Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hello/Goodbye and a Giveaway ***ENDED***

First of all, thank you to everyone who has sent emails or left comments telling me I was missed and asking if everything was ok. In answer to your questions, yes everything is fine, and yes I'm back! It's been a very busy summer and I've been out of town for most of it. Hello once again!

However, I have to say goodbye to the retail side of "Sew Dang Cute". I was amazed at how quickly it grew. In fact, I got quite a bit overwhelmed. I was using every spare moment I had to sew great things for all of you (which I loved), but it was very draining on me and my family. Too many late nights sewing and going to the post office every day with my three small children (I had to go in to sign customs forms since most orders were International), plus all the paperwork involved with running a business, etc. Thank you all! I truly enjoyed it and maybe at some point I'll start it up again.

Since I was always sewing for everyone else, I wasn't making things for myself and I missed that. Now I'm back and sewing again. New tutorials, new crafts, new, new, new!!!

I've got some ideas I'm still trying to work out, so stick around. If you have anything in particular you would like to see (giveaway, contest, tutorial, etc.), please let me know!

To show my appreciation for all of my followers/readers who have stuck by me these past months, I'm going to do a BIG Gratitude to Followers Giveaway. Three of you lucky readers will have the chance at winning the following:

One Gold Winner: 8 yds of various prints & 1 charm pack of the Blush line
One Silver Winner: 1 layer cake & 1 jelly roll of the Botany line
One Bronze Winner: 1 jelly roll & 1 charm pack of the Me & My Sisters Favorites line

To enter: Become a follower and leave me a comment. That's it! If you already are a follower, simply leave me a comment letting me know.

Get the word out! I'm getting close to 1000 followers. If I can reach over 1000, there's a very good chance I'll have two winners in each category! (Hint, Hint)

Good luck everyone! Giveaway runs until Sunday, September 26 @ Midnight MST.

*Due to shipping costs, U.S. residents only please. If you live outside the U.S. and would really like to win, if you are willing to pay shipping, feel free to enter.

327 comments:

  1. already a follower....way cute fabric! here's hoping for a win!

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway and best of luck in reaching your 1000 followers. I'm a relativley new blogger and still aspiring for the 100 followers. I'm a follower and I've added you to my blogroll.

    Christiana
    sewamusing.blogspot.com

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  3. I'm a new "official" follower. I usually read this by google reader. Love it!
    jillseeu@hotmail.com

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  4. i am a follower! glad you are back :)

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  5. I am a folower. Glad to see you're back!

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  7. I'm already a follower! Love your blog. Though I'm truly sorry to see the store go, I'm selfishly looking forward to seeing more of your cute creations and awesome tutorials!

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  8. I'm glad you are back! I'm sorry to see the store go, but totally understand. With that being said, welcome back! I am already a follower. I look forward to see all the new projects you'll be working on!

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  9. Good to "see" you again! I'm a follower and I just shared your giveaway on Facebook :).

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  10. Blog follower!

    bethwillis01@gmail.com

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  11. i`m a follower officially now! love the blog!!

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  12. Glad you're back :) already a follower

    --tina

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  13. I am officially a follower now! Going to send more people your way.

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  14. I'm a new follower! Would love to win that fabric!!

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  15. I am a new follower! Thanks for the give away.

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  16. Hi there, I was already a blog follower, but now I am a follower, follower. I guess it was good that business was so good, but not that it was stressing you out. Best of luck to you in whatever new adventure you take on and here's to many winning some awesome fabric!

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  17. I haven't been following long but I liked what I saw here. Welcome back!

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  18. Oh my what an amazing giveaway. I love being one of your followers. I totally understand that your family needs time with you, family first :)

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  19. I'm a follower! Oh how I'd love to win this! My hubby is in school and we are living on loans so we can't afford for me to buy fabric like I'd like to, to make stuff for my little girls!

    sumossweetstuff@gmail.com

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  20. I am a follower! What a great giveaway! Glad to see you are back and doing well. I know what you mean about a sewing business being draining! I have a pile of stuff to do in the other room now!

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  21. welcome back! I'm a follower -- love your blog
    Jennifer Rose

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  22. I'm a follower via google reader :)

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  23. Oh what cool giveaway! I'm a follower, and congrats on closing in on 1000!

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  24. I am a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.
    lynnegibson32@gmail.com

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  25. I am already a follower and I am looking forward to seeing what new projects you have to share! :)

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  26. I am already a follower! I hope I win! :)

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  27. I am a follower. I hope you have time to make yourself some really cute projects! It is hard to make crafts a business,as tempting as it is to be able to run a business from home in your "spare" time! Enjoy your babies while you can!!!!

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  28. I am a follower, and a HUGE fan! I started following recently, but have been checking out your archives. The fabrics all look amazing. I've got my fingers crossed ;P

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  29. I am a follower and cannot wait for the New New New:)

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  30. Welcome Back! I'm a follower!

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  31. Glad to see you again! I'm now an *official* follower. I've been reading your blog for months -- I love your stuff!

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  32. Very cute fabrics. I'm already a follower.

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  33. I've been following in my google reader, but I'm now an official follower, you have a great blog!

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  34. I'm a follower. Glad to see you're back.

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  35. I already follow :) Thanks for the chance

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  36. Yay! What a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity! I'm a follower!

    Jennifer.Powell06(at)gmail.com

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  37. Welcome back! I'm already a follower

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  38. Wow, what a nice giveaway! I'm already a follower!

    MGM

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  39. Fantastic Giveaway!! I'm a follower! :) Glad to have you back!

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  40. I am so glad every thing is good. I was shocked to find that you posted today. I am now a proud follower.

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  41. I'm a follower - Will be for the long run

    Caroline
    http://ateliercaroline.blogspot.com/

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  42. What an awesome giveaway! Love it. I am a follower and I am so excited for this giveaway!

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  43. I already follow, I love the colors of these fabrics! I am no good at picking things that match,so I would love to make some stuff with these fabrics, I hope you reach your goal of 1000 followers.
    mommypants13@gmail.com

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  44. Great giveaway! I love fabric so I would totally be excited to win this. I follow already!

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  45. already a follower....love the fabric! I have an addiction to fabric so seeing all those pretties makes me all giddy inside :)

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  46. Welcome Back! And I'll follow you no matter what you do! ;) (does sucking up get me an extra entry????)

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  47. I'm a new follower - new to quilting but enjoying it and sadly lacking stash.

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  48. I'm already a follower!! Thanks, karen

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  49. I follow you... LOVE your blog!!!

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  50. Great fabric! i became a follower. :)

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  51. already a follower! Love your blog! Good luck reaching 1000

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  52. We are glad you are doing this blog for yourself now. Thanks for all the cute tutorials, I'm looking forward to them. I'm a follower!

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  53. This is so cool...i would love to add to my collection...welcome back!

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  54. Glad I'm already a follower! Looking forward to your tutorials, they always make me wanna sew!

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  55. I've been following on my reader, but now it's official! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. Already a follower! Those are some cute fabrics! Good luck on reaching 1000

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  57. LOVE YOUR BLOG! I get all sorts of ideas from it. I've always been a follower, but I officially became one today. YAY!

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  58. I'm already a follower! I know what you mean about it getting out of hand quickly...I had a vinyl business that did the same thing. Good luck in getting back to your projects and you'll find you enjoy free time SO much more now :)

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  59. I'm a follower and visit your blog a lot!I' d really love to win! and I'm willing to pay for the shipping,ok???

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  60. I am already a follower and I would love tho win these amazing prizes. A girl can never have too much fabric!

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  61. Ooh, count me in! I'm already a follower. Glad to have you back, although I'm sure you enjoyed your summer.

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  62. I love that Me and My Sister favorites fabric! Too cute! Glad to see you back!

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  63. I'm a follower! These look like great prizes! Thanks for doing this. :)

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  64. I am a new follower. Cute fabric, and I love your puffed quilt!

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  65. So glad you're back! I'm a follower:)

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  66. I am a follower!! And those fabrics look great!

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  67. I found one of your tutorials on the Moda Bakeshop and am now a follower!

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  68. Good for you in taking a leave. It's so hard to do it all, and yet sometimes it's harder to NOT do it all. You give of yourself so much to us "fans" I'm glad you can cut it off and take care of what's more important. You will be rewarded for your decision. Thanks for the giveaway...can you ever have enough fabric?

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  69. I've been a follower and will always be a follower! Glad to have you back!

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  70. I'm already a follower. Thanks for the great giveaway! I love the prizes!
    ericandsarita (at) gmail (dot)com

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  71. Yay! What adorable fabric. I am definately a follower.

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  72. Great fabrics.
    I'm a happy follower.

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  73. long time reader, new follower! :)
    bobbie @ marshallpublib.org

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  74. I LOVE reading your blog! The fabric you choose always seems to be right up my ally! http://familymoxley.blogspot.com/

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  75. I'm a follower! I love those fabrics, I don't care which one I win b/c they are all so cute! I just want to win one!!

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  76. Love it! I'm already a follower!

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  77. Official follower! Love your website!

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  78. Sign me up! I am a follower. sanders4 (at) austin (dot) rr (dot) ccom

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  79. I am a follower. It's great that you decided to take more time for you and your family. Even though we all enjoyed your products I think that you have to do what makes you happy! Enjoy the kids while you can :)

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  80. Been reading for a while, but just became a follower. Looking forward to more from you.

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  81. I'm a follower! Glad you had lots of fun traveling this summer!

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  82. I'm a follower! :) not sure why I wasn't already! And I'm pretty sure you'll be at 1000 followers in no time flat! See you on my blog tomorrow! :)

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  83. totally a follower! I would love any of these prizes...thanks for the chance :)

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  84. Enjoy making some things for yourself (something I would like to do, too!) Hope to see some of your own creations up soon for some inspiration=)

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  85. I was so excited to see a post pop up from you in my GReader!! You've got to do what is best for you and yours. I'm glad to see that you are making time for yourself and YOUR sewing! :) I wish I could do that more often my self.

    Thanks for offering the great giveaway. I'm a follower who would love to win, but feels like a winner anyway to have your inspiration back posting! :)

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  86. I'm a follower and I"m glad you are coming back-I was wondering what happened to ya! Thanks for the chance(s) to win!

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  87. I just found your blog, and I am now a follower. What a fabulous giveaway!

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  88. I am a follower!
    annemolino at hotmail dot com

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  89. I'm a follower! Ha, that kinda sounds funny. Love those prints! They are adorable!

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  90. i already am a follower!

    aimymichelle[at]gmail[dot]com

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  91. I am so excited that you are back to posting. I decided to make my newest little boy's nursery bedding/curtains, etc. from your blog. By the way, I am a follower.

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  92. I'm a follower. What a great giveaway! Thanks for your generosity.

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  93. I am a follower. Pretty pretty please I would love to win one of these awesome prizes. What an awesome give-a-way!!!

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  94. I'm a follower! awesome fabric -- so awesome that I will pay the shipping to Canada!!!

    redddahlia@gmail.com

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  95. ::::drool:::: love it! I'm a follower!
    janell999@yahoo.com

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  96. Wow!! I just stumbled onto your blog, LOVE IT! I will be a follower from now on!
    alkathol@hartel.net

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  97. I am a new follower but I have visited your blog many times before. Love the fabric and would love to win!

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  98. I'm already a follower! What a great giveaway!

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  99. I'm a follower ! Have been for a while already - Happy almost bloggiversary

    Caroline
    http://ateliercaroline.blogspot.com

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  100. i am a follower! glad you are back ;)
    I would loooooove to win one of these awesome prizes.

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  101. I'm a follower and love to visit talented people"s blogs just like yours! I would love to win, and since I live in Brasil, I can pay for the shipping,ok???

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  102. I am officially now a follower although I have your blog bookmarked and visit it often. I'm sorry you are not going to be selling anymore but glad you are stopping for a wonderful reason, you and your family, they are much more important!

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  103. I recently found your blog and am very excited to look through it! Great job :)

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  104. I've become a follower and I'd love to be the Gold Winner of the fabric.
    Thanks so much!!

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  105. I'am a follower, looking forward to seeing your new ideas!

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  106. Im a follower via salvesenvinylcreations.blogspot.com! Please enter me for this great drawing! Wish i could sew! i can do vinyl and crafts but not "sew" good at making quilts and stuff!

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  107. Love your blog and excited to see you back. Love all the fabrics and would have fun creating with it :)

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  108. I'm now officially a follower but have been reading for quite a while! What a great prize - sure would love to get my hands on some Bliss!

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  109. I am now following you. You have a great blog! Sounds fun :)

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  110. Following you.

    The contest ends on my due date - wonder if there is anything significant in that? ;)

    T - 1 week, 3 days!

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  111. I am GFC follower! Very cute giveaway!

    amberf_03@hotmail.com

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  112. I am a follower and I LOVE this giveaway!!!! THANK YOU FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN!!!
    mandy-burkett at sbcglobal dot net

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  113. I'm a new follower! Just found your blog! Thanks!

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  114. I'm a new follower, have bookmarked your blog for awhile but just starting to "offically" follow. Thanks for a chance to win one of the super fabric selections.

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  115. I'm a follower! -Nikki F.
    nikkidear(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  116. I'm a follower! Love the fabric. I'd love to win...but i never do. Isn't that how it always goes though? :) anyways cool giveaway!
    btleavitt5@gmail.com --- TRACI

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  117. Already a follower! Such great fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  118. I'm a follower now!! Wow I love fabric!!! It's a slim chance I'll ever win, but here it goes!
    fragrantblissoils@gmail.com

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  119. I'm already a follower and always love seeing your latest projects! Thanks for the chance to win :O)

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  120. Oh my goodness would so love to win some great fabric!!!

    I just became your newest follower!

    rosesandt at yahoo dot com

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  121. I'm a follower already. Thanks for the great tutorials. -- Karen

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  122. I am now a follower! LOVE your blog!!!

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  123. You have great ideas. I am looking forward to what you have in the future.

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  124. I am a follower and you have only 107 more to go as of Tuesday 9-21 and you'll hit 1000 mark:) Thank you for a most generous giveaway!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  125. I'm following you! What fun! Thanks for sharing.

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  126. I'm a follower now! Looks like fun!

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  127. I'm following! I love all the fun tutorials on your blog.

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  128. I just found your blog tonight and became a follower. Thanks!

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  129. Wow what a great giveaway! I am following you through Google Reader! Thanks!

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  130. I'm a follower. Welcome back!
    arjanz at xplornet.com

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  131. I follow you on Google Reader. Just signed up to be a follower over on your sidebar, too! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  132. I'm a follower! I bet you'll hit 1000 in no time after that awesome shower curtain over at the bake shop!

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  133. I'm a new follower. I am sure your family will all appreciate more time with you.
    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante[at]comcast[dot]net

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  134. WOW Thanks for the generousity! Love the Me and My Sisters---happy happy happy is all I can think when I see it.

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  135. I'm a follower. Great giveaway!!!

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  136. what a great giveaway! thanks for sharing your stash! found you through modabakeshop!

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  137. so much fun, thanks so much and hope i win. now i am off to check out your site.....

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  138. I just found you via the bake shop (moda). I'm a newbie, just learning to sew, and soaking in all of the really great blogs/tutorials/etc out there! I love the fabrics (especially the bronze prizes), so I am hoping I'll win, even though I'm only a brand-spankin' new follower (through my google-reader as of 10 minutes ago!) ~ Jody

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  139. I am now a follower. nice give away. thanks for having it.

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  140. Great MBS tutorial! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a follower :)

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  141. Hello - your blog is fab and thank you for the opportunity to win such generous prizes. I shall become a follower for sure. When you have time pop over to my blog too - I also have a giveaway going and you deserve to win.

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  142. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm a follower now.

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  143. I'm a follower now! Congratulations on the Moda Bake Shop!

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  144. I'm your newest follower! I love your new MBS tutorial!

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  145. I just found your blog today from the Moda tutorial :) I'm a bit to have a good snoop around now! :)

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  146. Great blog! I am following with Google Reader. I, too, live overseas, and will gladly pay shipping. Thanks for the giveaway offer.

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  147. I am now a follower ; found you on piece n quilt's blog and your mbs shower curtain tutorial caught my eye ! thanks for the chance to win !

    mickey76@mchsi.com

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  148. I promise I am not a cheap skate -- Would so love a freebie to cheer up my day
    Love Linda

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  149. I ove you tutorials. It's good you're starting to take time for yourself. I'm a Google follower from the UK but happy to pay postage.

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  150. I am a follower! Found you through the bake shop - love the shower curtain!

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  151. I am a follower - CUTE CUTE shower curtain - many thanks for sharing your idea and design !

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  152. I am a follower. I love your new bake shop tutorial. So cute!

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  153. Great giveaway! I found your blog via the Moda shower curtain post. Thanks!

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  154. I'm a new follower and I'm making the shower curtain this weekend!!!

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  155. I am a follower. I love your Moda tutorial. Thanks for doing the giveaway.

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  156. What a lovely giveaway, and I love your MBS shower curtain!!!

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  157. I am now a follower! I look forward to seeing all your wonderful ideas and projects. Thanks!

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  158. Just signed up! I'm a new follower and absolutely IN LOVE with the shower curtain pattern you did over at Moda! Thank you VERY much for the tutorial. :)

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  159. I just became a follower - I love new ideas!

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  160. I just signed up to follow Sew Dang Cute! What a perfect name for your blog! I'm new to sewing so I really appreciate all of the tutorials! Thanks so much!

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  161. Oh, I saw your ad over at MODA (Great job btw on your tutorial - Thanks!)! :D I'm a new follower now too! ;)

    Goodie Goodie! I am new to quilting, and can't afford the pre-cuts right now (whew! Sticker shock!) so this is right up my alley! ;) I'd LOVE to win anything you've listed here! ;) Thank you for this opportunity to enter!

    Sorry you have to get rid of your shop though. I understand that though...hard to have a business with small children in tow. :)

    Blessings!
    ~Miss Rachel~

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  162. I'm a new follower! Thanks for the chance!

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  163. I'm a new follower, coming over from Moda Bake Shop. That is a marvelous shower curtain!

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  164. I'm a new follower as well! Just found your blog from a friend that mentioned it to me. I would LOVE to win! :D

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  165. Just became a follower, looking forward to reading your blog!

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  166. I'm a new follower! Thanks for hosting this lovely giveaway! =)

    ~Emily N.
    (emmylou520@gmail.com)

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  167. I'm a new follower too! Wonderful giveaway!

    Jessica
    girlscoutleader1176@rocketmail.com

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  168. I just tweeted about it! You can see my tweet here: http://twitter.com/edenrichardson/status/25303600395

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  169. I am a follower. I am so glad I found your blog!

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  170. Just discovered your blog and am now a follower!! Such cute things!!!

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  171. I also just discovered your blog and am a new follower. Adorable shower curtain on Moda Bakeshop!

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  172. I am now a follower. Found you through moda bake shop. Love the shower curtain!

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  173. I follow you through google. Does that count? Love the shower curtain. So clever.

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