Saturday, August 25, 2012

Quilter's Blog Hop Party Giveaway!

I've seen this before over at Quilting Gallery, but have always seemed to miss it! Thanks to Karen and her constant reminders (on her blog and then in the Mark Your Calendar Group) I was able to be on top of things this year! Yay. :) Thanks Karen!



Blog Hop Party


If you are stopping by from the Quilting Gallery, Welcome!! I hope you will sit and stay awhile! :) Michele said I should tell you all the goings on around here, and let me tell you, there is a whole lot of stuff going right now. I just celebrated my 2 year blogiversary on the 23rd and actually have a giveaway for that which you can sign up for here.

Starting September 3rd is the Friendship Quilts Blog Hop! There are some great blogs with amazing quilters participating, along with some super fun judges, a link up at the end, prizes, and a lot more prizes! It's going to be like totally rad!! (yes, I did just reference the 80's. And I hope you're ready for a lot more of where that came from because you are going to LOVE what we have in store for you!)

There is also a linky party every Thursday to share the beginnings and starts of your projects, whether old or new. Starting something new sometimes is just as, or more, exciting as finishing something up. I figure we might as well all enjoy it together! :)

There is also The Master List, which is a linky for all the linky parties around. If you host a linky party, or know of some, please come by and share them so we can find them too. There is also a new linky and Flickr group called Mark Your Calendar. It's still new, but is/will be a great resource for all upcoming events!! Come see what's happening and share your events! :)

As always, the Charming Travelers are still traveling the US and Canada. (you can read all about what it is here.) Ok, that is exhausting... you can check out my sidebar for anything else going on. :)


Now onto the good stuff! A giveaway!! :)

Besides just participating in the Quilting Gallery Giveaway Blog Hop, I've also decided to celebrate reaching 400 followers as well!! Wahoo!! This is a milestone I never thought I'd reach (just all those other great blogs, ya know.) Anyway, I am more than thrilled!! :) Thanks everyone for making this fun! Definitely giveaway worthy.


Sometimes it is so hard to figure out what to offer for a prize! I finally decided to offer a charm pack of Denyse Schmidt's new line, Chicopee! I love her fabrics. I like this line because it's more gender neutral than most fabrics, but it's still beautiful with great colors and great designs!

 
* the charm pack will be cut fresh from my stash of new, unwashed fabrics *


For an added prize I am also offering a pdf copy of a new pattern I will be releasing (hopefully) on Monday early next week! I just have a few finishing touches to add and then it will be off to Craftsy! :) Want a peek of what it's for?

Adding this pattern to my Quilting Gallery blog hop giveaway. (it will be for the entire alphabet, not just these letters. Lol.) 
"My First Alphabet" a PDF pattern from A-Z
finished size is 3" tall
(this is an unfinished project, so ignore the weird R and U and such. You can come back on Monday and see the final version, plus a few other projects made with this pattern!) :)




To enter:
(only one is mandatory, the rest are optional)
  • Leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about fall. Or your favorite thing to do in the fall. :)
  • Follow my blog and leave a comment telling me you do.
  • Link something (that is applicable) to either The Master List or the Mark Your Calendar linkies. Come back and tell me what you linked up. Whether it's your event, or one you participate in or enjoy, it's fine with me! :)


This Giveaway will be open until I pick a winner the morning of September 5th.
International entries welcome!


Make sure to leave your email in the comments so I have a way to get a hold of you, unless you are sure that you are not a no-reply blogger.


Make sure to stop by the Quilting Gallery starting the 26th to check out all the other giveaways and blogs that are participating!! :)


Diane

425 comments:

  1. Fall is the best walking to work weather, and offers the best view along the way.

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  2. I love the crisp cool weather....NOT FREEZING.....just right! Also, I'm ALWAYS ready to switch from summer ware to hoodies and jeans!

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  3. We have recently moved to the northeastern US, so I cannot wait to see the beautiful mountains covered in all the autumnal glory!!! Congratulations on reaching such an impressive milestone!!

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  4. I am a happy follower of your blog :-)

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  5. I absolutely love fall -- the wind, the cooler temperatures, the pumpkins! Can't wait for it to get here!!!

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  6. I follow you through Google Reader!

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  7. I linked up my Vintage Holiday QAL to the Master List too!

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  8. HAPPY TO FOLLOW!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  9. HELLO! LOVE AUTUMN AND THE BEAUTY AND COOLNESS IT BRINGS TO US! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  10. Thinking about fall leaves me thinking about my kids going back to school, which is a love/hate thing because we love our summers but they also need the structure that school gives them. I addition to that, I can then get my house back in order which is not something I love to do, but it is something I love the results of!

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  11. I'm a follower via google reader.

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  12. I do love fall - it's the age-old habit of starting a new 'school' year still ingrained in me - I always feel like I am starting fresh once September starts. It is a good feeling.

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  13. Yay I am a follower - your blog appears in my blogger reader. Is that google - I have no idea!!??

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  14. Loving your post just as it is - the mystery of entering a contest without a visual is exciting!! Have entered a linky party on Mark your Calendar - it is TGIFF which travels from blog to blog each Friday. I was the host this week and the party will stay open until Sunday night. Link up your finishes everyone!! :) Thanks!

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  15. My favorite thing about fall is football!

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  16. I linked a blog hop and a link up.

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  17. Fall? Falling leaves and the smell associated with them burning!

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  18. I am a blog follower via Google Reader!

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  19. I love the fall, because I live in the south, and it means it is finally going to be cool enough to go and sit outside without sweating, and the A/C bill is not going to be so high that it breaks be bank every month. YAY!

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  20. I love the colours and the fruit that you get in fall.

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  21. the smell of fall is the best, when you can feel the snap in the air and just know, the seasons have changed..

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  22. cooler weather is what I look forward to in the fall.

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  23. My favorite thing about fall is the way the colors change. BTW. I too had problems with my link up for the blog hop party. I had to redo it about 10 times but posted with the issues so I wouldn't miss the deadline. at least I hope I didn't because when I finally pushed the button is was 9:02 or 12:02 if you go east coast time :)

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  24. Fall is a great time of the year to work outdoors and cleanup the yard and garden. Crisp fall weather makes me want to hand quilt my quilts so is across my lap and cozy. Thanks for the giveaway and congratulations on your blogging milestones.

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  25. I love the colors of the leaves turning - but hate raking them ;)

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  26. I love autumn and I always fall in love with orange at this time of the year. We always visit the farm and sit on a trailer stacked with pumpkins, parked in front of a barn full of hay. Beautiful.

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  27. Oooh and I am a follower too.
    Thanks for the chance.
    Congrats on over 400 followers

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  28. I love Fall for all the leaves changing and it cools off a bit. I also love Halloween so I always look forward to Fall for that!

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  29. I am a follower! Thanks for the chance Diane!

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  30. I love autumn - it's my season! I love cooler weather, knitting, softer light, jeans with jumper, more sewing! x Teje

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  31. My new favorite thing to do in the fall is sew. I have only been sewing for about 9 months so it will be my first fall sewing.

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  32. I love the changes of the trees! The colours the leaves turn are gorgeous. I absolutely love crunching through them. Thanks for the chance to win! =D

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  33. I'm also a follower of your blog. Thanks again =D

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  34. I enjoy the cooler temperatures of fall and football. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  35. I am a from blank pages follower. Thanks for the second chance.

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  36. My favorite thing about fall (aside from the cooler temps) is the smell of burning leaves. It isn't Autumn until someone is burning leaves (IMHO). :)

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  37. I follow your blog! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  38. I love being able to wear boots and sweaters!

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  39. We enjoy hikIng in the changing leaves and cooler weather. My favorite thing is getting to wear jeans and long sleeve tshirts again!

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  40. I love the colors of the fall leaves. ;)

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  41. Fall... one word, FOOTBALL!! :D

    Thanks for a chance!

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  42. I am a follower via Google Reader! :D

    Thanks again for a chance!

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  43. Drink apple cider of course! And sew while watching Ducks football!

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  44. I love the colors of fall and the cooler days. And the kids go back to school, and then I can clean my house and then get back to sewing... :)

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  45. I'm a follower of your blog! :) Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  46. I like it being cool enough to want to eat chili and fresh bread. Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to have some Chicopee.

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  47. Gasp - sharing Chicopee!! You ARE generous!! Thanks!!

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  48. I'm headed off to add my Block of the Fortnight to Mark Your Calendar too! (already have in the Flickr group!)

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  49. fall is my favorite time to take walks here in the country where we live...lovely cool weather and bright fall colors!

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  50. I miss the trees changing colors! They are so beautiful in the midwest and unfortunately Texas is not so gorgeous. :(

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  51. I am definitely a follower! Congrats on the 400 followers milestone!

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  52. Sou seguidora.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  53. My favorite thing about fall is the lack of humidity!

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  54. Congratulations on your milestone, and thanks for a great giveaway. My favourite thing is that I get to start bringing out all my autumnal comfort food recipes again.

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  55. And I just subscribed in my feed reader.

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  56. My favorite thing is drinking hot apple cider!

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  57. I love the smells of fall - I live in the woods and I can start to smell them and can feel the excitement of fall. It is hard to explain. Fall is my favorite time of year with starting to plan what to make for Christmas, ordering fabric and yarn, etc. I also love to prepare my flower gardens for spring.

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  58. I love the colors and temperatures of fall.

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  59. I follow your blog

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  60. I linked up "Heaven Sent Monday" to the Master Linky List

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  61. I love the colors of the leaves! Thanks for the great give-away!

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  62. Fall always seems like a new beginning to me, as the kids start school.

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  63. My favorite thing about fall is pumpkins and apple cider!

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  64. Hot chocolate and cinnamon toast and the cooler weather is always a perfect excuse to stay warm in the sewing room! Thanks for the chance :)

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  65. I'm a follower with bloglovin'.

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  66. My favourite thing about fall is the week's holiday my hubby & I take to celebrate our anniversary! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  67. My favorite thing about fall is Thanksgiving!! Love get togethers with family! My emai address is jenjeb@juno.com

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  68. I'm a new follower! My email address is jenjeb@juno.com

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  69. Love looking at all the different autumn leaves

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  70. My favorite thing about fall is the colors! I love watching the trees turn those familiar shades! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  71. My favorite thing about fall are the colors, all the oranges, browns, yellows and greens.

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  72. I am a follower! Love your blog!!!

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  73. I follow you in Google Reader :)

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  74. My favorite thing about fall are the leaves changing colors. It's such a beautiful picture!

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  75. My favorite thing about fall is the weather -- it will finally be summer here in northern California.

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  76. i love the smell of crisp fall mornings & pulling out hoodies again. :)

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  77. The crunch of leaves underfoot, the snap in the air and the sky has a different hue to it against the golden leaves
    Thank you for the chance

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  78. My favorite things about fall is applies...Crispins specifically.

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  79. I love fall for the cooler weather and relief from humidity.

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  80. I have been following a while. Love those Charming Travelers. Glad to see they are still moving!

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  81. We don't get too much of the changing of the leaves here on the Gulf Coast, but I do like the crisp and cool mornings after a hot summer!

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  82. I am a new follower...love your ideas!

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  83. I love the changing of the leaves.. those ambers, golds and crimsons mixed in with the greens.. just gorgeous!

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  84. My favorite thing to do in the fall is drink hot chocolate!

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  85. My favorite thing about fall is the weather! It gets so hot in Alabama during the summer, I'm definitely ready for some cooler temperatures :)

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  86. I love the smell of Fall. You know...when you walk outside and the air is crisp. You can smell the fallen leaves and the smell of fireplaces burning. I LOVE that smell.

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  87. I live in Queensland, Australia and Autumn means that finally the end of Summer heat and humidity and lovely cool Winter is on the way!

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  88. Fall this year means finally getting cool at night and with luck some rain! We need it!!!!

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  89. I love the leaves changing color in the fall and the cooler temperatures! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  90. I love the crisp mornings and cooler days!

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  91. I linked up my Linky Party Tuesday on your master list.

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  92. I love fall and the changing leaves and cool nights!

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  93. i love the cooler weather, and keeping the windows open to sleep in fresh air. sb349@yahoo.com

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  94. i also follow your blog. sb349@yahoo.com

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  95. I love the crispness in the air and all the fall colors. Fall is my favorite time of year.

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  96. I love seeing the trees change color, and the wonderful smells -- apples, burning leaves, pumpkin pie baking...

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  97. I love fall for the clothes. I love cardigans and tights and skirts and mary jane shoes, and I would wear them year round if I could, but somehow, they belong to fall.

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  98. I love the fall leaves. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  99. Autumn is my favorite season, although I'm now living in the tropics (Singapore) and we don't get any seasons at all. It's either hot and dry or hot and wet. But at home (Switzerland) I love the crisp air and the colours in the Fall.

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  100. Collecting conkers and kicking through the leaves x

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  101. My favorite things about fall are the amazing colors and the rich scents in the air. (Though now I'm curious as to what a "conker" is--see the comment above mine!)

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  102. Wow--that's a lot of followers. I'm glad to say I am one of them.

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  103. I love the colors of fall... the weather... all of it! :) Thanks for the chance! Have a Nice Day! :)

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  104. The fabrication are great. I cannot miss this giveaway. I am following you blog by email

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  105. My favourite thing about the autumn are the colors of the leaves as they dry and fall of the trees.

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  106. I like in the city, but have a lovely view of some trees out the back of my flat. I love seeing the leaves turn in the autumn :)

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  107. ohh rustling through leaves and jumb into leaf heaps nothing better than that crunching sound and softly sinking down and the damp earthy smell (ok mums don't like that - at least mine didn't ment extra washloads and the occasional re-makign of the heap)

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  108. I like apples and cider and donuts in the fall.

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail. com

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  109. Blog follower.

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  110. I love looking the leaves change colours:) pretty sight!

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  111. I love falls cooler temps and the great fall foods like pecan pie!

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  112. I love the warm days & cool nights plus the beautiful changing leaves in the Fall. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  113. I'm a follower - receiving posts by email. Thanks.

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  114. I love decorating for fall. Thank you for the chance to win such a great prize.



     

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  115. The thing I like most about Autumn is that the temperature finally drops from HOT here in Adelaide, South Australia and I can get out and enjoy the outdoors again. I don't like summer much so I seem to spend all my time in the airconditioning!

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  116. I love the colors and the smells of autumn.

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  117. I'm a follower of yours, love that Chicopee range, haven't seen it before - its lovely!

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  118. I looking forward to going to a cider house for fresh pressed apple cider and donuts.

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  119. My favorite thing about fall is the cool crisp evenings and mornings when its dark and you can see all of the stars.

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  120. I love Autumn, it's my favourite season. I love the milder weather & being able to exercise outdoors without feeling that I'm about to collapse from heat exhaustion! Thanks for the lovely giveaway - love, love, love Chicopee!

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  121. I'm a happy follower of your blog, thanks again for the giveaway.

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  122. I love the leaves changin their colours!

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  123. I am a new follower! Looking forward to read more!

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  124. i love putting on layers, having a fire in the backyard, canning our home growns, walks in the woods-i love fall!
    thanks for the giveaway.

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  125. I LOVE autumn! It's my favorite season, I love taking walks and decorating with the splendid colors. I love picking apples and drinking apple cider! I simply think fall is the best. =)

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  126. Cooler weather is my favorite thing about fall :)

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  127. Congrats on 400 followers, I make one more!

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  128. We don't get to go every fall, but I love going to the apple orchards for apple cider, fresh apple donuts and yummy apples. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  129. My favorite thing is the leaves turning ; )thanks

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  130. I love crunching the fall leaves when I walk :)

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  131. I love the changing of the leaves, all the color. The coolness and fresh smell in the air.

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  132. I am new to your site but am not a faithful follower.

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  133. I like the cooler temps. Then I'm like a squirrel, starting to store supplies for the winter, so I don't have to be out in the cold so much!

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  134. My favorite thing about Fall is the leaves changing.

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  135. My favorite thing about fall is all the pumpkins!

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  136. My birthday! (and now the arrival of our baby!) scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  137. I posted twice but neither showed up :( I follow your blog and really enjoy it.

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  138. One of the things that I miss about Seattle is the brilliant fall colors as the leaves change. But I don't miss the cold.

    Marj in Mexico

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  139. My favorite things about fall are jeans, sweaters and football :-)
    Amanda

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  140. I love the colours of the changing foliage!

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  141. I like Fall/autumn cos it becomes ok to wear a cardigan every day!

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  142. I love the crisp morning air.

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  143. I like fall because Texas finally gets cooler!

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  144. My birthday is in the fall!! Congrats on over 400 followers!

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  145. I just found you through the blog hop and I am a new follower (GFC and by email). I look forward to your great posts.

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  146. My favorite thing about fall is the nip in the air (especially in the evening) and HALLOWEEN! I'm looking forward to the friendship quilt hop. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  147. My favorite thing about Fall is the colors of the leaves as they change and the cooler temps. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  148. My favorite Fall activity is taking the kids to the pumpkin patch... thanks for the giveaway!

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  149. I like looking at the autumn leaves.

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  150. My favorite thing about the fall is the break in the heat or going to our cabin in the mountains. Thanks for the giveaway.

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