Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bags :: Amy Butler - Moda Blossom Swing Bag

*** The winner is:
dolls123 said...
Start walking at least 30 minutes a day
Congratulations! Please email me with your address so I can send the Blossom Bag to you! ***

Goodbye 2008 - Hello 2009! To celebrate the New Year I've decided to participate in the Whirl into Winter Give Away. I will be giving away this gorgeous bag that I made. For this bag I used an Amy Butler pattern and Moda Blossom fabric. The yo-yos were hand made by my 11 year old daughter.
To enter my give away please leave a comment on this post starting on January 1, 2009. Any comments made before then will be deleted. In your comment please tell me at least one thing you would like to do in 2009. It doesn't have to be some grand goal or resolution... just something you would like to do. One thing I would like to do is put a mitered border on a quilt. See what I mean? Just a simple thing. :-)

For an additional entry you can post a link to this post on your blog and then leave another comment here with a link to your blog.

On January 15, 2009 a winner will be randomly chosen. Everyone is eligible to enter, but please enter only once. Be sure to leave your email address in the comment so I can contact you if you've won.



Happy New Year!



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  2. I'd like to start and complete a quilt to fit our bed, tell your little one how clever she is I cant do those and I'm 63.
    Hope its the 1st Jan for you it is for us LOL

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  3. Happy New Year Cindy, it is now 2009 in Aus. 12.57pm.One thing I would like to do in 2009 would be to work on my Dear Jane Quilt, I seemed to have lost interest in it.Regards Lyn

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  4. What an adorable bag!

    la_rubicita at yahoo dot com

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  5. Happy New year it is 01.01.2009 in Australia.......I would like to in the year 2009 have a few extra hours in the day to finish my Civil War BOM (lol)

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  6. First, I'd love to win the lovely bag! Secondly, I'd like to finish hand-quilting a nap quilt I made in 2008 from men's shirting fabrics.

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  7. Happy Quilty 2009! My quilty goals for 2009 are to make a huge dent in my stash and learn to free-motion quilt. My email is in my profile. Have fun with the giveaway!

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  8. what I'd like to do in 2009, is finish some UFO's.. I mean a quilt doesn't take much to bind now does it? I have one screaming to me for binding since, um, June...
    best wishes for 2009 to you!


    Lissa
    australia

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  9. One thing I would love to do this 2009 is quilt at home I do all my quilting in groups...I quess you could call me a groupie

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  10. I hope to travel to Argentina to visit my parents who are serving as missionaries there!

    Happy New Year to you!

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  11. I'd like to finish my son's quilt, but i need to learn how to machine quilt first. the top has been hand pieced but don't fancy hand quilting it all
    Many thanks and happy new year

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  12. Only ONE thing eh? Hmmmmmm.....I guess it would be to make my first totally original quilt from my own pattern. I started designing it, so it would be cool to see it through and actually make a quilt from it this year! :)
    Sherri
    sewangelic@sbcglobal.net

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  13. Hi and Happy New Year to EVERYONE!!!! Thanks for a chance to win one of your wonderful creations!!! In 2009 I hope to organize my craft area. My husband says I have taken over the whole house!!! Hugs Kay M. (petking@vcn.com)

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  14. in 2009 i want to make a quilt for me!

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  15. Cute bag and how nice to have a talented and crafty daughter too! I plan to do a scalloped border on a baby quilt that I've been avoiding...fear of scallops. I shall overcome! Happy New Year.

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  16. I need to reduce my stash this year before it takes over the whole house and drowns my family.
    Love the bag and the yo-yo's are the perfect touch.
    Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

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  17. In 2009, I'd like to complete all of the center blocks in my Dear Jane quilt and get a good start on the outer triangles. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. In 2009, I would love to take a road-trip with DH with NO time limits and head south....through cities I've never seen.....Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA...and end up at Disney World. I doubt it will happen, BUT nice to think about it. Would love to win your prize! I'm giving prizes, too. Go to my blog to look:

    http://alittleofthisandalittleofpat.blogspot.com

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  19. Happy New Year!

    I would like to improve my quilting abilities this year. I am hoping to make a few quilts and free motion quilt them.

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  20. In 2009 I would like to start a lap quilt for my mother.

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  21. Such a pretty bag, one thing I would like to do in 2009 is not struggle so hard.
    Stacey
    luv2knit@roadrunner.com

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  22. I'd like to make my oldest son a graduation quilt.
    very cute purse!:-))) Please enter me into your giveaway too!

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  23. for 2009 I want very much to make extra efforts to spend time with friends. Our lives have been crazy here taking care of all elder parents for so many years that our friendships have been put on hold. Best wishes for a happy healthy New Year.
    Mary Anne K.
    ma54k@comcast.net

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  24. I want to finish hand quilting my queen size quilt this year...it is a MAJOR goal I have set for myself.
    Beautiful purse and I am impressed with those gorgeous yo-yo's!!!

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  25. After seeing all these blogs and you generous ladies I want to start my own blog. Happy New Year to all. NanaBarto@aol.com

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  26. I'd like to finih ALL my UFO's!!

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  27. I would love to get some things made to start up my ETSY shop again.
    Have a Blessed New Years!
    Diane

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  28. Beautiful bag!! One thing I would like to do this year is to repair a quilt that was made by my great-great grandmother in the 1800's. It will probably take all year, but then, it's waited this long, right?
    Have a very happy 2009!!

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  29. Happy New Year!
    What a wonderful bag. Your daughter did a wonderful job on the yo-yo's. One thing I would like to do in 2009, is finish a Sunbonnet Sue Quilt. My mind wanders from one craft to another so fast, I often have lots of UFO's.
    ~Carlotta~

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  30. I would like to quit the procrastinating and finish one of my hand quilting projects. By the way I love the purse, especially the yoyo's

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  31. Gorgeous bag! Isn't that fabric great?

    The more I learn, the more I want to learn...and I want to learn it all in 2009. (=

    I plan on tackling more advanced quilt patterns, and learn new techniques. I want to combine quilting with machine embroidery and applique.

    Happy New Year!
    Tamara
    medlegalanalysis@knology.net

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  32. so cute! I love that your daughter helped!

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  33. Enter me in the contest to win the bag. This year I am planning to write a book. For a smaller project, I am going to make a sampler quilt to hang in my house.

    darlingmillie AT gmail DOT com

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  34. I'd like to learn how to applique. I've never tried it and I just love some of the appliqued quilts I've seen.

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  35. One thing that I would like to do is finish up the UFO I have started for daughter. It is an applique wall hanging quilt.

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  36. Cindy--I would like to spend more time quilting. I seem to have so many other things to do and I am going to have to make priorities!!LOL The bag is beautiful!!

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  37. Count me in!

    I have quite a few tops waiting for hand quilting, I hope to finish several this year, in addition to finishing an ambitious quilt top project in progress.

    I also hope to lose at least 20 pounds, doable as I lost more than that last year :) Slow and steady wins the race!

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  38. I would like to do more quilting instead of working. LOL :) and to see my grandchildren one of whom I have not met yet. Beautiful bag!! Did I tell you I like bags.

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  39. Happy New Year....please enter me into your giveaway. Wonderful purse...precious that your daughter helped. luv your blog. thanks. Jill

    jillc53107@gmail.com

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  40. I would love to make a quilt with a scalloped border in 2009 - I just got the ruler for Christmas and can't wait to try it out! And I love the bag!

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  41. I have LOTS of things I'd love to do in 2009:

    More exercise. This was on the 2008 list too!
    2+ quilt classes
    visit my brother
    Hiking in the mountains twice this year.
    Improve my free motion quilting to the point I can actually quilt something myself.

    Happy New Year!

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  42. Hi again, forgot to leave my comment in my earlier comment to you.....I'm a beginner quilter and have made many baby quilts this past year....in 2009 I would love to finish a full size pieced (flying geese) quilt.....I also have plans to do an applique BOM quilt...we'll see if I can accomplish the applique quilt.

    please enter my name in your giveaway....thanks. jill

    jillc53107@gmail.com

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  43. Cute bag!!
    In 2009 I would like to sew, something, anything EVERY day of the year.

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  44. My goal for 2009 is to complete the quilt I made for my niece. I have to get it quilted (I hand quilt)

    Karen in IN
    merrylittlequilter.blogspot.com
    hillk0306@yahoo.com

    Check out my blog--I am also participating in the give away. Come check it out.

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  45. In 2009, I would like to finish all my WIPs from years past and not create too many more.

    Happy New Year

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  46. I would like to exercise more regularly in 2009. Thank you for the opportunity to win your beautiful bag!

    lynne at fairpoint dot net

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  47. I would like to start a blog. Love the bag and would love to win it! Happy New Year!
    a.noel140@gmail.com

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  48. I would like to machine quilt an entire quilt. I've just been quilting smaller items. Thanks so much for the chance to enter.

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  49. I would like to try and not hoard anymore SB supplies and get creating!! A little something each day....even if it's only a reorganization or putting things away.

    Lys
    iamsofarbehind@hotmail.com

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  50. I would like to finish my unfinished projects this year. It is always so tempting to start a new project but this is the year to finish the old ones.
    ruthrberkeatyahoodotcom

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  51. Well...enter me please!!! In this New Year I would like to plan a few organized crafting days for ladies to come out and accomplish some of their goals!

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  52. Happy New Year!!
    I would take this every where!!!
    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  53. Gorgeous Cindy! I would love to win... ;)

    I wrote about resolutions this morning... but the most imporant one is for sure... less me, more God!

    Blessings, Kimberly

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  54. in 2009 i wanna complete my quilting resolution list i posted on my blog today.

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  55. In 2009, I would like to start and finish a quilt. I'm new to quilting and haven't done a quilt yet!

    Jen :)

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  56. Start walking at least 30 minutes a day

    luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

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  57. i would love to win, my email is codiandtim@gmail.com and my blog is deathbydenim.blogspot.com
    this year i would love to finish a quilt, meaning geth the quilting done and put the binding on. Thanks! Codi

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  58. I would like to read the entire bible.
    Great giveaway! Mine starts on Friday so please stop by.

    May the new year hold many wonderful possibilities for you.

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  59. I LOVE the bag!! In 2009 I would like to repain and redecorate my master bath!

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  60. I know what you mean about the mitered corners..difficult task! I want to do another Bargello queen-size quilt. I bought a great pattern. Enter me in the contest as I would love one of of your bags.

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  61. Love that bag! In 2009 I would like to complete the doll quilt I started for my niece in 2008.
    sewing_passion@live.com

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  62. That's a lovely bag! I'd like to try some free-motion quilting.

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  63. Darn-and I don't mean socks! LOL
    I forgot my email address
    myzbarb(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  64. Happy New Year. One goal for 2009 is to quilt a Christmas quilt to snuggle under next December using fabric bought at 75% this week! Thanks for the chance to win! Lynn (lynnosborne [at] verizon [dot] net)

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  65. I would like to finish up a couple of projects that are "almost done".

    rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  66. What a great bag! I love the colors.

    I need to finish a quilt that has been sitting in my sewing room because I am unsure of a fabric that will finish it off.

    Happy new year.

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  67. I love this purse!!!! It is so pretty :) In 2009, I'd like to walk my dog more :)

    Liannap@aol.com

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  68. Your daughter's yo-yo's add a beautiful touch. This year I want to make a cover for my cutting table when folded away.

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  69. Thank you for participating in this give-away. Your bag is stunning. I would love to learn to do hand applique. I'd love to have an on-going hand project.

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  70. Love the bag. I am new to blogging and love to see other people's crafts.

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  71. I would love to get married- and I am, in February :)

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  72. I posted but forgot the e-mail address.
    tcook43@gmail.com
    Sorry

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  73. i want to finish all the projects I have started this past year. And all the other goals I have on my blog...so many!!

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  74. I want to tidy and organize my sewing room/office!


    Shawnee from Sassy Flirty Apron Swap and Shawnee's Tangled Tales

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  75. Aloha & Happy New Year! I would like to accomplish 1) having DH & DS build me an extension on our home to accomodate a sewing/crafting room!! Hallelujah! I'd NEVER leave home! LOL
    2) Start & FINISH a Queen-sized country western themed quilt for my son's soon to be completed home! Thank you!

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  76. I want to finally quilt my finished scrappy churn dash quilt in 2009!
    Pretty bag!!!
    Happy New Year.
    Lola... email in profile..;-)

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  77. I would love to finish any quilt I start.


    Thanks for taking part in the giveaway. Happy New Year!

    http://kathipink.blogspot.com/

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  78. I would absolutely love to have some quilting time in my studio. I have so many projects to make and I need to sew for my sanity!!!
    libertythreads@charter.net

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  79. The thing i would like to do most is to make more time for sewing! :o)

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  80. I would love to spend more time with my friends sewing and crafting. Wonderful bags that you make!
    Thank you.

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  81. The bag is lovely and your daughter did a great job on the yo-yos. One thing I would like to do this year is to get a tree skirt I made in 2008 hand quilted.

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  82. I would like to go to Austria in 2009 to visit my grandkids. Great bag, I would love to win it.

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  83. I would absolutely love to win this cute bag. My goal for 2009 is to do more hand and machine quilting. Although my favorite process is the piecing, the quilting adds just as much to a quilt when finished. Thanks for creating this give away! email dusty911@telus.net

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  84. My goal for 2009 is to make a new quilt for my bed. Happy New Year!

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  85. In 2009 I would like to get my sewing space, fabric and crafts better organized. I would also like to finish several UFO's. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway. lraetaylor@gmail.com

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  86. Hi Cindy,
    Beautiful bag, beautiful quilting -in the land of snow and winter, I think snowmen are meditative!

    On the idea of new years... my word is "Courage" as there are so many things I have been afraid to try or challenge myself to do. So that will be my 2009 challenge to myself to be courageous. I have been going to school for the last year and a half and have just switched my major to a Masters of Counseling; this is big in my courage department, but also goes with my heart...
    Thanks for your encouraging, creative blog! Susan

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  87. Happy New Year. One thing I would like to do this year is use up more of my stash fabrics. Love the bag!! shaunsnews@hotmail.com

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  88. Would like to finish my 'dalia' quilt this year.

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  89. Happy New Year!!

    I would like to be able to do more quilts.. I have been quilting for 6 months and can say I have been bitten by the quilting bug!!!

    nici826 at yahoo dot com

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  90. My goal for 2009 is to finish at least one quilt, before starting another. I can try!

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  91. Love the bag. I want to finish my Polka Dot Girls quilt and enter it in a quilt show. Please enter me in the draw! Thanks.

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  92. Great bag with bright lively fabric. love the yoyos! I'm resolving to simplify my lifestyle and reduce my stack of works in progress.

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  93. Great bag with bright lively fabric and yoyos! I'm resolving to simplify my lifestyle and reduce my stack of works in progress.

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  94. I plan to scale back on the projects and activities I obligate myself to so that I can set aside more time just for me.

    rachaelb@umich.edu

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  95. It's a beautiful bag! I'd like to learn to free motion quilt this year. Thanks!

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  96. Hi there -- I love the bag and the fabric you chose for it. One thing I'd like to do in 2009 is to conquer all my clutter! I'm working on it, but it's slow going. Lydia (thepoch [at] aol [dot] com)

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  97. I am trying to be more disciplined in 2009. I will start something and before it is finished I will be on about 10 other projects. I am digging through the UFO's and getting ready to dig in and finish.
    I love you site. I plan on adding it to mine. I hope you do the same.
    Your daughter did a great job on those yo yo's.. I am giving away on my blog 1 yo yo maker by Clover and 100 fabric circles.
    Thank you for this great give a way.
    Chris
    www.welovequilting.com/blog
    www.welovequilting.com

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  98. MMMMm...I love this bag! I would like to make my first quilt in 2009! ~ Amy

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  99. The bag is lovely. I love the Amy Butler fabric. In 2009 I would love to get my sewing room organized so that I can at least get to my sewing machine!!!

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  100. Cute bag, love the yo-yo's. I would like to visit my grandmother this year! Thanks for entering my name in your giveaway. Karleen rtnkt@charter.net

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  101. Beautiful bag! Love the yo-yos!

    Happy New Year!
    Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
    comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com
    comfortjoydesigns{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  102. I hope to finish bindings on quilts that are just waiting patiently for me!!!! XXX Annelies

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  103. What a beautiful purse and what cute yo yos! I have admired your work for sometime....it's wonderful! One thing that I need to do in 2009 is finish an old wonderful cupboard/ hutch that I have had sitting in the grage for some time! I told myself last month that it is being finished in this new year to be brought inside and used!

    Thank you so much for the chance hun!

    ;-)Brooke

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  104. I'd like to get all the tshirts I have saved cut up for the tshirt quilt I am making. At this point it is going to be a concert tshirt!

    Happy New Year!

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  105. Hi Cindy. Your bag is gorgeous. My hope for this year is to get myself organized and get my girls photo albums up-to-date.

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  106. what would i like to do this year? finish(okay start AND finish lol) my double wedding ring quilt. i think leaving it for 2years in a box is long enough eh?

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  107. My big goal for 2009 is to start selling/profitting from my sewing/crafting/cardmaking. In other words, to start treating it more like a business than a hobby.
    Happy new year to you Cindy!!! Love the new bag!

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  108. I'd like to hike more in 2009.

    wedgeford(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  109. I love this bag and would love to win, a one in how many chance, so many comments.
    I want to make my daughter a patchwork quilt this year.
    Joanne. xx

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  110. What a lovely bag :-)
    As for goals for 2009. To eat healthier. More veggies, less fat. Perhaps not a simple goal, but there it is ...

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  111. Gorgeous bag! My goal is to finish some of my UFOs!!!!! Don't we all wish for that?
    cheers Julz

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  112. How special that your little girl made the yo-yos!!! I'd love to be in the draw to win this bag!!
    One thing I would like to do this year has nothing to do with quilting but I'll tell you anyway ..... I want to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge!!!!!
    Hugs,
    Joy :o)

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  113. Some time this new year I would of course want to learn to sew. I envy all you guys who sew, and beautifully, too! Plz enter my name into d drawing. I'm hoping to win. Thanks.
    laili11harun@yahoo.com

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  114. I would like to decorate my bedroom and actually make a quilt for me. I seem to gift them all away.

    Gorgeous bag and fantastic yoyo's!
    jwagner3 at twcny dot rr dot com

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  115. What a pretty purse!!! I'd like to finish all the things I started working on in 2008 and never finished!

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  116. In 2009, I want to remember everyone's birthdays and anniversaries and send cards! I love to write and send cards, I just tend to loose track of the days so I am concentrating and paying more attention to that.

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  117. One thing I would like to do in 2009 is to hand quilt my first quilt. It's a wool throw with a LOT of applique, and would be difficult to machine quilt.

    Happy 2009!

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  119. In 2009, I would love to start doing more crafty things with my daughter.

    chrissoolee@yahoo.com

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  120. I would like to finish some of the projects I have started and go visit my grandparents.

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  121. Lovely bag! One thing I want to do, not craft-related though, is be more consistent with Bible study. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  122. I would like to finish at least some of my partly finished projects.

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  123. In 2009, I would like to finish several works-in-progress while being a more faithful blogger and commenter! What a lovely bag and awesome yo yos!! Happy New Year and best wishes.

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  124. Oh my goodness- what a LOVELY bag!!! In 2009, I would love to start doing more crafting! :)

    contact me at:
    celeste@mail4me.com

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  125. Some I would like to do is visit Amish Country, my DD has just offered to take me, whopppi.

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  126. I would like to make each of my brothers quilts this year.

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  127. Love that bag! This year I will sew a ball dress for my daugther.Happy new year!

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  128. I would like to learn to make bags, such as the one you are giving away. I will link this on my blog.

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  129. Hello,

    First I wish you a very happy new year. I like to win, please be so kind and enter my name in the give a way box.

    I like to minimize my ufos.

    Greeting Guilitta from germany

    Guilitta2000@t-online.de

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  130. Hmmm, I would like to get most of the flimsies I have stacked up, hand quilted in 2009! I also want to lose weight and get healthy. Beautiful bag. Winona

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  131. I love your purse (maybe soon to be my purse!)
    For 2009 .....I would like to acheive the goal of riding my bike completely around the block we live in. (we are in the country so it's about 1 1/2 miles on each side, so that x's 4 ) whew....that's a ways....I haven't ridden a bike for about 18-19 years....yikes ! LOL !
    ~Suzann
    dsmkhild@shaw.ca

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  132. one thing I'm hoping for in 2009.... well, to maintain a challenge and complete one precision pieced block each week....

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  133. What a beautiful bag!! You had a great helper. I would like to empty my drawer of UFOs this year!!
    Happy New Year!!
    Karen K
    www.SadiesSilkenThreads.blogspot.com

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  134. What a beautiful bag. I am so jealous. My resolution is to learn to sew and make things like this.

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  135. I would love to be entered in your drawing. I would like to start stitching again.

    tcook43@gmail.com

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  136. What a beautiful bag!!! Let's see, the one thing I know I'll do in 2009 is have a baby (due in April LOL). I'm hoping to get some more wool diaper covers knit before then.

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  137. I would like to turn my quilt tops into completed quilts this year.

    qpu82@yahoo.com

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  138. I would like to wish you a happy new year...and finish my bow tie quilt

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  139. i would like to buy a house:) thanks for the awesome prize!
    christinbanda@yahoo.com

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  140. hmm, just one thing? Besides finishing my flower garden quilt in 2009, I'd like to hit the road with a friend and see the yard sale across America, or the Great Antiques/flea market in Iowa. Some good ole' girl time...

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  141. The one thing I would like to do is spend more time with friends and family. I mean, really making an effort. Example....just pick up the phone and spend 10 minutes just to see how they are doing. When they ask why am I calling....I can say just to see how they are doing and mean it!

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  142. I have an entire list of things I'd like to do this year. But, I suppose if I had to choose one, I'd have to say that what I really want to do in 2009 is finish some of the projects I've started. I'd like to cross some things off my mental list. Great bag....thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  143. I would like to learn how to use my new serger without losing my mind or religion!

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  144. One thing I would like to do this year is to go opal hunting/digging with my mom and little brother again. It sounds odd, but for a 12-13 year old boy digging up an opal is awesome and it is a fun family trip!

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  145. One thing that I hope to do this year is buy our first house! (crossing my fingers!!!!)
    sras7508 at gmail dot com

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  146. Nice bag, sweet yo-yos. I'd like to free motion quilt in 2009.
    -- Michele

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  147. I want to complete items each month so that everyone on my 2009 Christmas will get a handmade gift.

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  148. Love the bag you made!!!

    This year I want to learn how to use Photoshop Elements 7 that I recieved for Christmas and use photos from it in my quilts.

    b.mastin@verizon.net

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  149. I would like to go on vacation this year! :)

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  150. blogged here
    http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/01/imaginedream-bag-giveaway-11509.html

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  151. Happy New Year!! I'd like to finish atleast one WIP each month.

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  152. I would love to win this lovely prize. cdziuba@aol.com

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  153. I would like to make a quilt using 30's prints. Love the look but have no prints(yet)
    vickisheaven@gmail.com

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  154. I am going to finish hand quilting the two quilts that have been "in progress" for far to long, and I am going to put together tops, from quilt blocks swaps of 2008. and I just found out that I am going to become a grandmother in 2009!!! so I have to make some baby quilts!!!!!
    warmheartthunder@yahoo.com

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  155. Beautiful bag! and such a talented helper. I love making yo-yos.

    One of my main goals for 2009 is to re-organize my craft room so that I can find things more easily.

    Thanks for sharing!
    ochiba@iglou.com

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  156. Beautiful springlike purse! Wonderful of you to share, Cindy! During 2009, I would like to learn to sew purses like this--I certainly have purchased enough patterns to do so!
    Thanks,
    SusanSW
    beadmomsw@gmail.com

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  157. HappYear
    I would love to complete our bathroom renovation-which includes my rock shower project
    Lovely giveaway-thank you Kathy

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  158. #1 - finalize our adoption and #1 - visit bro Jim before he passes away from the cancer eating at him.

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  159. I want to sew up some dolly diapers for my kids' dolls. :)

    My email is in my profile.

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  160. Gorgeous bag! Love the colors. One thing I really want to do this year is reading more books. I still have so many ready to read!

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  161. I would like to feel confident that we will get our house cleaned up and in tip top shape in time for our son's wedding which will be at our house!
    carol

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  162. What a cute bag - I'd love to win it...

    I want to quilt AND bind at least 4 quilt tops from my collection this year. Wish me luck and perserverance!

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  163. I would love to make a new quilt for our bed.

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  164. What a lovely bag....I love it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  165. Great bag - and the yo-yos make it extra special!

    One thing I'd like to do in 2009 is to get moving on my Masters degree, which I have been procrastinating on since I took my first two courses.

    Happy New Year!
    rachel21mac@gmail.com

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  166. happy new year! one thing i hope to do in 2009 is to run another 1/2 marathon and run the whole thing, no walking this time!!

    jayme[dot]bouwens@yahoo[dot]com

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  167. One thing I would like to do this year is to plant a vegetable garden (in the spring, of course). It's been serval years since I have...and I miss it.

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  168. What a great purse! If an 11 year old can make yo yos I should be able to as well eh? I bought the thingy to make them back in Nov but haven't even opened the package yet! lol
    In 2009 I plan on making a quilt for a dear friend from high school.

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  169. Happy New Year! Beautiful bag - cudos to your DD for making the yoyo's, wish I could get my teen interested in sewing. In 2009 I would like to finish a children's book I've been working on and get it published too! Bye! Ani http://ani-tings.blogspot.com/

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  170. I'd like to get some things finished.
    Carmen
    rodo@frontiernet.net

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  171. I would like to learn how to felt sweaters and sew. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  172. I want to make a quilt for my own bed. It just doesn't seem right that I make and give away so many quilts, but don't have one on my bed. So that gets fixed this year.
    Beautiful bag. Love the fabric.

    www.sewgratefulquilts.wordpress.com
    sewgratefulquilts@yahoo.com

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  173. Hmmm - I'd like to finish 12 of my UFOs this year. I have to admit it is a 'repeat' wish. I made it last year too!!!

    Warm Winter Wishes!

    doni @ Oregon coast

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  174. I want to finish the stone house project which includes a sewing room so that I can start some projects finally.
    djsloan1953@yahoo.com

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  175. Beautiful bag. I am envious of you daughter.I wish my yo-yos came out that well!!
    I have several thing to finish, Dress for Connie's doll. DGD's wedding quilt repair. Fauzia's quilt. and the list goes on., but these three top it.

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  176. thank you for hosting this! The one thing I'd like to do this year is find or start a group of ladies to sew and /or craft with so I can meet some new friends.

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  177. I'd love to finish the quilt for my daughter in 2009. She'd love that too! Thanks for entering me in your drawing.

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  178. One of my goals for 2009 is to finally getting my stash in order, and also the scraps, using Bonnie's "Scrap User's System".
    Agneta in Sweden

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  179. Wow, what a great bag. In 2009 I would like to learn to paper piece. Oh, and make yoyos, your daughter could teach a class! Gen

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  180. Your bag is beautiful. I'd love to be included in your drawing!
    Thanks! Regina

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  181. I love the bag. This year I would like to finally organize my sewing room. I plan to work on it 15 minutes a day - may take all year.

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  182. The one thing I am looking to do in 2009 is expand my pattern business by creating more patterns and marketing them to more states. Happy New Year!

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  183. i am hoping to do some traveling this year...and by that, i mean OUTSIDE the country!

    texan_michael(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  184. Nice bag and it's great you are sharing your love of crafting with your daughter. I'd llike to try a quilt with set on point blocks...I've not done that yet. Also, I want to sew up swap blocks that are sitting in drawers waiting their turn to be something!

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  185. I'd like to finish 5 quilts this year start to finish! lol.
    nikimcn@hotmail.com

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  186. I'd like to spend more time to myself. Since giving birth to my first child in July, I've been awful at this!

    Angela
    adsanford05 [at] hotmail.com

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  187. Hello! The bag is lovely! This year I would like to complete something quilty every month. Happy New Year!

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  188. In 2009 I would like to try to make a quilted wall hanging with the theme of Pandas. I am going to Washington D.C. soon and hope to see the Pandas at the National Zoo. I will be inspired I'm sure!

    May everything be fine in 2009, for all!

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  189. I LOVE the bag!! Great Prize!!!!!
    I would like to finish a large quilt for my bed. I seem to make quilts for my granddaughters but not for me.

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  190. oh how beautiful! One thing I would like to do in 2009 is to finish some sewing projects I have going on. :) thanks for the chance to win!!

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  191. I'd love to win some blog candy - just once! Love the bag. I'd live to run a 10K and also start sewing again. Think I'll start with a cute apron.

    criney@comcast.net

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  192. In 2009 I would love to take a cruise with my husband. Sans kids, lol!

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  193. I would like to make a bblanket for a coworker's baby to arrive in May.

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  194. What a darling little bag you've made! One thing I hope to do during the new year is go on a cruise with my hubby! Our daughter has gone twice, but we NEVER have!

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  195. I would like to visit all of my children who are scattered across the globe.

    Thanks for entering me in your give away.
    lanorathompson42@yahoo.com

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  196. My goal is to go on a major family road trip. We have been trying to squirrel some money but something keeps coming up to make us get into our secret stash

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  197. what to I want to do for 2009 maybe finish off all the UFQ I have laying around but I think my big one would be make the Tulip quilt from Elenor Burns for the new bed in my MTH. we'll see.
    Lynda
    lynda.cathey@gmail.com

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  198. I would like to finish the "unfinished" quilt projects sitting in my craft room this year! Great handbag!

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  199. Love the bag. Enter me

    Janie

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