Sunday, May 22, 2011

May Giveaway Day!




I hope you all had as good a weekend as I did. The wedding yesterday was simply lovely. From start to finish all went well. The bride was beautiful and it was a happy day for anyone lucky enough to be there. The weather was very nice but it didn't really matter since all events were inside.

My jacket was finished in time and worked well with the dress. Now I'm on to my next project. I will be planning and sorting projects this week since I must take my machine in for service. So hard to give it up.

                                              

And now for the giveaway news. SewMamaSew is hosting a May giveaway and many bloggers are registered. You can find the list of participants on her blog at


http://sewmamasew.com


Click on blog at the top to get the full list of participants. 



I have decided to join in so here is my giveaway for this event.


First is a set of Blocks of the Month. There are 9 out of a set of 12 plus 3 smaller blocks.  I bought these when I first started quilting and find that my quilting personality and preference has changed. They are very pretty and each block has all the fabric you need for the block. 


A Kaye England quilt pattern. I thought this went with the BOM's but looking closer, it is just a very pretty pattern. But you might get some ideas for setting these blocks.


3 1/2 yards of  fabric. Again, my quilting style has changed a bit. And I really need to clean out my stash!


One last little bonus, this really pretty patchwork glass cutting board. For those who live in the east, I found it at The Christmas Tree Shop. "Don't you just love a bargain!"

Now, you can enter by simply leaving a comment on this post. You might even tell me what you think is the best part of a wedding. 
I would love to have you join me as a new follower but for this giveaway that won't improve your chances. We are keeping this one simple!

The winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator and giveaway closes at 9:00 pm on Wednesday, May 25th. Please be sure there is a way to contact you. International entrants are welcome. 

Good luck to everyone and be sure to check out the list and visit the other bloggers!

141 comments:

  1. Christmas tree shops is dangerous! =) The block of the month look interesting...probably would challenge me to do something different. =) I'm not very adventurous, as of yet. =) Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

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  2. The best part of the wedding~ the family and friends. :-) Wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

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  3. Beautiful photo from the wedding! I like watching the bride and groom say their vows the very best!

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  4. Awesome - Thanks for the chance!
    I think the best part of a wedding is the Love :D

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  5. got you on my fav's :)
    well i'm not sure what the best part of a wedding is. I love the dancing and friendships afterwards at the reception!

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  6. Glad the wedding went well..love a good wedding! The best part for me is the party afterwards LOL. Thank you for opening this giveaway to International. Would love to have a go at the block of the month..never done one before. Linda

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  7. I've always wante to learn quilting. So far I've just winged it.

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  8. Those blocks would be great for me to actually learn how to quilt! What a great giveaway :-)

    As for the best part of a wedding... well for my wedding it was actually having it over and done with ;-)

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  9. Lovely! Thanks for the give away! Love the fabric!

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  10. Great giveaway! I am helping a friend learn to quilt and those blocks of the month would be great!

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  11. Wow, this is an absolutely TERRIFIC giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to participate (and hopefully win). The best part of a wedding to me is watching the expressions on the faces of the bride and groom as they see each other in the church as the bride walks down the aisle. I cry every time.

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  12. Wonderful giveaway! My favorite part of a wedding is the happiness that surrounds everything.

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  13. I love weddings! I guess my favorite part is seeing everyone all dressed up! And the dancing! Thanks fore the giveaway!

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  14. The best part of a wedding as a bride is THE KISS!!! At my wedding I loved that part.
    And I love to join your give-away. Oh, please, please let it be me this time...

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  15. What a great giveaway! Favorite part of the wedding - when the bride walks down the asile.

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  16. Great giveaway! Please count me in!

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  17. I love how unique each wedding can be with decorations, favors, etc :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. WOW!! The Block of the Months are great! Beautiful cutting board. Great Giveaway! The best part of the wedding is when the bride starts to walk down the isle and all eyes are on her. gougeonathome@charter.net (Allison)

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

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

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  20. The gathering of family and friends for such a wonderful occasion is always special. Thanks for a chance.

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  21. I eloped, so for me the best part would be the beach.

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  22. Wow what a great giveaway!
    My favourite part of a wedding is the look on the grooms face when he sees his bride for the first time

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Sarah @ Kiwi Gets Crafty
    http://kiwigetscrafty.blogspot.com

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  23. thanks for chance to win. love all there is about weddings!

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  24. The best part of the wedding? The groom's face. Or the bride's face if I know the groom better. I want to see that love oozing! :)

    skooksplayground[at]gmail[dot]com

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  25. best part of the wedding is the end - when you're actually married and off to the honeymoon (relaxing away from the overwhelming amount of family)

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  26. Great giveaway, thanks!
    mindfulhome at gmail dot com

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  27. wonderful giveaway.... my favorite part of a wedding is the exchange of vows, and the bride's dance with her father and the groom with his mother...

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  28. Favorite part of the wedding - seeing all the beaming, happy faces and admiring all the hard work put in to bring this occasion together.
    btw - love the joy those sunflowers bring, especially in the cobalt blue vase,
    thanks

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  29. The best part of a wedding? The vows. OMG I cry.

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  30. Oh neat! A block of the month is a great idea for beginners... Like me!

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  31. The best part of a wedding is the desserts!

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway!
    jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

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  33. Nice flowers from the weddding!

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  34. Thanks for sharing! I work in an elementary school and am a quilter as well. We should be friends. (hee hee)

    Have a happy day!

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  35. Very nice giveaway! My brother got married this weekend too, so my favorite part of a wedding is seeing the grooms face when his bride walks down the aisle!! I'm hosting a giveaway as well at www.gritsandgiggles.blogspot.com ! Check it out!

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  36. Thanks for a great giveaway. I think the best part of the wedding is having everyone you love in one spot to celebrate.

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  37. Thanks! My favorte part of a wedding is the joy on the faces of the bride and groom.

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  38. Great giveaway!! My favorite part of a wedding is probably when the dad gives his daughter away - such a sweet moment!!

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  39. Thanks for the great giveaway! Best part of the wedding: the presents. j/k

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  40. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to be the lucky winner!

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  41. Hey! Thanks for participating in the giveaway.
    Best part of a wedding... bride and groom speech.

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  42. Thanks for the give-away, Nancy! My favorite part of a wedding is the reception.

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  43. Thanks for a great giveaway! My favorite part of a wedding is the flower girl and ring bearer!

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  44. The best part of a wedding is watching the groom as his bride walks down the aisle.

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  45. Family and friends are the best part of the wedding. Forget the big celebration... my hubby and I married on a Friday afternoon at a friends house - about 10 of our church's singles group. It was pot luck, simple, cheap, and wow, that was 10 years ago already - in two more days anyway.

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  46. Hello,
    I like the reception-when the father dances with the bride.

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  47. The ceremony is the best part of wedding. No matter how small or large, they are all different but important.

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  48. My favorite part of a wedding is the groom watching his bride coming down the isle.

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  49. Thank you for the giveaway. It is lovely

    atchisonsteph at gmail dot com

    My fav. part of a wedding is the cake.

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  50. The best part of a wedding for me is seeing family and friends I don't get to see often enough.

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  51. The best part of a wedding is that split second of pure emotion when I groom first sees his bride.

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  52. best part of the wedding? seeing the bride as she walks in (can't help it, I love the dresses)

    curious what part of PA you're from. I'm in Poconos. flame821 at gmail dot com

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  53. I was raised in PA, those Christmas tree shops are all to familiar to me!
    I love that cutting board by the way, its DARLING!

    My favorite parts about weddings is the the happiness and love in the air. I wish that was around all day everyday :) Someone should harness it and sell it in little bottles. they'd make a mint!

    thanks for such a great giveaway!

    lafenwick@me.com

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  54. Thank you for a great giveaway! My favorite is the vows.

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  55. The best part of the wedding is the APPETIZERS! I usually find the main food not as tasty or as unique as the couple's choice in appetizers.

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  56. Very varied and interesting item you're offering, thank you for the chance.
    Teresa

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  57. Best part of a wedding? Easy - CAKE.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  58. The best part of a wedding is the vows!

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  59. I have never been to a wedding celebration, so nothing to add there! I do love this package you are giving away! Wow! You are very generous.
    Have a great day and thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  60. My favorite part of the wedding is the send off! Pure celebration!!! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  61. Thanks for the chance! thurbs8(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  62. The cake! No, just kidding! I love the happiness and joy.

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  63. The ceremony, before all the craziness begins. The being together. Thanks for the giveaway and congratulations that everything came together for the wedding. bc(underscore)hats(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  64. my favorite part of a wedding is seeing the look on the groom's face when he first sees his bride! so sweet!

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  65. Awesome giveaway.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  66. All parts of a wedding are good but I have a soft spot for the actual vows.

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  67. Great giveaway! Thanks
    The best part of the wedding is having everyone toghether!
    Ana
    anaeosviraventos@gmail.com

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  68. love this! my favorite part of the wedding is the cake :)
    jacy468 at aim dot com

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  69. Great giveaway! The best part of a wedding is...FOOD. I love to eat :P


    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  70. thanks for the giveaway

    radiyas(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. The best part of a wedding is the daddy/daughter dance. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  72. The best part of a wedding is the honey moon.

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  73. I think the best part of the wedding is the vows. I tear up every time hear someone pour their heart out into those treasured words.

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  74. Thank you for putting together a lovely prize package! I agree with Tawny that the best part of a wedding is the vows. It's so wonderful to see the bride and groom looking into each other's eyes with such love and promising themselves to one another. (My next favorite part is the cake, but for all together different reasons!)

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  75. I personally think the best part of the wedding is the Honeymoon! thanks for a chance to win!

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  76. I love watching the flower girls and ring bearers (? spelling ?). They are so cute and when they are little they put on a good show. Thank you for the chance to win this.

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  77. favourite part of a wedding- watching the happy couple at random times throughout the events. when they are just so plainly happy and in love with each other. :-)

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  78. What a great giveaway! Thank you :)

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  79. What an awesome giveaway! Thanks so much! I actually don't have much experience with weddings other than planning my own right now. I think I've only ever been to 3 and I wouldn't really count 2 of those because I was about 3 for the first and maybe 10 for the second. So, I guess from my limited experience, my favourite part of the wedding is the anticipation. I'm constantly looking for new wedding inspiration and DIY ideas and I get more and more excited every day!!

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  80. I've only been to a few weddings and they were a long time ago so I don't remember what the best parts were.

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  81. The best part of the wedding is visiting with everyone at the reception.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  82. The best part of a wedding - anticipation as the groom waits for the bride and everyone else waits to see the dress.

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  83. The best part of a wedding is the next day if you've been involved in setting it up hehehe

    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  84. My daughter married last October. The best part of a wedding is seeing the faces of family and friends gathered to celebrate the couple!

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  85. That cutting board is gorgeous. And the best part of a wedding is the cake!

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  86. The best part of a wedding is seeing the dress. And the food, of course! ;) Thank you for the giveaway!

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  87. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  88. Whenever I go home to the east I go to the Christmas Tree shop. Such a fun place. I love seeing how happy the bride and groom are.
    ramona_murray at comcast dot net

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  89. Thank you for the giveaway! My favorite part is the cake!

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  90. I so love your blog header! Sunflowers are my favorite :)
    The best part of a wedding is, the moment when you realize,that all your hard work,planning and preparing paid off. And your wedding went off with out a hitch!

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  91. I love dancing at the reception. My husband isn't very emotional, but something about a wedding makes hima bit sappy (but he'd never admit it!)

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  92. I love seeing friends and family at weddings.

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  93. Best part: the groom's face when he first sees his bride!

    thanks!

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  94. I think I would enjoy the BOM set and I love that cutting board and all the other goodies in your very generous giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win.
    The best part is the bride. Every bride is beautiful.

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  95. My favorite part of the wedding are the dresses. I enjoy looking at them and imagining how they are constructed :) Thanks for the chance and come see me too for a giveaway.

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  96. I love everything about weddings...but especially the gowns and flowers.

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  97. the best part is feeling all the love!

    great giveaway!

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  98. The best part of a wedding is the reception!

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  99. I love the feeling at weddings of love and family and community.

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  100. Thanks for participating in the SMS giveaway day. My favorite thing about weddings is seeing all the other couples renew their love for each other in their hearts.

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  101. Thanks for a chance to win all your lovely gifts. The best part of a wedding is the vows...

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  102. The best part of a wedding is getting together with family and friends to celebrate. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  103. As a newbie quilter, I would treasure all of your wonderful prizes. I can see the BOM's would teach me so many techniques. The best part of a wedding (besides being the blushing bride for the best day of my life) would be the banquet and the wedding cake!

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  104. Thanks for this awesome giveaway! My favourite part of the wedding is the tossing of the bouquet... Never have women looked so silly trying to catch a bunch of flowers! :D

    Erin x

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  105. Great package...that fabric would be a great backing for a collection of swap blocks I have.
    I love to see how each bride chose colors and decorations...their personalities really come out!

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  106. best part of a wedding, well for me it was knowing that I'd always have a best friend. Thanks for sharing!

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  107. My husband drives me out to The Christmas Tree Shop once a year in December. I'm lucky it isn't closer to our house otherwise I'd be there everyday.
    My favorite part of a wedding is when the couple says 'I do'. I'm just so very happy for them at that moment.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this great giveaway.

    :) Sheila
    smb1012@gmail.com

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  108. I love the cake part of the wedding! Thanks for doing this!

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  109. Thanks for your giveaway - the best part of the wedding is the 'i now pronounce you husband and wife" part. Yay! =)

    Ly

    lyannab(at)gmail(dot)com

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  110. Thanks for the chance in your giveaway. The best part of a wedding is when the bride and groom turn around and are announced to the guests.

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  111. I like the father-daughter dance the best.

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  112. The best part of a wedding is the way it brings family and friends together to celebrate. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  113. Interesting how our interests change, isn't it? My "no longer me" just went to a friend who loves to sew charity quilts.

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  114. Very pretty!

    The best part of a wedding is the vows. Beautiful. :)

    (By the way, I absolutely adore the sale and pepper shakers in your banner. Where did you find them?)

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  115. Thank you for the generous giveaway and the chance to win it! <3

    krencamp (at) gmail (dot) com

    xo
    Karen

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  116. The best part of the wedding is trying to figure out the bridesmaids' personalities based on their hairstyles or shoes!

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  117. Oooh, your items are so pretty!

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  118. My favorite part is picking out a new dress to wear! And the dancing.

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  119. The best part of the wedding is just seeing the love in people's eyes. The bride and groom, their parents, everyone who is there to support them because they love them.

    lydia(dot)hirschi(at)gmail(dot)com

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  120. Wow, awesome giveaway! Thanks for being so generous!


    Um. Best part of a wedding? My standard answer would be the cake. After attending 6 over a few months, I'd have said "going home"....

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  121. the best part of a wedding is when the bride and groom kiss for the first time as man and wife. I always think "you'll never love each other as much as you do in this moment"

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  122. I occasionally photograph weddings so I've been to several. My favorite part is the details. I love the differences in flowers, decoraitons, shoes etc.

    What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  123. The best part of a wedding is seeing all my family and friends.

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  124. I think the best part of a wedding is the look on the grooms face at the first glimpse of the bride!

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  125. The best part of a wedding is realizing how a simple word or phrase just made a legal marriage and changed your life.

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  126. The best part of a wedding- is the cake. For lack of a better word, could you tell me the name of that "swastika" looking block? (middle block bottom row) Every picture I have of my GGGgrandmother there is a hanging quilt used as a backdrop. One of them is made of that block and I'd love to know the name.

    Thanks!

    stayathomelibrarian at gmail dot com

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  127. I love wedding food. and wearing pretty dresses. quilting is fun. I hope to make another soon.

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  128. The best part of a wedding is the dancing!

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  129. The best part of a wedding is getting everyone together and seeing people that you haven't seen in years. Thanks for a chance to win your great giveaway!

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  130. i love seeing people's themes, though that's probably because i sell tuxedos and i'm a banquet waitress on the side. but weddings are always fun :)

    thanks for the giveaway! mnethia [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  131. Thank you for extending it!!! I absolutely adore that glass cutting board with the patchwork. My kitchen doesn't have a single pink thing in it but I would redecorat for that! WOW!!! I'm inspred! KERIHAG at YAHOO dot COM

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  132. Thanks for the chance to win. The best part of the wedding is the bride walking down the aisle with her Dad. For me that will be a moment I will never forget about my daughter's wedding, brings tears to my eyes now and she has been married 11 years!!

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  133. Thank you for your extention. I feel like a high school student who is handing in their homework late, just to have the teacher have mercy on their report card :) Maybe everyone can extend their deadline next time. It's getting too big for just 3 days :) So, thank you. Favorite part of the wedding is the young ringbearer or flower girl. I love seeing how children handle the treat of carrying the all important ring pillow or dishing out petals from a basket by the handfuls. I also imagine what they will look like 20 yrs into the future at their own wedding and will they remember this moment. Thank you for a very generous giveaway. Lots of great sewing yummies! ps. Wegmans countdown has started here (Northern Maryland) as it opens in 2 weeks! whoo hoo!

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  134. The BEST part of a Wedding is, THE VOWS :)

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  135. I'm so looking forward to winning these goodies.
    And your header photo is amazing; everything looks vintage, which I love.
    Thanks for the chance
    naslyyadid(at)gmail(dot)com
    The best part of a wedding is the cake :)

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  136. Thanks, Nancy, because I tried to enter the other day but it wasn't posting! The best part of a wedding- dancing with my son- the groom!!

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  137. Hi Nancy, just coming back, hoping you had a chance to get me the name of that block! the one in the bottom middle.

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