"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Sunday, February 13, 2011

1300! A giveaway and some news....

Oh my goodness!
I just noticed my followers have gone over 1300!
What a gorgeous group of craft lovers you all are, so I'd best do something special for you!!
Leave a comment, just one, on this blog post and you'll go in the draw for this gorgeous new book of designs by Australia's Lynette Anderson!

I'll draw the winner on my birthday, February 21st. :-)
*GIVEAWAY CLOSED*
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Thank you to everyone for understanding and supporting my need to 'pull back' from blogging a bit. 
Mr E has decided that it's time I joined him 'outside' in his own favourite pastime, so yesterday he bought me these birthday gifts, and today I am going to christen them...
...on a ride to Mingela for lunch! 
I haven't been on a motorbike since 1999, so this will be the start of some serious fun time with my beloved and a way to spend more time together. I love the pink in my helmet and jacket...I just couldn't have worn any other colour. ;-)
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In my quiet times I have begun a new set of simple shabby stitcheries that could be used on just about anything. Another week or so and I will have them to show you, but for now...
 
And I also finished another block in the remake of my original Shabby Roses quilt.
This is the original quilt...
...and my remake is coming along beautifully in Tilda blues...
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I got very excited this week when a parcel arrived for me. I had ordered a book from Maree that had been on my to-read list for a while, and was so excited that she was stocking it in her online store!
This will be my constant 'down-time' companion for a while to come. I think I should have been a 50's housewife... ;-)
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Princess Sophie continues to make residence 'anywhere'. We have a notion that she is marking her territory for all of us to take note of. 
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Only one Show & Tell photo this week.
Susan has finished block 2 of "Give Thanks"...
Susan will be one of many followers who will come to a "Gum Tree Designers Morning Tea in the Park" on March 5th in Brisbane, so we'll get to meet face to face. 
If you'd like to know more about the Gum Tree Designers flying in from all over Australia to Brisbane for our first face-to-face Gathering, have a read HERE
If you can make it we'd love to meet you!!
As we're out of towners we're asking everyone to bring a plate of delish morning tea fare to share.
Hugs
Jenny
xxx

213 comments:

  1. lets make the first comment: I would like to join the give-away. It looks very nice, and I have some friends who are very fond of their dog/cat.
    loves from Holland, (lets go to bed now)

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  2. TI SEGUO SEMPRE DALL'ITALIA E TI AMMIRO MOLTO. PARTECIPO VOLENTIERI AL TUO GIVEAWAY. BACI ROSARIA

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  3. Love the jacket! Wow! it will be like being a teenager again! Have fun being a bikie. Would love to win the cats & dogs book!

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  4. O.K. I will try it, because I follow your blog a long time and I love it very much.
    big hugs from Germany
    yours
    Steph

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  5. I'll be number 2 , I think...cause I just did an update on my blog too! I am following your need to step back to a T...it does feel good!!!

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  6. I wish I lived closer, I would love to be able to attend The Gum Tree Designer's Tea! Please post pictures!! You will love the rides with your husband, my husband and I have started also, and it is a great way to carve time together in our very busy schedules. Hope things are going better in the weather department. We are still praying daily for everyone!! Hugs!!

    Pam

    PS-Please enter me! Also, I have the Vintage Notions book, and love it. She spoke at my LQS, but I was unable to attend! :-(

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  7. Congrats!! You have a beautiful blog and I have much pleasure following it. I'm very proud of you to be able to take a step back and put the things that really matter back in order. We all need to do that every now and then.
    Have a wonderful day, can't think of a better way to go to lunch!
    love Lynnelle

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  8. Congratulation on your blog ,did you have fun today ?I haven't been on a bike since 2000 but darn I'd loved to feel the breeze on my face .Can't wait for your new designs ,shappy rose was so much fun .

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  9. Congratulations on 1300! I would love to win the Cats and Dogs book, thanks for the giveaway.

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  10. Hello Jenny,
    Congratulations! I was a secret follower till today. Now I am # 1305 ;o) I would like to win the give-away because I also follow Lynette and love her work, but would you send the book all the way to Germany, too? I hope so.
    Thankx for sharing your lovely blog with us.
    Cheers from Doris

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  11. Have fun on the motorbike with your hubby!
    KATRIN W.

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  12. Thanks for the chance to win Jenny, enjoy your time with Mr E

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  13. I love dogs, and would love to win a book of stitcheries of them! Thank you for the opportunity, and happy birthday!

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  14. I'm honored to be one of the 1300. Would love the beautiful book.

    Have a God Filled Day
    Shirley

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  15. I have a weakness for quilting books! Enjoy your together time with Mr E.

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  16. Congrats on your wonderful blog. Has bought me much pleasure over the short time l have been watching. Put me down for the dog/cat giveaway. Good luck with your together time which is so important, sound like you are in for great times ahead.

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  17. Love to win Lynette's fabulous book. Thankyou for offering the book to win Hope you have a fabulous day trying out your birthday gift. Hugs,

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  18. Congrats on the huge milestone. Love the look of your new stitches.

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  19. I hate to admit it, I made the punched pieces for that book and never got a copy:(

    Debbie

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  20. I have been eying that book...Your helmet and jacket look like fun-enjoy!

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  21. Thanks for another giveaway! I really like the beading on your hand work....do you have instructions for the stitches of blue surrounding the row of beads?

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  22. Congratulations on 1300! I am a new one but I enjoy reading your blog. I would love to win the Cats and Dogs book! :)
    Greetings from Serbia

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  23. Jenny, Good for you to take a step back & take that breath you need. Your family is soo important to you as we all can tell. How lucky they have such a caring mom. Enjoy that ride with hubby, he is lucky as well to have a (babe) to go for rides with him. vroooom, vrooom. !! Blessings: Dianne.

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  24. Hope you have a good pair of boots to wear with that jacket and helmet whilst being a 'biker'.
    I see Princess Sophie is taking command of her domain, lol.
    Hoping you and Mr E have a nice Valentines Day tomorrow and you have fun at the Gumtrees Morning Tea.
    As an animal person I'd love to win this book and thanks for offering it as a giveaway.

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  25. Congratulations Jenny. Wow, over 1300 followers. Love the photo of the lovely Sophie and it's nice to see you will be out and about on the roads in style.

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  26. Hi Jenny,
    I'm now a follower too. Enjoy your tea party. Wish I could come but all the cake would be gone by the time I got there from the UK.

    Kim Cranson
    Birmingham UK

    P>S More bags on way

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  27. Well, Happy, happy birthday on Feb 21st. i would love to celebrate with you. I would love to win the book too. It looks so nice.

    Thank you Ann

    PS I am a follower and love your work. Thank you for sharing

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  28. Hi Jenny, I would love that book, the bag reminds me of my little dog, Honey, who loves to toss her doggy blanket around!!!
    I also have that Vintage Notions book, my Texan penpal sent it to me for Xmas, isn't it gorgeous???? :)
    I hope you have a lovely day out with Mr E today, in your lovely new biking outfit.
    Your new stitcheries look very pretty! Sandy.
    sandangels1945@hotmail.com

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  29. Please put my name in the giveaway. I love reading your blog and also love cats & dogs.

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  30. Hello Jenny,
    Congratulation on 1300. I would like to win the give-away.
    Loves from Germany
    Sylke

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  31. 1300 - WOW, but you are so talented it is no surprise! I love the new jacket and helmet! Enjoy the ride, I used to love to go for a ride on the back of my ex's bike! I think it is a good thing that you are re-fcousing your time, life goes by so quickly, you need to enjoy each moment with the ones you love. Thanks for the chance to join in the giveaway - fingers and toes crossed!

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  32. You will have so much fun riding.... enjoy.... I should remember your birthday... my son's is the same day!! Enjoy the brisvegas trip..... dare I suggest you all behave???
    Hugz

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  33. That book looks awfully cute. The little dog reminds me of one of mine. Have fun biking! You're a much braver woman than I.
    Jennie B

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  34. YOU ALWAYS FOLLOW YOU FROM ITALY AND I admire. Gladly participate YOUR Giveaway!

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  35. love all your projects.... I love dogs & cats, too

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  36. I just love that jacket! You will be one chic' chick motor mamma! You deserve some down time, so enjoy without guilt. Kitty is growing into a real beaty - just love that nose marking. Wish I could attend the Tea in the Park - look forward to you 'Gummies" posting about it after.

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  37. I have a good friend whose husband bought a bike last spring...they have had the most wonderful time together going just everywhere. Last summer they went to Maine from here in Virginia. He used to fish and she used to quilt. Now they don't do much but bike.
    Get out there...have fun.

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  38. Great book giveaway! Happy Birthday on the 21st!

    Billie in TX

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  39. That is sure to get your heart racing - motorcycling that is! I love your helmet and jacket!
    The new stitcheries look very cute!

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  40. Hace mucho tiempo que sigo su blog y agradezco la oportunidad de participar en el sorteo!
    Felicidades por tantos seguidores...se encuentran trabajow tan lindos aquí!
    Abrazos!
    A long time ago that I follow his blog and I appreciate the opportunity to participate in the contest!
    Congratulations on your many fans ... so cute trabajow are here!
    Hugs!

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  41. Would love to win your giveaway! Early Happy Birthday to you! Mine is the 25th, so would make a lovely birthday present for me too!

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  42. What a lovely blog! I have been reading for a while now and love your work. Enjoy your summer as we are getting snow here in the North East USA. I know that summer is right around the corner and hubby can get his bike out again. I have a bad knee so can't ride any more. Please enjoy for me. I would love to be in your drawing for the book.

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  43. I love Lynette's designs and I'd love to win the book! I ride with my husband and I love it. I'd like to have a pretty jacket with pink on it, too! Have fun. We are planning a trip on the motorcycle later this summer from New Mexico, USA to Oregon and Washington state to visit a new grandbaby. Enjoy your time with your husband.

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  44. Congratulations on reaching over 1300 followers! What an achievement!! And, happy birthday early!!! So many things to celebrate. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

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  45. I finally got some time for blog reading again. Good to hear you and your family are OK after Yasi.
    I would love to win Lynette's book. I'm not that fond of dogs, but I'm a cat lover.

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  46. Mr E sure knows your favorite colour! Have a fun ride :)

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  47. Take care on your bike outing and emjoy the ride together. 1301 followers wow that must be some record I think.

    Helen

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  48. I am absolutely smitten with Autralian embroidery books! So hard to get here in America. Hope I win and hope you'd be willing to ship overseas! (I'd pay for postage). Enjoy you riding (my brother works for Harley Davidson so we're big fans) and enjoy your family time!

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  49. Love your blog - you create beautiful things!

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  50. Congratulations on having so many followers. Your blog is always wonderful to read. Enjoy your outing with your DH -- great jacket and helmet to wear!

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  51. I just love Sophie. She's so stinkin' cute! And I would love the book too. =) Enjoy your ride!

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  52. Continuo seguindo seu blog, e lembrando de ti quando se ouve falar da Australia aqui no Brasil. O lugar onde você mora é muito parecido com o sul do Brasil, mas precisamente no Vale do rio Itajaí... e também sofremos com as chuvas... Abraços
    liége

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  53. That looks like one of my doxies on the bag.. how totally cute! Enjoy your recreation time with DH!

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  54. The meet and greet would be so fun...but I guess I am a bit too far out of town for that.

    I would LOVE a copy of that book. I just received a bunch of dog fabric as a gift today. Wouldn't it be great to use it on some of those patterns?!

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  55. Hi Jenny!
    Good for you; spending time with your beloved and on a motor bike! Great exercise (lol) ... have lots of fun. The new Shabby quilt will be gorgeous.

    hugz

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  56. OOOH, dogs and cats!! Love it and would love the chance to win and make some of the designs.

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  57. I'm not surprised Jenny, wait til you hit a million, lol! I don't think it's that far off! Girl, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new jacket and helmet, Mr. E. couldn't have picked out better - kudos to him! Enjoy the ride! Your new stitcheries look delicious, girl, as does your new shabby roses quilt, love the blues!

    I should have been a 50's housewife too - but then, we never would have met, because there was no internet! Love your new book. Princess Sophie knows who rules the roost, look like she's letting you all in on it too. When I don't want Hermoine up on something, I tell her "NO" and she gets such a look - her back end twitches, the tail goes back and forth, she hunches down and does it anyway. Then she just looks at me, defying me to come get her and put her down.

    Susan did a lovely job, I'm jealous she gets to have tea with all of you! But happy for her too!

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  58. That is wonderful you will spend time on a motorcycle. Maybe next, you will have your own bike! I have my own, and you should see the looks I get when I go to the quilt shop on it!!!!

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  59. Hi Jenny, It will be fun to relive our past. I am sure it will be a perfect valentine date. To be honest I was a bit sad when u had written that u were stepping back a bit from blogging. I am your follower and love your work and blog. But then, family first!!
    I would love to win that book too.
    Thanks and best wishes.....

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  60. Happy upcoming birthday, Jenny! Enjoy the outside with Mr. E. Thanks for counting me in for the book.

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  61. Hi Jenny

    Have a great time out and about on the bike. (The thought of it terrifies me) but you obviously love it and Mr E will love having you with him.

    Hoping to meet you soon.
    Debra

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  62. Congratulations Jenny. Always up for a give away.
    Hope the bike ride is the first of many for you both.

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  63. Congrats on yet another milestone. Have fun on the motorbike...the jacket is gorgeous.
    Darc
    xxoo

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  64. Oh I can't wait to see pictures of you on the bike! Enjoy.

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  65. Congratulations and happy birthday. Hope you have lots of fun biking with your beloved. Nice cats and dogs book too.

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  66. Hey Jenny of course we understand the need for time outs....and of course you are over 1300 we all love your blog. I have been a follower well for awhile now and what you do keeps the femininty going in our lives...thank you so much and enjoy your time with your honey.

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  67. Congratulations Jenny, we all love your blog & designs. Mr E has great taste & sounds like you are in for some fun & nice lunches. Naturally in the Quiltkitty household we would purr loud if we won the Cats & Dogs book - lol. Happy stitching Tracee xx
    http://quiltkittyloveslife.blogspot.com/

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  68. Love the beading in your new design. Can't wait to see the whole piece. It's important to set aside time with the ones you love especially your husband! It is finally warming up here in Wisconsin. Supposed to be in the upper 30's. It will feel like a heat wave!

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  69. Thanks for the fun!!! Great give a way!!! Sounds like you all will have lots of fun meeting each other!!! hugs

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  70. You are going to make such a cute biker chick. Just be careful out there.
    The pattern book is adorable--did Sophie pick it out???
    She is so cute.
    Have fun with your man.
    L,A-

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  71. Have fun on that bike and live it up!!

    Congrats on the followers--you have a sincere blog:)

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  72. Congratulations on having all those followers! I'm still one of your unofficial followers - you are on my blog list, so I still am always popping in to see what you've been up to!

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  73. You are going to look very stylish on the back of Mr E's bike. Have a wonderful time on your ride for lunch. It is such a special way to spend time together. Miss Sophie is looking even cuter (if that is possible). She seems to select the most photgenic spots to rest.

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  74. Wow congrats on over 1300 followers, that HUGE and well deserved! Hope you have a lovely birthday on the 21st!

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  75. wow...what a lovely giveaway. Please do add me for the draw

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  76. I'd like to participate, Jenny! Congratulations on your goal, 1300 followers are ..... a village! Enjoy your ride by motorcycle, Clara.

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  77. Congratulations, Jenny. Of course people want to follow you. Your generosity and love shine through.

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  78. Congratulation on 1300+ and thanks for the chance to win the great book

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  79. Hi Jenny
    Firstly....I hope you and your DH have a great time together today :)
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a wonderful book!
    Ever so generous as always :)
    Vanessa

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  80. Funny giveaway! I'm here too... and congratulations for your guinness!

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  81. Hi Jenny

    I think you have alot more followers than you think!!. What about the followers who aren't registered, like me?

    Love the biker outfit, I can just imagine you and DH riding into the sunset.... oh how romantic!!

    Anyway, thanks for the chance to win.

    Hugs, Sue from Cyprus x x x

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  82. Jenny. You blog is a plesaure to follow, for me a hit. You sure inspire my to make stitchery.
    Happy birthday!

    Elisabeth

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  83. Congratulations Jenny.
    That is a long time between bike rides, I hope you and Mr E have a wonderful day.
    I remember the times I used to spend with my late husband on his boat....such great memories.
    Hugs, Sue

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  84. Happy birthday Jenny for next Monday. Enjoy your ride and lunch with your beloved.
    Congratulations on having over 1300 followers. No wonder. Your posts are always fun to read. You also have lots of fun stitcheries.
    Wish I lived closer so I could go to the morning tea.
    Thought of you this morning having breakfast under the Mortoen Bay Tree.

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  85. anch'io partecipo volentieri al tuo giveaway. sono di Roma e il tuo blog è tra i miei preferiti!!!
    incrocio le dita per vincere!!!

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  86. Have fun outside!Must be a very special feeling! Thanks for the lovely give away! Your blog is precious!

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  87. congrats on your folllowers! thanks for the give away!

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  88. Dear Jenny,
    I'm very happy you reached this new important step. It's so beautiful to know there are so many people who love you!
    I'd like to see you on the motorbike with Mr Elefantz. I've never been on a bike :( Have fun!!!
    Hugs.
    Elisa

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  89. Hiya from another "Biker Chic" we don't use our bike as much as we should. Its either freezing cold or too hot to put the leathers on!! Or am I just getting too old to bother, We use to tour on a bike all over Europe when we were young. Keep the shiny side up! Hugs from France. Linda

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  90. Congratz to so many followers!! I can understand it though you bring plenty of inspiration!!
    Have a great Birthday as well!!
    Love to take part of your giveaway, while here!
    Susanne

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  91. I already have this book, so don't add me into the draw. Good for you to take up your husband's challenge, it should be fun.

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  92. I really would love to win that book it looks amazing!
    And contgratulations on your birthday!

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  93. I love your blog. I'm working on your give thanks design. So I'm a follower and I like to join your give away. My whole family is allergic, but these will do no harm!

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  94. Enjoy that bike (and hubby!), there's nothing like the open road! and of course I'd love to win!

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  95. So many followers Wow
    You share a birthday with my Mum

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  96. Would love to win the book I will remember your Birthday now one of my daughters has her birthday on the same day and she will be 46 and she is expectong A baby in april.
    Hugs Mary.

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  97. Congratulations to 1300 followers :)
    Would love to win the book.

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  98. Happy riding.......my jacket and helmet don't have any pink, just gold and brown. Hubby picked them out to match the bike, go figure!!!
    Would be fun to go for a lunch ride with you and hubby.
    The book looks interesting, would love to have a Lynette anything.

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  99. Congratulations, Jenny!
    Hug from Brazil.
    Nina

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  100. Hi Jenny, My friend and I are enjoying your latest free project 'Give Thanks'. Your new set of Shabby stitcheries look delightful too. I can't wait to see the end product. I really like how you have incorporated the pearl beads into your design - very lovely.
    Please include me in your Giveaway competition. Best wishes, Carol from Mildura

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  101. I think it's been longer than that since I were on the back of a bike...Hope you had a Great Time...
    Glad your Book arrived OK...
    Enjoy.
    cheers

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  102. Congrats on your 1300 followers!
    greetings from Germany, Rein.

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  103. I love Lynette Anderson´s design and hope to be the winner i your giveaway.

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  104. I'm glad to be one of your 1300! Have fun on the road with the wind in your hair..er..helmet.

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  105. You are braver than I am, Jenny! I prefer to travel in a cage (aka car, bus, etc) or on my own two legs. Motorbikes scare me :-/ Have loads fo fun with your hubby :D I'd love to win Lynette's book!

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  106. Have fun, Stephanie. The older I get the less trustful of riding on a motorcycle. This is a sweet give-away. Congratulations on over 1300 followers! And I thought I was doing good as I approach 100. ~karen

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  107. Congrats for your 1300 followers. It seems that you've done excellent work in your shabby blog! Thanks for the lovely and heart-warming patterns you share with us.

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  108. 1300 followers (including me) have great taste in blog reading. I love your work.

    Be careful on that motorcycle today!

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  109. I get what you been about the 50's housewife. I often feel like I am living in the wrong time period!

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  110. I like cats and dogs so I want to join your give-away.

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  111. Congratulations! 1300 Wow! Also congratulations on choosing to spend more time and attention on your family. I was wondering if you were a "biker Mama", looks like you are going to be. You're going to love it, my husband and I enjoyed many years of biking together and saw many beautiful places and got to meet many great people. Enjoy the ride!

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  112. Hi Jenny congratulations for the 1300 followers!!!!kisses for you from Argentina♥♥

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  113. Hi Jenny,
    a wonderful idea - a giveaway.
    I'd like to win it very much.
    xxx
    Heike

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  114. That's a lot of followers! Congrats! Miss Sophie is just too cute!

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  115. Congratulations!!
    I'd love a chance to enter your wonderful giveaway :)
    Thanks!
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  116. Congratulations and I see you are taking safety precautions. Be safe. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  117. Hallo Jenny,

    Yo know, that I love your blog,
    I would be so happy to win the cool book Cats ans dogs.

    Congratulations to the 1300 !!!

    Keep going on,
    I love your creations

    blessings
    Jutta

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  118. Huge fan of your blog and would love to join the give-away. BTW my daughters birthday is also on the 21st - shes 11 this year ;o)
    Blessings
    Shirley

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  119. Thanks so much for a chance. Love your blog. Enjoy your time away.

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  120. Wow,what a nice gift,and i would really like to win it,hope i do.For now,have a very nice weekend ,greetz Francis Weitering

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  121. Hi Jenny,

    Congratulations! I like your BOM "give thanks". What a great idea. I´ll sew it, when I get free time.

    Be blessed!
    Stephanie from Germany

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  122. Wow! That's some following! Congratulations, Dear. I simply love your pictures, but especially love the shot of your embroidery incorporating the pearl beads. So lovely...you've been such an inspiration to me. I picked up some floss yesterday and hope to start a little hand stitchery this week during my TV watching time spent with my hubby. I haven't done hand embroidery since 1988...like starting all over again. Wish me luck.

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  123. Yes, of COURSE I'd love to win your give-away, so I'm leaving a comment. But I also want to sincerely tell you that I admire your talent and the stories you share, about the sweet kitty, your family, deciding to spend more time with hubby, and even those horrific storms. May God continue to bless you. Chaplain Donna H., in Arkansas, U.S.A.

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  124. Congratulations on 1300! I would love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck!

    Saule from Lithuania

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  125. Oh please count me in on the give-away! I admire your work, but also Lynette's. I joined her BOM My Garden and would love to win this book! But also without winning I keep following you, as I did for quite some time now LOL

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  126. Your stitching is so beautiful. I love the new version of the Shabby Roses Quilt. I would love to win the design book from Lynnette. All of you "Ausies" have such wonderful projects. Enjoy your family and friends as life is so very short. I enjoy reading your blog so very much. I am on dial up and it takes ages to download, but I just wait and do something else, check back often and then read and enjoy all the wonderful pictures.

    Janet

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  127. 1300 followers is not a limit for your wonderful blog, I think.
    blessings to you!
    greetings from Russia)))

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  128. Ooooh yes please ... this would be a lovely addition to my bookshelf.
    Enjoy your bike ride and enjoy life!

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  129. Congratulations Jenny! That's a lot of followers! Love the sneak peeks of your new project too! :0)

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  130. Oh, my goodness--the stitchery on that book cover looks like my house, with a dog dragging my sewing through the room! My bird would be laughing, and the cat would eye us all with disdain. I admit; my house IS a zoo. And no, my two sons don't help any, either! But it's fun.

    You'll have to give us the buzz on "Vintage Notions," too. It's on my Wish List! Great minds must really think alike!

    It's so good to hear from you--enjoy your birthday gear!!

    Dot
    dminshall67@yahoo.com

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  131. Hi Jenny,
    Good to see you and your house survived Yasi. I cannot believe you are doing a giveaway...I would still be totally disorganised LOL. You are amazing.
    Such a lovely book too:)
    Hugs, Sharon

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  132. Congratulations on 1300 followers and we all love your blog. Love your Shabby Roses Quilt. The last time I was on a bike was about 45 years ago...and in high school. How time flys. Have a wonderful day and thanks for the chance to win Lynette's book....my sister's BD is on the 21t too:)

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  133. Congrats on 1300! The book looks cute! Enjoy your "time off"!
    From Texas

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  134. I read your blog everyday and I love it everyday. You are such a kind and gentle soul and I love your family's simple philosophy for living. Thanks so much for all the inspiration you give us. I will miss your daily posts but I totally agree with your decision. I just became a follower today but it has never occurred to me before, I do not know why.

    srocca2004@hotmail.com

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  135. wow...1300 followers!! That is quite the accomplishment..

    Would love to be in the running for the book..

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  136. Thirteen hundred followers! WOW! That's a lot. Congratulations. I love those little pearly beads. Have a great day.

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  137. Holy cow, that is unimaginable to me,I only have 8 followers on my BLOG after 18 months :-( Congratulations Jenny and please count me in for the gorgeous give away. Cheers Kaylee

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  138. Congratulations on your blog. I have been following your blog over a year now and have enjoy your projects and BOM...

    Have fun on the bike!!


    Sandyn

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  139. Congrats Jenny! So brave of you to join the motorbike with hubby. I've been around since you all started the Gumtree group, how much you've all done since then! I'd love to win the book if you're going international (U.S.) Haven't heard of that book, but I love her designs.

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  140. Congrats on 1300!!! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  141. Ooh, me too, I should be a 50s housewife with you! I'm forever complaining I was born in the wrong decade, I'd have loved to stay home, making do and mending! Amazing prize, thanks so much, I love Lynette's designs. And I love the look of your shabby roses, so pretty!

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  142. Hola, me encantan tus diseños y siempre paso por tu casa, gracias por compartir tan hermosos diseños con nosotros.

    Me apun tas en el sorteo?

    Yesy

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  143. Felicitaciones !!! No me extraña que tengas tantos seguidores, tu Blog es muy lindo y siempre lo visito.Me encantaría participar en el sorteo, un abrazo

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  144. Oh to be with you in the park in March, alas it will not happen. So happy to see an update here today. :)
    Hold on tight when you are on the back of that bike! Our cat does the same thing. Plops himself down anywhere he feels like it!

    Sending love from New Jersey

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  145. Hi Jenny Wow what an achievment! It is such an interesting blog - thats why! Have fun on teh bike with your hubby. Always a pleasure to stop by :)

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  146. What a generous give away. The book looks very interesting. I'd love to win it. Your blog is very inspiring - except for the idea of riding a motorcycle!! Here in Texas that is just too scary for me! Stay safe!

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  147. I think you are going to have to change your name to "Hot Motorcycle Mama" with that cool outfit! Enjoy the "outdoor" fun with Mr E!
    Vrooom vroom!
    Liz
    P.s. please enter me in the giveaway...I love dogs!

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  148. Hi Jenny can I join your give away?
    I like looking at your site, so interesting and informative. even tho I am not a quilter, but doing the kits, has got me interested.
    You are more prolific than I am. Cant seem to get off my chuff to do my blog reg. I am doing more Kits so thats something. I would love to be in Brissy when those gals get together, as I have been to Clevland and it would be a nice place for a get together.
    I am going to Bris and staying at my Ds place in Maroochydore on 29th March. Pity I di not know about your one earlier.
    Bye Love
    E XXX

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  149. I would put your blog in my favorite list, but there's one problem~you already ARE!!! Such loveliness and talent. Just want to say thanks,
    Dianne

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  150. Thanks, Jenny, for sharing your designs with us. I love each and everyone and always look forward to the next. I would love to win Lynette's book. Cats and dogs are my favorite fur babies!
    Carol G, nwFL, USA

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  151. Enjoy the biking and happy birthday.Hope you have a great one. Thanks for the lovely give away. Hope I win.

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  152. Congratulations and thank you for your great giveaway. Please include me in your draw. I just love Lynette's designs and have been dreaming of this particular one with the cats and dogs for awhile now. Jill

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  153. Jenny, thanks for the chance to win. I have been doing your bom and have enjoyed following your blog for a while now.

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  154. Looks like a great book! I love cats, love your kittie picture too :) Thanks for the chance! Enjoy your motorbike ride!

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  155. Felicitaciones por tus últimas decisiones, Dios te acompañe en todo momento y lugar! El libro se ve espectacular, me gustaría anotarme en el sorteo. Cariños desde Venezuela.

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  156. I love your blog, I am going to become one of your new followers...

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  157. Love your new BOM and appreciate you sharing it with us! Giving thanks for all my blessings is a definite desire of mine this year so it is perfect for me right now! Have a very happy birthday! Blessings to you.

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  158. I'm new to your blog. Congrats on so many followers, and have fun on the motorbike! Be safe! ;)

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  159. Congrats on so many followers! I just got a dog so the book would be very appropriate! I already follow on google reader

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  160. Oh, I love Lynette Anderson's work. I'm trying to complete the Noah's Ark block of the month that she did and I'm loving the way it's coming out.

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  161. CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS on 1301 followers, that's a mighty achievement.
    I would really love the opportunity to go into the draw to win this lovely book.
    Thank you

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  162. Great looking jacket and spectacular helmet. Hpoe you and your DH enjoy your rides together. Thank for the lovely giveaway.

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  163. Congrats on 1300!! Princess Sophie is adorable.

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  164. Lovely giveaway. I love everything by her. And as for the motorcycle riding - my husband and I say it's the best marriage counselor we've ever had. We can hop on that baby mad as wet hens, and by the time we get back home, we're best friends/lovers again. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  165. Hi Jenny....you go girl...would love to see a photo of you both on the bike, luvvvv the jacket and the helmet...you will look very smart....have had my eye on Lynette's cat and dog book and have it on my wishlist...thanks for the chance to win one...wishing you a lovely birthday...hugs...LindaB (melb)...yes I am a follower. would love to come to the Gum Trees meeting but too far to away...maybe next time

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  166. Hi Jenny,
    I had to comment again to let you know that I linked to your blog on my charity's blog, with a little post today encouraging people to come on over and see your wonderful projects! Our group's name is "the Nicholas Project."
    Peace, Chaplain Donna Harvey

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  167. Congratulations on making 1300! I find your blog so interesting to read....it amazes me that I live halfway around the world and have so much in common with you. I love your work and want to send a big thank you for your give thanks BOM.

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  168. What fun...to spend time with Mr. E! Congratulations on reaching 1300 followers! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  169. Jenny, I would love to be entered in your giveaway (if it's open to international), and also say "Happy Birthday", though it's a bit early. Also wondered, what kind of motorcycle to you ride? My hubby and I tour on a Goldwing 1800, I'm always a passenger and health keeps me from riding much but when I do, I love it. Be safe and enjoy! Big Hugs...

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  170. I have almost completed the first two little blocks to hang on my wall hanging. They just needed binding around them. I have had great fun with this project. I always enjoy visiting an seeing what you have been doing.

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  171. Beautiful bag with 'man's best friend's' embroidered on it....great project!! This would be a great thing to have....from QuiltsbyCheryl in WA state.

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  172. The Shabby Roses quilt is gorgeous!! Congrats on 1300 followers and Happy Birthday on the 21st!! Thanks for the chance to vin this great book. Greetings from Seoul.

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  173. Congratulations on 1300 Followers! Please enter me for the giveaway. I love dogs and my best friends is crazy about cats. Thank you.

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  174. Hope you enjoyed your ride with hubby. We have a hotrod and I love going on outings in that. Like your revamped design in blue, my favourite colour. Thanks for a chanc to win your giveaway.

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  175. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!! :)

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  176. Hi, I love your lovely blog. Spain is too far to go for "Morning tea in the park". Thanks for share your beautiful work, the best of web, people at the other side of the planet can contact. Isn´t it fantastic?
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    www.tambienbordo.blogspot.com

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  177. Jenny, Happy Birthday on the 21st!! I love your new Elephant stichery. Please enter me in the drawing.

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  178. Congrats in advance, and please let me participate in the drawing for the giveaway - I really love dogs!

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  179. Hi Jenny,
    Just love your "Give Thanks" BOM. Nice verses and may they indeed encourage us all.
    Congrats with your 1300 followers. I am one of the unregistered ones so there are even more.
    May God bless you and keep you. Continue with your designs and enjoy your work @ school. Greetings from Moz.

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  180. I haven't been to your blog before. Love your stitcheries. And you get to ride on a motorcycle - lucky girl. Thanks for a chance at your giveaway.

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  181. My husband would be in 7th Heaven if I would join him on a bike. Love the book - lots of dog crazy family members would like some og those patterns. Sharyn

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  182. Hi Jenny,Thanks for a chance to win.
    Karen.C

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  183. Not really into cats but dogs thats a different story, share a dog with an aunt, love her to bits. Smart little imp but loveable thanks for the chance to win. Here's hoping for another 1300 bloggers. Cheryl

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  184. Congratulation!
    Thank you for the beautyful Giveaway!
    Greetings from Germany.
    Steffi

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  185. Congratulations for 1300 followers and a birthday

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  186. Congrats on so many followers , that is awesome ! I am sure you will have lots of fun on the bike with your dear hubby , all that fresh air and sunshine and there is nothing like the view from the back seat of a motorcycle , I know that first hand and loved it !

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  187. Congratulations on 1300 followers Jenny. Your blog is such an inspiration (and lots of fun! You deserve your success. Pease enter me in your draw. Cheers, Di

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  188. Congratulations Jenny what a milestone!! Please enter me into your wonderful draw. Thanks Judi

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  189. Love the jacket and helmet - wishing you many hours of enjoyment on the bike with Mr E.

    I too am not surprised at you reaching 1300 - it is always good to visit your blog to see what beautiful project is being worked on.

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  190. I enjoy reading your blog, and want to congratulate you on having 1300 followers.

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  191. I love your work anad I really like the looks of the dogs would be a neat project. Hope your ride
    was great!
    Deb E from Stitch M Patch in Pa.

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  192. I am not sure it I left a comment or not. I couldn't find my comment so I decided to leave another? one just in case. I love following your blog! Happy Happy Happy Birthday. I'm not sure why anyone would say no chocolate, but.... Happy Birthday anyways! LOL
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  193. Have enjoyed your embroidery designs for quite some time now and look forward to your branching out with other cute items like your Buttons and Bows bag. I also enjoy your faith-related reflections. Happy birthday a bit early.
    Heather

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  194. I DO enjoy a lot reading your blog. So much eyecandy :-).
    Have fun motorbike riding.
    Like a lot of folloowers before me I too would love to be the lucky winner in your generous give-away.

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  195. Congratulations on 1300...very nice but then your blog is always such a blessing to read!

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  196. Congrats...1300..wow! Thanks for the giveaway and the great blog! I have a dog just like the one on the book cover. LOL!

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  197. Wow! Congratulations with such a huge number of followers!
    Your creations are wonderful!
    Thank you for a chance to win that great book :)

    Best wishes,
    Tatyana

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