Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Have a Cow why don't cha and Giveaways!

EDIT: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED> THANK YOU FOR ENTERING> WINNERS ANNOUNCED TUESDAY SEPT 30th 2014. 

Hey yall! Happy Autumn !
   Well, yall may as well grab a chair and a cup of tea because this is going to take a minute. But there will be cuteness overload  I promise and some giveaways to boot!

Photo Courtesy of Mary Jane Butters Milk Cow Kitchen
Awwwww!! Cute!!!!!!!! Told ya!
   Yall, I was so excited last month when I received a copy of Mary Jane Butters latest book "Milk Cow Kitchen to review and giveaway to one of my readers!

"Milk Cow Kitchen" by Mary Jane Butters

  Mary Jane wants us to have a backyard milk cow and she shows us how in her 5th book "Milk Cow Kitchen!
Photo courtesy of MJB Milk Cow Kitchen
In her 400 page book, MaryJane starts off with teaching us about the differences between store bought milk and homegrown milk. The meanings of all the different milks offered in our Supermarkets like Skim, 1% Low Fat, 2% Reduced Fat, Whole Milk. Cream Line, Buttermilk, Old Fashioned Buttermilk and Organic! And how those differences affect the recipes offered in the book.

Photo courtesy of "Milk Cow Kitchen"
Oh and recipes? How about Sweet Cream Butter, Cultured Butter, Flavored Butters, Cultured Buttermilk, Cultured Sour Cream, Cultured Plain Yogurt, Cultured Greek Yogurt, Cultured Kefir? Then we get into the cheeses. Soft Cheese,Cream Cheese,Cottage Cheese,Mozarella, Monterey Jack,Cheddar, Colby-Jack, Feta, Manchego, Gruyere,Swiss, Parmesan, Asiago, Blue Cheese and Brie! There are lists of all the equipment needed and each recipe tells you which type (s) of milk works best. Thermized, pasteurized or raw! There is a description of each cheese presented and step by step instructions with photos.
Photo courtesy of MJB Milk Cow Kitchen
I have never seen a more thorough collection of recipes.
Photo Courtesy of MJB Milk Cow Kitchen
Then we get into the recipes that utilize these cheeses such as Creamy Garlic Breakfast potatoes,French Toast casserole,Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwiches,Eggplant Parmesan,Salad dressings,Buttermilk Biscuits,Kitchen Gravy, Pastors Pie, Four Cheese Macaroni and many many more! Geez I'm starvin" :)
Then she teaches us how to make Ice Cream, cookies and Ginger Snaps! And thats just the first 200 pages of the book! The next 200 pages are dedicated to how to buy a good quality cow, why it is so important to keep good breeding records, how to care for your cow, how to milk the different size cows, yes cows come in different sizes. Full size, mid size, mini and micro! lol!
  The differences in feed, how to get rid of pests, how to build shelters, vet care, dehorning, ear tagging, and companionship. Now we get into the business side of this adventure!  Do you want to sell your extra milk? The legalities of selling raw milk. Zoning laws. Home decor and if that ain't enough, she rounds it all off with how to braid your hair like a milk maid!
Courtesy of MJB Milk Cow Kitchen
No, I wasn't kiddin! There is a section just for Milkmaid Fashion!
  Yall I have to tell you, this book is the first book that I have ever seen that actually tells you step by step how to "Have a Cow"! Whether it is in your backyard or on the farm. Now, we have around 80 cows at the moment. But I have shied away from keeping a milk cow because it is just my hubby and I at home. That was before I found out about Mini -jerseys! They give 1 -2 qts of milk a day! I think I could handle that amount of milk! And a mini! Sweeeet! So, I guess I know what is going on my Christmas wish list!  My very own copy of Milk Cow Kitchen" and a Mini Jersey!
   Now, if being an author and organic farmer isn't enough to keep MaryJane busy, she is also a fabric designer. Her past collections of Glamping and Bee My Honey were so adorable! She has a new line to go along with her book Milk Cow Kitchen and the Fat Quarter Shop was kind enough to send me a little to play with and some to giveaway!
I fell in love with the cutesy cows on that butter yellow background. I knew right away that I wanted to make a table runner for my big table and to use on my sideboard.
I used a charm pack and my tumbler template. Those tumblers remind me of an old fashioned milk jug!

I bordered it with Moda Essential Dots in Mocha ( think Chocolate milk!) and Crazy Girls in Butter!
I took it outside to see what my babies thought about it.



I think Clover approves!
I added a little grass to the lower forty for those pretty girls on the back!
I used a super yummy Aurifil 2105 for the quilting and Aurifil 2372 for hand stitching the binding. I love to hand stitch binding! I think it just gives a very pretty finish!
I stitched in the ditch around the borders and did a simple meandering in the center. I love these cows!

I made a couple of tumbling coasters with the extra charms, insul-brite and flannel.

Yall, this project has been so fun. My mother in law used to have a milk cow. She had 8 children at home. I can definitely see the benefits of having a source of good nutritional milk right outside your back door. We have several full size Jerseys but I don't milk them. We would never use that much milk. But I would love a mini Jersey!
  Now I promised some giveaways. So let's see what we have:

First we have Mary Jane Butters new book Milk Cow Kitchen. Thank you folks at Mary Janes Farm for sending this incredible book for me to pass on to one of my readers.


Next we have a charm pack of Mary Janes newest fabric line Milk Cow Kitchen. Thank you Fat Quarter Shop for offering a charm pack to one of my readers so they can make their very own project!

And finally we have a 10 spool set of Mark Lapinskis "I Can Fly" Aurifil 50 wt thread collection! Thank you Aurifil for offering this collection for one of my readers!

Woohoo! THREE great giftaways! So how do you go about winning one of these prizes?

You have up to 7 chances to win! Enter once or all 7 times!

1. Leave a comment below. I would love to know if you do any type of  hand stitching?AND which gift you prefer if you win!( first entry)
2. Drop by MaryJanes  Facebook page and tell her Jan from Sew and Sow Farm said hello and what you think about her book! (optional 2nd entry) Let me know that you did.
3. Follow the Fat Quarter Shop blog "The Jolly Jabber"like their Facebook pageor check out their You Tube channel! ( yes they have their own channel.Leave me a comment letting me know which you have done.( Optional 3rd entry)
4. Drop by Aurifil's facebook page and tell them Jan from Sew and Sow Farm said hello and if you have tried Aurifil thread! Or sign up for their newsletter Auribuzz!(optional 4th entry) Let me know which you have done.
5.Sew and Sow Farm followers New or Old get another entry! (optional 5th entry) Leave me a comment letting me know that you do. 
6. Help spread the word through facebook, twitter, pinterest, instagram or your blog! Leave me a comment letting me know how you shared ( Optional 6th entry!)
7. Visit one of my followers from the sidebar and let them know that Jan from Sew and Sow Farm sent you! Let me know who you visited.( optional 7th entry)
What?  Yall, 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 as everyone else is) 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 7th 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 7 possible entries! Enter now through Sunday September 28th 2014! Winners will be picked at Random.org and I will announce the winners next week! 

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

Yall, this has been so much fun! Thank you so much to our sponsors that make this all possible! Have fun everybody! And Good luck! 
Thanks for stopping by! 
I gotta go drink me a big glass of Chocolate Milk!
xo jan

350 comments :

  1. Hey Jan...I've never tried tge aurifil, I do both machine and lovely handstiching!

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  2. I hand bind my quilts! I'd love any one of the three...but I think the book would be fun.

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  3. I do counted cross stitch and right now I am hand quilting a quilt! I would love the book!

    Jenny in Florida

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  4. I used to do cross-stitching, but due to arthritis, I only machine quilt.

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  5. I dropped by Mary Jane's fb page & left a comment.

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  6. I follow Sew and Sow Farm on Bloglovin' and I enjoy your posts! Reminds me of summers at my Grandma's farm :)

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  7. (and I pinned the pic of your adorable table runner starring Clover, couldn't resist!)

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  8. I still do some counted cross stitch ornaments but that's about it for these old hands.

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  9. I follow Sew and Sow Farm on Bloglovin'

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  10. I visited Paper Pieces and signed up for their newsletter.

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  11. Jan, I prefer hand stitching but oftentimes I have to use the machine

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  12. I already follow the Fqs through email, newsletter and blog

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  13. I already receive the Auribuzz

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  14. I already follow you in bloglovin

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  15. That looks like a fantastic book!! I've been wanting a milk cow, but my dh and I go back and forth between a cow and goats, and still haven't gotten either. lol. You do know that you can 'share' with the calves, right? If you want to, you can only milk one of your cows like..once a day or every few days, and let the calves have the rest :) That way you get fresh milk, but not an over abundance.

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  16. And I'm a follower, thanks for the great giveaways!

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  17. First of all, I love your little runner....really cute! I enjoy hand sewing....not hand quilting, but cross stitch and embroidery. Love the thread and the charm pack...and of course, the book looks great too....thanks so much!

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  18. I follow Jolly Jabber already. Thanks so much!

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  19. And I'm one of your followers too! Thanks!

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  20. I hand stitch my bindings, but that's about it. Love the charms, then the thread. Thanks for the chance.

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  21. How cute is your table runner !! Cute fabric ! I hand quilt, but not much. Cross stitch and do some embroidery.

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  22. I'm an Aurifill/Auribuzz girl all the way ! Best thread ever made,.

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  23. Oh my dear friend Jan -- Do you know you make me laugh and cry at the same time? Gosh I love ya girl. This post is the most amazing of all posts. From the book review, to the beautiful image of Clover, to your precious quilt and your amazing and witty content -- I just have to reach out and hug you! You made my day... thank you! I hand stitch my bindings too -- and needle turn applique and some hand quilting (although not much). I have yet to make a Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses block ;) Have a precious day my friend -- you made mine!

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  24. Jan, thank you so much for the cuteness...your blog is always a great blog, today primo cute!
    I do hand embroider some feed sack towels every now and then using that wooden hoop passed down from my mother.
    I"d love the Milk Cow Kitchen book for the fashion chapter:

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  25. I follow FQS on all of those! love them

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  26. I love that print but I think I love the thread more, and I am overflowing in books. I do very little hand stitching and I don't know why. I really like it!

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  27. Stopped by Fat Quarter Shop's You Tube page many times and today too.
    The Coffee Koozie is super easy, it also keeps your mitts warm when wrapped around a cold glass of milk:)

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  28. Dropped by Aurifil's FB Page. Wow one of my fave fabric artist Pat Bravo, has a thread collection. I love any 40 or 50 wt Aurifil for machine and hand stitching. So pure.

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  29. Jan I already follow you on Bloglovin. THanks for you constant humor and inspiration. It keeps me quilting, calm and loving nature and our farm animals.

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  30. Jan, I spread the word via my FB page.

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  31. Followed Linda Druce on Bloglovin.
    SHe likes the organizer bags/pouches like me...and making comfort quilts, etc.
    THanks Jan for inspiring ME today. It's raining here and I needed your kindness and humor.
    So coffee cake is in the oven and I'm hand embroidering those feed sack towels:)

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  32. I am not on facebook, but I do follow your blog and have read/subscribed MJ Farm Magazine through the years. The quality of her publications is fabulous. Would love a copy of the book for my very own.
    Thank you for the chance:)

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  33. A calf in a cowl, too sweet! What a wonderful giveaway. I've got 3 boys that go through milk like a hot knife through butter, I wish I could have a cow and a few chickens would be a definite bonus!
    I love to cross stitch and am in the midst of a swap hop. I'd really like the thread, since you can never have too much thread ;)
    Thank you for the chance.

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  34. I tweeted https://twitter.com/CarolynRoss3/status/514781557320867840

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  35. You did it again. Thos sweet little cows are adorable. Love the table rummer. Great way to use a charm pack. Sounds like you are talking about a t-shirt, when you talked about the Mini Jersey :)
    If I could win, it would probably be charm pack or thread. I don't think the association where we live would appreciate a cow in my back yard. It would bring memories back to my husband, but I don't think that would count! Have a super great day, and hope you are feeling better.

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  36. Lately the only hand stitching I do is binding my quilts. I have embroidered it the past. I would love to win the Aurifil thread so I can give it a try, or the charm pack.

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  37. I follow the Fat Quarter Shop blog and like their FB page.

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  38. I already get the Auribuzz newsletter.

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  39. I have been following your blog with bloglovin.

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  40. I do hexies, all sizes, but mostly really small. I'd like to win the thread, great. Thanks for this giveaway.

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  42. Would love the thread, never used it. Making 5 quilts all hand pieced..

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  43. Shared with fb... again would love to try thread....

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  44. I love those cows! I also love to hand stitch. One of my biggest projects was hand quilting a king sized bed quilt. Any of the prizes would be fantastic, but I would love to win the thread pack. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.
    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  45. I follow Jolly Jabber on Bloglovin. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  46. I receive the Auribuzz newsletter. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  47. I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  48. HELLO, I do some Hand Quilting>mostly machine; a lot of cross stitch and redwork embroidery too! Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  49. RECEIVING AURIBUZZ NEWSLETTER!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  50. FOLLOW YOU ON BLOG LOVIN' !

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  51. FOLLOW FQS ON FB

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  52. SHARED GIVEAWAY:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/187110559493323251/

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  53. Comment on your blog and follow you by email. I love to hand stitch - bindings, hexies, embroidery since I was little, etc. I would love to win the charm pack or the thread. We live on a farm also but no milk cows. :)
    sheila.fernkopf@gmail.com

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  54. Such a fun post and giveaway/s! Isn't that faabric range so cute?! I love to do handwork as well as machine work, stitcheries, hand applique and englich paper piecing. Never enough hours in the day! I would appreciate winning any of the prizes, if you are ok about posting overseas!

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  55. And I follow you via blogger, bloglovin and fb!!

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  56. Cuteness Overload is a total understatement--that calf in a sweater in the first picture-->It doesn't get any cuter than that! I got exhausted reading your review of everything that is covered in Mary Jane's Book. Love your table runner by the way!

    My hand-stitching usually consists of sewing the binding on completed quilts---I love the process and the satisfaction of it finally being finished after I get the binding on.

    I'd love any of the prizes available--but I'd have to say I have my eye on that charm pack--I love the brown cows on the yellow background! Thanks for sharing!

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  57. And of course I follow you on Bloglovin!

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  58. I do EPP. I would love the thread. I have read a lot about Aurifil but never used it..

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  59. I posted comments--and I dont see mine ;-( I thought I would have been about number 77

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    1. This one is showing. If you are trying to enter more than one, then I guess just try it again. Thank you xo jan

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  60. OK trying again--what I had said was that I follow you everywhere I possibly can...facebook, blog, etsy, ---and in groups at facebook.. and I love AURIFIL threads--I do much of my hand stitching with it... let's see...what else did I type--OH, I dont know how you get done everything that you do and such a wonderful blog post, too! Thanks for all the inspiration, too!!!!!

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  61. I am on the FB Hexies pages doing 1/2 inch 3/4 and POTC..and have got the 1 inch punch and salt and pepper fabric to start it too..... 4 things at once...CRAZY !!!

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  62. I love to hand stitch, I do EPP, hand sewing and cross stitch. I would love to win the Aurifil thread, but any of the gifts would be nice.

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  64. hand stitching. is my favorite.hand sewing EPP .We also have a milk cow Penny

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  65. I follow sew and sow farm blog love it

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  66. I would love the charm pack as I have never bought any charm packs yet so that would be fun to get. But then again the book would be a fun read and I've never used Aurifil thread. How's that for commitment? I've done hand embroidery and plan on a hand sewn grandmother's flower garden quilt. kthurn@bektel.com

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  67. I have that very charm pack!! I would like the thread to sew my charm pack:)

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  68. I love your messages and enjoy hearing all about your different interests, I love the charm pack and have made many quilts with them. I too hand sew my binding down... Also do Red work and embroider Tea Towels... Enjoy your Jersey

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  69. I've been trying to learn some embroidery but I've done a little better at EPP so far. I would definitely love the book! I would love to see all of those recipes! Thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  70. Love the cow with it's sweater on, very cute. I really enjoy doing stitcheries, very calming after a busy day. I would love the book, but all the giveaways look great. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  71. I also follow by email. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  72. MOO. :-) I don't do much in the way of hand stitching but I do enjoy it. I'd love to win the thread.

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  73. At last count I have 5 WIPs in hand stitching, yep I'm a hand-stitching lover. I would love to win the Aurifil thread, it's amazing thread. I already like follow Aurifil and fat quarter shop on facebook,blogs,Pinterest .

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  74. I have never been able to try Aurifil thread, that would be cool. I do a little hand-stiching but I prefer machine quilting.

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  75. Liked and posted on Mary Janes FB page.

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  76. I follow Jollys Jabber on Fb, email and her youtube channel.

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  77. Said "Hello" to Aurifil and am already a fan of their page.

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  78. I would love to win the thread-Aurifil is my favorite thread! I use it for piecing, basting hexagons and long arm quilting. Thanks for the giveaways!

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  79. I'm doing a few EPP projects, and Sashiko stitching. Any prize would be wonderful.

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  80. I follow the Jolly Jabber and Fat Quarter Shop on Facebook.

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  81. I liked Mary Janes Facebook page and told her Jan from Sow and Sew Farm said hello!

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  82. I follow your blog via email, and on facebook.

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  83. Love mixing hand embroidery in my quilts, I think it adds a personal touch to them. I follow your blog and the FQS. You both offer helpful information.

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  84. I do a little hand stitching and it is when I make hexies. I would really be able to use the thread. Thank you.

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  85. I just left MaryJane a message on Facebook, she has a great FB page.

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  86. Hi Jan! I try to avoid all hand stitching due to a tremor in one hand. I think YOU need to keep the book since you are on a farm. However, the recipes do look very interesting. Hmmmm...the charm pack is great but the thread is my favorite! Hope to see you again soon.

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  87. I try to visit Fat Quarter Shop's YouTube channel once a week to check out projects. And I do follow their blog.

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  88. I do hand stitching when I have the time, lately, it hasn't happened! I would love to win the book, because my daughter and I are buying a small farm and I want to get a milk cow. The book would help immensely!

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  89. I signed up for Aurifil's newsletter months ago.

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  90. I am one of your followers via Bloglovin'

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  91. I visited karensquiltscrowscardinals and left a message.

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  92. I'm doing lots of hand appliqué on some wooly projects. I would love to win the book (love Mary Jane!) but the fabric and awesome Aurifil thread are great too. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  93. I follow Fat Quarter Shop in every way possible--lol!

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  94. I embroider, cross stitch, and do English paper piecing! I would love that Aurifill set!

    rebecca at hugsarefun dot com

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  95. I follow the Fat Quarter Shop on Facebook.

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  96. I visited and liked Aurifil on FB, left them a message on how much I love their thread

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  97. I follow FQ shop too, love quality fabric, fabric snob I guess you might say, lol

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  98. I follow you, your cows, your chickens, and your fabulous sewing!

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  99. I have been working on a redwork project. I would love to win the charm pack.

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  100. I would love to try the Aurifil. I also love reading your post. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  101. I Follow the Fat Quarter Shop blog "The Jolly Jabber", I like their Facebook page, and I watch their You Tube channel.

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  102. Adorable photos and especially with the peeking cow... Too sweet! I quilt and hand quilt all y projects, although it takes forever, it is worth it!

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    1. Oops,bi forgot to say that I would love to win the Charm pack because I love this fabric!!!

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  103. I follow Sew and Sow Farm via Bloglovin'!!

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  104. Yes I do hand stitching. I'm forever working on hexagons! Love it

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  105. What a gorgeous prize! I follow you via bloglovin. Thank you! I think my daughter in law would love that book

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  106. I sent a message to Ladybug1938... Hope she returns a message!!

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  107. Jan, I am hand stitching (not EPP) 1" finished hexagons into a queen Grandmother's Flower quilt. My first choice is the book, the book, the book. My grandmother always plaited her waist length fine white hair like looked like that as the finished product. I'd love to display the book beside my bottles (in the carrier) from the dairy farm where I was raised. Thanks for the trip down memory lane and the great giveaways. Oh, yeah, I'd still take my milk raw any day. Oh, I can practically taste it.

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  108. I already liked The Jolly Jabber on Facebook.

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  109. Mary Jane has been put on notice that you said "HOWDY!"

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  110. Aurifil just received a big HOWDY from you via me. I also thanked them for my win of Aurifil at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England.

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  111. My favorite hand-stitching is smocking and I would love to have the charm pack! Thank you!

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  112. I follow you by e-mail and enjoy every post!

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  113. I pinned the giveaway and your sweet quilt.

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  114. I've liked the Fat Quarter shop on facebook for a long time!

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  115. I visited Aurofil's fb page and left a comment. Such gorgeous thread!

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  116. Hi - I visited Aurifil Facebook page and told them that you sent me - and yes I love AUriful Thread.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  117. Hi _ I have signed up for your newsletter and look forward to getting it.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  118. I visited Sewing CHic from your side Bar and had a look around - I found the quilt she made for her daughter "Color Dive" and it is awesome. I told her that you sent me over there! Glad I went.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  119. I always hand sew the binding on my quilts , but apart from that I LOVE hand quilting however since time is always short I rarely get the chance - I always LOVE embroidery as well - hand embroidery that is. I hand sew the hems on clothes I make for my grandchildren too.
    If I win a prize I really really like the fabric - I am collecting fabrics for an Eye Spy Quilt for my grandchildren and the cows would be awesome!
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  120. I liked Mary Jane Butters Facebook page but could not see how to leave a message there - but her book looks extremely interesting and I love her organic ethic.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  121. I already liked Fat Quarter Shop FB page and I have just signed up for Jolly Jabber blog - it looks great.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  122. I spread the word about this fab giveaway through Pinterest - love Pinterest!
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  123. What a great book. I love the sound of the recipes. I do lots of hand stitching including needle turn applique, raw edge applique, patchwork stitcheries and cross stitch. I use aurefil threads regularly and love them. All the prizes are wonderful so I can't pick a favourite. Thank you for this opportunity

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  124. I have happily signed up and become a follower of your blog.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  125. I follow Sew and Sow farms on Bloglovin. I grew up on a farm myself. kthurn@bektel.com

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  126. I visited Zenia from Quilted Passion and said hi. She sure has some nice looking quilts she's been working on. kthurn@bektel.com

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  127. I emailed your website and contest info to my daughter so she could enter too. kthurn@bektel.com

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  128. I already follow the Fat Quarter Shop, get their newsletter, subscribe and watch their You Tube channel (can't wait for Kimberly to answer my question on the next Q&A session), and liked their Facebook page. kthurn@bektel.com

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  129. I signed up to get Auribuzz. kthurn@bektel.com

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  130. Hi Jan, Your photos are a feast for the eyes! I love all kinds of crafts. I hand embroider, knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt, etc. I find hand stitching soothing. I recently made a "small" tumbler tablerunner from repro vintage fabric. Yours is awesome. All the gifts are high quality. I love Aurifil since the first time I used it a few years ago. The book looks like one you would revisit over and over. If I don't win the charm pack, I'll have to order some- love the cows too & the milk bottle top one. Thanks for sharing those photos.

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  131. Hi ya Jan.....I just visited MaryJanesFarm on FB and told her you sent me to tell her hello and that I think her book looks fantastic and awesome!

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  132. I have watched numerous FQ Shop You Tube (I love You Tube tutorials) and already liked them on FB but hadn't signed up to receive the Jolly Jabber so now I will get that via e-mail.

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  133. Hi Jan, just visited Aurifil's FB page to tell them you sent me and how I love their thread. It's texture is a delight to work with.

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  134. I'm a rather new follower. Glad I found you recently and I enjoy going through your past blogs.

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  135. Shared your blog site on FB for my quilting friends. Also posted your Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses on Pinterest and shared it with a friend.

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  136. Oh Id love a backyard cow and chooks too!!
    Adorable calf in a jumper on the cover and also loved the cat drinking milk piccy too lol
    Im a happily following alonger already : )

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  137. Yes, I hand applique wool pieces. If I were lucky enough to win I would be practical and pick the thread.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  138. I follow the Jolly Jabber on FB as Kathy Newsom Davis.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  139. I dropped by Auriful's FB page and told them you said Hello. I have never used Auriful thread before.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  140. I follow Sew and Sow Farm on Bloglovin.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  141. I do some handstitching, in fact, I'm piecing a quilt by hand right now. I would love the aurifil thread.

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  142. I follow your blog via bloglovin'.

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  143. The book sounds fascinating, but living in the city means I can't have a cow of any size.

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  144. I follow the Jolly Jabber blog via email.

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  145. I just learned to machine quilt so those prizes would be great! I have a very dear friend who I wold love to share the book with! And cook up some them recipes!

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  146. Hi my first choice would be the thread.

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  147. Mary Jane Butters is amazing! I would love to get her book. I also live on a farm, but I can't get half the stuff done that she does… and she also designs fabric!!
    For so long, I hand pieced and quilted baby quilts - and have just recently begun doing it by machine, so I'm not doing much hand stitching these days… maybe as the days get shorter and there's more time inside!

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  148. I mostly machine stitch but just did a smock a long and found a new love. I would be thrilled to have a copy of Milk Cow Kitchen as I also love to cook.

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  149. Whoops! I wrote my comment on your post from the 21st. It sort of applies to that one too. Anyway, I'll try again. Yes, I do hand stitching on EPP hexagons as well as some hand quilting, embroidery and cross stitch. The prize I would prefer to win is the thread but they are all great.

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  150. I follow Fat Quarter Shop everywhere including their blog, Facebook and YouTube. Plus I receive their newsletter.

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  151. I follow Aurifil and receive their Auribuzz newsletter.

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  152. I follow Sew and Sow Farm on Bloglovin and Featherweight Quilt Company on Facebook.

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  153. I do some embroidery, cross stitch & just started doing EPP. I'd like to win any of your prizes. The jersey cow reminds me so much of my deceased aunt & uncle who raised Jersey cows on their small farm. sewmissmouse@yahoo.ca

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  154. I follow Fat Quarter Shop on Twitter. sewmissmouse@yahoo.ca

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  155. I follow Aurifil on Twitter. sewmissmouse@yahoo.ca

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  156. WOW - what a mooooving book! I would love it....followed closely by the thread which sadly i really need!

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  157. I posted a note on Mary Jane's facebook page and now will check out her website.

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  158. I enjoyed visiting Nettie Bee's blog New At This! Thanks, Jan!

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  159. Wow! Awesome giveaway. I like to do embroidery. But one of these days I am going to hand quilt one of my quilts! The thread is amazing!

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