March 8, 2013

Beat the Winter Blues Blog Hop


Two Blog Hops on the same week. Mama mia... Think of this as my effort to get you ready for Easter (hopping like a bunny... well, it sounded funny when I thought of it!)
 
Quilting Gallery is hosting this Beat the Winter Blues blog hop. There are many, many participating blogs, translating into lots of chances to win giveaways. Before you head over to Quilting Gallery and the other blogs, read on to find out how you can win...

... one yard of this beautiful fabric by Maywood Studios! Isn't it obvious I am looking forward to Spring? Flowers are in everything I am working on right now.
The details:

1. Leave a comment answering this question: What lightens your mood on a grey winter day?

Note: If you are a no-reply blogger - or you are not sure - you may want to include your e-mail address on your comment, using words such as 'at' and 'dot' in place of the usual symbols (this way you will not get spam email, and I will be able to reach you in case you are the winner!)

2. Bonus: leave me another comment telling me you are a follower, for an extra entry!

This giveaway will close March 14 at 5 pm. The randomly chosen winner will be announced on Friday, March 15, here at this blog. I will ship internationally, too!

Good luck, and have fun checking out all the blogs!








216 comments:

  1. Hi! On a gloomy day; I get busy in the sewing room. Nothing like a little inspiration to pick up the spirits!

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  2. I am a follower...thanks for this chance.

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  3. Sewing always lightens up my day. Also listening to music, preferably by my fave bands/singers. Or if it's one of those weekdays when one of my fave series is on TV.

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  4. Thanks for this giveaway, I am one of your already existing followers ;) lol!

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  5. On a dreary day, I love to look out my window and watch the birds at my feeder. They don't care that the sun isn't out!

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  6. Smiling people lighten up my day, in winter I love staying at home baking and stitching. Hugs

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  7. I am happy follower from Italy. Hugs Alessandra

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  8. On a dull winter day, nothing is better than turning on the Ott lamp, starting to stitch and putting on some Brazilian jazz. At least one can pretend it's warm out listening to that!

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  9. When my little girls smile to me- that's all I need :)

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  10. And I'm your loyal follower :)

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  11. Looking at all the beautiful fabric lifts my gloomy days.

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  12. cleaning!!! well it always brightens my mood, but for soem reason more so on a rainy day... followed by some yummy lemon bread and a nice cup of tea after to relax.

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  13. I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Nothing lightens my mood like a nice warm cup of peppermint tea and going in my studio room looking at all of my fabrics and pulling out quilting magazines to pick out projects to do. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. I actually love grey wintery days! Reading a good book lightens my day. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. On a gloomy day I like to curl up in a quilt and watch movies. Also 'sun' cheers me up. LOL

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  17. Gloomy day? Grab a good book and curl up in a warm quilt and read away!

    Gorgeous fabric. Thanks for the Giveaway!!!!

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  18. I love gloomy days! We don't get many in Florida. Gives me an excuse to stay in and sew!

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  19. I am one of your followers. Again, thank you for the great giveaway!!!!

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  20. Playing with fun fabrics in my quilting room has brightened my winter considerably!

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  21. I'm a follower - thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

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  22. On a gloomy day I like cooking and reading.

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  23. I follow and thanks for the chance

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  24. I do follow.Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  25. Arts and crafts with the neighborhood children chases away the gloom of cold winter days for me! :)

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  26. Sou seguidora,obrigada por abrir internacional.
    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  27. Reading a good book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  28. On a grey winter day, what cheers me up more than anything is a call from my sis!

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  29. Nada melhor para dias nublados que uma costurinha a mão.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  30. A good laugh will always bright my day.

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  31. I am already a happy follower.

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  32. Watching my children live their lives always brings a smile to my face. Even on the gloomiest of days, I can rely on them to cheer me up. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  33. Oh wow, what beautiful fabric! We have more than our share of gloomy days in the Pacific Northwest, although today is a sunshiny one!

    When we do have gloomy days, I like to play peek-a-boo with my aussie shepherds, which always gets me laughing.

    I also grab some small project to sew and listen to music.

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

    reeskylr(at)gmail(com)

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  34. Yes, I do follow your blog and am subscribed!

    reeskylr(at)gmail(com)

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  35. To cheer up on a gloomy day, I listen to music, read, and eat chocolate -- all at the same time. :)

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  36. I like the gray winter days, but if I'm down I use my full spectrum lightbulb light at my bedside and curl up with a good book

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  37. Pretty fabric and flowers always brighten my day ... and we are getting buried in snow again today so I am wishing for more fabric and spring flowers and less winter gloom ... thanks for the chance to win ... :) Pat

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  38. I am a happy follower ... :) Pat

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  39. A really good book always lightens my day. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  40. I'm a follower. Thanks again.

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  41. On a gray day....hangin out with one of my daughter's is definitely a brightener!!! But by myself...goin up to sew...works every time! :)

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  42. I've been a Follower of your Blog for awhile now....loooove it too!! :)

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  43. Quilting of course brightens my day ad does planning my garden. Thank you for the chance

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  44. Curling up on couch watching a good movie. Thanks for chance to win.

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  45. love sewing on blah days

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  46. gfc follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  47. What lifts my spirits would be a great mystery movie, my sewing machine primed and ready to go and (believe it or not) snow falling!

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  48. A surprise phone call or email from a friend!

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  50. I follow you by email, and gfc

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  51. Music, knitting and sewing are all my mood lifters on a grey day

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  52. Listening to good celtic music lightens my days.

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  53. On a gloomy day I get lost in a book!

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  54. I love to have a warm cup of coffee and a little chocolate! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  55. Yes I am an e-mail follower Thanks

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  56. I hate dreary days! I'll talk to a friend on the phone or work on my ancestry. Something that absorbs me so the time will pass quickly. Also reading the blogs I follow.

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  57. I receive your posts by email.

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  58. Chickadees - these little black capped birds come to my feeder jabbering away in any kind of weather. They make me smile even on grey days.

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  59. I follow you with Google Reader & thoroughly enjoy your posts - thanks.

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  60. On a gloomy day, a call from one of my kids or grand kids brightens my day......heck, a call from them anytime brightens my day!

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  61. I follow via e-mail and google reader.

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  62. When it is a gray winter day, it is always great to go to a fabric store and look at beautiful colors with a friend. If I can't do that, sitting with some hand stitching is a close second.

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  63. usually sewing does. thanks for the chance

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  64. Fabric always cheers me up. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on a great draw
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  65. I'm a follower
    Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on a great draw
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  66. On a gloomy grey day I like to get crafty with the grandkids!

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  67. My grandkids always brighten a gloomy day. If they aren't here, I get to sewing :)

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  68. I am a follower. Thanks for a great giveaway :)

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  69. On gloomy days I like to stay in bed and read a book as long as possible.

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  70. Sewing and drinking tea always brightens a gloomy day!

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  71. either design the next quilt for my charity group or pulling fabric for a quilt

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  72. On a gloomy winter day I like to play with fabric!

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  73. I'm a follower ;-)
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  74. Sorting through my fabric stash brightens any day. Even better if I have a delicious cup of coffee to hand!

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  75. What beautiful fabric. That ought to brighten a dreary day. Unfortunately, I usually just sit in my chair and sleep lots. I do try to pick up handiwork. It sure helps to make sure the blinds are open and all the light that can, does get in the house. So, usually I do handiwork. I also try to get out of the house that day for sure, weather permitting. It helps to get up and do something rather than dwell on the darkness.

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  76. I'm a follower. Thank you for being generous in your giveaway.

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  77. I love playing with my two puppies on a gloomy day! Thanks for the opportunity for the great fabric! :)

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  78. Cooking aand filling thee kitchen with delicious smells! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  79. A gloomy winter day can always be made brighter if my time is spent in my sewing room. It's also lovely to cross-country ski if there's a fresh snowfall.

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  80. Thanks for the chance to win that gorgeous fabric! When I am blue, a hug helps the most, and after that, putting on some music and singing at the top of my lungs! LOL

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  81. On a gloomy day I play with my children - they don't seem to be affected by the weather and are always full of beans! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  82. I don't seem to be able to find the listing of all the blogs that are participating in "Blog Hop Party". The Quilting Gallery link doesn't give the blogs; do you know where I can find them?

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  83. Sewing or curling up with a good book help pass a gloomy day--I did both today, even though it was sunny. LOL

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  84. Gloomy days don't last long around my home. My new quilting addiction takes care of them right away! I am hooked on the brightest fabrics I can find.

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  85. Sounds like the kind of day my friend Jim Beam can help cheer up---seriously it sounded funnier when I thought of it. kidding I love to sew, too.

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  86. Pretty fabric! Thanks for the chance to be in the draw. :-)

    Curling up with a hot chocolate and a good book always makes me happy when the weather is cold and grey.

    macska at gmail dot com

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  87. On a dark day, and we get alot in the pacific NW, I love to read a good book or crochet.

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  88. On a dreary day i love to work with bight fabrics Makes me feel cheery

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  89. I follow your email and blog.

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  90. A gray day without any errands in town equals a quilting day for me - and I don't mind gray days at all!

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  91. Quilting with bright springtime-y fabrics brightens my mood!

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  92. A good cup of Folgers and a good chic flick.

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  93. thank you for the chance to win. listening to music and getting my dance on helps

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  94. We don't have many gloomy days in Turkey, so i like them)

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  95. Thank you for the giveaway, I am one of your followers

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  96. Quilting is an any day brightener. I love quilting on every day, rain or shine.
    Thanks for the chance to comment.
    Cindy N.
    UT

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  97. I love to do hand sewing or embroidery! thanky you!

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  98. I am a happy follower too!

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  99. Thanks for the chance to win. I know it is odd but cleaning helps get rid of the blues for me. It is activity and it chases out the old, dusty thoughts and makes things fresh.

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  100. Grey or not, snowing, cold, or whatever, getting out for a walk, ski or snowshoe always makes me feel more cheerful. The only thing that deters me is when it is super icy.

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  101. Being with loved ones helps cheer me on a cloudy day. :-)

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  102. Quilting and making soup brightens a gloomy day for me. Love the Maywood floral. Thanks

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  103. On a dreary day a good book, cooking, baking or creating something and spending time with my loved ones lightens my mood.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  104. A lovely cup of tea, chocolate and a good book.

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  105. A call from one of my children always lifts my spirits...especially on a gloomy day! Thanks sew much for this chance to win your generous giveaway.

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  106. My grandkids always brighten up my winter days - my spring, summer & fall ones too!

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  107. Dreary days are brighter when I'm sewing or baking or doing something creative... Or reading in front of the fireplace

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  108. I will bake my favorite cake.

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  109. Sewing helps me relax on a gloomy day, like today! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  110. Gloomy days are always a great reason to work on a project. Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

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  111. On a gloomy day I love to go to a quilt shop and do some fabric therapy :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  112. On blue days I like to work on a pretty project. I find they are also a great way to relax.

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  113. I am also a follower via email.

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  114. absolutely gorgeous. I will sing and sew to relax or get away from a dreary gray day

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  115. On a gloomy day I pick up a quilt magazine to get inspired.

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  116. Working on one of my many ufo's, a movie on the Hallmark Channel and a big pot of homemade chicken and dumplings ;) Thank You!

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  117. On a grey day, I do NOT try to choose colors--unless I go to a fabric shop or shop online! Usually I curl up by the fire and do some hand quilting.

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  118. It's grey today so I've lit the fire, put the kettle on and I'm going to sit down and watch the England/Italy (rugby) match! Perfect!

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  119. On a grey winterday I like to sit with my sewingmachine and do some quilting.
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  120. Playing with my little dog always makes me feel better.

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  121. If I can get to the sewing machine, my day gets a whole lot brighter.

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  122. When its gray and glum I play with the kids (other wise they are out side thinking dad is boring)

    Richard and Tanya Quilts

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  123. Quilting is the always the perfect thing to do on a gloomy day.....or any day! Thanks!

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  124. Hi Denise - I'm following you....around the blog hop as well as by Google. Such fun! The fabric is lovely and I'd love to have it. Thanks for letting us visit.

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  125. Nothing lifts a gray old day to something like sunshine like a sewing circle with friends, some good food and some warming conversation for a few hours. My favorite mood lifter!

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  126. What lightens my mood on a grey winter day- I love in Phx.AZ so I LOVE grey days!
    And they make me want to sew/quilt!

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  127. Listening to music while quilting brightens my mood! Thanks for the chance.

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  128. I'd have to say music. Thankfully I live in Florida where it's sunny most of the time. Thanks for the giveaway. Rosanna
    wrbontrager at verizon dot net

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  129. Sewing on a gloomy rainy day makes me feel better.

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  130. I'm a long time follower too.

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  131. I'm a new follower... and i like to snuggle under a warm quilt with my warm rice bag and watch a Shirley Temple movie.

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  132. Sewing bright colors always cheers me up on a gloomy snowy day. And also I can't see the weather from my sewing room as it is downstairs... Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  133. Ich mag handarbeiten aller Art, und wenn es mir nicht so gut geht, was leider oft der Fall ist, dann gehe ich in mein Nähzimmer und werkele bei schöner Musik vor mich hin

    Danke für die tolle Verlosung

    Grüße aus Deutschland
    Marion

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  134. Ich mag handarbeiten aller Art, und wenn es mir nicht so gut geht, was leider oft der Fall ist, dann gehe ich in mein Nähzimmer und werkele bei schöner Musik vor mich hin

    Danke für die tolle Verlosung

    Grüße aus Deutschland
    Marion

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  135. Gloomy days are great for baking, reading quilt books nd turning on your favorite music and working on your quilts. Thanks for a lovely flowery fabric, we want winter gone, but we are getting snow..

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  136. I am a new follower. Now I can keep an eye on your blog.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  137. On a dreary winter day I would be either watching movies on LMN or on the computer checking out my favorite blogs to visit and see what they are up to. Maybe a giveway or two to enter and then you will in such a good mood because you just won. Thank you for being a part of this Blog Hop and giving all of us a chance to win that gorgeous fabric.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  138. I love working on my charity quilts, brings a smile to my face knowing that what I sew makes a big difference in a ill child or Seniors life.

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  139. thank you for the giveaway--beautiful fabric--sewing always brightens a gloomy day but so does talking or being with my granddaughter
    cjscraftcorner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  140. My kittens. Who could be gloomy with a cat in their lap. Coullmills@gmail.com

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  141. On a grey day I like to bake something. It always picks up my mood and makes the house smell good too!

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  142. Quilting and playing with grandkids

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  143. I am a new follower from warm Malaysia. As we do not have winters here...we have to bear extremely cold rainy nights..crafting brightens my day during these cold rainy moments

    Usha
    usharaneem@yahoo.com

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  144. Usually reading my favourite blogs. And cake.

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  145. Quilting of course! It brightens any day. Thank you for the chance to win that beautiful fabric!

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  146. On a gloomy day I turn lots of lights on and get to sewing with my cup of hot chocolate.

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  147. Starting a new project, whether it's sewing, cross-stitching, crocheting, knitting--that's what brightens up a grey day.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  148. I follow via GFC.
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  149. My daughter brightens my day every day - she's learning so fast!

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