Tuesday, February 18, 2014

DAY 1 - 5 Days x 5 Giveaways = 25 Chances to win!

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Winners will be announced tomorrow Tuesday February 25, 2014!
Good Luck everyone!

YEEHAW YALL! It's my 1 year Blog Anniversary and I am ready to Celebrate! It has been an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G year! I have met so many new and exciting friends and learned so very much this year. I just never really thought I could do this. You see, I read blogs for about a year. That would be 2011. Then in March of 2012 I thought I would set up a blog and see how it went. Well, I read blogs for another 11 months and finally got up the nerve to publish my first post on February 18, 2013! I am just a wee bit shy! And I think I just never looked back!
 That first post was about a Scrappy Many Trips Around the World Quilt that I was making on my Singer Featherweight.

 I realized that I never did show the finished quilt.  Here it is!
I used some really old scraps. Many were from my Aunts and grandmothers. Some prints are old and some not so old.

It is quilted in a Starflower allover design using Aurifil Color# 2021 (Natural White) and I backed and bound it in a soft green floral. It is one of my favorite quilts.
 So this year has been super busy and this is my 112th post. And yall know how much I like to have giveaways! My giveaways in the past have been from my stash with the exception of the 4 packages of Aurifil Thread that they were kind enough to send for my 100th blogpost! That made me want to do something extra special to celebrate my 1 year Anniversary! So..... We are having 5 giveaways for the next 5 days starting today! And you will have 5 ways each day to enter, so that is 25 chances to win! Woohoo! AND Each day will be a different sponsor!
 Today our sponsor for this Giftaway, (and I say gift away because it really is a gift) is AURIFIL Thread!
Yeehaw Yall! They have really come through on this! Look at what they are offering:
Yes ma'am! A 12 piece box of Allison Glass Essentials Cotton thread collection!
Wowzers! If this doesn't make you feel like Spring has Sprung, I don't know what will! These colors are BEE-UTIFUL! And yall these 50 wt. spools have 1422 yards per spool! That is 12 spools of dreamy cotton thread. A $109.99 retail value. If you haven't tried Aurifil then you should. I have seen a huge difference in the amount of lint in my machine. And virtually no breakage. And the colors are so rich and saturated. I love this stuff and wished I had tried it sooner.
Thank you so much Aurifil for sponsoring such a gorgeous gift! 
       So how do you enter. You will have 5 ways.
1. Leave a comment below. ( first entry)
2. Follow Aurifil Quilt Patchwork and Embroidery Threads on Facebook or sign up for their Newsletter or   follow their blog Auribuzz and leave me a comment here letting me know you have done so.. ( 2nd optional entry)
3. Sew and Sow Farm followers new and old get another entry. Leave a comment letting me know that you are. Yall I am really excited about growing my blog enough to start having sponsors to help with the giftaways! And Followers you want to be sure to read #5. (3rd optional entry)
4. Help spread the word either through facebook, Twitter, instagram or blog. Leave me a comment how you shared. (4th optional entry)
5. Visit one of my followers from the sidebar and let them know that Jan from Sew and Sow Farm sent you!
What? Yall, this is something I have been wanting to do for a long time. I have so many nice people that have helped me along with this blog and I want to show them some love. Over on my right sidebar you will see Google Friend Connect followers (just click on one of the icons) and Bloglovin followers(click on followers). And also Google + followers.(I can't see my email followers) Just look around and pay a visit to at least ONE of them.( Try not to all visit the same person/blog) You may even decide to follow them. That is up to you. But I would love for you to just pick someone NEW to you and pay them a visit. Give them some encouragement!You will find so much inspiration and be so glad you did. If you need help, let me know and I will walk you through how to visit! Leave me a comment of who you visited! ( Now this is the 5th optional entry!) Kinda like a blog hop, giftaway ,visiting party! Yeehaw! AND when someone reaches out to you and visits your blog, try to return the favor if you can! I am certain they would love it!

That is 5 possible entries! Enter now through Sunday February 23rd! Winner will be picked at Random.org and I will announce the winner on Tuesday February 25th! 

This giveaway is open to everyone! Also if you are a no-reply or anonymous commenter, please include your email in your comments

 And remember, tomorrow is Day 2 and we will have another sponsor with another giftaway! 

                                   Good Luck Everyone!
                                                 xo jan











644 comments :

  1. Your scrappy trip around the world quilt looks very modern and you cannot tell older fabrics were used. That is the beauty of this quilt.mi have one posted on my blog too.

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  2. I already follow Aurfill on Facebook and I get their email newsletter

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  3. I already follow you on bloglovin

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  4. Scrappy Many Trips Around the World Quilt is beautiful indeed. Now I have a design wall and can see the scrappy pattern I may try one too. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  5. I already follow Aurifil Quilt Patchwork and Embroidery Threads on facebook and newsletter. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  6. I love being a bloglovin follower of Sew and Sow Farm Blog. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  7. Congtrats on 1 yr! I have loved meeting you this year.

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  8. I visited Busy Lizzie (http://thatbusylizzie.blogspot.com/2014/02/guardian-spirit.html#comment-form) Lizzie was busy cross stitching a native American girl picture today on her blog. I left the following message. "Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. The name Oklahoma comes from the Choctaw phrase okla humma, which literally means red people. Oklahoma is the home of the five civilized tribes. I live near the Comanche Nation Reservation in western Oklahoma. Jan from Sew and Sow Farm sent me to visit you. Love the American Indian cross stitch you are doing. Jan from Sew and Sow Farm sent me to visit you." crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  9. Hi! So excited to follow you and see this giveaway. You are inspiring me with your Lucys.

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  10. I shared this post on my facebook page today. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  11. Congratulations on your first year blogging!!! Your crappy trip around the world is lovely... Such a great idea to use up all those scraps too!

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  12. I am already getting the Aurifil newsletter!!!

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  13. I am following you and your blog via Bloglovin'!!! Thanks for another chance to win this awesome giveaway!!!

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  14. I already follow Aurifil Quilt Patchwork and Embroidery Threads on facebook

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  15. Congrats on your anniversary!

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  16. I follow Aurifil on facebook, their newsletter, and the Auribuzz. Love their thread!

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  17. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! Your Scrappy Around the World Quilt is fabulous!!

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  18. I shared on twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/mimistarquilter/status/435914642045423616?screen_name=mimistarquilter
    I hope this works because this was tricky for me to do ;-)

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  19. I follow by email and it`s nice meet you!

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  20. Hard to believe you've only been blogging a year! I also follow on bloglovin.

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  21. Happy Blogiversary!! What an amazing giveaway! Thanks so much!!

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  22. I visited kkking69.… the one with Snoopy as a profile picture!! I hope she doesn't think I'm wacko! Hehehe This is the first time that I have ever seen this... You have some great, original, and fun ideas!!! This is kinda like a pen pal thing... I hope kkking69 writes back to me!!!

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    1. Yay! Michelle! It is fun and I hadn't thought about it but it is alot like pen pals! Virtual pen pals! Have fun!

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  23. I'm a follower through Bloglovin. Yay!

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  24. Woo hoo! One year! Seems like you've been here longer. I found you through one of Madam Samm's blog hops! Hapoy Blog anniversary!!

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  25. I follow Auriful on FB and their blog on Bloglovin'.

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  26. I haven't tried Aurifil yet but, I would love to.

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  27. Those threads are gorgeous! What a fun giveaway!

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  28. I follow Sew and Sow Farm on Bloglovin.

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  29. Congratulations on your Blog anniversary!

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  30. I follow Auribuzz love their Block a month they are doing!

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  31. I added the information to my post today about your blogging anniversary. http://whataboutrheema.blogspot.com/2014/02/plowing-with-snow.html

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  32. Congratulations on one year of blogging! I always enjoy your posts. Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway!

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  33. And I'm a happy follower! Thanks!

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  34. Congratulations on your first year anniversary and thank you so much for the great giveaway.

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  35. Congrats on year 1. I enjoy your blog!

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  36. I already folloe Aurifil on FB and have signed up for their newsletter.

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  37. Happy anniversary! I'm coming up on my one year anniversary in six weeks. It is a great way to meet wonderful people and discover interesting blogs! I love your Aurifil giveaway. I've been itching to try this thread but haven't yet done so! I'll keep my fingers crossed!

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  38. I subscribe to your blog by email!

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  39. How sweet you are!! Love to hear about your farm and everyday life. Thank you for sharing with us. bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

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  40. Congrats on your anniversary!!! I follow you by e-mail. Love Aurifil Thread... bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

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  41. I went to visit Ivani http://ivani-arteemcasa.blogspot.com/

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  42. Hi, my first day on your blog, looks like a lot of fun!

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  43. I follow Aurifil Threads on facebook and newsletter. bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

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  44. I follow Aurifil Thread on Facebook and their newsletter.

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  45. Jan. I visited Kiwi Klippings at crazyquilter.blogspot.com.This is such a wonderful idea. I really enjoyed her blog and signed up to follow. Thank you.

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  46. I visited Attic24 and she was making Berry muffins! Yee Haw, they looked yummy!

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  47. Oh yes I follow you by bloglovin

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  48. Such a sweet giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  49. Your quilt is just beautiful. I love being able to see the up close view as well as from afar! It looks like sew much work!

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  50. I follow you by e-mail and always look forward to your posts!

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  51. Aurifil is the "Cadillac" of all threads! Great giveaway too.
    nettiecrain@live.com

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  52. I also follow Aurifil on Facebook!
    nettiecrain@live.com

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  53. A year ago I made A Trip Around the World quilt. a year ago, I'm wondering if your blog wasn't the kick start for me to make it. It turned out great !!!!

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  54. Just signed up for the newsletter at Aurfill.

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  55. Love your Blog Keep up the great work

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  56. What a great idea, Jan, to have your followers visit others. I chose Sunshine Through the Rain and saw a gorgeous quilt made from Birch organic fabric. This is fun!

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  57. Congrats on your anniversary.!

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  58. I visited Cynthia Crane's blog!

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  59. your quilt is beautiful. i think using fabrics and clothing from friends and family always make a special quilt, that much more special. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  60. i already follow aurifil on facebook babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  61. Congrats on your first blogaversary!

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  62. i am already a happy follower of your blog via email. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  63. And I am a follower since the GYB party

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  64. Congrats on your blogoversary! Oooohh..... Aurifil. I've never used it and would love to give it a try! And I follow you on Bloglovin'!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  65. And I popped in to visit Maureen at Pursuit of Quilt, and Lyn at Just Granny's ;-)

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  66. Congratulations on your blogiversary! Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

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  67. I went over to Posie gets Cozy and said hi and checked out her cute blog.

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  68. I follow you by email. I know a lot of bloggers don't like to be followed that way but I love to read the entire blogs so easily.

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  69. I follow you on Bloglovin'. Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

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  70. Congratulations, your blog is wonderful.

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  71. Congratulations on your one year blogiversary! Yay! I really enjoy your blog and that was so great of Aurifil to sponsor you with such a great giveaway prize! :)

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  72. I follow Aurifil on Facebook and get their newsletter via email.

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  73. I follow you on Bloglovin'. :)

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  74. I shared your giveaway on my Daydreams of Quilts facebook page.

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  75. I follow your blog, I follow auriful on fb and newsletter, spreading on fb,

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  76. Your Scrappy Many Trips Around the World Quilt is beautiful!! Happy One Year Blogiversary!!!

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  77. What a great way to celebrate...Congratulations!

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  78. I get Aurifil Quilt Patchwork and Embroidery Threads newsletter.

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  79. Congratulations on your blogiversary!

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  80. I'm one of your 'old' followers via GFC :)

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  81. I follow Aurifil on Facebook and Bloglovin.

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  82. I follow Sew and Sow Farm on bloglovin.

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  83. Visited Cath's blog (http://cathquilts.blogspot.com) and am now following her. She does really beautiful work so thanks for encouraging everyone to visit your followers :)

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  84. Hello there Jan. This is exciting. I found your blog from the grow your blog party. And seeing that you're a southern lady, I added you to my bloglovin list. Today I visited loveelliquilts. And added her as well. I also Liked aurifil on Facebook. I hope you have a wonderful evening.

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  85. Found your post on the I've Been Hexed page. Would love some Aurifil thread!

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  86. I follow the Aurifil Facebook page.

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  87. Also shared on Facebook! Wheew, that was almost like work! :)

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  88. Happy Blogiversary! Looking forward to reading your blog for many years to come.

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  89. Congrats on your one year of blogging. I really enjoy reading it. Aurifil thread.is my favorite thread. In addition to all it's attributes that you mentioned, I love the sheen.

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  90. I "liked" Aurifil Quilt Patchwork and Embroidery Threads on Facebook..

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  91. I'm signed up for Aurifil's newsletter.

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  92. I chose to visit Erica's blog at http://sewprettystiches.blogspot.com/. She is a new blogger and she is a quilter, too. I decided to follow her blog.

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  93. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary. 112 posts is pretty amazing. Thanks for keeping it up and showing some amazing quilts.

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  94. I follow you on blog lovin. Relatively new with the grow your blog tour but old with this post :)

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  95. Congratulations on the one year anniversary of your blog. I've been a follower for some time and really have enjoyed it. Look forward to seeing what you post this next year.

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  96. Just hopped over to Deborah's blog, Simply Miss Luella and am following.

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  97. Congrats, Jan, on your blogiversery. Love your quilt. I have some very old scraps and need to do something like that.

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  98. Of course I follow. Love your projects. Us farm girls stick together...

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  99. Happy blogiversary - thanks for the chance to win.

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  100. I'm a follower of the Auribuzz blog. Thanks.

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  101. I already follow Aurifil on facebook and I receive the newsletter on email. Love em.

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  102. I'm a follower of your blog with Bloglovin'. Thanks again.

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  103. I have liked Aurofil on Facebook too.

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  104. Your quilt is amazing full of bright colors, you made a great job!

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  105. I already follow Aurifill on FB and now their blog too trough bloglovin'

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  106. And I already followed you thanks to bloglovin'

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  107. Here is my tweet
    https://mobile.twitter.com/MimmaEtta/status/436019567429554176?screen_name=MimmaEtta

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  108. I visited Easy Street Ramblings and decided to follow her too with bloglovin'

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  109. oh how fun and congrats on your blog anniversary

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  110. Congratulations on reaching this milestone, my first year anniversary is on the horizon. Like you I spent a deal of time reading and following before I plunged in and started a blog.

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  111. I have been a follower for some time now.

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  112. I am subscribed to the Aurifil newsletter, now I may just have to follow the blog.

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  113. I have popped in to visit LuAnn at Easy Crochet patterns and Denise Russell at Pieced Brain and as I am of an inquisitive nature will likely visit more.

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  114. When I write today's post I will shout out your 5 day giveaway.

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  115. good to see your quilt at last!! I am a follower but facebook, instagram etc are beyond me so just one go, maybe it will be lucky

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  116. I like your Scrappy Many Trips Around the World Quilt. I haven't made one on those yet, but I have made Bonnie's Trip Around The World. I'd love to win some AURIFIL Thread! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  117. I visited Padsworth over at Lily Pad Quilting and told them you sent me!

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  118. I've shared your post on my Facebook wall.

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  119. I follow Auribuzz on Bloglovin.

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  120. I love the way youve quilted this magnificent quilt!

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  121. ... and I receive the aurifil newsletter!

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  122. Ive followed the aurifil blog for a while too : )

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  123. Congrats on your blog anniversary. Your quilt is incredible. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  124. I follow Aurifil on Facebook.

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  125. Ii follow you via Bloglovin'.

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  126. I posted on Facebook about the giveaway.

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  127. I visited Paper Pieces and signed up for the newsletter.

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  128. Your scrappy trip is wonderful, I still need to make one of these myself. Thanks for a great giveaway. xx

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  129. I already follow Aurifil on Fb.

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  130. I visited Miss Lily at Back on the Wall - cross-stitcher!

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  131. I am a follower. Yeah Lucy Boston.

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  132. I already am a follower of Aurifil on Facebook.

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  133. Congrats on your year anniversary! I'm glad you finally decided to join us bloggers in writing and not just reading. It took me awhile to work up the nerve too :) Thanks for the fun giveaway.

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  134. Congratulations on your blogiversary :-) Love your scrappy quilt.

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  135. I like Aurifil on FB (Deborah Gunthorpe)

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  136. I visited Kristin's Quilts and Stuff, and am now following her blog :-)

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  137. Congratulations on your milestone! Your Scrappy Many Trips Around the World quilt is absolutely beautiful! Thanks.

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  138. I signed up for the Aurifill newsletter.

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  139. Congratulations Jan!
    I'd love to try some Aurifil thread!

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  140. I visited Claire at anotherdeepday - I'm now following her!

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  141. I love your scrappy quilt! Congratulations on your blog anniversary!!
    This is a great sponsor! I love your blog!

    Susie

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  142. I signed up for the aurifill newsletter!

    Susie

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  143. I love your quilt! Doesn't it feel good to use some of your families fabrics!

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  144. I already liked Aurifil on facebook.

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  145. I shared your blog, on my blog...lol
    http://mermonsterstravels.blogspot.com/

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  146. Congratulations on your first year of many! thriftstorecrafter@yahoo.com

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  147. I follow you on Bloglovin'. thriftstorecrafter@yahoo.com

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  148. Wow what a giveaway!! I follow through Bloglovin' :)

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  149. I follow Aurifil through FB, Twitter, the blog and don't we all have a crush on Mr Aurifil??

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  150. Comment 1 from me - but I did them in the wrong order!! ooppps
    Congratulations! This is a very generous giveaway and 5 whole days of giveaways - wow!! How cool is that!!

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  151. Beautiful thread colors. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  152. Following Auribuzz. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  153. Following you on bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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Hey yall!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Your words mean so much to me. Thank you for taking time to leave me a comment and if you have a blog, feel free to grab a tractor button from the sidebar and plow along with me! Ain't no tellin what we'll get in to.
xo jan