So, to win my goodie bag, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post by May 31st - I'll be choosing a winner by bedtime GMT. The winner will be chosen by a random number generator.


You can also visit Sew, Mama, Sew! to check out all the other giveaways all over the world! So have fun, and thanks for dropping by to visit me.


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308 comments:

  1. I love grab bag giveaways, and I can certainly send a postcard thank you!

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  2. Oh I'd love to win! Thanks for the great giveaway. I'm sure I could find a cute post card to send you.

    That quilt is super cute too! My skills are not up to par there yet, but maybe some day!

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  3. The best part of giveaway day has been discovering so many great blogs :)

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  4. i love fabric & notion goodie bags. xo.

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  5. Great stuff. I have a friend who loves all things Scottish, and I would love to make her a present with some giveaway swag! Postcard from Chicago in return. :-)

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  6. It all sounds so fun, and surprises even more so.

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  7. I'm so envious! I would lovvvvve to live in Scotland! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway! And I love surprises too!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  9. I'll send you a postcard! Lovely giveaway!

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  10. I would be glad to send you a postcard!

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  11. I love surprises! What a fantastic giveaway!

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  12. Scotland is so beautiful, I visited when I was in high school, and hopefully someday I will make it back. Your giveawy sounds so fun! Thanks for offering it!

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  13. Fun! I love the postcard idea. What a great way to connect. :)

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  14. Beautiful quilt! Sounds like lots of great items. Have you heard of postcrossing? It's a great way to get postcards from all over the world.
    mom0ja at yahoo dot com

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  15. Beautiful, thoughtful quilt! What great memories you will have with it! Thanks for a great giveaway opportunity.

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  16. Mystery giveaways are the best kind! :)

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  17. Sounds like a great giveaway package! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. I Collect postcards, so I can definitely send you a great one! Thanks for participating!

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  19. Oooh! I love finding postcards to send! Thanks for participating in the giveaway.

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  20. I love surprises! Well, I love good one's anyway, like fun fabric. But I don't love the kind of surprises like - Surprise, a cop has been right behind you while you were speeding and now you get a ticket. Sorry, I got a ticket yesterday so my mind is on that topic right now. FUn giveaway though.

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway!! I would love to go to Scotland someday.

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  22. Thanks for your generosity. Surprises are so fun!

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  23. i love goodie bags. and your blog is beautiful.

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  24. It all sounds lovely! Scottish tweed-yum!
    josilva3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. Would love to send you a postcard from Bakersfield CA if I win!

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  26. i would love to win! :)

    peacenluv78@gmail.com

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  27. I would love to have the opportunity to pick vege from my garden too.... but too bad... can't really grow any proper green along the corridor. Would definately send a Singish post card to you if I win. :)

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  28. This would be great fun to win....

    please include me...

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

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  29. I've just read a few posts and your blog is lovely! I wish I could live in a place like yours!
    Greetings from Barcelona!

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  30. I love your sweet little garden! It's wonderful! How blessed you are to have such a thoughtful sister too! Her quilty gift to you is lovely! Even if I don't win your giveaway, I would still love to exchange postcards with you!

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  31. I love the postcard idea! Clever!

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  32. I'm so jealous of your garden! You can count on me for a postcard if I win.

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  33. I'll send postcard (from Liptov region of Slovakia)even if i don't win if you e-mail your address
    stasigh(at)gmail

    I love buttons!

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  34. Lovely blog you've got here! And what a great giveaway. Thanks for hosting one, I'll be sure to check back in with your blog again!

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  35. I would love to send you a postcard, I make them myself!

    Thanks for the chance to enter your great drawing.

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  36. Happy Birthday to you. What a lovely sister you have to make you a quilt - it's a beauty. Since I live in Toronto, I too will send you a postcard even if I don't win. Email me your address and it's as good as done.

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  37. yay! surprises!

    I love sending postcards and mail.

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  38. Wonderful giveaway. I'd love to win. And I'll send you a postcard if you send me your address!

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  39. What a great quilt! Happy early birthday!!
    Sign me up for the goodies. :) And I'd totally send you a post card from Portland.

    flip_em8@hotmail.com

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  40. ooohhh, a surprise, fabulous! THanks for the chance to win!

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  41. Thanks for the generous giveaway! Edmonton, Alberta has some beautiful scenery if you'd like a postcard from here as well

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  42. I love your blog, and what a great idea for a giveaway! As it happens, I have a postcard from where I live, just itching to be sent to someone overseas! and now, to add you to my Google Reader...

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  43. Thanks!
    rae_sunshine4 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  44. Living in such a tourist town like New Orleans I have plenty of great post cards to send out!

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  45. What a great giveaway and I love surprises!!
    So please count me in and thanks a lot for the chance.

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  46. Oh, how fun! First of all, I love that it is a surprise! That is always fun, but secondly, I LOVE your postcard idea! LOVE IT! Seriously! How totally fun is that?! And...being close to Boston...I can get you some good ones! LOL!

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  47. Sounds fun! I'd love to send you a postcard. :-)

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  48. I'd love to enter, and I'd be happy to send you a postcard!

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  49. I would love to win, I lived in Scotland for three years and my daughter was born there. Such a beautiful country, we'd move back if we could!

    thriftycraftmama at gmail dot com

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  50. Wow Scottish tweed and buttons all in one sentance (let alone one package) how exciting. Those ducks are really cute too...

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  51. I got so excited when you saw that you are from Scotland. It is my favourite place in the WHOLE world! The greatest thing about this giveaway day is seeing all the craft bloggers out there from all over the world.

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  52. Your giveaway sounds lovely, count me in!

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  53. What a neat idea, asking for a postcard back! Please include me in the drawing.

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  54. What a wonderful idea for a giveaway! I love recieving post cards and love sending them too! I've only got a small collection so far, most of them sent by my dad in his various travels. How fun!

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  55. Just to have something from a place called Featherglen would be wonderful! I love your garden...I have sweet peas and cauliflower coming up in mine.

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  56. great job on the homegrown greens. they look yummy. i love that you are asking for return postcards. that is a great.

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  57. Oh that would be way cool to win! My daughter took Highland dance lessons for 10 years!
    Peggy
    http://thehouseofkent.blogspot.com
    kent_house_email@yahoo.com

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  58. I haven't done many of the international giveaways, but to get some Scottish fabric...joy! I have a friend here in the states that does Scottish dancing and it would be great to make her something with it. I am sure we could get you a great postcard or two!

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  59. I love postcards! I so would send you one. :)

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  60. what a lovely request, could definitely send one!
    i'd love to play.
    having giveaways over at mine too if you'd like to play.
    thanks, nadia (shadowsandclouds.blogspot)

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  61. You are lucky your sister is such a talented quilter! I would love to win - you had me at "Scottish Tweed"! I would be sending you a postcard from Alaska if that is any enticement :)

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  62. I love surprises. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  63. Interesting giveaway! Thanks so much!

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  64. I love surprises too! Thanks!

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  65. Great! A surprise! Thanks for your generous spirit! Would love to send you a postcard or two

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  66. Surprises are my favorite! Count me in!

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  67. Wow! Great giveaway! Hope I win! :)

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  68. I would be glad to send you a postcard from Nashville TN!

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  69. Oh this sounds fabulous! Especially since I live four hours away from the nearest fabric/craft store. Please count me in.

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  70. Keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be the lucky winner...

    Thanks for such a lovely and generous giveaway!

    xo

    Lesley

    www.kensingtonblue.com

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  71. I'm excited for you and your garden! thanks for the giveaway

    maisiesmom@gmail.com

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  72. woohoo! surprises of sewing/fabric stuff is always fun. And I love postal mail, I'd gladly send you a postcard if (when!? :)) I win! thanks. :)

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  73. Oooh, fun! The postcard is a neat idea. Who doesn't love real mail?!

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  74. thank you! I'd love to send you a postcard

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  75. oh, i luv running into new blogs, this is such fun! thank you! i'd be so pleased to send a postcard from across the pond from here in Massachusetts...

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  76. You are very welcome to a postcard from Sheffield! Looking forward to reading your blog.

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  77. I'd love a goodie bag from Scottland! And Of course you'd get a postcard! How fun! I think you may have started a new trend!

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  78. wow! too fun! i like surprises! thanks for the opportunity!

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  79. Thanks for the giveaway.
    jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

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  80. Lovely garden! It's so exciting to be able to eat things you have grown yourself!

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  81. Such an exciting giveaway. I love thoughtful surprises. Your garden is splendid, enjoy the bounty!

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  82. I love the mystery give-a-ways, how fun! Thanks for participating.

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  83. Your green cardi is wonderful. And lucky you--to live in Scotland...one of my favorite adventures ever.

    monicawalkAThotmailDOTcom

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  84. Oh, I absolutely love your blog! It makes me remember my magical honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands...we almost didn't leave!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway, I'd love to have a little bit of Scotland!

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  85. I love discovering new blogs!

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  86. If I win, I'll be more than happy to send you a postcard! Thanks for the chance.

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  87. Cool giveaway. The postcard idea is fabulous. :)

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  88. Thanks for the chance to win! leafygreenes at gmail dot com

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  89. What fun! I love your little raised garden bed.

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  90. I'll have to check out our local art museum to find you a good postcard.

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  91. Aw love the idea of the quilt your sister gave you! Don't know if a postcard from Glasgow would excite you all that much!

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  92. I love your blog. You're so talented! I'd definitely send you a postcard if I were to win, even if I had to make one. :)

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  93. Love the quilt your sister made! I'll send you a post card if I win.

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  94. What a beautiful quilt. I'm terrified of all of those y seams. If you like, I'll send you a postcard whether or not I win...

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  95. I love the postcard idea! That quilt is gorgeous!

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  96. I love the postcard swap idea! I'd be into a postcard swap even if I don't win :)

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  97. Ooh, mystery prizes are the best! :)

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  98. I would love to send you a postcard, don't want to start a postcard swap do you?? Be sure to visit my blog and tell me about it if you do!!

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  99. suprize?
    goooood!!!
    thanks for the give away!

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  100. Oh I would love to send a postcard as a thank you - you are so nice to be part of the give away!

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  101. Wow, that quilt is gorgeous, you must be so delighted. Wish I had a sister to make quilts for me. :)

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  102. I love that they gave us enough time to be able to truely check out all the blogs! you have lots of lovely things!

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  103. :o Homegrown salad! I'm really jealous. When I've got a place for it, I'll have to put in some for myself.

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  104. the postcard request is a fabulous one, and one i will totally steal from you when i offer up a giveaway next time! also, i'm totally with you on the garden... my family's putting in a large one this summer, and eveyrhting is just starting to pop up through the soil... hooray!
    cheers :)

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  105. Sounds like fun, count me in.

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  106. Would love to win! Thanks for your great Blog!!!

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  107. How sweet you are to be making such a nice give-away! :)

    I'd love to win ... and I'd be happy to send you a postcard.

    :) Linda

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  108. Oh I love this give-away, thanks!

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  109. O I just love scraps. What a wonderful surprise that would be. Cherrie

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  110. Count me in, please!

    The quilt is lovely, what a great gift!

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  111. Alright, I have a postcard in my hands. All I have to do now is win. :-)

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  112. Greetings from Oregon, USA! I love your quilt and I would definitely send you a postcard.

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  113. I just found your blog. Your give away sounds fun. I would love to send a postcard. I enjoy making quilted fabric postcards. Even if I don't win I'll send you one. I've mailed plenty of them but never internationally! That would be fun! I'm having a give away too. Check it out if you get a chance!

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  114. Oh how fun. I would love to send you a postcard. I love your wee raised bed. I have been hoping to get one of my own this summer.

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  115. Ooh, Scottish tweed! Count me in, please.

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  116. I would love a bag full of goodies! And I will send you a lovely postcard from Florida!
    hennybulten@yahoo.com

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  117. Thank you for hosting this great giveaway. I could only imagine using Scottish tweed.

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  118. I love a good surprise!

    addyforrest(at)gmail(dot)com

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  119. I've got a great Wisconsin postcard with lots of cows on it, all ready to go! :D

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  120. I do love the mystery and joy of a goodie bag! I'll send you a postcard from Australia!

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  121. Oh what a lovely garden--now I have garden envy!

    Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway, I most certainly would send you postcards from both FL and Mexico.

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  122. random number generator..pick me! pick ne! thanks for the chance to win. nforgue(at)gmail(dot)com

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  123. My fingers are crossed, I'd love to send you a postcard!

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  124. I love surprises! Please count me in.
    Karen
    kareno369(@)hotmail(dot)com

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  125. Your homegrown salad is lovely! And, the quilt your sister made is beautiful and so special. I love getting ideas like that from blogs. I'll have to start getting ideas for my own sister's quilt!

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  126. Your sister is a sweetie for sending such a precious gift!! Thank you for a chance to win!!
    Hugs,
    Laurie

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  127. I love suprises and this one sounds fab. Thanks for such a great giveaway.
    lucy(at)alittlebitofsugar(dot)com

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  128. I love surprises! Thanks for the giveaway
    stephd@sewfierce.com

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  129. Fun--sending a postcard would be my pleasure. Thanks for the giveaway!

    clrand at gmail dot com

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  130. I love the postcard idea! This has been such a fun event!

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  131. I would love to win your lovely giveaway, and I'd certainly send a postcard back to you. I love finding so many new blogs from this giveaway!

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  132. I collect postcards! I am sure I could find an appropriate one to send you should I be the lucky winner.
    nancy_mc@live.com

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  133. I'd love send you a pretty postcard of our mountains up here in northern canada!

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  134. Sounds great! I'd send you one from the land of Oz, Kansas!

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  135. LOVE the postcard idea!!
    candy at afconnect dot com

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  136. How fun I'd love a chance to win and I'm happy to send a postcard from Boston!

    {wood (dot) angi (at) gmail (dot) com}

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  137. I would be glad to send a postcard! Nice prizes and surprises

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  138. Three wonderful things to be excited about. The quilt is beautiful, the garden looks great and a giveaway! What a treat for us. Please count me in.

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  139. oh man! i'm seriously hoping i win this awesomeness! *fingers and toes crossed*

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  140. sounds really cool! I'd love to win.

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  141. Ohh fun! I've never worked with tweed before! Sounds like a great give away!

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  142. I'd love a surprise bag as well as the chance to send a postcard to a new friend!

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  143. I'd love a suprise bag of goodies THANKS

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  144. Thanks for the chance to win!! I would be so excited to see what treasures come in this goodie bag!

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  145. I used to have a bag full of postcard my Grandfather collected over the years, but I wasn't doing anything and I had a friend with a postcard collection. I wish I'd kept some of them though. There were some cool old pictures of Seattle in there.

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  146. I love suprises! Goodie bags are just a treat to open. The postcard could be really fun to do. Thanks for the chance

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  147. I love surprises!! I hope I win.

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  148. I love the mystery of this one! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  149. Please enter me too!! The postcard sounds like fun!

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  150. Suprises are so much fun. Thanks for your generosity.

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  151. Love to enter. Post card from Seattle!

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  152. Please include me. I love surprises.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

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  153. Oh some Scottish fabric would round out my stash quite nicely (and make my grandfather proud!)

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  154. Love the giveaway and would be happy to send a postcard!

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  155. I'd happy to send a postcard :-)
    Thanks for participating in the giveaway!
    Michal

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  156. Neat what fun. I love making post cards. It would be fun to send one to you.

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  157. Surprises are great! Thanks for putting me in the draw!

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  158. Beautiful quilt from your sister.

    Love that the plants are thriving in your garden box.

    And I hope that I'm the lucky winner of your very generous giveaway!

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  159. Thanks for the giveaway! Love the cardigan you made for yourself! It is very cute! And wow - the quilt you received for your birthday is wonderful!

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  160. I just wanted to drop you a comment about postcrossing.com but I see that someone has already done so. I have a stash of postcards from Minnesota, if you'd like one let me know.

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  161. Hello from Los Angeles, CA... I'd love to send you a post card and chance to win. Blessings!

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  162. I do like a good surprise! Please count me in!!

    Shawna
    shawnamariehenry@yahoo.com

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  163. I like the raised garden bed. Always wanted to do something like that but, alas, my thumb is not green. yjusty@gmail.com

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  164. Great idea and mysteries are always fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  165. I should have done like you did - put a reminder in the blog about the dates. Totally missed it but am doing it anyway my own way. Hop over to my blog.

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  166. I promise to send you a postcard from Israel. Please count me in! Thank you so much for your generosity! samjerus[at]yahoo.com

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  167. I love your country
    Is Nessy doing fine?
    I spent a year overthere in 1984, one of the best year im my life tripping around scotland
    I realy miss it.
    Cheerio
    http://lamachinacoudre.blogspot.com/

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  168. We had a wonderful time while we were in Scotland. I even got to see the house my Grandfather was born in. I would love to send you a post card from the Gold Coast, Australia, whether I win or not!
    :)

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  169. ooh surprises are exciting and i would love to send you a postcard

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  170. How exciting to receive a package from Scotland!! I'm all the way down in Australia. Thanks for your give-away!!
    hayleyglen AT optusnet DOT com DOT au

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  171. My postcard would be coming from Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Thanks for the opportunity! -- Megan

    http://www.apiarydesigns.etsy.com

    What a wonderful gift from your sister, by the way!

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  172. waou!!! i would love to have a chance...many thanks!
    you can play on my blog too;o)

    tara from http://atelierdetara.canalblog.com/

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  173. i love surprise goodie bags! I will surely send a postcard to you! Thank you and happy giveaway day!

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  174. I will have my 6 year olds doodle on teh post card for you!

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  175. I'm sure I can find you a lovely postcard :)

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  176. Oh, I'm an avid postcard sender (and receiver!). But be careful--I might end up sending dozens!

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  177. Oh, what a nice give away! I promise you will get a really nice postcard from sunny Florida if I win!

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  178. What a wonderful giveaway! Surprises are always fun!

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  179. Love to win and what a beautiful thing to cozy under I love the reds!!

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  180. Thanks for the giveaway!
    www.craftyheidi.wordpress.com

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  181. thank for the fun, surprise giveaway. Id love to be your winner!
    krousegirl2@aol.com
    Jenny

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  182. Since I myself collect postcards i would love to send you one should I win.
    You can contact me via a comment on my blog or the email provided there.

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  183. I love a surprise gift, it's like my birthday all over again. I'll definitely send a postcard from where I live, I love my town!

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  184. What a great giveaway! I will definitely send you a postcard if I win; thanks!

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  185. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!
    count me in, please!!
    My name is Isabel and I'm from Coimbra / Portugal :))

    go see my giveaway
    http://rosaechocolat.blogspot.com/
    and my flickr :))

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  186. Looking forward to reading your blog. thanks for entering the giveaway ! what a fantastic way to find new blogs to read ! (and make a chance to win!)

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  187. I love suprises, especially the sewing kind :-) Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  188. Ooh! A pen pal over seas? That on it's own would be a great gift!

    Thanks for a chance to win! :)

    hootie364@gmail.com

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