Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy Monday - Fourth Giveaway day

Hi Everyone,

I have been emailing everyone that offered to contribute to the Newsletter... all I can say is we have some fun stuff coming this year so don't forget to sign up ---> over there in the sidebar :)

I forgot to say when the giveaways closed. Each one ends at midnight one week from when it started. So the first is this Friday at midnight then Saturday etc...

Here is the prize for today :)



A $40 gift cert to the shop :)

I forgot to tell you my New Year's word yesterday it is:

Balance
I have to give more time to my family and home and put work in it's proper place :)

I can do this and still make the business work right? Why not let me know what your word for the year is?

Talk soon!

269 comments:

  1. My word for the new year is Patience. I tend to not have very much of it but would like to cultivate more. Awesome giveaway. Happy New Year!

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  2. Never thought of giving the New Year a "word." I think mine would be "finish" as in all the UFOs I have!

    Thanks again for the chance to win!

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  3. Balance is what I need this year as well....thanks :)
    -annabelle

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  4. I was asking family members yesterday what their word for the year was and they all looked at me as if I were from another planet!! lol I think that my word for the year is 'organize'.

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  5. I don't really have a word for the year, but I want to be happier this year so I guess that could be my word. Thanks for a chance at another lovely giveaway!

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  6. I think mine would have to be finish also. LOL!

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  7. I decided days ago that my word for the new year is SMILE. When I smile I feel so much better. My projects show it. I am hoping it is contagious because throughout the stores, very few people smile. Smile:) I figure, if I can smile then the next step is laugh and then it is only uphill from there!!!

    Great giveaway!!!! Thank you!!!

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  8. I don't really have a word for the year. But I like Patience (as I see someone else has chosen). I am expecting my 2nd child next month and I know Patience is going to be needed in large quantities!

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  9. Mine is probably "Change" -- I'm getting married and likely moving to a new city!

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  10. I think my word for the year will be fortitude. I've been working in the same office with the same three ladies for seven years now. It's getting really old, but looking for a different position just isn't in the cards until after hubby graduates with his Master's...in May of 2013. So lots of fortitude required until then!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. I think mine is 'balance' too. Clara is 5 months old and I am still struggling with the balance of her, chores, blogging, sewing, family, and church. 2012 is going to be the year I figure it all out!!!

    www.mommyforreals.blogspot.com

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  12. odd! I posted but don't see it. Anyway, my word is "individuate." this word is used when teenagers assert themselves away from their parents. I think I've been following so many blogs to gain inspiration but in the end holding myself back, unwilling to try to do my own thing. This year I'm donning the big girl pants and marching to my own drummer!

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  13. My word is completion. Less UFOs, more finishes!

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  14. That's funny! I saw this idea of a word for 2012 a few weeks ago and Balance was what I posted as well. I have a tendency to throw myself completely into one thing and neglect others so I need to be more even in how I use my time.

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  15. I think my word of the year would be Forgiveness. Forgiveness for myself, and those around me.

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  16. What a wonderful giveaway! I came across this one word idea a few days ago and have been pondering and praying. I have decided on Contentment. Not to strive for more, and in fact get rid of things.

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  17. My word for 2012 is DO. I have been procrastinating for way too long now. Happy New Year to Intrepid Thread. Great giveaway to start out the new year.

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  18. Determination is a good word. I am determined to quilt more this year. Fan4may at aol dot com

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  19. Joy was my word last year and I thought about keeping it for this year. Then I decided on Wonder, as in seeing the wonder in the world around me. And yes, you can keep growing your business and still focus on your family.

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  20. My word for the year would have to be finish as well. Have so many projects on the go.

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  21. My word is 'BLESSED' ~ just to remember how blessed I really am, and not let the little things get to me or stress me out.

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  22. My word for 2011 was Calm. I have to admit, my efforts paid off and I was a lot less frantic than in the past. I haven't quite decided about "the" word for 2012. Right now, I think it will be "allow." I often hold back on doing things because I'm afraid I will make the wrong choice or make a mistake. I have to lighten up and allow myself the freedom to make choices even they don't turn out as perfect as I want them to be.

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  23. For today. just today. my word for the year is balance.

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  24. My word for the New Year is unstoppable. I want to accomplish my goals this time!

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  25. My word is Enjoy... whatever you are doing whether it is finishing, completion, starting new, etc. just be sure to ENJOY

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  26. Curiosity. To keep being curious enough to learn new things!

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  27. What an awesome prize! I wonder what I would get with it. Your shop is filled with too much goodness to decide, LOL! I think my word for this year is perseverance. 2011 was a bit difficult for me but I made it through and I am set on making it through 2012 as well no matter what life throws at me. :)

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  28. I love some of the words people have chosen - patience, balance (always looking for it:), finish, contentment. I think that mine for the year is mindful. I want to be more mindful of the moment that I'm in.

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  29. I think mine's a phrase: Live in the Moment.

    I tend to spend more time planning than enjoying. Need to enjoy more!

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  30. My word would be Caring. Trying to be more caring of others.

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  31. I'm not sure what word I would choose. I will have to think about that. Thank you for the great giveaway. :)

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  32. prioritize.
    figure out what needs to get done and do it...

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  33. My word would have to be guidance. I need it to get though some tough times right now.Great giveaway! thank you!

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  34. My word for 2012 is Enrichment. I want to enrich my life and that of others with my crafts, my time and my affection! Great Giveaway!

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  35. I have loved reading everyone's words and the reasons behind them. I don't have a specific word, I have an instruction to myself: Do What Matters Most. Perhaps my word would be "consider", as I must do that in order to determine what it is that matters more.

    Thanks for creating a place of such sharing and trust.

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  36. Support is my word!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  37. I also think your word should be GENEROUS because you always are! Fabulous prize today. xxxx

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  38. Oh man! I think thankful is a word for me for the year!

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  39. My word for the year is "Finish". I have lots I need to get finished this year, from moving out of state and all that goes with that, to finishing a nice stack of UFOs. :) It's time to get it done!

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  40. Balance is an excellent choice! I could use some of that too.

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  41. Balance is a wonderful word. I haven't picked one for myself but I may consider balance as well!

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  42. I like "balance." I need to have more of that in my life in 2012 sa well. Happy New Year!

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  43. My word would have to be DO. This is the year to stop talking about things I want to make or start and actually do them.

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  44. Health is my word for the year.
    One year I had the phrase "Life in Balance" as my word, and a coffee cup that I used for my daily reminder prompt. Happy New Year and thank you for such a wonderful giveaway.

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  45. I don't have a word, but I saw someone else had chosen the word "Believe", and it really struck home with me. Mainly, believe in myself - something I really struggled with last year. Here's to a more confident year!

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  46. My word is JOY! I want to do more of the things that give me joy and less of the things that cause me to complain, grumble, or be unhappy! :)

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  47. just one word? thats hard! I would choose thankful, let me be thankful for what I already have :)

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  48. I think my word for this year would be create. How many things can I create out of fabric, yarn, etc.

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  49. perservere ... at my age, it's what i do. carry on, keep on truckin' do what i can, when i can. berween post-polio sequelae and aging it's not much, but enjoyable none-the-less! thanx for the opportunity to win that gift certificate!

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  50. Joy ---- which brings patience, balance, and gratitude!

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  51. my word is release, because I need to release all my anxiety over things I can't control. Fab giveaway- thanks so much!

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  52. Utilize: utilize what I already have; utilize what I am gifted with/at; utilize and enjoy! :)

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  53. Good luck with your balancing act. I think from my last review at work, mine should be to stop being so honest (apparently it freaks my colleagues out at times...)

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  54. I think my word for this year might be "improve". Life is good, I'm content, but we always need to improve - I can improve on taking care of myself - getting better nutrition, getting to the gym more consistently - I can improve the quality of what I offer my family - better meals, more time, more substance.

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  55. I think that mine ought to be: sticktoitiveness. :) I always have grand plans but poor follow-through.

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  56. My word for 2012 is "finish". I hope to finish many of the projects I have laying around. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  57. I word is "organized" -- very much need to be :)

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  58. I did not pick a word for this year. There as lots of great words already shared. Perhaps mine would be a phrase - Do the next thing :-)

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  59. ncp T o add my word to the conversation, it would be "Embrace". I need to share more hugs with those I care about.

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  60. My word would be prioritize. My list is too long and I want to do too much. Thank you for the generous giveaway. Happy New Year!

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  61. Love - love God and love others. Thanks for the great giveaway! Happy New Year!

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  62. My word for 2012 will be Gratitude. I can get so easily caught up focusing on the challenges in my life, but in the big picture there is SO much to be grateful for! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  63. I've never thought of giving the year a word but I have to choose two : Work and Health. I need them both to get through this year rough times.

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  64. my word should be organization... My poor coupons are a mess and I really need to sort the laundry and keep on top of the dishes.

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  65. If I had to give 2012 one word, it will be Triumph. I am hoping to do a lot of new things this year. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  66. My word is DO! Instead of just piddling around, actually DO projects. I've made a good start as I just finished the Sweetwater Tote that was in the International Quilt Festival Winter 2011/2012 issue. It turned out just great. And there are at least 2 more projects in that issue that I want to do. Onward & upward!

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  67. Balance is a good word for me too, I need to find a balance so I can do what I want without stressing myself out.

    Debbie

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  68. I think my word of the year will be love. Because, don't we all need more of that??

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  69. Ooh - balance. That is definitely something I need to strive for this year. Thanks for the chance.

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  70. Steadiness is my word for this year I think. It's similar to balance - I need to control and move along steadily instead of frantically trying to do everything at once.

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  71. My word for the year is JOY. I need to be better about finding it in the little things!

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  72. My word for 2012 is INGENUITY.

    I'm finally coming off a job furlough that was a big annoying pothole on my road to financial security. This old motto applies: "Use it up. Wear it out. Make it do, or do without."

    I've been trying to turn my stash into cash relying heavily on things I have on hand except for custom or special orders. I've also been creating smaller items using scraps from my larger items.

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  73. My word for 2012 is INGENUITY.

    I'm finally coming off a job furlough that was a big annoying pothole on my road to financial security. This old motto applies: "Use it up. Wear it out. Make it do, or do without."

    I've been trying to turn my stash into cash relying heavily on things I have on hand except for custom or special orders. I've also been creating smaller items using scraps from my larger items.

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  74. Health. That's my word. Healthier choices for myself and my family. and yes, you can totally balance everything!
    deanasoice@yahoo.ca

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  75. Oh that is a wonderful word. FOr this year my word is CONNECT. It's a long a story, but hopefully this word will make for a fulfilling year :)

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  76. I didn't choose a word this year, but if I had it would probably have been Grace. I want to live the life of woman of grace, with the Virgin Mary as my example. A more grace-filled life would make me a better wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend.

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  77. Im going to go with Family - both immediate and extended. We moved home after living overseas for 6.5 years and need to reconnneect with family and friends.

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  78. I haven't picked a word for the year. I've actually never done a word of the year but it seems like an interesting concept. I like your word, Balance. I could use more balance in my life. I'll have to ponder my word...Thanks for another awesome giveaway. I know exactly what I would spend the $40 on in your store!

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  79. My 'word' for 2012 is - Focus - I get soo easily distracted by all the pretty projects I see others making so this year I'm going to try and focus on completing things rather than always planning the next thing.

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  80. I've been thinking about a word all day and I think mine this year has to be 'Pray'. In all things I need to pray to God and trust in His plan and provision.

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  81. At the end of November, I was diagnosed with Churg Strauss Syndrome, wit vasculitis in my legs and right arm. I am right handed...so learning to anage my sewing machine with one left hand is challenging, but not impossible. :) I thought longand hard about my word, and have decided on RENEWAL, as I see this as an opportunity to not only get better, but to change my habits and thinking, ready for a new me.

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  82. Balance is a good choice of word for 2012 - I need to find a way to spend less time on the computer and more time sewing...

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  83. My word is Adventure. My husband has been ill, but getting better, and we're planning some adventures.

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  84. Think my word for this year will be
    'relax'. It's time to destress and just let life happen. Happy New Year to you.

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  85. Balance is a great thing to strive for! Pass on any tips you have for achieving it! ellen@myerly.net

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  86. My word for 2012 is family. So important and to option to do over.

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  87. My word for the new year is "giving". I belong to a great group of ladies who donate to charities through their stitching, quilting, and sewing. We are the World of Charity Stitching group and we always welcome new members who love to give.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
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  88. My word for 2012 is going to be "try." As in, "just try it." Sort of like when my mom used to have to coax me to try new food by just getting me to try that first bite (who knew I would actually end up loving most vegetables...thanks mom!). Lately I've been getting less and less adventurous in my creative endeavors and I'm hoping to turn that around by coaxing myself into just trying a little bit of something new and seeing if I actually end up loving it.

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  89. I've yet to settle on one, hummm, how about Desire. I Desire to do much and seem to do little... I hope I can just follow thru on things. Thank you for another good read and chance at a giveaway as well. Kim C

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  90. Hmm, word for the year...FINISH. I have a HUGE pile of quilt tops that need to be finished, so they can go on beds and not occupy a storage container. lol

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  91. my 2012 word is going to be "calm", I am a fairly organised person, I run the house, businesses with my DH, kids, family and am trying to make more time for myself, when I do, I get stressed though as I have to leave something else...bit of a control freak..so I'm going to TRY and be calmer and take some time on a Monday and Friday to quilt and stitch :)

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  92. My word needs to be CALM. It's going to take some practice...but I will start by calmly awaiting my chance to win.

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  93. Great word! I don't have one this year. Maybe it should be "finish."

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  94. MY WORD FOR 2012 IS 'CALM'! JUST TO ENJOY MY LIFE+NOT STRESS OUT ABOUT THE SMALL THINGS.+SAVE A LITTLE TIME FOR QUILTING TOO!

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  95. My word is also patience... both for my kids, and for myself. As my dear mom is fond of saying, "Lord give me patience, and give it to me RIGHT NOW!" Would definitely put that gift certificate to good use!!! What a nice New Year's treat that would be!

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  96. Good luck with the balancing act.
    I think I will go for 'complete' - it sums up how I want so many areas of my life, and probably 'complete disaster', but hey!

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  97. I guess my word would be love! I am blessed to stay home with my kids and I want to show them as much love as I can!

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  98. I'm going to try to be more Productive in 2012. Time to cross things off that long list of things to do!

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  99. Thanks for the chance! My word is "confidence." I'm graduating from college and going into the real world, and I need to reassure myself that it's all going to be okay.

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  100. I've been trying to come up with a word for a few days now...I'm thinking relax, release, unwind, something that has to do with letting go of always having to be in control of things.

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  101. Thanks so much for sharing the word for the year idea. It is such a simple thing but could have an impact on so many. After much thought my word is KINDNESS. I am so lucky to have my health, my family & the means to support us so this year I want to be kind to those who don't - random acts of kindness can do so much to boost someones spirits (and mine too!)

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  102. I think my word has to be SMILE. if you smile at someone, they generally smile back,Just smiling makes you feel better anyway, and if there isn't much to smile about, it may help you find something.

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  103. I've never had a New Year's word, but mine would be Family.

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  104. Picking one word is hard. I thought about "create" and "enlighten," but I think this year, I'm going with one of my all time favorite words...Shimmy.
    Because it can mean learning something new (like layering on with shimmies in bellydance), being creative, and just not taking oneself too seriously!

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  105. mine is "challenge." it's a way of looking at problems, and a way of moving out of ruts!

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  106. I think my word will be learn. It could encompass lots of different things. New sewing techniques, computer skills, and work skills. It could be learning to be content, happy, loving, etc. Awesome giveaway. So many pretty things; power pop, good fortune, etc.

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  107. My word is 'organized'. I am such a messy and it drives my husband nuts and keeps me from doing what I really want to do!

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  108. I think that my word is balance. Balancing myself between the kids, my husband, work and the house. Plus adding myself in there at some point in time. We just moved so after I get things a bit more organized, it's all on!!

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  109. I haven't yet decided on a word for the year. It could be Learn. Happy new year

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  110. My word for this year is along the same lines. Prioritize. I need to get things in a better priority. Thanks for doing this.

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  111. At this point I have to say that my word is exactly the same: BALANCE! I can have time for everything, family, home, work, hobbies and sleep!

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  112. I like another commenter's word: FINISH. As in don't procrastinate (a big weakness for me)

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  113. I do the word of the year thing backwards and choose it to describe the past year instead. And my word for 2011 was growth.

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  114. I have actually been looking for my word. I am doing resolutions for the first time this year and #8 is to find my word and capture it. Meaning when I decide on a word, use forms or art/sewing/crafting to put it in my home. So far, I think my word is either Focus or Confidence/Positivity.

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  115. I didn't pick a word this year but like you I think Balance would be perfect. I tend to focus completely on whatever has my interest and need to BALANCE things.

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  116. Balance is a great word for the year - something I'm struggling with :)

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  117. Useful....I'd like to be more useful to my friends and family, to help them more in any way however small. I think being useful is part of being a good friend.
    Thanks very much;I'm looking forward to your newsletters.

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  118. I like the balance word too. I need to balance my time, less computer time, more time with my kids and also crafting.

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  119. I have to choose a word,it`d be HOPE.Thanks so much

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  120. I think that my word for the year would have to be finish as well. Great giveaway

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  121. Balance sounds just about right for me too - although "enjoy" would be another good senitment - look for what is enjoyable in what has to be done & enjoy looking forward to the next task - then I will feel good about what I'm doing (whether it's housework or quilting or something else entirely) and look forward to the next task (whether that's quilting or housework!!!). Great giveaway prize - thanks for the chance :)

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  122. I have 2 words for 2012; balance and boundaries. Work less and still get the job done well, and then have some time to quilt, which has been lacking this past year. Thanks for the awesome giveaway-would love to be the winner!

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  123. Wow I have never had to have a word for the New Year before, so this took some thought. I will go with "harmony" I want all things in my life to be in harmony.

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  124. My word is Confidence! Thanks so much for the giveaways!

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  125. A great word for all of us! Happy New Year!

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  126. Balance -- an excellent word and vital concept! I think I'll make that my word, too!

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  127. I think my word will be motivation. I'm going to try to find some ;)

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  128. My word is also balance! I need to balance my priorities, balance my finances, and balance my ...well....life! (I should throw balance my diet in there, too!)

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  129. I do like your choice of word for the year. I think we could all use balance.

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  130. my word of the year should be "healthy" becausce I think it is time for me to do some exerciting to stay healthy...
    Balance is a very good word too!
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  131. I love the idea of picking a word for the year. I think I'm going to wait till I'm in a more positive frame of mind though since about all I'm feeling up to right now is "survive"!

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  132. My word for the new year is CARING.
    I need that for taking care my boy this year. A tough year for me.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  133. My word is accept, not acceptance but accept. Like the serentity prayer - accept the things I cannot change!
    My son starts Kindy this year and while I am excited for him I hate the thought of him not being around all the time, I need to accept my limitations and I need to accept that I can only do so much within each day.

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  134. I agree Julie, Balance is great. Because when it comes down to it, nothing is more important than family, not even us, your loyal readers & customers! :)

    Thanks for yet another awesome generous giveaway!

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  135. My word is PLAN - If I can do better with that, I think everything else will fall into place!

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  136. I think my words for this year are "Find joy in the journey' and accept adventure. I close several doors last year and I can't wait to see what new ones open.

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  137. I'm going to have to use the word organize for this year - we're retiring and moving and downsizing our house(and I'm losin a storage barn!). VermontPines@aol.com

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  138. My word for 2012 is "Action." I've been stagnant too long in too many aspects of my life and it's time to put plans in motion.

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  139. My word is Motivation!! Thanks for the competition, I would build up my stash with colours that are missing if I won.

    dxx

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  140. I don't have a word for the new year. But my goal is to try and learn something new every week. This week I learned to make tissue holders. I made a bunch for my quilt club that meets tomorrow.

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  141. I love your word Balance! So many great words in the comments as well. I'm not sure how to shorten "be in the moment" to one word, so these are my words. Seems like life and time has been flying by, each year faster than the previous. My grandson just turned one year. My son is being deployed to Afghanistan in April. My daughter will be entering nursing school soon. I can't slow down time but I can control how I handle each day. I will be in the moment with who and what we are doing at that moment. Not planning dinner or thinking about errands.

    Thank you for your super giveaway and a chance to win. Thank you for reminding us to stop and do some reflecting and our thoughts and goals for the New Year.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  142. Balance is a great word. Right up there with wisdom, mercy and grace. I chose "hope" for this year.

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  143. My word will need to be patient (with a little guy heading into his terrible 2s)

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  144. Hadn't really thought of a word of the year :) Maybe breathe or relax need to not let the little things bother me so much.

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  145. I've never done a word for the new year before, but I think for this year, mine would have to be Forgiveness. I could probably have used tolerance or patience also. LOL

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  146. My word is HEALTH.
    I really want to get healthy and more fit this year so I can like what I see when I look at myself.

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  147. My word for 2012 is challenge - I really want to challenge myself, both in sewing & in my life in general. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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  148. Oh how I would love a gift certificate to your shop!

    I don't have a word of the year but I am reading through the New Testament.:)

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  149. My word is "no." As in "no, I do not need to have 10 projects going at once." Thanks! and Happy New Year!

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  150. Balance is a great word. My word is "family." I feel there is nothing more important than family taking care of each other. May we all have a happy healthy year.

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  151. Just one word??! Focus on my goals-
    My goal is to get organized & then get my projects done!

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  152. I have no clue what my word for the year is. I don't have one at the moment, but if I think of one I'll let you know!

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  153. One word for the new year?? I guess "cleaner" - cleaner house, cleaner sewing room, etc.

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  154. I can think of several words for the year. But the one that would cover many of them for me would be "peaceful". Happy New Year!

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  155. My word for 2012 is ACCOMPLISH. I am hoping to actually finish some of my quilt projects this year. LOL

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  156. My word for 2012 is Hope. So needed for health challenges in my life; and quilting dreams. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  157. I need to think on what my word for the year should be - but it's a good thing to think about!

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  158. Happy New Year! I like the word you have chosen. I would have to think long and hard before I chose a word to define my year but right now I am leaning toward FOCUS!

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  159. my word is enjoy! I'm going to spend more time pursuing some of the things I enjoy.

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  160. I have not chosen a word at all but since you asked, I'd say the word I would choose for myself is "CREATE!". I spent way too much time last year on my computer and rarely touched my sewing machine. I have spent the past four days already weaning blogs that I do not read often enough to justify my time going to them. Yes, it's just one click but, then that one click takes time away from my sewing.

    So yup ~ my word is CREATE! (also could be translated to GET OFF YOUR COMPUTER! haha)

    Of course YOUR blog is not one of those I will be giving up. ;)

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  161. I've never had a word for the New Year, but I think I'd pick forgiveness. Forgiveness towards myself, towards others.

    Thank you for the chance to win the gift certificate!

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  162. Finish: I want to finish the numerous projects I started in 2011. I think it's time for some of those tops to end up on beds.

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  163. Relaxation is my word for the year! We have had too little of it this year! thanks!

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  164. I think mine might be start, since I'm looking for a new start in some areas of my life.

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  165. I think that my word this year will be "Maintain". With Aaron's upcoming work travels I am going to need to maintain everything and I am hoping I can do it this time with grace and a smile.

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  166. Cherish. sometimes i forget to cherish the moments the kids drive me nuts. i need to take a step back and know that they are having fun, not making millions of messes.

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  167. Is it wrong to say "Balance" as well?

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  168. I like the word 'do'. Spending too much time on the computer and not enough on my project list. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  169. I truly wish you luck on your goal for balance this year. It is a challenge I am facing as well. Actually, I think every woman does??? Thank you for your generous giveaway :)

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  170. Control! I will take back the control of MY life, instead of leaving it in the hands of others.

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  171. "TRUST". I am having a extremely difficult situation with a family member... long story, but it is so very painful. I must TRUST to get through each day! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

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  172. Hmmm - not sure what my word would be but maybe "wellness".

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  173. My word is organized. I hope to become more organized in sewing and household projects.

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  174. Great word! I haven't really picked one, but I want to be more open to creativity this year. I want to step outside my comfort zone and try methods and fabrics I wouldn't normally try.

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    Sandy A

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  175. My word for the new year would have to be "Focus". If I repeat this to myself enough times I just might finish those projects from last year! Thanks for the chance to win..

    mynadala@gmail.com

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  176. I can think of a multitude of words for this year, but I think the most important one is ME. I have 3 kids and I give all of myself to them... unfortunately I have lost myself somewhere along the way. This year I am determined to carve a little 'me' time out!

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  177. I can think of a multitude of words for this year, but I think the most important one is ME. I have 3 kids and I give all of myself to them... unfortunately I have lost myself somewhere along the way. This year I am determined to carve a little 'me' time out!
    turtletotbags(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  178. My word for the year is Eliminate. I need to clean out my house and get organized so I can spend more time sewing and enjoying my family and friends. I'm excited about your giveaway! I'd love to win! Thanks.

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  179. My word for this year is Confidence. I am going to have more confidence in all the things I am getting ready to undertake - quilting, school, jobs and otherwise.

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  180. Wow......right off I thought of SMILE....or BREATHE.....and read all the Words others picked and agree with them too....but thinkin' maybe LOVE is best word for the year..... at least for me. :) To love others, even the difficult ones...is to be living as God tells us. I want to be better at that...yep, Love is my word this year. LOVE. (& SMILE!!)

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  181. My word this year is Perseverance. Thank you. : )

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  182. My word is health. After a bad scare this past fall, I really value my good health.

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  183. This will be my third year to pick a word of the year. I've done Joyful and Simplify so far. I haven't settled on a word for this year yet, but the contenders are Smile and Balance.

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  184. My word for this year is beginning.

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  185. My word for the year is "finish!" (In the back of my mind, I am also aiming for JOY!)

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  186. I see that several are seeking balance. I just read an article in O magazine today that she and Dr Oz are both seeking balance. It might be a lifetime goal. I think my word might be content. It is a challenge for sure but it would be a blessing to be content. I still want to sew more. Great giveaway.

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  187. Mine would probably be Be Prepared.

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  188. Passion. I'd love to do more things this year that I am passionate about! Great question. :)

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  189. I haven't given much thought to a word for 2012. I'll have to think about that. Looking forward to all the newsletter contributors!

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  190. I haven't given much thought to a word for 2012. I'll have to think about that. Looking forward to all the newsletter contributors!

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  191. My word for 2012 is Family. I've been very selfish and now is the time to start to live more for others and less for myself.

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  192. My new word for the year is "Betterment". This applies to every aspect of my life, from being a wife and mother, to my crafty and business endeavors.

    Thank you for the generous giveaway!

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  193. My word for this year is... "contentment'- that means being satisfied with what you have, which is a lot more than many others have, and being grateful for Family and Friends, whether they are close by or even through blogging. :)

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  194. love your word. I too need to keep balance in my life...

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