Sew Mama Sew 2014 Giveaway Day!

Happy Giveaway Day!  That’s right ‘tis the Season for 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 giveawaydaydec8goodies 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!
Project QUILTING – a fun quilting challenge that gets posted every other week.  Season 6 will be starting at the beginning of January and it’s never too late to join in the fun!  Either check out this POST to find out more about Project QUILTING OR watch the interview I did with Nancy Zieman for Sewing with Nancy
I’m also hosting my very first Project QUILTING Retreat weekend this coming January!  There’s still room for you to sign up and join in on the fun!  All the details can be found HERE

Quilt Alongs – We’re nearing the end of the 52 Twisted Traditional Block Quilt Along!  I just have three more block tutorials to share with everyone but feel free to take a look back and see how 49 different traditional blocks were twisted into something unexpected! 
I have a plan in my mind about a quilt along for 2015 but I have to iron out a few details before I announce the details.
Block Tutorials – Whenever other bloggers are doing quilt along’s I’m always happy to create a block for them.  When this happens it is also shared on my blog with my readers/followers.
Propelled Pixels Quilt

Random Projects – I’m constantly making something!  I do my best to share with you what I’m working on, how it’s going, and things I’ve learned.  One of my latest creations is ‘Propelled Pixels’

Family and Orchard – 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 person will win a bundle of six fat quarters of fabrics I hand-dyed AND a BIG BOX of Pat Bravo’s ‘bold beauty’ Aurifil thread!!!
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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 is your favorite holiday tradition?

2015 christmas treeI had to share with you all our ridiculously large Christmas tree.  The little person in the mid-left bottom of the picture is my standing three year old, Pip.  My husband had to cut 8-feet off the initial tree he had picked to fit it in the house …

BONUS Entries  Leave a separate comment for each to gain extra entries
The Giveaway is now CLOSED!  Thanks for stopping by!

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 posts over at SewMamaSew...
Fen Koan - Finished Quilt
PS.  I also love to put samplers together in ‘different’ ways.  Check out my original hexagon layout on my quilt ‘Fen Koan’

981 comments:

  1. My favorite holiday tradition is trimming the tree with our kids when they were younger and now our grandchildren. We have so much fun looking at the different ornaments collected over the years, some I made some were bought for special events. Then we have cookies and treats.

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  2. I follow Project quilting on facebook.

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  3. Decorating the house for Christmas and having family for a party!

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  4. Opening presents one by one with coffee and sweets on Christmas morning

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  5. I love getting our Christmas trees!

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  6. Great giveaway! I love decorate the house with the kids :)

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  7. I enjoy decorating gingerbread houses with my family.

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  8. Christmas is my favorite holiday, spending time with family.

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  9. My favorite Christmas tradition is baking all the yummy goodies.

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  10. I liked Persimon Dreams on Facebook.

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  11. I like Project Quilting on Facebook.

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  12. My favorite tradition is decorating the house and seeing all our favorite ornaments. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. We have a big decorating day party with snack food all day long. The kids love being able to "eat whatever they want" while we set up the Christmas tree.

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  14. Visiting friends who celebrate a holiday that i do not

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  15. I follow Project quilting on facebook.

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  16. I like project quilting on facebook atabanana29@gmail.com

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  17. I signed up for your newsletter

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  18. I like persimmon dreams on facebook atabanana29@gmail.com

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  19. I signed up for your newsletter! Atabanana29@gmail.com

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  20. Good morning from Minnesota! I'd have to say I'm enjoying my Christmas tree the most because it lights up the whole house and makes winter nights so cheery and cozy. (Thanks for the giveaway!)

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  21. my favorite tradition, is making a large basket of Christmas cookies and bringing it to my late husbands dialysis center. They have to work Christmas eve and they don't get lunch breaks. This gives them something to snack on during the day/night while they work.

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  22. My favorite holiday tradition is actually getting up Thanksgiving and watching the parade and then hanging out all day while the food cooks. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. I love going to look at the Christmas lights with my kids! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. I am now following through email.

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  25. My husband gets a whole rib roast dinner from his job, and I have everyone over - AFTER the big day.. it's more relaxed I think!

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  26. My favourite tradition is putting the stockings out.

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  27. My favorite tradition is attending a production of The Christmas Carol with my family. We never tire of it. Camille@focus20.com

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  28. I liked Project Quilting on Facebook

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  29. I follow you on FB. Camille@focus20.com

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  30. I follow you by email. Camille@focus20.com

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  31. I love setting up the tree, and decorating. I also love singing all the Christmas carols.

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  32. I am signed up for your newsletter.

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  33. My favourite tradition is gathering with family and friends. thanks for the chance. strings[at]mts[dot]net

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  34. I liked Project Quilting on FB. Camille@focus20.com

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  35. I love driving around and looking at Christmas lights with the kids!

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  36. I signed up for your newsletter. Camille@focus20.com

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  37. Since my guys are grown up now, I enjoy making them and their families gifts.

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  38. I tweeted about your blog and giveaway. @Camille_Mendel. Camille@focus20.com

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  39. Trimming the tree while listening to Christmas music. I love watching my kids hang ornaments, I love seeing the joy on their faces. Thanks for a great giveaway. Merry Christmas.

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  40. Every year we roast chestnuts in our fireplace, and listen to old Radio Shows.
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  41. Going out for a nice dinner with my husband before we have to trek across the midwest to visit our families.

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  42. I like Persimon Dreams on Facebook. dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. I like Project Quilting on Facebook. dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I've liked Persimon Dreams on FB ")

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  45. My favourite Holiday tradition is decorating the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. In Poland, where are live, we do it with whole family of course.

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  46. I am subscribed to your newsletter. dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. I enjoy my boys decorating the gingerbread cookies, each year they have more fun with it!
    Thank you for the chance*

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  48. I just subscribe to Persimon Dreams Newsletter:)

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  49. And here's my tweet: https://twitter.com/jednoiglec/status/541971154853175296

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  50. My favorite holiday tradition is the junk Yankee Swap my family always did. Everyone brings as many 'presents' as they want and in a round robin fashion, everyone picks a gift and opens it. You are allowed to swap your 'gift' for anyone else's gift and there is always one thing that became the sought after gift. When I say gift I mean things like empty toilet paper tubes, ziploc baggies full of dryer lint, a box with 1 earring back in it. Silly, ridiculous gifts that cost nothing and made us all laugh. It could last for hours and was so much fun. And the kicker is that it was only for the adults. Xmas is for kids but this activity belonged to the adults. I was so excited the first year I qualified to play ' the game' as we referred to it! Not only one of my favorite Christmas traditions but one of my favorite memories, ever. monique.belmer at gmail dot com

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  51. I follow Persimon Dreams on FB monique.belmer at gmail dot com

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  52. I like Project Quilting on FB monique.belmer at gmail dot com

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  53. I subscribed to Persimon Dreams Newsletter coudre at dmdrafting.com

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  54. I love Christmas dinner at my parents house on Christmas Day with family. So joyful.

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  55. Making christmas cookies for all the grand children and children.

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  56. I like persimon dream on Facebook

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  57. My favorite tradition is shopping for special ornaments for each family member each year. Thanks for the giveaway. Diane

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  58. Following by email. dianedotwingo10atcomcastdotnet

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  59. I like project quilting on facebook

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  60. I tweeted; https://twitter.com/schind67/status/541972012583763969

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  61. We decorate a gingerbread house. This year I bought a house already assembled and it was a dream to decorate! We always have plenty of candy because one goes for the house and one for little mouths :)

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  62. I wear my paper cracker hat upside down at the dinner table just like my Dad used to.

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  63. I love getting hot apple cider whenever we go cut down the Christmas tree.

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  64. My favorite holiday tradition is getting and decorating our Christmas tree! It is so cozy and fun!

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  65. Just liked Project Quilting on Facebook.

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  66. We usually go to a sisters house and spend the eve with them and their grand child. This year there just might be a new baby too. The tradition is a soup supper before church. It is so calm and relaxing.

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  67. I follow project quilting on fb

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  68. I follow persimon dreams on fb

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  69. My favorite Christmas tradition is spending Christmas Eve with my son. The lights of the tree illuminate the room and we watch a variety of Christmas episodes of his favorite television programs.

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  70. I follow Persimon Dreams on FB

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  71. I love setting the Xmas tree with my kids and preparing every year some new decoration. Thanks!

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  72. Our family tradition is making aebleskievers for Christmas morning breakfast. They are so yummy and my grandsons now enjoy our tradition too.

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  73. We made new ornaments for the tree every year. It's great!

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  74. Family tradition is doing lots of family only things from long country walks, watching movies together, taking time out to be together

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  75. My favorite tradition is shopping for a child off of an Angel Tree. My family is small and we don't have kids to shop for, so I love getting to browse toys and clothes and books, picking out something I hope a kid will like.

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  76. Following Persimmon Dreams on FB. Looking forward to another visit again.

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  77. We always go to the midnight church service on Christmas eve - then it's back home for mince pies and mulled wine

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  78. I signed up for your newsletter. Looking forward to the 2015 challenges!

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  79. My favourite Christmas tradition is looking at Christmas lights with our church family. We all load up on a bus and drive through several different neighborhoods, stopping along the way for coffee and hot cocoa. Lots of fun!

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  80. Our holiday tradition is that my mom's family gets together on Christmas Eve. We have drinks and a nice big dinner. The kids, 3 little ones, opens presents first. Then the adults. This gives us a chance to relax and have another glass of wine or a bloddy mary. It brings the family together and you just get to enjoy everyone. Thank you for being a part of Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway and the opportunity to win fabric and thread. It's like a quilter's dream come true.

    Sandi Timmons
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  81. My favorite holiday tradition is cranking up the Christmas tunes on the radio and decorating the tree. So many memories of friends and family are rekindled as I hang the various ornaments, and my favorites remain the ones my children made when they were youngsters.
    Thank you for your generosity in donating such great items!

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  82. My favourite holiday tradition is being with the whole family together and playing games.

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  83. I have yet to lay my nimble fingers on Aurafil thread...I need some!
    My favorite holiday tradition is taking our kids out in their jammies (all wrapped up in a hand-made quilt) and driving around town to see the lights and decorations. Then we'd head home and tuck them in bed!

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  84. Taking a drive to see all the Christmas lights and decorations!

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  85. My favorite longtime tradition is honoring the meaning of Christmas by attending a midnight service on Christmas Eve to bring in Christmas Day. geneblack At gmail dOt com

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  86. I just love watching the kids! Nothing like the magic of kids at Christmas :)

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  87. Making & putting up all the paper snowflakes that hang from the ceiling. It looks like a snow storm inside with the slightest movement of air. We did this with our sons & now do it with our grand kids...and although our great granddaughter is too young to participate in the making of them, she loves watching the snow flakes dance.
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  88. My favorite Christmas tradition is buying a new ornament each year to add to my family's collection and then having everyone try to figure out which is the new one!

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  89. I liked Project Quilting on FB

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  90. My favorite is decorating the tree and remembering why each ornament is special, we have Christmas music playing and hot chocolate to drink.

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  91. My favorite Christmas tradition is having my family over on Christmas Eve.

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  92. I signed up to follow you via email. I'm glad I discovered your site through the SMS giveaway!

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  93. I live an ocean and continent away from my family so my favorite Christmas tradition is seeing them!
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  94. I signed up for your newsletter - looking forward to it!

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  95. My favorite Christmas holiday tradition is playing for Christmas Eve services and getting together with family.

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  96. My favorite tradition is to decorate the Christmas tree the day before Christmas Eve. In Norway we call that day little Christmas eve. And we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve.

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  97. Hi there! What a great giveaway!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    h_freund@hotmail.com
    My favorite Christmas tradition is our big breakfast we have in the morning before gifts. Eggs Benedict and Croissants! Yummy!

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  98. Love Christmas Eve and the silence of it all.

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  99. Liked Persimon Dreams on Facebook

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  100. No particular tradition. I just enjoy the magic of the season and spending time with family. My email is in my blogger profile when you click my name.

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  101. I already follow your blog with Bloglovin.

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  102. I liked Project Quilting on FB.

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  103. I signed up for your newsletter.

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  104. whoa! that is one tall tree.
    i live in North Carolina and our favorite tradition is to drive to the mountains to the tree farms to pick out our tree.

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  105. just signed up for your newsletter.

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  106. My favourite tradition is probably all sitting down together for Christmas dinner on Christmas Day. It's always a wonderful time. Thanks for a fab giveaway.

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  107. Watching Christmas Story with my grandfather each year. Every year he ends up saying, "Have we seen this before."

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  108. My newest Christmas tradition is also my favorite, and that is gathering with my husbands family a few days before Christmas before dinner. I help his mother in the kitchen before and after and she is generous with the Wassail she makes every year. We are a fantastic duo in the kitchen and it feels more like relaxing than work (though that could be the Wassail!). We also put the yule log on the TV, which started out as a joke to us and it it stuck, so that's my other favorite thing! Thanks for the chance to win!
    purlverdeknits at hotmail dot com (preferred email)

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  109. I follow along on Facebook also. This fabric is incredible by the way, this is the giveaway I'm really holding out for!
    purlverdeknits at hotmail dot com (preferred email)

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  110. When my kids were young we always had "snacker" dinner on Christmas eve. They named appetizers snackers. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  111. Eating tourtiere for the holidays is one of my favourites!

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  112. My favorite holiday tradition is going home to see the family. I live in Texas now and they are all in Virginia, so it just makes Christmas that much better knowing I get to spend an extended amount of time at home!

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    1. Same here! We moved to TX almost 3 years ago and family and friends are back in MD & VA.

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  113. I love the family getting together.

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  114. My favorite tradition is Christmas Eve paella at my Dad & Stepmom's house.

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  115. Since we don't celebrate Christmas I will pick a different holiday. My favourite tradition is decorating the front yard for Halloween and watching entire families ooh and aah at it.

    What a great prize to possibly win. Thank you. kj_hahn (at) telus (dot) net

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  116. On Thanksgiving, my family drinks hot cocoa and decorates our Christmas tree while watching the football game. It is my absolute favorite!

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  117. I love carols! Singing them, listening to them, playing piano/flute duets with family... Thanks for the chance. laura [at] craftyhour [dot] com

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  118. One of my favorite Christmas traditions is doing a Jesse Tree with my kids (it's kind of like an Advent Calender/Jesus' family tree) My email is eebwyatt@gmail.com

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  119. I like Persimon Dreams on fb (eebwyatt@gmail.com)

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  120. I signed up for your newsletter.

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  121. I liked Project QUILTING on fb (eebwyatt@gmail.com)

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  122. Baking lots of cookies and sharing them with family and friends.
    jklmengland at windstream dot net

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  123. I get your newsletter.
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  124. Love cutting down our Christmas tree as a family :)

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  125. I love our tradition of a soup bar shared with my entire extended family on Christmas Day at my house.

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  126. Your tree is amazing! My favorite holiday tradition is having Beignets for Christmas morning breakfast! My email is lisablake1 at gmail dot com

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  127. Thank you so much for your great giveaway. My favorite tradition is trimming the tree with my grandson.

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  128. My favorite holiday tradition is listening to "old" Christmas music - the stuff that my parents played on vinyl when I was a kid. Oh, Bing Crosby, how I love you...
    This "new" Christmas music is just the worst. Why oh why is the French Canadian singing a Spanish-language song?

    I'm really not as old as I sound...

    Lovely giveaway!

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  129. I love when the whole family comes to my house and we watch the grandkids open their presents and Pappy runs the trains under the tree for them. Love your tall tree. !

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  130. I sent this tweet out! :) https://twitter.com/Dulcikate/status/541996554639269888

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  131. I like Persimon Dreams on Facebook

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  132. I like Persimon Dreams on Facebook. :)

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  133. I like Project QUILTING on Facebook

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  134. I like Project Quilting on Facebook.

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  135. My favorite holiday tradition is taking our dog for a quiet and peaceful walk along the deserted beach on Christmas morning.

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  136. I signed up for the Persimon Dreams newsletter. :) Thank you!

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  137. I love having a real Christmas tree. :) I go and buy it myself now, because my husband would buy it 2 days before Christmas, and I like to put the tree up earlier so I can enjoy it for longer. It just fits in my Ford Focus. :) tiamm@broadpark.no

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  138. I subscribed to your email. :)

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  139. My favorite holiday tradition is painting rolled out sugar cookies with egg yolk paint. I started this when my oldest was 3 and now he's 35 and over the years the kids have really become great artists. They are "painted" and then baked and look like stain glass windows. We use lots of different cookie cutters from my cookie cutter collection. kthurn@bektel.com

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  140. I liked Persimmon Dreams on Facebook.

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  141. As a child,my favorite tradition was waiting at the top of the stairs with my brother and sister until our parents were up and my dad had gone downstairs to turn on tree lights (and let the dog go outside). Only after that waiting could we rush downstairs to fi d our stockings.

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  142. I liked Project Quilting on Facebook.

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  143. I signed up to follow you by email. kthurn@bektel.com

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  144. I signed up for your newsletter

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  145. Making Christmas cookies with my children. :) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  146. I liked Project Quilting on Facebook. kthurn@bektel.com

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  147. My favorite holiday tradition is baking cookies with my kids!

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  148. I follow persimondreams on facebook

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  149. I am already signed up for your newsletter. kthurn@bektel.com

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  150. I follow project quilting on facebook

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