Monday, May 12, 2014

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!


NOTICE: This giveaway is now closed! Winners will be announced on Sunday May 18th 2014!
Good luck everyone!


Hey yall! Welcome to the farm! If this is your first time visiting us here, we'd like to invite you to have a look around. You'll find a little bit of everything here from baby chickens to Giant Churn Dash quilts. Things get quite busy around the farm this time of year. My latest passion has been a project I can haul around the farm with me, English Paper Piecing:

I tell ya these things are like Lay's Potato Chips. You can't make just one. This is my latest Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses block. I have just fallen in love with making these little jewels! So much fun! The beautiful thread you see up there is Aurifil Color # 2155 50wt 100%cotton. I love using this thread for hand piecing because it is thin yet very strong. And it just blends and sinks down into the fabric beautifully. My stitches have definitely improved since I started using Aurifil. And here is a tip for you: When hand sewing always thread your needle with the end of the thread that you are pulling off the spool. Knot the end that you are cutting off. Thread has a nap, just like fabric. I am amazed when I thread up a needle with Aurifil and pull it through some fabric and it just glides through and doesn't tangle or fray! It makes for a much more enjoyable sewing experience!

 Well, I guess yall are ready for the Sew Mama Sew giveaway!

Today's giveaway is being sponsored by the very generous folks at Aurifil! So if you have ever wanted to try this thread, now is the chance to win one of TWO giveaways!
Up first is a 10 spool box of Darlene Zimmerman's Collection for Aurifil. It is 50wt cotton thread in 10 of Darlene's yummy colors. There are 220 yards on each spool! Boy these are so pretty!


Secondly, Aurifil is generously offering a 10 spool box of Everyday Colors from Me and My Sister designs.
This is also 50wt cotton and 220 yds per spool!. And look at the yummy variegated spool in there.


Yall these are like Lay's Potato chips too! I want the whole dang collection!

 Now, you have FIVE FAT CHANCES TO WIN!

1. Leave me a comment letting me know which of these two collections you would prefer if you win!
2. Visit Aurifil 's facebook page - tell 'em jan at Sew and Sow Farm sent cha over to say hi! (optional 2nd entry)
3. Sew and Sow Farm followers NEW OR PREVIOUS get another chance - just let me know how you follow along with us. (optional 3rd entry)
4. Go and visit one of my followers. Yep, just go over there to my right sidebar and pick one or two or three of my Bloglovin or Google friend Connect followers and pay them a quick visit. Tell em I said hi! You will be so glad you did. There is alot of fun and inspiring things going on with these folks! Leave another comment letting me know who you visited! (optional 4th entry)
5. This is a new thing for me. Visit my new Facebook page! Yep, I have a new Facebook page for my new little company "Featherweight Quilt Company" ! If you like what cha see give me a good ole thumbs up! (optional 5th entry)

Yeehaw Yall!
 That's 5 chances to win! Enter once or enter all 5 times. It's up to you. Just have fun!
 It's kinda like a blog hop, giftaway,  hen party! All rolled up into one!
PLEASE be sure and leave a seperate comment for each entry. Also if you are a no-reply blogger, leave your email address in the comment so I can get ahold of ya!  Open to International entries also!
Now you have all week to get er done! This giftaway will close at 5pm EST on May 16th. The two winners will be announced on or around May 18th!

Now go out and have fun till the cows come home!

I gotta go find those Lay's Potato chips! have fun yall!
xo jan
 I almost forgot - Here is the link to visit the other fantabulous blogs participating in the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway 2014! Good luck Yall!


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  1. That is a really interesting tip about threading the needle from the end coming off the reel.....I never knew! I love the first selection of threads and ps.....I just love you EPP!
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  2. I follow you through your follow button on your blog and even though I do not always comment, I do love to read what is happening at Sew and Sow Farm! Love the cows today!
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  3. Thanks for a great giveaway. And I love the first package from Darlene Zimmerman.
    Have a great day

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  4. Oh my goodness - what a giveaway! I LOVE the Everyday Color - wow!! Nice and bright - just what I need in my life!!

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  5. I have been at Aurifil´s Facebook page. I am a follower there,

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  6. I have been a follower since long time ago to your lovely blog.

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  7. Yay I am a GFC follower. Happy GFuveaway Day/Week to you.

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love the everyday colors if I was lucky enough to win

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  9. Every day color by Me and My Sister!

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  10. Stopped by and said Hello to Freemotion by the River, one of your followers.

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  11. I love both sets but would go for th everyday colours if pushed

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  12. I liked your new Facebook page! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. I would love the Everyday colour bundle, I've never used Aurifill dying to try it.

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  14. Just liked your facebook page.

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  15. I love those threads! I would be delighted to win either one of those collections.

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  16. I follow you with bloglovin".

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  17. Love the Aurifil Everyday colours of thread!

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  18. I prefer the second one. I love your lady boston block. I hope to be able to buy the pattern one day

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  19. I already follow on bloglovin

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  20. Both thread sets are gorgeous but I would pick Everyday Colors because I really love the lime green.

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  21. I follow via GFC. Your block at the top of the post is amazing!

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  22. I would love to have either collection, but really like the everyday collection!

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  23. I'd LOVE to try some Aurifil thread! The tones of the 1st collection are more my taste but, variegated thread is also a favorite of mine. I'd be excited to win either beautiful collection. Thank you to you and Aurifil. ;->

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  24. I follow through Bloglovin! YAY!

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  25. I'm a big fan of Aurifil! If I get lucky, I'd like the Everyday Colors pack. I love seeing all the different sites on giveaway day!

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  26. either set is gorgeous of course....the preferred is the darlene zimmerman collection....beautiful and a great giveaway!

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  27. I wouldn't be picky should I be selected to win one of the beautiful Aurifil collections. I would be THRILLED with either one!

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  28. i visited raewyn and kelly higgins!

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  29. I'm following you on Blog lovin'

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  30. I recently made the change to Aurifil and it certainly has been a WOW moment. I have always threaded and knotted my thread the way you say and it does make such a difference when sewing, I love the sew and sow mix of threads, they make my creative juices flow
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  31. Just gave you a big thumbs up on your FB page!

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  32. Went to aurafil and told them you sent me

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  33. Just stoped by aurifils FB page and told 'em you said hi!

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  34. I like the Darlene Zimmerman collection.
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  35. I would like to win the Darlene Zimmerman collection

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  36. I said hi on Aurifl's FB page!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  37. Aurifil sent me to you from FB. I love the Darlene Zimmerman collection.. Off to like you on FB.

    suebennett1975@gmail.com

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  38. I love the everyday color collection! Thanks so much for the chance to win some beautiful thread! :0)

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  39. I think Darlene Z ones are fractionally more fun, although I would be happy with either splendid collection.

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  40. I guess if forced to pick if pick the Darlene Zimmerman collection - but would be thes to get either, lol

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  41. I dropped by Aurifil and told then you say "hey"

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  42. I like the brighter colors best (Me and MySister), but would probably use the first collection the most. So, either one is fine.

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  43. I went to Aurifil's FB page and commented on their post about this giveaway that you sent me over.

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  44. And I follow you on FB. BTW, your paper pieced blocks are gorgeous.

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  45. I checked out the new fb page :)

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  46. Follow Ellison lane, in color order, free motion by the river and several other blogs on bloglovin!

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  48. I think I like "Everyday Color" the best.

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  49. I don't know why I waited so long to try aurifil but I'm hooked now! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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  50. Both sets are beautiful, but if I could only have one, I would choose Everyday Colors.

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  51. I prefer Everyday Color. However, I love them both.

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  52. I just found your sight! Both collections of thread are yummy, but the Darlene Zimmerman collection is just beautiful.

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  53. LOL Jan, you always put a smile I on my face :) thanks for another great giveaway. I would be happy with either set :)

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  54. Have been over to aurifil facebook page and left an comment - is a follower.

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  55. Just found your blog from Aurifil on Facebook. Will be following you from now on.

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  56. I love both sets of Aurifil threads, I think I would prefer the everyday set. I follow you on bloglovin

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  57. I would love to win Everyday Color.

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  58. The Everyday Colors group is my choice. Thanks"

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  59. I would really like to win the Everyday Colors from Me and My Sister designs. Thanks for the chance :)

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  60. The colors of Aurifil are all beautiful. Flip a coin and I would be happy with either! They are all my favorite,lol.

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  61. Now I follow you through Bloglovin!

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  62. Oh Jan - I love seeing your paper piecing projects. I am so going to attempt it one day. The Darlene Zimmerman spools are just some of the best colours. Thankyou so much for the chance to enter!

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  63. I do like both, but would choose Everyday Colors! Thanks so much!

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  64. I am an Aurifil fan on FB too!

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  65. I prefer the Darlene Zimmerman collection.

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  66. I love both the collections, either would be lovely to win!

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  67. I visited Aurifil's FB page and commented!

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  68. Hello from a fellow farmers wife in the Uk! I don't know if this is open to me too, but if it is I would choose the everyday colours.

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  69. I'm a new follower via email

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  70. Gee which thread pack would I choose. They're both so pretty. Oh my gosh two many choices. I think, ... I think..., Darlene Zimmerman ' s collection.

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  71. I've just been to your new Facebook page and given you a like, looking forward to seeing lots of news from you there!

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  72. I also follow you on Pinterest and your blog!

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  73. I will give the thread tip a try later! (I tend to cut and thread whatever end is "there".)
    I follow you on FB & Aurifil, & Blog. Aurifil is the best for quilting. Love every color, but especially "everyday".

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  74. If I had to choose, it'd be the Darlene Zimmerman collection. They're all scrumptious though.

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  75. I've popped over to the Aurifil Facebook page and let them know that you had sent me over to say hi!

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  76. I would choose Darlene's thread collection. Thanks for the chance!

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  77. Love, love the Everyday color combo! I am also a follower on FB.
    Thanks! nettiecrain@live.com

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  78. I follow Aurifil on Facebook. Thanks.

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  79. I like the me and my sister collection.

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  80. I love the Everyday Color box. The variegated thread is beautiful.

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  81. I visited Aurifil's facebook page.

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  82. I would love to win the first collection .. beautiful colors!

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  83. I said Hi for ya on Aurifil's site.

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  84. Thumbs up to your new facebook page.

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  85. I like the package of Darlene Zimmerman's the best! :)

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  86. I would love to try either collection. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  87. I visited Paper Pieces and like it! :)

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  88. I follow your blog. Actually, I'm not sure if I'm an official "follower" but I have your blog in the "Blogs I read" section of my blog, for everyone else to see too!
    Does that count? :)

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  89. I like the everyday collection. The colors look like the colors I use more, but both sets are so pretty!

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  90. I love both of the thread sets and would be happy with either but my favourite is the first one by Darlene Zimmerman.

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  91. I have popped over the Aurifil on fab.

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  92. Thanks for the chance to win! I love the Everyday Colors Collection! What fun!

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  93. I follow you on Facebook too.

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  94. Everyday colors by Me And My Sister.

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  95. Darlene Zimmerman's thread is my choice.

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  96. Everyday Colors from Me and My Sisters would be my favorite! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  97. Never tried this thread. Think I would like the Everyday collection..

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  98. Surprise me with a collection. Your English paper piecing is beautiful. I enjoy the fussy cut centers...............Joy

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  99. Love the blog! Especially seeing all the Lucy Boston blocks! I love Aurifil thread and use it for all my sewing. I would love to try the Darlene Zimmerman collection! I get email notification of your new blog posts.

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  100. Everyday Color because it is so bright and cheerful!

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  101. I "Liked" your Facebook page!

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  102. I prefer the Everyday Color, but would be thrilled to win either set. Thanks for a chance.

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  103. I joined your site as a follower!, dropped by Aurifil and left them a note, visited Crow Calling Woman and tried to leave her a comment on her blog, but blogger timed out and I couldn't but I did enjoy visiting her blog and reading!

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  104. I love the Nancy Zimmerman colors!

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  105. Both threads are lovely but if I had to choose I'd pick the thread in the top photo.

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  106. I would pick the Everyday Colors by Me and My Sister - gorgeous!

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  107. I'm now following your blog. That EPP block made me gasp out loud, it's so beautiful!

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  108. I love the everyday color bundle. Also I just started following you via feedly and on Facebook. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  109. both collections are beautiful, I guess if I had to choose it would be Me and my sister

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  110. both thread sets are awesome. But I think I would use the top one the most. Thanks for a chance.

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  111. I let Aurifuls Thread FB know that you sent me

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  112. I lean towards Everyday colors but they are both cool and who doesn't love Aurifil?

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  113. I went and said HI to Plum and June and Fabric Mutt was also at Maureen Cracknell Handmade but forgot to say HI

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  114. Beautiful threads! Either collection would be great, but I'd choose Me and My Sister's first. Thanks so much!

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  115. I follow through GFC. Thanks!

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  116. I prefer Darlene Zimmermans collection but Aurifil thread in any color is a good thing :D

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  117. 5 chances, 2 choices - that's a great give-away! I love'n the Darlene Zimmerman collection! Lovely EPP too!

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  118. I would choose the Me and My Sister collection. I love Aurifil thread.

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  119. LOL I found you through Aurifil's FB page and now you send me back to them for a 2nd chance to win! Did and done! Still love'n that Darlene Zimmerman collection!

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  120. I love the colors in the Darlene Zimmerman collection. I love experimenting with color, so either would work for me. Thank you for this giveaway chance as I've never used Aurifil thread. I've been using up all the embroidery threads my husband gave me when his machine stopped working.

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  121. I think I would get more use out of the Darlene Zimmerman collection. Thank you for the chance!

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  122. I now follow you on Facebook

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  123. ☺Following you by email. Say! I'd love to win either collection, I love Aurifil Hubby bought a collection for me for my birthday back in March and I'm a new convert!

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  124. I posted HI on Aurfil's facebook page

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  125. I would love to win the Me & My sister's thread - thanks so much for change to win!!!

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  126. I would love either prize and I have posted on facebook.

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  127. I love Darlene Zimmerman's collection. Beautiful colors!

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  128. I love the Me and My Sister collection - I love bright colors! Thanks for the give away!

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  129. I left a comment on Aurifil's Facebook page.

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  130. I'm an Everyday Colors kind of gal. Thanks!

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  131. I am a new follower on Bloglovin'.

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  132. I like the Darlene Zimmerman collection.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  133. I follow you on bloglovin'.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  134. Following you on FB for a lovely chance to win! thank you!

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  135. I just popped over to Ana Maria for a visit and left a message. Hope to win a lovely collection of Aurifil!

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  136. Choosing is very difficult I guess I would say Everyday Colors.

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  137. Wow it's hard to choose because I would be happy to win either. I perhaps like the first set a tiny teeny weeny bit more. But only just and because you said to choose!

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  138. I would love to win the Darlene Zimmerman collection! Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  139. I went over to Aurifil's FB page and said "Hi!"

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  140. I like your new faceboook page!

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  141. Those everyday colors are just fantastic! I'd love to win. I'm an EPP addict too- the potato chip analogy is perfect...

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  142. I love the Darlene Zimmerman set!

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  143. I love that block. How beautiful.

    Do you know needles also have a right and wrong side. If you notice it is more difficult to thread the needle from one direction then the other. It is the way they are stamped out I guess. Try it, it is true.

    Started to follow you. Visited a follower, tweeted and g+ also.

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  144. so nice to find this site -

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  145. I would love to win set #2.

    storybookfelts at gmail dot com

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  146. I am in love with the Everyday Colors from Me and My Sister designs.

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  147. I follow along with you all!

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  148. I'd prefer the Everyday Colors but would be thrilled to have either one.
    thanks!

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  149. Like the new facebook page! I'm following #78!!

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  150. Both collections are "sew" yummy, but if I had to choose just one, it would be Darlene Zimmerman's. Thanks for the chance to win!

    my nana maree @ yahoo . com

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  151. Both of those collections are awesome, but I LOVE Everyday Color. Thanks!

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  152. I sent a message to Kelly Higgins on Googleconnect.

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  153. I would love the everyday collection.

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  154. I'd like to win the cows - oh, guess they weren't an option. OK then. Second choice would be the 10 spool box of Everyday Colors from Me and My Sister designs.

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  155. I love both--but would probably use the Darlene Zimmerman threads a bit more. Thanks!

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  156. I'd love either but the Everyday Colors are so lovely. Thanks.

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  157. I commented (and follow) the Aurifil FB page!

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  158. I am a previous follow via feedly.

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