Friday, March 8, 2013

Beat the Winter Blues Giveaway!


Hi!  Isn't it time to kick a little winter butt?
 

Studded boots!

See how thick the ice is?
The red cross is commonly used in the higher elevations to show a mapped path. It's kind of an icon of this part of Sweden.


Above is the weather today, in Östersund, Sweden.  I walked over the frozen Storsjön (Great Lake) to get to town.
It Was fun!  Nice air, some sunshine and not too awfully cold. 


Spring is coming!
Not yet.....
But you can have a good time warming your cheeks while you sit in Swedish sun chairs!

How 'bout some color to cheer you up?

Here is the giveaway!




Three mini charms, up for grabs, to banish the winter chill.  Their time on the Swedish snow was minimal, only for the time it took for their photo shoot.  They were not harmed!

Leave a comment below telling me what you are looking forward to with spring, or what you like about the end of winter!
Followers new and true get a second entry!
The giveaway ends on March 14'th, winner is announced on the 15'th of March.

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UPDATE
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I will draw the winner at noon Swedish time/6 am Eastern Standard time on the 15'th
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Good luck and enjoy the hop!
Lizzie 





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250 comments:

  1. I love the bulbs starting to push through the dark, dull earth, with shoots of green. That's when I know Spring is starting to rear it's head.

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  2. My favorite part of looking forward to spring is waiting for my daffodils to come up - they're the first ones, every year! :)

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  3. I'm a follower :) Thanks for the chances!

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  4. I'm looking forward to all the lovely Spring flowers. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. I'm a follower by email. Thanks again.

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  6. I love the flowers that pop out of the ground, te intense colours they share with us in tehbleeest month(s). WONDERFUL giveaway!!!

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  7. What I like about the end of winter? This is my favourite time of year. My vista's look a lot like yours. Skidoo beaten trails all over the lake are hardened into glorious walking trails. The sun is high in the sky and starting to relay some warmth into our lives. The temperatures are cold, - 20 or so, at night but warm up in the day. It is perfect weather for skiing, snowshoeing and enjoying everything our beautiful world has to offer us.

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  8. I love opening all the windows and the doors to the screened porch and letting the fresh air in! Thanks for the great giveaway chance!

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

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  10. I look forward going away with our camper. That is such a great family time;)

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  11. Even though we haven't had a particularly bad winter, I can't wait to see more sunshine (it's been very grey)! Many thanks!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  12. What can I say, living in the tropics with no winter at all?! :) I haven't forgotten wintry Norway though.... what I loved the most with spring was to get off all those winter clothes and boots for lighter clothes and shoes - that was always a wonderful feeling. And not to forget all those wonderful spring flowers, that is something I really miss...
    Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  13. I look forward to the daffodils blooming and the lovely smell of spring! I love these little packs. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  14. Greetings from Wisconsin, USA! I love everything about spring. I'm looking forward to longer days, warmer temperatures, singing birds, blooming flowers, growing grass and more sunshine! Good luck with your give-away!

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  15. I look forward to my crabapple tree blooming in the springtime. Those charms are a sweet speck of color against the snow - I love that photo!

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  16. Hope you ship internationally - but if not - I love your blog and am a new follower! Love the fabric and the snow pictures are fantastic (I live in the desert so I am totally loving all the pictures of snow on the blogs!)

    Thanks again! Oh - and I cannot wait to open up the windows and smell fresh air!

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  17. i love the longer days and the sunshine!

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  18. Looking forward to longer days and fresh fruits. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. I will be glad to see my flowers blooming soon!

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  20. The thing I'm looking forward to the most with the start of spring is the end of cold weather. I'm in Texas and I'm sure our cold does not compare to the cold you experience in Sweden but I'd love to have those charms if you want to mail them to Texas.

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  21. I'm a follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  22. I love late winter/early spring snow storms that result in snow days!!

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  23. I'm looking forward to doing a garden.

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  24. In my part of the world, QLD Australia, know as the sunshine state, we get a very short mild winter and I am soooooo looking forward to it actually, but anyway, LOVE your pic of the PRUPLE, my fave, deck chairs.
    Thank you for the chance to win, get warm soon, Cindy Aus. :o)

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  25. My favorite part of spring is the lush green scenery. Thanks for the chance to win!! :)

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  26. The start of spring means nicer weather and lots of lovely flowers

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  27. I'm looking forward to the Fat Quarterly retreat in July.

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  28. I love when the sun starts to warm me up, the snow is gone, the ice on the roads is away, oh I hate that ice when I'm in my car. Thanks for this giveaway, I love mini charms, and that marmalade is yummy.

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  29. I used to love the daffodils - always a sign of Spring arriving, but now I live in the tropics and miss the change of seasons.

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  30. I love the sound of the birds in the shrubs! We have had a taste of Spring this week, but there will be more snow on Tuesday... YIKES!
    esthersipatchandquilt@yahoo.com
    ipatchandquilt.wordpress.com

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  31. I love the smell of Easter flowers (the stores start selling potted bulbs), then I know spring is coming. Also longer days! Thanks for the generous giveaway. ;-> Toni Anne

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  32. Flowers, lots of flowers, sun, leaves on the trees, warmer temperatures...that's all things I am looking forward to! :)

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  33. Wow, living in Sweden! That's so interesting. I am an American living in Ireland. I think the thing I'm most looking forward to is the light! The sun. Non-gray days.

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  34. I look forward to flowers growing in the garden, warm weather and birds chirping when I sit on the porch reading a nice book or sewing and having a nice glass of ice lemonade next to me

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  35. Pretty fabric! I am looking forward to flowers!

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  36. Warmer weather and more time outside! I'm tired of being inside all day! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  37. I am a new follower! Looking forward to checking out your blog!

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  38. I love the idea of the beach chairs on the ice and snow lol... looking forward to not having to wear studded boots LOL... (and I don't see anywhere to follow)

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  39. thank you for the chance to win. I like that the snow will melt..enough with the snow..LOL

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  40. I like it to get warm and heat my old bones!!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  41. So happy to have found you thru the blog hop! I'm a new follower and love your photography! Thanks for a chance at a great give away! I'm looking forward to more sunshine and longer days!

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  42. I'm looking forward to hearing the birds sing again.
    bandkgram (at) hotmail (dot) ca

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  43. Ahh, I do enjoy a good snowmobile ride on a frozen lake. Thanks for the chance!

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  44. It is autumn here now and I am hoping the rain will stop.

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  45. I'm looking forward to warmer days and spending more time outside and not freezing!! Thanks for the chance!

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  46. I love being outside, walking, planting flowers, etc. but I also love snow days! don't get too many in Kansas any more. thanks.

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  47. great photos! i look forward to more sunlight and that feeling of spring in the air each year. :)

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  48. I'm excited to be able to go on walks with my husband. Preferably not in the dark and not with a hundred layers on. ;)

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  49. I am looking forward to going and playing in the sun and warm. Its still cool and gray here in Utah but the tree's are budding and my wifes plants are just starting to come though the ground.

    Richard and Tanya Quilts

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  50. I am a follower though Reader I tried to find your GFC follow but could not find it.

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  51. I love the bulbs and fresh leaves coming out and everything turns vibrant and green.
    And I love mini charm packs, I continously work on a postage stamp quilt top with my scraps and leftovers, and the mini charm packs fit perfectly.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  52. I love to see the first daffodils blooming out in the yard. Great giveaway. Time to order our garden seeds!

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  53. Hi and thank you for sharing those cuties! I like the spring but I love autumn! Strange but here in Greece summer is just too hot - spring and autumn are perfect!
    Sunny wishes!
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. I am looking forward to walking my dogs every day in the spring! I can't walk them every day in the winter because they do not like the cold and their paws crack!

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  55. I long for the warmer days!!!

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  56. Warmer weather and starting to plant the garden!

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  57. Looking forward to not keeping track of mitts for the kids

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  58. Thanks for a lovely giveaway!! I am so anxious for winter to end. enough snow and cold...lol

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  59. I love when I dont have to wear my heavy coat and boots anymore. Thanks!

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  60. I'm a new follower. I'm from Calgary, Canada, and right now am looking out my window at big blue sky with sunshine glinting off the mounds of snow that still cover my yard. I'm ok with that.

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  61. I am a new follower. I'm from Calgary, Canada, and right now am looking out my window at bright blue sky and sunshine glinting off the mounds of snow still covering my yard. It's beautiful and I'm ok with it!

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  62. I love the warmer weather and longer days. Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

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  63. I love it when the sun is coming back! And when it gets warmer!

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  64. I am thrilled to have a chance to win these charm packs! I love these collections! I am looking forward to my little girl's first birthday this spring, my 30th birthday, and then the arrival of our son in July!

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  65. Warmer weather but not too hot! The fresh green of new leaves and grass. The smell of fresh cut grass. I could go on but I don't like the blistering heat of the summer just the new sun of the springtime.

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  66. I really can't wait for longer days.

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  67. I'm a follower on your blog.

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  68. Hi, I'm a new follower. I am looking forward to all the spring flowers in the gardens. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  69. I am looking forward to spring flowers in the gardens.

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  70. I look forward to nature's renewal that comes with Spring. I'm a new subscriber & look forward to visiting again soon. Thanks sew much for this chance to win!
    back2loghome (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  71. I love the spring flowers. Wow those sun chairs look like fun!! Great giveaway!

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  72. Lizzie - thank you for the great pictures. I'm a follower. I love gardening.....hate to stop in the fall....so a grow things indoors all winter. But gardening is best out of doors. Lovely little fabrics. Thanks so much for letting us visit. Please come by and visit me at Prairie Cottage Corner. We'll have fun!

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  73. I love the warmth and the new growth, these are the best things about spring, Thank You!

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  74. I look forward to the tulips coming up and the buds appearing on the trees. Not to mention warmer weather.

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  75. I always look forward to the jonquils and daffodils opening their sunny faces!

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  76. Planting spring flowers and spending more time outside.

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  77. What a delightful giveaway, and a delightful blog! I love your photos and sense of humor. I am looking forward to no shoveling and plowing - more time for quilting!

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  78. The best thing about the end of winter is when the light starts coming back

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  79. I'm actually a winter person but if we will have less rainy days, I can live with the cold :) Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  80. A few days ago it was 15 degrees celcius, sunny and spring! But now it's cold again and there is even a bit of snow.....brrr. Those loveley fabrics of yours give me a sping feeling and make me smile! I love it a lot when nature comes to bloom again.
    Thank you for this great give away!

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  81. Looking forward to color Easter eggs. For me it's the beginning of spring. lia.vandenbrand@live.nl

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  82. I look forward to the greening of the trees. That color is so pretty and makes you feel happy. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  83. Longer days are nice, the quail are very active in my yard, the rabbits return, and the scorpions are still in hiding:-)

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  84. I am looking forward to getting out in the garden and sorting it out, and then enjoying playing with the kids out there x

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  85. A pleasure to follow your creative blog!

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  86. Spring showers and flowers ;)Thank you for the chance

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  87. I am so looking forward to is my orchard being in full bloom! It is just incredible to walk through, smell the fragrance and hear the bees doing their work :)

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  88. I am looking forward to warmer weather, the sound of birds and spring flowers.

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  89. I'm looking forward to seeing the plants start to grow in my garden.
    Barb@Witsend

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  90. I must confess I do not like the end of winter. I LOVE SNOW. I envy you! But if I must look forward to spring, it is that I will have pink roses blooming near my porch. I am a new follower

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  91. Where I live there are so many trees that are really beautiful when they are in bloom, so I'm looking forward to that. The blooms don't last very long, but it sure is a pretty sight for a week or two.

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  92. I'm looking forward to blue skies! it's been grey here (UK) for far too long!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  93. I look forward to not having to bundle up and walk around barefoot. I love the colors of spring

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  94. I have benn wanting to try these little lovlies!

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  95. Nice pics! I like the sun, always looking forward the spring sunshine and first flowers. Thanks.

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  96. HI! THANKS FOR A SWEET GIVEAWAY!
    I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO 'NO MORE BOOTS' AND FLOWERS!
    HAPPY SPRING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  97. Golly now thats snow!
    Its tried here in the north east, UK today, but Im in no danger lol
    What a lovely blog to find, Im coming back often!
    And such delicious fabrics to yearn for, thank you so much for the opportunity to enter the draw.
    Lyn

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  98. just want a tomato fresh from the garden

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  99. Its supposed to be spring here in east yorkshire, Uk...........but its snowing lol
    nothing like what you have mind you...........but Im hoping todays layer wont knock back the daffodil buds!
    Spring is about promise isnt it........longer days on their way.......oh joy!!
    Yummy fabrics..............gosh thank you for the chance to take part, they look wonderful!

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  100. I love spring, unfortunately in NC we usually go straight to summer

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  101. I look forward to warm weather and the end of snow and shoveling!

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  102. Hi, i am looking for all the spring flowers that are all over my large yard and watching the dogs checking them out.

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  103. Getting my husband back to work. Once the snow is gone he should be to. Living off of love isn't what it used to be. Good thing I am on a diet. Ha \Ha. Now with the time change getting out walking after supper again.

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  104. I am looking forward to adding color to this yard in our new home.

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  106. I am looking forward to the spring flowers! I have crocus blooming today in Illinois, so spring can't be far behind!

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  107. I like the spring green the trees get, the open water on the lakes and the warmer temperatures so I don't need as many heavy clothes when I go outside. Thanks for the chance at some fun mini charms.

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  109. More sunshine, flowers, green grass and the renewal of natural is what I am looking forward to with spring arriving soon. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  110. I'm excited to wear flip flops again!

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  111. I thought we were still in a deep freeze in Canada! I'm looking forward to daylight! I miss walks down by the Speed River to feed the ducks, enjoying my coffee with the newspaper outside.

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  112. I just met minis and love them! What a great addition to the precursor!

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  113. We don't really have winter outside of San Francisco, CA... For us, it's more frequent grilling, eating on the patio and more time with the kids in the park...

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  114. My favorite part of spring are the flowers, especially tulips. I love the color and cheery look of them.

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  115. Im a new follower by email and I'm looking forward to following your adventures. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  116. Looking forward to lots of tulips.

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  117. The end of winter means I can soon start my swimming programme again. I just love swimming laps 2 mornings a week. Spring means I can take photos of all the lovely flowers that are starting to bloom. Those fabrics ARE bright and cheery.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  118. I am looking forward to warmer weather and flowers blooming. Thank you so much for your great giveaway.

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  119. I'm looking forward to the new batch of maple syrup. the sap is flowing and the farmers are working hard. The local festival in Elmira, Ontario is the biggest one day Maple Syrup Festival in the world and it's only minutes from my house.

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  120. Actually winter is the best season here in Florida when we have no humidity and cooler temps. Thanks for the chance and I enjoyed the crisp pictures!

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  121. Your pictures show a colder winter than we have in Pennsylvania, USA --but so much warmer with your bright, cheery colors. I'm looking forward to the spring bulbs and summer birds to arrive

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  122. It took me awhile but I found the way to follow you. LOL
    Looking forward to some nice warmer weather but not HOT weather. LOL
    Thanks for being part of the fun blog hop. Lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  123. I am retiring on April 5th! What a great spring time blessing!

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  124. I love putting away my winter clothes and pulling out the warmer weather things - makes me feel like I have a new wardrobe! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  125. I like seeing the new birds come in for the summer.

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  126. I'm looking forward to my garden springing to life!

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  127. Fun photos and what a great giveaway! I look forward to spring flowers and fresh air!!

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  128. I'm looking forward to the spring flowers.

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  129. I love being able to stay up longer, now that the sun stays out more.Thank you for the chance to win this lovely prize and taking part in the hop.

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  130. We're making a permanent move to our lake home so I'm looking forward to some gardening. Since we'll be there full-time, I can actually make sure everything is watered - essential in our hot Oklahoma summers. Maybe I can keep those plants alive. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  131. It is Autumn here in Australia so Spring and the end of winter are half the year away. I am looking forward to not having to hide from heat waves and bush fire smoke or flash flooding from Summer storms which have been unusually bad this year. I am looking forward to days where I can enjoy my gloves and scarf and curling up under a quilt with a little bit of hand stitching in the evenings. Spring is my favourite season and I am sure before I know it it will be here so I am going to enjoy the season I am in while it is here.

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  132. I am now a follower gotta get that second chance! :) I'm looking forward to sitting in front of an opened window and sewing!!!!! I'm not overly fond of dirty hands so I plant early and then let my spring wild flowers do their own thing!

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  133. what I want right now is longer day light, flowers in bloom, birds that sing I am expecting the awakening of life ^_^

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  134. Ganz tolle Stoffe....die machen Lust auf Frühling und gute Laune

    Schöne Grüße aus Deutschland von

    Marion

    P:S: Gerne folge ich dem Blog über google

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  135. I love seeing the beautiful n colourful flowers:)

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  136. I'm looking forward to sunshine and warmth! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  137. Looks cold, come visit Greece to warm up!

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  138. I'm looking forward to all the fresh greens coming out - the trees budding, the grass greening up, the bulbs poking through the dirt, and planting my hanging baskets full of small green plants. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  139. I'm already a follower via gfc! :) Thanks for a second chance to win! :)

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  140. I am a brand new follower. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway. I am looking forward to dollowing your blog updates. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  141. Gorgeosu fabric. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveawy. I am looking forward to all of the beaufitul flowers of Spring and most of all the Sunshine and gree grasss growin. I dislike all of this dead stuff everywhere. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  142. I loved the photos! I am looking forward to planting coleus in our
    window boxes!

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  143. I am a happy regular follower of your blog!

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  144. I'm looking forward to tulips. Thanks for chance to win.

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  145. I am looking forward to strawberry season - my favorite fruit right in my garden!

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  146. I most look forward to the flowers blooming! It's all about new birth and new beginnings! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  147. I am going to become a new follower. Yeah!

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal. net

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  148. Hi I am Sandi and I live in Sonora, CA. Those 3 mini charms will come in handy for spring and summer projects. I am so looking forward to home grown vegetables and lots of tomatoes. Thank you for being a part of this Blog Hop and giving all of a chance to beat those winter blues when one of us wins those fantastic mini charms.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net
    Sonora, CA - USA

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  149. I would be a new follower but something won't let me because all I EVER get is " Not Found ERROR 404". I have tried everything to get it to work but it just won't! So I'm following via FeedBurner - works for me.

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  150. Your photos are lovely! The fabrics are delightful too ; )

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  151. What a great prize Lizzie..Thanks

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  152. Love the mini charms, and I'm looking forward to warm and green plants, trees and grass.

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  153. I am looking forward to the longer days and flowers. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

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  154. I'm a new follower. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

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  155. I'm looking forward to all the new growth. Thanks for the great giveaway! Have a Happy Day! :)

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  156. I love the flowers starting to bloom...and today I heard the birds just chirping away!

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  157. I am a new follower. I love finding new blogs and I am very excited to have found a new blog with such beautiful pictures. I really look forward to reading more.

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  158. I love the end of winter as the days get longer and the flowers start to bloom and then the baby birds start squawking for their mothers attention. I love the renewal that comes with spring.

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  159. The snow is absolutely beautiful! I'm looking forward to the flowers and the longer days! Love those mini charm packs!

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  160. I'm already a follower, and enjoy reading your blog. Thanks again for the giveaway, and thanks for sharing a little of your part of the world :)

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  161. I love the flowers and cool sunshine of Spring...plus I love Spring cleaning... I know that is weird. Thanks for not harming my mini charms...at least I hope they want to live with me..he..hee..hee

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Thanks for stopping by! I am happy for all comments and I will try to answer each one if I can!