Friday, December 16, 2016

Fabulous Fabric Friday and a Givaway

Hey Everyone,

Did you all check out the Honey Pot Bee and the Wild Card Surprise? I sure did... then I made a minute and (literally it felt like that is all it took) to sew and voila...

This put me in a Vintage Christmas Spirit and I finally got the kids together and decorated the Christmas tree... better late than never I guess LOL

We had a great Two of a kind Tuesday and One Off Wednesday you all seemed to enjoy the deals on the bundles so put it on your calendar for the weeks ahead and see what kind of deals you can snag. (It takes place at about noon on Instagram)

How would you like to win a fat quarter bundle of Colette?

All you have to do is tell me what you most look forward to after the Holidays. Leave a comment and I will pull a winner next Friday. Oooh that is Christmas Eve Eve :)

See ya soon!
Julie

171 comments:

  1. Getting all the decorations down (but not till after New Years). I feel the house looks twice as big without the decorations. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  2. Some quiet time with no pressure and my husband off work.
    3dears (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. Quiet time with friends and family.

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  4. I look forward to being back in school with kids who aren't hyper-excited with the anticipation of Christmas and gifts! In the week before Christmas, it's hard to hold their attention for more than 3 minutes! Collette would be fun to create with!

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  5. Sitting around the house and getting myself organized for future projects that are more involved than small gifts I've been sewing currently. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  6. Peace and quiet and time to think about goals for the new year.

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  7. I look forward to the lighter schedule. There is always less to do in January.

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  8. I'm not sure this is really a "looking forward to" kind of thing, but we decided to do the 3-day potty training shebang with my 2 year old after new years,so that's what I'm thinking about. Yay?

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  9. Just being able to get around town...shopping, etc., without all of the crowds. Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway! Merry Christmas!!

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  10. After Christmas sales and then back to quilting. Thanks for the opportunity to win

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  11. lol,hopefully to get motivated to lose weight after all my holiday overeating :).

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  12. Putting away the decorations so I can re-group and get ready for New Years! All great fun!Thank you, Susan

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  13. I look forward to peace and quiet, and more time to quilt!

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  14. I most look forward to seeing how my family enjoys what we got for them!

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  15. I look forward to the rest and having the time to get into some projects for myself.

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  16. Heading to Okinawa, Japan the day after Christmas to see my son and his family - 4 grandbabies!!

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  17. I'm looking forward to putting up the decorations, cleaning the house and enjoying some much needed quiet time

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  18. I look forward to reflection time and if time permits, the creation of a gentle craft to do list for next year. I'll also be enjoying priceless time with my 8 year old. They get big too fast.

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  19. After Christmas, I look forward to the house being put back to normal! I love the holiday decorations and especially making them, but the quite normal is nice! This is a beautiful fabric bundle I would love to create quilts with! Thank you for the give away!

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  20. I look forward to taking time to plan my years to do and reflecting on my done list. Love the giveaway, guess I'd better sign up for an instagram account so I don't miss out on "stuff"...
    Caltexgal@aol.com

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  21. Putting up the decorations and having peace and quiet. Also looking forward to seeing what new adventures 2017 had in store. I will miss seeing the tree lit up after everyone has gone to bed and the lights are all out. It's so pretty and calming.

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  22. After Christmas,go shopping,(sales is around),begin to go to the swimming pool,it' s indoor,because that' s. will means that my shoulder is ok and hope family and friends are fine and with good health.
    Merry Christmas!!

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  23. I look forward to stressfree crafting...no deadlines!

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  24. I'm looking forward to having time to relax and do some sewing.

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  25. Sewing, Sewing, Sewing :-) Happy Holidays!

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  26. I really look forward to sewing for me....for the past few months, it's been all about gifts!

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  27. I really look forward to sewing for me....for the past few months, it's been all about gifts!

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  28. I'm looking forward to being able to go thru more boxes in the garage! Also to planning sewing, reading, exercising, walking and enjoying!

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  29. I look forward to seeing all my family at the holidays!

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  30. Calm, me time for sewing! Peace! Gonna miss my kids n grands tho!

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  31. Everything being back to the "normal"

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  32. The couch, Midsomer Murders (Netflix) and a quilt.

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  33. Time to sew! tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  34. LOVE THE PEACE! WILL CONTINUE WITH MY SEWING/QUILTING! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL! THANK YOU FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY!
    msstitcher1214atgmaildotcom

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  35. Our son will be traveling over the holidays so I look forward to seeing him when he gets back.

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  36. I look forward to things getting back to normal after the Holidays so I can sew at my own pace.

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  37. I love the quiet after the holiday. I like to put my decorations down earlier than most people and my house seems uncrowned and serene. I get more sewing done when my house is peaceful.

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  38. I like to catch up with friends in a relaxed way without the pressure of the holidays - oh and to stitch for me - not the multitude of gift creation and completion that December brings.

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  39. Playing with my fabric and sewing!!! What a better way to start a new year.

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  40. I will look forward to beginning some new quilted projects... I have a few in mind but have to wait until all the festivities are done so I can put some serious time into working in my sweatshop,... I mean home studio!!! Well, that could be an accurate description after all, because I do sew in our basement close to our woodstove!! Lol

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  41. Love all the sights and sounds of Christmas. But what I look forward to the most is Christmas Eve service at my church. It is always the highlight of the Christmas season. Spending it with family and friends, and just holding on to the memories.

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  42. I am looking forward to relaxing and enjoying time with my husband. We have been so busy for a couple of months now, one of us is running in the other is running out the door. Thank you for a beautiful giveaway.

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  43. I am looking forward to getting back to normal life after 4 weeks away from home.
    I'd love to get some of the beautiful Colette fabric.
    Thank you.

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  44. I am looking forward to a promotion at work!
    Thanks for a chance to win!
    merryorganic at gmail dot com

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  45. I've been doing the 365 Block Challenge from Australia since January 1st, and the new year can't get here soon enough. I'll finally be able to clean my house--lol!

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  46. I am looking forward to getting started on some new quilts after the holidays. I have been intent on finishing lately and it will be fun to stsrt something new!Thanks for the giveaway. cotten.gloria@gmail.com

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  47. I am looking forward to when things slow down and I can refocus on my quilting.

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  48. Starting a quilt for my neighbor who has breast cancer

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  49. I look forward to several smallish family events that will occur after the first of the year.

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  50. I am still trying to convince myself not to buy this adorable Paris fabric.
    Paris is my most favourite town of all. Sorry, San Francisco.
    I don't know, I just want to have peace and silence and time to sew.
    Wait, I have 4 children. Never mind.
    But I want to finish my 100days100blocks quilt. No, I don't want to, I WILL finish it.

    Happy Holidays.
    Tina

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  51. MEXICAN FOOD! after eating turkey and left overs it is time for my favorite food.

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  52. The week after Christmas is so relaxed...everyone is happy and satisfied and all the work is done. I usually sew a lot that week.

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  53. MEXICAN FOOD! after eating turkey and left overs it is time for my favorite food.

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  54. We look forward to going back to a normal routine. With winter half gone, can Spring be far behind :-)

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  55. I look forward for the me time. waiting to pick up new crafty projects.

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  56. After the holidays I look forward to putting everything away, and enjoying how much bigger my living room looks!

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  57. Take time to close up my books for 2016 and file everything away. And it's time to plan my "Christmas" lunch with the girls at the end of January. Thanks for the giveaway grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  58. I love getting past all the rush and stress of the holidays and settling back in to my usual quiet routine.

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  59. Rest and relaxation, getting back into a normal routine.

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  60. Sad to say, but what I most look forward to is it being over.

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  61. I usually stop making quilts and make handmade Christmas presents during November and December ~ so I look forward to starting my new quilty projects for 2017.

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  62. It's time to be with family. Those fabrics are adorable. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

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  63. the University of Alabama football game and getting back to sewing -- Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  64. I look forward to reviewing my patterns and fabrics and making a decision on my next few projects, including a few on my "must make" list!

    nmcfarland@wamail.net

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  65. I'll look forward to getting my sewing/craft room back in order and start quilting the tops I made this year.

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  66. Settling in to read the books I hope to find under the tree.

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  67. I look forward to the days getting longer. That means we're heading toward Spring! I'm done with winter/cold weather once Christmas is over. LOL

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  68. I look forward to getting back into a routine and making quilts! LOVE Colette!

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  69. I look forward to work slowing down and being able to get back in the "normal" groove of things. (It is our open enrollment time and it gets crazy!)

    Sandy A

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  70. The week between Christmas and New Year's Day is my husband's only vacation time, so I look forward to that the most this time of year!

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  71. I look forward to downhill skiing and quilting!

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  72. I look forward to watching all of the holiday movies with family!

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  73. We leave for the Philippines on January 2nd, just after we take down the Christmas decorations.

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  74. I am so excited to see my children and grandchildren. Best Christmas ever.

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    1. My family has to come after Christmas so that's how life works for some people out there forced to work over the holidays. Then it will be sewing.

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  75. I have a January birthday and that is always something to look forward to. x

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  76. I love the new year and the lengthening days!

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  77. Merry Christmas. I look forward to having my free time back and being able to sew. Thanks for the great giveaway. Love the fabric. Debbie@wowilikethat.com

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  78. Making Valentine gifts. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  79. Getting back in the groove - thanks and Merry Christmas.

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  80. I love to be able to just relax after the holidays and not have to cook anything because of all of the leftovers. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  81. I have promised myself to take a little time everyday to sit quietly and work on my sewing projects. Just 15-20 mins can make a difference.
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  82. ooo I LOVE that fabric!! Our weather is frigid in January. I look forward to guilt free sewing and crochet time because what ELSE can you do with the blowing wind and snow on the other side of the patio doors?!?

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  83. I get to relax after the holidays. Plus we go visit "The Nana" in Florida and it is almost always warmer there than it is in Alabama in January.

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  84. I look forward to relaxing and organizing my sewing room for new projects.

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  85. We have a right after Christmas birthday in our family - so we look forward to a fun Kid's party!

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  86. I look forward to my birthday the beginning of January.

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  87. Such sweet fabric! Looking forward to family time. Hope to travel to visit my parents.

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  88. I look forward to cleaning up my decorations and having a little time for sewing, I have been too busy to do much sewing lately.

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  89. I can't wait for the Honey Pot to be in full swing! I look forward to taking down my tree! I know...but after four weeks its time for a change!

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  90. I look forward to getting back to eating healthy because doesn't everyone eat all the goodies they can during the Christmas season.

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  91. I am moving, so I look forward to setting up my new house so I can once again have time for quilting.

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  92. I am looking forward to some calm quilting :)

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  93. I have the week after Christmas off.....simply not being at work and having time to sew will be heaven.

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  94. A time to get organized for the new year. And to relax and just sew.

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  95. Honestly, I look forward to catching up on some long overdue sleep. When school's out, I have to write a class play...so I need to catch some z's before I gear up.

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  96. Our granddaughter and grandson are flying from NY to MS to spend a week with us! Yay!

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  97. I look forward to the craziness of the holidays being over and one day closer to spring!!

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  98. Looking forward to slower pace around here..whewie!! Been soooo crazy busy since early November! Ready to enjoy quilting & no rush to meet deadlines! :)

    Thank you for chance to win this Awesome bundle!! :D

    MERRY CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS!!! :)

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  99. Family being together & the look on their faces when they open up handmade goodies from me! I love giving! Merry Christmas!

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  100. Reclaiming MY TIME for me, and joining in the Honeypotbee. Thank you.

    bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  101. Working on all the projects I had to put on hold for the holiday season. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  102. Working on all the projects I had to put on hold for the holiday season. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  103. Enjoying time to plan 2017 quilt projects!

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  104. Uninterrupted sewing! I can get back to the quilt I'm currently working on.

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  105. I like people remembering how to drive and not being in a super hurry in bad weather. We had a 59 car pile up last week. (no one badly hurt) People get so crazy around the holidays, it is so nice when it is over. esp. since we are a college town and we get to have some quiet before everyone gets back from break.

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  106. I'm ready to start my new projects.

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  107. I look forward to the quiet of January!

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  108. Finishing projects that I have had to put aside for the holidays and spending some time reading the new books I usually get for Christmas.

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  109. looking forward to reading, painting, drawing and quilting ... and oh yes the silence

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  110. The peacefulness and contentment of having a happy family celebration. Merry Christmas!

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  111. I am looking forward to finishing my painted pineapples quilt. I have one more row to do!

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  112. I am looking forward to just sitting by a warm fire and getting back to reading the book I started before all the Christmas running around!

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  113. I enjoy spending time with family; all nine of our grandchildren & their parents were over yesterday and I spent time with all eight of my siblings today.

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  114. I always looked forward to visiting my grandfather on New Year's Day and wishing him a happy new years in French. He was from France, and though I didn't speak French, I could say those words and it always was a special time for him and I.

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  115. I look forward to starting my new years projects...all lined up and ready to go!

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  116. I look forward to no more Christmas sales and the quiet. And getting into my sewing room to start 2017 projects.

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  117. After a fun Christmas break with family it will great fun to start back to quilting with new kits & fabric accumulating since black Friday (also throw in a few UFOs that are bugging me).
    rozz01 at cox dot net

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  118. Ohhh--what a delightful stack of fabrics--I can see some of those being stitched into some fun items--
    Happy Holidays to you and yours--
    love and laughter, di

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  119. I'm looking forward to getting away with my family for a few days up to the mountains.....maybe we'll get to play in the snow! Merry Christmas!!

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  120. More sewing and quilting time.

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  121. We call that Christmas Adam. ;) I look forward to time with family the most. It's already happening and that makes me so happy!

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  122. I like to get everyone back to work so I can sew

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  123. a fresh new start with a new year!

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  124. Peace and quiet and time to sew!

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  125. Hmmm... getting back to "normal". Whatever that is!

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  126. Calm sewing. No rush, no deadlines!

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  127. I look forward to slowing down so I can get sewing done for me.

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  128. I am looking forward to New Year's Day it is they inky day all year I stay in my PJ's.

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  129. Everything just slowing down and no more obnoxious Christmas ads; you can not take timeless Christmas songs and put your own words to them and think they are cute, funny, or entertaining enough for me to shop at your store. Sorry for getting carried away there. Thanks for the great giveaway chance.

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  130. I look forward to having more time to sew! That fabric bundle would make the perfect Christmas present!

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  131. I'm looking forward to things getting back to normal, with lots less stress & more time to sew.

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  132. I look forward to visiting my family. Come on February!! Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

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  133. I look forward to having some quite time to sew! Colette is soooo adorable!

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  134. I love pulling leftovers out of the freezer and remembering the joy everyone had celebrating together and eating til stuffed....

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  135. I looking forward to hosting Christmas dinner this year. It's been a while since I've had everyone at my house. Merry Christmas!

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  136. I look forward to slowing down a bit! November and December have been crazy-busy! I look forward to getting back to sewing, learning EQ7 and how to use my embroidery machine!!

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  137. Oh, easy: we're going to move house early January. That's more on my mind than even the holidays ;))

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  138. I look forward to my son beating cancer.

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  139. Nice calmness after Christmas and the New Year....sewing and quilting.

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  140. I am hoping that after the holidays I can spend some more time sewing on my older quilt projects, I am excited to see some of them get completed!
    My email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com
    Thanks!

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  141. I look forward to setting down goals and starting work on them.

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  142. Celebrating my husband's 60th birthday after Christmas and honoring him. Plus, he's retiring in the new year, and that I'm really looking forward to!

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  143. Just getting back to the day to day living, working and quilting. Wishing for snow days. Grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  144. Ah, the best part about post-Christmas is getting to create with whatever fabrics/patterns/notions I might get as gifts!

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  145. I love the holidays and having everyone here. I have a wonderful job where I am allowed to take 7 weeks of vacation a year. I always save 2 weeks for the holidays! One before Christmas and the week after. The week after my husband and I get all the decorations down and then binge watch a tv series wrapped up in blankets with the fireplace on! It is the best "staycation" ever!

    Cjpike (at) indiana (dot) edu

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  146. I'm looking forward to putting my house back to normal, and getting to the stack of quilt tops that need to be quilted. I love Christmas, but the hustle and bustle... not so much.

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  147. I look forward to getting back to our routines! We took a 4 day vacation which turned into 5 days because we got stuck at Ohare airport! Then we made a quick turn around and drove 9 hrs to spend time with family. I never even decorated the house!

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  148. I look forward to spending my post holiday days off in my sewing room doing lots of quilting!

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  149. I look forward to making donation quilts and then getting my sewing room cleaned up a bit!!

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  150. Getting the house back in order and then waiting for my birthday on January 15th!! :)
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  151. I most look forward to playing new board games with my kids after the Holidays. mtmom57@gmail.com

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  152. I look forward to not having to shop and/or wrap gifts! Phew! Thanks for the give-away!

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  154. I look forward to sewing again! Finishing up some WIP.

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  155. I am looking forward to getting back in my regular routine.

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  156. Looking forward to carrying on with some of my projects large and small and making lots of scrappy pouches.

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  157. Spending time with my family and just enjoying our time off together. Happy holidays!

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  158. Looking forward to quiet! And playing in my stash! Happy holidays!

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  159. I look forward to planning new quilts :)

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