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

Thomas Moore

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Holly Bird Designs and a Giveaway!


I have a love for birds and I think Christmas is the most special time of the year so I've designed a set of six projects that celebrate both my loves!


















The full six pattern set is now available HERE in my shop for the introductory price of $17.95!

That's just $3 a pattern - what a Holly Bird Christmas blessing!

(Be quick because the pattern set price will permanently rise to $21.95 on September 17th)

Now because I've heard a lot of oohing and aahing over some of the fabrics I've used I thought you might like to be part of my Christmas Bundle Giveaway?


I didn't use all these fabrics in the Holly Bird Designs, but I did use some, and the rest will be used for something else I have up my sleeve.
But before I go playing with the rest of my Christmas Scandi fabrics I've cut five 6.5" x 44" lengths for one lucky winner to play with too!


So how do you go in the draw for this sweet Scandi Christmas fabric?

Just share the news about my new Holly Bird Designs on your favourite social media...

At the bottom of this post you'll see buttons for email, Blogger, FB, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ 
Just click on as many as you can and spread the news for me!

Leave one comment for every social media button you click, and if you get my Friday newsletter delivered to your email inbox (it will be sent out in the next hour) you can even forward that and leave a comment here!

If you purchase the pattern set HERE you can leave 2 extra comments!

PLUS: in your comments tell me which Holly Bird design is your favourite and why. I'd love to know!
I will post internationally so everyone has a chance to win!

 The giveaway will be drawn by Mr E on his birthday, which is September 17th.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED
Mr E chose his birthday number, 17!

The winner is Ellen!


Have a brilliant weekend, and hopefully you may find yourself with a Holly Bird Design or two in your stitching basket.
I am off  to thankfully put my feet up after a very busy week, and I might just stitch something...wheeeee!!

hugs



204 comments:

  1. Great patterns and beautiful fabrics

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  2. Lovely designs and fabrics. I've shared via email.

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  3. My favourite? Very hard to choose. If pressed I'd say the pincushion. It's the blue.
    Shared on Twitter.

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  4. Shared on Facebook too. You're very generous Jenny.

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  5. Love the Christmas sampler but Joyeaux noel is pretty darn cute as well - have shared on facebook love the giveaway THANKS

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  6. Hi Jenny,

    I have share your giveaway on my facebook page.

    thanks

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  7. LOVE Deck the Halls pillow.. LOVE it.

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  8. Hi Jenny,

    Now getting your newsletter.

    Thanks

    Sandy

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  9. Ha! Favourite! Impossible to choose! Saw the first one - loved it, then the next - loved it too, then the next and next and next -the LOVE never stopped! Sigh...they are all gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS!
    Karen

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  10. The blue is definitely my favorite, but the wonderful fussy-cut hexagon tree and songbird run a close second and the table runner a very close third. Hard to choose! I forwarded the e-mail to my group of Christmas Shoebox Swap friends. The fabrics are lovely! Just in case I forget (as I'm prone to doing a lot lately), a happy happy birthday to your sweet husband on the 17th.

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  11. I love the holly bird on the sampler. They are all gorgeous though. I just forwarded my email newsletter to 7 friends. Hope you get some new customers and followers. Love love love the new holly bird Christmas patterns.

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  12. Jenny I just shared your post on my Facebook and tagged you in it dear.

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  13. 'Tis the season for Christmas lovers to start to make and your festive designs see us spoilt for choice. My favourite is the Rejoice Table Runner as I am fond of patchwork and love the colours of yesteryear. The simplicity of your holly birds adorns it beautifully. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. Love the Scandi fabrics.

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  14. Hi Jenny I just shared this via my Google+ account.

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  15. I just shared on my Pinterest boards here is the ink back
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/142074563220478688/

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  16. I also shared it on a blog post with a tiny version of the blue bird picture. Post

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  17. Beautiful designs! Love those gorgeous fabrics..I share on my FB timeline!

    Hugs,

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  18. Wow great finishes and my fav one is so hard to choose but I love Noel bird pin cushion ..I love to collect pin cushions so they always have a special place in my heart..
    Please count me in your lovely giveaway..it's so sweet.
    I tweet about it :)
    Hugs x

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  19. Beautiful designs from the very talented Jenny of ELEFANTZ ready to stitch for Christmas. My favourite has to be the Noel Pincushion ... love the blues ... not really into "Christmassy things" however the designs are really, really sweet. Fussycutting on the holly birds makes them even more adorable. thank you, Jenny.

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  20. Hello Jenny forgot to mention - Shared on Pinterest and Facebook and emailed to 8 friends.

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  21. Bought your pattern through your blog...

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  22. Oh I forgot - the little bluebird is my favourite (I'm usually a red and white girl); not sure why but it's just struck a chord... They're all beautiful though. Well done fantastic designing xx

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  23. Shared on Facebook. I love your Holly Bird Rejoice table runner. Adorable.

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  24. Shared on Pintrest. I enjoy stitching your designs.

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  25. Jenny, these are beautiful, love the Holly Bird he is a cutie! especially with the little button. Love the colour combinations and fabrics in the giveaway. Take care, Annette. (Shared via email)

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  26. Sharing on email. Will send to all my family that does stitching. Thank you for this opportunity. I just enjoy following you and seeing all your fascinating ideas and work.

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  27. You are amazing, Jenny! So many lovely projects that you've been designing and all absolutely gorgeous xx

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  28. Beautiful Jen. I have shared on Facebook. The table runner is my favourite, I find them more useful & love that you can use a range of fabrics. xx

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  29. Beautiful patterns - just had to have them :-)

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  30. I like them all, but the blue is lovely.
    Thanks for the chance to be a part of your giveaway.

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  31. I love the tablerunner! You are so talented, Jenny!

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  32. I pinned this post to my embroidery page!

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  33. neenajack@sbcglobal.net
    posted this to facebook. love your birds.

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  34. Tough choice... pin cushion but with red. You are sew talented!

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  35. I love them all but the DECK THE HALLS PILLOW I want to make first..I think I would like to frame it or make it as a wall hanging..The fabric is WONDERFUL..You keep me busy each night with your lovely embroidery..I am working on 2 of your projects now...You certainly have a gift! I will share your beautiful things on Facebook....Thank You...

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  36. Love all of them! I love all your designs. I follow your blog, on facebook and pinterest!

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  37. I'm excited for a chance to win. I'm a recent new-follower; just discovered your lovely work through Craftsy this year. Thank you! -Lettyb

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  38. I love them all, but if I have to choose just one, my choice it the Joyeux Noel Stitchery. I shared on FB.

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  39. I love the Joyeux Noel Stitchery.
    Shared on FB

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  40. I love the Joyeux Noel Stitchery.
    Shared on FB

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  41. Love everything you do! Especially love the holiday bird.....

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  42. This is such a sweet stitchery. I've already bought it and I'm looking forward to making something with this very charming little bird. I really liked the pincushion and the garland. You are a very clever designer. You've come a long way since Esperance!

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  43. What beautiful fabric and such wonderful patterns!!! I love everything.....

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  44. You have such a great sense of style and beauty. I love all your designs.
    Shared on Pinterest.

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  45. I love the table runner. Shared on Facebook :)

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  46. I also love the pillow! Shared on Twitter. :)

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  47. Adorable bird designs. Cute fabric. I shared on Pinterest.

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  48. I shared on Pinterest! Love your designs.

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  49. Well, you've done it again, Jenny! These new designs are so sweet and gorgeous. The churn dash block is my favorite! I do love the birds also, so sweet! Great fabric!
    davis6620@gmail.com

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  50. The fabric is beautiful. Being a "bird" person, I especially love your "Holly Birds" pattern

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  51. Pinned! I'm torn between the pincushion and the pillow as favourites, but they're all really cute.

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  52. I love your sweet designs! I have pinned on my board on Pinterest and I have bought the patterns!

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  53. My first extra entry.
    I like the little pincushion it's so nice, simple and useful!

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  54. My second extra entry.
    The fabrics are very very nice!
    Thanks Jenny

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  55. Wow Jenny, you have been so busy. I love those sweet birds.. Thanks for the chance to win those scrummy fabrics. :)

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  56. They are all lovely! I think I'd choose the table runner as my favorite.

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  57. Shared on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/306807793338622614/

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  58. shared on tweeter

    https://twitter.com/1apple_blossom/status/508009418219192320

    Like the rejoice holly bird design

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  59. I love all of your birds and could not possibly say one was better than the other. :)

    Pattern Request: I know you must hate it when someone requests a pattern, but I would love to purchase a birdie advent calendar wall hanging. A cute birdie for each day with a tiny pocket to include tiny treasures.

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  60. I love that cute Joyeux Noel pattern.

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  61. I love the Christmas Sampler, because I ADORE those birds! That fabric is scrumptious! Thanks for the chance.

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  62. Shared your beautiful Christmas stitching oatterns and giveaway on Pinterest!

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  63. I pinned this to Pinterest, under my boards Lynne Jaynes Tilley.

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  64. My favourite design is the Joyeux Noel Stitchery, love it!

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  65. Looking forward to receiving your newsletter!

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  66. Jenny,
    I <3 all the work you do ,they are the cutest sweetest designs . these Holy birds just top them off .
    keep up the beautiful work , :)

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  67. Jenny,
    I <3 all the work you do ,they are the cutest sweetest designs . these Holy birds just top them off .
    keep up the beautiful work , :)

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  68. I am having such a hard time trying to pick just one of the designs. My goodness favorite ? is it Deck the Halls Pillow or Noel Pincushion or the Christmas Sampler. I would sure like to make all three.
    The fabric you used is so lovely.

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  69. Jenny,
    I <3 all the work you do ,they are the cutest sweetest designs . these Holy birds just top them off .
    keep up the beautiful work , :)

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  70. Jenny,
    I <3 all the work you do ,they are the cutest sweetest designs . these Holy birds just top them off .
    keep up the beautiful work , :)

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  74. Jenny,
    I <3 all the work you do ,they are the cutest sweetest designs . these Holy birds just top them off .
    keep up the beautiful work , :)

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  79. Love the Bright Baubles wall hanging 'cause the applique
    gives more definition to the
    shape of the bird and I have the perfect spot for it...the pin
    cushion is great too! Thanks
    for all your designs, I really enjoy them!

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  80. Hi Jenny your new patterns are so gorgeous,my favourite is holly bird rejoice table runner,but they are all so sweet Jenny.xx

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  81. Hi again Jen,i have FB.xx

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  82. lol and guess what me back again i have Pinterested it,have an awesome day my friend.xx

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  83. Beautiful designs, stitching and fabric Jenny, love them all really but if have to choose, well impossible but maybe start with the cute pin cushion then sampler, table runner etc etc. Great gift ideas too. Have a wonderful weekend after completing that marathon.
    Judithann :-)

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  84. Have just purchased this gorgeous set Jenny, love the birds and thank you for your generous give away, good luck to everyone,
    Judithann :-)

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  85. Jenny, have shared your beautiful set on Pinterest, Judithann :-)

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  86. Hi Jenny, I love the blue design as it is my favourite colour.
    I like all of these new designs as the little bird reminds me of freedom, freedom we get through the birth of a Saviour.

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  87. I love the table runner, so bright and happy!

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  88. Creativity flowing here Jenny, detail in each project gorgeous, joyful eye candy, love how the little scissors form the top of the heart shape and the bird detail beautiful, Judithann :-)

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  89. I emailed this to a friend who loves hand work

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  90. Another beautiful set of designs Jenny. They are all gorgeous. I love how you have made a Christmas tree out of hexagons.

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  91. Loooove your projects!!!! & fabrics in give-a-way are beautiful!!


    Shared on Pinterest!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/423619908673711158/

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  92. I get your Awesome Friday Newsletter already too! :)

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  93. Love the Blue Hollybird pincushion! Is very creative...and sooo cute!! Would make great gifts for Christmas too! Looove it

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  94. I love the Holly Bird Noel Pincushion. I love the scissor pocket on it. Shared on Instagram

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  95. I love the Christmas sampler the most. They are all so lovely, though. :o)

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  96. I pinned: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/51158145742407620/

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  97. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/pippirose77/status/508075397938827264

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  98. I shared on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/116493345906677163053/posts/dwEHBuNZG5C :

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  99. Posted to Pinterest
    I love the sampler mini pattern - too cute!

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  100. Wooow, it´s sooo beautyfull - lindly regards Gaby ;o))

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  101. What a lovely giveaway/ I'm sharing with all the members of my CQ group. Blessings

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  102. Wauw, beautiful fabrics, they suits so beautiful with your patterns.I wish I could find them here in the Netherlands. I wil take a change to win this fabrics.
    Greetings,
    Marian

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  103. I put your give-away in mu Pinterest board named Quilts and patchwork.

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  104. Here i am again to tell your that I get your weekly newletter :-)

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  105. love the fabrics and love your blog. your patterns are so delicate but so pretty

    connie b
    cbquilts345@yahoo.com

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  106. I shared this post on pinterest. Happy Birthday to Mr. E! I love your designs and the calming effect it all has on the soul! Bless you.

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  107. My favourite is the pincushion - I just love the blue and white combo, so fresh but Christmassy too. I have shared on facebook.

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  108. and on Google+! Thank you very much Jenny. xx

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  109. What a lovely giveaway! I shared on Pinterest. I think my favorite pattern is the Noel Pincushion because I love embroidery.

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  110. I shared your post on my facebook wall.

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  111. I pinned your post on pin interest.

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  112. I recommended and shared on google.

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  113. I think my favorite is Deck the hall, it is just the right amount of whimsy for me.

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  114. Lovely designs Jenny , the sampler is my favorite .

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  115. I pinned this giveaway on my Pinterest page :-)

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  116. I just posted this giveaway on FB . Thanks for the chance .

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  117. The Deck the Halls pillow is my favorite, but I love them all ... And shared the post on FB.

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  118. I LOVE the pincushion with the little pouch for scissors. Such a great idea! sarah@forrussia.org

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  119. I really like the table runner. The bird motif is so cute. I have shared this on FB. Oh and Sept 17 was my mother's birthday. She would be 92 if she was still here.

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  120. I follow you on facebook and your blog

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  121. Have shared into my giveaway folder on Pinterest

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  122. So hard to chose but do like the table runner design

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  123. So hard to chose but do like the table runner design

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  124. What a gorgeous project range and fabrics. Love the HOlly Bird!!

    I've shared on Facebook xx

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  125. SHARED ON PINTEREST:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/187110559493241515/

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  126. HELLO, love your blog+each of these projects on this post! It's difficult to choose just one, but here goes: "Holly Bird Christmas Sampler"! Thank you for your inspiration+a great Giveaway!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  127. My favorite is the Christmas sampler but I love all of them. Thank you for sharing!

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  128. I forwaerded your sweet newsletter to a friend.

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  129. I love all the designs, I,too, love your birds. I picked the first one. I like the pocket for scissors...great gift. Luv the fabrics...I will try to post on Facebook...barb h.

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  130. buying pattern set - love the new designs!

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  131. Phew! Thanks for all the chances to win your fabric! This is the second one for buying the pattern set - will make for some fun stitching on some upcoming trips. Thank you for all you do!

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  132. So happy to discover your blog via "Missouri Mel" Giveaway Roundup! Pinned here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/203999058096278439/

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  133. Posted to FB here: www.facebook.com/jeanne.s.durocher

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  134. Tweet! Tweet! This giveaway now on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/gkneed/status/509020008681185280

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  135. Shared via Google+...Love the Table Runner!

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  136. I love these patterns and the fabric. I shared on twitter - https://twitter.com/bluefin711/status/509026044955721729

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  137. Love, Love, Love,....I Love the Lord. I love your fabrics. I love your Patterns. Thank you for the chance of the give away.

    Hugs to you Jenny

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  138. Are you really forcing me to choose? I love the embroidered bird--it's sooo sweet!

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  139. I shared on twitter. https://twitter.com/juditupp/status/509146536039546880

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  140. https://www.facebook.com/juditupp/posts/10204090775446075 facebook share

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  141. https://plus.google.com/100139522395172239161/posts/PbiWrU18hUm Shared on google+

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  142. Follow your blog! Love the fabrics. Always enjoy you talking about the seasons! Spring cleaning- I'm just thinking about fall cleaning. Having our first snow of the season in western Canada. I actually look forward to the cozy winter months. Lots of time to quilt and did I mention I'm taking an embroidery class at our local quilt store!

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  143. I really love the pincushion. The blues are just lovely.

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  144. I've just signed up for your newsletter, so do I now have a second chance to win your generous giveaway. Blessings

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  145. I especially like the pillow with the hexagons! I've shared these designs on Twitter. Thanks for the chance, Jenny!

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  146. I have bought the pattern jenny. Love all the patterns but the table runner is the first one I will make as a gift and then the Christmas sampler for me Hugs.....

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  147. Olá, Jenny! Amo seus bordados e vivo viajando por seu blog. Divulguei no Facebook, Pinterest e Google+. Meu pássaro predileto é o azul. Sucesso! Beijos

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  148. Tweeted https://twitter.com/rsgrandinetti/status/511010290826100736

    I love the Rejoice table runner.

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  149. shared on pinterest- i LOVE the details of the snowflakes in the hearts! classic rustic Christmas charm for sure1

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  150. Beautiful Fabric, I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/ncjeepster/status/511743962923536385
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  151. Beautiful Fabric, I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/ncjeepster/status/511743962923536385
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  152. I shared on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/ncjeepster/posts/10203450510237431
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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