Wednesday, July 20, 2011

strawberries & a giveaway!!


This last week-end we had such a wonderful time going strawberry picking!! It is one of my favorite summer activities. With the season being late because of weather, we were lucky to still get to go in the middle of July!! We've had fun making jam, pies, and strawberry crepes with them already!! :) For my fwqa blocks I've done a couple basket blocks with using some sweet little strawberry fabrics, along with a cute block using some of the Little Strawberry fabric!! It has been a fantastic week so far!! How can it not when you are surrounded by strawberries, sewing, and cute little ones!!

Here are some pictures of us having fun strawberry picking!




a happy dirty face!!

strawberries at my feet!!



My blocks I've done for the fwqa with the theme of strawberries! I'm officially caught up with the group!! Yippee!!

{3} Basket

{42} Fruit Basket

{54} Kitchen Woodbox

My week 8 blocks!

All 16 blocks together!! I'm so excited to keep this going!!

Now that I've shown an abundance of strawberry pictures, would you like to know about the giveaway!?! I thought it would be fun to giveaway some strawberry fabric!! Who doesn't just love strawberry fabrics!! :) I'm giving away a fat quarter bundle of the new Annie's Farm Stand, and a half yard of a few red and aqua Japanese strawberry prints!!

Annie's Farm Stand by Lakehouse

Red and Aqua Japanese fabrics


So...would you like to win some yummy strawberry fabric (all my international friends are also welcome to enter)!?! Here is all you have to do~

You have 3 chances to win.

1. Tell me what you most love about Summer!
2. Have commented on my blog before, and/or a follower of my blog
3. Have bought from my Etsy shop.

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.

The giveaway will be open till Sunday July 24th, and I'll announce the giveaway winner soon after!

Good Luck!!!


480 comments:

  1. and i follow you in my google reader :)

    ps. love how your fwqa blocks are turning out. beautiful colors you've choosen.

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  2. Oh wow, what great giveaway. If you ship internationally, I would like to have a chance to win.
    The blocks are great and it will be a really wonderful quilt.
    Most of summer I like sitting in the garden, the warm sun shining at my face, birds singing, white clouds at the sky, feeling like summer.
    Greetings from a cold and rainy summer-evening at Germany. I hope, your summer is better.
    Elke

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  3. I love summer because the kids are out of school, less running around, more relaxation :)

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  4. I love your quilt blocks, and the fabric you're giving away. I love the beach, kayaking, and fresh summer produce - watermelon, corn, tomatoes, etc.....

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  5. I'm a follower of your beautiful blog.

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  6. oooo and I just had to double check, but I have bought something from your etsy shop! {etsy user name: mugerbles}

    thanks so much for the chances to win!

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  7. My favorite thing to do in the summer is goign to the beach : )

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  8. What I love about summer is the nice warm weather, this past year we had quite alot of snow here in Maine and it seemed like Winter would never end !!

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  9. I have commented on your blog before, pretty sure I have :}

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  10. I love geocaching and waymarking with my family and then pulling out the grill. My family can cook!

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  11. I'm also a follower. Speaking of strawberries, it reminds me that this time of year my Mom would seal some cut strawberries in a tight container with some sugar to draw out the juices. Fabulous with ice cream, pie, a little milk or just plain. Yum!

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  12. I love barbeques and fresh cherries!

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  13. I am a happy follower via google friend connect!

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  14. I love seeing the washing blow about in the mild summer breeze and being able to have late night BBQ's outside. What a lovely giveaway! Thank you.

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  15. ...and I've definitely purchased a few pretty bundles from your etsy shop! Thanks!

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  16. I love the long summer holidays and having all my children home!!

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  17. I LOVE it that my husband gets a week off and we can go away for some family time! :)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. My favorite thing about summer is the veggie garden that my husband plants every year! We never buy vegetables, just run out and pick what we need right before dinner, it's heavenly!! :)

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  19. I buy from you WAY too often and love it! :)

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  20. (ideally to me) summer means no rain so thats what I love about it (having said that its now pouring!(im from England, it rains...a lot!)

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  21. I have been a follower for sometime now and love your blog, and im totally drooling over those fabrics!

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  22. Im a follower! What a lovely give-a-way!

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  23. My favourite thing about summer is watching butterflies dancing with joy and the birds singing their hearts out xx

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  24. I love having the kids home for the summer, and my air conditioning! :) We've sure enjoyed fresh strawberries, too!

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  25. I already follow your blog.

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  26. I have bought from your etsy shop before (a 9 fat quarter bundle) LOVE LOVE LOVE your fabrics :-)

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  27. Today I love pretty much everything about summer :) Right now I'm loving that heavy, tired feeling in my body from a day spent in the pool. It's about the best feeling in the world!

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  28. I link to you from my blog and have commented.

    (And I've bought from your shop, but it was so long ago I don't feel right about leaving another comment. I think I should go shopping!)

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  29. my favorite part about summer is the smell of sunscreen. And, butterscotch sunshine with green grass and multi-colored flowers! Love it all!
    pizzadelong@yahoo.com

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  30. I'm a follower and a flickr contact, I've loved watching this quilt evolve.

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  31. My favorite part of summer are the afternoon thunderstorms we get here in Arizona.

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  32. Summer fruit, drying my clothes on the line, supper at the lake, BBQ's with friends, sleeping in! Just hoping we actually get some summer here in Southwestern BC (Canada).

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  33. I'm a follower and have commented on your blog before. I wish I could say I've bought from your shop but I haven't (yet.)

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  34. The best part is the freedom from schedules!

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  35. I love eating ice cream and snow cones and lots of other cold summer treats!

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  36. Oh, I also follow you in my google reader!

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  37. Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite thing about summer... strawberries, corn and tomatoes, fireflies, the sun still out at 8pm, vacations at the beach... just a few things :)

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  38. I follow you in my reader too :)

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  39. what I love most about summer are the summer dresses and easy breezy outfits! - not having to wear snow suits and hoodies is so nice!

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  40. I have commented on your blog before and I am a follower!

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  41. Warm weather and fresh vegetables :)

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  42. I am a follower. Not sure if I commented or not.

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  43. I love the long hot days of summer. I start to get depressed when the days start to get shorter and the weather starts to get cooler.

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  44. Wow, what a lovely give a way. :o) Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful fabrics with us. :o)
    A favorite thing about summer :

    nectarines and sweet basil. :o)

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  45. I am a follower and have your link on my side bar under quilting blogs. :o)

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  46. I *love* shopping in your Etsy shop! :o)

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  47. The best thing about summer is having our son home from college. Nice to get to spend some time with him.

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  48. So many things I love about summer: swimming in a lake, fruit picking (I went raspberry and blueberry picking this morning... the strawberries are finished here), picnics. It's hard to choose one favorite thing!
    Thanks for the giveaway and hope you enjoyed the strawberries with the kids!

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  49. About Summer ... I love all ... fruits .... sunny day and not school for my children above all

    Thanks for the chance ^__^

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  50. I'm a follower and your blog is in my sidebar of fave blog and I have commented in your blog ^__^

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  51. I'm a follower of your blog. Love it!

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  52. I love the longer days when we have bbq's for dinner and eat outside. Beautiful fabric. I just love berries on fabrics.

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  53. I had bought on your Etsy shop last week .... your fabric are shipping to Italy and I hope they 'll came soon ^__*

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  54. The best part of summer is eating snow cones, especially blue coconut! :)

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  55. I'm a follower and have commented here before too! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  56. Love the red & aqua fabric! I love hanging out w/ family in our pool in the summer.

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  57. My newest favorite thing about summer is the beach! We just moved to CA and live near the ocean, it's so great to take my little boy to play in the sand!

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  58. The thing I love most about summer is the sunshine with warmer weather because being outside is so much more enjoyable and the kiddos are way more happy :)

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  59. I'm a follower of your blog too...and I've commented before!

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  60. I am a follower and have commented before!

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  61. I've bought fabric from you a few times, most recently it was castle peeps! :)

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  62. Of course I have bought something from your Etsy!!!! How could I not?! You have one of the best on-line fabric shops ever!!!!

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  63. In the summer I love the outdoor life most of all, strawberries and new potatoes!

    I wish you all a wonderful summer!

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  64. I love the light and longer days in the summer

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  65. I have been a follower of your blog for a long time :-)

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  66. I have bought from your shop a few times!

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  67. favorite part of summer? warm summer nights and dates with my husband.

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  68. I love that the days are so much longer, and love all the fresh and abundant fruits and veggies in the local markets!

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  69. yes, i've bought from your store, and I'll do it again ;)

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  70. I can't believe I'm doing this, but here is comment number 3... because your giveaway is so dang cute and I would love to win! Yes, I've commented on your blog before and I follow you. Thanks for the chance to win, Kerri! xo amy

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  71. I love the 4th of July and spending time with family outside playing during the day and into the night and watching the fireworks. Summer has a way of making you feel free and like a kid again. Now that my daughter is two I love sharing the summer fun with her.

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  72. I follow your blog, if I don't technically through blogspot I do through my favorites several times a week since I found you last months. I am loving how your Farmer's Wife blocks are turning out.

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  73. I haven't bought from your shop yet, but I am planning on it, you are gathering your scraps for me, and I plan to add a couple 1/8 yds. to that order. (So this entry may not count.)

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  74. Yes, I've been a follower for quite a while now! Love your blog....your family pics are very sweet.

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  75. Thanks for the great giveaway, Kerri! The thing I love most about summer is wearing shorts and flip flops. Seriously, it's that simple! And the fruit, but if I keep listing things I love about it, I may never stop!

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  76. What I love most about summer is in fact all the harvest possibilities and jams, spreads, canning....NOTHING beats a fresh ripe juicy strawberry. Basically, the produce of summer is one of highlights of the season!

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  77. I am a long-time follower of your blog -- I love all the red & aqua inspiration!

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  78. Bike rides!! We live right next to a really awesome park that runs along a river. Throw the kids in the bike trailer and just ride for miles . . . pretty sweet. :)

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  79. And I never get to do all three entries w/o any extra effort, but I'm a big shopper and I've bought from your Etsy before - some FFA and Cosmo Cricket grids and dashed lines -- LOVE!

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  80. I love playing outside together in the summer :)

    Blogger is being weird on me, so here's my email...

    candy at fiber dot net

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  81. I have been following you a long time :) LOVE it!

    Blogger is being weird on me, so here's my email...

    candy at fiber dot net

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  82. I have purchased lots of Kona ash from you before and have a VERY L-O-N-G list of things I want...

    Blogger is being weird on me, so here's my email...

    candy at fiber dot net

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  83. I have been a follower for a little while now..thank you

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  84. Lazy days,carefree attitude, lemonade,sweet tea farmer's market,strawberry pickin;)

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  85. Given that we have the highest rate of sun cancer in the world...i love summer. I love the beach, the seagulls, messages of childhood come rushing back, late afternoon naps beside the sea side, seagull sounds lulling me to sleep. I love the water, anything to do with it, will eventually go back to living near the water. Hopefully soon we will buy close to a spot we are looking at. I could never live too far from water....i do cover up though!!
    thank you for the giveaway.

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  86. Yes I follow your pretty blog:)

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  87. Bought something from you a while back,patterns precisely.

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  88. I have not bought from your store, i just wanted to say that i soon will as i have only recently become aware of the delightful products you have in store...thank you
    And i appreciate that this comment does not count...

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  89. I am a happy follower.....Mama Spark started me blogging a year ago. I'm celebrating my 1st blogiversary with a giveaway....ends tonight at midnight. Thanks for the chance to win some strawberries....melting in Michigan(o:

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  90. my favourite thing about summer is vanilla icecream on strawberries! (oh and lounging around in the sun - just to add something not food related :o)

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  91. The best part of summer is definitely the fresh veggies from my garden and of course the local strawberries and raspberries. Thank you, Kerri, for hosting such a sweet giveaway.....your little munchkins are adorable...they sure are loving those strawberries...(:

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  92. I don't really love summer (too hot), but I do love watermelon and that comes in the summer. Also I just have to say that I love your FWQA blocks. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  93. I'm also a follower. Thanks again.

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  94. BERRIES!!! Anyone in my family would tell you that a happy day for me in the summer is spent in my garden eating raspberries,blackberries,blueberries and an ocassional strawberry (I can't grow them like our local neighborhood strawberry stand!) Then the winter eating the jams my mom and I have canned!! This fabric would be a lovely surprise for my birthdaythis week :)THANK YOU> k.bugbee@att.net

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  95. Fresh produce, swimming, fun in the sun, spending time with family, smores :)

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  96. Follower and have commented before :)

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  97. I am a follower and enjoy your blog and the pictures of your quilting and family!! Thank you k.bugbee@att.net

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  98. Have purchased from your store :)

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  99. I love swimming, so refreshing on a hot day, and watermelon!

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  100. I follow you in my Google reader.

    Love you blocks, so pretty.

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  101. Lovely blocks! :) And as always, love your choices of fabric!

    What I love about summer: Being able to wear summer dresses, have ice cream in the sun and visit the beaches!

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  102. I am a follower for a long while now!
    And have commented before too :)

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  103. My favorite thing about summer....without a doubt gazing at the ocean on as many beach trips as I can muster!!!

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  104. The think I love most about the summer is 6 lovely weeks away from work with my children! It made missing all the school runs, sports days and open mornings worthwhile!

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  105. Favorite things about summer....sleeping in, dirty feet, sticky faces, random water fights, unscheduled time with my kids! Why can't summer last all year??? :)

    Thanks for the fun! LOVE your gorgeous quilt blocks!

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  106. I'm a follower of your blog!

    Thanks again! :)

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  107. Favorite thing about summer? It's summer here all year, but I do like the longer daylight hours, even without Daylight Savings Time!

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  108. I follow your blog & have commented before!

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  109. I'm a follower too - thanks for another great giveaway!

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  110. I've bought from your shop-you always have great prices

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  111. There are so many things I love about summer. Watching the kids catch fireflies, evenings in the backyard on the swing, fresh strawberries, raspberries & blackberries, corn on the cob...I could go on and on. Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.
    twelve30{at}gmail{dot}com

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  112. I like ignoring the alarm clock in the morning!

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  113. I love all the fresh fruits and veggies of summer and dining al fresco.

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  114. I am a follower of your blog. :D

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  115. I've been a follower of your blog for some time now. So glad I found it. I love love love the fabric choices. Aqua & red are my favorite color combinations right now. Thanks again for the giveaway and a chance to win.
    twelve30{at}gmail{dot}com

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  116. I am a follower of your blog!

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  117. I am a teacher so my favorite part of summer is summer vacation! I love having so much time to devote to all my sewing/quilting projects!

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  118. I love no socks and sandals!

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  119. Blueberries! That's what I love about summer, they make our Christmas wonderful (my Daddy is a blueberry farmer!).

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  120. I love the warm days and fun summery activities, like hitting the pool or the beach.

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  121. I love getting off work at 3, going home to hang at the pool with my hubby, taking the big fuzzy dog on a walk, and then just chilling together for the evening.... lovely summer evenings :)

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  122. I love spending time outside with family and friends in the warm sun and breeze!

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  123. I've commented on your blog before and am a follower.

    Love the pics of you and your girls. Question is... do quilt blocks just happen to come on these excursions, or do the kids come on excursions purposely scheduled for the quilt block photo shoot? :)

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  124. I love being able to spend more time with my daughter.

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  125. I follow your wonderful blog through my google reader.

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  126. My favorite summer thing is motorcycle riding! Great fabric thanks for the chance to win!

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  127. I love going to our cottage on Lake Erie in the summer. It is just the most relaxing place in the world. Swing on the oak tree or sit on the front porch and watch the kids going to and from the lake. Wonderful. Kathie L in Allentown

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  128. I am one of your followers. Love the music on your site. Kathie L in Allentown

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  129. I am a follower of your blog. It is so very nice of you to be having this giveaway for all of us. Thank you.

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  130. i love the long summer days...while it stays light out from early in the morning into late evening!

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  131. i follow your blog in my reader.

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  132. The thing I love most about summer is the longer days.

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  133. I am a follower of your blog. :)

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  134. I love your blog and have been following since I started quilting!

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  135. I have purchased from you several times. Darn your great taste in fabric, my bank account is the only one that is not happy :)

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  136. I love all the fresh produce and watching our "fruits of labour" growing in our garden during the summer, love watching new things sprouting :)

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  137. I have the summer off for holidays and I love the idea of doing whatever suits my fancy:- )

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  138. I am a follower for some time - I am sure that I've left a comment at some point. Thanks for having this giveaway with some beautiful strawberry fabric!!

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  139. Oh you are so sweet to have such a lovely giveaway! Thank you.

    I love your FWQAL blocks. Your quilt is going to be fabulous! An instant heirloom for sure. ;)

    This may sound corny, but my favorite thing about summer is having my daughters home all day. I miss then when they go to school and I love just hanging out with them - no schedules or obligations. Just doin' what we want to do.

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  140. I love homemade, natural, strawberry pie!!! I think strawberries are the world's most perfect food! :) What a blessing God gave is in that one small fruit?!

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  141. I follow your blog and have commented before. :)

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  142. My favorite thing about summer is the long sunny days!

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  143. I have put made a couple purchases from your shop and am always drolling over your stock... you do have great taste in fabric, especially this strawberry combo. <3

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  144. I have purchased lovely fabric from you before.

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  145. I LOVE strawberry pie with whipped cream!!!! :0)

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  146. What I love about summer...no schedules! The school year gets crazy with so many time restraints.

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  147. I have commented before and I am a follower. I love your blog and your shop is wonderful.

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  148. I sure have purchased from your shop. Greatest collection of Munki Munki ever. :)

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  149. I love the laziness of summer... it is so relaxing!

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  150. I've commented before!! I ought to just follow you, given the number of times I click over here ;)

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  151. I follow your strawberrylicious blog!

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  152. I love working in our garden in the summer and all the fresh produce. The hubs and I can eat half a cold watermelon without blinking an eye! :)

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  153. Hi Kerri, just gotta love the little face with strawberry juice all over it... thats what I love about summer... the children having fun outside...the laughs, the giggles and the fresh air... makes happy children..happy mummy's..
    Hugs Dawn x x x

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  154. I am a follower and not sure if I have commented before... just got to say I so love your farmers blocks... they are gorgeous.. and that Annies Farm fabric...discovered it only yesterday..Lovely..so fresh.
    Husg dawn x x x

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  155. No bought anything yet...will be a perusing on payday though...LOL
    Hugs Dawn x x x

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  156. My favorite thing about summer is sleeping in, swimming, lots and lots of fresh fruit and family get togethers! Thanks for such a fun giveaway!

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  157. I follow your blog on Google Reader!

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  158. I love the relaxed routine (or lack of routine)!

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  159. if strawberry can be planted here in malaysia, it definitely be my favourite summer fruit. thanks

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  160. I have purchased fabric from your etsy site. In fact, one of those fabrics has been on my favorites list for a while. Super cute!

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  161. I just loved seeing the moist juciness of those strawberries. And your fabric giveaway makes my mouth water too! My favorite thing about summer? Knowing I can have fresh tomatoes - fried green tomatoes, grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches, tomatoes stuffed with tuna salad, bacon/lettuce and tomato sandwiches. Oh my....my mouth IS watering!!!

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  162. oooh what a yummy giveaway! what I love about summer is, ummm, air conditioning! LOL after weeks & weeks of 100+ degree days here, I am ready for fall.

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  163. and I am a follower of your lovely blog!

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  164. I'm a follower! I love the fabric!

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  165. I love being able to walk bare foot in my yard, sit on the swing and enjoy the smells and sights of flowers!

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  166. and I just like being on holidays each summer! Then I get to sew and quilt a ton!

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  167. Fresh watermelon sorbet has been the best thing about this summer for me!

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  168. I have commented here before and I love following your blog.

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  169. I have purchased from your lovely etsy shop.

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  170. I love strawberries!

    Your blocks look great! The fabrics are so happy.

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  171. I loves the Strawberry Fabrics.. I hope I am the lucky one :D
    I'm living in a country having summer throughout the year, I don't like it so much. Whenever the weather gone to crazy hot, I will dreamed of Winter :D
    Thanks for a chance...

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  172. I have made a purchase from your etsy shop before. I bought Little Red Riding Hood Japanese fabric.

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  173. I love camping with my family on a very special island in B.C.!

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