Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day, May 2014

Yeah!  It is Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway Day’!  I LOVE Giveaway Day! (well..technically week).  It’s a great opportunity to take some time, check out bloggers, and of course – win some goodies in the process!
 
Before we get to the giveaway I want to tell you WHY you want to follow my blog and read it every time I post!
My Quilts
I tend to make quilts that don’t follow any typical guidelines.  I love to have fun with colors, prints, and mixing the unexpected.  I recently posted about my ‘African Impromptu Quilt’.
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And I’ll be sharing the whole story behind the latest quilt I finished ‘Novitiate Nebula’ later this week.  Trust me…this is just the start.  I hope to have my Fairy Tale/Aurifil Sampler quilt finished in the next month or so…I can’t wait to take the final pictures of that one!  I can pretty much guarantee that comments about my quilts will not be “It’s boring” or “I’ve seen that before.”

Project QUILTING
Project QUILTING – a fun quilting challenge that gets posted every other week.  I am currently between ‘seasons’ of Project QUILTING but I am posting a monthly ‘off season’ challenge to keep everyone motivated and inspired to make a quilt each month.  Also – it’s time to PQ4Me Luxury Quilt Retreat Weekendsign up for the PQ4Me Quilt Retreat weekend coming in 2015!  It’s going to be an amazing weekend that you’re not going to want to miss this!
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I’ll be making by television debut on PBS with ‘Nancy’s Corner’ – a portion of the show ‘Sewing with Nancy’ in September of 2014.  I had the pleasure of talking to her about Project QUILTING and why it’s been such an inspiration to so many!
 
To read more about what it is check out the ‘Project QUILTING’ page.
I never say no to a challenge – this one’s not related to Project QUILTING but you’re going to want to read about it – the Farm to Fabric Challenge.
Quilt Alongs
52 BlocksTwo years ago I hosted my very first quilt along – Home Sweet Home followed by ‘My Favorite Block Quilt Along’.
This year I switched it up a bit and I’m  sharing a block tutorial every week for the entire year – yup, 52 blocks!  Of course – there’s a twist…you’ll have to stop HERE to see what it’s all about!  I’ve already shared 19 Block tutorials so far this year – everything from a whale to a fox to a group of baby chickens!
PS.  I'm still looking for guest block designers/bloggers...head over and see if it's something you'd be interested in...

Hearts for SusieHearts for Susie – Hearts for Susie is a little campaign I’m running to help raise awareness for Women’s Heart Health.  You can read more on why I chose this as my mission HERE.


Family and Orchard
photo by Karmen Linder Photography I have three beautiful baby girls, a handy hubby and an apple orchard.  You’ll get to hear more about our adventure’s throughout the year and for some reason it seems like we’re never lacking in adventure.





Alright… enough about me!  Let’s see what I’m GIVING AWAY this week!…

WHAT CAN YOU WIN FROM PERSIMON DREAMS?

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One lucky randomly drawn participant in this BONUS Challenge will win a bundle of six fat quarters of fabrics I hand-dyed AND
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A mini bundle of Aurifil Thread

HOW TO WIN!

I will ship internationally.

REQUIRED:  Easy – Just leave me a comment answering this question:

Be sure to include your email address so I’m able to contact you when you win!  If I can’t contact you I will choose a different winner.

What exciting adventures do you like to go on during the summer?


BONUS Entries  Leave a separate comment for each to gain extra entries
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Giveaway is now CLOSED.
Seriously – if you don’t leave your email address, I won’t be able to get ahold of you and you won’t get the prize…this is very important!

And…now that you’ve entered my giveaway – head back to SewMamaSew and see what other blogger’s have to offer!!!

There are two different giveaway sections -

 - Supplies/Fabrics/Patterns
 - Handmade Items

Be sure to check them both out!

905 comments:

  1. Summer is the time I like to venture out to local craft fairs and fabric shops.

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  2. Yes during the summer , the fairs, the beaches and bicycle ridng. I like to explore the neighboorhood for quiet places near a stream for relaxing.
    I follow you on FB.
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  3. I like to go to Disney World as well as go hiking in the mountains near our house.

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  5. your FB fan- Desiree Glaze

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  6. Hand-dyed fabrics! Pretty! We love to go camping and hiking.

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  7. signed up for your newsletter

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  8. We love going to Sullivan's Island every summer. Beautiful beach and not too crowded.

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  9. We usually go on multiple bikes rides during the summer. Once my husband asked if I wanted to go for a ride to get ice cream. I love ice cream, of course I wanted to go. 40 miles later I got my ice cream, wait a minute..... :) I got a large that day

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  10. I usually just go for walks in the woods. My budget can't fit in a big vacation right now.

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  11. I love to take my children on day trips to various attractions around town which we don't normally have time to visit. :)

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  12. I am a Persimon Dreams fan on Facebook as Deborah Davey.

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  13. Following on Instagram! @sewathomemummy

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  14. Well it's not really that adventurous, but I like trying new things on the bbq during the summertime!

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  15. The most exiting part of our summer is to go to camp with 30 other families who has a child with liver illness, like my son has.

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  16. I follow you on Facebook

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  17. I follow you on Instagram as @sofenja

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  18. my email address is linked to my profile so I hope that's OK? I don't tend to have adventures during the summer, I work full time and don't have any kids so it's just like any other time of year for me! We might get one mildly sunny day over here in England, in which case I might put some factor 50 on and get my flip flops out!

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  19. We usually travel home to Canada for the summer! Otherwise, a lot of day trips :)

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  20. I follow your blog by bloglovin

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  21. We try to go somewhere new with the kids every summer. This summer we may try a trip out of state.

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  22. Extracting honey, picking blackberries and backyard camping are as exciting as our summer gets!

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  23. This summer I'm having my second baby, a real adventure! liesbet_rombaut@hotmail.com

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  24. I am a camper, with a sewing machine. I know that sounds funny but if we go on a trip I take it! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  25. I love to go to the beach and find new quilt shops to visit!

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  26. I am a new follower on Facebook.

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  27. This summer I'll venture to some new quilting techniques and to south Italy with my family. Thanks for the chance!

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  28. are flag football bowls anadventre ..well for me they are ... strawberry picking on those "pick them yourself" fields is probably more child friendly

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  29. And I follow you on Bogger/Bloglovin

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  30. Mostly I like to go on adventures in my own backyard with my son who is 4! We have so much fun together!

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  31. I like to visit different farms and check out the farm stands in my area. Thank you. Your fabric is lovely!

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  32. We usually stick close to home and find fun things to do around here but with hubby deploying for the third time since Anne was born this year we are doing a making memories trip to Disneyland.

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  33. I like persimon dreams on fb

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  34. I'd love to do some kayaking this summer. Thanks for the chance!

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  35. I really enjoy farmers' markets!

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  36. We just recently bought a travel trailer, so we are planning some exciting adventures as we take this baby on the road. Who knows where we will end up :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. We like to do day trips...art fairs, picnics. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  38. gardening and canning!! thanks love the fabric!

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  39. And I follow you on feedly.

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  40. Last summer I had the "adventure" of selling a house and moving into another house. I will not be repeating that this year. This summer I have graduated from college and am embarking on a new non-profit gig and starting my freelance business. I guess you could say that my favorite summer adventures are creating my new life and choosing new personal challenges.

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  41. This summer we have 2 family adventures planned - a drive up the western coast to the boarder (bottom to top of the USA) and then back down more central, visiting some parks - we love family road trips! and a week at the beach camping.

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  42. during the summer we love family outings to concert, bluegrass, jazz, local rock bands, you name it will go check it out! thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. We are not very adventurous, we just go to the park or occasionally to the pool.

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  44. forgot to add that i'm following on bloglovin :-)

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  45. Hmmmm.... not sure. Every year is different for us. This summer we are moving from IL to CA.

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  46. Usually we stay and do local things but on occasion we go up to a lake we have near us nd camp out.

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  47. I am liking and following you on Facebook.

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  48. we like to vacation in the Amish area. Go on picnics

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  49. signed up for your newsletter

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  50. We love to make day trips to local attractions like all the farmer's markets.

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  51. Aww my 13 year old daughter and I would love to win! We are teaching ourselves to sew and quilt and would LOVE to have these items. We are working on a quilt top now using the Moda Honeysweet Fabric but would love to have this to add as stash. Thanks so much!

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  52. I am blessed that my daughter and her husband and their 2 beautiful children allow me to tag along on their summer vacations. In return for my travel, I keep the kids for a full day and let the parents go off alone. It works out great for everyone!
    christyd8@bellsouth.net

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  53. I follow on Facebook
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  54. I follow your blog on Google+
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  55. I follow you on Instagram
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  56. I signed up for your Newsletter!
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  57. During the summer I go to as many quilt shows as I can.

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  58. Just found you. Got you on bloglovin now. Thanks for the giveaway. Cindy bluemoonstencils@yahoo.com

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  59. We like visiting national parks and hiking new trails. Cindy bluemoonstencils@yahoo.com

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  60. I enjoy going camping. I like to stay up late and look up towards the stars. The food tastes so much better when cooking outside. It's a great way to relax and enjoy the one you're with. Thank you for the opportunity to win your generous giveaway and being a part of this Sew Mamma Sew fun.

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  61. Sewing adventures I'd say... I kind of hate being outside. :)

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  62. I just signed up to start receiving your newsletters. Can't wait to start visiting you again and again. Hope you receive a lot of new followers.

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  63. I try to go camping every year. I want to try backpacking, but I'm trying to convince my S.O. into it. We'll see.

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  64. Put you in my bloglovin' list. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  65. Followed by email.

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  66. If i where rich - see the world. Reality check out local parks and shows or just enjoy being home.
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  67. Summer is the time for BBQ, camping, hiking and biking.... scavenger hunts and movies nights.

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  68. Let's see, I love going places. Generally we go to the lake quite a bit and that is always an adventure.

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  69. my email is on my profile and my blog ;)

    As for summer adventures, I really love to take the kids and discover all the beaches on both sides of state and find the natural beautiful ones that are not touristy and crowded and just enjoy natural beautiful Florida!

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  70. So far it hasn't been too exciting - 6 years of pregnancies and having babies... but we usually try to go to the lake for a couple of weeks, hoping to get the kids into waterskiing and tubing and hiking as they grow!

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  71. love hiking, camping and going to the zoo with the kiddos

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  72. new Instagram follower as well

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  73. tweeted https://twitter.com/TanyiaSuzanne/status/465866908802093056

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  74. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/LilBeanBaby/status/465867046715006976

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  75. Exciting adventures? If it involves caves or the sea or hilltops or forests then we'll be there :)

    dink_kelly at yahoo dot com

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  76. I follow on BlogLovin' - CraftyHourMom. Thanks for the chance!

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  77. These days my adventures consist of traveling to visit my grandchildren, but only in the winter. Summer here in Minnesota can't be missed. This year I'm looking forward to my youngest daughter, my granddaughter, and three furry grands spending a few months with me, which will probably be an adventure.

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  78. A new follower of Facebook.

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  79. I hope to go to Amish country and all the wonderful quilt shops.

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  80. I love to go to Garner State Park to meet up with family (it is kind of a reunion) and go swimming. I also love to go to a brother's lake house for the same reasons. We try to make a trip to the beach every summer because I am a beach girl. :-)

    Thank you for a chance to win!

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  81. I follow you on Instagram! {http://instagram.com/dlk3265}

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  82. I am a newsletter subscriber (dlk3265 @ gmail . com}

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  83. I love going to hike in the summer! I haven't lived in WA for that long so it's been a great adventure everytime I hike!

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  84. I am using feedly to follow you. And, just in case, I went through GFC. :-)

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  85. I tweeted!
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  86. With two little ones every day is an adventure! This summer I'm looking forward to impromptu trips to the beach (less than an hour away), an adults-only trip to Vegas, and a family trip to Eagle Crest in Central Oregon for a WEEK!

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  87. Fan of yours on Facebook (of course!)

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  88. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/MamaEggo/status/465868949012242432

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  89. We don't do a ton but we always go to the beach and love going to yard sales!

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  90. Summertime is when I hit garage/estate sales for vintage fabric and sewing machines! TraeFlesher@hotmail.com

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  91. I am following you on instagram. TraeFlesher@hotmail.com

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  92. I have liked you on facebook. TraeFlesher@hotmail.com

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  93. During the summer I spend most of my evening at the baseball field watching my little guy play.

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  94. I am following you on facebook

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  95. We don't generally go anywhere in the summer, I like to leave Wisconsin in the Winter for somewhere warmer. Thanks for the give away!

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  96. I am following you on instagram

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  97. My summer adventures involve hiding from the sunshine

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  98. I love to go visit my granddaughters in South Texas, and make our annual jaunt to Fredericksburg, TX for Main Street Shopping. It's an annual ritual for my husband and I.

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  99. my adventures in the summer are new areas to go birding and hiking and kayaking with my family! thank you!

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  100. We're planning one camping trip a month with our two kids (2 and 4) and that is plenty of adventure right there, haha.

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  101. My summer adventures include going to my granddaughters ball games. Thanks for the opportunity. Looks like you have a great blog. I'm glad to have found it.

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  102. I follow you with GFC thank you again!

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  103. The adventure I'm looking forward to this year is family bike rides with my son on his own bike at last! He's soooo close to having his balancing on his own two wheels! Thanks for this chance!

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  104. We love to explore outside of the typical touristy area when we go to the beach! My husband even takes me exploring quilt shops! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  105. I like to visit antique shops and camping with my family during the summer.

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  106. Summer is a time I just like to spend outdoors

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  107. Summer is for camping, camping and more camping. We love to head to the Rocky Mountains in Canada and northern Montana. This is bear country and not for the faint of heart. We love to go hiking, reaching the top of those mountain peaks is so exhilarating, there is nothing that compares! BRING ON SUMMER!

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  108. I love to go on hikes and discover new trails and just spend time in my beautiful mountains!

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  109. I like traveling to different places if possible, discover new things, new cultures… Thanks for sharing!

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  110. We're hoping to go to Disneyworld!!

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  111. I love when my brother and his wife come to visit with their boat and we go wakeboarding!

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  112. We like hiking near our home in the Catskill Mountains and fishing on the Great Lakes!

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  113. I love to go climb mountains during the summer! amy dot forkner at gmail dot com

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  114. I am now following you on Pinterest :) amy dot forkner at gmail dot com

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  115. Vermont Quilt Festival at the end of June!

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  116. We tend to go on "proper" dog walks in the Summer :)

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  117. We love to go hiking and camping in the summer.

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  118. I like to explore the local lakes and rivers via kayak in the summer.

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  119. Great giveaway! I don't do too many exciting things......maybe a boat ride on the river!

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  120. I'm actually a stay-at-home, let's picnic in the yard type. So my favorite activity is having a summer barbecue.

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  121. I love to go ANY place there is water!! Lakes, beaches, rivers!!
    kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

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  122. I am now following via facebook!!
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  123. I am your newest follower via instagram!!
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  124. I love to go to the Yucatan state of Mexico and wander through the historic cities. (geneblack aT gmail dOt cOm

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  125. Now that the kids are grown and take care of themselves, we're able to go away for weekend road trips on our own schedule - not on theirs - it's wonderful, lol. When we hear about a festival or show (or truck pull!) we can hop in the car and go :) Needless to say, I have a few "upcoming events" sites bookmarked to check regularly ;)

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  126. Walking in the forest with my dogs and kids.

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  127. We like to go camping and explore new hiking trails :)

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  128. This summer will be by the Cyprus Protara golden beach but also visit UK where our kids study. There I will try to visit craft and fabric shops and possibly a craft fair. Surely I will have spend hours of sewing soft toys and many more fabric made things. Yioula

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  129. My summer adventure is camping with 4 little boys! :P

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  130. I'm already signed up for your newsletters! :D

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  131. During summer, we like to go to the city and hit all the museums. Looking at art and artifacts inspires my quilting

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  132. because of health and money issues, i dont go anywhere. but i love sitting on my front porch and hand piece quilt blocks for charity. any day that i can pick up a needle is a good day for me!! babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  133. i follow you via bloglovin. happy belated mothers day! babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  134. I like to hike mountains. It's almost time for our first hike of the season, so I have to pick out peaks soon. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm loving those colors!

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  135. i am a happy follower on instagram. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  136. These are gorgeous! We usually stay home during the summer (busy time for us) but I love to go on adventures in the early fall when it cools off a bit- usually to the national parks in the american west.

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  137. I like to find little oddball places to visit that most people didn't know existed, like a vacuum cleaner museum--its just too weird not too!

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  138. I am going to Hawaii this summer! Vacations are my kind of adventures!

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  139. I just liked your Facebook page

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  140. I am a new follower on instagram (@martinib14)

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  141. I am also a new follower via bloglovin!

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  142. I like to go hiking.

    chevybelair1 at juno dot com

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  143. we are retired so my adventure is sewing a special quilt

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