Monday, May 23, 2011

may day giveaway!


May is one of my favorite months in Washington. All the trees are blossoming, the sun is out often, there is a bit of a cool breeze in the air and all the grass is green!! To top it off, every year there is the May Day giveaway from Sew, Mama, Sew!! This is my third year participating and it seems like every year gets better!! I can't wait to browse all the lovely blogs!!

This year I'll be giving away some lovely Sugar and Spice laminate from Riley Blake. This week-end we up-cycled a vintage stool that I had found at a thrift store and for the cushion, we covered it with the red floral laminate!! I just love how you can wipe all those little dirty smudges from the wee ones!! Easy as one, two, three!!

The pretty laminates~

Four half yards~ sugar main, sugar floral, red and aqua polka dots and white and red polka dots!!

The oh, so pretty upcycled stool~

I love how the step stool turns up into the stool!! For the steps, we first painted them aqua and then covered them with foil and painted the rest!! A lovely tip I found on pinterest!!

The stool before it got a little face lift!!

There are many other creative things you could do with laminate, such as making a pretty tote bag, or cover table tops. You could also use it for making aprons, diaper bags, or for covering chairs!!


So...would you like to win some lovely laminate!?! Here is all you have to do~

The giveaway will be open till Thursday May 26th, and I'll announce the giveaway winner soon after!

You have 3 chances to win.

1. Tell me your favorite thing about Spring!
2. Have commented on my blog before
3. Are a follower of my blog

Make sure to leave a separate comment for all the ones you qualify for. I'll be using random.org to pick the winners so if you don't leave a comment for the ones you qualify for you will only get one chance instead of up to three.

Good Luck, and Happy Monday!!!


978 comments:

  1. Those laminates are lovely! Hands down my favorite part of spring is going to the gardening center and seeing all of the plants that are available. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  2. Oh, and I have been following your blog for quite a while now.

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  3. hello, can i qualify?

    my favourite thing about spring is the way people look happier, smile more
    i am a follower of you blog, but never commented before :(

    love your work

    kisses

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  4. I love the fresh flowers and smell of cut grass in the spring, and of course the fresh produce from local markets! Thanks so much or the giveaway!

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  5. I am a follower and my favorite thing about Spring is that everything is new. All three of my children were born in Spring and I love flowers. Thank you!

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  6. And I'm already a follower!

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  7. stop it!! those laminates are fantastic!! and love that stool too! THANK YOU for participating in giveaway day!! fingers crossed...

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  8. Those laminates are gorgeous!! I can see a a very pretty bag being made out of them. I love your stool. Fingers crossed :)

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  9. i already follow your lovely little handmade blog ♥

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  10. Such amazing prints! Love them! My fave thing about spring is the beautiful cool mornings - I live in Arizona LOL

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  11. I love the spring blossoms.

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  12. I love the spring weather - I myself live in Washington as well.

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  13. I know that I have commented on your blog before.

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  14. Those laminates are fantastic! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

    I subscribe to your posts using Google Reader.

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  15. Your blog is one of my favs, so I have definitely commented before. :)

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  16. My favorite thing about spring is the gorgeous weather here in TX. I try to enjoy it as much as possible before the dreaded heat of summer arrives!

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  17. I love the flowers starting to bloom most about spring - sparkels of green and colour after all that white..

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  18. I follow you via google reader - enjoy your posts very much!

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  19. Could these laminates be any cuter?!!! How sweet!

    My favorite thing about spring right now is smelling the lilacs in bloom. A lovely thing!

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  20. The spring flowers, tulips, daffs, hyacinths, etc.

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  21. My favorite thing about spring is the blossoms - after winter they seem more beautiful than I remember every year!

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  22. My favorite thing about spring is seeing all my perennials coming up in the garden! I also love getting to dig some of them up, split them, and give some to friends!

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  23. I love Spring for the same reason. THe blue sky in Washington is such a welcom sight.

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  24. I am your follower! Love your blog!

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  25. Love your stool! such a *cutie*!:D, tks fr the chance xoxo

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  26. I am a follower of your blog.

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  27. I'm back in Malaysia since 1984 but what I remember about spring is when we have outings with the girl scouts. I still remember (not the details) one year, my mum and I went to a play in town and we had a meal there. It was wet but I just love that memory. I wish we could have a way to make the full memory come out. I want to see the whole thing play out again.

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  28. My favourite thing about spring is sitting in the garden, drinking tea and enjoying all the flowers starting to come out around me. I just love being outside again after a long winter trapped indoors!
    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  29. here in los angeles, the jacaranda trees are all in bloom, and they have these beautiful, vibrant purple flowers. some streets are lined with them, and it's just so beautiful!

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  30. i have commented before on your blog. :)

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  31. I love these! I've been recovering a bunch of stuff lately. My favorite thing about spring is all of the color. COMING OUT Of dreary dead winter into beautiful spring color is the best!

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  32. Of course I've commented on your FAB blog before.

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  33. i have definitely commented here before

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  34. and my most favorite thing is cool breezes and warm sunshine

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  35. I love the sun and warmth without humidity! I love spring and fall both. :)

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  36. I'm a follower. Your blog is one of my very favorites where I find lots of inspiration!

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  38. I love birds, especially hummingbirds in the spring

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  39. My favorite thing about spring is the return of flowers! Even in LA, the land of no seasons, the flowers all seem to bloom in the "spring" :)

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  40. My favorite thing about spring is the arrival of fresh strawberries.

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  41. sugar and spice is my favorite line right now, I love the colors. My favorite thing about spring is the weather, warmer that the winter but still not too hot.

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  42. My favorite thing about spring is all the colors!

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  43. And I'm a (new) loyal follower.

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  44. My favorite thing about spring is the wildflowers. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to try the laminate!

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  45. I like that Spring ends in Summer... weird, but my favorite thing about it! The world starts to thaw, you get a lot of rain, but all of a sudden things brighten up, flowers appear, and before you know its beach and picnic time! :)

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  46. Oh I have a wonderful stool to cover to and this would be wonderful....

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  47. Pretty sure I've commented on your blog before - I only follow the ones I like and I'm chatty on the ones I like haha.

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  48. Yes I am a follower...and I love the music

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  49. i have posted toyour blog before....

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  50. My favorite thing about spring is cherry blossoms on the trees lining our street, so pretty!

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  51. Tell me your favorite thing about Spring? All the flowers and the GORGEOUS smells associated with those flowers.

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  52. I know I've visited your blog before, and am almost sure I've commented on your blog before.

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  53. Flowers! is my favorite thing about Spring! I love seeing everything start to bloom. The fabric looks like a fresh breath of Spring :-)

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  54. Please do not add this as 4 I just forgot to put what I like about spring so this goes with my first response....Sprin to me is about rebirth....All comes alive and gets the wonderful chance to be fresh and bright and that includes people too. I have always looked at it as a renewal in my own heart....if need be

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  55. my favorite thing about spring??? getting my garden in.

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  56. p.s. I follow you in my google reader :)

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  57. I love tulips-hands down my fav thing about spring! I love them!

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  58. and i'm pretty certain i've commented here before too!

    thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  59. I've been a follower for awhile now!

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  60. Since I'm already a follower, I have probably left a comment on your blog.

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  61. Thanks for the chance at such a great giveaway! I can just see a cute lunchbox or two with these fab fabrics!

    eemilybb at gmail dot com

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  62. my favourite thing about spring is that something new is always just around the corner

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  63. What I love about spring is that I can seat on the grass at the lake, and dream what summer can brings :) (sorry about my English ;))

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  64. Spring fav: watching our woods wake up from their l-o-n-g winter nap. The new greens are spectacular and every so often a little wild flower is daring to show off. It's great. nanasew at gmail dot com

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  65. I follow with reader. nanasew at gmail dot com

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  66. I'm now a follower! :) I realize in my previous post that I forgot to mention my favorite thing about spring: Week days after dinner spending time outside in the backyard playing with the kiddo.

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  67. My favorite thing about spring is how green everything is (cause in Utah it's the only time things are green).

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  68. Favorite thing about spring would be new life :D
    Thanks for the chance :D

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  69. My favorite thing about spring is getting out and about more (trips to the park, picnics, watching the kids play) before it gets sweltering hot or too buggy, however we have had nothing but rain here lately, and it is really putting a damper on our fun. But we are still enjoying those little breaks when we can!

    I would love to try out the laminate...I always want to order but have never seen it in person. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  70. I've commented before. I absolutely love your style and all the lovely things you make. And you carry a great selection of fabrics in your store, including your own adorable deer and hedgies! I ordered some, but am having a hard time cutting into them!!!

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  71. My favorite thing about spring is the baby bunnies living in my backyard, although when they start eating my garden I may change my mind.

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  72. Favorite thing about spring is flowers and sun! Not the rain, :( right now that involves to much damage!

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  73. I am a follower! Here and on pinterest. You have a great eye for very pretty things!!

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  74. I love commenting on your blog and have definitely done so because they inspire me often!

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  75. I follow you and yet I'm still way down on the list for entries. Just means you have LOTS of followers! Thanks for being so fun to follow!

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  76. What lovely fabric. My favorite thing about spring has to be going to the nursery for beautiful flowers.

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  77. I am a follower of your blog.

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  78. i am a follower of your awesome blog ... darlene

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  79. what i love about spring is that it's a pre-cursor to S U M M E R .... the best season of all ... darlene

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  80. I have followed you for a while now, you have inspired my red and aqua kitchen!- Alicia

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  81. We live in Phoenix, so my favorite thing about spring is SWIMMING!

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  82. I have commented before, you projects are so cute- Alicia

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  83. cute project, i love driving with the windows down!

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  84. I live in the south, so Spring for us means the promise of a few weeks of great weather before the sun starts baking us to crisps.

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  85. My favourite thing about spring are all the tiny green leaves that unfurl so quickly when there's a bit of sunshine.

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  86. I'm a follower of your blog.

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  87. My favourite thing about spring is that the days get longer, more sunlight is always a good thing

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  88. My favorite part of Spring would have to be when the sun actually appears from behind the rain clouds (which isn't often in Kodiak). Laminate fabric would make the perfect for a bag rainy weather.

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  89. I'm a follower of your beautiful blog! I love the little embroidery projects you create and use with your quilting.

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  90. I have commented on previous posts!

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  91. My favorite part of Spring is the all the flowers, after the all the grey winter days here in the Northwest it is wonderful to see colors again.

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  92. i have been wanting to try laminates. fav thing about spring is that there are more hours of daylight!

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  93. Oooh, laminates are so fun! I think flip flops and skirts are a tie in my book!

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  94. I commented on your blog before--just checked to be sure!

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  95. Ah, my favorite thing about spring is getting to wear sandals again.

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  96. I follow your blog in Google reader.

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  97. I love how the evenings get longer and the days get brighter in Spring, it makes me so happy! Would love to win this!

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  98. and I love the flowers in the spring so much!

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  99. My favourite things about spring are the bluetits that nest outside our kitchen window and the bluebells that grow in the woods at the bottom of our garden - spring i definitely here when I see them both!

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  100. Spring flowers. Favorite thing! Thank you for participating in Giveaway Day!

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  101. I'm pretty sure I've commented before (and if I haven't then I jolly well should have!)

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  102. I follow on Google reader too!

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  103. I have commented in the past, although it has probably been quite a long while ago. I read every post, even if I don't comment.

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  104. I love the laminate's they are so cute.

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  105. What great fabrics - I've been wanting to try making something with a laminate. My favorite thing about spring is not having to wrestle little ones into coats and hats and everything just to go outside.

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  106. I follow you! gougeonathome@charter.net (Allison)

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  107. Oh my, those are lovely pieces of fabric. Laminates. Too fun! My favorite part of spring is planting the garden and flower pots.

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  108. I have been a follower for quite a while. Thanks for the chance to win these lovely laminates.

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  109. my favorite thing about spring? Mud!

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  110. I am always amazed each spring that the flowers come up. I know they should... but it is awesome when they poke their little heads out of the dirt! great giveaway! gougeonathome@charter.net (Allison)

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  111. Lovely giveaway and beauty job on the stool, Kerri! My fav thing about spring is the smell of freshness in the air.

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  112. Lilacs are my favorite part of Spring! close your eyes, can't you smell them too?

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  113. Thanks for the great giveaway. Love your blog!

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  114. Since I live on a fairly seasonless island, the only thing that really distinguishes Spring for me is the days start getting longer. I love it when it's light & the birds are singing by 5:30 in the morn.

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  115. I've been wanting to play with oilcloth forever--love it! My favorite thing about spring is lilacs.

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  116. I'm a follower & would love to try these laminates!

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  117. My favorite thing about spring is the fresh veggies and fruit at the farmer's market! Thanks for the giveaway.
    scarletteandcinnamon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  118. Favourite thing about spring is cherry blossom trees! I love them when they flower! :)

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  119. I'm a follower.

    Wow, I wouldn't even recognize that as being the same stool!

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  120. My favorite thing about spring is that the rain gets a little less frequent and strawberries are just around the corner!

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  121. Spring favourite thing is hope.

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  122. Those laminates are lovely i would never have thought of using them to cover a chair with or to make a bag. that's one of the reasons i love blogland for the ideas and inspiration. I would love to be entered into the give away please. I am a follower and have commented before on your lovely blog. Enjoy the rest of your week, dee x

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  123. I love spring because of all the new baby animals!

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  124. What a fun giveaway! I have stools very similar to the one you show, I'd love to recover them with these! Thanks.

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  125. I have commented but it was a long long time ago! I guess I grew shy.:)

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  126. Yes, I am a follower through google reader, hope that counts. Thanks again.

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  127. My favourite part of spring is going to the greenhouse. Best part ever!

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  128. My favorite thing about Spring is that grass is soooo lime!

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  129. Of course I've commented on your blog before:)

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  130. I'd love to use them for bag linings! My favorite part of spring is my return to gardening!

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  131. I love the dogwoods and bradford pears in bloom. Too bad it doesn't last for more than 2 weeks.

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  132. Flowers!

    G'Day! I'm here for the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! Please visit me, too:
    http://www.homemakerhoney.com/2011/05/sew-mama-sew-may-giveaway-day-ends-may.html

    Deborah
    Homemaker Honey
    @Homemaker_Honey
    homemakerhoney.com
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  133. I have commented before on your lovely blog

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  134. I am a follower and love to see your updates.

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  135. I follow your blog too (have for a really long time!)

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  136. I love smelling the lilacs. I have been running outside lately because it has been so nice and smelling those lilacs blowing in the wind is amazing.

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  137. what a fabulous stool! One of my favorite things about spring is watching the blossoms on the apple trees turn into tiny little apples.

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  138. I am also a follower of your blog!

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  139. I have commented on your blog before and am still waiting for what you want to do with the family chart board- no pressure:)

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  141. My favourite thing about spring is seeing the new life bursting out in our local park.
    thanks for the giveaway

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  142. Ooh, what a pretty combination. My favorite thing about spring is everything finally turning green again. I grew up in WA and now live on the East Coast, everything looks so dead until the trees finally get leaves!

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  143. i love the warmish weather, not cold but also not too hot!

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  144. The stool is too darling! I love to hear all the birds singing in the spring...they sound so pleased to be alive! I'm giving away vintage sewing supplies over on my blog, Foziewisp, if you're interested. Thanks so much!

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  145. My fave thing is the birds chirping!

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  146. I love the flowers...especially the tulips.

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  147. Great giveaway :) I love the change in light that Spring brings after the grey of winter :)

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  148. I've commented before on your fabulous blog :)

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  149. I love the sunshine and the smell of the spring flower (lilac).

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  150. Flowers and sunshine bring so much joy in Spring!

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  151. I love your shop on ETSY you always have great fabric and I decide now to be a follower!

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  152. My favorite thing about spring is nearing the end of the school year (I teach 3rd grade).

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  153. Oh I love those laminates! My favorite thing about spring would have to be the flowers. So many pretty ones where we live.

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  154. I've commented many times! Love your blog.

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  155. I follow you now too - lovely blog :)

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