Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

Hello and welcome, It's time for another SMS Giveaway!
 It's a fun way to discover new sites and take chances at winning fabulous prizes ... Click HERE and HERE to view other SMS giveaways.

If you are visiting for the first time, my name is Maryse, I live in Florida and spend time as well in the Eastern Townships of QC Canada. I sewed all my life, mostly clothes but have been quilting for the last 7-8 years ... On this blog, I share my enthusiasm for quilting and the things I make.




Being so close to Christmas, I thought it would be fun to give away some Christmas fabrics. Sooooo ... I am giving away a Tinsel FQ Bundle by Alexia Marcelle Abegg and Melody Miller for Cotton + Steel. You will get 12 FQs, one of each print, three yards total.





So, to enter:

1. It's easy-peasy! Leave a comment, answer ONE of these questions (just pick one).


a) What was the last picture you took with your phone, be honest??
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  b) Tell me about one of your favorite people you follow on IG. 
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c) Have you read a good book lately? Please share, I do love a good read.



2. You get an additional entry, if you are a follower. Just leave a separate comment letting me know you do and how.


3. You get also an additional entry if you are an IG follower - @maryse260, leave your @username in a separate comment.



*This giveaway is open to everyone and international entries are welcome as well. You have until 6pm Sunday, December 13 to enter the giveaway, a winner will be chosen randomly and will ship next week.

*If you are a no reply blogger, please make sure you leave your email address in the comment. If I can't reach you, unfortunately I will pick another winner.


Best of luck!!





589 comments:

  1. Thank you for the lovely giveaway! I loved We are all completely besides ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler.

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  2. Ha! The last picture I took was of a ridiculous pink stuffed toy that I bought for our puppy for Christmas. : ) Great pick for the giveaway -- those C+S fabrics are crazy cute!

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  3. The last picture on my phone was a bag of dark chocolate sea salt kettle corn at Costco. I was going to send it to my husband to ask if we could get it, but then I decided that it would be too addicting... :)

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  4. Beautiful fabric! The last picture I took on my phone was a picture of the Christmas tree that we got over the weekend. It's all decorated and just needs popcorn. I need to get going on that!

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  5. Louise penny's latest Gamache mystery had me riveted. Oh, and it takes place in Canada! Thanks for the chance.

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  6. The last picture I took with my phone is the bookmarks my daughter and I sewed for her classroom stocking stuffers.

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  7. I follow your blog via Bloglovin'

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  8. The last picture on my phone was a quilt finish last night. It was a commission piece for a dear friend of mine and I was so happy to get it done. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. The last picture I tool was of a store ad advertising "Give More. Spend Less." I took it to send to an IG friend as sad proof of what our culture has become.

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  10. I follow on Instagram (MidwesternBite)

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  11. The last pic on my phone was of the stockings I finished yesterday for my niece and nephew. I had to send her the pic so that I wouldn't be tempted to keep them for myself! :)

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  12. You are hilarious! Last picture on my phone was a mini mini quilt I received!

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  13. I follow you via IG...of course!

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  14. Last picture: my cat! "helping" me chain piecing (pulling the end of the pieces :) ). Thanks for the chance!

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  15. I follow on bloglovin! Thanks again for the chance!!

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  16. I took a picture of my dog snuggling with his papa.

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  17. I recently read The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, very good fiction. Also, the last picture I took was of my nephew 3 months, wearing my glasses : )

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  18. One of my favourite people I follow on IG is @e_shimokawa

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  19. I took a picture last night of a project I'm working on. I'm glad I did, I needed the layout as I was sewing it together!

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  20. I do follow yo on IG, tracyhudson80

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  21. My last photo taken was my luch yesterday: sea food :-)

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  22. Last pic I took was of a set of Christmas stockings that I made

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  23. Well, honestly, I can't take pictures with my phone. I know!!!

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  24. Oh! The Sparrow Sisters by Ellen Herrick!

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  25. The last picture I took was of my three girls in front of our Christmas tree!

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  26. New follower on IG, heather81203.

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  27. The last picture I took was of some Christmas decorations

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  28. Following on Instagram (Littlehousenthedairy)

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  29. My last photo (and the ones before that, and......) was of my cat, on my lap.

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  30. I took a picture of the adorable clock my son's girlfriend just gave me...So Many Quilts...So Little Time! Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  31. I took a picture of a quilt block!

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  32. The laSt picture on my phone I'm was a screen shot of potential binding fabric for a quilt I'm working on.

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  33. Honestly the last picture I took was of the page I am on in a book that had to go back to the library! But every other picture lately has been of my 12 day old baby girl! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  34. What a super giveaway! My last photo was last night. It was my daughter's birthday and we all went out to eat at Chicago Pizza.

    Thanks for a chance to win!
    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. The last picture I took with my phone was last night when I finished block#8 of Temecula Quilt Company's Christmas calendar.

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  36. I'm a follower via BlogLovin

    Thanks for a chance to win!
    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. The last picture I took on my phone was the layout of the quilt I finished all of the blocks for two nights ago! *phew* not so embarassing. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. I follow your blog via feedly.

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  39. I'm a follower via IG (@usairdoll)

    Thanks for a chance to win!
    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. And I follow you on IG. @joyandsmiles.

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  41. I follow you on IG, @notqnot.

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  42. I follow your blog via email.

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  43. Last pic I took was of some fabric I'm using to make a baby quilt!

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  44. I follow on Bloglovin.
    amyork13atgmaildotcom

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  45. Last picture was the snowflake lights on my tree! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  46. My grandson and his mom out side in the fall leaves....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  47. I follow you on bloglovin......happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  48. A picture of a buck and doe with two fawns in our backyard. Just had to do it. Nothing beats a cell phone. Gotta love Cotton and Steel fabric. Would be so happy to be the winner of your Tinsel 12 piece fat quarter collection. Nothing is better than finding a nice squishy package in your mailbox. Thank you for taking the time to be a part of the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway day and the chance to win. Happy Holidays to you.

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  49. currently reading the Residence - about the staff who take care of the White House!

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  50. The last picture I took with my phone was of scraps for my #rainbowminiswapr2 mini quilt. :-)

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  51. I follow on IG-- @macaronquilts

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  52. What a fabulous giveaway - the last honest photo I took on my phone was of my denim clad knee. I"m going to answer the book question too cos I'm a librarian and love to recommend good books, The Guernsay Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  53. Wow, what a lovely bundle! Thanks a lot for the chance to win!

    The last photo I took was of an amazingly lovely, complimentary dish from the chef at my favourite sushi lunch place =D

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  54. Thanks for the fun giveaway! I love following @libselliot on IG - her work is edgy and super-creative. For a non-quitly indulgence, @hotdudesreading is fun!!

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  55. The last photo i took with my phone was of my computer screen, to share in instagram that i was working on my next blog entry :-)

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  56. Last book I just finished.....cold feet

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  57. We just read JK Rowlings first Adult book, and by adult it really means ADULT. YIKES! It was called the Casual Vacancy. It was OK.

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  58. Last book I just finished.....cold feet

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  59. The last good book I read was The Girl in the Spider's Web.

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  60. HI FROM MONTANA-LAST PIC WAS OF OUR NEW SNOWFALL!
    THANK YOU! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  61. FOLLOW ON FB! (linda.douglas35)
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  62. The last photo taken on my phone was yesterday, when my 2 year old daughter fell asleep in my arms. This is a rare occurrence these days, but she was sick and just snuggled into my lap and laid her head in the crook of my arm. I snapped a photo of her sweet little face to send to her daddy.
    rtgandy at gmail

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  63. I follow on bloglovin
    rtgandy at gmail

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  64. I follow you on instagram as romille5
    rtgandy at gmail

    (btw, when I clicked your instagram icon to make sure I was already following, I was taken to an invalid link)

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  65. The last picture that I took was of my sons mugging in front of a steak house where we were going to dinner. My husband had just texted me a pic of the hotel room they put him in on a business trip (the Bridal Suite!) with a wish you were here note. I sent him back a pic of the boys making faces.

    linda_collum@hotmail.com

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  66. I had to look to see, haha - it is a quilt at the laundromat, in front of the XL washer. They are before pictures, showing the bleeding red stains.

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  67. Last pic was a pic of M&M's plain and a note about when long arm quilters should eat each color. A friend asked me to send it to her as she wasn't at the party I was at last wknd.

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  68. Hi Maryse, lovely fabric. The last photo I took on my phone was of my husband wearing an apron I'd just made!

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  69. I took a picture of my dog sleeping in an awkward position.

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  70. I took a photo of a recliner as I'm shopping for a new one.

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  71. It was probably a picture of one of my cat or something I saw in a store and wanted to show my partner :)

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  72. Last Picture:
    A screenshot of Fedex tracking showing that the computer I saved for for ages and ages is now stuck at customs in TN. GAH!!

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  73. Following on Bloglovin'! Thanks for the chance to win :)
    Sew at Home Mummy

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  74. The last pic I took was of a lamp my sister gave me.

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  76. A book I have loved is Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, it has lots to think about and really catches all of your emotions. Thank you for a great giveaway. x

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  77. The last photo I took.... was last night of my husband cutting down the Christmas tree.

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  78. I've started following you on Bloglovin.

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  79. The last photo I took was of the cat to send to my daughter at college. She is in the midst of finals and wanted some comfort. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  80. The last picture on my phone is of my granddaughter playing. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  81. Ha! My last picture was for the SMS giveaway for my IG post! :)

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  82. I do not have a smart phone with which to take pictures. However, I did use my digital camera last week to snap pictures of a Christmas advent calendar I made up for my grandson (almost 4 yrs old).

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  83. Instagram follower too! @hopefulthreads

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  84. this week I finished-- the art of hearing heart beats by Jan-Philipp Sendker and the Japanese Lover by Isabelle Allende
    both were excellent

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  85. The last picture I took with my phone was of my office door decorations for Christmas.

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  86. Thanks for a great giveaway! Last photo I took with my phone was a sneaky one of my fiance cuddling with our older cat. They were just too precious to not capture the moment :)

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  87. Following on Bloglovin' @TrekkieChick29

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  88. Last picture I took with my phone was of my 'adult' coloring book (I've had this one since 1999. I sew much more than I color!)

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  89. The last photo I took on may phone was a photo of a gift card.

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  90. People to follow on Instagram? You of course!! Book to read - "What Alice Forgot" by Liane Moriarty. Very enjoyable. Thanks for the great give away.

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  91. Oh my, my phone is 7 years old and about to die... I think it was my sons on their bikes. Peole I follow on Instagramm? - None, I still don't have instagramm. A book to read? - I wished for the latest Inspector Lynley novel by Elizabeth George. Thanks for the chance!

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  92. This is a great giveaway! The last photo I took with my phone was a picture of quilting to use in the giveaway post on my blog!

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  93. I also follow you on Instagram @cassandra.beaver

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  94. Thank you for a fabulous giveaway! Makes me feel Christmas-y already:D The last photo I took on my phone was actually of a fortune cookie fortune: "Your curious nature will take you somewhere special." Pretty good, I think! Cheers and happy holidays!

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  95. Thank you for the giveaway. Since I haven't done the first two, I will tell you about the book I just finished. It is called Mistaken Identity written by Lisa Scottoline. It is about an attorney who is hired to represent a client that turns out to be her identical twin sister. Very interesting read!

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  96. I love Christmas fabric! And I love to read everything by Shannon Hale and Jessica Day George. Find Goose Girl or Dragon Slippers and you will not be disappointed!

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  97. I am re-reading "To Kill a Mockingbird." It reallyis a great book.

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  98. I'm a new follower on IG -- @mcglen.

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  99. A person I like to follow on Instagram is @sewpsychd :)

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  100. I am following on Bloglovin. Thank you for the fun giveaway!

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  101. I am already a follower on Instagram (@daydreamsofquilts)

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  102. Hi! The last photo I took on my phone was not so "glamorous": the wrapping of my dog food to remember the ingredients when I was in a shop :)

    tortugueta9@gmail.com

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  103. I follow on Bloglovin.

    tortugeta9@gmail.com

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  104. I took a picture of my sleeping daughter, almost all pictures are of her. Thanks!

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  105. The last picture I took with my phone was of the ornaments I received in a gift exchange. I wanted to show my daughter.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway and the chance to win.

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  106. I follow on bloglovin!
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  107. The last picture I took on my phone was of my cats. I have about a zillion photos of my cats stored on my phone. Sigh.

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  108. I took a pic of my grandson with a santa hat on.

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  109. I follow on Instagram! At Dorismccarty
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  110. I last picture I took on my phone was of my daughter!
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  111. I just finished Longbourn by Jo Baker. It shows the servants perspective of Pride and Prejudice. I recommend it to anyone who likes Regency era books. You find out about the nitty gritty of the service class

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  112. Hi Maryse and thank you for a fantastic give away! My last photo with phone was today from my new blog header. x Teje
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  113. The last pic I took with my phone was me attempting to be artistic with a shot of a secret quilt I am working on. I'll never be very good at photography for sure.

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  114. Instagram follower as honey81619

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  115. Following you through Bloglovin.

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  116. My last photo was of some flies (on a cow pat!!) that I wanted to identify!!!!

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  117. My last photo was of the microwave shoulder pad I finished topstitching last night

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  118. This is a very generous give away Maryse. I'm not on instagram and I don't have a cell phone so it will have to be a book. A good book I read lately was My Ghosts by Mary Swan.

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  119. I'm in the middle of reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and am really liking it. Also reading at the moment... Me, Myself, and Iceland by Brian Rueb (very funny!).

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  120. This morning when I saw something funny so took a screen shot to send to husband.

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  121. I recently read The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. It was pretty good. Thanks for the chance to win! sarah123quilt AT gmail DOT com

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  122. I follow you on Bloglovin! sarah123quilt AT gmail DOT com

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  123. I follow you on Bloglovin'. (ayngemac@gmail.com)

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  124. I just reread David Foster Wallace's A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll never do again. Great, hilarious book. (ayngemac@gmail.com)

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  125. I had to look at my phone to see what the last picture was that I took. It was of a hand embroidery book for the SMS giveaway day actually! Thanks for the cute giveaway!

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  126. My phone is not my go to camera. But the last picture I took on it was at Giant Tiger of a Kitty Condo label, indicating that the dense foam core provides orthopedic support. Nothing but the best for my kitty. Better than taking him to the kitty khiropractor!

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  127. I just read The Mysterious Benedict Society and it was so good!

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  128. I read all the time! My favourite books from this past year were "Where'd You Go Bernadette" and "Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good".

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  129. And I follow on Instagram! #jennyroo1

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  130. Such cute fabric...last pic on my phone was an update of my current knitting project. I like to track my progress to prove to myself that it is growing...even if very slowly!!

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  131. Now folloing you on instagram ;) @HsHandcrafts

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  132. Last picture taken on my phone was for the giveaway on my blog and then I texted it to my PC where I edited and posted to my blog! Usually tho it is something silly to send to my grand daughter!!!

    Cheri
    fabricandmemories(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  133. In the last few months I have spent time in airports so wander around the bookshops and picked up Palace of Tears by Julian Leatherdale and Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase. Two books I loved. Usually I am a soppy romance reader but these were a bit different reads from them

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  134. Last picture was of the centers of my meadow quilt. And if you haven't read The Martian, you really should! :)

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  135. Instagram follower @Michells_place

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  136. A wonderful book I have just read actually includes quilting in the story. It's called Emotional Geology by Linda Gillard.

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  137. I took a picture of a sweater my daughter decorated for an "ugly sweater" contest at school. Texted it to my other daughter who needed cheering up. It is ugly! Many thanks for sharing with us!
    emyerly(at)outlook(dot)com

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  138. I follow you by email and Bloglovin. Many thanks for sharing with us!
    emyerly(at)outlook(dot)com

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  139. Opps missed the post - i am following you on instagram as #mumbird3

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  140. I'm a sci-fi nerd so I loved reading "the Martian"

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  141. I just finished Madame Bovary! I was amazed that she suffers from the same dis-satisfaction in life that we all suffer but it was written LONG ago...and in France!

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  142. The last picture I took was my daughter sitting on her Daddy's lap!

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  143. I just took a picture of some coasters I made for Xmas.

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  144. I recently read Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson and I hated to stop reading each night - fascinating.

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  145. My favorite book this year!
    Jodi Picoult - The Storyteller

    you must read this!

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  146. I took a photo of a raccoon I saw on my walk.

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  147. I took a pic of a bag I sent to a lovely person in Canada

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  148. I follow you on Instagram
    @Iluvmybaronie

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  149. I took a picture of an old picture. Thanks for a great giveaway. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

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  150. I follow Paul Nicklen on instagram--amazing nature photography. And I follow lots of National Parks.

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  151. I'm currently reading Patricia Briggs' Dead Heat - in fact I was so engrossed in it that I actually nearly missed the SMS giveaways!

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  152. A picture of Vintage Modern fabric by Bonnie and Camille.

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  153. What a great giveaway! The last picture I took on my phone was of two of my friends making weird faces on the office elevator. And I just re-read one of my favorite books of all time, The Beacon at Alexandria. Definitely check in out.

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  154. I loved the Mermaids Sister and the Dead Key.

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  155. I already follow on bloglovin

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  156. Right now I am reading " sacraments in scripture "

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  157. Hey there, fellow Kweebecker! You gotta ready Kim Werker's "Make it Mighty Ugly" She's great! (And another Kanuk.)

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  158. Following you on Instagram as marshalawz

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  159. And also following you on Bloglovin'. Now if I can only figure out how to follow you to Florida and the warm weather...

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  160. I took a picture of my daughter's and my feet because we just painted our toenails. :)

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  161. My last picture was actually of a quilt I'm working on, which is surprising because I expected it to be dog or kid related! :D

    Thanks for the chance!

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  162. I work in a library....tons of good books....what genre do you like?

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