Monday, May 21, 2012

SMS Giveaway Day!

********Giveaway is now closed, thanks!********

If you are a regular reader of mon petit lyons, welcome back! If you are new here for the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day, welcome and I do hope we can get to know each other.  First things first, here is what I am giving away:


This is a fat quarter bundle of Wee Woodland by Keiki for Moda + an extra yard of ABC in Turquoise.  I hope you like it, I've been hoarding it for a while and figured it was high time to share it.

Okay, so now on to the about me stuff.  I live in Charlotte, NC with my college sweetheard (UNC - go Tar Heels!) and my two little boys.  When my husband has to work long hours or the kids are napping (almost never happens anymore) you can find me up in my little studio, sewing machine humming away.  This blog is mostly about what I'm sewing, but also some recipes, garden stuff and kids art/activities.  I have serious project ADD. Right now I am finishing the binding on a quilt for a good friend expecting a baby girl very soon:


The Patchwork Prism Quilt Along is another Work In Progress:


As is the Farmer's Wife Quilt Along (which I feel like I'll never finish):


In my garden this week hydrangeas are in full bloom:



In my kitchen I know we are just on the cusp of the local tomato season, which means Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Lime Vinaigrette.


Lately my kids have been wearing their Cars Board Shorts:


and making glorious messes with liquid watercolors and shaving cream:


I hope that gave you a little glimpse into the goings-on here at mon petit lyons.  You can see my finished quilts, recipes, or tutorials tabs at the top if you are curious to see more.

To be eligible for the Giveaway, just leave me a comment.  Tell me something fun you are doing this summer, your favorite fabric line, what you would do with the fabric if you won, or how I can keep my kids busy over summer break.  I'll let mr. random pick a winner, but you can be sure I'll have fun reading all your responses!


Best of luck to you! xo, Courtney

549 comments:

  1. I LOVE your farmer's wife!

    We're going to the beach...I can't wait. =) Thanks for a chance to win.

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  2. Love your Farmer's Wife quilt, gorgeous!!!!
    Thank you for the giveaway too, great collection! I'm looking forward to some down time with the kiddos...last week of school here! :)

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  3. This summer I am hoping to spend a long time at the beach with my boys!

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  4. I'll be sewing up a storm!

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  5. Love that fabric Courtney. Great and generous giveaway! I'd like to be sewing more clothes this summer and a quilt for me, if I can ever get to it! :)

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  6. This fabric is great! Thanks for the giveaway! I'll be spending my summer playing softball and working...fun!

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  7. oh those board shorts are so awesome, still loving them!!! we are hoping to make it to the beach this summer...just the four of us for the first time!!! weeee!!! :)

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  8. This summer, I'm moving in my first house with my boyfriend and I can't wait !

    Even though it's not out yet, I know La Dee Da will be one of my favorite line ever ! I've been waiting for the past 3 months and it's coming out next month !

    Here are some likns that I found with tons of idea :
    http://www.digitalreflections.typepad.com/digital_reflections/2009/06/100-free-things-to-do-with-your-kids-this-summer.html

    http://www.thecentsiblelife.com/2012/05/40-free-or-nearly-free-summer-activities-for-kids/
    Hope that helps and thanks for the giveaway !

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  9. what a wonderful giveaway! I think I would make a fabulous summer bag with those fabrics!

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  10. Lovely giveaway! If I were the lucky winner the fabrics would find their way into skirts for my little girls. :)

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  11. i bought a zoo pass so i can take my boy anytime he wants to go ... which is just about every day!

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  12. I'm spending time with family--my sister an I are going to try traveling together!

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  13. Those are great fabrics! I LOVE the flowers from your garden too! I wish I could keep something alive! LOL. This summer we will be camping, going to the beach and using our passes to Sea World!!!

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  14. I have so many favorite fabric lines. I love Nightshade by Tula Pink.

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  15. Your hydrangeas are beautiful! This summer I am going to spend as many days on the lake in our pontoon as possible.

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  16. Lots of time spent outside and by water

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  17. One of the ways my son and I stay busy in summer is to go to garage sales. We can usually find half a dozen within walking distance most weekends, so he rides in the stroller and enjoys the view and I get good exercise. We always find lots of fun bargains (he got some dinosaurs and a hot wheels car for a quarter this weekend!)

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  18. Lots of playing outside with no agenda. Whatever comes up... making fairy houses, playing with water, entertaining the dog, running, jumping, dancing, leaping, singing, digging for worms, planting and picking and snacking.

    myyearinhaiku at gmail dot com

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  19. I can't choose just one fabric line that I love, I love to mix and match through them all.
    This summer I am planning on hitting the beach as often as possible and heading out (hopefully) for some whitewater kayaking trips. Also, I will be doing fun arts and crafts (or craps - their wording) with my nephews, 2 and 6.

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  20. We will be camping up a storm, hitting the zoo, and heading to the Field Museum in Chicago!

    Love the fabrics :)
    Thanks

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway! Something fun . . .we're going to Tahoe at the end of the summer, so it's a ways away, but still fun!s
    commonthreads@me.com

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  22. these are gorgeous!! i'll be teaching summer school and reading books for enjoyment this summer!

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  23. Thanks for the chance to win! That watermelon/tomato salad looks delicious - I may have to try that this week!! :)

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  24. I am so looking forward to tomatoes this summer! My daughter and I have a raised bed veggie garden that looks great so far. Thanks for the giveaway. Kimberly 4throse(at)bellsouth(dot)net.

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  25. I am finally going on VACATION this summer! My husband is an attorney and he has been on a really busy case for the past 2 years so we haven't been able to do anything fun!

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  26. I grew up near Shelby, NC and I really miss the south!! I am most looking forward to the new fabric line Mama Said Sew by Sweetwater and Simply Color by Vanessa!! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

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  27. What great fabric! If I win it, it 2will be going into a quilt for one of the many, many, many babies that my friends have been having or will be having in 2012. three little girls are already here and several more babies are on the way. Oy vey!

    alyson (at) hastyquilter.net

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  28. What a very generous giveaway! Thank you for a chance to win. This year we let the boys plant some their own veggies aside from our garden. So far they are doing onions and tomatoes. Oh and they really love to help me with all my herbs. They are mystified with the magic of planting, watching it grow, and then getting to eat it. They are eager to try new food which is music to this moms ears. :)
    Thank you for a chance to win!!

    Happy following,
    Ashley @ Thereisnoplacelikehomemade

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  29. Oh hard question! Summers at our house are all about whimsy! Whatever strikes the mood that day :) The sense of freedom encourages a lot of creativity and we try things we've never done and rely on old favorites when we cant come up with something enspiring :)

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  30. great fabrics! i'm swooning over field study at the moment :) among so many others, of course!

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  31. This summer, we are going to the beach (A LOT). I also plan on taking my boys on more "adventures" where we explore new woods or new parks or different neighborhoods.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  32. With friends expecting babies and getting married this summer I have a lot of party planning and handmade goodness to get cracking on! but I love it! :) :)

    thank you for your giveaway, this fabric is adorable!!!

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  33. I am so looking forward to summer...no more getting up and rushing around to get my daughter to school on time. My daughter turns 16 this summer and she wants to learn how to sew so I think our summer is going to be spent in front of the sewing machine during the mornings. This fabric would go toward her first quilt that I'm going to help her make.

    Thanks for the chance
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  34. I plan on being in the pool alot this summer! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. Let's see... things to do.. When my girls were young we did scavenger hunts (lunch bag with things to find written on the outside or pictures draw on outside), or circle cut out of cardboard with a circle cut out of the center - send it flying outside and when it lands see what is in the inner circle. Hope you have a great summer.

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  36. Oh my goodness you have so many great projects!! I love the hydrangas too (can't seem to ever spell them right). The patchwork prism looks wonderful! I need to sew mine together before it falls off my sewing table!

    Something we do with our kids (3 and 2) is take them bowling. It's really cheap and takes at least an hour and they absolutely love it! Another thing outside that we do is get a bowl of water and paintbrushes and then they can "paint" the deck. Usually they end up spilling the water after a while but they have fun!

    Lovely giveaway too!

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  37. We will be spending a week up visiting my Mom this summer. It is always fun to spend time with my Mom! :)
    brooke at richardchurch dot com

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  38. I will be spending the summer making quilts for my twin granddaughters who are due in September.

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  39. I love your farmers wife! And don't worry you are much further along then I. Try making a PVC pipe sprinkler. http://www.instructables.com/id/KidWash%3a-PVC-Sprinkler-Water-Toy/

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  40. Our family is going on a bus trip, a Baseball Tour of the NE.

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  41. what a fabulous giveaway! I've been saving up summertime ideas for the kids on my pinterest page: http://pinterest.com/atfrogcreek/

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  42. I love swimming in the summer!

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  43. I'm going to Ocean City MD (in about a week) and can't WAIT. I have to stock up on sun screen lest I burn to a crisp.

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  44. I would use your fabric for making quilt if I win. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. I would make a quilted something.

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  46. I'm hoping to make it to Texas and California to visit family and meet my new nephews.

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  47. this fabric is so stinkin' cute! It would make super cute diaper covers ;)

    Over the summer we are hoping to back to galveston for a bit. Other than that I am just hoping we can find some fun things to do without getting overheated lol.

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  48. We're moving cross country - PA to AZ!! I'll be sewing as much as I can before my machine gets packed!
    Francine
    (mochawildchild@gmail.com)

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  49. My daughter just asked for a turqouise quilt -- that's what I would use your fabric for. And that's what I'll be working on this summer.

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  50. I would make a picnic blanket in the hope that we would get some good weather to be able to go on a picnic

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  51. Hmmmm....if I win, I'll love it and then chop it up and make something really neat.

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  52. We are going to Nicaragua on Thursday!

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  53. Great fabrics. I'll be spending some time at the beach this summer - can't wait. Thanks for the chance to win. Linda

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  54. We'll be going on increasingly longer camping trips over the summer. We just got back from camping for one night--got to get the 5 year old (and me!) used to roughing it!

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  55. I really want to do more fun things with the kids this summer, so I am compliling some ideas to make a Summer Bucket List.

    I am off to follow your blog now!

    Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

    lmchishaffer@aol.com

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  56. Oh my - I love all your works-in-progress! And it looks like you're having a lot of fun at your place, with the good food and creating and whatnot... We are moving house this summer - in just a month - 500 miles away. And then, the week after? We're driving all the way back to New England to spend our week's summer vacation with my family. Crazy how the timing on things doesn't work out so well sometimes, isn't it? But it's likely something we'll all laugh about down the road... xo

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  57. I'd love a chance to win! I have so many baby and little one quilts to make, this would be just perfect!

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  58. This summer I'm having a baby! Baby #6, the first boy! is due in July. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. I'll be spending time with family at the beach! I can't wait!

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  60. Right now I am in love with Nightshade by Tula Pink :D

    This summer I'm looking forward to watching my daughter walk :D (She's on the cusp) and spending the summer with the kids home, we enjoy hiking, swimming, bike riding, sewing, crafts, Wii games, movies, long sleepovers, and popcorn, with giggles and hugs :D

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  61. I have so many nieces and nephews having babies....so I'm sure a baby quilt would be perfect for this fabric. I hope to get lots of sewing done this summer and just spend time with my grown children. I love visiting those parks with my grandkids that have water shooting out of ground....usually found in city areas. Any chance you have one near you....they are great fun on a hot day.

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  62. I do love your blog. I stumbled across it a while ago during another SMS giveaway. My kids have been busy lately but some of their favorite activities lately have been painting the sidewalk with water( I just fill up a bowl with water give them each a paintbrush and they go to town) They aso love when I make a racetrack on the living room floor. This by far is my favorite all it takes is some masking tape. I tape a track to the floor they pay for hours racing around with their cars and then i pull the masking tape up and dispose of it. Fun for under a dollar. Thanks for the giveaway I would love to win.

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  63. I'll be sewing/quilting - have 2 daughters getting married (Sept 12 & March 13)
    datepen@yahoo(dot)com

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  64. We will be swimming and sewing! Get your kids hooked on reading and you'll never hear "Mom, I'm bored!"

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  65. Beautiful fabrics! I was supposed to be getting married this summer, but have had to postpone due to lack of funds :( ah well, I am a teacher, so at least I have the 6 week holiday to look forward to! Thanks for the chance :)

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  66. Beach, Zoo camp and visits from cousins are our highlights this summer! Thanks!

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  67. I'm having a baby next month--so excited!

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  68. I see a quilt for my grandson in that fabric! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  69. Oh my gosh, your hydrangea's are gorgeous! They are my favorite, though I've yet to have them look as good as yours! Sigh. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  70. This is a gorgeous bundle! There are so many, many things I could do with it. Burp cloths, bibs, a quilt....

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  71. This fabric would be perfect for a baby quilt for my youngest grandniece, the adorable Emmie. Thanks for the chance.

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  72. This fabric is lovely! THis summer I'm going to be having a baby so I'm keeping things low key!

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  73. Hopefully, my BEST fun activity will be finishing up the packing of my house and finally getting it sold. We have a contract and a closing date set, but until that time finally rolls around, I'm not going to believe it's real. :) I enjoy your blog.

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  74. We're going to the beach this summer and I can't wait!

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  75. Thank you for the very generous giveaway!

    This summer I will be hanging out outside as much as possible with my two kids, letting them go back and forth between playing in the dirt and playing in the water (which is a great way to keep them busy, by the way!).

    I also plan on making more little things like coin purses and tote bags, and your fabric would definitely be incorporated into those projects :)

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  76. I can't wait to sew and spend more time as a family this summer. The fabric is just lovely...thanks so much for sharing!!

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  77. Thanks for the chance! I'm going to hopefully be buying a new sewing machine and finishing a quilt for myself finally! :)

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  78. Your Farmer's Wife quilt is great! Lovely fabrics! My family is taking a trip hiking/kayaking in the UP in Michigan! thanks for the giveaway!

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  79. I love Tula Pink and Kona Cotton. Their collections always make me swoon. I am going to eat healthier this summer and go outdoors more :] To keep kids entertained, just be silly :D

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  80. This summer will hopefully be getting our house organized and ready for a big move across country.

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  81. I'll be heading toward the beach this summer with my husband and 2 little girls! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  82. Love these fabrics. Would probably use them as decoration in the new baby's room!

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  83. What beautiful fabrics! I would probably make them into a quilt for my daughter.

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  84. I plan to spend a lot of time with family this summer.

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  85. As long as you can take the boys swimming every day, or nearly that, they will be happy.

    trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

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  86. I would make a quilt top with these beautimous fabrics! I visited your finished quilts, and have to say, I LOVE the tickertape quilt. I've only made tickertape mug rugs, but that style is SO much FUN! I also really appreciate your Sunburst quilt...stunning!

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  87. Oh, the fabric would be a quilt -- possible wonky squares w/in squares. This summer we are going to the beach in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania Dutch country, NYC, Boston, probably DC, and anyplace else in New England that I can drive to (and possibly pick my own fruit!)

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  88. We are attending two of my nephews graduations from high school and we're going camping in June. And, we're going to move! (I hope!) Thank you for a chance to win. :-)

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  89. Oh my gosh, I want to eat that salad RIGHT NOW! This summer, I'm working at libraries around Rhode Island teaching art classes to teens and tweens. I'm also visiting my mom in Pennsylvania, going to the beach as often as possible (hurray for the ocean state!) and taking a women's weightlifting class on Friday mornings.

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  90. My sister and niece live in Charlotte and are teachers in Charlotte-Meck schools. When I do not want to clean up a mess I give my grandchildren buckets of water and paintbrushes and have them "paint" the driveway.

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  91. I like your Farmer's Wife quilt. :) My fave fabric line right now is Curious Nature.

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  92. I love your Farmer's Wife - love the bright colors! I love Lorna by Skipping Stones Studios. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  93. My favorite fabric line is Pure by Sweetwater for Moda. I actually won a charm pack of it back in January and just fell in love with it. I was hoarding it until Saturday when I finally cut into it and made a lap size quilt top for ME!!

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  94. I am hoping to get out kayaking, more this summer.
    We did a lot of camping when our kids were young.

    Debbie

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  95. i hope we get to go camping this summer!

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  96. We're moving to China this summer! Where we're going is supposed to have nice beaches--hope to enjoy those!

    mattvaleiler at gmail dot com

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  97. What a fabulous bundle of fabric! This summer will be spent mostly out in the sunshine with my 6 grandchildren! Probably being Pirates, or Secret Agents :) The 4 oldest are all boys and they are always up for adventure. I love making them costumes to go along with our theme :) My 2 youngest are girls (finally) that will both be 1 year old this summer, so adventuring will have to wait a bit for them.
    THanks so much for offering this!

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  98. The fabric looks perfect for a quilt!! I cannot wait for more free time (aka sewing time)!

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  99. I live in Michigan so I hope to spend some time at the beach with a good book. At home there will be a lot of gardening and as much sewing as I can work in.

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  100. QUILT! There would totally be a quilt with that fabric in it. Maybe more than one!

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  101. You are a very busy lady! I have a wedding quilt to cut and sew for the middle of August - and two baby rag quilts to finish quickly. The first one is for our granddaughter who arrived last week :) Right now my garden is taking my time but I really want to be with my sewing machine! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  102. Charlotte, NC!!! Okay, we have to meet sometime! I'm in Columbia, SC and I love Charlotte and running up there to Ikea or to Mary Jo's in Gastonia... I'd love to have some new fabric...my "cute" stash is dwindling! :)

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  103. I will be traveling with my husband and son to see some things in Utah including Bryce and Zion. When I'm home I'll be making lots of quilts and the fabrics you are offering would be such fun to work with. Making quilts for kids is one of my favorite things. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  104. Greetings from Colorado! This landlocked family needs some big time beach time. I could make a lovely bag with that fabric. Thanks for the inspiration on your blog and for hosting a giveaway!

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  105. I'm remaking my yard so it looks pretty.

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  106. We are going to Cape Cod for a family wedding and mini-vacaton.

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  107. Thanks for the giveaway. I just tried out making side walk paint for the kids and it was a hit. There are tons of recipes online.

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  108. Love that fabric! I'm a little jealous of your beautiful hydrangas but the flowers are coming here. Our apple tree is in full bloom and the perennials are growing...I love spring/summer!

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  109. my favorite new fabric line-- summersville
    an old favorite-- sherbet pips
    summer plans-- brother-in-law's wedding and then a disney world trip in September

    Desiree
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  110. Busy summer with camp, vacation, a wedding, etc. Thanks for the generous giveaway! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  111. My favorite new line is Vintage Modern, can't wait to get my hands on it!

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  112. I am growing a baby this summer! The munchkin is due in December :)

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  113. Beautiful fabric! Love love love. I'm loving Summersville these days.

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  114. My husband and I are celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary. Our 3 daughters and their families are treating us to a week on a lake in Idaho...all together for a fun time. Can't wait...but will need some fabric!

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  115. Lovely fabric, We are going to Hawaii later in the summer. It is a great place. Maui is the real destination.

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  116. The colorway is fantastic! This summer I plan on taking my son to the pool. This is a new link that I will be recommending to my students. I hope you like it too ......bedtimemathstories.org

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  117. Looking forward to lots of swimming and a trip to Disneyland (or two?).

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  118. If I won the fabric, I'd make something fun, like a cute baby quilt for my best friend who's expecting in Sept! OR awesome shorts for my son!

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  119. This fabric is amazing and I don't think I've ever even seen the line before! Some fabric that I'm really looking forward to is Sarah Jane's Out to Sea

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  120. Hoping to go camping sometime soon :)

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  121. I will be going with a group of friends on a cruise to Alaska.

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  122. My kids always enjoyed picnics in the back yard, making Popsicles, bike rides, catching fireflies, and any good old fashioned, no money kind of summer fun!

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  123. beautiful fabric! plan on taking my dogs on lots of nice walks this summer!

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  124. I plan to prepare on becoming the mother of a middle schooler! And catch up on some reading and sewing!

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  125. this weekend we painted the rocks in our backyard with ancient fingernail polish! the kids loved it, we added sparkets to the wet paint...wonder if they will hold up in the rain? i do regret the bottle that got dropped and crashed on our brick patio...but ill keep working on it and it will *probably* come clean, right? thanks for a chance

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  126. It's almost winter here in Australia, boo hoo. But I am currently loving the Lark line by Amy Butler.

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  128. Some it would be great for a smaller baby quilt I am making, what a wonderful giveaway! Also your patchwork prism looks like it's going to be gorgeous, can't want to see the final product.

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  129. wahoo!! I had seen this under the US only and thought, 'aw shucks--it's beautiful fabric' So excited to be able to enter this :) it'd make some adorable dresses for my little girl!!!!

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  130. I am looking forward to going camping this summer with my whole family!

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  131. We'll be travelling to NC so my daughter can visit her grandparents, and so we can spend time at the beach!

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  132. I'm hoping to do more kayaking this summer.

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  133. Summer hiking plans and camping. These fabrics are very nice. I'm sure if I had them they would end up in a quilt

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  134. I am hoping to spend a lot of time running my girls around to beaches this summer. I can't wait.

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  135. My favorite line is Good Folks by AMH.

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  136. We're planning on going to a nearby hillstation for the weekend..can't wait!

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  137. Such pretty fabrics, thanx for the chance! I am most excited about our camping trip this summer.

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  138. My children are 26, 21, & 6. So, we will be going to the library once a week, playdate once or twice a week, swimming lessons, gardening, weeding and lots of playing in the water hose. Hope it helps, most libraries have storytime once a week and summer reading programs for all ages. Mine all loved going and learned to love reading.

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  139. The hydrangeas caught my eye, they are so pretty. I wonder if they would grow pink or blue here in our desert, rocky soil. Thanks for sharing!

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  140. Thanks for sharing ... i came across your blog a few weeks ago & love your energy! Great work keep it up ... love the colours in your fabric giveaway choice ...its winter here ... in summer we spend alot of time at the river ... plenty for little people to do ... take care

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  141. That'sa completely new fabric like to me, lovely! I'm looking forward to the summer by the sea with the kiddoes.

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  142. I would love to win those beautiful fabrics! I'm looking forward to a roadtrip this summer ;) inspired(dot)gabi(at)gmail(dot)com

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  143. I'm loving flea market fancy at the mo. I would tell you about my exciting summer plans, but it's nearly winter here! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  144. Favorite line is Vintage Modern :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  145. Beautiful Fabric! This summer I am taking Rachel Hausers Handstitched Class!

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  146. Oh, I love the fabrics you have chosen for the giveaway :).

    My favourite line at the moment is Lecien's Old New 30's fabric. So pretty and dainty!

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  147. Thanks for the giveaway! I've been a bit obsessed with sewing kids' bags lately.

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  148. What perfect fabric for a new baby playmat! Thanks for sharing such lovely fabric!

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  149. Hi Courtney :-) Your Farmers Wife looks amazing! Keep going :-) you'll get there!
    Thanks for the great giveaway, please count me in x

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  150. That fabric looks so good!
    Thanks for the give-away!

    Just today I discovered a blog called redtedart which should keep you occupied for the whole summer.
    The link is here in board of all things crafty for kids:
    http:http://pinterest.com/pin/246079567109704627/

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  151. Beautiful fabrics. Thanks or the giveaway.

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  152. gorgeous fabrics, I'm quite new to quilting, so these would be nice to add to a quilt for my girls, thanks for the giveaway!

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  153. I'm a new follower. I can't wait to see what you're up to! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  154. If I'd win this giveaway I'd like to sew something nice for my little baby girl Anna, I am planning a summer dress

    thank you so much for hosting this giveaway

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  155. What lovely fabric. It would definitely get put to good use to make a quilt for my new nephew.

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  156. Your farmer Wife is so bright and cheery. Love it

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  157. I am really eager to attend our local Renaissance Faire!

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  158. My fun thing this summer might be working on my prism. Oh, and going to NYC with my daughter for a few days for the 16th birthday.

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  159. I'll be spending time in the garden and then cooling off at the pool. Can't wait.

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  160. I always look forward to more outdoor exploration with my family in the summer! I have a few projects in mind for cousins/nieces/nephews, and this fabric would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  161. My fave line is Outside Oslo by Jessica Jones.

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  162. i love all your WiPs, and your hydrangeas! we just moved into our current house last fall, and i almost couldn't wait until the hydrangea bushes out front had blooms on them. they're beautiful, and i have a mason jar on the counter filled with them. :)

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  163. Hi Courtney. Winter is here in Australia. That means soccer, football (the real kind - Aussie Rules footy!!) and inside quilting and sewing by the fire, if the gods like me and the planets are all alighned!! Cheers, Karen

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  164. Thanks so much for the give away and introducing yourself! My favourite fabricline at the moment is vintage modern!

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  165. Keeping kids busy over the summer...bubbles, "painting" the house or sidewalk or whatever with water, digging in a pile of sand/dirt.

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  166. Summer and kids, take them to the beach. That's the only thing that works for mine, although not all the time. I'm thinking of buying them a ticket to some other continent on summer, but something tells me my husband won't approve.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    lauramdd(at)terra(dot)es

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  167. That shaving cream and watercolour looks super fun! I'll have to try that out...

    We're looking forward to doing some camping this summer, can't wait!

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  168. Lovely fabrics. Love the shorts.
    sewsuzie at live dot com dot au

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  169. Fav fabric right now is Apple of my eye!

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  170. I grew up in Hickory and now live in Raleigh so it's fun to read someone's blog so close to home! I have two little boys too and we're going to our local pool all summer! Love the giveway and finding your blog!

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  171. Unfortunatly it is now winter here in South Africa, so I have to wait a while before going for a surf with my little boy again - counting down the days.

    Thanks for the chance - Cleo
    cleo (AT) techgear.co.za

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  172. Hi, Courtney - what a fun glimpse into your life - love the photos in this post, especially the hydrangeas. They don't grow where I live, unfortunately. I simply love the color combo in your giveaway fabrics!

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  173. What fun! I'm taking the grandsons to Disney World this year, they are finally all old enough. I recovered a toddler size glider in this fabric line, a little lap quilt to go with it would wonderful!! Thanks for the chance to win

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  174. We moved from Charlotte to Indiana 8 years ago. We really miss it. We will be visiting family in Georgia this summer.

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  175. This summer will be filled with farmers markets, putting new flower/shrub beds, reading [which I haven't made enough time for in years], more time with my hubby, and as much sewing as I can make happen.

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  176. Great giveaway! I am working on the Patchwork Prism this summer too! So much cutting! I can't wait to sew it together!

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  177. Beautiful fabric. I am hoping to keep my kids busy by gardening.

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  178. i haven't seen those fabrics before. I will spend my summer preparing for Fiber College in the fall :)

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  179. I plan on making a "kid wash" this summer! You make arches using pvc pipe and drilling holes and hanging sponges to make your own inexpensive water park at home! Look it up on Family Fun if you want some instructions!!! :) mjalfano19@gmail.com

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  180. Great fabric. I'm looking forward to taking a day off from work each week so I can do fun things with my daughter during her summer break.

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  181. We live near the water so I'm looking forward to going to the beach. Late afternoon is my favorite time. The sun isn't as hot and everyone else has gone home and I can feel like I have the beach to myself.

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  182. I am looking forward to hanging out with both of my boys all day this summer.

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  183. Beautiful fabrics, thank you. I would love to make some small dresden plates and lots of pincushions with the fabric, both of which I am addicted to at the minute.
    ks.eyles@yahoo.co.uk

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  184. I would love to make some patchwork tops for my girls with this fabric.
    Thanks,
    Erin
    emstone28@gmail.com

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  185. what a wonderful give a way. thanks for the opportunity.
    i love what the boys are doing with paints and shaveing cream. i put in in shaving cream and swirl it around with a toothpick and put on top a piece of cardstock cut 4x51/4
    with a paper towel i wipe off the shaving cream. the card stock picks up the colors of the ink. i let it dry and use it for the back ground in making a greeting card. originals all the way.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  186. I'm in love of your hydrangeas - I've always wanted some in my garden! I'm looking forward to my girls being off of school for 2 whole months - so much mommy-daughter time!

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  187. Beautiful fabric, thank you for the chance to win.
    I think I'd use the fabric to make patchwork book bags

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  188. Wish I could grow hydrangeas - they are so beautiful

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  189. This fabric is so pretty! I think I would make an apron :) I love turquoise x

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  190. I am lucky - my 6yo likes watching me use the sewing machine so she sits and handsews while I am sewing myself. I just hope the novelty lasts through the summer!

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  191. Your hydrangeas are lovely. My 'garden' is a basil plant in a plastic pot on top of the dishwasher. My favorite collection of fabric is Hello Pilgrim. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  192. this fabric would be perfect for a baby quilt for my second baby cousin! the first one already has a quilt in the works, but poor little chris has no handmade presents from me yet...

    my email is supersharmie at gmail dot com

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  193. Great prize! We are going to Great Wolf Lodge and having a baby! liz.taylor24@yahoo.com

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  194. That is wonderful fabric! Your salad looks great, and I am jealous of your hydrangeas - weird weather this year means mine will not bloom. My kid (3) can "garden" (ie, dig holes in the ground, play in the mud and pull weeds) for hours and hours, so that might be worth a go: give them a little corner of their own. Thank you!

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  195. Well Id probably make a quilt of some sorts for a child even though that abc fabric would make cute curtains if there was enough:)

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  196. Beautiful fabric! would love to win! well this summer i have a trip to Netherlands planned, to attend a birthday party of a 2 year old! it will be fun!

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  197. Ah, super cute! Thanks for the giveaway. I'm not much help on the fun things to do front; my family is packing up and moving across the country this summer, which doesn't seem like fun to me. Maybe when we get settled, we'll have time to go on some new adventures outside and pack a picnic to eat along the way :-)

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  198. This is going to be a busy summer, but looking forward to sewing time with hopefully some new fabrcis ;)

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  199. I like the Curious Nature fabric line. Thanks for a nice giveaway!

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